Stories from the Stage

Explore the art of storytelling through interviews with the storytellers talking about their craft, their on-stage performances, and comments and stories from the audience. Theresa Okokon and Wes Hazard host, introducing each episode's theme.

Fri, Apr 16 5:30 A.M. Up Close and Personal     NH WORLD

Everyone has their own personal space...but sometimes, we have to share it.

Fri, Apr 16 11:30 A.M. Up Close and Personal     NH WORLD

Everyone has their own personal space...but sometimes, we have to share it.

Sat, Apr 17 11:30 P.M. Up Close and Personal     NHPBS

Everyone has their own personal space...but sometimes, we have to share it.

Mon, Apr 19 9:30 P.M. Tough Choices     NH WORLD

What do you do when you think nobody is watching? Tales of tough choices, letting go, and embracing change.

Tue, Apr 20 2:30 A.M. Tough Choices     NH WORLD

What do you do when you think nobody is watching? Tales of tough choices, letting go, and embracing change.

Tue, Apr 20 10:30 A.M. Tough Choices     NH WORLD

What do you do when you think nobody is watching? Tales of tough choices, letting go, and embracing change.

Fri, Apr 23 5:30 A.M. Tough Choices     NH WORLD

What do you do when you think nobody is watching? Tales of tough choices, letting go, and embracing change.

Fri, Apr 23 11:30 A.M. Tough Choices     NH WORLD

What do you do when you think nobody is watching? Tales of tough choices, letting go, and embracing change.

Mon, Apr 26 9:30 P.M. Missed Connections     NH WORLD

At times, it can be hard to relate with someone or something.

Tue, Apr 27 2:30 A.M. Missed Connections     NH WORLD

At times, it can be hard to relate with someone or something.

Tue, Apr 27 10:30 A.M. Missed Connections     NH WORLD

At times, it can be hard to relate with someone or something.

Fri, Apr 30 5:30 A.M. Missed Connections     NH WORLD

At times, it can be hard to relate with someone or something.

Fri, Apr 30 11:30 A.M. Missed Connections     NH WORLD

At times, it can be hard to relate with someone or something.

Sat, May 1 11:30 P.M. Missed Connections     NHPBS

At times, it can be hard to relate with someone or something.

Mon, May 3 9:30 P.M. Can't Pick Your Family     NH WORLD

Recalling the moments that redefine the meaning of family.

Tue, May 4 2:30 A.M. Can't Pick Your Family     NH WORLD

Recalling the moments that redefine the meaning of family.

Tue, May 4 10:30 A.M. Can't Pick Your Family     NH WORLD

Recalling the moments that redefine the meaning of family.

Fri, May 7 5:30 A.M. Can't Pick Your Family     NH WORLD

Recalling the moments that redefine the meaning of family.

Fri, May 7 11:30 A.M. Can't Pick Your Family     NH WORLD

Recalling the moments that redefine the meaning of family.

Sat, May 8 11:30 P.M. Can't Pick Your Family     NHPBS

Recalling the moments that redefine the meaning of family.

Mon, May 10 9:30 P.M. Up in the Air     NH WORLD

Sometimes it can be hard to connect. But missed connections don?t always mean inevitable loss.

Tue, May 11 2:30 A.M. Up in the Air     NH WORLD

Sometimes it can be hard to connect. But missed connections don?t always mean inevitable loss.

Tue, May 11 10:30 A.M. Up in the Air     NH WORLD

Sometimes it can be hard to connect. But missed connections don?t always mean inevitable loss.

Fri, May 14 5:30 A.M. Up in the Air     NH WORLD

Sometimes it can be hard to connect. But missed connections don?t always mean inevitable loss.

Fri, May 14 11:30 A.M. Up in the Air     NH WORLD

Sometimes it can be hard to connect. But missed connections don?t always mean inevitable loss.

Sat, May 15 11:30 P.M. Up in the Air     NHPBS

Sometimes it can be hard to connect. But missed connections don?t always mean inevitable loss.

Mon, May 17 9:30 P.M. At The Scene     NH WORLD

Some life-changing moments can happen only at the scene.

Tue, May 18 2:30 A.M. At The Scene     NH WORLD

Some life-changing moments can happen only at the scene.

Tue, May 18 10:30 A.M. At The Scene     NH WORLD

Some life-changing moments can happen only at the scene.

Fri, May 21 5:30 A.M. At The Scene     NH WORLD

Some life-changing moments can happen only at the scene.

Fri, May 21 11:30 A.M. At The Scene     NH WORLD

Some life-changing moments can happen only at the scene.

Sat, May 22 11:30 P.M. At The Scene     NHPBS

Some life-changing moments can happen only at the scene.

Mon, May 24 9:30 P.M. Silver Lining     NH WORLD

All of us are bound to see our share of dark clouds.

Tue, May 25 2:30 A.M. Silver Lining     NH WORLD

All of us are bound to see our share of dark clouds.

Tue, May 25 10:30 A.M. Silver Lining     NH WORLD

All of us are bound to see our share of dark clouds.


