Madison Story Slam

True stories from the heart of Madison, WI. Host Adam Rostad brings storytellers together to tell true stories based on a theme, from real people. With the occasional interview as well.

Story Slam: Break Down

April 23rd, 2019

The show today features a story that our host has told many times, but this may be the best version of it he has ever told. And then Daniel Rivera shares some scar stories and teaches us that mother may actually know best.



The Long Slam: Jake Snell

April 18th, 2019

Jake Snell is a stand up comedian and musician local to Madison who is producing a wide variety of shows in the Southern Wisconsin area. Adam and Jake sit down and hash out an old squabble, talk about the differences between being a musician and a stand up, enjoy some whiskey, and generally have a good time.



Story Slam: The Big C

March 28th, 2019

On this special episode, we're featuring two stories told by Emily Schindler about her experience as someone facing cancer. The first story was told back in 2017, before we started doing video. But, the second story was told at our 2019 event, Scars. You can see the video of that performance at the link below.



The Long Slam: Brad Davis

March 27th, 2019

Brad Davis is a man who has done many things. You may know him from Adventure Drums, The Aquabats, or his band The Eagle and Child. Brad and Adam talk life, church, music, and how one opportunity leads to the next. Brad and his band The Eagle and Child are currently running a KickStarter campaign for their new album (link below).

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Story Slam: Stand Up and Ask Why

March 26th, 2019

Dave Nelson and Pat Schneider are on this episode. Dave is sharing his story of courage as someone who led a rebellion against J R Stromboli, and Pat shares her tremendous story of courage as she faces Cancer.




The Long Slam: Tyson Purcell Returns

March 25th, 2019

Long time regular of the Madison Story Slam stage, Tyson Purcell, is back for another edition of The Long Slam. Adam is teaming up with Tyson to help put on a new live event called Tragedy + Time + Comedy. Tyson is talking about the comedy scene in Madison, starting new businesses, and what he has learned about storytelling after appearing on the RISK! stage.


Story Slam: Jaw Dropping Memories

March 19th, 2019

Today we have Kim Nicholas sharing a story about the events leading up to 1980's plastic surgery, and Henry He shares a few touching stories about his uncle A. Two great stories for all you lovely people.





Story Slam: Crash Bang Boom

March 7th, 2019

Two more great stories on this episode! Tyson Purcell tells a story about a car crash that led to physical scars, and the realization of how the things you don't say can lead to lifelong emotional scars. But first, Ryan Haack slips and falls and has a great time on prescribed drugs. Video links below:




Story Slam: Shattered Cousins

March 5th, 2019

We've got two great stories from two great storytellers today. Daniel Rivera tells us about the shattering conclusion of his first marriage. But first, Jonah Solheim shares the story of his first relationship, and it's a doozie. Links to videos below.




Story Slam: Dad and Mom

February 26th, 2019

This episode features some tougher stories from Alejandro A Alonso Galva and Julia Veilleux. They are great stories, but are pretty raw. Maybe some of the best stories we've ever had. You can see video of the stories below.