Raconteur Denver
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Raconteur Denver is a live storytelling event that combines the joy of exploring new locations, meeting new people, and hearing stories from Denver's diverse communities.

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    38 - Tales from the Tour

    Audience members step up to the stage to share their tales from the tour! Jacob toured with a death metal band and learned a lot about what NOT to do on tour. Adam was signed up by his friends and bravely stepped up to share a story about a time on tour as a National Park manager.

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    37 - Michael Catlin - Tales from the Tour

    Michael Catlin was on location for a movie - what he thought of as his breakout role! The movie was nearing completion when he and a fellow actor decided they wanted to trade money in the black market money exchange, and that's when things really got interesting.

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    36 - Kevin Larkin - Tales from the Tour

    Kevin Larkin shares a tale from a tour that almost went wrong when his band van got a flat in the middle of nowhere, miles from their gig. Throw in a few fun road games, a little musical interlude and an unexpected twist, and you could almost imagine you were part of the band yourself.

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    35 - Spectacular Failures - Impromptu Raconteurs

    Audience members step up to the stage to share their stories of SPECTACULAR FAILURES. Matt faced his very mortality when he didn't make it home in time to prevent disaster. Brendan failed miserably and all he got was a shitty t-shirt. Gardenia followed her dreams to New York, and ended up homeless.

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    34 - Jess Robblee - Spectacular Failures

    Jess Robblee wants to do a good deed, and were the topic anything other than "spectacular failures" we're sure it would have gone off without a hitch...

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    32 - Gifty Amponsem - Spectacular Failures

    Gifty Amponsem shares the tale of her 27th birthday and how a wilderness adventure gone wrong caused her to re-evaluate most of her life choices.

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    31 - Dawn Fay - Nicknames

    Wonderbound Producing Director and former Professional Ballet Dancer, Dawn Fay shares tales of nicknames she has had throughout her life from a very young child cheating at Monopoly to her professional career, she's had quite the plethora of monikers thrown her way.

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    30 - Nicknames - Impromptu Raconteurs

    Impromptu Raconteurs share tales of nicknames. Pete has a squirrel situation. As he takes care of that he questions whether wild animals have nicknames. Gifty has a unique name, a name that is constantly either forgotten, approximated or assumed to be a nickname. How could something like this even happen? She tells us the tale of her birth.

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    29 - Nathan Lund - Nicknames

    Denver Comedian Nathan Lund shares tales of nicknames from the ones we choose ourselves, to the ones we give to loved ones and expounds on how a nickname once caused an all out Battle Royale.

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    28 - Gwen Lassen - Nicknames

    Gwen Lassen shares an embarrassing fact about herself - she can't remember your name! But she'll create one heck of a nickname for you.

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    27 - David Rynhart - Arrested

    David Rynhart shares a tale of his musical travels in a van that ran on vegetable-oil and the night that the search for fuel caused everything to go awry.

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    26 - Arrested - Impromptu Raconteurs

    Impromptu Raconteurs share tales of arrest. A motorcycle crash brings Andy's past back to haunt him. Adam discovers that $1,000 can mean all the difference between imprisonment and freedom. Laura meets her comedic hero. Kayanne is arrested by her own inability to accept herself. Dan has an unfortunate encounter with the law.

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    25 - Brenton Weyi - Arrested

    Brenton Weyi shares a tale of an evening of "turning up" with Jon Kesselman, self discovery and love long gone. Story from the January 10, 2017 Raconteur event at the Ubi Sub Ubi Room with the topic of Arrested.

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    24 - LaShunta Pike - Arrested

    LaShunta Pike shares the story of her time in law school when she felt arrested when speaking about race and diversity within communities of color and how she broke through that and found ways to create a dialogue with people from all communities. Story from the January 10, 2017 Raconteur event at the Ubi Sub Ubi Room with the topic of Arrested.

