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Arc Stories

Arc Stories is simply stories. Imagine you're finishing dinner. Maybe you’re at a party, maybe it’s your family’s Sunday supper. You push back from the table while coffee is poured. You congregate out on the front porch because it’s cool enough now. Maybe the first sign of what’s to come is a laugh-tinged “You will never believe what happened to me at work...” Or a wistful “Do y’all remember that time...” But it always comes. Here, in our little corner of the country, they always come. The South has always marked time by its stories. They carry our history. Our fathers and grandfathers. Wars. Hunting trips. Good dogs. Great loves. Brass badges and bank robbers. Our everyday lives. Arc Stories is the celebration of that great tradition. It is the chance for our stories to move off the front porch, or from around the campfire, or out of the coffee house, and be put on stage in front of friends and strangers alike. True, Personal Stories - Told In Person - In the Southern Tradition

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Episode 40 - Mistaken Identity

A woman receives a troubling diagnosis, and a guy gains new understanding about who both he and his father are following his arrest.Learn more about Jamie Golden: Jamie's Twitter | Jamie's Instagram | Jamie's Facebook | The PopcastLearn more about John Archibald: John's Twitter | John's ColumnToday's Sponsor: AL.comGet tickets and info for our next live event: Spooked: Stories That Go Bump in the NightRate and Review: iTunesSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

34mins

12 Oct 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 19 - Scary Funny

One man comes to face-to-face with death and another with religious fanatics.

24mins

23 Oct 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 29 - Awkward Situations

A woman is sent on a very important errand for a bride, and man learns his father isn't who he thought he was.Learn more about Jamie Golden: Jamie's Twitter | Jamie's Facebook | Jamie's Instagram | The PopcastLearn more about Richard Banks: Richard's Twitter | Red Barn Media GroupGet tickets and info for our next live event: P.O.V.: Stories About a Change in PerspectiveRate and Review: iTunesSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

30mins

11 May 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 64 - Something to Say

A young preacher tries to convince his flock of the truth, and a young boy tries to understand his relationship with his parents.Learn more about Engram Wilkinson: Engram's WebsiteLearn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookGet tickets and info for our next live event: Projections at the Sidewalk Film FestivalRate and Review: iTunesSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

34mins

24 Aug 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 60 - Bad Ideas

A young girl attempts to change the minds of her classmates while also possibly offending everyone, and a young man, not knowing what else to do, just keeps heading north.Learn more about Glenny Brock: Glenny's TwitterLearn more about Chris Culver: Chris' TwitterLearn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookGet tickets and info for our next live event: Thicker Than Water: Stories About FamilyRate and Review: iTunesSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

31mins

29 Jun 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 70 - Religion and Politics

A woman receives a special message from God, and a man goes on quite a trip with a Senator.Learn more about Jamie Golden: Jamie's Twitter | Jamie's Instagram | Jamie's FacebookLearn more about Van Sykes: Bob Sykes Bar-B-QLearn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookGet tickets and info for our next live event: Tis the Season: Stories About the HolidaysRate and Review: Apple PodcastsSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

36mins

16 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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Episode 76 - Two to Tango

Our two storytellers try to make the most of many opportunities to find their own partner with whom to dance through life.Learn more about Jamie Golden: Jamie's Twitter | Jamie's Instagram | Jamie's FacebookLearn more about Terrance Jackson: Terrance's InstagramLearn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookGet tickets and info for our next live event: Hell Hath No Fury: Stories from WomanhoodRate and Review: Apple PodcastsSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

25mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 23 - Unlucky in Love

A guy throws caution to the wind and a girl fakes passing out, all in the name of love.

32mins

18 Feb 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 11 - Grand Gestures

One man does his best to live as if he's in a romantic comedy, and another learns the lengths to which his father went to show he loved his son.

