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Monthly Story Slam based in West Chester, PA

Latest Episodes

Grand Slam - Happy Days

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Well, we’ve completed our ninth season of West Chester Story Slam. On November 13th, the ten winning storytellers from the 2018 season competed for the title of Best Storyteller in West Chester. The Grand Slam was held on the big stage at the Chester County Historical Society and we had 260 people attend the event. Thank you to all who came out. After the stories were told, we ended up in a tie! I’m thrilled to announce the best storytellers in West Chester for 2018 are Diane Yannick and Cynthia Angst. Diane Yannick has been telling stories for six years, and she has been in the grand slam every year. It was great to see her take home the trophy. The theme for the night was Happy Days, and Diane’s story was a reminder of the small moments in our lives. Our co-winner for 2018 was Cynthia Angst. Cynthia had won the Grand Slam back in 2015, so she becomes the first storyteller to have her name engraved on the Storytellers Cup twice! Al...

-1 s2018 DEC 2
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Grand Slam - Happy Days

Fright Night

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! We have three stories from our October Story Slam! The theme was Fright Night, and we heard some excellent and frightening stories. We had an interesting visit from the Tankel brothers, who have undertaken a rather spooky hobby, so we’ve put them both on this podcast. First up, Ethan Tankel won our story slam with his tale of getting caught behind a fence. Now, let’s hear from Ethan’s brother, Eric Tankel, who spearheaded these adventures. Here’s Eric. Now, a different type of Fright Night Story, this one from Jack Kennedy. Don’t forget, only a few seats remain for the 2018 Grand Slam, which takes place on Tuesday, November 13th at the Chester County Historical Society. If you want to see the winning storytellers from the 2018 season live as they compete for the best storyteller in West Chester, pick up your tickets at our website before they sell out. Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the West Chester ...

19 MIN2018 NOV 8
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Fright Night

Panic Switch

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Today we have three stories from our September Story Slam! The theme was Panic Switch! At our Panic Switch Story Slam, Steve Kernaghan won a slot to compete in the grand slam. Steve is a local teacher, and his story had everyone in the room on the edge of our seats. Here’s Steve. Next up is a first-time storyteller, Jeremiah Kane, recalling a memorable moment from the Phillies Parade. Our final story is from the winner of the 2017 Grand Slam. Paul Heck tells about a trip to Bangkok and a clash of cultures. If you have not met Paul, it’s good to know he is rather tall, which mean he towered above the crowd in Thailand. Paul will be returning to compete in the 2018 Grand Slam, which takes place on Tuesday, November 13th at the Chester County Historical Society. If you want to see the winning storytellers from the 2018 season live as they compete for the best storyteller in West Chester, pick up your tickets at wcstoryslam.com before th...

19 MIN2018 OCT 14
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Panic Switch

Sick!

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Today we have three stories from our August Story Slam!! The theme was Sick! Our live events are held at Side Bar in downtown West Chester. If you’d like to see stories told live, pick up your tickets at our website. We only have two more events before the Grand Slam! Our winner for the Sick Story Slam was Cathy Sikorski. Cathy told a story about needing assistance after a dangerous fall. Next up is Luke Stromberg. Luke tells about the excitement of attending his first writing conference. Our final story comes from Tom Bottiger. Tom tells about finding himself in a sticky situation after falling ill. Only two more Story Slams this season. Pick your date - our theme on September 11th is Panic Switch and our theme on October 9th is Fright Night! Order your tickets at wcstoryslam.com. And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me - Jim - when you arrive! All the info you need can be found at wcstoryslam.com. Well, that...

19 MIN2018 SEP 9
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Sick!

Family Feud

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Thanks for listening!Today we have three stories from our July Story Slam!! The theme was Family Feud! Our winner for the Family Feud Story Slam was Luanne Sims. Luanne told of her ongoing battle of pranks with her brother. Next up is a story from Chuck Bauerlein, who recalls the tense times between his family and their new neighbors. Our final story comes from Jon Taylor, a first-time storyteller. This story cracked the audience up. Here’s Jon. Hey, this summer could be when you catch a Story Slam! On August 14th Story Slam will be here soon and the theme is Sick! Tickets are on sale now! And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me - Jim - when you arrive! All the info you need can be found at our website. Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the West Chester Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes. We are also looking for a podcast sponsor for the 2...