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    23 - Morgan Hartley - First Denver Anything

    Morgan Hartley shares a tale about his ongoing battle with his nemesis: Longs Peak at the "First Denver Anything" Raconteur event on November 3

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    22 - First Denver Anything - Impromptu Raconteurs

    From "quit-firing" to long standing dulcimer debts to a pink heart-shaped bass. You never know what you'll get when audience members step up to the stage. These are the stories of our Impromptu Raconteurs at the "First Denver Anything" Raconteur event on November 3.

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    19 - First Adulting - Impromptu Raconteurs

    A selection of imromptu raconteurs on the topic of First Adulting, from a Raconteur event recorded at The Preservery on September 14th.

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    18 - John Cotter - First Adulting

    John Cotter on the topic of First Adulting, from a Raconteur event recorded at The Preservery on September 14th.

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    17 - Buzzy Jackson - First Adulting

    Buzzy Jackson on the topic of First Adulting, from a Raconteur event recorded at The Preservery on September 14th.

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    16 - Michael J. Henry - First Adulting

    Michael Henry on the topic of First Adulting, from a Raconteur event recorded at The Preservery on September 14th.

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    14- Brian Foley - First Inebriation

    Brian Foley on the topic of First Inebriation, from a Raconteur event recorded at Carbon on July 12.

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    13 - First Inebriation - Impromptu Raconteurs

    A selection of impromptu storytellers from a Raconteur event recorded at Carbon on July 12. In each story, a discussion of a kind of first inebriation.

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    11 - First Adventure - Impromptu Raconteurs

    You never know what you'll get when the audience steps up to the mic. This podcast contains first adventures in brothels in Kiev and at summer camp on Catalina Island. May 10, 2016 - "First Adventure" - Dive Inn

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    10 - Pete Bellande - First Adventure

    In this episode, we've collected two stories from one of our favorite Raconteurs, Pete Bellande. Pete joined in at our very first event at the Denver Bicycle Cafe as an impromptu raconteur. We liked that story so much, we invited Pete back to tell us another story at our third event at the Dive Inn.

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    9 - Anika Zappe - First Adventure

    Anika shares the tale of her first major European tour and how she dealt with their misogynistic manager. May 10, 2016 - "First Adventure" - Dive Inn

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    8 - Jovan Mays - First Muse

    Jovan Mays shares how he is inspired by the kids he teaches and how they make him a better person some of which is in the form of a truly touching poem. March 8, 2016 - "First Muse" - Fort Greene

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    7 - First Muse - Impromptu Raconteurs

    You never know what you'll get when the audience steps up to the mic. "The Amys" a story by William. March 8, 2016 - "Firsts" - Denver Bicycle Cafe

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    6 - Joe Lennon - First Muse

    Joe Lennon shares a tale of his muse in a poetic style. March 8, 2016 - "First Muse" - Fort Greene

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    5 - River Wharton - First Muse

    River shared a story examining his muse - the Pacific Northwest. March 8, 2016 - "First Muse" - Fort Greene

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    4 - Brian Smith - Firsts

    Brian Smith shares the story of a trip he took to Mexico in the summer of 2012. A trip that defined who he became in life. January 12, 2016 - "Firsts" - Denver Bicycle Cafe

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    3 - Firsts - Impromptu Raconteurs

    You never know what you'll get when the audience steps up to the mic. This podcast contains firsts: experiences with eating disorders, sledding accidents and Christmas with the shotgun totin' family. January 12, 2016 - "Firsts" - Denver Bicycle Cafe

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    2 - Khadijah Queen - Firsts

    Khadija Queen shares the tale of one of her first experiences as a Sonar Technician in the Navy. January 12, 2016 - "Firsts" - Denver Bicycle Cafe

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    1 - Kris Drickey - Firsts

    Kris Drickey tells the story of her first meditation retreat and how to face the demons she discovered inside of herself. January 12, 2016 - "Firsts" - Denver Bicycle Cafe

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