Watch Stories from the Stage - Clips, Episodes & Previews


Stories from the Stage By Episode

  • Last Dance (#101)

    Sandi Marx narrowly misses being cast for Broadway's A Chorus Line; choreographer Mark Lamb returns to his small Kentucky town and has an extraordinary reunion; and Jean Appolon dances his way out of a death sentence in Haiti.

  • Chance (#102)

    Rodrigue Kalambayi seeks asylum from political violence in the Congo; Korean-American Eson Kim is held at gunpoint in her family's hardware store in New York; and Christine Gentry donates a kidney to a complete stranger.

  • Welcome to the Neighborhood (#103)

    Paloma Valenzuela travels to a Dominican neighborhood searching for her identity; Mark Redmond learns what happens when you're no longer welcomed on your street; Norah Dooley finds the meaning of community from neighbors who teach her life lessons.

  • Tickets, Please! (#104)

    Dan Dahari describes smuggled out of Mexico as an infant; Courtney Allen finds freedom during a trip to Havana; and social psychology professor Michael Sargent confronts his own biases on a flight immediately after September 11, 2001.

  • Oops! (#105)

    Surprise!

  • Hell Or High Water (#106)

    Ana Hebra Flaster describes her last night at home before leaving Cuba forever; Jackson Gilman's son catches his first fish by any means necessary, and Julie Baker's international love affair is tested during "cabin fever.

  • Suitcase Stories (Part 1) (#107)

    Szifra Birke discovers the hidden meaning of her name; Grace Talusan shares how a green station wagon helped her family become Americans; and Kevin Dutremble challenges his assumptions about others.

  • Suitcase Stories (Part 2) (#108)

    Coming to America. Hosted by Theresa Okokon.

  • Holiday Horror (#109)

    Cyndi Freeman becomes one of Santa's elves and uncovers a gruesome reality; Ekhlas Ahmed faces hunger as calamity creates a long Ramadan fast; Matt Dicks gathers his courage at Thanksgiving to stand up to his girlfriend's tough-as-nails dad.

  • Kitchen Confessions (#110)

    For some people, cooking is a refuge. For others, it's a nightmare.

  • Make It Or Break It (#111)

    Michele Carlo turns lemons into lemonade when she's busted moonlighting during an internship.

  • School Days: Teacher Tales (#112)

    Ben Cunningham works to transform preschool girls into dragon-slaying warrior princesses.

  • School Days: Student Tales (#113)

    Cecelia Viverios battles a baffling learning disability.

  • Deadly Sins (#114)

    Kevin Gallagher goes postal in the post office. Ashley Rose gets testy with FEMA after a flood in Roslindale.

  • Take A Stand (#115)

    Sometimes, you have to stick up for yourself-or somebody else-even when that little voice tells you it's safer to keep quiet.

  • Stand Up (#116)

    Tonight's tellers share those moments when they stood up, spoke out, and changed everything.

  • Holiday Surprise (#117)

    Holidays happen every year but always bring an element of surprise.

  • Loves Me, Loves Me Not (#118)

    Is there anything more fickle than the human heart in love? Joe Pagliuca's surprise marriage proposal turns to be more unexpected than planned.

  • Road Trip (#119)

    Road Trip!

  • In The Dog House (#120)

    Paying tribute to our canine companions and their culinary namesakes.

  • Uh-Oh (#121)

    "It seemed like a good idea at the time..." Storytellers explore those moments when best intentions led to disastrous results.

  • Wanderlust (#122)

    It's nearly universal - to explore the world and in doing so, learning something about yourself.

  • Can't Pick Your Family (#123)

    Recalling the moments that redefine the meaning of family.

  • Lost & Found (#201)

    There's nothing worse that the moment we lose something precious.

  • It's All Relative (#202)

    Family. Sometimes they choose us. Sometimes we choose them.

  • Lost & Found Part 2 (#203)

    In the course of a lifetime, we lose all sorts of things: objects, memories, even people.

  • Fresh Start (#204)

  • New Beginnings (#205)

    Sometimes we choose our new beginnings, but perhaps more often we are thrust into them.

  • Eureka! (#206)

    Tonight's tellers share unexpected discoveries and "eureka" moments.

  • Holidays: The Good, The Bad (#207)

    If there's any truth about holidays, it's that they're a mixed bag.

  • Holidays: Cheers, Tears and Fears (#208)

    It takes a lot of emotions to make a holiday - and not just the happy, life-affirming ones.

  • Breakthrough (#209)

    Tonight's tellers share unexpected "breakthrough" moments.

  • Sugar & Spice (#210)

    Food is so central to life that we almost take it for granted.

  • Experience (#211)

    It has often been said that experience is the best teacher.

  • Didn't See That Coming (#212)

    Challenges come as a total surprise. For a sick friend's sake, Heather Angell confronts her worst fear: flying; Harold Cox's courage is tested when a rodent moves in; and after a tragic accident on California's famous Highway 1, Shane Snowdon finds a reason to go on living.

