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An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange.Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome.Everything Is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal.Produced by Mike Martinez and Tyler Wray.For dialogue and more information about the project write to: stories@eisradio.org

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An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange.Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome.Everything Is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal.Produced by Mike Martinez and Tyler Wray.For dialogue and more information about the project write to: stories@eisradio.org

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Storytelling at its finest

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I think I found one of my favorite podcasts for great stories.

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360 Ratings
Average Ratings
320
24
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3
5

The Best

By 918to917 - Dec 13 2018
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Storytelling at its finest

New Fave

By J. Captures - Nov 07 2018
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I think I found one of my favorite podcasts for great stories.
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Everything Is Stories

Latest release on Dec 11, 2018

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An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange.Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome.Everything Is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal.Produced by Mike Martinez and Tyler Wray.For dialogue and more information about the project write to: stories@eisradio.org

Rank #1: 018 These Executions

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A story of public relations and lethal injection. Michelle Lyons witnessed over 270 executions carried out by the state of Texas. At age 22, Lyons started reporting for The Huntsville Item, which gave her the opportunity to see her first lethal injection. In 2001, she became the Director of Public Information for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), a spokesperson for 110 prisons across the state. Here, Lyons talks the politics of death row, the infamous Walls Unit execution chamber, and processing her emotions death after death. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Silent Isle http://anastasiaclarke.info http://silentisle.bandcamp.com Episode 018 is sponsored by Audible. Get a free audio book of your choice at http://audiblepodcast.com/eisradio/

Dec 23 2015

47mins

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Rank #2: 017 Anything For A Witness

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A story of justice found within the shape of a face. Lois Gibson is considered by many to be the most successful forensic artist in the world. Using skills in art, witness interviewing, and facial reconstruction, Gibson has helped solve over 1,200 cases by sketching portraits of both victims and criminals all over the United States. In 2005, she was even placed in the Guinness Book of World Records because of her success in suspect identifications. EIS finds Gibson at her home in Spring, Texas where she tells stories of an early career in modeling, surviving a brutal attack, and her fascination with faces. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by High Aura'd and Mike Shiflet http://highaurad.bandcamp.com http://editionsshiflet.tumblr.com Episode 017 is sponsored by Audible. Get a free audio book of your choice at http://audiblepodcast.com/eisradio/

Oct 30 2015

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Rank #3: 002 Other Worlds

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Two stories from those who challenge reality by contacting other spirits, dimensions, portals, and voids. How? Ancient mind-altering ceremonies and leaps of faith. Diego Palma is a healer. Kush is a shaman. Both are located in Peru. Their methods for spiritual discovery include medicine songs, mantras, icaros, tobacco smoke, and ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is a brew made from the caapi vine and the chacruna shrub. Amazonas have used ayahuasca for centuries. When ingested, it opens the mind to cosmic possibilities.   Peter Gersten is a retired lawyer. In 1987, he sued the United States Government for UFO information. Years later, Gersten began following visions and signs which led him to Sedona, Arizona. He began to believe reality was a simulation that could be manipulated by action. On December 21, 2012, Gersten traveled to the top of Bell Rock, a butte with an elevation of 600 ft. There, he believed a portal would open that could take him to the center of the universe, but only if he jumped into it. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. Music By Kwaidan http://batheticrecords.com/release/make-all-the-hell-of-dark-metal-bright/ Locrian http://www.locrianband.com/ William Cody Watson http://pinkpriest.bandcamp.com/

Feb 14 2014

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Rank #4: 003 As I Have Gone Alone In There

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A story from someone who creates adventure in the 21st century. After surviving cancer, Forrest Fenn, a dealer of antique luxuries, hid a treasure chest filled with gold coins, gold dust, gold nuggets, rubies, and other valuable things. The treasure is said to be worth over one million dollars, and he’s only given clues to where it may be in his poetry, prose, and the occasional television appearance. In this story, Forrest Fenn is interviewed at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he shares stories from his childhood, experiences of being a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, and what exactly made him want to hide a treasure. Local friends and treasure hunters also describe their encounters with Fenn and ideas of where the treasure may be found. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. Music by High Aura'd http://highaurad.bandcamp.com/ For more information about Forrest Fenn’s books visit http://collectedworksbookstore.com

