Porchlight Storytelling Series (storytelling)
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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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