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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. 

May 10, 2016

In Episode 4, we explore the World of Mothers. Motherhood varies, but affects us all. Jolyn and Eli's moms respond to a variety of questions they find too silly to take seriously. One woman falls into motherhood at a young age and in a unique way. And a man discusses for the first time in detail what it was like to lose his mother to a terminal and terrible disease. 


1. Cathie and Nancy by Cathie McCann and Nancy Metro

2. "She Makes Life Better for Me" by Brianne and JJ

3. Voicemails by Tyler Wood


Apr 10, 2016

Join us for episode three of Strangerville, in which we explore the World of Pranks. A barbershop mishap, vehicle misidentification, police corruption, and destructive homemade projects teach us the boundaries of pranks and the repercussions when things go bad. 

Mar 14, 2016

In episode 2 of Strangerville, we explore stories of chaos. What role does chaos play in our lives? Children remind us of the confusing process of learning to be a human. An online comment moderator responds to death threats from an Internet troll. Folks wander through recent devastation in Ukraine. And hostile desert monkey(s) teach a tomboy a lesson.

Feb 10, 2016

Eli McCann and Jolyn Metro come from Strangerville to present stories about the world of love. Listen to the storytellers talk about the way their generation approached dating and how dating apps, such as Tinder, have turned the old way on its head. 

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