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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Podcast #5: Alan Helm’s Afternoon of Glory, Part 3

| July 18, 2010

In Part 3 of this story, we follow our hero back into the murky recesses of the school band farm team system, where his fate is about to be decided without his knowledge, as is the wont of fates. Listen to Part 1 of this story | Listen to Part 2 of this story Listen […]

Podcast #4: Alan Helm’s Afternoon of Glory, Part 2

| July 13, 2010

In Part 2 of this story, our hero finds marching band as a secure, if only seasonal, safe haven in the social storms of high school. His contentment only lasts until he hears of a further Promised Land just over the horizon. It’s a story of how a marching band geek became a rock star, […]

This American Life’s Ira Glass on Storytelling

| July 9, 2010

In the four part video series below, Ira Glass, host of public radio’s This American Life, shares his personal tips on how to create and tell a good story. Glass is a master of the art of storytelling; I’m so glad for the privilege of sitting at his feet for a bit to learn.   […]

Podcast #3: Alan Helm’s Afternoon of Glory, Part 1

| July 2, 2010

In Part 1 of this story, a chance mention of a rock band to a friend opens the door to a memory of my 15 minutes of fame. It’s a story of how a marching band geek became a rock star, if only for one brief but happy moment. Listen to the podcast using the […]

The Bus, the Bench, and the Chamber of Doom (Podcast Version)

| June 27, 2010

Here’s a new edit of my story of middle school terror and certain doom. I went all out on this one in preparation for my upcoming storytelling podcast. I was able to improve the audio of the voice considerably (warming it up with some equalization), and added a theme song and background music. Would love […]

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