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Urban Tellers Backstory
57 minutes | Jul 1, 2018
Warren McPherson Podcast
When you wake up to who you are and what really matters to you, it can send you down some avenues you never expected to travel. Warren's story, "Falling for MacGuffin", is about faith and how he found it after years of resisting. Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard talk with Warren McPherson about his story, his beliefs and how how he has found faith in some very unexpected places. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU!
46 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
Nyimoch Chuol Wel Podcast
Nyimoch tells her story, "Crossing The Forbidden Line" about why she made the choice to abandon the hostile culture that she grew up with. Then she talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about her belief that women should be able to choose who they decide to love and marry. It's a fascinating look into the realities of a a culture unfamiliar to many in the United States. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
61 minutes | Jun 16, 2018
Bernal Cruz-Munoz Podcast
Practicing interconnectedness as spirituality has led Bernal on some pretty unforgettable adventures. He migrated to the US from Guatemala in 1990 seeking asylum and now works with these populations including unaccompanied children -- it's a full circle of sorts in a field that can deplete the most seasoned workers. Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard talk with Bernal Cruz-Munoz about his story "Love That Name" and how he has found hope and inspiration in unexpected places.
55 minutes | Jun 10, 2018
Lynn Fitch Returns Podcast
Audience favorite, Lynn Fitch, sits down with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard to talk about what it means to enter the third act of life, retirement, aging, and how to cope with this major transition that no one really talks about. First you'll hear "Into the Great Wide Open" followed by an intimate, revealing conversation with Lynn Fitch. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
56 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
Marisol Batioja Kreuzer Podcast
Marisol's story, "A Mother’s Mantra," is something we can all relate to: our mother's influence on our lives. In this story, decisions transformed a relationship between a mother and a daughter, creating a bond like no other. Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard talk with Marisol about her experience discovering and crafting this story. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
36 minutes | May 27, 2018
Ruiyuan Gao Podcast
Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy sit down with Ruiguan Gao to talk with her about her amazing story about a secret that her family kept for 7 years. She has struggled with this secret for 26 years. This secret is like a scar growing within her since she was a baby. This secret is about breaking, hiding, fear, struggle, and blame; it is also about protection, support, understanding, empathy and love.
47 minutes | May 20, 2018
Mary Welch Podcast
Mary shares her story, "Breaking The Sound Barrier" about how her anticipated peace of retirement is invaded by a neighbor’s sound system. Then she talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about how even calm and loving people can be driven to the edge of sanity. Ultimately, it means making radical change to take care of yourself. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
34 minutes | May 13, 2018
Jamie Shanahan Podcast
Jamie Shanahan, who uses her maiden name as her pen name, shares her story about how opposites attract, and it ends - as all comedies do - with a wedding. Jamies talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about how she found her way past dysfunction to a healthy way of life.
63 minutes | May 6, 2018
Jiao Liu Podcast
Jiao's story touches on some of those things in life that we think we hate but that turn out to be something truly wonderful - such a surprise! And like so many things in life, is tied to her complex relationship with her mother. Jiao shares her heartfelt story and then talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard giving us all a glimpse into her struggle for self-identity within the context of family and societal norms. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
48 minutes | Apr 29, 2018
Preethi Srinivas Podcast
Preethi Srinivas tells her story "Pretty Young Thing" about what it was like to grow up as a dark skinned girl in a fair skinned obsessed country. Then she talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about her experience in Portland, Oregon that redefined her concept of her beauty. Never did she think that she would find the idea of beauty preserved so differently in different parts of the world. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
55 minutes | Apr 22, 2018
Rodrigo Aguirre Podcast
Rodrigo Aguirre, Perseverance Rodrigo's story, Perseverance, is about how he chose to self-exile in the US after a lifetime journey plagued by obstacles and denial of his personal identity. Through hardship and pain, he found in Portland what was necessary for him to experience a life worth living. He talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about his years of working towards a master’s degree in teaching and how he now works as an elementary school teacher. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
39 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
Leigh Hancock Podcast
As both writer and storyteller, Leigh Hancock is fascinated with how our memories and stories shape who we are. This story, "Peaches," is about revisiting fond memories only to discover that the reality is something very different than the memory. Leigh talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about her process for creating a story, getting to the heart of what matters to her, and how this story triggered some deeply held memories.
54 minutes | Apr 8, 2018
Aristanto Bayu Aji Podcast
Anto shares his story, "Home Is Where I Don't Belong," a story about how he discovered that he should appreciate what he no longer has. Then he talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about the reasons he came to the US, how he is coping with the realities of life here, and what Bali will always be home.
50 minutes | Apr 1, 2018
Lily Ningsih-Waldman Podcast
Lily Ningsih-Waldman shares her story "The Voice" about the prejudices she faced coming to America with limited skills in English. In her journey from ESL classes at PCC to graduating with high honors from Lewis & Clark College, she discovered something about herself that had been long suppressed. She talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about this discovery and how it transformed her life.
47 minutes | Mar 26, 2018
Joan-Carrol Brynn Baron Podcast
Yes, the book "Black Beauty" is definitely a gateway drug for little girls to discover who they are. This is the story of a horse who appeared as if by magic and taught Joan-Carrol to anticipate the delights of the universe. Joan-Carrol talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about the ways she is resilient and how she has continued to develop that throughout her life.
41 minutes | Mar 18, 2018
Amanda Rain Podcast
There are times when life's journey opens to allow us to touch the tender places and wash the pain of the past with the rains of new beginnings. Amanda talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about how she found her way to work that inspires courage and empowers lives.
48 minutes | Mar 11, 2018
Maria-Luisa Baragli Bevington Podcast
There is no "us" and "them" and Maria-Luisa’s point of view makes that clear. Her story takes us from a sense of belonging in Argentina to having to pretend when she arrives in Portland, Oregon. In conversation with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard she talks about how she has finally found her true voice and spirit within herself.
58 minutes | Mar 4, 2018
Chuck McConnell Podcast
Sometimes there’s no GPS. But Chuck McConnell knows that the only way to travel is by trial and error, cut and try, look and loop back. Chuck shares his story, The Last Place I Knew Where I Was, and then talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about what draws him to storytelling and how he's finding his way back to himself. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
53 minutes | Feb 25, 2018
Dana Dennis Podcast
Dana Dennis, a geriatric social worker, shares the story of a woman who taught her to love in new ways and to cherish the right of others to make choices in their own lives. Then Dana talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about her love of storytelling and what drew her to this amazing artform. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
50 minutes | Feb 18, 2018
Steve Eggerts Podcast
Steve shares his story of how he loved and cared for his dying wife, Amy, through her battle with breast cancer. Then he talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about this was the toughest job he ever had, how fighting cancer is definitely a team effort and ultimately, it involves loving and caring for your self. MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®
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