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The Narrators Podcast is the audio companion to the monthly storytelling show hosted by Ron S. Doyle and Erin Rollman in Denver and Robert Rutherford and Mary Robertson in San Diego. Comedians, actors, musicians, writers, and other creative types share true stories from their lives centered on a monthly theme. Voted “Best Free Entertainment” in Westword’s Best of Denver awards.

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The Narrators Ep. 139, Sarah Goltz – “American”

Today we’ll hear from first-time storyteller, Sarah Goltz. Told on the theme of “Crossing Over,” Sarah talks about a time when she unknowingly witnessed a monumental crossing. This story was recorded live on 8 August 2017 at the Tiger! Tiger! Tavern in San Diego. Our next shows will take place on Tuesday, 12 Sept at […]

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The Narrators Ep. 138: Christie Buchele – “Comedy Will Kill You Too”

Comedy has always been in this show’s DNA—The Narrators was founded by a comic and funny folks have been sharing stories since our first show in 2010. Today’s story comes from Christie Buchele, one of our absolute favorites comics and storytellers, talking about her relationship with the art form—and booze, the substance that often fuels […]

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The Narrators Ep. 137: Ed Ward – “The New Unified Theory of the Universe”

Today’s story comes from Ed Ward, who has been sharing stories with The Narrators since the very beginning. Ed is the host of Stories Stories, Bring Your Stories, one of Denver’s longest-running storytelling shows. This story was recorded live on 19 July 2017 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was “Bars.” […]

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The Narrators Ep. 136: Laura Bond – “Adolescent Death Smirk”

Today’s story comes from Laura Bond, one of our all-time favorite storytellers. Laura’s story reminds us that when faced with a nemesis, one can stand tall on both real and imaginary mountains. Laura’s story was recorded live on 19 July 2017 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was “Bars.” Our […]

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The Narrators Ep. 135: Lisa Hemminger – “Donna”

Today’s story comes from Lisa Hemminger. Beginning with the theme of “Bars,” Lisa follows a thread past a Pool Shark, through a relationship, and into a mausoleum. This story was recorded live on 11 July 2017 at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern. Enjoy! Our next regular monthly shows will take place on Tuesday, 8 August at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern in San […]

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The Narrators Ep. 134: Andrew Curtis Forlines – “Trusty Minivan”

This story comes from Andrew Curtis Forlines, Denver comedian and organizing member of Secular Hub, a non-profit, Humanist community center in Five Points. This story was recorded live on 21 June 2017 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was “Road Trip.” Our next shows will take place on Tuesday, 8 […]

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The Narrators Ep. 133: Alfredo Araujo – “Making It Last”

When we planned on doing a show in Tijuana to celebrate the one year anniversary of the dance studio/community space Huerto, we knew we wanted to highlight trans-border culture by letting the storytellers present in whatever language they felt most comfortable speaking in. We ended up having half of the stories told in Spanish—and something […]

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The Narrators: Ep. 132: Mallory Wallace – “Kind of Natural”

Today’s story is about love—the sweet, swift, sometimes bloody kind—and comes from comedian Mallory Wallace. This was Mallory’s second and final performance at The Narrators before leaving Colorado and moving to Nebraska. Congratulations, Lincoln, you’re one lucky town. Mallory’s story was recorded live on 21 June 2017 at the Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The […]

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The Narrators: Ep. 131: John Shaw – “We’ve Got This”

Today’s story comes from John Shaw, sharing for the first time with The Narrators. John’s story was recorded live on 13 June 2017 at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern in San Diego. The theme of the evening was “Road Trip.” We want to say a quick thank you to everyone who came out to our special show […]

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The Narrators: Ep. 130: Karak Miakol – “I am alive, on Earth”

Today’s story comes from our recent all-refugee special. Karak Miakol, a women’s rights activist and founder of Women Who Grow, shares her story about fighting for an education as a young girl in South Sudan. This story was recorded live on 31 May 2017 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening […]

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