  • Food for Thought (#213)

    Day by day, meal by meal, food becomes a part of who we are.

  • Rain Or Shine (#214)

    When rain falls, sometimes you just have to grab an umbrella and do your very best.

  • Curveball (#215)

    Sometimes, when we least expect it, life throws us a big fat curveball.

  • No Matter What (#216)

    Sometimes we'd rather avoid stepping into the fray.

  • How We Met (#217)

    From fateful dates to unexpected connections, romance is sparked in the most unbelievable way.

  • Love Calls (#218)

    An unlikely pair meets for an even less likely reason, and against all odds, a relationship blooms.

  • Mealtime (#219)

    Food lives at the place where connection, community - and sometimes courage - meet.

  • Tennessee Backroads (#220)

    Life in the country is simple, yet also complicated.

  • For The Win (#221)

    When it comes to sports, first place isn't always the best place.

  • You Only Live Once (#222)

    What is a life worth living? Certainly a life well lived.

  • All Dressed Up (#223)

    Our relationships with clothes encompasses a world of emotion, from desire and envy to contentment and joy.

  • Game On! (#224)

    You can't win if you don't play. And sometimes just playing makes all the difference.

  • Rocky Top Remembers (#225)

    Rocky top refers to a place in Tennessee that is rocky and tough to plant.

  • Summertime (#301)

    Sunny days and balmy nights...moments when anything was possible.

  • What We Wear (#302)

    Putting on, or taking something off, is not about clothes itself but how it represents who you are.

  • Now Or Never (#303)

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say yes more often? Stories about what happened when storytellers took that leap in the hopes of landing on their feet.

  • Sounds Like Summer (#304)

    In honor of the season, tales of joy and disaster under the summer sun.

  • Special Occasion (#305)

    From a birthday party to a wedding ceremony, a reunion to an unexpected meeting, special events can create lasting memories.

  • Next Stop (#306)

    A change of place, temporary or permanent, can transform our perspectives - and our lives -forever.

  • Family Business (#307)

    You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family.

  • Quick to Judge (#308)

    It takes only seven seconds to judge someone. It takes even more time and effort to change our opinions of others.

  • Unexpected Gift (#309)

    Special events don't always turn out the way we've planned.

  • Family Matters (#310)

    Family matters, sometimes more than others. When they come together in a time of need, it can make all the difference.

  • Do The Right Thing (#311)

    The duality of right and wrong is something we all struggle with, especially when making the best choice for ourselves.

  • On The Spot (#312)

    In a world full of complicated choices, it can be hard to do the right thing.

  • Tough Choices (#313)

    What do you do when you think nobody is watching? Tales of tough choices, letting go, and embracing change.

  • First Responders (#314)

    Being first at the scene means facing emotional and ethical dilemmas.

  • At The Scene (#315)

    Some life-changing moments can happen only at the scene.

  • Challenge Accepted! (Home Edition) (#316)

    The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in innumerable ways.

  • First Impressions (#317)

    Sometimes our first impressions are dead on. But snap judgments aren't always the best ones.

  • Cast Your Vote (#401)

    On Election Day, things seldom go exactly as planned.

  • Giving Thanks (#402)

    Favorite stories about Thanksgiving, the holiday that has us giving thanks.

  • Growing Up Black (#403)

    What does it mean to grow up Black in America, a country too often divided by race? It might mean strangers looking at you with suspicion, being pulled over by the police for no reason and/or being afraid to walk outside because of who you are.

  • Pride (#404)

    There are all sorts of things people can be proud of: their identity, family and heritage, a wise decision, a singular accomplishment, or just standing up and being true to who they are.

  • Courage (#405)

    When you take a stand with your resolve unwavering, that rapidly beating heart signals courage.

  • Holiday Spirit (#406)

    Top storytellers share stories that conjure the holiday spirit.

  • Mi Familia (#407)

    Three amazing storytellers share their experiences of family in the LatinX community.

  • Love Hurts (#408)

    Why can't it just be easy to find the right person? No one knows, but with every misstep, we learn.

  • Growing Up Black Part 2 (#409)

    In America, growing up Black means so many things: cultural bonds, a struggle for visibility, and all too often, unearned judgement.

  • Good Kind of Trouble (#410)

    The late John Lewis took pride in creating "good trouble" and standing up against unfair laws and power structures.

  • She Persisted (#411)

    Stories selected from the Stories from the Stage archives: In Afghanistan, Mahboba Akhtarzadah journeys to her classroom against all odds.

  • All Mixed Up (#412)

    When you live between two cultures, searching for your place in the world can be a journey.

  • Close Quarters (#413)

    If you want to test a relationship, share space with someone.

  • Up Close and Personal (#414)

    Everyone has their own personal space...but sometimes, we have to share it.

  • Missed Connections (#415)

    At times, it can be hard to relate with someone or something.

  • Up in the Air (#416)

    Sometimes it can be hard to connect. But missed connections don?t always mean inevitable loss.

  • Silver Lining (#417)

    All of us are bound to see our share of dark clouds.



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