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Story Shuffle 3.0: Terror

Posted: October 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

The third Story Shuffle was held on Saturday, Oct. 2 in the quiet, leafy Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia.

Alex Irwin played host, sharing his secret family super-recipe for turkey sausage squash chili and hot apple cider. Champagne was popped and Yards beer was poured. Ample hummus was devoured.

For the October month, the theme was TERROR.

Listen to pieces here, or choose them from the list below:

  1. Eric Smith scares his campers
  2. Shawn Annable gets expelled from high school
  3. Chris Wink on being bullied by an elementary school legend
  4. Alex Irwin talks about the terrors of Irish horseback riding
  5. Rachel Playe on jailtime, its joys and terrors
  6. Shannon McDonald on fearing bathrooms and closets
  7. Steve gets flash-mobbed, sucker-punched and lives to tell about it
  8. Sasha terrorizes her little sister and gets terrorized in return
  9. Sean Blanda’s first walk south from Temple University
  10. Dan Papa is politely robbed while wearing nothing but a towel

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Terror: Dan Papa is politely robbed while wearing nothing but a towel

Posted: October 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Dan Papa tells the story of finding a man in his studio apartment, while wearing nothing but a towel.

Listen here.


Terror: Sean Blanda’s first walk south from Temple University

Posted: October 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sean Blanda recalls the walk he took with friends south of Temple University in North Philadelphia his first month attending the school in 2004.

Listen here.


Terror: Sasha terrorizes her little sister and gets terrorized in return

Posted: October 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Sasha, roommate’s friend to Rachel Playe, tells the story of terrorizes her sister and how her little sister got pay back.

Unnnnfortunately, audio was not recorded, so, uhm, imagine it?

It was funny.. really, it was.


Terror: Steve Teare gets flash-mobbed, sucker-punched and lives to tell about it

Posted: October 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

South Philly art teacher Steve Teare tells the recent tale of being flash mobbed, sucker-punched and playing host to a pair of German girls and a new (and perhaps former) Philadelphia cheerleader.

Listen here.


Terror: Shannon McDonald on fearing bathrooms and closets

Posted: October 11th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Temple University adjunct professor and NEastPhilly.com proprietor Shannon McDonald discusses her strangest fears and the even stranger solutions.

Listen here.


Terror: Rachel Playe on jailtime, its joys and terrors

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

Photographer Rachel Playe tells about the pleasure and pain of a day in jail.

This audio has been removed for now, which is a shame because it was a hell of a story.


Terror: Alex Irwin talks about the terrors of Irish horseback riding

Posted: October 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Business publications editor Alex Irwin, who hosted Story Shuffle 3 and provided a robust turkey sausage squash chili, hot apple cider and more, told a story about the terrors of tourism horseback riding in Ireland — but he didn’t press the record button!

It’s lost to time. ..And we’re probably dead to him.

It’s not the first time that happened.


Terror: Chris Wink on being bullied by an elementary school legend

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

Chris Wink recalls the reign of terror of one elementary school bully and how he came into his circle of violence — and the lesson on bullies that it helped him discover while being pummeled in pricker bushes.

Listen here


Terror: Shawn Annable gets expelled from high school

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

Video producer Shawn Annable tells the story of being expelled from high school — and being terrified of going up in flames.

Listen here