We’re always up to something different on the podcast! This episode features five storytellers recorded live from the very first Stories We Don’t Tell event. Held in Toronto, the event included personal stories from Stefan Hostetter, Erin Kang, Jeanette Stock, Brianne Benness and the co-host of this podcast Paul Dore.

Stories We Don’t Tell originated from Let’s Get Personal, a writing group started by Brianne. Every two weeks we would share personal stories about our lives. After establishing a positive environment, we wondered if this could be brought to an audience. After attending many storytelling events around the city, we decided to start our own event. At the end of last month, over forty people congregated at Stefan’s apartment and we told our stories.

The stories cover a lot of ground, including exploring family history, explaining our passions, personal experiences and reasoning with inanimate objects. This episode brings you right into the event and also includes some behind-the-scenes interviews with the storytellers.

If you would like to learn more about Stories We Don’t Tell and other projects, such as Misplaced Metrics, visit our website: thereapers.org.

Follow the storytellers on Twitter:

Stefan Hostetter: @Steho_

Erin Kang: @e_kangster

Jeanette Stock: @JeanetteStock

Brianne Benness: @bennessb

Paul Dore: @jeffreypauldore