Apr 01 2014

56mins

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Rank #5: 016 Water is Wide

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A story of activism at sea. For over 30 years, Peter Willcox has been a sea captain for Greenpeace, an environmental organization based out of Amsterdam. Willcox helps international campaigns against whaling, anti-nuclear activities, and global warming. In this episode, he tells his experiences of growing up in an activist family, his first protest at sea, being attacked by the French government and jailed in Russia. He also shares the history of the Rainbow Warrior, the famous Greenpeace vessel that continues to sail today.  Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Villages http://villages1.bandcamp.com

Sep 21 2015

48mins

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Rank #6: 011 Something Can't Be Everything

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A story of consciousness, love, and magick in vintage Hollywood. Robin Baker dreamed of becoming a Hollywood starlet. As a teenager in the 60s, she became a Whisky a Go Go dancer, socializing with famous actors and musicians. After meeting and marrying Jim Baker, a World War II veteran, restaurant owner, and spiritual leader in Los Angeles, Robin’s life took a different path. With her husband, she established the Source Family, a commune with over 140 members. But when Jim changed his name to Father YoHoWha and adopted strange rules for the commune, Robin's role in the family changed forever.  Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Filthy Huns http://www.NotNotFun.com Episode 011 is sponsored by Audible. Get a free audio book at http://audiblepodcast.com/EISRADIO

Feb 19 2015

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Rank #7: 005 I Saw My Own

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A story of hitchhiking the interstate and highways in the 1980's. At age 15, novelist Vanessa Veselka ran away from home and began living life as a hitchhiker in the United States during the 1980s. From highway to highway, coast to coast, truck stop to truck stop, Veselka experienced poverty, perversion, and a showdown with a potential serial killer. She shares her story at the MacDowell Colony for Artists where she works on her second novel, Light the Lamp With the Last of the Whale Oil (Riverhead Books). Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. Music by Dan Svizeny https://soundcloud.com/cough-cool

May 30 2014

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Rank #8: 014 But Not With Silver

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A story of divine fate and segregation within the Secret Service.   Abraham Bolden was the first black Secret Service agent on the White House detail. Serving under John F. Kennedy, Bolden cracked counterfeiting cases and provided security for the President. However, the segregated 60s led Bolden from the White House to prison. In this story, EIS finds Bolden inside his Chicago home as he recounts his experiences of racial tension and why he considers himself a tool of fate.   Music by Zachary Reid https://zacharyreid.bandcamp.com/ Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray

Jun 25 2015

44mins

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Rank #9: 015 Vanished Status

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A story of protest and assumed identity. After anti-war protests at Washington University in 1970, Howard Mechanic became the first person arrested and charged under the Civil Obedience Act. Claiming innocence, Mechanic jumped bail to avoid prison time. He moved out West and created a new identity. For 28 years, he lived as Gary Tredway while raising a family and starting his own business. But what happens when Gary Tredway's background is questioned? Can he continue under an assumed name or will his past finally be open to the public? Music by GOG (Mike Bjella) soundcloud.com/sobasc/ deepestgate.bandcamp.com/music Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Episode 015 is sponsored by Sundance Now Doc Club DocClub.com/EIS

Jul 30 2015

36mins

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Rank #10: 008 The Accidental Outlaws

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A story of lawlessness while practicing organic methods. An anonymous couple live in an undisclosed part of northern California. Spearheading the back-to-the-land hippie movement, the Husband moved to the area in the early 70s while the Wife travelled the world as part of the Peace Corps. Now, the couple’s home rests off the grid where they grow a very special garden. This garden provides a peaceful and private lifestyle for the marriage. But what happens when outsiders jeopardize the couple’s way of life? Will the garden be destroyed? Or can the couple preserve their land and everything that grows within it? Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Holy Gallows. Stream the new record Rêve dans un rêve: holygallows.bandcamp.com

Oct 30 2014

48mins

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Rank #11: 004 Highways of the Past Journeying: ...Where Our Son Was

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A story of vanishment and revelation on the road. Jon Gerwitz's son was born on April 20th, 1988 and kidnapped four hours later. In this story, Gerwitz describes the peculiar circumstances of the disappearance which includes his hometown, a lifelong friend, and the many corridors of Interstate 40. Gerwitz also explains his emotions at the time which ranged from paranoia to forgiveness. 20 years later, he wonders if the whole experience was a coincidence or miracle. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. Music by J.S. Aurelius ascetism.com/ www.acousmaticindustries.us/

