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The Confessionals is where witnesses of the unexplained share their stories and encounters with the world. Through long-form conversations, we pull out as much detail about one's experience as possible. Join us as we delve into the unknown side of life, from bigfoot to UFOs to paranormal activity to even conspiracies.
 
Goop Tales is a favorite storytelling podcast among parents. Visit gooptales.com and discover over 70 original audio stories for kids filled with whimsy and wonder for young listeners ages 3 to 9, but fun for curious minds of any age! This podcast for kids is a great way to engage the other senses while escaping the screen zombies and experiencing entertainment and education in a new way. Let Maria's clear and slow voice beguile the youngsters with age appropriate stories for kids, songs and ...
 
Tall tales. Short tales. Lost tales. Forgotten tales. The past is full of great stories, lost or forgotten, waiting to have life breathed back into them. Telling Simple takes stories from the past that you have probably never heard before and retells them with as much truth and humor as possible. Here you will find a bare-bones style of storytelling where stories are retold, simply. (Most appropriate for ages 9 and up.) Season 1 contains stories from California. #storytellingpodcast, #Califo ...
 
Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on the Story Worthy Podcast. Story Worthy celebrated 10 years of podcasting in July 2020! Listen wherever you want and catch up on all the TRUE stories from your favorite comedians and writers! Christine Blackburn is the creator and host of Story Worthy. Brand new episode every Tuesday! Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is LIVE every Friday night on Facebook and YouTube! No tickets need ...
 
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Long ago, Possum once had a beautiful bushy tail that was his pride and joy, but so boastful did he become that one day Rabbit decides to teach Possum a lesson. A Native American Folktale. (duration 8 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.By Kathleen T. Pelley, audio story podcaster, audio book Scottish storyteller for kids, and children's author
 
Comic Mav Viola, who has toured with Whitney Cummings and opened for Margaret Cho, shares a story about quarantining with her roommate who decided now was a smart time to go party in Mexico. Join us every Friday night as we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blain…
 
In Episode 305: Elizabeth Followed Me Home, we talk with Preston, who is the host of a podcast called 'Mettle Mentality,' a self-building show that focuses on consistency, fortitude, and grit. Preston joins us to share his paranormal experiences, including a scary encounter when an entity named "Elizabeth" followed him home from work! Preston's des…
 
This baby elephant has an "insatiable curiosity" and when he asks his family what the crocodile eats for dinner, no one will tell him and so he sets off to find out for himself. A classic Rudyard Kipling tale (adapted by Kathleen) that explains the origin of the elephant's trunk. (duration 14 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytell…
 
In episode 303: The Bigfoot Lights, we talk to Dustin who is a Native American with some amazing experiences. It all started out when he and his ex-girlfriend were driving back home from college to show off their new baby girl to their families. On their drive that night they saw a strange streaking light that was soon accompanied by more. As this …
 
Jason Horton (Ghost Town, The Thinning: New World Order, Strange Year Podcast) has an obsession with haunted places in Los Angeles. Is it because of the rejection of show business? The despair? Today he shares the story of The Murder House in Los Feliz, California. Join us every Friday night as we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on…
 
Join Afraido as he takes a trip to the Devil’s Cauldron in Ecuador. He meets a group of alpacas on his search for a quiet place and instead ends up on a wild adventure. He is forced to face down his fears in the middle of a rushing waterfall? Will he be able to? Will his fears disappear or overtake him? Find out at http://gooptales.com/afraido…
 
Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on the Story Worthy Podcast. Story Worthy celebrated 10 years of podcasting in July 2020 and have over 650 episodes recorded. Christine Blackburn is the creator, host and producer of Story Worthy, Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show, and The Sto…
 
When a little boy loses his mitten in the snow it becomes a cozy home for the woodland animals, as one by one, they squeeze inside making room for one another until finally it bursts spilling them all out into the snow. A folktale from Ukraine. (duration - 11 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.…
 
