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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. 116: Meghan DePonceau – “Pleasure Coma”

Today’s story comes from Meghan DePonceau. Meghan is a Denver comedian and the chief of 5280Comedy.com, a top resource for all things comedy in Denver. This story was recorded live on 18 January 2017 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was “Dropping the Ball.” Thanks so much to everyone who […]

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The Narrators Ep. 115: Breeann Kirby – “Sunsets Matter”

Today’s story is about control—the anxiety of knowing when to take it, and the grace required to let it go. This story was told by Breeann Kirby live on 14 February 2017 at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern in San Diego. The theme of the evening was “Red-Handed.” Our next two shows are on 14 March in […]

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303 Magazine: The Narrators Celebrates 7 Years!

THE NARRATORS PUT DENVER LOCALS IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH LIVE STORYTELLING By Elliott Flood of 303 Magazine We all relish great stories. Whether it’s your best friend recounting the time they got locked out of a hotel room naked or one of your grandparents waxing fondly about their childhood — stories permeate our lives. The Narrators is […]

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The Narrators Ep. 114: Joe Phillips – “The British Are Coming”

  Today’s story comes from Joe Phillips, who, in his own words, “is an actor and bartender approaching middle age,” but we know he’s so much more.  This story was recorded live on 21 December 2016 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado; the theme of the evening was “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” In addition to […]

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The Narrators Ep. 113: Joe Holland – “Independicitis”

This story comes from one of our favorite storytellers, Joe Holland. Joe is a San Diego based writer who has a knack for capturing all of the pain and hilarity that is so often wrapped up in family life. This story was recorded live on 13 December 2016 at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern in San Diego. […]

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The Narrators Ep. 112: Jim Norris – “One Kid at a Time”

Last October, our friends at From the Hip Photo hosted a small event at Fort Greene, this cool, funky little place in Globeville, and invited The Narrators to share a few stories. The theme of the evening was “Punk’s Not Dead?” The stage was just the corner of a little concrete-walled room with streamers on […]

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The Narrators Ep. 111: Jackie Jones – “A Dozen Naked Girls”

This week’s story comes to you from Jackie Jones. Jackie is a native San Diegan who has written book reviews for the San Diego Union Tribune and The San Francisco Chronicle as well as a humor column for Burbank’s now defunct Verdugo Monthly. Jackie shared this story at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern in San Diego on […]

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The Narrators Ep. 110: Janae Burris – “Fallen Promises”

We made it—the dumpster fire that was 2016 is done—and the flood of new year’s resolutions seems to be running faster and deeper than usual this year. Even more so, it seems like folks are breaking free and dumping old baggage that held them back last year. That’s what today’s story is all about—the complexities […]

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The Narrators Ep. 109: Rachel Weeks – “Scorpion, Camel, Penelope Cruz”

Today’s story comes from Rachel Weeks. Rachel is a comedian, writer, actor, and member of the Denver comedy group the Pussy Bros. This story was originally recorded on 20 July 2016 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was “Pop!” There is only one show left in 2016 and we want […]

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The Narrators Ep. 108: Brooke Pillifant – “Newton”

We here at The Narrators talk a lot about the role of empathy in the show’s success. The Narrators is, at its core, a community building enterprise, and one that is built on the premise of people wanting to connect to each other. The simple act of sharing stories allows that. It builds empathy and […]

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