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.

Mon, Jan 24 9:30 P.M. Stay The Course     NH WORLD

Staying in the game is hard. But when you hang in there for the ride, the memories you create can last a lifetime.

Tue, Jan 25 2:30 A.M. Stay The Course     NH WORLD

Staying in the game is hard. But when you hang in there for the ride, the memories you create can last a lifetime.

Tue, Jan 25 10:30 A.M. Stay The Course     NH WORLD

Staying in the game is hard. But when you hang in there for the ride, the memories you create can last a lifetime.

Fri, Jan 28 5:30 A.M. Stay The Course     NH WORLD

Staying in the game is hard. But when you hang in there for the ride, the memories you create can last a lifetime.

Fri, Jan 28 11:30 A.M. Stay The Course     NH WORLD

Staying in the game is hard. But when you hang in there for the ride, the memories you create can last a lifetime.

Fri, Jan 28 2:30 P.M. Stay The Course     NH WORLD

Staying in the game is hard. But when you hang in there for the ride, the memories you create can last a lifetime.

Mon, Jan 31 9:30 P.M. Off The Press     NH WORLD

The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end.

Tue, Feb 1 2:30 A.M. Off The Press     NH WORLD

The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end.

Tue, Feb 1 10:30 A.M. Off The Press     NH WORLD

The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end.

Fri, Feb 4 5:30 A.M. Off The Press     NH WORLD

The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end.

Fri, Feb 4 11:30 A.M. Off The Press     NH WORLD

The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end.

Fri, Feb 4 2:30 P.M. Off The Press     NH WORLD

The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end.

Sat, Feb 5 10:30 P.M. Off The Press     NH EXPLORE

The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end.

Sat, Feb 5 11:30 P.M. Off The Press     NHPBS

The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end.

Mon, Feb 7 9:30 P.M. As Good As It Gets     NH WORLD

Tue, Feb 8 2:30 A.M. As Good As It Gets     NH WORLD

Tue, Feb 8 10:30 A.M. As Good As It Gets     NH WORLD

Fri, Feb 11 5:30 A.M. As Good As It Gets     NH WORLD

Fri, Feb 11 11:30 A.M. As Good As It Gets     NH WORLD

Fri, Feb 11 2:30 P.M. As Good As It Gets     NH WORLD

Sat, Feb 12 11:30 P.M. As Good As It Gets     NHPBS

Mon, Feb 14 9:30 P.M. Love Hurts     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Feb 15 2:30 A.M. Love Hurts     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Feb 15 10:30 A.M. Love Hurts     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Feb 18 5:30 A.M. Love Hurts     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Feb 18 11:30 A.M. Love Hurts     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Feb 18 2:30 P.M. Love Hurts     NH WORLD

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

Sat, Feb 19 11:30 P.M. Love Hurts     NHPBS

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

Mon, Feb 21 9:30 P.M. Growing Up Black     NH WORLD

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.

Tue, Feb 22 2:30 A.M. Growing Up Black     NH WORLD

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.

Tue, Feb 22 10:30 A.M. Growing Up Black     NH WORLD

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.

Fri, Feb 25 5:30 A.M. Growing Up Black     NH WORLD

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.

Fri, Feb 25 11:30 A.M. Growing Up Black     NH WORLD

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.

Fri, Feb 25 2:30 P.M. Growing Up Black     NH WORLD

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.

Mon, Feb 28 9:30 P.M. Growing Up Black Part 2     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Mar 1 2:30 A.M. Growing Up Black Part 2     NH WORLD

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

Tue, Mar 1 10:30 A.M. Growing Up Black Part 2     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Mar 4 5:30 A.M. Growing Up Black Part 2     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Mar 4 11:30 A.M. Growing Up Black Part 2     NH WORLD

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

Fri, Mar 4 2:30 P.M. Growing Up Black Part 2     NH WORLD

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

Mon, Mar 7 9:30 P.M. She Persisted     NH WORLD

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


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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)

    Some times we feel grounded. And other times, things up in the air can get scary until we touch down.

  • Silver Lining (#417)

    When we miss out on the one thing we want most, the universe conspires to give us something extraordinary.

  • The Bright Side (#418)

    When it comes to life, dark times are inevitable. Plans fail, relationships fall apart, hopes wither.

  • Changed Forever (#501)

    Twenty years ago the events of 9/11 changed the world.

  • Newsworthy (#502)

    The news is often attention grabbing. But sometimes the story behind the story is just as, if not more so, interesting as the headlines.

  • Resilience (#503)

    Houston - the U.S.'s most ethnically diverse metropolitan area - is a community of people who have learned the fine art of resilience.

  • Serving with Honor (#504)

    Service members and their families demonstrate their character and resolve in the most trying of circumstances.

  • Timeout (#505)

    For most people, playing sports is about meeting personal challenges - from first tries on the field to last hurrahs on the sidelines, in the thick of it all.

  • Second Chance (#506)

    How can you move forward when everything is lost? With luck.

  • For The Greater Good (#507)

    It might be difficult for one person to truly make a difference.

  • Stay The Course (#508)

    Staying in the game is hard. But when you hang in there for the ride, the memories you create can last a lifetime.

  • Off The Press (#509)

    The news cycle spins faster than ever, and the flow of stories never seems to end.

  • As Good As It Gets (#510)


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