Ep 44: Broke, Part 1

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imagePart one of our “Broke” show, recorded in our new home at Buntport Theater, features stories from comedian/Denver Post pot critic/host of Whiskey and Cigarettes podcast Jake Browne and comedian Timmi Lasley. These stories were recorded at Buntport Theater on June 18, 2014 by our main man Ron Doyle.

IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE BIG NEWS REGARDING OUR SHOW, READ ON!

We are not hosting our show on the usual third Weds in July.  INSTEAD, we are putting on a very special show on FRIDAY, JULY 18 at 8pm at Buntport Theater.  We are partnering with Pivot TV and Rooftop Media to tackle the theme of “Taking a Stand”, which will be filmed by Pivot TV, and we have put together an incredible lineup of performers to help us out, including:

Dessa (DOOMTREE Collective), Jonny 5 (Flobots), Nancy Norton (comedian), Evan Weissman (Warm Cookies of the Revolution), Andrew Orvedahl, and Robert Rutherford.

AND, You might notice that our podcast sounds a little bit different! We got some new tunes, provided by our friend Whalehawk (aka grammy nominated musician Jake Sanders). He has a huge catalog of music available on his SoundCloud page, so make sure to check out more of his work.

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Fundraising COMPLETE, The Narrators on Public Radio, and more

HOST JOWLSWell, you did it, you lovely beasts.  You helped us raise $1200 in just 7 short days to help us grow and expand The Narrators’ live show and our podcast.  Thank you so much to those who helped spread the word and especially our supporters who dug deep and made short work of our campaign.  We are so excited about what lies ahead for our show and we know that we couldn’t do it without our storytellers or our audience. Thank you.

Speaking of exciting things in our future, we are hosting a special Narrators show on Friday July 18th at Buntport Theater.  We are forgoing our regular third Wednesday show so that we can focus on making this show one of the best we’ve done.  It’s also Robert’s last show before packing up his new podcasting gear and heading west to spread The Narrators’ all over SoCal like so much avocado on gluten-free breads.

We have teamed up with Pivot TV and Rooftop Media to put together a show about “Taking a Stand”, which will be filmed by Pivot TV.  We are pleased to announce the lineup for the show, which includes the following badasses:

Dessa (from DOOMTREE Collective)

Jonny 5 (from Flobots)

Evan Weissman (from Denver’s own Warm Cookies of the Revolution)

Nancy Norton (comedian, former member of Vox Feminista)

Andrew Orvedahl (comedian, creator of The Narrators)

Robert Rutherford (co-host of The Narrators, poet, musician)

The show is at 8pm and whereas we are not charging admission, there is a suggested donation of $3 so that we can give our storytellers some scratch.

And if that ain’t enough excitement for you, the second episode of our storytelling series on Colorado Public Radio, The Narrators’ Second Listen, is available for your perusal and guaranteed enjoyment.  In this episode we explore the resume as a narrative device.

Mark yer calendars and we’ll see you on July 18th!

 

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The Narrators Fundraiser is happening NOW!

If you haven’t heard the news, The Narrators is expanding!  Robert is moving to California, and is planning on setting up a Narrators outpost as soon as he gets there.  To help him get what he needs to record live shows and add to our growing podcast, we have launched “The Narrators Westward Expansion” fundraiser.  Please head over to our GoFundMe campaign site for more details.

Ep. 43: The Move, Part 2

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imagePart one of our “Moving” show, the first show recorded in our new home at Buntport Theater, features stories from Buntport Theater’s Brian Collona and Open Air 1340 DJ Jessi Whitten. These stories were recorded at Buntport Theater on May 20, 2014 by our main man Ron Doyle.

IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE BIG NEWS REGARDING OUR SHOW, READ ON! Our monthly shows will now take place on the third Wednesday of every month at Buntport, which is large enough to accommodate our growing audience. The show will still be free and we’ll still have beer and wine available for a suggested donation.

AND, You might notice that our podcast sounds a little bit different! We got some new tunes, provided by our friend Whalehawk (aka grammy nominated musician Jake Sanders). He has a huge catalog of music available on his SoundCloud page, so make sure to check out more of his work.

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Ep. 42: The Move, Part 1

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moving-truck-in-hyundai-sonata-adPart one of our “Moving” show, the first show recorded in our new home at Buntport Theater, features stories from comedian Jared Ewy and playwright Ellen K Graham. These stories were recorded at Buntport Theater on April 21, 2014 by our main man Ron Doyle.

IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE BIG NEWS REGARDING OUR SHOW, READ ON!  Our monthly shows will now take place on the third Wednesday of every month at Buntport, which is large enough to accommodate our growing audience. The show will still be free and we’ll still have beer and wine available for a suggested donation.

AND, You might notice that our podcast sounds a little bit different! We got some new tunes, provided by our friend WhaleHawk (aka grammy nominated musician Jake Sanders). He has a huge catalog of music available on his SoundCloud page, so make sure to check out more of his work.

