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Shannon Cason's Homemade Stories

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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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Love listening to you

By amyyjoyy - Feb 16 2020
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You ALWAYS make me laugh. I admire your willingness to be unabashedly and brutally honest

The X in the Sebring

By CK19731973 - Feb 12 2020
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Your stories are straight up funny! Thanks for the laughs!

iTunes Ratings

724 Ratings
Average Ratings
618
79
10
11
6

Love listening to you

By amyyjoyy - Feb 16 2020
Read more
You ALWAYS make me laugh. I admire your willingness to be unabashedly and brutally honest

The X in the Sebring

By CK19731973 - Feb 12 2020
Read more
Your stories are straight up funny! Thanks for the laughs!
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Shannon Cason's Homemade Stories

Latest release on Jun 02, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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.  

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Oct 09 2015

26mins

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Rank #2: HS #3 The Beginnings Of Lil Knuc Knuc

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Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason.  

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Feb 01 2010

7mins

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Rank #3: 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.  

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Oct 23 2015

17mins

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Rank #4: 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.  

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Jan 21 2015

25mins

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Rank #5: 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

25mins

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Rank #6: HS #73 Razor Bumps

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After puberty acne, a second puberty was lurking around the corner when hair growth caused razor bumps. On my journey to clearer skin I tried everything until I settled on a solution that was right under my nose. This episode includes important information to avoid razor bumps ... and to not look like a monster from creature features.  

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Aug 14 2015

21mins

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Rank #7: HS #68 Live & Learn

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An old journal entry details the first time I was fired from my summer job. It's an experience that taught me a life lesson in temperance.  

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May 15 2015

16mins

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Rank #8: HS #70 Michael Jordan AJ1

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A story set in the 80's about the Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan... a player that a lot of kids worldwide loved... and his kicks. The best player ever... and the best shoe ever... but the best grandma ever tops it all for a Detroiter like me.

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Jul 05 2015

19mins

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Rank #9: 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.  

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Oct 12 2017

20mins

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Rank #10: HS #5 My Father's Camera

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Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason.  

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Apr 01 2010

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: HS #67 Nostalgia

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An essay from my younger self in 10th Grade History Class is a challenge to be a bigger mentor and role model. It's important to listen to your younger self.  

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May 01 2015

15mins

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Rank #13: 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!  

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Dec 30 2016

18mins

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Rank #14: HS #6 He Said, She Said

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May 01 2010

14mins

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Rank #15: HS #15 Help for Women

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Mar 01 2011

20mins

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Rank #16: HS #71 Wear More Suits

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A lost episode is found. Audio from the live show, The Paper Machete, at Chicago's legendary Green Mill. An essay about men's responsibility to upgrade their style for the fashion landscape of Chicago.  

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Jul 18 2015

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Rank #17: HS #27 Bronzeville

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Apr 01 2012

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Rank #18: HS #66 Dignitary from Detroit

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I was invited to tell stories in Lewiston, Maine, an old mill town right outside of Portland for a storytelling show named The Corner. I'm treated well, I learn a lot, but I can't decide what story to tell...  

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Apr 18 2015

30mins

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Rank #19: HS #7 Peanuts

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Jun 01 2010

28mins

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Rank #20: 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!  

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Nov 03 2016

57mins

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