Kevin Nealon, Writer/Musician Allie Goertz, and Comedian Joe Manente are 3 of the storytellers that make the Best Stories of 2020! Listen as Kevin recounts performing at a strip club with Bob Saget in Point Barrow, Alaska; Allie shares the story of the car accident that saved her life; and Joe talks about teaching Special Ed and having to break up …
 
In Episode 301: When Orb Witnesses Die, Michael joins The Confessionals to discuss some pretty bizarre experiences. It seems UFOs have been a significant part of his life, having seen them both as a child and as an adult. But the oddest one of them all came when he, his wife, and their friends witnessed a large orb that left them stunned. Following…
 
An old Dutch legend about a little boy who plugs his finger into a dyke to prevent his village from flooding. A great story to teach children about bravery and what it means to be a hero and sacrifice your life for the good of others - a timely tale to end this year of 2020 where we celebrate and honor all our heroes who have risked their lives for…
 
Jefferson Graham talks about wrapping up his 36 year career at USA TODAY, where he did over 10,000 interviews, with everyone from Jerry Seinfeld and Van Dyke to Steve Jobs and Wozniak, and moving on to videomaking and photography (Photowalks) and personal blogging at Subtack. Every Friday night we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on…
 
In Episode 299: The Spider Crawl, we are joined by Cheyanne and Joanna. Cheyanne shares some significant paranormal experiences that both she and her family members have been through throughout her life. These experiences range from UFOs, to ghosts, to the “Black Nemesis.” Following Cheyanne's stories, her brother's fiancée Joanna joins us to descr…
 
When is it better to be lost than to be found? This story takes place on St. Nicolas Island near Santa Barbara, in California. Produced by: Squeaky Metal Stool Productions Narrator: Eric Hurtt Telling Simple Guest Announcer: Liz R. Production Voice: Special thanks to Julia H. Theme Music by Dan Henig Music Entitled: "Arpy" Song: #1 Surrender by Ash…
 
In Episode 298: The Dirty Santa, we bring on the much-anticipated Rachyll to share her jaw-dropping story of being stalked and hunted down by a man who she describes as looking like a dirty Santa! When she was a young girl, “dirty Santa” spotted Rachyll outside while he was driving, and the way he looked at her set off an alarm bell inside that she…
 
This classic short story by O. Henry tells the story of a poor young couple who each sacrifices what they treasure most in order to buy the other a present. A wise and tender tale for this Christmas season that reminds us how and why we give gifts and how sacrificial love at its best makes the wisest of all gifts. Suitable for children ages 9 and u…
 
As per tradition on The Confessionals Podcast, we’re bringing you our annual Christmas Eve music show! There will be plenty of holiday music ahead, but instead of reading scary stories this year, we decided to put together an "Ask Tony Anything" show, answering questions from TC fans that were submitted prior to recording. Although we were unable t…
 
When a family of spiders see the decorated Christmas tree on Christmas eve, they are so enchanted, that they leave their hiding spot and drop down onto the tree to explore, but suddenly they hear footsteps and into the room steps a jolly fellow, dressed in red, with a sack on his back. Who can that be? A fun folktale from Germany that explains the …
 
Actor Mark Teich (The Finchers, Monk) was working as a bartender in a Santa Monica bar when a scuffle broke out. Guess who tried to be a good guy? Yep, Mark Teich. Listen to find out what happened! Every Friday night we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blaine Ca…
 
Come along with Mischiefa as she gets herself into mischief. Mischief is quite naughty and after tricking her friend, Afraido, she ends up sledding all the way to the Blarney castle in Ireland. She is immediately surrounded by seven mysterious stones. Two of them are under a curse. Will Mischiefa be able to break the curse and set the stones free? …
 
When two little mice break into a dolls' house, they try to eat all the pretend food they see on the dolls' plates, and so angry and disappointed are they when they discover the food is not real, that they do a lot of naughty things. Luckily, they manage to mend their ways just in time for Christmas Eve. A fun tale from Beatrix Potter that will tea…
 
