Porchlight Storytelling Series
Porchlight partners with Greenhouse, a software company that optimizes hiring practices, for a show of stories about JOBS. Our storytelling superstars for this special edition include writer/musician Eric Shea, HIV educator Ed Wolf, and producer/comedian Dana Merwin
 
Hosted by Arline Klatte at the Hilton Union Square on May 26, 2016. Recorded by PSAV and mixed by Patty Fung.
Direct download: PorchlightGreenhousePodcast.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 11:27am PDT

Porchlight returns with a Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution edition featuring Wavy Gravy, Bob Barsotti, Eric Shea, Deanne Franklin, Bart Davenport, and Lorrie Murray.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on May 12, 2016 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. Recorded by Brandi Howell. Mixed by Patty Fung. 

Direct download: PorchlightPodcastCJMRockNRoll2016.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 2:56pm PDT

Kitchen Confidential is back! Hear some of SF's finest onstage with their insider stories about food, restaurants, kitchens, customers, and the vagaries of having a life in the service industry. Writer and restaurant person Karen Leibowitz. Natural foods expert/writer Matt Levine. Cookbook author J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. Comedian Kyle Mizono. Chef/teacher Erika Almeida Mooney and superstar chef Richie Nakano.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on April 13, 2016 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.
Recorded by Brandi Howell. Mixed by Patty Fung. 

Direct download: PorchlightPodcastKitchenConfidential2016.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT

You're Doing It Wrong: Stories from Porchlight's annual SF Sketchfest show featuring Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte with guests Iris Haas-Biel, Moshe Kasher, Jackie Kashian, Kyle Mizono and Aparna Nancherla and songs by Bart Davenport.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick January 22, 2016 at the Swedish American Hall
Recorded by Brandi Howell. Mixed by Patty Fung. 

Direct download: PorchlightPodcastSFSketchfest2016.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 8:36pm PDT

Litquake’s edition of the Bay Area’s long-running Porchlight series (15 years!) returns to the festival for a special storytelling night of authors and writers, telling tales on the theme of “Kill Your Darlings.” Featuring stories by Heather Mackey, Martha Tolles, Neal Pollack, Mark Haskell Smith, Siamak Vossoughi and Ali Liebegott.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on October 12, 2015 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.
Recorded by Brandi Howell. Mixed by Patty Fung. 

Direct download: PorchlightPodcastLitquake2015.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 7:08pm PDT

It seems like only yesterday that we got some friends together at the Hemlock Tavern to tell us their stories and now BAM, it's somehow 13 years later! Arline, Beth, and Marc celebrate the thrill again as some of our favorite Bay Area storytellers delight and surprise you with the theme Flip The Switch: When Things Change In an Instant. Featuring stories by Virgil Shaw, Tara Jepsen, Scott Kravitz, David Lynch and Dominic Riley.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on June 19, 2015 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.
Recorded by Paula Junn. Mixed by Patty Fung.

Direct download: PorchlightAnniversaryShow2015.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 6:25pm PDT

A very special edition of the Bay Area’s longest-running storytelling series, now in its 13th year! An evening of unforgettable stories by a stellar cast of feisty San Franciscans who are STILL HERE. So you know: This show is not meant to be a bummer, but rather a rollicking night featuring people who love this city and would prefer to stay here and keep on loving it. Stories from: Tim Redmond, Cammy Blackstone, Rio and Rene Yañez, Marilynn Fowler, Shannon Matesky and Ed Wolf. Also featuring songs by: Stephen Smith and Tom Heyman.

 

Hosted by native San Franciscans Arline Klatte and Marc Capelle, along with Beth Lisick (born in San "The Hose" Jose, y'all!) on April 20, 2015 at San Francisco's Verdi Club. 
Recorded by Paula Junn. Mixed by Patty Fung.

Direct download: PorchlightPodcastLastOnetoLeave2.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 7:50pm PDT

Kitchen Confidential, Porchlight's most anticipated show of the year. Get all the dirt from the top food people in this unapologetically food-obsessed town, as stories from the kitchen, the front of the house, and the food truck are told onstage.

