This time in Strangerville we explore stories about fear as we head into Strangerville's first ever Halloween.
Eli and Jolyn analyze the most important parts of the presidential debate.
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.
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
Eli tells the story of undergoing a Ukrainian appendectomy in 2004.
This week on Strangerville Shorts, Jolyn and Eli read some of the tens of millions of emails they've received about Strangerville.
This time in Strangerville, we explore the world of travel through some stories that may make you want to just stay home.
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.
Joey Leavitt takes us back to the 80s and tells us how much Zelda means to him.
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
Eli McCann and Jolyn Metro do dramatic readings of your favorite Lifetime movie synopses.
Eli tells a story about a dramatic middle eastern border crossing at The Porch in 2014.
Jolyn Metro shares her thoughts on love in the aftermath of the tragic Orlando shooting.
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
Jolyn and Eli tell the story of how they met. And fell in like.
This week on Shorts, we give you undramatic readings of your favorite movies.
Eli McCann tells a story about Guatemala in 2013.
This week, Jolyn and Eli review an overly-hyped low-budgeted local production of Les Mis.
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
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.
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.
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.