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Welcome to my podcast where I tell you more than you ever asked about. I will make you laugh until you pee, always tell you the truth, share with you my most vulnerable thoughts and all of my BEST, juiciest stories. Sometimes we'll even invite a guest to join us. We'll talk mental health, relationships, sex, parenting, motherhood, sobriety and whatever the the hell else comes out of my delirious mouth. Ok yay. Talk soon.
 
Stories Found features funny stories, plays, and sketches from some of the most talented humorists in the country. Every other week, we offer a new hilarious episode featuring the work of an emerging comedy writer and we chat with them about their background, their writing process, and how they find their stories. Stories Found offers comedy fans and an opportunity to peek behind the curtain to hear how a script came to life and then a chance to sit back and enjoy a high-quality audio produc ...
 
The Travel is Real is a podcast about hearing captivating stories from adventures abroad. Each guest on the episode reveals an experience which occurred while traveling, backpacking, or living abroad. These stories range from fun, comedic, risqué, to bizarre, gross, harrowing or horrific. As long as the if the narrative is intriguing, I want to hear it! Typically if an interview revolves around an arduous, dangerous, or harrowing narrative, the guest and I will give advice and tips, so liste ...
 
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About This Episode Welcome to Stories Found Micro Monday -- take a super quick break with us to kickstart your week with a laugh. Today, we've got the one-minute play, Lying in a Pine Forest by Greg Romero About the Playwright / Storyteller Greg Romero is originally from Louisiana, Cajun blood on both sides. His plays, site-specific projects, and s…
 
Have you ever let the smallest thing become the biggest catastrophe? Because I have. I realized this week just how dependent I am on all of my devices; it got scary. Can you guys imagine not being able to scroll social media, call your mom, and Google how far we are from the moon right now? Nothing like a good reset to set your mind right, even if …
 
Do you ever get so overwhelmed that it feels like no area of your life is working properly? Everything in my house is breaking and I don’t know where to begin fixing things…All of this single parent stuff is really setting it. Reality is truly wild and just when I think it’s gonna go one way, it goes an entirely different direction. Since nothing i…
 
Do you struggle with shutting off your brain like I do? Lucky for us, Stephen Hilton is on the show today to chat about his new Theta Wave Meditation. Maybe it will get us to actually be present in the moment, wouldn't that be nice? Finding Laura Clery: Website: lauraclery.com Read/Listen: Idiot & Idiots Checkout our new Kids Show: Pammy's World Ti…
 
Welcome to Stories Found Micro Monday -- take a super quick break with us to kickstart your week with a laugh. Today, we've got the one-minute play, Living a Lie by Max Langert About the playwright Max Langert is a playwright, producer and storyteller living in Austin. His plays have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and elsew…
 
Have you ever wondered why I am the way I am? Well Mother Idiot (AKA MY MOM!) is joining me today to explain just that. Plus, she’ll give us her most important piece of life advice ever. Finding Laura Clery: Website: lauraclery.com Read/Listen: Idiot & Idiots Checkout our new Kids Show: Pammy's World TikTok & Youtube & Facebook: @Laura Clery Instag…
 
Welcome to our very first Micro Monday -- a quick laugh to brighten the start of your week! Every other Monday, we'll be offering up a short play, story, or sketch in under 5 minutes. Today, we've got the one-minute play, The Murderlators by Ava Love Hanna About the playwright Ava Love Hanna is a professional writer, published playwright, and award…
 
What do YOU believe life is all about? I'm sharing my thoughts on this and getting back to my core while leaning on the power of women (cause women are pretty freaking powerful). Thank you for being here and I love you! Finding Laura Clery: Website: lauraclery.com Read/Listen: Idiot & Idiots Checkout our new Kids Show: Pammy's World TikTok & Youtub…
 
We’re switching things up today. Life is throwing a lot at me right now, but it’s okay because I can get through it. You all know how important meditation is in my life, so I wanted to give you some time to meditate with me. For optimal results put this on everyday for 30-days. Who knows, maybe it will change your life. Finding Laura Clery: Website…
 
About This Episode It’s time for a special Christmas episode of Stories Found! In this episode, we’re talking to the charming playwright, Brian Rust, before hearing his hilarious ten-minute play, Under a Christmas Moon. About the Playwright Brian Rust (he/him) is a Boston-based actor and writer who makes chocolates and searches for cryptids in his …
 
Once again I am on The Seven Day Mental Diet! Why? Because I tried to not dwell on negativity and failed. 3 times! This 7 day challenge is going to take my whole life! And maybe that's the point... OH well! It’s really challenged me to focus on finding solutions rather than basking in the frustration, which is amazing. Major bonus, you’ll get the s…
 
