Episode Thirty Four: The Sweetest Sound

Kate Dudding

As an award-winning storyteller and author, Kate Dudding enjoys telling many kinds of stories to all ages. A particular interest of hers is bringing history to life — giving a voice to people from the past. She has told stories at many venues in the Northeastern USA, including The New-York Historical Society (New York City, NY), The Clearwater Festival (Croton-on-Hudson, NY), First Night Saratoga (Saratoga Springs, NY), and The Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA). Her first CD, “Lighting the Way Home: Stories of Lighthouses and Their Keepers,” is a Parents’ Choice Approved Award Winner of 2007, one of six storytelling CDs to get an award this year. A story on her second CD, “People Who Made a Difference: Volume 1,” won a 2010 Storytelling World Honor Award.

Richard Martin

The stories Richard Martin tells are the folk tales which have been told for hundreds, indeed thousands, of years. With over 300 stories in his repertoire, they reflect the full range of human experience: the comic, the bawdy, the profound, the divine. Far from being for little children (although he does tell for children, too), these powerful and deep tales offer unforgettable listening for adults. If you like theatre, you’ll definitely love storytelling. It combines the intensity of a play by a solo performer with the intimacy of a one-to-one conversation. Richard tells stories throughout Europe and as far away as India, Singapore, Hong Kong and America – in theatres, universities, schools, for corporate events or private parties. He usually tells in English, although having lived in Germany since 1976, he is sometimes asked to tell in German.
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Episode Thirty Three: Upon the Bones

Kevin Cordi

He has told stories in over forty states,  England, Scotland, Singapore, Canada, Japan and in Qatar.  Kevin shares stories with a highly energetic, animated and interactive style and is considered by many storytelling professionals as one of the most influential and dynamic storytellers and teachers today.  His award-winning story work has been commissioned by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, American Library Association, National Storytelling Network, Newsweek, and the Qatar Foundation International.

 

Kim Weitkamp

Kim has mastered the craft of blending humor and heartache, seriousness and silliness…all linked together by music. One reviewer stated, “Hard to explain but oh, so easy to enjoy.” She currently has 8 award winning audio collections, the latest one, A Wandering Mind, a much anticipated collection of personal stories and songs that has received rave reviews and airplay on NPR affiliates and Sirius XM. Kim has made numerous television appearances, hosted a successful morning show and has authored numerous articles for periodicals and magazines.

 

 

This episode is also one of the spooky persuasion. If you are the designated driver for sensitive souls you might want to come back to this one later or re listen to another episode. I would suggest Episode Thirteen for a twisted Hansel and Gretel by Ingrid Nixon or get a total throw back to before the show had opening music and listen to Episode Five and hear about brave Molly Whuppie by Megan Hicks. So be bold, be bold, but not too bold.

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Episode Thirty Two A&B

Storytellers from the Episodes

Simon Brooks

Simon Brooks is an award-winning British storyteller living in America – actually, New London, New Hampshire, New England, New World!  He also uses his voice to record audio books. He is also a poet, writer, photographer, and educator.

 

 

 

Liz Weir

Liz Weir is a storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland. She was the first winner of the International Story Bridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, USA, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling”. Liz Weir has told her stories to people of all ages on five continents. She has performed in pubs and prisons and hospital rooms. She worked on stages in the mighty Vanderbilt Hall of New York’s Grand Central Station and in the Royal Albert Hall.

 

 

Janice Del Negro

Del Negro has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival, the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, the Illinois Storytelling Festival, the Fox Valley Folk Festival, and many others. She has conducted workshops on various aspects of storytelling and narrative for librarians, teachers, parents, storytellers, and other educators in a variety of settings, including the National Storytelling Network Annual Conference, the Illinois School Library Media conference, the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of San Diego. Her most recent recording, Fortune’s Daughters: Ghost Tales and Folktales, was released in October, 2010.