May 10 2014

26mins

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Rank #12: 023 Sulome

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A story of terrorism, family, and forgiveness. For the first seven years of her life, Sulome Anderson never met her father, journalist Terry Anderson. Three months before she was born, her father was kidnapped and imprisoned by Shiite Muslim militants in Lebanon. Through hostage videos and letters, Sulome began forming an image of a perfect parent. But after his release, she soon realized Terry Anderson was not the person she imagined. Years later, Sulome began investigating the events the led to her father's kidnapping. In this episode, she tells her story of a personal journey into the Middle East and confronting the extremists responsible for her family's fracture. Photos by Sara Macel

Feb 02 2017

48mins

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Rank #13: 013 Always Keep the Fire Going Somewhere

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A story of compassion and saintlike devotion in the streets of New Orleans. B.B. St. Roman is the only staff member for the New Orleans Police Department Homeless Assistant Unit. Before helping the homeless, she traveled the world, recording sound for documentaries involving shamans, Buddhist monks, and Mother Teresa. And at one point, she became the tour manager for Dr. John, Louisiana musician and legend.  Now, she works full-time with the homeless. She tells her stories of Hurricane Katrina, shelter issues in the city, as well as planning and dreaming of ways to help those living in the streets.  Music by Holy Gallows. holygallows.bandcamp.com Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray

May 21 2015

49mins

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Rank #14: 012 Eyes Back on the Highway

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A story of travel without destination. Scooter Tramp Scotty is a writer who’s lived on the road for over 20 years. Traveling across North America on an old Harley Davidson, Scotty never stays in a single place more than two months. In this episode, we find Scotty in New Orleans, Louisiana and Harlingen, Texas where he talks about becoming a drifter, finding places to stay, and the loneliness of the road. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Destruction Unit ascetism.com/dunit Episode 012 is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free audio book at audiblepodcast.com/eisradio

Apr 09 2015

30mins

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Rank #15: 019 Banished Veterans - Part 1

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A story of military vets barred from the country they served. At age seven, Hector Barajas crossed the Mexico border into United States as an illegal citizen. His family soon settled in Compton, California, where Hector encountered crime, gang violence, and racial division. Hector escaped the lifestyle by joining the United States Army as a non-citizen, becoming a medic for the 82nd Airborne Division. But personal problems soon led him to honorable discharge, prison, and deportation back to Mexico. In the first episode of this two-part series, Hector chronicles the humanity of being banished, and how he seeks to return to the country he once swore to protect. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Sontag Shogun sontagshogun.com Episode 019 is sponsored by Green Chef Get four free meals with your first order at greenchef.com/eis EIS is also sponsored by the Proprioceptive Writing Center. Find the arc of your story at the pwriting.org

Apr 29 2016

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030 After Innocence

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A story of misplaced justice and the perils of innocence.

Convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child, Greg Torti has spent the the last two decades in the shadow of a system that places a high priority on banishing sex offenders even after their release. 

Living in rural Texas with children of his own now, Torti would be the first to tell you he agrees with the system. Yet still, after years behind bars and now subject to the process a sex offender must go through each year, bitterness and anger remain after what he feels was no more than a vindictive accusation.

In this story Greg speaks on his upbringing in Irving, attempts on his life throughout his prison sentence, and the complexities of innocence.

Music courtesy of Mike Etten, Greg Fox, and Justin Frye of PC Worship.

Produced by Gautam Srikishan, Tyler Wray, and Mike Martinez.

Dec 11 2018

51mins

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029 No Duties Without Rights

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A story of language, communism, and 9/11.

As a young man growing up in the Dominican Republic, Miguel Vargas-Caba had an early interest in foreign language.  With minimal resources in a country wrapped up in political turmoil and an eventual civil war, Cabas began writing to people overseas to request books and stamps for his collection.  After teaching himself various languages from Latin to Russian, it was ultimately his curiosity in the latter that would land him in the United States after his mother feared for his life amongst an anti-communist culture.

