Melissa Ferrick tells us about the night she opened for Bob Dylan; Suzanne Ketchum Adams drives home with a feisty ram in the backseat; and Akshobh Giridharadas camps in the middle of nowhere to discover the true sense of hospitality and humanity in the wilderness.
Joe Pagliuca's surprise marriage proposal turns to be more unexpected than planned; Lauren Wojtkun's broken heart is held together by one hundred women in rural Colorado; and Aaron Wolfe faces his fear of adventure to embrace his wife's spirit.
Lani Peterson's Thanksgiving cooking mistake becomes a family secret. Phil Wyman calls out the monks to break up a street fight between witches and preachers during Halloween. Diana Valentine leans in for a special New Year's kiss.
Stories of losing control. Included: Kevin Gallagher goes postal in the post office; Ashley Rose's patience is tested by FEMA after a flood in her community; and Khuyen Bui has his life stolen by an innocent little life-tracking app.
School is seen through the eyes of teen storytellers. Cecelia Viverios battles a hidden learning disability that leaves teachers, her parents, and Cecelia herself baffled; Anna Kamens reluctantly welcomes a fourth grade newcomer who struggles socially; and Furquann Syed, teased for his name and Muslim heritage, finds that violent solutions have a down side.
For teachers and students alike, school is a place to struggle mightily, as our abilities and our preconceptions of the world meet challenges both harrowing and hilarious. Ben Cunningham works to transform a classroom of swooning preschool girls into dragon-slaying warrior princesses; Donna Galluzzo finishes the school year with the help of the plucky Sister Maria; and Crystal Williams climbs the ladder of higher education, aided by secret admirers.
U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo from Zimbabwe "sows seeds" of renewal in the U.S.; Grace Talusan shares how a green station wagon helped her family become Americans; and Kevin Dutremble challenges his assumptions about others.
Ana Hebra Flaster describes her last night at home before leaving Cuba forever; Jackson Gilman's son catches his first fish by any means necessary; and Julie Baker's international love affair gets tested during "cabin fever."
Dan Dahari describes being adopted and smuggled out of Mexico as an infant. Courtney Allen shares about her feeling of freedom during a trip to Cuba. Social Psychology professor Michael Sargent confronts his own biases on a flight immediately after September 11, 2001.
Neighborhoods are forever in flux: Paloma Valenzuela travels to a Dominican neighborhood searching for her identity; Mark Redmond learns what happens when you are no longer welcomed on your street; and Norah Dooley finds the real meaning of community from neighbors who teach her life lessons.
Rodrigue Kalambayi reflects on fleeing political violence in the Congo; Korean-American Eson Kimisheld recalls being held up at gunpoint in her family's hardware store in New York; and Christine Gentry explains why she donated a kidney to a stranger. Wes Hazard hosts.
Sandi Marx recalls almost getting cast for "A Chorus Line"; choreographer Mark Lamb reflects on his return to his unaccepting hometown in Kentucky and an extraordinary reunion; and Jean Appolon remembers dancing his way out of a death sentence in Haiti.
Cast & Details
Premiered: October 9, 2017
Premise: A showcase for storytellers, who share tales both poignant and funny.