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Tell Me Stories Podcast with Paula Allen

Musicians make great storytellers.
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May 27, 2016

Jeremy and Brent of the Florida is Sinking Podcast join me to tell me about getting lost in the deep south and the brilliant, albeit not beautiful, rescue team who brought more heart than teeth to their aid :)

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May 23, 2016

Craig Cardiff, a Canadian singer/songwriter sat down with me for stories. Then he made me cry. Then he called me a crybaby. I loved every moment of it. I imagine you will too :)

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May 16, 2016

Blaine and Sarah are Pretty Gritty, a Soulful Americana band based in Portland, Oregon. They join me to tell a story of Roger's jam shed and the night they spent there, it is hilarious and heartwarming and includes a goat. Not in that way. This incredible duo are truly talented and really funny as all get out, please check them out on Reverbnation, Soundcloud, Facebook/prettygritty and their awesome website www.prettygrittymusic.com. #JamShed #Smoke&Dust&Weirdos I also sample two of their songs: Country; This Heart of Mine. 

You are going to love them.

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May 10, 2016

Here is a good life lesson kids: when absolutely er'thing goes to shit and all your plans fall through - take a chance. That's what I did one Friday night recently and I ended up getting to sit knee to knee with one of my favourite artists, getting to know him and his incredible producer while telling stories together and commiserating on being 35. Grant Davidson is Slow Leaves; Rusty Matyas is producing with him but is also known for The Sheepdogs, The Weakerthans and Imaginary Cities (all brilliant bands btw if you haven't heard by now, and I assume you already trust my every word :)

Thank you guys for an incredible night, live music in a hotel room and of course, telling me stories. 

You can find Grant at www.slowleaves.com or on Twitter @SlowLeaves.

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Apr 28, 2016

Listen in for this year's Riverfest Elora's lineup and some highlights from 2015 interviews with the bands. This August 19, 20 and 21 is going to blow your mind people. Get your tickets now at www.riverfestelora.com and listen to the 2015 episodes at www.tellmestoriespodcast.com. Yay! Also available on Itunes, Stitcher and anypleace else you might look for a stellar podcast filled with the best combo of music and stories, ever.

xo Paula

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Apr 25, 2016

A geek, a hot mess, and a goldfish named Duck.

The new web series “You Again” follows the toxic & hilarious relationship between recent exes, but now roommates, Audra (Andrea Kile Peterson) and Zander (Zachari Michael Reynolds). Yep, this junk just got real. Real real. Audra, is a dark alluring hot mess, free spirited & attractive, but what would a character be without baggage? She can’t hold a job, or a relationship & has questionable food cravings. Zander is a gaming geek, with boy-next-door good looks, who’d rather spend his evenings showcasing his avatar manliness via virtual sword play, but unfortunately he fails to conquer the real world as triumphantly. Now they have joint custody of a helpless goldfish.

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Apr 19, 2016

Ohhh man you guys, Queens of the Stone Age bowed down and the Rolling Stones live up to the legend according to the stories I heard backstage with The Sadies and 54.40 LIVE BACKSTAGE at Ice Jam!

Seriously, this was such fun. I can't thank the organizers enough for bringing me back for the next round of bands! Woohoo!!

www.riverfestelora.com for tickets to the summer show babies! I hope to see you there :)

Did you know Elora, Ontario is only 1 hour from Toronto? If you know where you are in relation to Toronto - do the math and I will see you there. Did I mention they have microbreweries and the best food trucks on earth? Oh and just like 45 of the best bands possible gathered for a single weekend of sheer musical summer bliss. 

Oh I am kind of a fan. See you there!

xo Paula

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Apr 11, 2016

Odario G Williams can tell a story you guys. So much so that after I sat down with the frontman of Grand Analog following their set at Ice Jam Music Festival, he was telling me about heading to Toronto to literally tell a story on stage at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. Like, I mean among professional comedians, that should put into perspective the ease with which this kid can talk about anything, anywhere. We caught up backstage with him and the rest of the group: Warren Bray, Ofield K. Williams and TJ Garcia and touched on Montreal's party-city status; what being on time means; and coincidences that create stories all on their own. This episode also features Grand Analog's music, so get ready to dance.

Enjoy :)

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Apr 4, 2016

Ice Jam music festival 2016: I jump backstage with Safe As Houses, a 5 piece ensemble from Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario. Enjoy their stories and learning a bit more about this up and coming band and then take a FIRST LISTEN to their new single Heat In Our Lungs from their upcoming album. The band: Elliott Anton, Benson Carter, Andrew & Thomas Laughton and Lauren Taylor. 

 

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Apr 1, 2016

Ice Jam is the winter music festival brought to you by the lovely Riverfest group who produce the summer festival my first three episodes were taped at. They know their music, they know how to put a great show together and they let THIS little podcaster backstage to capture it all!

Episode ONE: Madison Galloway is a local performer and was the opening act. Read all about this little musical wonder at www.madisongalloway.com and enjoy her telling a story about lost passports and the hilarity that ensues when putting a band together at the last possible moment.