About This Episode In this special holiday episode of Stories Found, we hear the hilarious ten-minute play, A Very Special Hanukkah Special by Mark Harvey Levine. About the Playwright Mark Harvey Levine has had over 1900 productions of his short plays everywhere from Bangalore to Bucharest and from Lima to London. His plays have won over 45 awards …
 
I’m done talking about my situation. No, seriously this is the last thing I’m going to say about it…and then no more. I hit my real breaking point last week and it's time to do something else. So instead let me tell you all about the rules to The Seven Day Mental Diet I’m trying out, and explain why I’m slowly rewiring my brain to focus on the posi…
 
My new motto is “as little as possible”. Why do I have to be the best? Why do I have to keep aspiring to more? What happens when I believe that my life is turning out better than I could have ever imagined? Priorities are shifting. I’m sitting back and letting the miracles come in. At least, I’m trying to do that! Plus a surprise guest appearance f…
 
My business is all out there. And there’s no taking it back now! If suffering comes from fighting one’s own reality, then I am done fighting. Instead, I’m getting into my morning routine (when the kids allow it of course), and I’m telling you all about the tingly powerful feelings I get from my morning meditations and affirmations. I have zero inte…
 
I have my first guest on the podcast today and it is none other than the one and only, Stephen Hilton. He and I are sitting down together to have some honest open conversations. I’m realizing the most vulnerable times in my life have been the scariest, but they’ve all been so worth it in the end. This separation has come with huge highs and lows bu…
 
It’s my sobriety birthday! I have been sober for 11 years. So for today, I’ve decided to reflect back on my struggles with addiction and my journey through sobriety. Back then, my only solution was to use! It was my go to celebration and my numbing self medication. No longer! I have off days and struggles but my sobriety has created a life for me b…
 
About This Episode In this special Halloween edition of Stories Found, we’re chatting with the multi-talented playwright, composer, director, and performer, Fred Tacon and then listening to his hilarious and spooky ten-minute play, Rent-a-Stiff. Rent-a-Stiff – Mr. Ut, the proprietor of a human taxidermy rental company, is at risk of losing his live…
 
Food is a tricky tricky subject. I am lucky to have not grown up with any significant issues around food but when I am in crisis mode, I tend to lose weight. This time around, I am monitoring the situation, working with my doctor, and careful to eat healthily and consistently. But when I was young, that was not the case! Let’s talk about my abusive…
 
I was horribly nervous to go to work today. Why? Well, this will be the first time I’m back at our studio since the separation. Will it be awkward? Tense? Can we even get done what we need to? The dynamics have shifted dramatically but maybe this is an opening for something positive? Only time will tell. All I do know is that I love filming comedy …
 
About This Episode In this special Halloween edition of Stories Found, we’re talking to the fantastic playwright and author, Clinton Festa and then listening to his super funny ten-minute play, Picky Zombies. Picky Zombies – Tragedy strikes at the fancy French cooking school when an inept student under cooks the foie gras leading to a mass zombie i…
 
Throughout my recovery I have experienced some miraculous, almost unbelievable moments and I want to share them with you! I’m pretty sure I was struck by a God shot this week when I really really needed it. The wisdom I’ve gained from just listening to these signs in my life is incredible. Have you experienced the same? Finding Laura Clery: Website…
 
Sharing this separation with the world has been HARD! And it feels like everywhere I turn someone is judging how I'm reacting to it. I'm not reacting to it. I'm IN IT. I keep reminding myself, everyone can think whatever they want, it doesn’t matter! They don't know the whole story. It’s time to stop listening to other people’s opinions and start f…
 
About This Episode In this episode of Stories Found, we’re chatting about art, life, and family with the award-winning writer of screen and stage, Sophia Valera Heinecke and then listening to her read her beautiful story, The Summer We Built a Pool. About the Storyteller Sophia Valera Heinecke Sophia Valera Heinecke (she/her) is an award-winning wr…
 
I've put a STOP to ignoring my friends, family, and community! My relationship was all consuming. It overtook my mind almost like an addiction! But now I’m no longer allowing my romantic relationship to become my WHOLE life. I am finding the POWER in reaching out to and connecting with my women's group, my sponsor, and myself. I’m focusing on my co…
 
Acceptance is a BEAUTIFUL thing! No seriously, I’ve been taking life as it is this week. Nothing more and nothing less! My eyes are opened to MY OWN weaknesses, and I’m no longer trying to change what I cannot control. I’m beginning to find joy by accepting my reality and choosing to stay IN THE MOMENT. So if you need me, I’ll be living in the pres…
 
I actually feel FREE! Since we’re only as sick as our secrets, I’m ALWAYS going to talk about what’s going on in my life! Let’s be real, I’m ONLY after inner peace these days. I’m officially DONE thinking about what was…and instead I’m accepting the fact that I can’t control other people. There’s POWER in letting go! Try it with me. Finding Laura C…
 
