Mother’s Day Special 2023
We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with three beautiful stories read by their authors, from the joy of becoming a grandparent to ushering a beloved mother into their final years. We love you, moms!
Season 2 finale: short stories
We’re celebrating the end of our season with stories read by their authors– tales of childhood triumph, mischief, and adventure.
Larry, what were you like in high school?
As they say, the more things change, the more things stay the same, trends come and go and technology evolves, but the social hierarchy of high school is a tried-and-true standby of American life. Today’s author takes us back in time with the class of 1969.
Scott, how did you ring in the new millennium?
What were you doing on New Year’s Eve 1999? If Y2K means anything to you, you may have been worried about what would happen at the stroke of midnight. Today’s author had bigger problems to tackle on New Year’s eve 1999, but that didn’t stop him and his friends from making it a wild night to remember.
Sandy, how did you discover your new family?
With at-home DNA testing kits being all the rage, folks from all over the world are discovering their genealogical roots and distant relatives– and maybe some not-so-distant relatives as well. In this week’s story, one woman discovers her mom’s secret, and some new family.
Don, what was becoming a parent like?
Every parent remembers when they learned of bringing a new baby into their family, right? The excitement, the nervousness, the dreaming and the planning that goes into the arrival of a new addition to the family. It's a magical time when it's hard to imagine things going wrong, but today's story is about the struggles one couple went through when their events took an unfortunate turn.
Jill, what was your most awkward date like?
Dating sites can be overwhelming for anyone, but especially for those taking a chance on love later in life. Our story this week centers around one woman’s journey to find a new companion after a decades-long marriage.
Dave, did you ever get in trouble at school?
This week’s story may sound all-too-familiar if you’ve ever attended a Catholic school… elementary-school pranksters vs. strict and stern nuns. It’s not just something that happens in the movies! Dave Conover shares his memories of getting in trouble at school.
Donna, how did you fix your storytelling problem?
If you’ve been in a relationship with someone for a long time – whether that be romantic, platonic, or familial – you’ve likely heard that person’s stories over… and over… and over again. Donna Guthrie, today’s author, is here along with her husband to share how they came up with the perfect tag-team storytelling strategy.
The Halloween Special
Let’s get spooky! We’re celebrating Halloween with a chilling special, sharing some of our favorite stories of brushes with the unexplained, the unsettling, the eerie, and the ghostly.