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.

Sun, Jun 23 6:00 P.M. You Only Live Once     NH WORLD

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

Sun, Jun 23 6:30 P.M. All Dressed Up     NH WORLD

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

Mon, Jun 24 9:30 P.M. Game On!     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Jun 25 2:30 A.M. Game On!     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Jun 25 10:30 A.M. Game On!     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Jun 25 4:30 P.M. Game On!     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Jun 28 5:30 A.M. Game On!     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Jun 28 11:30 A.M. Game On!     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Jun 28 10:30 P.M. Game On!     NH EXPLORE

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

Sat, Jun 29 11:30 P.M. Game On!     NHPBS

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

Sun, Jun 30 4:00 P.M. Game On!     NH EXPLORE

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

Mon, Jul 1 9:30 P.M. Take A Stand     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Jul 2 2:30 A.M. Take A Stand     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Jul 2 10:30 A.M. Take A Stand     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Jul 2 4:30 P.M. Take A Stand     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Jul 5 5:30 A.M. Take A Stand     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Jul 5 11:30 A.M. Take A Stand     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Jul 5 10:30 P.M. Take A Stand     NH EXPLORE

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

Sat, Jul 6 3:30 A.M. Take A Stand     NHPBS

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

Sat, Jul 6 11:30 P.M. Take A Stand     NHPBS

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

Sun, Jul 7 4:00 P.M. Take A Stand     NH EXPLORE

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

Sun, Jul 7 6:00 P.M. Take A Stand     NHPBS

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

Mon, Jul 8 9:30 P.M. Stand Up     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Jul 9 2:30 A.M. Stand Up     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Jul 9 10:30 A.M. Stand Up     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Jul 9 4:30 P.M. Stand Up     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Jul 12 5:30 A.M. Stand Up     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Jul 12 11:30 A.M. Stand Up     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Jul 12 10:30 P.M. Stand Up     NH EXPLORE

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

Sat, Jul 13 3:30 A.M. Stand Up     NHPBS

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

Sat, Jul 13 11:30 P.M. Stand Up     NHPBS

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

Sun, Jul 14 4:00 P.M. Stand Up     NH EXPLORE

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

Sun, Jul 14 5:30 P.M. Stand Up     NHPBS

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

Fri, Jul 19 10:30 P.M. Sugar & Spice     NH EXPLORE

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

Sat, Jul 20 3:30 A.M. Sugar & Spice     NHPBS

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

Sun, Jul 21 4:00 P.M. Hell Or High Water     NH EXPLORE

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.

Mon, Jul 22 9:30 P.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NH WORLD

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.

Tue, Jul 23 2:30 A.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NH WORLD

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.

Tue, Jul 23 10:30 A.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NH WORLD

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.

Tue, Jul 23 4:30 P.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NH WORLD

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.

Fri, Jul 26 5:30 A.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NH WORLD

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.

Fri, Jul 26 11:30 A.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NH WORLD

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.

Fri, Jul 26 10:30 P.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NH EXPLORE

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.

Sat, Jul 27 3:30 A.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NHPBS

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.

Sat, Jul 27 11:30 P.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NHPBS

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.

Sun, Jul 28 4:00 P.M. Suitcase Stories (Part 1)     NH EXPLORE

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.

Mon, Jul 29 9:30 P.M. Fresh Start     NH WORLD

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Tue, Jul 30 2:30 A.M. Fresh Start     NH WORLD

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Tue, Jul 30 10:30 A.M. Fresh Start     NH WORLD

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Tue, Jul 30 4:30 P.M. Fresh Start     NH WORLD

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Fri, Aug 2 5:30 A.M. Fresh Start     NH WORLD

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Fri, Aug 2 11:30 A.M. Fresh Start     NH WORLD

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Fri, Aug 2 10:30 P.M. Fresh Start     NH EXPLORE

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Sat, Aug 3 3:30 A.M. Fresh Start     NHPBS

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Sat, Aug 3 11:30 P.M. Fresh Start     NHPBS

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Sun, Aug 4 4:00 P.M. Fresh Start     NH EXPLORE

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Sun, Aug 4 6:30 P.M. Fresh Start     NHPBS

Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

Mon, Aug 5 9:30 P.M. In The Dog House     NH WORLD

Paying tribute to our canine companions and their culinary namesakes.


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.

  • Suitcase Stories (Part 2) (#108)

    Immigrant stories of yesterday and today. Landscape architect Nano Raies flees Syria to pursue her musical dream; Szifra Birke discovers the hidden meaning of her name; and Abhishek Shah becomes a meat-eating American.

  • 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)

  • Fresh Start (#204)

    Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the US by reading the phone book.

  • 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.



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