For six years, Story Shuffle was a regularly organized, live recording of themed stories. Now the best of these stories are being rereleased as a weekly podcast.

Inaugural Story Shuffle: Beginnings

Posted: June 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

At the end of last month, on Saturday, May 29, we held the first Story Shuffle.

The theme was beginnings.

Listen to pieces here.

Lessons learned:

  • Have everyone pick a card. Its numerical value will dictate order — nothing funkier — and track order that way.
  • Give an earlier arrival time and push the shuffle back later
  • Get that audio recorder nearer, with less unrelated feedback — cell phones distant, fans pointed elsewhere — but encourage the laughs, audience response and natural noise.

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Neal Santos talks telling his mother he’s gay

Posted: June 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Listen to Neal Santos, photographer and assistant web editor at Philadelphia CityPaper, talk about coming to terms with his sexuality and the much harder obstacle of letting his mother know.

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Shannon McDonald talks about becoming a Philadelphian… again

Posted: June 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Listen to Shannon McDonald, freelance editor and founder of Northeast Philadelphia hyperlocal news site NEast Philly, talk about why the native Philadelphian began anew as one of its citizens in 2007.

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Rey Osma talks about losing his first car

Posted: June 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Listen to Rey Osma, who works for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, talk about losing his first car and what that meant for starting over.

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Alex Irwin talks about starting quality management with the wrong story

Posted: June 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Listen to Alex Irwin, Progressive Business Publications editor, tell the story of choosing the wrong story at the wrong time at the beginning of a new job.

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Andrew Thompson talks about pooping in foreign lands

Posted: June 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Listen to freelance journalist Andrew Thompson tell the story about how a third world amenity stood between him and helping others get a new start.

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Brian James Kirk speaks about being a fat kid

Posted: June 3rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Listen to Brian James Kirk, web editor of PlanPhilly and co-founder of Technically Philly, talk about growing as a fat kid and making a decision to find a new path.

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Erica Goldberg tells the story of property lost and beginning again

Posted: June 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Listen to Erica Goldberg talk about foreign travel, lost possessions and having to face a beginning after an unexpected surprise.

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Listen to Sean Blanda tell the story of kicking ass and getting his kicked

Posted: June 1st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Listen to Sean Blanda, editor with eMedia Vitals and Technically Philly co-founder, talk about whooping some ass as a child, before moving to a new town and beginning all over again.

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