As always, we’re doing something a bit different. We decided to release a Stories We Don’t Tell podcast episode every two months, so think of this as a double album. Recorded live in February and March, the two events included on this episode featured personal stories from John Finnegan, Paul Dore, Brianne Benness, Adam Zawalich, Erin Kang, Monica Hamburg and Stefan Hostetter.

Stories We Don’t Tell originated from Let’s Get Personal, a writing group started by Brianne Benness. Every two weeks we shared (and continue to share) personal stories about our lives. After establishing a positive environment, we wondered if this could be brought to an audience. For some behind-the-scenes information about the event, check out Episode 96. This was the first instalment of Stories We Don’t tell on the podcast and includes interviews with the storytellers.

The stories cover a lot of ground, including exploring family history, relationships and personal experiences. This episode once again brings you right into the event. Stay tuned for more from the Stories We Don’t Tell in the future.

If you would like to learn more about the Stories We Don’t Tell event, podcast, and other projects, such as Misplaced Metrics and the writing group Let’s Get Personal, visit the website:

The next Stories We Don’t Tell is happening on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. To keep up to date with the event, please visit and like the Stories We Don’t Tell Facebook group.

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Previous Stories We Don’t Tell Open Kwong Dore Episodes:

Episode NumberEvent Title
Episode 96Behind-the-scenes
Episode 101After Jameson
Episode 107When Things End
Episode 111Origin Day
Episode 115To Be Determined
Episode 124Fuck Shit Up
Episode 129Out of the Rain
Episode 133All You Need
Episode 138Preamble
Episode 143Play with Fire
Episode 148One Year Later
Episode 152Belt it Out
Episode 161Howl at the Moon
Episode 165Fish of the Sea
Episode 170Next of Kin

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