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37 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
#36 • Rita Chand
This week, we have a story from Rita Chand. She told this story in Victoria in February, 2017. Our theme that night was Good Date/Bad Date — stories of hooking up, making matches …and um failing to do so We also speak to New York-based journalist and author Emily Witt. She’s the author of Future Sex and Nollywood. She tweets as embot. We also also spoke to Montreal filmmaker Adam Reider, who’s upcoming horror project is Woodland Grey. You can also find him, and presumably be set-up by him, on Facebook.
26 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
#35 • Telia Nevile (Season 2, Episode 4)
This week, we have a story from Telia Nevile, a writer, performer, photographer and poet. She told this story during our special event at the 2017 Montreal Fringe Festival. Our theme that night was On the Edge — stories of the outer limits, and beyond. You can follow Telia on twitter here for more on her upcoming work. We also speak to Montreal author Guillaume Morissette — definitely also follow him on twitter. His two books are The Original Face and New Tab. We also also speak to Confabulation co-producer, Nisha Coleman. Her first book is Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris. On Twitter, she’s @nishacoleman. We also talk to lots of people — including Matt’s Dad, who has neither twitter nor a website, but may have an Instagram, Matt just doesn’t want to know.
43 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
#34 • Amy Preston-Samson (Season 2, Episode 3)
The Witches by Amy Preston-Samson This week, we have a story from Amy Preston-Samson, PhD candidate and first-time storyteller. She told this story for the 6th anniversary of Confabulation Montreal. Our theme that night was, Now we are six — stories of childhoods lost and found. Amy developed this story after working in a group workshop which inspired Montreal’s own Confab Story lab. If you’re interested in taking a public workshop, you can get more info here. This episode also featured Bonnie Harnden – she’s an Associate Professor and practicum coordinator, in Drama Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia University in Montreal.
34 minutes | Oct 5, 2017
#33 • Sage Tyrtle (Season 2, Episode 2)
This week, we hear a story from Sage Tyrtle – a Toronto-based storyteller, writer and performer. She’s the host and producer of High Stakes Storytelling — check out their podcast too. Sage originally told this story in Toronto, at our very first Confabulation. The theme was only fitting: Firsts. We’ve found the following to be really great resources for leaning about homelessness in Canada. The Homeless Hub Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness We’ll update this list as we get more suggestions. Join the conversation on our Facebook page.
39 minutes | Sep 26, 2017
#32 • Sophie Post-Croteau (Season 2, Episode 1)
Welcome back to Confabulation the podcast – this is the first episode of our relaunch. Expect stories, interviews and more from all three cities. This week, we hear a story from Sophie Post-Croteau – a Montreal-based storyteller, writer and performer. She told this story in June 2017 – for Confabulation presents: On the Edge. Here’s a TED talk from Susan Pinker — in it she talks about some of the ideas from The Village Effect. The Kidney Foundation of Canada can be found at the best domain ever: www.kidney.ca
2 minutes | Sep 26, 2017
Season 2 is coming!
Hey all – Confabulation the podcast is BACK! Well, tomorrow. This is a brand new tradition – a monthly digest of our upcoming shows: Confabulation Montreal presents: DISCOVERY — Stories of creativity, innovation, and breakthroughs of all kinds September 30th, 2017 Phi Centre – 407, rue Saint-Pierre | $15 Confabulation Toronto presents: MASQUERADE — Stories of disguise, mistaken-identity, mystery and ghoulish intrigue October 4th in Toronto Burdock – 1184 Bloor Street West | $10 Confabulation Victoria presents: BACK FROM THE DEAD — Stories of rebirth, reanimation, and near death experiences October 18th, 2017 Victoria Event Centre – 1415 Broad Street | $10
24 minutes | Jun 5, 2015
#30 • Michele Luchs (Season 1)
For Confabulation’s 5th Anniversary on May 2nd, 2015, we had a night filled with Montreal Stories — stories that could only happen there, that remind us why we love that city, or that just feel like that place. An homage to the city where Confabulation dug it’s roots. This week we bring you a story from Michele Luchs, who shared a rather unique experience exploring Montreal, with one goal in mind.
25 minutes | May 23, 2015
#29 • Cassandra Togneri (Season 1)
For Confabulation’s 5th Anniversary on May 2nd, 2015, we had a night filled with Montreal Stories — stories that could only happen here, that remind us why we love this city, or that just feel like this place. An homage to the city where Confabulation dug it’s roots. This week on the show we bring one of those stories, shared by Cassandra Togneri.