27mins

4 Jun 2015

Rank #9

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Episode 103 - See What Had Happened Was

Two stories that prove you shouldn’t judge a story just by what he seems to be about. Wait until you get all the details, and you might not believe what you hear.Learn more about Jeremy Carter: Jeremy’s InstagramLearn more about Will Lochamy: Will’s Twitter | Will’s InstagramLearn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookGet tickets and info for our next live event: What Goes Up: Stories About Cause and EffectRate and Review: Apple PodcastsSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

26mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 28 - Lessons Learned

One man can't believe what he sees on his business's security feed, and another is forced to confront his own guilt.Learn more about Van Sykes and Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q: Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q | Bob Sykes Blues FestivalLearn more about David Graves: David's Twitter | David's Facebook | David's InstagramGet tickets and info for our next live event: P.O.V.: Stories About a Change in PerspectiveRate and Review: iTunesSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

39mins

27 Apr 2016

Rank #11

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Episode 62 - Family Heritage

A young woman meets her parents for the very first time, and a young man adopts his mother's mantra.Learn more about Christy Harmon: Christy's Instagram | Christy's WebsiteLearn more about Brett Schultz: Brett's InstagramLearn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookGet tickets and info for our next live event: Thicker Than Water: Stories About FamilyRate and Review: iTunesSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

29mins

26 Jul 2017

Rank #12

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Episode 14 - The Mystery of Motherhood

A woman tracks down who's attempting to steal her motherhood and a guy takes his own mother's lessons as he tries to be a mother himself.

31mins

31 Jul 2015

Rank #13

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Episode 12 - From the Vault

Two stories from our very first event ever. A woman and her family are haunted by a zombie squirrel and a young man almost burns down Texas. Note to listener: recordings are poor. May want to use headphones.

30mins

26 Jun 2015

Rank #14

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Episode 15 - Traveling Outside the Comfort Zone

A guy gives a cautionary tale from his experience on a greyhound bus, and a young woman warns against the troubles of traveling through Ukraine.

33mins

14 Aug 2015

Rank #15

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Episode 68 - Hauntings

A man and a friend dig up a skeleton from their town's past, and a young woman confronts a ghost from her husband's past.Learn more about Sarah Delia: Sarah's TwitterLearn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookGet tickets and info for our next live event: Spooked: True and Scary StoriesRate and Review: Apple PodcastsSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

37mins

19 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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Episode 17 - Freedom Rider

A woman has a personal encounter with the notorious Bull Connor during one of the Freedom Rides in 1961. To learn more about Catherine Burks-Brooks and the Freedom Rides visit www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperi…erine-burks-brooks/.

35mins

11 Sep 2015

Rank #17

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Episode 65 - Projections

A young woman pursues her hero and a young man seeks to honor his grandfather.Learn more about Kelly Vrooman: Kelly's Twitter | Kelly's Instagram | Kelly's WebsiteLearn more about Al Elliott: Al's Twitter | Al's InstagramLearn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookGet tickets and info for our next live event: Fight or Flight: Stories About ConflictRate and Review: Apple PodcastsSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

27mins

6 Sep 2017

Rank #18

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Episode 75 - In Pursuit of Love

A woman finds herself dumbfounded when confronted with her date's audacity, and a man finds himself struggling through one of the most important conversations of his life.Learn more about Eunice Elliott: Eunice's Twitter | Eunice's Instagram | Eunice's Other Twitter | Eunice's WebsiteLearn more about Jonathan Owen: Jonathan's Twitter | Jonathan's InstagramLearn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookGet tickets and info for our next live event: Two to Tango: Stories About LoveRate and Review: Apple PodcastsSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

37mins

31 Jan 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 41 - Spooked

Our special Halloween episode. One guy runs for his life when he finds himself in a real-life slasher flick, and another guy's friendly prank turns into something else when he pushes things a bit too far.Learn more about Erin Moon: Erin's Twitter | Erin's Instagram | The Last BeholderHear the first story Erin ever told at an Arc Stories event in Episode 12 - From the Vault.Learn more about Chris Kinsley: Chris' Twitter | Chris' Instagram | Chris' FacebookLearn more about Jonathan Owen: Jonathan's Twitter | Camp Straight StreetToday's Sponsor: AL.comGet tickets and info for our next live event: 'Tis the Season: Stories About the HolidaysRate and Review: iTunesSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | AndroidFollow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

48mins

26 Oct 2016

Rank #20