Stories from: Chef and TV Personality Joey Altman, James Beard Award Winner and Slanted Door's Charles Phan, Author and St. Vincent Owner David Lynch, Restaurant Family Scion and ll Fornaio Co-Owner Mike Mindel, Writer and Culinary Tour Guide Nina Tamburello, and Former Private Chef Zahra Noorbakhsh.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Delfina's Craig Stoll on May 19, 2014 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.
Recorded by Paula Junn. Mixed by Patty Fung.

Direct download: PorchlightPodcastKitchenConfidential2014.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 7:10pm PDT

For the fifth year in a row, Porchlight teams up with the San Francisco Sketchfest to bring you a rollicking night of storytelling by a line-up of people in the writing and funny business.

Working with the theme FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT, six superstars tell ten-minute stories for your joy and entertainment. Stories from: Shelley McLendon, Derrick Brown, Frank Portman, Phoebe Robinson, Scott Capurro and Ophira Eisenberg. 
 
Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on January 25, 2015 at the Verdi Club in San Francisco.
Recorded by Paula Junn. Mixed by Patty Fung.

 
Direct download: PorchlightPodcastSketchFest2015v2.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 5:38pm PDT

Porchlight Halloween show. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Marc Capelle on October 27th, 2014 at San Francisco's Hemlock Tavern

Direct download: 102714_PL_Open_Door.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 1:20am PDT

This installment comes from our collaboration with the yearly Litquake Literary Festival. The theme of the evening was brushes with the other side of fame told by Jennifer Longo, Antonia Crane, Caitlin Doughty, Joshua Safran and Owen Egerton along with songs by Frank Portman.

Hosted by Arline Klatte & Beth Lisick on October 13, 2014 at the Verdi Club.
Recorded by Paula Junn. Mixed by Patty Fung.

Direct download: PorchlightPodcastLitquake2014.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 8:01pm PDT

Stories about love and the Bay Area told by Chinaka Hodge, Thao Nguyen, Anthony Bedard, Dana Merwin, John Reichmuth, Hiya Swanhuyser and music by Carletta Sue Kay. Hosted by Arline Klatte & Beth Lisick on September 4, 2014 at the California Academy of Sciences.

Direct download: 090414_Cal_AC_SC_show_ver06.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 11:58am PDT

Stories about dating told by David Jordan, Russell Gonzaga, Rachel Balik, Heather Marlowe, and Al Luhan.  

Hosted by Beth Lisick & Arline Klatte on February 17, 2014 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_LongWalks.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 12:07am PDT

Stories about times it was too hard to keep it together, too hard to keep a secret, too hard to keep thinking about, and too hard to keep up.  Told by Michael Bunin, Suzanne Kleid, Brian McMullen, and Rick Oginz.

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte on March 20, 2014 at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum. 

 

Direct download: PL_2Hard2Keep.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 9:12pm PDT

Stories of Fans, Stalkers, Acolytes, and Zealots.

Hosted by Arline Klatte on February 24, 2014 at San Francisco's Hemlock Club. 

 

Direct download: PL_IdolWorship.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 12:49am PDT

Broken hearts on the stage at Porchlight Open Door.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Spotswood on February 25, 2013 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern. 

Direct download: PL_Heartbreak.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 7:34pm PDT

PL+Sketchfest 2014

Stories from comics Nick Thune, Kevin McDonald, April Richardson, Anthony Bedard, Anna Seregina, & Caitlin Gill.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on January 26, 2014 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club. 

Direct download: PL_ToughCrowd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15am PDT

Stories of appetites, obsessions, and hunger pains. 

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Spottswood on November 25, 2013 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern.  

Direct download: PL_FeastFamine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT

Extra helpings of family secrets, evil step-grandmothers, famous fathers, and horrible dinner table conversation will be served.  Stories from: Sean Keane, Marianna Cherry, Christopher Caen, Jay Beaman, Karen Duffin and Ali Liebegott. 