19 minutes | May 8, 2015
#28 • Raeven Geist-Deschamps (Season 1)
This week we bring you a story and interview from Confabulation co-producer Raeven Geist-Deschamps. This story is from August 2014’s Down to the Wire, where Raeven shares her experience with hunting, and possums. Also in this podcast, Raeven shares her experiences working on Confabulation, and what it means to tell a story.
26 minutes | May 1, 2015
#27 • Lexi Moscovitch (Season 1)
This week on the podcast we bring you a story from Lexi Moscovitch, about her, and her mother’s bizarre experience with a silver snake ring, and the person who claimed it was her own. This week’s story is from April 2015’s April Fish – Stories of tricks, traps, and getting hooked.
50 minutes | Apr 17, 2015
#26 • The Shortest Story 5, Part Two (Season 1)
For the fifth year in a row, we’re excited to bring you our night of all-true short stories, as Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, our annual Nuit Blanche event in Montreal. Last year we had thirty-two short stories, this year we bring you more than thirty-four short stories! This week on the podcast we bring you Part One of The Shortest Story 5, featuring stories from: Paul Aflalo, Nisha Coleman, Jaymie Metivier, Jennifer Ansell-Clark, Brad Kane, Carole Tenbrick, Lorne Budman, Meags Fitzgerald, Trevor Kjorlien, Inga Knoth,Alanah Heffez, Britt Dash, Chris O’Brey, David Tabakow, Dominique Blain, Jeff Gandell, Al Lafrance
47 minutes | Apr 10, 2015
#25 • The Shortest Story 5, Part One (Season 1)
For the fifth year in a row, we’re excited to bring you our night of all-true short stories, as Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, our annual Nuit Blanche event in Montreal. Last year we had thirty-two short stories, this year we bring you more than thirty-four short stories! This week on the podcast we bring you Part One of The Shortest Story 5, featuring stories from: Matt Goldberg, Claire Grady-Smith, Alex Brown, Keith Waterfield, Vance Gillis, Jane Martin, Josh Budman, Sarah Stupar, Sarah Ma, Jean-Marc LeBlanc, Allie Weigh, Tessa Brown, Meredith Lingerfelt, Darren Schilling, Julia Hancock-Song, Joe Conto & Al Lafrance.
13 minutes | Mar 27, 2015
#24 • Dmitri Vitaliev (Season 1)
This week we bring you a story from Dmitri Vitaliev, he is a journalist, and also the founder of Equalit, a company that develops open and reusable systems with a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. This story is from October 2011’s Scares and Scars Redux.
16 minutes | Jan 26, 2015
#23 • Joe Conto (Season 1)
Improviser, teacher and storyteller Joe Conto shares this story of early love(s), and the allure of authority. From February 2014’s I Put a Spell on You.
16 minutes | Jan 17, 2015
#22 • Sage Tyrtle (Season 1)
This week, Toronto-based storyteller, Sage Tyrtle, shares this story of facing the call of the wild, and learning what we’re really ready for. From November 2013’s Saving our Planet, Saving Ourselves.
14 minutes | Jan 6, 2015
#21 • Stéphanie Morin-Robert (Season 1)
In this week’s podcast, Montreal based dancer, choreographer and podcaster Stéphanie Morin-Robert shares this story of learning to be a parent, and caregiver to a young boy. From April 2014’s Confabulation presents Lies My Parents Told Me. Be sure to see Stéphanie in For Body and Light presents Coming and Going, on stage at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre, as part of the 2015 edition of the Wildside Festival!
23 minutes | Dec 19, 2014
#20 • Andrew Zadel (Season 1)
In this week’s podcast, Andrew Zadel shares the story of his grandparents journey to a new home in Canada, and his own journey back to his roots. From 2011’s Confabulation presents: Tell the Family
13 minutes | Dec 13, 2014
#19 • Raeven Geist-Deschamps
This week we hear from Confabulation co-producer, Raeven-Geist Deschamps. In this, her first Confabulation story, Raeven shares a transcendental familial experience – and the limits of that single moment. From April 2014’s Confabulation presents: Lies My Parents Told Me.
13 minutes | Dec 4, 2014
#18 • Michele Luchs (Season 1)
This week, we bring you a story from Michele Luchs that reminds us that, yeah: sometimes, you should just drop what you’re doing, and go see a doctor. Right away. Like now. And do your utmost from not letting anyone stop you. From October 2014’s Confabulation presents: Bad Medicine.
10 minutes | Nov 17, 2014
#17 • Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa
Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa shares the story of her family’s cottage and the people, the manners and the monsters that live there. Also, the best way to defend against the Pope. From April 2014’s Confabulation presents: Lies my Parents Told Me.
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