After adjusting to life in the U.S., Vargas-Caba would eventually earn his green card and contribute to the work force for the next 30 years in the computer industry.  In the days following the attacks on 9/11 he would put his love of language to the test.

Produced by: George Drake Jr.. Garrett Crowe, Tyler Wray, and Mike Martinez

Music by  and Lee Noble and Cough Cool.  You can hear and purchase their music over at Pale Blue Records.

Episode 029 is sponsored by Casper.

Get $50 off select mattresses by visiting casper.com/EIS and use promo code EIS at checkout.

Sep 11 2018

58mins

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028 The Marble Faun - Part 2

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A story of a runaway, sexual identity, and survival in the wake of loss.

In part two of our episode we pick up with Jerry as he returns to New York City from Saudi Arabia.  With money in his pocket he decides to indulge in a free lifestyle, immersing himself in the gay community at various bath houses and night clubs on a regular basis. After running a successful business and ultimately losing a loved one to the AIDS epidemic, he struggles with addiction in the rough and tumble 1980s East Village.  From there we follow as he drives his taxi cab through a rapidly changing landscape, watching old haunts and the character of the city he once knew slowly disappear.

Episode 027 is sponsored by Hello Fresh. Use code EIS30 at hellofresh.com to receive $30 off your first week of deliveries.

May 03 2018

35mins

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027 The Marble Faun - Part 1

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A story of a runaway, sexual identity, and survival in the wake of loss.

Part one of this two-part episode follows Jerry Torre - well known for his appearance in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. As a child he ran from his home in Brooklyn and began working as a gardener for the wealthy in East Hampton, NY. While there he stumbles upon the now-famous Grey Gardens property and begins regularly staying with the Beales, helping maintain the property and becoming friends with the two women.   At the same time he begins to discover his own sexuality, traveling back to the Manhattan and immersing himself in the gay community at various bath houses and late night clubs.

Following the passing of the Edith Beale, Jerry is given an opportunity to travel overseas - becoming the gardener for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.

Produced by Bart Barshaw, Paulus Van Horn, Daniel Navetta, Garrett Crowe, Tyler Wray, and Mike Martinez

Music by Total Control, Dan Svizeny, and Cocoa Leaf.

Apr 19 2018

48mins

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026 La Retirada - Act III

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A story of drug trafficking, deception, and family identity. In the final part of La Retirada, Rocío Gómez and her family enter the United States Federal Witness Security Program. The family must create new identities, while moving from state to state. But they soon realize that fabricated identities do not change their personal history. La Retirada is a collaboration between Everything Is Stories and Love and Radio Love and Radio is produced by Nick van der Kolk

Mar 24 2017

30mins

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025 La Retirada - Act II

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A story of drug trafficking, deception, and family identity. The story continues as Rocío Gómez divorces her husband Rodrigo, a master drug trafficker in Colombia. Rocío and her children move to Miami where she begins a relationship with a new man, Carlos, whose dangerous past with the mafia catches up with Rocío’s family. La Retirada is a collaboration between Everything Is Stories and Love and Radio Love and Radio is produced by Nick van der Kolk Photo by Justin Hollar

Mar 10 2017

39mins

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024 La Retirada - Act I

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A story of drug trafficking, deception, and family identity In Colombia, Rocío Gómez marries into an empire of wealth and power. She is told the family operates a low-profile import/export business, and finds comfort in her role as wife and mother. However, she soon learns the family business is not what it seems as Rocío becomes entangled with drugs, money, and mafioso. La Retirada is a collaboration between Everything Is Stories and Love and Radio Love and Radio is produced by Nick van der Kolk Photo by Justin Hollar

Mar 01 2017

31mins

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023 Sulome

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A story of terrorism, family, and forgiveness. For the first seven years of her life, Sulome Anderson never met her father, journalist Terry Anderson. Three months before she was born, her father was kidnapped and imprisoned by Shiite Muslim militants in Lebanon. Through hostage videos and letters, Sulome began forming an image of a perfect parent. But after his release, she soon realized Terry Anderson was not the person she imagined. Years later, Sulome began investigating the events the led to her father's kidnapping. In this episode, she tells her story of a personal journey into the Middle East and confronting the extremists responsible for her family's fracture. Photos by Sara Macel

