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. From 4-5pm Sunday, July 23, 2017, we'll record live to close the podcast. Join us.

Episode 27: Closure

Posted: July 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »
Annette John Hall, Christopher Wink, Michaela Winberg and Juliana Reyes at the fifth annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

Annette John Hall, Christopher Wink, Michaela Winberg and Juliana Reyes at the fifth annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

Today we close out the final episode of the weekly Story Shuffle podcast, a special one-hour, live-recording at the fifth annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival. Fittingly enough, we’re going out with the theme of Closure, featuring two of our favorite storytellers: reporter and columnist Annette John-Hall, fresh off her ‘Cosby Unraveled’ podcast, and writer and journalist Juliana Reyes. Joined by hosts Christopher Wink and Michaela Winberg, all share their stories in front of a live studio audience.


Episode 26: Becoming You

Posted: July 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , | No Comments »

For the final regular episode of Story Shuffle, we share some stories about becoming the real you. First, El Sawyer tells a story about growing up in what he calls the hood. Then Patrick McNeil shares a fictional story about a girl who could swallow scars. Come back next week, when we’ll release our live recording of Story Shuffle at the 5th annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival.


Episode 25: Love is Like

Posted: July 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Sometimes, love feels a lot like some of our favorite things. In this episode of Story Shuffle, two storytellers will share the parallels they’ve drawn between love and other objects. First, Christopher Wink will compare love with Philly’s favorite summertime dessert: water ice. Then Adam Teterus will explain why the song he shared with his first love might not have been quite appropriate.


Episode 24: Strange Paradise

Posted: July 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

If you look hard enough, you can find joy in some strange places. This week on Story Shuffle, hear about some less common places that felt like paradise for our storytellers. First, Kim Quick will tell us about when she spent some time in a place that sorta felt like a cult. Then Patrick McNeil will share an experience he had while couch-surfing.


Episode 23: Grades

Posted: July 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , | No Comments »

Even in the middle of the summer, you can’t escape grades! This week on Story Shuffle, hear about a couple times our storytellers either received or gave grades. First, Malik — a friend of a storyteller who visited from Senegal — will tell us about the time he pranked a teacher. Then Jared Levy will share a fiction story about dishing out grades for a living.


Episode 22: Family Lessons

Posted: June 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Episode 25 is about family. Many of our first and most important lessons come from family members — and it seems those are the lessons we rarely forget. This week on Story Shuffle, you’ll hear two lessons our storytellers learned from their family members. First, Eric Smith will tell us about a childhood lesson that helped him realize the value of his family. Then Shannon Wink shares a story about what she’s learned from her niece.


Episode 21: Intimacy

Posted: June 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , | No Comments »

Episode 21

Intimacy is an important step in connecting with new people — but it’s impossible to fake. We’re going to hear all about intimacy, and the times people tried to force it, in Episode 21 of Story Shuffle. First, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela will explain how she thinks mix tapes express intimacy. Then, Isaiah Thompson will tell a story about searching for intimacy in Cuba.


Episode 20: Washed Up

Posted: June 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , | No Comments »

Episode 20

Sometimes, you just outgrow your surroundings. When we try to come back to a familiar place that we’ve already outgrown, we feel washed up. In Episode 20, two storytellers share the times they experienced just that. First, Kathryn Bezella will tell us what it felt like to star in a children’s musical. Then, Christopher Illuminati will share a story about the time he visited his alma mater with his infant son.


Episode 19: New Wisdom

Posted: June 4th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , | No Comments »

Episode 19

There are moments in life that seem more important than the rest. Often, they’re moments when we gain a new understanding of the world around us. Episode 19 of Story Shuffle is all about new wisdom. In this episode, you’ll hear Mjumbe Poe share some insight he gained about race. Then, Christopher Wink will tell us about the time he first understood civic pride.


Episode 18: Crushes

Posted: May 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , | No Comments »

Episode 18

Crushes start young, but they keep coming back. Perhaps your felt your first romantic crush in elementary school, and no doubt you continued to crush on people as you grew into adulthood. In Episode 18 of Story Shuffle, we share some crush experiences. First, Kathryn Bezella will tell us about the time she dated the star of her favorite teen movie. Then, Patrick McNeil will tell us about his first like — ever.