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 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 16: Camp Stories

Posted: May 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , | No Comments »

Episode 16

You either went to summer camp as a kid or you didn’t — and that difference is profound. For those of us who went to summer camp, those stories stay with us for a lifetime. Sometimes, they can be hard to share with people who didn’t. In Episode 16, we’re going to try. Eric Smith is going to tell a story about how he dealt with some strange wildlife at summer camp. Then, Andrew Panebianco will tell us about a camp experience he had that closely resembled “Lord of the Flies.”


Episode 9: First Impressions

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

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Most times we go with our gut. On the ninth episode of Story Shuffle, the weekly first-draft storytelling podcast, we hear two stories of people doing just that, experiencing First Impressions. First we have author and literary agent Eric Smith remembering the first day he moved to Philadelphia — and the cultural differences between there and New Jersey. Next, journalist Daniel Victor shares his first look at a conference of pickup artists — yes, pickup artists.

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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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