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EP. 41: GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! PART 2

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Narrators-logo-300x89Part two of our “Girls! Girls! Girls!” show features stories from musician/educator/storyteller Julia Wilson and Taylor Gonda, co-host of the award-winning pop culture podcast These Things Matter. These stories were recorded at The Deer Pile on April 17, 2014 by our main man Ron Doyle.

IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE BIG NEWS REGARDING OUR SHOW, READ ON! Our May show at our new home at Buntport Theater (717 Lipan St.) will take place on Wednesday the 21st and our theme will be “Moving.” Our monthly shows will now take place on the third Wednesday of every month at Buntport, which is large enough to accommodate our growing audience. The show will still be free and we’ll still have beer and wine available for a suggested donation.

You might notice that our podcast sounds a little bit different! We got some new tunes, provided by our friend WhaleHawk (aka grammy nominated musician Jake Sanders). He has a huge catalog of music available on his SoundCloud page, so make sure to check out more of his work.

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Ep. 40: Girls! Girls! Girls! Part 1

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You might notice that our podcast sounds a little bit different!  We got some new tunes, provided by our friend WhaleHawk (aka grammy nominated musician Jake Sanders).  He has a huge catalog of music available on his SoundCloud page, so make sure to check out more of his work.

Part one of our “Girls! Girls! Girls!” show features stories from writer/Geeks Who Drink host Francie Swidler and Ed Ward, host of storytelling show Stories Stories Bring Us Your Stories. These stories were recorded at The Deer Pile on April17, 2014 by our main man Ron Doyle.

IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE BIG NEWS REGARDING OUR SHOW, READ ON! Our May show at our new home at Buntport Theater (717 Lipan St.) will take place on Wednesday the 21st and our theme will be “Moving.” Our monthly shows will now take place on the third Wednesday of every month at Buntport, which is large enough to accommodate our growing audience. The show will still be free and we’ll still have beer and wine available for a suggested donation.

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Ep. 39: Slapstick, Part 2

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artnews3Part one of our “Slapstick” show features stories from veterinarian/comedian/former bouncer Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald and comedian Shayne Ferm. These stories were recorded at The Deer Pile on March 20, 2014 by our main man Ron Doyle.

IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE BIG NEWS REGARDING OUR SHOW, READ ON! Our May show at our new home at Buntport Theater (717 Lipan St.) will take place on Wednesday the 21st and our theme will be “Moving.”  Our monthly shows will now take place on the third Wednesday of every month at Buntport, which is large enough to accommodate our growing audience.  The show will still be free and we’ll still have beer and wine available for a suggested donation.

The intro and outro music was produced and graciously provided by Sans Seruf, and you can find more slick beats for your earholes over at his bandcamp page.

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TONIGHT!! The Narrators on GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!

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Tonight we celebrate the end of our run at the Deer Pile with one last show at the venue that helped us in no small way to become what we are today!  Or theme is Girls! Girls! Girls! and we’ve assembled a lineup of some of The Narrators’ best storytellers, peppered with a few newcomers.  Here are the details:

Jefferson Bare is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Edwin Forrest Ward is a cornerstone of the Denver literary scene, and is also the host of Stories Stories Bring Your Stories, our sister Denver storytelling show at the Mercury Cafe’. Stories Stories Bring your Stories happens the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Taylor Gonda is a longtime contributor to The Narrators and co-host of award-winning podcast These Things Matter, where she and co-host Kevin O’Brien ply the depths of our pop-cultural obsessions.

Julia Wilson sings in several Denver-based jazz, blues, and soul groups, including Westbrook Jazz, which started in Detroit in the 1960s.

Cory Casciato is nerd royalty in Denver.  He is a former editor of the Onion AV Club, a current writer for Westword, and creator of undead-obsessed website The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse.

Francie Swidler is a contributor to Mile High Style for The Denver Post and Geeks Who Drink quizmaster.

Ian O’Dougherty has been playing in Denver bands for over twenty years, and has a long resume that includes tenures in some amazing bands, including Uphollow, The Ian Cooke Band, TaunTaun, and more.  Ian is also a strong advocate for arts in Denver and is currently co-producing a series of full-album cover shows called Under the Cover.

Ru Johnson is a writer, arts advocate and nail polish enthusiast. Ru writes for a metric shit-ton of media outlets.  JFGI and see how she owns this town.

8PM at THE DEER PILE.  FREE AS THE AIR YOU BREATHE, UNLESS YOU’RE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO BUYS THOSE AEROSOL CANS OF AIR TO BREATHE, IN WHICH CASE WE’D LIKE TO CHARGE YOU 10 BUCKS.  See you there, darlings.

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Ep. 38: Slapstick, Part 1

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photo(1)Part one of our “Slapstick” show features stories from Narrators co-host/Captain of many hearts Andrew Orvedahl and comedian Chris Fairbanks. These stories were recorded at The Deer Pile on March 20, 2014 by our main man Ron Doyle.

Our April show at the Deer Pile will take place on Thursday the 17th and our theme will be “GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!”  We have some big announcements regarding the future of our show, so this one’s not to be missed!

The intro and outro music was produced and graciously provided by Sans Seruf, and you can find more slick beats for your earholes over at his bandcamp page.

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