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Dec 17, 2016

This time in Strangerville we explore awkward stories about people's interactions with their parent or guardian in uncomfortable situations. 

Dec 14, 2016

Tyler Wood discusses what it's like to lose a parent.

Dec 4, 2016

Eli and Jolyn read some of Yahoo! Answers most important questions.

Nov 27, 2016

Please enjoy a Christmas story Eli told on The Porch in 2013. 

Nov 14, 2016

This week in Strangerville, we explore hard conversations--their value, and why we sometimes avoid them. A law professor accidentally replies all on an email chain. Strangers in a park share their vulnerabilities. A 30-year-old single woman chases a man she just met to Egypt. A man talks to his 9-year-old daughter about the ugliness of this year's presidential election. Laugh and cry with us, and don't forget that sometimes strangers really do have the best candy.


Intro: Eli McCann and Jolyn Metro

1. People at the Park

2. An Egyptian Rom Com by Annette Thacker

3. What Do I Tell Her? by Swen Swenson

Conclusion: Thoughts by Jolyn Metro and song performed by Jolyn Metro and Eli McCann

Nov 6, 2016

Eli tells a story on The Porch in 2012 about couchsurfing in Europe. 

Oct 30, 2016

Eli and Jolyn read some poetry they've written over the years and discuss some very heavy topics. 

Oct 16, 2016

This time in Strangerville we explore stories about fear as we head into Strangerville's first ever Halloween. 

Oct 10, 2016

Eli and Jolyn analyze the most important parts of the presidential debate. 

Oct 3, 2016

This week on Strangerville Shorts, Eli tells a story live at The Porch about a time he wandered a foreign airport naked, looking for his clothes. 

Sep 18, 2016

This time in Strangerville we hear stories from people who leave home and discover new things about themselves. A New Yorker quits her job and finds herself a few months later walking the Camino de Santiago. A drama teacher has a close call hiking and hitchhiking through the Californian wilderness. And a woman adopted as a baby from Korea returns to her homeland and unwittingly discovers that everything she formerly believed about her biological family was completely incorrect. 


1. Find a Way by Gemma Rogers

2. Bear Necessities by Dana Rose Fleming 

3. Asian Surprise by Amanda Peterson 

Sep 11, 2016

Eli tells the story of undergoing a Ukrainian appendectomy in 2004.

Aug 26, 2016

This week on Strangerville Shorts, Jolyn and Eli read some of the tens of millions of emails they've received about Strangerville. 

Aug 12, 2016

This time in Strangerville, we explore the world of travel through some stories that may make you want to just stay home. 

Aug 7, 2016

This week on Strangerville Shorts, enjoy a clip from a BBC Radio 4 segment in which Eli talks about the meaning behind Mary Poppins's classic song, Feed the Birds.

Jul 30, 2016

Joey Leavitt takes us back to the 80s and tells us how much Zelda means to him.

Jul 18, 2016

This time in Strangerville, we explore the world of homelessness. A senior citizen explains what it is like for him to live on the streets of Salt Lake City. A panhandler catches the attention of a passerby. A detox facility shares some insight and discusses misconceptions about the homeless community. And a young man, stranded on the highway, is befriended by colorful character who seeks to help him.


1. At Least You're Acknowledged by Lee

2. Man on a Corner by Eli McCann

3. Passion for the Work by Sue Ativalu

4. Stranded in Wyoming by Jason Hunt

Jul 10, 2016

Eli McCann and Jolyn Metro do dramatic readings of your favorite Lifetime movie synopses. 

Jun 26, 2016

Eli tells a story about a dramatic middle eastern border crossing at The Porch in 2014. 

Jun 19, 2016

Jolyn Metro shares her thoughts on love in the aftermath of the tragic Orlando shooting.

Jun 12, 2016

In Episode 5 we explore the value of choice through a community that has little. Jeff Barlow walks us through a very unique perspective gained from growing up in the secretive FLDS polygamous community, detailing his heartbreaking escape and his brave efforts to rebuild the traumatized town today.


1. The Crick by Jeff Barlow 

Jun 5, 2016

Jolyn and Eli tell the story of how they met. And fell in like. 

May 29, 2016

This week on Shorts, we give you undramatic readings of your favorite movies. 

May 20, 2016

Eli McCann tells a story about Guatemala in 2013.

May 15, 2016

This week, Jolyn and Eli review an overly-hyped low-budgeted local production of Les Mis. 

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