If you’re recovering from a toddler grocery store tantrum today, I UNDERSTAND YOU. We need to eliminate the shame around parenting in public, because it is not easy! I’m even singing the Pamela Pig Calm Down Song today, because it’s just good to let it out! AHHGHHHH! If you’re experiencing a lot of fear or pain, just know it can lead to INCREDIBLE …
 
My brain feels like it’s melting sometimes! There’s SO MUCH information out there on the internet. Maybe you can relate, but I get ALL sorts of wild ideas put in my head. For example, am I in a trauma bond? Are you!? Today we’re taking an internet quiz to tell us what’s really going on in our relationships! Finding Laura Clery: Website: lauraclery.…
 
It's my birthday. I’m 36 now and DONE with ignoring my instincts! It's time to cut to the real issues. I’m worried about my children’s digital footprint! With a life that revolves around sharing my world online, I’ve had to figure out boundaries for myself, but more importantly for MY KIDS. There's no easy answer but Stephen and I have decided to t…
 
Today I’m going to tell you the story of when I was viciously attacked by my ex-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. SO many twists and turns in this one! Prepare yourself. It’s hard to believe but I did have a life before I married Stephen. CRAZY, I know! This story will live on in my memory forever, and NOT because it was a good one. I’ll also explain to y…
 
About This Episode In this episode of Stories Found, we’re talking to the phenomenal playwright and creative polymath, Bethany Dickens and then listening to her ten-minute comedy, What’s in the Basement, Honey? About the Playwright Bethany Dickens Assaf Bethany Dickens Assaf is a freelance playwright, dramaturg, and theatre artist, the Literary Man…
 
Yippee, you woke up today! Let's celebrate that! Gratitude is EVERYTHING. Gratitude for what you have, what you want, what you definitely will get! And even gratitude for piss. All over my house. Did I mention today is day 3 of potty training? WE GOT THIS PEOPLE! It’s important to focus on the progress, not just the outcomes. Life isn't always easy…
 
AARRGGAAHUH! I’m fighting with my own brain today. NOT fun! Let’s just STOP feeling selfish for doing what we love most, OK?? It is our duty to share our gifts and talents with the world, NOT to feel guilty for them! It’s time to allow those doubts to pass you right on by. BYE-BYE doubts, and hellooooo confidence! Oh and heads up, we’re going to be…
 
I’M BAAAAACK!!! On the mic that is. What is this podcast you ask? Good question. It’s a straight talking, vulnerable, messy, beautiful exploration into all things life. So exactly like a conversation with your ride or die BFF! I call it like I see it, and keep things JUICY…I’m back and I’m ready to make this the best kick ass show ever! Am I terrif…
 
About This Episode In this episode of Stories Found, we’re chatting with Austin-based playwright, Max Langert and hearing his ten-minute comedy, Personality Test. Take a free personality test here! Episode Transcript Here. About the Playwright Max Langert Max Langert is a playwright, producer and storyteller living in Austin. His plays have been pe…
 
About This Episode In this episode of Stories Found, we hear the hilarious ten-minute play, The Interview by Mark Harvey Levine. The Interview is about a completely normal job interview — during a zombie apocalypse. Episode transcript here About the Playwright Mark Harvey Levine has had over 1900 productions of his short plays everywhere from Banga…
 
About This Episode In this episode of Stories Found, we hear the humorous ten-minute play, sixteen17 by Jason Rainey. sixteen17 is a funny play about the quirky relationship between a mother and her daughter as the daughter turns 17 -- a birthday that's an important milestone for the mother. Jason wrote this play as part of the ScriptWorks Weekend …
 
In this episode of Stories Found, we feature the story, The Vagina-Mommy Incident by Ava Love Hanna. In hindsight, this is one of my favorite parenting moments - the first time my four year old asked me about genitals. I thought I would simply answer him in a straightforward and scientific way and that would be that. It did NOT go as planned. I’m y…
 
In this episode of Stories Found, we hear the hilarious story, The First Time I Got Naked in Front of a Bunch of People I Didn't Know by Max Langert. Max takes it all off and describes his first experience at a spa in Amsterdam. Max Langert has had plays produced in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Amsterdam. He's won the Henrico playwriting award…
 
In this episode of Stories Found, we hear the story, Am I Willing to Punch a Peacock? by Ava Love Hanna. Ava's story was recorded live at Mayfield Park and the actual gang of rowdy peacocks that tried to ruin lunch with her son that day can be heard in the background. Links to a transcript of the story and a video of the performance are available o…
 
Stories Found is brand new storytelling show... err, podcast. We've moved our staged comedy shows to the safe, germ-free world of digital storytelling! Each episode features a different writer or storyteller and their weird, funny, and mostly true stories. Check out the trailer, get to know Ava and Paul and get ready for our full episodes starting …
 
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