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Shannon Cason's Homemade Stories

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Rank #150 in Personal Journals category

Arts
Society & Culture
Performing Arts
Personal Journals
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Short stories and commentary by writer/storyteller, Shannon Cason.

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Short stories and commentary by writer/storyteller, Shannon Cason.

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Mother’s Day

By momocat755 - Dec 11 2019
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I loved your story about your mom. Your show is really well done! You’re truly a talented raconteur.

Great podcast with a lot of heart

By Gadomskich - Jan 09 2019
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Casual, riveting stories. A real gem. Excited for more episodes!

iTunes Ratings

697 Ratings
Average Ratings
599
76
9
10
3

Mother’s Day

By momocat755 - Dec 11 2019
Read more
I loved your story about your mom. Your show is really well done! You’re truly a talented raconteur.

Great podcast with a lot of heart

By Gadomskich - Jan 09 2019
Read more
Casual, riveting stories. A real gem. Excited for more episodes!

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Shannon Cason's Homemade Stories

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Short stories and commentary by writer/storyteller, Shannon Cason.

HS #3 The Beginnings Of Lil Knuc Knuc

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Feb 01 2010

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HS #4 The Moth My Chicago Blues

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Mar 01 2010

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HS #86 Cheating

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Why use a prettier name for it? Call it what it is. Most of us who have been in relationships have to face this demon at some stage in life. Is it a growing pain or fatal?
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Aug 02 2016

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HS #5 My Father's Camera

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Apr 01 2010

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HS #96 Downstairs Neighbors

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A live story about my most memorable neighbors to date. This live story was also featured in the Moth Book, All These Wonders. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 12 2017

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HS #78 My Chicago Blues

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I've lived or worked on most sides of the city of Chicago -- Downtown, Southside, Westside, Northside. And on every side of town you can hear the blues. This is the first story I told at a Moth StorySLAM. The theme was "Neighborhoods." Also, it's one of my first Homemade Stories episodes, re-recorded and remixed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 23 2015

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HS #60 Older Women

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Nothing wrong with loving an older woman. I've done it most of my life. In this episode, chasing an older women is costly, but the experience was well worth it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 21 2015

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HS #77 The Man

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My dad is Billy Cason, a true Detroit original. I took a microphone to my dad's room in the back of the house and let him talk into it about his life in the Army and his life in Detroit. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 09 2015

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HS #98 A Perfect Day

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A change in routine turns out to be a perfect Daddy Daughter Day in Downtown Detroit.

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Mar 06 2018

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HS #6 He Said, She Said

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May 01 2010

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HS #7 Peanuts

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Jun 01 2010

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HS #90 Origin Story

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Why do we do what we do? We have to go back to the beginning to figure that out. I reflect about the start of Homemade Stories at end of 2016. Happy New Year! Make sure to live an even better story in 2017! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 30 2016

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HS #48 Stop Snitchin'

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To tell or not to tell, that is the question... In this episode of Homemade Stories, new neighbors move into the apartment below Shannon and his family. The new neighbors have a big problem that is bringing the neighborhood down. They also have a little girl that can't be ignored. Shannon faces the dilemma...to tell or not to tell the proper authorities. Do you stop snitchin' or start snitchin'? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 01 2014

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HS #75 A Simple Honest Story

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The challenges and reflections of going back home... and starting over. A personal and raw story highlighting a move home to Detroit from Chicago. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 12 2015

30mins

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HS #92 Is Anything Perfect?

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I do a lot of podcast appearances. This episode is an appearance from The Perfect Podcast with Sean David Johnson. We talk about perfection and a perfect song for motivation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 08 2017

46mins

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HS #89 The Struggle is Real

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My first one-hour radio special with WBEZ Chicago is a collection of remixed and remastered personal stories. It aired on public radio stations throughout the nation early 2016. I called it: The Struggle is Real. It's about that time to start working on a new one-hour special...but listen to this one now available on the podcast. Thank you! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 03 2016

57mins

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HS #34 Probation

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Aug 15 2012

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HS #95 Detroit 1967

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This is an extended conversation I had with my dad, Billy Cason, about the 1967 Riots in Detroit. He was there 50 years ago. I wish I could say those days are distant memories. Can't.

