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Tune in to Chicago’s finest storytelling. Broadcasting live from 2ndStory.com, we bring you the 2nd Story Podcast. Listen to recordings of our favorite stories from Webster’s Wine Bar and beyond. Listen below or subscribe with iTunes or your favorite reader.

Heading West Towards the Sun

Camille had been sitting in the passenger seat long past the age of 16. But then, she decided to go in search for her creative freedom as a writer…and also eventually get a license. Recorded live at Pub 626 in …

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This Moment Wasn’t Going to Last

Listen in to Sadaf’s story about what happens when certain things she had always known to be true about her family…start to change. Recorded Live at Pub 626 in Roger’s Park, December 2015

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Moments of Silence

Coming out to family can be a difficult thing to navigate–something this week’s storyteller, Aimy Tien, knows all too well. Listen in as Aimy shares with us her journey about taking those steps with her conservative family. Recorded live at …

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The 2015 2nd Story Holiday Spectacular!

Soak up all the story goodness with our hour long Holiday Spectacular Podcast! Featuring stories by Erica Cruz Hernandez, Julie Ganey, and Ric Walker. PLUS, enjoy some special bonus content in between the stories!

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Crush

Freshman year of high school: five words that are synonymous with the idea of “finding your people”. In this story, join Liz at a senior party where she knows no one there…except her crush.

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The Hours Between Mother Love and a Schoolboy Crush

From his first crush to his first (unrequited) love, Eric tells us a story all about the heart and the cherished foundation on which his love is built. Recorded live at Mayne Stage on September 24, 2015.

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Return to Marquette Park

Amina is an international hip hop artist based in Chicago, check out her website for more great stories: www.urbanizedmusic.com/aminashiphop.html

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The One Thing I Can Do

When Deb answers the phone that normal, boring Friday afternoon, she isn’t prepared for her life to change forever. With her wife’s injury, how will she be able to hold the family together? Deb Lewis is a long-time 2nd Story …

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Outside the Bubble

At 2nd Story, we are thrilled when a storyteller walks to the mic for the first time, and harnesses all of the nervous energy and excitement to absolutely blow us away. That’s what Jeff Toth did this last March, telling …

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Dancing Outside Yourself

Khanisha has always felt apathetic towards Beyonce, but when her new album drops in the middle of a personal tragedy, Khanisha digs in to discover the radical joy she needs. Khanisha Foster is 2nd Story’s Associate Artistic Director, and makes …

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