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.

I am the Orange Wolf Man: Eric Smith

Posted: July 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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Eric Smith on finding love 7 years earlier on craigslist

Posted: February 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Eric Smith kicked us off by sharing the story he told the night before at First Person Arts. Here’s that performance.


Philadelphia Podcast Festival — Story Shuffle live Thurs. Aug 1 at PhilaMOCA

Posted: June 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Check out PhillyPodFest.com for details.

The live Story Shuffle will take place Thurs. Aug. 1 at 8pm as part of the three day Philadelphia Podcast Festival. Check out the lineup for Story Shuffle.

  • R. Eric Thomas, a playwright and stand-up dramedian, has been hailed as “one of the best storytellers in Philly” by the Philadelphia Weekly.  Eric has read or performed throughout the country, including on the wildly successful RISK! podcast and at the 2011 TEDxPhilly conference. He lives in South Phillly. Visit him at rEricthomas.com.
  • Eric Smith is the marketing director at Old City publishing company Quirk Books, author of the forthcoming ‘Geek’s Guide to Dating’ and cofounder of local culture blog Geekadelphia.com. He lives in Rittenhouse.
  • Kathryn Bezella is a senior director of admissions at the Wharton School, a fiction writer and member of the Backyard Writers Group at the Kelly Writers House. She lives in West Philly.
  • Lansie Sylvia is a communications director at EHL Consulting, a frequent First Person Arts Story Slam storyteller and cofounder of the Philly Give & Get experiential charity date auction.
  • Patrick McNeil is a resource coordinator for social services nonprofit Resources for Human Development, a short fiction writer and member of the Backyard Writers Group at the Kelly Writers House. He lives in Fishtown.
  • Christopher Wink is the cofounder and editor of Technical.ly Philly and its network of local technology news sites and events, including Philly Tech Week. In May 2010, he began the every-other-month storytelling event StoryShuffle.com and frequently writes and speaks. Visit him at ChristopherWink.com.

Alone in Puerto Rico: Eric Smith

Posted: May 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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My Best Friend’s Wife: Eric Smith

Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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Eric Smith talks about his best friend’s wife.

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Eric Smith: I was regifted

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Eric Smith talks about how he was regifted

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Eric Smith on surviving the camp turtle

Posted: July 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Quirk Books social media editor Eric Smith tells the story of surviving the camp turtle.

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Philadelphia Geek Awards nominates Story Shuffle for Best New Podcast

Posted: July 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Story Shuffle, now more than a year old, has been nominated in the Philly Geek Awards Best New Podcast category. We’ll find out August 19, when the first ever award show for Philly’s creative scene takes place at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Wish us luck!

Full disclosure, a couple of the Geekadelphia crew, notably co-founder Eric Smith, who is putting this event on, attended Story Shuffle 6.

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Eric Smith on being asked for a Hug his first day in Philadelphia

Posted: April 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Author and Quirk Books social media head Eric Smith talks about his first day in West Philadelphia, when he was asked for a Hug.

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Terror: Eric Smith scares his campers

Posted: October 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Social Media Marketing Coordinator for Quirk Books, adjunct professor and author Eric Smith was a camp counselor in the Poconos, so, of course, he tormented his campers.

But then something went and terrified him.

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