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Aug 07 2017

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HS #27 Bronzeville

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Apr 01 2012

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HS #32 Stories From The Moth

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Jul 15 2012

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HS #112 MI Bottle Return

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The bottle return in Michigan is 10 cents. The highest in the country. This high bottle return created a thriving economy for children who could carry bags of bottles to the store for candy, chips, and pop. Here's my story.

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Nov 13 2019

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HS #111 The Smoke Detector

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Waking early to fix a low-battery smoke detector chirp takes the mind in a bunch of directions.

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Sep 04 2019

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HS #110 Top Five

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My favorite music is hip hop. I grew up on it and in it. There's always an ongoing debate of - who's the Top 5 hip hop artists? I don't think that can be answered in consensus. Music is personal. So here's my personal Top 5 hip hop artists.

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Aug 06 2019

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HS #109 Four Twenty

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I'm slow. I take my time. A late bloomer. I try things when I'm good and damn ready, and I'm glad I finally got around to trying this one thing out.

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Jul 16 2019

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HS #108 Me, My Uncle, & My Tape Recorder

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Uncles are unique family members. They are the substitute teachers of the family. When they close the classroom door, you can do whatever you want within reason. They care just the right amount for you to be yourself around them. This episode is me, my Uncle Nate, and my tape recorder.

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Jun 04 2019

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HS #107 A Mother's Worry

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I'm a Mama's Boy, but a reluctant Mama's Boy who pulled away a lot when I was young. There was a need to create space from Mama, but that never meant closing her out. This is that story. I love you Ma!

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May 14 2019

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HS #106 Three Homes

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Most of us have a place (or places) we've considered home at one time. I had three homes growing up. I remember each of them well.

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May 07 2019

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HS #105 A Kinda Beauty

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Raymond Christian tells a short visual story of the horrible beauty of war. A true soldier's story with drum solo accompaniment.

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Mar 19 2019

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HS #104 1985 AJ1 Original OG

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It's 1985 and every person who loves basketball wants one pair of shoes - the original Air Jordans. A story about my journey to the prize. Thanks to Grandma Mary. This is a rebroadcast with new intro/outro.

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Mar 07 2019

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HS #103 Hair Capital of the World

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My dad did business in Detroit's hair salons, and I followed behind carrying his briefcase. WDET asked me to highlight Detroit's black hair community in a piece for WDET's Framed By series. Give a listen. More at framedbywdet.org

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Feb 20 2019

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HS #102 Help for Men

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Straight talk for men of a certain age. Men over 40 need some love too.

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Feb 05 2019

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HS #101 Bad Coffee

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An aftermath story to my popular Insidious story. Overcoming addiction is a consistent process of ups and downs and taking one day at a time.

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Jan 23 2019

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HS #100 Letter to a Friend

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I consider listeners and supporters of Homemade Stories friends. Here's a letter to you for my 100th episodes and first episode of 2019. It gets more and more real as it reads.

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Jan 08 2019

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HS #99 Hi, My Name Is Shannon

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The 1994 Freaknik spring break in Atlanta is the scene. College spring break is a perfect time to come out of your insecurities and let loose. My breaking loose was more practiced and rehearsed, but it did the job well.

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Jul 10 2018

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HS #98 A Perfect Day

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A change in routine turns out to be a perfect Daddy Daughter Day in Downtown Detroit.

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Mar 06 2018

16mins

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Type "The Trouble" to subscribe... Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.

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Feb 18 2018

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HS #97 Resolutions

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An honest take on setting our resolutions and goals for this new year.

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Jan 18 2018

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HS #96 Downstairs Neighbors

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A live story about my most memorable neighbors to date. This live story was also featured in the Moth Book, All These Wonders. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 12 2017

20mins

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HS #95 Detroit 1967

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This is an extended conversation I had with my dad, Billy Cason, about the 1967 Riots in Detroit. He was there 50 years ago. I wish I could say those days are distant memories. Can't.

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Aug 07 2017

23mins

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HS #94 Thorn in my Flesh

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My simple mind at work in the morning. Getting familiar with myself and considering how to start my day. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 18 2017

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