 

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Ali Liebegott on November 18, 2013 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.  

Direct download: PL_Blood_TheFamilyShow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm PDT

Etiquette advice for stalking celebrities, becoming a man through Bar Mitzvah and phone sex, how breaking bones can be good for your health, and why sometimes you really need a BB gun to take down the Xmas tree. 

Stories from: Bobcat Goldthwait, Moshe Kasher, Caitlin Gill, and Anna Seregina.

 

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on January 20, 2012 at the Purple Onion in San Francisco.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.

Direct download: PL_SketchFest2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm PDT

Stories about Doubt, Debt, Drugs, and Determination: 

What to do when your writing session is interrupted by men with guns, how a writer shouldn't plan for her retirement, a writer’s life in the porn industry, and one of Oprah's favorite things that you won't find on The O List.

Stories by: Kent Zimmerman, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jerry Stahl, and music by John Vanderslice and Marc Capelle.  From October 14, 2013 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte. Podcast produced by Briana Breen.

Direct download: PL_BeingAWriterIsHard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT

Stories of making an exit from: Mike Morasky, Brittney Gilbert, Michael Ching, Broke-Ass Stuart aka Stuart Schuffman, and Kelly Beardsley. Special musical performance by Carletta Sue Kay.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Ali Liebegott on September 16, 2013 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen. 

Direct download: PL_Exit_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm PDT

Adventures and escapades with friends and lovers.  The do's and dont's of vacationing with your S.O (platonic or romantic), including what to say when a Guatemalan judge asks you, "Do you know Michael Jordan?"  Also, helpful notes for finding love in a bar in San Francisco or on a street corner in New Orleans.

Stories from: Law partners--Whitney Leigh & Matt Gonzalez, Bloggers, columnists, and fabulous gals about town--Melissa Griffen & Beth Spotswood, Artists and lovers--Danny Levesque & Joel Casey, and Queens of the SF literary empire, Radar Productions--Ali Liebegott & Beth Pickens.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on November 21, 2011 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.    

Direct download: PL_DoubleDare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm PDT

Get schooled with these stories from teachers, students, and people learning (or not learning) formative lessons. 

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Jack Boulware September 24, 2012 at San Francisco's Hemlock Tavern.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.

Direct download: PL_BackToSchool_OpenDoor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm PDT

STORIES FROM:

British bookbinder—Dominic Riley

Writer—April Sinclair 

Literary superstar—Michelle Tea

YA author and Mr. T. Experience frontman—Frank Portman

Poet, actor and storyteller—Hai Ning Luan

Musician and talent booker—Anthony Bedard


Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick July 26, 2013 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Podcast Produced by Briana Breen

Direct download: PL_Luck_2013Anniversary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57am PDT

Mom, philanthropist and former model--Paula Williams

Fashion blogger--Adelle McElveen

Crafty lady and "What Not To Wear" victim--Pam DeLuco

Interior designer--John James

Former model turned writer--Meghan Ward

Author, teacher and performer--Richard Silberg

 

From March 21, 2011 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_Fashion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm PDT

Stories of lies, deception, and trickery from:

The Roxie Theatre's--Mike Keegan
Artist and radio producer--Stacy Bond
Author and Litquake co-founder--Jack Boulware
San Francisco real estate agent--Steve Mavromihalis
Mills College professor--Maura Finkelstein
YA novelist and MR. T Experience frontman--Frank Portman


Hosted by Arline Klatte and Jon Moscone June 17, 2013 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.

Direct download: PL_Imposter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am PDT

Misbehaving bar patrons, a trip to Mexico to unlock the secret recipe of a magical tostada, harrowing tales of restaurant openings, hitting rock bottom as a waitress, celebrities and reservation booking madness from inside one of New York's top restaurants, and when ramen noodles go wrong. 