19 MIN2018 JUL 19
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Family Feud

Road Trip

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Today we have three stories from our June Story Slam, which was themed “Road Trip!” Our live events are held at Side Bar in downtown West Chester. If you’d like to see stories told live, pick up your tickets at our website. Seats for these events do sell out. Our winner for the Road Trip Story Slam was Patrick Carmody. Pat had an interesting take on the term of “road trip.” Here’s Pat. Pat Carmody was our 2012 Grand Slam winner, and will be competing in the 2018 Grand Slam set for November 13th. Mark your calendar! Next up, first time storyteller Jamie Ingram! Jamie told this story about a road trip he took as a young man, and the unique hospitality he experienced in the midwest. We love first time storytellers! Thanks for taking the mic and telling your story Jamie. Our final story is also from a first time storyteller, and it’s a rather personal story from Peter Doris. I’ll just say watching Peter tell this story live, my hea...

17 MIN2018 JUL 2
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Road Trip

Good Vibrations

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Cynthia Angst won our May Story Slam, which was themed “Good Vibrations!” Cynthia won the prized pint glass and has earned a slot in the Grand Slam, which will take place in November! Okay, we had a few audio issues at our story slam so we’re going back into the archives for our next story - and we’re traveling to Lancaster! This story was told in March 2015 at Lancaster Story Slam by one of our favorite storytellers - Frank Melvin. Frank always cracks us up and we have a blast in Lancaster. I’m sure you know our West Chester Story Slam takes place on the second tuesday of each month, well, our Lancaster Story Slam always takes place on the fourth tuesday of the month - and it’s held at Tellus360 right in downtown Lancaster. Come on out! Okay, let’s play one more story. This is a classic, one of the most popular stories, and it was told by Terry Heyman way back in February of 2012. The theme of the night was Fiction Romance, but...

21 MIN2018 JUN 4
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Good Vibrations

It's My Job

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Evidently, people love their work stories. Our theme in April was “It’s My Job.” and we had a sold out crowd. Fourteen storytellers put their name in the hat, and believe it or not, we actually got to all of them! If you haven’t been to one of our live events, 2018 should be your year. Check out our websitefor upcoming events and plan your next date night! Okay, so we were listening to work stories. Paul Heck won the night with his story of becoming a lawman for a night. Without further ado, here’s Paul. Paul Heck has earned a slot in the 2018 Grand Slam, where he will actually be defending his title of Best Storyteller in West Chester. Paul won the 2017 Grand Slam and we’re glad he’ll be back on the big stage in November. Our second story is from David Smith. David is a prolific storyteller who often tells at events from Philly out to Lancaster. Here’s David. David is producing a live storytelling event geared towards people w...

27 MIN2018 APR 30
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It's My Job

Chaos!

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! We had so much fun in March when we listened to Chaos stories. When the night was over, our winning storyteller was none other than Steve Clark. Steve will be heading to our Grand Slam in November. Steve Clark is Philadelphia’s most prolific storyteller. His story about running in the Philadelphia Marathon has been featured on the Moth podcast, and Steve has won the First Person Arts Grand Slam twice. Steve also runs a monthly comedy show called Trump’s America. Congratulations Steve! Our second story is from India Henderson. As you’ll hear, India is a college freshman who is doing great things. She starts out thanking me for the college advice I’d dished out in my story that night. It’s a joke you’d only understand if you were there! Anyway, here’s India. Our final story is from another prolific storyteller - Pat Carmody. Pat told this story about the importance of writing letters in the digital age. Our April Story Slam is the...

21 MIN2018 MAR 19
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Chaos!

Breathless

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! We are in the midst of our ninth season of West Chester Story Slam! Hard to believe! Have you been to one of our live events yet? You can check out the themes, the dates and more at our website! Our February event was themed “Breathless” and the stories did just that - left us breathless. We had a great mix of seasoned storytellers and first-timers take the stage - and our audience was amazing! Our winner was David Smith, who told this breathless tale. Our next story comes from the 2017 Grand Slam winner - Paul Heck. Paul told us this hilarious story of working on a farm. Our final story comes from Tommy Highland! Our March Story Slam is themed CHAOS! Tickets are moving fast.If you are interested in attending one of our Story Slams live, here are some tips. West Chester Story Slam is held on the second Tuesday of the month. Seats do sell out so you want to plan ahead. And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me -...

