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The Odyssey Storytelling Podcast

May 31, 2019

Heroes & Villains have faced off since the beginning of recorded history. Moses and Pharaoh, Beowulf and Grendel, Batman and The Joker, SpongeBob and Plankton; we love’em, we hate’em. Sometimes a single character can be a hero to some, and a villain to others.

This week's storytellers include:

  • Terry Ahearn
  • Pat...


May 24, 2019

The April 2016 Contradictions show carried the overall theme of the contradictions of the human condition, and no story embodied that theme better than Jovahn Walid Thomas' extremely heartfelt tribute to his grandmother, a story about family and tradition, about triumph and tragedy, about life and death. It's not an...


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...