Porchlight Storytelling Series

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