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: Breaking Point

January 10th, 2019
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On today's episode we've go two stories, both of which you can also watch on YouTube (links to the videos below). First up is Frandu Smith telling us about loss, health issues, and that it's ok to cry. Then David Rostad starts off by hinting at what must be a great story, but then calls Dan Floeter to the stage and forces him to tell a story. Dan shares about his breaking point when it comes to his health, and it's a pretty great story.

Frandu: https://youtu.be/yLR_qbePvUE

Dan: https://youtu.be/gCML756H-PI

 

Show Links:

www.gofundme.com/storyslamlive

www.madisonstoryslam.com

www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

Story Slam: School Pressure

January 8th, 2019
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On this episode we hear a great story from Mel Hammon about the confusion she experienced when switching to a new school. Our second story is told by Bradley Glassel, and is about the only fist fight he ever got in. Each story is available on YouTube (links below).

Mel: https://youtu.be/dZdH3QFjIpA

Bradley: https://youtu.be/Ull6chCxREI 

 

Show Links:

www.gofundme.com/storyslamlive

www.madisonstoryslam.com

www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

Story Slam: Dear Dad

January 3rd, 2019
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We are now doing two episodes a week! As evidenced by this second episode this week. We are committed to providing you with episodes to fill your days with great stories. You are all a big part of this community, and we thank you for your support. Here's a warning that this episode deals with suicide. While it's a tough subject, we believe that it's important to talk about this subject. We deal with real life stories, and all that they entail. Our hope is that these two stories provide healing and comfort to everyone who hears them, especially those who have dealt directly with suicide in their life.

First up, Ryan Haack is sharing a few stories about his dad. Ryan told this story on the 4 year anniversary of his dad's death by suicide. I love how Ryan ends his story. It's also a story you may want to see on video (YouTube links for both stories are below) because there are some visual aspects that may make it better. The second story on the episode is told by Jessica Regan, and it is also about the death of her father by suicide. I am continually blown away by the willingness of the members of our community to share deep aspects of their personal lives. It's just amazing. Enjoy the episode.

Ryan: https://youtu.be/nj7wf1cL9yY

Jessica: https://youtu.be/pCjOR8bWBDA 

 

Show Links:

www.gofundme.com/storyslamlive

www.madisonstoryslam.com

www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

Story Slam: Natural Disaster

January 1st, 2019
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Today we've got stories from Charles Payne and Jonah Solheim. We are changing the show a little bit by not having so many stories on each episode, you'll also notice that this episode is coming out on a Tuesday (instead of Thursday), and some other changes are coming. 

Enjoy two great stories from two great storytellers. First, Charles shares his experience in the Summer 2018 Madison floods. And then Jonah shares a story about how he's not very equipped for dealing with nature and her surroundings. You can watch each storyteller on YouTube (links below).

Charles: https://youtu.be/E4-a5amu-48

Jonah: https://youtu.be/eoa0snPxIPQ 

 

Show Links:

www.gofundme.com/storyslamlive

www.madisonstoryslam.com

www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

The Long Slam: Dean Strang Returns

December 5th, 2018
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Dean Strang is back! You know Dean from the Netflix documentary Making A Murderer. And on this episode we talk a little bit about Steven Avery, and a lot about Dean's life leading up to becoming a lawyer. Lots of good conversation on this one. And now...the links:

www.gofundme.com/storyslamlive

www.madisonstoryslam.com

www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

 www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.aleasylum.com 

www.resolutionmassage.com 

Story Slam: Transformation Part 1

October 11th, 2018
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Great stories from Nikki, Andre, and Tyson from our September 2018 event, Transformation!

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www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

 www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.aleasylum.com 

www.resolutionmassage.com 

The Long Slam: Garth Heckman

September 27th, 2018
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On this episode of Madison Story Slam, Adam is sitting down with Garth Heckman. Garth grew up in Madison and is sharing stories about fire, department stores, and delivering flowers to funeral homes. Garth is a funny guy and a great storyteller. To get the full effect of Garth's storytelling ability, watch the full video recording of this episode by visiting our facebook page (link below) and finding the post with the youtube video that has the same title as this episode. Garth is very emotive and the whole experience is worth it. 

Video recording of the show: https://youtu.be/-uN7V8i-Pvg

www.gofundme.com/storyslamlive

www.madisonstoryslam.com

www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

 www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.aleasylum.com 

www.resolutionmassage.com 

Story Slam: Lost Part 2

September 6th, 2018
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This episode features the second set of really great stories from our summer story slam at Robinia Courtyard. The slam was held outside so you may hear nature and cars, but you'll also hear some incredible stories.

Madison Story Slam is trying to go LIVE on the internet, and we need your help! We want to start live streaming all of our events which means we need to spend some money. Community members are always asking how they can help, and right now this is how. If you have $3, $5, $10, whatever it is, it will help. And if you can't help financially, share the link to the campaign. The link is right below this text you're looking at now!

www.gofundme.com/storyslamlive

www.madisonstoryslam.com

www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

 www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.mortarboxmedia.com 

www.aleasylum.com 

www.resolutionmassage.com 

Story Slam: Lost Part 1

August 30th, 2018
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This episode features the first set of really great stories from our summer story slam at Robinia Courtyard. The slam was held outside so you may hear nature and cars, but you'll also hear some incredible stories.

Madison Story Slam is trying to go LIVE on the internet, and we need your help! We want to start live streaming all of our events which means we need to spend some money. Community members are always asking how they can help, and right now this is how. If you have $3, $5, $10, whatever it is, it will help. And if you can't help financially, share the link to the campaign. The link is right below this text you're looking at now!

www.gofundme.com/storyslamlive

www.madisonstoryslam.com

www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

 www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.mortarboxmedia.com 

www.aleasylum.com 

www.resolutionmassage.com 

Story Slam: Redemption Part 3

August 23rd, 2018
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On this episode we have great stories from Ryan Haack, Mel Hammond, Seth Rabin, and Marty Sosnowski all told at our May 2018 event Redemption. 

Madison Story Slam is trying to go LIVE on the internet, and we need your help! We want to start live streaming all of our events which means we need to spend some money. Community members are always asking how they can help, and right now this is how. If you have $3, $5, $10, whatever it is, it will help. And if you can't help financially, share the link to the campaign. The link is right below this text you're looking at now!

www.gofundme.com/storyslamlive

www.madisonstoryslam.com

www.patreon.com/madisonstoryslam 

 www.facebook.com/madisonstoryslam 

www.mortarboxmedia.com 

www.aleasylum.com 

www.resolutionmassage.com