Porchlight Storytelling Series

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