SoundBites True stories told live by local Mainers and nationally recognized tellers. The themes are always changing and the hosts are from all over the nation.


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True stories told live by local Mainers and nationally recognized tellers. The themes are always changing and the hosts are from all over the nation.

Most Recent Episodes

Friends in SCUBA

Skylar Bayer is a marine biologist, a producer for the Story Collider, and a science communicator. Currently, she is completing a fellowship in policy in Washington, D.C., where she is learning how to communicate in Congress. However, her heart, husband, house, and dogs all still reside in Maine. She completed her Ph.D. in the secret sex lives of scallops, a subject that landed her on The Colbert Report in 2013.

An Intimate Appointment

Mark Pagán is an award-winning film and podcast producer, storyteller, writer, and former b-boy. A Moth Storyslam winner, Mark's work and performances have been shown at festivals and shows worldwide, including Slamdance Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, RISK!, The Moth, Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, Story Collider, Peoples Improv Theater, and Magnet Theater. He currently produces and hosts the series and

Popularity Via Pity

Gabrielle Melchionda is a hapless entrepreneur who fell into business while working with monkeys and studying anthropology. She began making lip balm when she was 19, selling it out of her car and launching her life's work and the company Mad Gab's. A lifelong writer and dinner-party story teller, Gabrielle is a mother to two sons and has lived in and around Portland, Maine for over 20 years.

Shoplifting Bust

Danusia Trevino is an actress and storyteller born and raised in Poland. She is a two-time Moth GrandSlam winner and a regular teller at Moth MainStage events. She has been a part of the New York literary salon, Women of Letters; as an actress, she's written and performed her solo show, Wonder Bread, in New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Danusia lives with her husband Xavier in New York City.

A Thanksgiving Lasagna?

Dame Wilburn is a storyteller, Moth Mainstage host, and host of the her own podcast, Dame's Eclectic Brain. She has completed two residencies for storytellers: one at Serenbe outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and one with AIR Trez in Almont, Michigan. Dame is also a poet, painter, and prolific knitter. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her partner, four chickens, a peg leg cat, and too many dogs.

A Fiery Lesson

Brendyn Schneider is a storyteller, performance instructor, host, and TedX Coach in the Boston area who has been featured at WGBH Studios and other action-packed venues across New England. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner and GrandSlam finalist, winner of multiple Massmouth regional and semifinal slams and a three-time finalist for Massmouth's annual BigMouthOff show. He's been featured as performer and host at the Northeast Storytelling's annual conference, and recently moderated a panel of master

Poetry Reading: "I Sing of Change" by Niyi Osundare

Allan Monga, 19, was born and raised in Zambia, moving to the U.S. in the summer of 2017. He is a junior at Deering High School and hopes to pursue a career as an actor after graduation. He loves to read and memorize poems. Although he's only been in the U.S. for a little more than a year, he became the State of Maine Poetry Out Loud Champion making his way to the national competition in Washington, D.C. Almost banned from competing, Allan managed to successfully sue the National Endowment for

Punching a (Former) Nazi

Phuc Tran is a classicist and tattooer. He has taught Latin, Greek, German, and Sanskrit at schools in New York and Maine, and he was an instructor at Brooklyn College's Summer Latin Institute. In 2010, he served on the committee to revise the National Latin Praxis exam. Phuc currently teaches in Portland, Maine. His TEDx talk on grammar and identity was featured on NPR's TED Radio Hour. As a tattooer, Phuc owns Tsunami Tattoo in Portland. He has been featured in national tattoo publications,

The First Time I Discovered a Dead Body

Katie Brown is the co-founding director of the Locker Project, a nonprofit based in Portland that manages food pantries and fresh produce distributions in schools for children who are food insecure. She is also a professional mascot. She was born in Houston and raised in Upstate New York. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and moved to Portland 29 years ago.

The Seattle Freeze

Gina Alibrio is a New Hampshire native and Musical Theatre graduate of Emerson College. As such, she has been performing regularly in the New England music scene for over a decade. Gina has been a lead and back-up vocalist in several collectives, including The Amorphous Band, The Jackleg Preachers, Richard James & the Namechangers, and John Powhida & the International Airport (the 2011 WBCN Rock N' Roll Rumble Champions). She spent two years in Seattle, Washington working with producer

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