Feb 02 2017

48mins

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022 Force Begets Resistance

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Stories of protest from Standing Rock. In the Summer of 2016, members from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began organizing demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), an underground pipeline that would stretch over 1,300 miles. If completed, it would carry oil through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. Many believed DAPL's route would destroy sacred Sioux grounds and affect the local water source. As Indigenous tribes from all over the world united against the pipeline, private security soon used guard dogs and pepper spray on demonstrators. Local police arrived in riot gear and armored vehicles. On the brink of halting the pipeline, voices in this episode tell stories of resisting DAPL physically and spiritually. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. eisradio.org Music by High Aura'd

Dec 12 2016

30mins

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021 A Line Drawn In The Rez Dirt

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A story of the Navajo reservation, native rock and roll, and action against a colonial government. For over two decades, Duane “Chili” Yazzie has been an activist for Native American rights. Of the Navajo tribe, Chili has spent his life on the reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico, following tribal traditions and questioning the relationship between Native Peoples and Anglo-Americans. As a young man, he became a member of the influential Native American rock band, XIT, playing at political rallies across the United States. Chili would later become involved in Navajo politics, being sworn into the administration of the Shiprock Chapter House, where he now serves as president. In this story, Chili explains the principles of the Diné people, while also recalling his experiences of the United States Indian Affairs relocation program, armed take-overs of corporate factories, political riots in the Navajo Capital, and an assassination attempt by a local white man to take Chili’s life. A LINE DRAWN IN THE REZ DIRT illustrates the struggle of Native Americans transitioning into a modern day America that has renounced the traditions of its past. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. eisradio.org Select photos by Clarke Tolton clarketolton.com Music by High Aura’d highaurad.bandcamp.com

Nov 17 2016

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020 Banished Veterans - Part 2

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A story of military vets barred from the country they served. In the final part of this series, EIS visits the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana. Commonly known as "The Bunker" by residents, the house hosts veterans released from the military and deported out of the United States. A number of veterans tell stories of hardships in Mexico, efforts to join military branches in other countries, and retaining American pride after banishment. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Sontag Shogun Episode 020 is sponsored by Green Chef Get four free meals with your first order at greenchef.com/eis EIS is also sponsored by the Proprioceptive Writing Center. Find the arc of your story at the pwriting.org

May 16 2016

41mins

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019 Banished Veterans - Part 1

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A story of military vets barred from the country they served. At age seven, Hector Barajas crossed the Mexico border into United States as an illegal citizen. His family soon settled in Compton, California, where Hector encountered crime, gang violence, and racial division. Hector escaped the lifestyle by joining the United States Army as a non-citizen, becoming a medic for the 82nd Airborne Division. But personal problems soon led him to honorable discharge, prison, and deportation back to Mexico. In the first episode of this two-part series, Hector chronicles the humanity of being banished, and how he seeks to return to the country he once swore to protect. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Sontag Shogun sontagshogun.com Episode 019 is sponsored by Green Chef Get four free meals with your first order at greenchef.com/eis EIS is also sponsored by the Proprioceptive Writing Center. Find the arc of your story at the pwriting.org

Apr 29 2016

31mins

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018 These Executions

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A story of public relations and lethal injection. Michelle Lyons witnessed over 270 executions carried out by the state of Texas. At age 22, Lyons started reporting for The Huntsville Item, which gave her the opportunity to see her first lethal injection. In 2001, she became the Director of Public Information for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), a spokesperson for 110 prisons across the state. Here, Lyons talks the politics of death row, the infamous Walls Unit execution chamber, and processing her emotions death after death. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Silent Isle http://anastasiaclarke.info http://silentisle.bandcamp.com Episode 018 is sponsored by Audible. Get a free audio book of your choice at http://audiblepodcast.com/eisradio/

Dec 23 2015

47mins

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017 Anything For A Witness

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A story of justice found within the shape of a face. Lois Gibson is considered by many to be the most successful forensic artist in the world. Using skills in art, witness interviewing, and facial reconstruction, Gibson has helped solve over 1,200 cases by sketching portraits of both victims and criminals all over the United States. In 2005, she was even placed in the Guinness Book of World Records because of her success in suspect identifications. EIS finds Gibson at her home in Spring, Texas where she tells stories of an early career in modeling, surviving a brutal attack, and her fascination with faces. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by High Aura'd and Mike Shiflet http://highaurad.bandcamp.com http://editionsshiflet.tumblr.com Episode 017 is sponsored by Audible. Get a free audio book of your choice at http://audiblepodcast.com/eisradio/

