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The Odyssey Storytelling Podcast

May 17, 2019

Some stories at Odyssey's January 2017 "Labor" show were about birth. Some were about unionizing. And some, like Jema Patterson's, were about specific labors unique to their lives alone. Like, for example, meeting a hot, smart, Spanish guy on a ferry and somehow failing to mention that you have a boyfriend. From Jema's...


May 10, 2019

*Warning* This story includes sexual and emotional abuse. If you feel you might be harmed in any way by such content, please do not listen to this episode.

For our fourth contribution from the December 2015 "Body" show, Yola Gomez tells the tale of reclaiming their own body and sense of self, both from their abusers and...


May 3, 2019

Gloria Elizalde's interpretation of "Strange" for Odyssey's March 2016 show is a broad one. For one thing, it can refer to Gloria's personal desire to be different from the people around her. For another, it can refer to an extended stay in Mexico that involved long lines, late payments, finding friends at the...


Apr 26, 2019

Odyssey proudly presents to you a night of extraordinary feats brought to you by storyteller extraordinaires. Extrahuman strengths over adversity, extroverted artistic endeavors, and botanical extractions turned to culinary delights. An extravaganza of tales extrapolated in stunning detail guaranteed to extract...


Apr 19, 2019

We've had a lot of content from the February 2016 "Bridges" show on this podcast, and there's a reason: It's great. It's great in part, because of Kamaran Zangana, who spoke candidly of his life in the war-torn middle east, a life he describes as "always jump[ing] from this bridge to that bridge." From Kamaran's Odyssey...