 

Steve Lally

Steve Lally has worked as a storyteller and visual artist for over fifteen years. He writes his own fresh material as well as re-imagining folk tales, myths, legends, recitations and story songs, leading participatory storytelling and arts workshopsLally’s repertoire of tales ranges from ancient Celtic epics of Ireland and beyond, stories of adventure and romance. His faith and love of the fairy folk expresses itself through humorous anecdotes, quirky comic tales and haunting ghost stories and even sings the odd song ot two.

 

Music for both episodes by Kai Engel Who is seriously AMAZING, go check out his stuff.

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Episode Thirty One: Clever Dames

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Dawn Cromwell

Dawn specializes in classic and lesser-known folk and fairy tales, mixed with the occasional humorous poem or short story. Her immersive storytelling style consistently draws praise and rapt attention from Her audiences. She invites you to settle in, put your listening ears on, and let your imagination reawaken as she tells you a story…

 

Norah Dooley

Norah Dooley is a storyteller, educator, critically acclaimed children’s author and creator of StoriesLive®, a high school storytelling curriculum and story slam program. She is the co-founder of massmouth.org and the Greater Boston Story Slam series.

 

 

Find out more about the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival!

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Episode Thirty: Tales on Tiptoe

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Laura Deal

Laura is a storyteller, writer, dream reader, and teacher with a wide variety of artistic and social interests. She loves the juxtaposition of images and words to shake loose creative energy. She works to make her neighborhood safe for pollinators, she photographs the beautiful world she lives in, and tell stories to children and adults. She also edits and publishes non-fiction and poetry, and she offers Juxtaprise Writing Classes and dream interpretation (one-on-one and groups).

 

Adam Booth

Adam Booth’s original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. He has been featured at the International Storytelling Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, the National Storytelling Conference, the National Academy of Medicine, and has been a Spoken Word Resident at the Banff Centre (Alberta). He is a member of the Recording Academy and recordings have received two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors and four Storytelling World Awards and Honors. He is a four-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest.

 

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Episode Twenty Nine: Stayin’ Alive

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Julie Moss

A life long storyteller, Julie listened to her grandmothers and mother tell stories throughout her growing up years, and she told stories to her sisters, cousins and imaginary brother. As well as a storyteller, she has been a mother, grandmother, teacher, librarian and writer.

 

Jenni Cargill Strong 

Jenni Cargill-Strong is an award-winning Australian storyteller and Owner Operator of ‘The Story Tree Company’ and ‘Stories on Foot: Tales of Byron Bay and the Rainbow Region‘.

 

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Episode Twenty Seven: The Foolish Wiseman

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Jampal Namgyel – Storyteller from Colorado

Cooper Braun – Storyteller from Colorado

Clare Murphy – International Storyteller from Ireland

Danyda Feldman – Storyteller and maker of dragons

Caleb Winebrenner – Storyteller and Professor from Phoenix, AZ

Isabelle Hauser – Storyteller and Harpist from Switzerland

Music By Podington Bear – The songs featured were Elephant Walk and Twosome

The story for the Patrons of the podcast for this episode is Little Burnt Face By Milbre Burch.

Find out more about the Hodja here!

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Episode Twenty Six: The Kids Are Alright

The books Clare Murphy mentions in her interview are
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Lovely patrons of the podcast you have a story by Richard Martin, and the full interview with Clare Murphy waiting for you on Patreon!
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Episode Twenty Five: Kindness Returned

In the first interview for the podcast Alton Chung shared his favorite books as a child – The baby whale, Sharp Ears, a tale about a Sperm Whale (hey, that rhymes!) and the Japanese tale The Naughty Badger, a story that he tells on his CD Spider Weaver And other Tales From Asia.
The music was July, by Kai Engel.
The Story Story Short for the patrons of the podcast was “The Snipe and the Mussel” by storyteller Julie Moss and the full interview with Alton Chung, where he talks about how he became a storyteller and how he finds his stories.   To hear the Story Story Short, consider becoming a patron of the podcast!
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