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#5 Highs and Lows
Jul 23, 2013

#5 Highs and Lows

Katie Samson relates the highs and lows of learning to live after a traumatic accident at the 2012 Grand Slam during the First Person Arts Festival. The theme was “Firsts.”

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Katie Samson. Photo by Maria Moeller.

#4 Fashions for the Dearly Departed
Jul 16, 2013

#4 Fashions for the Dearly Departed

We have two stories in today’s podcast. Donald Carter sets the scene for a fabulous moment in funeral fashion. The theme of the StorySlam was, appropriately, “Funeral.” In the second story, Kate McGrath shares a touching tale about her mother’s shawl, originally produced by Samara Freemark for the First Person Museum.

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Photo credit: Erika Vonie

#3 Martha’s Date Night
Jul 09, 2013

#3 Martha’s Date Night

Martha Cooney relates the dangers of snoring and getting involved with your tutee at a 2013 StorySlam. The theme was “Ex-Files.”

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Photo by Jen Cleary.

#2: Meet “Mr. Dribble”
Jul 02, 2013

#2: Meet “Mr. Dribble”

Marjorie Winther introduces us to “Mr. Dribble” and makes her mark on the Philly comedy scene.

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Photo by Maria Moller.

The FPA Podcast Premiere: Unibrows, an Arranged Marriage, and True Love
Jun 25, 2013

The FPA Podcast Premiere: Unibrows, an Arranged Marriage, and True Love

Brady Dale proudly embraces his metrosexual identity in his quest for the perfect pair of eyebrows. Thanks, Tina Brown. Yari, a young participant from the 2010 First Person Museum, gets a double dose of true love. Produced by Samara Freemark of American Public Media. And Diana Spechler reveals the sad underbelly of reality tv dating shows.

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Pictured above: Yari from the First Person Museum. Photo by JJ Tizou.

Podcast Promo
Jun 13, 2013

Podcast Promo

First Person Arts believes everyone has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world. The First Person Arts Podcast is our newest way of celebrating the power of the personal. You’ll hear hilarious, ridiculous, astounding stories from real life, pulled from our events archive, plus new tales from our listeners.

The Podcast premieres June 25. In the meantime, check out this preview of what it will sound like!

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Upcoming Events
  • Once More with Feeling
  • Date: January 16, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: Fringe Arts Building
  • Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Ex-Files
  • Date: February 14, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: Punch Line Philly
  • Location: 33 E Laurel St, Philadelphia, PA 19123