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Everything Is Stories

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Rank #189 in Personal Journals category

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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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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.

iTunes Ratings

351 Ratings
Average Ratings
311
24
8
3
5

The Best

By 918to917 - Dec 13 2018
Read more
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.
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Everything Is Stories

Latest release on Dec 11, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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 #2: 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

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Rank #3: 007 Current with the Past

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A story of seclusion, discovery, creation, and worship. Originally released in 1969, Dave Bixby’s Ode to Quetzacoatl is considered an underground classic in the psychedelic folk genre. With tracks such as "Drug Song" and "666", the album remains dark, revelatory, and spiritual even in the 21st century. For years, rumors of Bixby's disappearance and death spread amongst listeners. No one knew his story or his whereabouts or what influenced him to create an album dedicated to a Mesoamerican deity. He was a mystery.             In Episode 007, Everything Is Stories finds Dave Bixby in Northern Arizona where he shares his incredible adventures with hallucinogens in the 60s, a Christian cult in the 70s, sailing the open sea alone in the 80s, and what exactly influenced him to produce an album named after a feathered serpent.  Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray Additional music by Khris Reinshagen of Nostilevo & Men of Bissau snakeland.net nostilevo.bandcamp.com

Sep 05 2014

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 010 Man Divided

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A story of hot chrome motorcycles, leather, and a journey into the wilderness. At age 60, Jay Byrd lives by himself off the grid in northern Arizona where he often meditates and reads theology. However, his past tells a different story of biker clubs, violence, prison, and heroin addiction. In this episode, Jay Byrd recounts his experience with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and gun-toting girlfriends. Yet after escaping personal chaos, he’s now eager to describe his philosophies concerning beauty and nothingness. 
 Music by Jon Martinez Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray

Jan 15 2015

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Rank #6: 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

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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

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Rank #9: 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

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Rank #10: 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

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Rank #11: 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

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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

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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

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Rank #15: 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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