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Everything Is Stories

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Rank #40 in Personal Journals category

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Personal Journals
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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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335 Ratings
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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

335 Ratings
Average Ratings
296
25
6
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

Updated 14 days ago

Rank #40 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

Rank #1: 001 Burden of Proof

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Two stories from individuals who collected evidence in different ways Tommy Cotter worked as a soundman for network television show COPS. For one year, Cotter experienced several forms of crime alongside officers in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Fort Wayne, Texas. He captured sound of prostitution stings, robberies, and domestic disputes. Ten years after leaving the job, Cotter reveals how this experience transformed him. ** ** is a photographer who spent time as a crime scene specialist in a southwestern state.  He recounts the elaborate hiring process which included a lie detector test, a mock crime scene, and a trip to the morgue. Photographing evidence, suspects, and autopsies, the experience began affecting his subconscious. Memories forgotten resurfaced, and the elements of a crime scene even began appearing in his personal photography. Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray. Music by William Cody Watson pinkpriest.bandcamp.com

Dec 08 2013
44 mins
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Rank #2: 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
47 mins
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Rank #3: 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
48 mins
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Rank #4: 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
36 mins
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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
48 mins
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Rank #6: 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
48 mins
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Rank #7: 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
44 mins
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Rank #8: 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
56 mins
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Rank #9: 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
31 mins
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Rank #10: 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
46 mins
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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
36 mins
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Rank #12: 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
31 mins
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Rank #13: 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
44 mins
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Rank #14: 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
48 mins
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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
31 mins
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