Stories from: bartender and performer--Jill Vice, Tacolicious executive chef--Telmo Faria, Nopa, Chow, and Kokkari, Chef and co-owner--Laurence Jossel, writer and recovering watiress--Ali Liebegott, owner of St. Vincent Tavern and author of Vino Italiano--David Lynch, Hapa Ramen chef-owner and author of over 20k tweets--Richie Nakano

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Craig Stoll May 20, 2013 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.  From May 20, 2013 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_KitchenConfidential2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09am PDT

Stories of parents and drug dealers, and parents who are drug dealers, an M.P. guarding high value detainees in Baghdad, how not to get into Egypt, lawlessness in Cambodia, spanking, late night run-ins with campus police, what to say when a cop wants to search your vehicle, and bedbugs.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Spottswood. Podcast produced by Briana Breen.  

From March 25, 2013 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern.

Direct download: PL_LawOrder_OpenDoor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am PDT

A Porchlight show unlike any other.  Storytellers and readers take the stage for a unique literary, storytelling, and musical mixtape.  

 

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Evan Karp.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.  From April 15, 2013 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_QuietLightning_Verdi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am PDT

Stories about getting over it and moving on from:

Deputy Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom--Deirdre Hussey, writer and comedian--Miles K., high school teacher--Karie Rubin, writer and performer--Kurt Bodden, and surprise stoytellers!

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Spotswood. Podcast produced by Briana Breen.   From January 21, 2013 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

Direct download: PLMainStage_BrightNewTomorrow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm PDT

Stories from:

Criminal defense attorney--Renee Paradis

Comic and union organizer--Nato Green

San Francisco Poilice Department Sergeant--Carl Tennenbaum

Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit--Alex Kozinski


Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Spotswood.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.

From March 18, 2013 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_LawOrder_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am PDT

Porchlight and SF Sketchfest present stories from:

Soccer journalist--Alan Black

Stand-up comedian--April Richardson

Zinester, illustrator, and pet portrait artist--Nicole Georges

Comedian, actor, musician, and host of “The Dave Hill Explosion”--Dave Hill

Comedian, actor, and writer --Scott Capurro

 


Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. Podcast produced by Briana Breen. From February 8, 2013 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_ItsNotYou.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39am PDT

Stories about mormons, stoners, sailors, families, a Civil War in West Africa, and Walt Whitman. Brave stories from courageous storytellers at Porchlight Open Door.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Spotswood. Podcast produced by Briana Breen.  

From January 28, 2013 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern.

Direct download: PLOpenDoor_BrightNewTomorrow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28pm PDT

Stories about lost soulmates, painful geography lessons, Mexican prostitutes, an Afghani girl who wanted to become a pilot, Christian lesbian rappers, as well as insider tips for playing the slots in Vegas

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte. Podcast produced by Briana Breen.  

From January 30, 2012 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern.

Direct download: PL_The_One_That_Got_Away.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT

Stories From:

Ethan Waters - Author of Urban Tribes, co-founder of the SF Writers' Grotto, contributor to print, radio, and TV

Kelly Kegger-Beardsley - BART train operator, tour and school bus driver, and storytelling star

Veronika Cauley - Activist, former Army football player, and the first transgendered officer appointed to the San Francisco Veteran's Affairs Commission

Alex Momtchiloff - Marriage and family therapist

Joyce Maynard- Author of fiction and non-fiction works including At Home in the World, To Die For, Labor Day, and The Good Daughters

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.  From 2004 at San Francisco's Cafe Du Nord.

Direct download: PL_New_Improved_Attempts_at_better_living.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56am PDT

STORIES FROM:

Davy Vain - heavy metal legend

Chuck Prophet - singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Eric Shea - writer and musician

Anthony Bedard - musician, band booker, and co-founder of the Coalition of Aging Rockers

Brian Gorman – Musician, teacher, founder of Rock Band Land, and the Verdi Club’s own master of sound

 

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen. From November 2012 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.