In Episode 295: The Die Glocke Time Machine, we talk to Terry! He starts us off with his memory of coming across a UFO that looked like a bell with his mother. He recalls seeing this craft, what it looked like, and tells us that there were beings inside it that he see! As he detailed his experience it started sounding like what he saw was very simi…
 
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Comic Dustin Nickerson (Overwhelmed, Netflix, Comedy Central, Hulu) decided to create a comedy special but how do you pull that off during a pandemic? Listen to find out and watch Dustin's special "Overwhelmed" on Amazon Prime. Every Friday night we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with your host Christine Bl…
 
In Episode 294: The Boyd House, we talk with Jill who finds herself in a very unique situation. Jill is a paranormal investigator with her own team, and they travel around the country investigating known paranormal locations. Along with paranormal investigating, Jill and her husband found themselves looking to buy the Boyd House, a haunted property…
 
In Episode 293: The White Lady, we talk to Nate, who spent time overseas as a missionary. Nate found himself in the Philippines, and the house he was given to stay in was, without a doubt, a haunted one. There was much activity occurring there, and as he spent time in town, the locals recognized him by the house he lived in. They told him he was li…
 
When a beautiful young girl agrees to go and live in a hideous beast's castle in order to save her father's life, she learns to see the inner goodness and beauty beneath the beast's appearance, and so breaks the curse that was cast upon him. This beloved fairytale is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season, where we try to s…
 
Screenwriter/Comedian Peter Gaulke (Divorced Parents, Black Knight, Ice Age the Meltdown) had a helluva weekend. It started off with a serious bicycle accident, then a huge scab falling off his chest while performing stand-up at The Ribtickler. Then a fire broke out (with mortalities!) in the comedy condo where he was staying. Other than that, Pete…
 
In Episode 292: Cemetery Reaper, we talk first with Jennifer, followed by a second interview with Mitch. Jennifer shares her encounter in a cemetery one night, when she and her friends came face to face with what she called 'the grim reaper.' After Jennifer's story, we talk to Mitch about his vast amount of paranormal experiences, including a time …
 
An old Norwegian folktale about a lad called, Boots, who proves to his two older brothers that he is a lot cleverer than they think, and...luckily for them, he proves to be kind as well. (duration 12 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.By Kathleen T. Pelley, audio story podcaster, audio book Scottish storyteller for kids, and children's author
 
Comic Deanne Smith (Netflix, Just For Laughs) and their girlfriend were teaching English as a Second Language in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico, when the Mexican federales came knocking and kicked them out! Why? What in the world did they do? Listen to find out! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is once a month on the third Sunday of every…
 
In Episode 290: Giant Dog In Alaska, we are joined by Jim, who is a military veteran. When Jim was in Afghanistan, he witnessed three men walk into a welding shop and then simply disappear in the middle of it. He also shares numerous stateside experiences, including a recurring event in his life: he seems to continually come across a bizarre dog at…
 
Come along with Yuckadoo as he makes notes of all the foods he doesn’t like before he even tastes them. He decides he doesn’t like a beignet that is offered to him and thus begins his journey down a beignet and into the Dead Sea. In the Dead Sea he encounters salty salty water and the curse of the three mummies. Will he escape their curse? Find out…
 
In Episode 289: Sasquatch in Erie Pennsylvania, we chat with Josie, a resident of western Washington state who grew up in the Erie, Pennsylvania area. As a young girl, she and her sisters were playing outside when she noticed them looking intently at something. She approached and asked what they were staring at, but at first, they weren’t quite sur…
 
Ella Bella is the envy of all the dogs in town - she has everything a dog could wish for - bones and treats and toys and a family who loves her. When a stray dog comes to visit and tells Ella Bella how much he enjoys his freedom, she decides to leave her house and set off on her own, but soon realizes that her home is all she ever wants or needs. A…
 
Marsha Shandur (Yes Yes Marsha, True Stories Toronto) was in her dorm room one night when her roommate saw something horrific. Listen to find out what happened! Oh! And check out the secret website Marsha made just for us! Click here. The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is once a month on the third Sunday of every month at 5:00pm PST, via Flappers Comed…
 
