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Stories from the Stage

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.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/92VEt3iNsp9Xhu6skyV7LQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false A lot of emotions goes into making a holiday a holiday. Joe tries to break a nightmare-before-Christmas bad luck streak; Jamie connects with his polar opposite older brother through an amazing, unexpected gift; and Cora learns a lesson about courage through an unlikely teacher: golden sneakers.... /episodes/get/88199 /episode/88199 Holidays: Cheers, Tears and Fears /episode-player/88199

A lot of emotions goes into making a holiday a holiday...and not just the happy ones.

Air date:
Mon, 12/17/2018 - 04:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Mv1c-joXjwVTYbmEWXgjrA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false If there is any truth about holidays, it’s that they are a mixed bag of good and bad. Melanée tests her adulthood with the Thanksgiving turkey; John shows that when it comes to being Santa, it’s all about the grownups; and Andrea proves that lighting a menorah may be trickier than you think. Three... /episodes/get/88024 /episode/88024 Holidays: The Good, The Bad /episode-player/88024

If there's any truth about holidays, it's that they're a mixed bag. For every perfect moment, there's a disaster - or maybe a few. Tonight's tellers share their stories of holidays good and bad. Melanee Addison tests her adulthood through the ultimate challenge: the Thanksgiving turkey. John Smith-Horn shows that when it comes to being Santa, it's all about the grownups. And Andrea Kamens proves that lighting a menorah may be trickier than you think. Hosted by Wes Hazard.

Air date:
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 04:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/1ZXa1OZ3U_bDqh5eLLb-pQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Eureka! Sometimes that moment of personal discovery comes when you least expect it. Heather came to a revelation while she dangled 40 feet above the Sydney Zoo; Gregg discovered how tears could make him a better doctor; and Yari’s dream of space flight might just take her to Mars. Three... /episodes/get/87796 /episode/87796 Eureka! /episode-player/87796

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

Air date:
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 05:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/jHP4fV8IsXJhXi8bNgN_DA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Sometimes we choose our new beginnings, but perhaps more often we are thrust into them. Mercia rescues an unfulfilled dream; Thomas learns that an obstacle in his past becomes the path way to his future; and Greg discovers the power of his mom’s ham. Three storytellers, three interpretations of NEW... /episodes/get/86741 /episode/86741 New Beginnings /episode-player/86741

Sometimes we choose our new beginnings, but perhaps more often we are thrust into them. Mercia Tapping rescues an unfulfilled dream. Thomas Pouncy learns that an obstacle in his past becomes the path way to his future. Greg DeLucia discovers the power of his mom's ham.

Air date:
Sun, 11/04/2018 - 21:27
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/hj_Va3nYhewqJxakTah1Uw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Life is full of opportunities to begin again. Claritza prepares for her first job in the U.S. by reading the phone book; in Afghanistan, Mahboba journeys to her classroom against all odds; and Dillan discovers that sometimes we need to face our past before moving forward. Three storytellers, three... /episodes/get/86459 /episode/86459 Fresh Start /episode-player/86459

Life is full of opportunities to begin again.

Air date:
Sat, 10/27/2018 - 01:40
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Mw6imZd5h0aMu_2Gq7At4Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Family. Sometimes they choose us, sometimes we choose them. Anoush tries out the party life and finds her family waiting when she crashes; Jerry and his wife become foster parents, and face disaster on day one; and George pranks his overprotective mother with red ink. Three storytellers, three... /episodes/get/85915 /episode/85915 It's All Relative /episode-player/85915

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

Air date:
Mon, 10/08/2018 - 07:20
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