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.

Story Shuffle 5.0: I Love was held in a blanket fort

Posted: February 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

James Kennedy and Rachel Playe putting the story blanket fort together.

Tomorrow, we kick off sharing Saturday’s Story Shuffle 5 items from West Philly with the ‘I Love’ theme.

We just thought you should know that it all happened in an impressively involved blanket fort set up by photographer and farmer Rachel Playe. It also featured some live acoustic music from our friends Flat Mary Road.

We’ll see you tomorrow.

Story Shuffle 4: SNOW is happening Dec. 11

Posted: December 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

This Saturday, the fourth Story Shuffle, with a theme of SNOW, will be hosted in Spring Garden.

People arrive at 7 p.m., and we’ll get underway around 8 p.m. The audio will start running next week.

Story Shuffle Version 3.0 TERROR happening Saturday Oct. 2

Posted: September 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The third Story Shuffle is scheduled to land in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

The theme is TERROR.

Story Shuffle Version 2.0 happening Friday July 30

Posted: July 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: | No Comments »

The second Story Shuffle is scheduled to land in Fishtown on Friday, July 30 at 8 p.m.

The theme is AUTHORITY.

Inaugural Story Shuffle episode theme: Beginnings

Posted: May 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

It has been decided. The first Story Shuffle’s theme will aptly be ‘Beginnings.’

Our first in attendance will come with a 5 minute to 10 minute story related, however vaguely, to the theme of beginnings.

This first Story Shuffle will be held in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia on Saturday, May 29, 2010.

Story Shuffle: a start

Posted: May 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I am a homeowner and want an interesting way to invite people to share my home.

I got it into my head at least as early as January that hosting a storytelling event could be just such an interesting chance to share time with friends and meet new people. Months later, with some progress made in making my house a home, I’m ready.

With the help of friends, my idea for Story Shuffle has developed, and I’m proud to share it for the first time with a small group on Saturday, May 29. At random, attendees will get the chance to tell a story related to a chosen theme, as yet undecided upon.


Story Shuffle is something like a random, live, first-person version of the radio show This American Life.

Everyone has to come prepared with a five minute to 10 minute story — likely personal nonfiction but not necessarily — that relates, however vaguely, to that night’s theme. Everyone is assigned a card in a deck, the deck is shuffled and a card is picked at random. Whoever’s card is picked, tells his or her story.

No pressure. Just entertain the collective. Be creative. Tell your story masterfully. We’re all friends, and we want to celebrate the beauty of good story telling. Everyone has great stories to tell.