In Episode 288: Family Funeral Home, guest Bridget shares some of her paranormal experiences, involving apparitions, orbs, her pets, and even a family funeral home. Bridget tells us about living in an active home in Connecticut, where apparitions appeared and her cat would chase orbs through the house. Though her cat could see them, Bridget and her…
 
Children will delight in seeing how our trickster, Anansi, gets his comeuppance after trying to trick his way out of sharing his food with Turtle. (duration - 7 mins) An episode from Journey with Story, a storytelling podcast for kids.By Kathleen T. Pelley, audio story podcaster, audio books Scottish storyteller for kids, and children's author
 
Comedian Lahna Turner (Netflix, Hulu, Comedy Central) went through many tumultuous years of marriage wrought with addiction that sadly ended in the death of her estranged husband comedian Ralphie May. But after several years of putting her life back together she is now moving forward with her family, love life, and career. Listen to this episode fo…
 
In Episode 286: It Grabbed My Soul, we speak with Seth, whose experiences with lucid dreaming seem to take him into a different, interactive realm. Over time Seth has been able to take some control over his lucid dreams and change their outcomes. He tells us of his strange dream encounters, including an eerie instance when a dark humanoid figure gr…
 
The dead man with a beard, a beard longer than himself, was rolled up in his blanket. His beard was tied into a nice bow, But his body was resting on gold, down in his hole. So his body had to go. But the problem was . . . The story took place years ago near the town of Mariposa, in California. Hope you enjoy. Produced by: Squeaky Metal Stool Produ…
 
Come along with Icantdecida as she battles a gummy worm and ends up going to one of the largest candy stores in the world, Candylicious. There she meets a helpful cinnamon bear who helps her navigate the do's and don'ts of Candylicious. When Icantdecida absentmindedly bites the head off a gummy worm she finds herself chased by an army of worms. Wil…
 
In Episode 285: Seeing Into Another Realm, we are joined by Jessica. Early on in her life, Jessica was introduced to Wicca, and also later became a Blood gang member. After being worn down by living such a life, her father’s job was relocated and she was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to transition her life. During a prayer meeting at a c…
 
An African folktale, retold by Humphrey Harman, that explains how man and elephant came to distrust one another and why men continue to hunt elephants. A wise tale that teaches us how trust can be broken. (duration 14 minutes) An episode from Journey with Story - a storytelling podcast for kids.By Kathleen T. Pelley, audio story podcaster, audio book Scottish storyteller for kids, and children' s author
 
Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and NBC News (Dateline, The Thing About Pam, Motive for Murder) present Do No Harm. The Bright family was thrust into a medical and legal system so committed to protecting vulnerable children from abuse, it failed to protect innocent parents. From the hospital room to the courtroom, we walk in t…
 
Comic Laura House (Tiny Victories Podcast, Writer on CBS’s Mom, BBC’s Secret Life of Boys, Mouth Punch) grew up knowing she was adopted, but finding her real mom would turn out to be impossible. Until it wasn’t. Listen to this episode of Story Worthy and go on this incredible adventure with comedian Laura House. The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EV…
 
In Episode 284: Controlled Demolition of the American Empire, we bring back Charlie Robinson from Episode 189: Epstein Didn't Kill Himself and Episode 250: Epstein, Maxwell, and Gates! Charlie is the author of the book "The Octopus of Global Control," and joins us now to discuss topics from his brand new book, "Controlled Demolition of the American…
 
It was like any other night. It was dark. A man stood at an ATM, taking out money. And in the bank, the stuffed animals on one of the desks, came to life. One of the stuffed animals had lots of teeth. The story took place just a few weeks ago in Redwood City, in California, though how the story ended may or may not be how it really ended. Hope you …
 
It's that time again - The Wrap Up Show is back! This month we are tackling all of the shows from October 2020, including member episodes. We had an incredible range of experiences this month, from Bigfoot encounters in Washington state, to pale white figures creeping into someone's house, to diamond-shaped UFOs! Each story was a remarkable one, an…
 
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