Podcasts

New Trailer For Life Is A Story We Tell Ourselves

Our new trailer for Life is A Story We Tell Ourselves highlights up coming podcasts.  We interview Yosemite Ranger and Buffalo Soldier Re-enactor, Shelton Johnson.  Shelton appeared on the Ken Burns documentary on National Parks.  Next up will be award winning environmental journalist, Paul Rogers. In August former National Park Service director Jon Jarvis and his…
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Policing and American Racism

Host Don Murphy and his co-host Anna Murphy explore stories about policing and American racism. They also tackle the confederate flag problem.   Joining Don on the podcast are former California State Park Ranger Peace Officers, Steve Treanor and Rich Rojas.  Steve and Rich share their stories as police officers highlighting the differences between police…
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Father’s Day Remembrance

On this Father’s Day remembrance, host Don Murphy and his co-host daughter, Anna reminisce and share stories about their father daughter adventures. From the time she was a seven years old Anna helped her father with construction projects and the two of them often went shopping together. Anna even invited her father to help shop…
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Alphonzo Wesson

Twenty-six Time Emmy Award Winning Director and Master Storyteller Alphonzo, known to his friends as Zo, will share stories with us about directing giant entertainment personalities like Oprah Winfrey; and a life changing encounter with famed photographer and director, Gordon Parks.  Zo tells some personal anecdotal stories about Oprah and how a movie based on an…
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Stories Of My Father And The Universe

Stories of my Father and the universe began with stories that my father told us as children that could be both comical and terrifying.  However, the stories that fascinated me the most were true stories about the sun the moon and the stars.  I would often ask my father unending questions about the wonders that…
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Children’s Day Special – A Tale Of A Girl and Her Dog

On June 1, over 50 countries will celebrate Children’s Day.  We would like to honor our children with this special episode about the love between a girl and her puppy.  The story will be read in Spanish and English.  Our theme music will be played by two of Don Murphy’s grandchildren, 10 year old Teigan…
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Van Gogh and Kissing Cousins

After reading a biography of Vincent Van Gogh and learning of his unrequited love for one of his cousins, our storyteller recalls the deep and painful love he had for one of his cousins that was revealed during a Tom Thumb Wedding.  In part two of the episode Don Murphy tells the story of Baby…
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Take a Hike

In our third episode we begin with the story of a tyrannical school lunchtime monitor and what happened when once again the devil got into our storyteller and he ended up insulting the faculty showoff.  We conclude our storytelling with an epic hike taken by Don Murphy, former directory of California State Parks and his…
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The Little League Last Out

In this episode we share two stories from my father’s journal. The first story is about Little League Baseball and what happens in the bottom of the last inning in the last game of the season. My father’s team had lost every game. This was their last chance to salvage one win and avoid the…
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A Mother’s Day Culinary Calamity

Our debut podcast shares the hilarious story of what happened when our storyteller’s mother attempted to bake a chocolate layer cake. The second story is about what happens when our host’s senior prom turned into a protest for social justice.