25 MIN2018 MAR 3
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Breathless

Latest Episodes

Grand Slam - Happy Days

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Well, we’ve completed our ninth season of West Chester Story Slam. On November 13th, the ten winning storytellers from the 2018 season competed for the title of Best Storyteller in West Chester. The Grand Slam was held on the big stage at the Chester County Historical Society and we had 260 people attend the event. Thank you to all who came out. After the stories were told, we ended up in a tie! I’m thrilled to announce the best storytellers in West Chester for 2018 are Diane Yannick and Cynthia Angst. Diane Yannick has been telling stories for six years, and she has been in the grand slam every year. It was great to see her take home the trophy. The theme for the night was Happy Days, and Diane’s story was a reminder of the small moments in our lives. Our co-winner for 2018 was Cynthia Angst. Cynthia had won the Grand Slam back in 2015, so she becomes the first storyteller to have her name engraved on the Storytellers Cup twice! Al...

-1 s2018 DEC 2
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Grand Slam - Happy Days

Fright Night

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! We have three stories from our October Story Slam! The theme was Fright Night, and we heard some excellent and frightening stories. We had an interesting visit from the Tankel brothers, who have undertaken a rather spooky hobby, so we’ve put them both on this podcast. First up, Ethan Tankel won our story slam with his tale of getting caught behind a fence. Now, let’s hear from Ethan’s brother, Eric Tankel, who spearheaded these adventures. Here’s Eric. Now, a different type of Fright Night Story, this one from Jack Kennedy. Don’t forget, only a few seats remain for the 2018 Grand Slam, which takes place on Tuesday, November 13th at the Chester County Historical Society. If you want to see the winning storytellers from the 2018 season live as they compete for the best storyteller in West Chester, pick up your tickets at our website before they sell out. Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the West Chester ...

19 MIN2018 NOV 8
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Fright Night

Panic Switch

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Today we have three stories from our September Story Slam! The theme was Panic Switch! At our Panic Switch Story Slam, Steve Kernaghan won a slot to compete in the grand slam. Steve is a local teacher, and his story had everyone in the room on the edge of our seats. Here’s Steve. Next up is a first-time storyteller, Jeremiah Kane, recalling a memorable moment from the Phillies Parade. Our final story is from the winner of the 2017 Grand Slam. Paul Heck tells about a trip to Bangkok and a clash of cultures. If you have not met Paul, it’s good to know he is rather tall, which mean he towered above the crowd in Thailand. Paul will be returning to compete in the 2018 Grand Slam, which takes place on Tuesday, November 13th at the Chester County Historical Society. If you want to see the winning storytellers from the 2018 season live as they compete for the best storyteller in West Chester, pick up your tickets at wcstoryslam.com before th...

19 MIN2018 OCT 14
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Panic Switch

Sick!

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Today we have three stories from our August Story Slam!! The theme was Sick! Our live events are held at Side Bar in downtown West Chester. If you’d like to see stories told live, pick up your tickets at our website. We only have two more events before the Grand Slam! Our winner for the Sick Story Slam was Cathy Sikorski. Cathy told a story about needing assistance after a dangerous fall. Next up is Luke Stromberg. Luke tells about the excitement of attending his first writing conference. Our final story comes from Tom Bottiger. Tom tells about finding himself in a sticky situation after falling ill. Only two more Story Slams this season. Pick your date - our theme on September 11th is Panic Switch and our theme on October 9th is Fright Night! Order your tickets at wcstoryslam.com. And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me - Jim - when you arrive! All the info you need can be found at wcstoryslam.com. Well, that...

19 MIN2018 SEP 9
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Sick!

Family Feud

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Thanks for listening!Today we have three stories from our July Story Slam!! The theme was Family Feud! Our winner for the Family Feud Story Slam was Luanne Sims. Luanne told of her ongoing battle of pranks with her brother. Next up is a story from Chuck Bauerlein, who recalls the tense times between his family and their new neighbors. Our final story comes from Jon Taylor, a first-time storyteller. This story cracked the audience up. Here’s Jon. Hey, this summer could be when you catch a Story Slam! On August 14th Story Slam will be here soon and the theme is Sick! Tickets are on sale now! And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me - Jim - when you arrive! All the info you need can be found at our website. Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the West Chester Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes. We are also looking for a podcast sponsor for the 2...