Oct 30 2015

36mins

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016 Water is Wide

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A story of activism at sea. For over 30 years, Peter Willcox has been a sea captain for Greenpeace, an environmental organization based out of Amsterdam. Willcox helps international campaigns against whaling, anti-nuclear activities, and global warming. In this episode, he tells his experiences of growing up in an activist family, his first protest at sea, being attacked by the French government and jailed in Russia. He also shares the history of the Rainbow Warrior, the famous Greenpeace vessel that continues to sail today.  Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Villages http://villages1.bandcamp.com

Sep 21 2015

48mins

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015 Vanished Status

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A story of protest and assumed identity. After anti-war protests at Washington University in 1970, Howard Mechanic became the first person arrested and charged under the Civil Obedience Act. Claiming innocence, Mechanic jumped bail to avoid prison time. He moved out West and created a new identity. For 28 years, he lived as Gary Tredway while raising a family and starting his own business. But what happens when Gary Tredway's background is questioned? Can he continue under an assumed name or will his past finally be open to the public? Music by GOG (Mike Bjella) soundcloud.com/sobasc/ deepestgate.bandcamp.com/music Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Episode 015 is sponsored by Sundance Now Doc Club DocClub.com/EIS

Jul 30 2015

36mins

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014 But Not With Silver

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A story of divine fate and segregation within the Secret Service.   Abraham Bolden was the first black Secret Service agent on the White House detail. Serving under John F. Kennedy, Bolden cracked counterfeiting cases and provided security for the President. However, the segregated 60s led Bolden from the White House to prison. In this story, EIS finds Bolden inside his Chicago home as he recounts his experiences of racial tension and why he considers himself a tool of fate.   Music by Zachary Reid https://zacharyreid.bandcamp.com/ Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray

Jun 25 2015

44mins

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013 Always Keep the Fire Going Somewhere

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A story of compassion and saintlike devotion in the streets of New Orleans. B.B. St. Roman is the only staff member for the New Orleans Police Department Homeless Assistant Unit. Before helping the homeless, she traveled the world, recording sound for documentaries involving shamans, Buddhist monks, and Mother Teresa. And at one point, she became the tour manager for Dr. John, Louisiana musician and legend.  Now, she works full-time with the homeless. She tells her stories of Hurricane Katrina, shelter issues in the city, as well as planning and dreaming of ways to help those living in the streets.  Music by Holy Gallows. holygallows.bandcamp.com Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray

May 21 2015

49mins

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012 Eyes Back on the Highway

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A story of travel without destination. Scooter Tramp Scotty is a writer who’s lived on the road for over 20 years. Traveling across North America on an old Harley Davidson, Scotty never stays in a single place more than two months. In this episode, we find Scotty in New Orleans, Louisiana and Harlingen, Texas where he talks about becoming a drifter, finding places to stay, and the loneliness of the road. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Destruction Unit ascetism.com/dunit Episode 012 is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free audio book at audiblepodcast.com/eisradio

Apr 09 2015

30mins

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011 Something Can't Be Everything

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A story of consciousness, love, and magick in vintage Hollywood. Robin Baker dreamed of becoming a Hollywood starlet. As a teenager in the 60s, she became a Whisky a Go Go dancer, socializing with famous actors and musicians. After meeting and marrying Jim Baker, a World War II veteran, restaurant owner, and spiritual leader in Los Angeles, Robin’s life took a different path. With her husband, she established the Source Family, a commune with over 140 members. But when Jim changed his name to Father YoHoWha and adopted strange rules for the commune, Robin's role in the family changed forever.  Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Music by Filthy Huns http://www.NotNotFun.com Episode 011 is sponsored by Audible. Get a free audio book at http://audiblepodcast.com/EISRADIO

Feb 19 2015

46mins

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360 Ratings
Average Ratings
320
24
8
3
5

The Best

By 918to917 - Dec 13 2018
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Storytelling at its finest

New Fave

By J. Captures - Nov 07 2018
Read more
I think I found one of my favorite podcasts for great stories.