Direct download: PL_GreenRoom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01am PDT

Stories from:

Tom Rhodes - comedian, actor, and travel writer 

Tamar Adler - chef, teacher, author, and editor

Lyrics Born  - rapper, producer, songwriter, and epic tweeter  

Caitlin Myer - novelist, playwright, and founder of the literary reading series Portuguese Artists Colony

April Whitney - book publicist and occasional ghostwriter for Boo the world’s cutest dog 

Michael Ian Black - comedian, actor, writer, and director


Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Music by Marc Capelle.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen. From October 2012 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_DogAndPony.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41am PDT

Stories of getting busted: rock stars, famous actors, car thiefs, truth-seekers, and more.


Stories from:

*SF Film Festival programmer, SEAN UYEHARA

*Legendary music journalist, SYLVIE SIMMONS

*BART train operator and tour bus driver, KELLY BEARDSLEY

*Writer, public radio commentator, and author of “The Ramen King and I,” ANDY RASKIN

*Law professor, author, and community activist, the late LINDA MABRY

*Film soundtrack composer and founder of Secret Studios, Mr. HAPPY SANCHEZ

*Namer, crossword puzzle writer, and comedian, ANDREA MICHAELS

*Writer and musician, ERIC SHEA

 

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Music by Marc Capelle.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen. From July 2004 at San Francisco’s Café Du Nord.

Direct download: PL_Busted.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm PDT

Stories of babies in bar fights, how not to prepare for a pitch meeting with a TV show, what to do when someone orders you to “Pickup the gun!” and behind the scene secrets from a diet and fasting clinic.

Invaluable lessons and incredible storytelling from Sean Kelly & Anneke Swinehart, James Reichmuth & Rob Baedeker, Boots Riley, and Ed Wolfe & Kirk Read

 

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Music by Marc Capelle.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen. From September 17, 2012 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern.

Direct download: PL_Double_Dare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am PDT

Stories from the worst and best wedding guests, a newlywed, and a runaway bride.


Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.  From June 25, 2012 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern.

Direct download: PL_Open_Door_I_Do_Wedding_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm PDT

With music from singer/songwriter VIRGIL SHAW.  And stories from: designer and metal fabricator, KYLE METZNER, master bookbinder, DOMINIC RILEY, performance artist, BEN MCCOY, stand-up comedian, ANNA SEREGINA, and Kasper Hauser sketch comic, ROB BAEDEKER.


Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Produced by Briana Breen.  From July 13, 2012 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

 

 

Direct download: PL_Anniversary_Part_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am PDT

Part Three of our four part 10th Anniversary Show Extravaganza

 

Stories From: BART train operator and tour bus driver, KELLY BEARDSLEY, author and funny lady, CASSIE SNEIDER, managing editor of The Rumpus and co-founder of Pen & Ink,  ISAAC FITZGERALD, Ms. Leather 2010, BDSM educator, actress and writer, MOLLENA WILLIAMS, and author and Litquake founder, JACK BOULWARE.

 

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Produced by Briana Breen.  From July 13, 2012 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_Anniversary_Part_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am PDT

Part Two of our four part anniversary show extravaganza!

Stories from the founder of the San Francisco Food Adventure Club BETH PICKENS, rocker and skater ERIC SHEA, filmmaker VERO MAJANO, author, publisher and California Native American and Bay Area history expert MALCOLM MARGOLIN, and spoken word legend BUCKY SINISTER.

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Produced by Briana Breen. From July 12, 2012 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_Anniversary_Part_Two.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm PDT

Stories from NY Times crossword puzzlemaker Andrea Carla Michaels, fashion blogger Adelle McElveen, singer/songwriter Sonny Smith, San Francisco scene king Anthony Bedard, DJ and Reverend Bertie Pearson, and author Tamin Ansary.

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Produced by Briana Breen. From July 12, 2012 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_Diamond_Anniversary_Show_Part_One.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm PDT

Stories from Juror #7 Kevin Wofsy, Public Defender Matt Gonzalez, Exoneree Maurice Caldwell, Performer and Sex Worker Kirk Read, and the very honorable Judge Vaughn Walker.  

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Produced by Briana Breen. From March 19, 2012 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_LawOrder_VerdiClub.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT

Stories from singer/songwriter Chris von Sneidern, BDSM educator/actor Mollena "Mo" Williams, writer/performer Les Milton, and tech faerie Dennis Collinson.

