Madison Story Slam

True stories told by the people who lived them.

The Long Slam: David Clark Sally

February 25th, 2020

Today, Adam is sitting down with David Clark Sally to talk about community in Madison, being an Instagram #influencer , and we talk about growing up and eventually working in church while living a closeted life. It's a great conversation, and you should listen!



Story Slam: The Full Nelson

January 13th, 2020

Today we're featuring two great stories told by our dear friend, Dave Nelson. They are to very different stories, both told skillfully and wonderfully. Check them out.

Also. On Saturday, February 15th, we will be at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center in Madison, WI celebrating our 5 year anniversary doing this awesome thing called Madison Story Slam. Come out for a great time and great stories!



Story Slam: Nuggets

January 6th, 2020

Today we're hearing stories from Ashley Haahn and David Heinen, as they share their experiences with two different types of nuggets.



Story Slam: Tall Tales

December 30th, 2019

WE'RE BACK! Sorry that we've been gone so long. Life got busy, and we got lazy. Thanks for sticking around waiting to hear from us again. We're so glad you are here to get new stories each week from great storytellers! Today's episode we've got baseball and circumcisions. Oh my. Plus! A preview of the new podcast Adam is producing for a group of women called Women AF Podcast. 


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.


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