19 MIN2018 JUL 19
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Family Feud

Road Trip

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Today we have three stories from our June Story Slam, which was themed “Road Trip!” Our live events are held at Side Bar in downtown West Chester. If you’d like to see stories told live, pick up your tickets at our website. Seats for these events do sell out. Our winner for the Road Trip Story Slam was Patrick Carmody. Pat had an interesting take on the term of “road trip.” Here’s Pat. Pat Carmody was our 2012 Grand Slam winner, and will be competing in the 2018 Grand Slam set for November 13th. Mark your calendar! Next up, first time storyteller Jamie Ingram! Jamie told this story about a road trip he took as a young man, and the unique hospitality he experienced in the midwest. We love first time storytellers! Thanks for taking the mic and telling your story Jamie. Our final story is also from a first time storyteller, and it’s a rather personal story from Peter Doris. I’ll just say watching Peter tell this story live, my hea...

17 MIN2018 JUL 2
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Road Trip

Good Vibrations

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Cynthia Angst won our May Story Slam, which was themed “Good Vibrations!” Cynthia won the prized pint glass and has earned a slot in the Grand Slam, which will take place in November! Okay, we had a few audio issues at our story slam so we’re going back into the archives for our next story - and we’re traveling to Lancaster! This story was told in March 2015 at Lancaster Story Slam by one of our favorite storytellers - Frank Melvin. Frank always cracks us up and we have a blast in Lancaster. I’m sure you know our West Chester Story Slam takes place on the second tuesday of each month, well, our Lancaster Story Slam always takes place on the fourth tuesday of the month - and it’s held at Tellus360 right in downtown Lancaster. Come on out! Okay, let’s play one more story. This is a classic, one of the most popular stories, and it was told by Terry Heyman way back in February of 2012. The theme of the night was Fiction Romance, but...

21 MIN2018 JUN 4
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Good Vibrations

It's My Job

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! Evidently, people love their work stories. Our theme in April was “It’s My Job.” and we had a sold out crowd. Fourteen storytellers put their name in the hat, and believe it or not, we actually got to all of them! If you haven’t been to one of our live events, 2018 should be your year. Check out our websitefor upcoming events and plan your next date night! Okay, so we were listening to work stories. Paul Heck won the night with his story of becoming a lawman for a night. Without further ado, here’s Paul. Paul Heck has earned a slot in the 2018 Grand Slam, where he will actually be defending his title of Best Storyteller in West Chester. Paul won the 2017 Grand Slam and we’re glad he’ll be back on the big stage in November. Our second story is from David Smith. David is a prolific storyteller who often tells at events from Philly out to Lancaster. Here’s David. David is producing a live storytelling event geared towards people w...

27 MIN2018 APR 30
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It's My Job

Chaos!

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! We had so much fun in March when we listened to Chaos stories. When the night was over, our winning storyteller was none other than Steve Clark. Steve will be heading to our Grand Slam in November. Steve Clark is Philadelphia’s most prolific storyteller. His story about running in the Philadelphia Marathon has been featured on the Moth podcast, and Steve has won the First Person Arts Grand Slam twice. Steve also runs a monthly comedy show called Trump’s America. Congratulations Steve! Our second story is from India Henderson. As you’ll hear, India is a college freshman who is doing great things. She starts out thanking me for the college advice I’d dished out in my story that night. It’s a joke you’d only understand if you were there! Anyway, here’s India. Our final story is from another prolific storyteller - Pat Carmody. Pat told this story about the importance of writing letters in the digital age. Our April Story Slam is the...

21 MIN2018 MAR 19
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Chaos!

Breathless

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast! We are in the midst of our ninth season of West Chester Story Slam! Hard to believe! Have you been to one of our live events yet? You can check out the themes, the dates and more at our website! Our February event was themed “Breathless” and the stories did just that - left us breathless. We had a great mix of seasoned storytellers and first-timers take the stage - and our audience was amazing! Our winner was David Smith, who told this breathless tale. Our next story comes from the 2017 Grand Slam winner - Paul Heck. Paul told us this hilarious story of working on a farm. Our final story comes from Tommy Highland! Our March Story Slam is themed CHAOS! Tickets are moving fast.If you are interested in attending one of our Story Slams live, here are some tips. West Chester Story Slam is held on the second Tuesday of the month. Seats do sell out so you want to plan ahead. And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me -...

25 MIN2018 MAR 3
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Breathless

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