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Produced by Briana Breen. From May 21, 2012 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_Surrender_VerdiClub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT

Stories of being young and in love from Porchlight's main stage at the Verdi Club.  Stories from Suzanne Kleid, David Berkeley, Elise DiCharry and Isaac Fitzgerald.

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Tara Jepsen.  Produced by Briana Breen. From February 20, 2012 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.

Direct download: PL_Young_Love_Verdi_Club.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40pm PDT

Young, stupid, and horny is no way to go through life. Or is it? Stories of love among tweens, adolescents, and the resolutely immature. Open Door is our monthly open stage event.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.  Produced by Briana Breen. From February 27, 2012 at San Francisco's Hemlock Tavern.

Direct download: Porchlight__Open_Door_Young_Love.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 2:49pm PDT

A priest, a Muslim, a queer, a Jew, and a couple of Catholic schoolgirls walk into an Italian American Club... Stories by author and funny lady Cassie J. Sneider, priest and dj Rev. Bertie Pearson, community activist and director of OutLook Theater Jason Wyman, engineering student Jannat Dena Vaziri, and Las Vegas capital defense attorney Dayvid Figler. 

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.  Produced by Briana Breen. From December 19, 2011 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.

Direct download: PorchL_God.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 1:49pm PDT

Stories by Ianthe Brautigan Swensen, Kirk Read, and Tamim Ansary. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.

Direct download: PL_Litquake.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 10:10pm PDT

Porchlight's 5th Anniversary Show at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. Stories by Caveh Zahedi, Malcolm Margolin, David Munro, and a surprise visit from legendary musician Donovan.

Direct download: PL_Anniversary_Part_2.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 4:42pm PDT

Stories from the fifth anniversary show at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. Stories by Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware, Anthony Bedard of the band Hank IV and the Hemlock Tavern, and literary agent-turned sock magnate Arielle Eckstut.

Direct download: PL_Anniversary_Part_1.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 11:54am PDT

On The Couch: The Therapy Show features stories by writers Marianna Cherry, Suzanne Kleid, and writer/cartoonist Shannon O'Leary. Recorded live at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco in 2004. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. Music by Aaron Novik.

Direct download: PL_Therapy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm PDT

Stories by poet and burlesque dancer Lauren Wheeler, young adult author Kristen Tracy, and performance art/writer Kirk Read. Recorded in February 2011 at the Verdi Club in San Francisco. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.

Direct download: PL06_TrueLust.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

Stories from crime writer and repo man Joe Gores, poet/radio deejay frank andrick, and writer/activist Ed Wolf. Emceed by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. Recorded at the Cafe du Nord in San Francisco in 2004 or so.

Direct download: PL_Redemption.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

Recorded at the Maritime Museum in San Francisco. Stories by Anthony Bedard, Lorraine Palmer, and Frank Freschino. Music by Beep!

Direct download: PL04_Maritime.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 10:05am PDT

Myth vs. Reality: Stories from the SF Sketchfest

Stories by Matt Besser of the Upright Citizens Brigade, poet and painter Ali Liebegott, and capital defense lawyer Dayvid Figler. Recorded at the Purple Onion in San Francisco in January 2011. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.

Direct download: PL03_Myth_Vs_Reality.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 10:42pm PDT

Utilities Included: The Roommate Show

Former bank robber Joe Loya on a cellmate at Lompoc. Freddie Brooks on the greatest roommate ever. Kelly Beardsley roadies for his roommate's punk rock book tour. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. Porchlight is a twice monthly storytelling show in San Francisco. Get info for our live shows at www.porchlightsf.com

Direct download: PL02_Roommates.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Are We Good?

After 9 years of monthly shows, we kick off our podcast with stories by comedian/WTF podcast sensation Marc Maron, New Times bestselling author Jillian Lauren, and sketch comedian John Reichmuth from Kasper Hauser.

Direct download: PL01_Are_We_Good.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 3:00am PDT