Spokespeople promotes the art of storytelling by producing live community events across the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the podcast of stories told at those events.
info_outline 088: When you want to be into BDSM but you're black and it's too soon... 04/05/2017
088: When you want to be into BDSM but you're black and it's too soon... The marvelous Luna Malbroux brings us a tale of sex, love and avoiding being haunted by Harriet Tubman's ghost!
info_outline 087: Stopped Short 12/05/2016
087: Stopped Short Lacking quarters and crucial bits of information about rural New Hampshire, a city girl ventures north via Amtrak in the era before cell phones. Today's storyteller regaled our live audience with this tale at the July 2015 show, "On the Road." About the Storyteller Tatiana Uschakow is from New York, walks everywhere, and is still much more equipped to deal with sewer alligators and subway rats than the beautiful California wildlife.
info_outline 086 - Depends What You're Wearing 08/31/2016
086 - Depends What You're Wearing A fortuitous concert and an inconvenient illness led a man and some diapers to live nappily ever after. This story was told live at our April 2015 show, "Smoke & Mirrors." About the Storyteller Lance Eason grew up in Redwood City, which is about 30 miles geographically and 100 light years philosophically from his current and true spiritual home of San Francisco.
info_outline 084 - It Takes a Thief to Catch a Fairy 01/06/2016
084 - It Takes a Thief to Catch a Fairy Santa Claus brings presents. The Easter Bunny hides eggs. The Tooth Fairy steals big wheels, right? Danny Nolan recounted the Tooth Fairy’s dark side in this story told live at our April 2015 show, "Smoke and Mirrors."
info_outline 081 - The Happy Camper 09/19/2015
081 - The Happy Camper Today’s storyteller loves summer camp, but not so much the other campers. Discover how this polar-bear-documentary-loving, magic-card-playing, California native learned to open up to others on the last day of summer camp. This story comes from our April 2015 show, Smoke & Mirrors.
info_outline 080 - The Towpath of Least Resistance 08/06/2015
080 - The Towpath of Least Resistance Today’s storyteller goes the extra mile. Actually he goes an extra 62 miles, guided by the legacy of former Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and the hip-swiveling tunes of Miley Cyrus. This story was told live at our July 2014 show, "Slippery When Wet."
info_outline 079 - A Spokespeople Threesome 07/14/2015
079 - A Spokespeople Threesome Cupid’s arrow strikes again and again and again! Three Spokespeople stories in one podcast, you ask? Yes! This week, we bring you tales of dating a man with a Roger Rabbit room, a movie date gone awry, and one love-inspiring poster.
info_outline 075 - A Christmas Stalking 04/02/2015
075 - A Christmas Stalking It was the best of parking spaces, it was the worst of parking spaces. To obtain quick BART access, this storyteller got both a citation from the City of Oakland and an address for her holiday card list. Wisdom or foolishness?
info_outline 073 - Cupid, Refresh Your Browser 02/11/2015
073 - Cupid, Refresh Your Browser Having instant access to the full biography of every prospective object of your affection: blessing or curse? Today's storyteller remembers her days wielding the double-edged sword of the internet search engine through the battlefield of love in this story.
info_outline 071 - A Little Ribbing Never Hurt Anyone 01/08/2015
071 - A Little Ribbing Never Hurt Anyone One man's pain is another man's delicious, cheap lunch. Today's storyteller reflects on his glory days on Montréal's competitive eating circuit in this story told live at our April 2014 show, "Eat Me."
info_outline 070 - Herring today, Gone Tomorrow 12/24/2014
070 - Herring today, Gone Tomorrow A hearty breakfast or broken by the fast? Today's storyteller appreciates the elements of a good meal after his day of atonement in the land of culinary underachievement. This story comes from our April 2014 show, "Eat Me."
info_outline 062 - A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In Jail 06/04/2014
062 - A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In Jail A boat trip up the Connecticut River leaves today's storyteller in violation of an international treaty. Find out how in this eggcellent story from our December 2013 show, "What Could Go Wrong?"
info_outline 061 - Nature's Child 05/20/2014
061 - Nature's Child Some people are born to hike in in the great wilderness of New Hampshire. Others are born to drink magic juice next to the campfire. Our storyteller figures out what kind of hiker she is in this story from our January 2014 show, "Scars."
info_outline 060 - Don't Judge A Gift By Its Wrapping 04/22/2014
060 - Don't Judge A Gift By Its Wrapping Middle school love. Need we say more? Our story’s hero plans a romantic beachside brunch to avoid conversation only to find his lips otherwise sealed. This story of a kiss inspired by the funny pages comes from our February 2014 show, "Exes and Ohhhhs."
info_outline 058 - Cherry Garcia vs Wavy Gravy 04/01/2014
058 - Cherry Garcia vs Wavy Gravy A Berkeley girl goes to Camp Winnarainbow to develop her appreciation for sleepovers and circus arts only to find herself at odds with her gloomy camp counselor. Even an appreciation for Cherry Garcia ice cream gets her nowhere.