77: Nessa Goldman — Small Traveler

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botfly, storytelling, story night, larvae, bite

Nessa Goldman doesn't like bugs. She clarifies that a little bit up front, but gives us all the more reason to believe her. Nessa told this story about a botfly from Belize at our Story Night in April when the theme was "Taxed."

After listening to the story, if you're interested, check out a YouTube video of a woman having botfly larvae removed, if you think you can stomach that.

I'm not positive the insect pictured here is an actual botfly, but place I got it from said it was. Even if it isn't, do you want that thing visiting you?

The song for this episode is "The Passenger" by Iggy Pop.

Thank you for listening. We look forward to hearing your story.

65: Megan Vaughn — They're playing our song

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When the Red Hot Chili Peppers don't cut it and when a singer is no Hollywood heartthrob, it's tempting to give up music that accompanies a couple. Then something comes from someplace that changes the whole story.

Megan Vaughn told us this story at the December 2017 Story Night when the theme was soundtrack. The story itself was unexpected, or at least not on the agenda. Listen to this podcast to discover how we were lucky enough to hear this tale of a song.

The song for this episode is Folding Chair by Regina Spektor.

Thank you for listening. We look forward to hearing your story.

59: Sarah Jaffa — Greetings from Bruce

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Story, hello, storytelling, alaska, library

So much can happen while someone else travels 36 miles in the wrong direction before realizing it and turns around. Sometimes our fears give way to a sweet reality. Sarah Jaffa from the Kitsap Regional Library told this story at our November 2017 Story Night event when the theme was "What Goes Around." I might have said "What comes around" in the podcast.

The song for this episode is "I Wish I Was the Moon" by Neko Case.

Thank you for listening. We look forward to hearing your story.