Joni NehRita was born in Toronto and now lives in Guelph and GIRL CAN SING man, like woah. Read all about her here: www.joninehrita.com and hear here on the podcast telling me about what it was like growing up Jamaican-Canadian in Toronto and making the move to smaller city life :)

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Mar 25, 2016

Casey Martin and Rob Williams are Kamakaze Fireflies and they kicked royal ass on America's Got Talent. So much so they have been touring non stop every since. Rob came from Broadway (not Off Broadway and not Off Off Broadway which is my friend Sal's basement but like REAL Broadway); Casey toured with Williams Shatner's comedy group. They have appeared in films, tv, commercials and music videos and are cute as hell. They also write and perform out of Dustin's Dojo in LA. Where cool things happen: www.dustinsdojo.com. Please enjoy the fruits of their labour :)

 

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Mar 24, 2016

Dwayne Perkins and I chat about what it takes to be a good friend. And sometimes that means getting hit in the face man, that's just how good a friend this dude is. When he's done helping his friends he appears and writes for television; did his standup on Conan, Comedy Central gave him his own half hour special and Rolling Stone Magazine (yup, that one) named him one of the top comedians to watch. He also did a three year stint on Tosh.0 and still made time for me. ME YOU GUYS!!! yay!!!

Dwayne Perkins literally does it all. With culdesac coolness.

 

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Mar 23, 2016

Emily Galati and I sit down to talk basketball. Like, in a way. So calm the hell down you guys. She's been a semi-finalist on The Last Comic Standing and guested on Fox's "Laughs" and "Comics Unleashed" which makes me immediately picture them at a hotel mini bar... Also she represented Chicago (full of funny people, in a good way) at the flipping Gilda's Laughfest. For anyone unfamiliar with my love of Gilda Radner, know now I completely geeked out meeting Emily and learning this about her. She handled it real cool. And was pulling off hot red pants. So she's my new hero, obviously.

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Mar 22, 2016

Scoot Herring joins me for this round of comics, filled with nerd rage and tallness. He has his own nerdy podcast called Press Scoot to Continue and after you hear him here, you will my lovelies. You will press it until it hurts. Too much? He talks Star Wars with me and you nerds are gonna love this. 

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Mar 21, 2016

Sean Cullen joins me backstage to laugh our butts off about handling your shit on stage when everything goes to, well - shit. Did I mention this would be explicit? Haha... Sean Cullen is a Canadian comedian, entertainer, actor, musician and freaking author. Feel bad about yourself yet? Wait til you hear how funny he is. Yeah, hit to the old self-esteem bag there my friends. Oh, right and he has his own Podcast called The Seanpod. Like, obviously.

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Mar 13, 2016

JJ Whitehead, or Whitesnake, sits down with me to connect before his set at the KW Comedy Festival. We talk about Los Angeles life versus Ontario; how 7 continuously successful sets makes one over confident; how some Scottish FireFighters made JJ permanently polite; and why passive aggressively talking to your plants may, indeed, say something about your mental health :). I had so much fun with this one guys, we could have likely talked all night long but you know, he had a set to do and stuff. Please take time to really dig into his accent: I feel this is one of the only Nova Scotia cross Los Angeles accents I have heard and its now in my top 5. Yay!

Shout outs to: @podcaster101 @GrilFMcast @Awkward_Podcast @FacesAndAcesLV

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Mar 10, 2016

Steve Patterson from CBC Radio One's The Debaters sits down with me after headlining the Kitchener/Waterloo Comedy Festival to Tell Me Stories! And he does, a plenty :) 

Mr. Patterson is the host of CBC's The Debaters and is has performed at such incredible events as Just For Laughs Festival, Edinburgh Festival, and only like a billion others. Oh and as if he weren't awesome enough, he also wrote a flipping book you guys. The Book of Letters, true story. Check out all his stuff here: http://stevepatterson.ca/

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Mar 9, 2016

Deanne Smith is funny. Like, for reals. I caught up with her at the KW Comedy Festival following her headlining set at the Huether Hotel in downtown Waterloo. She killed it. Clearly. This lady has been on Last Comic Standing, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Comedy Network and basically every Just For Laughs Festival possible. She told me a harrowing tale about life in Mexico, why a Columbian lawyer is useless, how to become a Canadian and how many tattoos are ON that little frame! Man alive! Thank you again Deanne Smith, it was an absolute pleasure.  Music: www.bensound.com

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Mar 4, 2016

You may remember him from such shows as Conan O'Brien, Craig Ferguson, the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and your nighttime sexy dreams. Join me as I sit down at the KW Comedy Festival with Chad Daniels and attempt (weakly and with mixed results) to hold my own comedically, hahaha... as fucking if. #KWCOMEDY16

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Mar 3, 2016

Brenda Xu is a Seattle based ambient folk musician who is heading out on tour this spring to Alaska and along the West Coast. Take a listen in as we sit down together and tell stories about music, the road, what being an artist is all about and why selfies are ruining the world! Enjoy :)

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Feb 25, 2016

Ran Levi runs the most successful podcast in Israel. And he's coming to America, like North America. He guests on my show with SO many stories I could contain them all! He was a ship captain at the ripe ol' age of 20 kids, think about what you were up to at 20 and feel embarrassed with me won't you? He went on to become one of the highest ranked podcasters in his country before losing his hearing. You can't make this stuff up! He hosts an excellent podcast, now available in English, about history, science and technology as well as where all those topic intersect. Join me for a half hour with Curious Minds Podcast.

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Feb 8, 2016

Dan Snyder comes from a mama who is a professional story teller y'all. Dan is one hell of a story teller as a result. Please enjoy the stories of snakes and mothers and take a listen to two songs We're a Lot Like Trees and Culdesac Sadness from their 2016 album Great Escapes. Do yourselves a favour and break out the good headphone for this, who gives a hoot about your hair! Just put them on and listen in, its so very worth it :)

xo

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