We made ourselves a podcast! You’ve been asking for a while, and we’ve heard you. The Tenx9 Nashville podcast was launched Summer 2017 and updates once a month with live stories from the previous month’s Tenx9 event in Nashville. You can find links to the episodes below, or you can subscribe on iTunes.
A note to explain how this page is organized. Below you will find an interview with Michael McRay on his experience starting Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling, and an introduction to the monthly event. Podcast episodes are organized by month, with the latest episodes on top. The stories in these episodes are from storytellers who have given us permission to have their stories on the podcast.
Thanks to the initiative, hard work, and expertise of Gayathri Narasimham and John Sloop for bringing this into being!
December 2017: That was awkward
November 2017: When I was young
October 2017: It seemed like a good idea at the time
September 2017: Nashville
August 2017: Words
July 2017: Different
June 2017: People Move
May 2017: Show and Tell
April 2017: Trouble
INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL McRAY, CURATOR/COHOST OF TENX9 NASHVILLE
INTRODUCTION TO TENX9 NASHVILLE
DECEMBER 2017 – THAT WAS AWKWARD
From the introduction, by Michael McRay, “Tonight’s theme of course is ‘That was awkward,’ in time for the holidays…I think we are going to have a bit of an abbreviated night tonight…since our very first theme four years ago we don’t have a full line-up; we had three storytellers drop out…I’m hoping we will have eight stories for you…”
NOVEMBER 2017 – WHEN I WAS YOUNG
From the introduction, by Michael McRay, “Tonight…we are partnering with One Voice Nashville; …because One Voice Nashville works with youth…four of the nine storytellers are under the age of 20 and five are over the age of 65.” Founder and Director of One Voice Nashville Mary Margaret Randall, “…the name literally comes from two people that could sit down and share stories, who are very different on paper, but sit down and find that one voice, that human connection through stories…”
SEPTEMBER 2017 – NASHVILLE
From the introduction by Michael McRay, “Tonight is our four year anniversary theme…every September on the anniversary of starting Tenx9 we do stories about or that took place in our good Music City.”
AUGUST 2017 – WORDS
From the introduction by Michael McRay for this “first-ever event at Parnassus,” “Last August and this August we are very grateful to partner with the excellent folks at The Porch Writer’s Collective,” and Susannah Felts, Co-director and Co-founder of The Porch Writer’s Collective, “We are a Nashville literary center, which means we do lots of things to empower, educate, and inspire creative writers in the Nashville community…”
JULY 2017 – DIFFERENT
From Michael’s introduction to Different, “Consider tenx9 practice for real life…more practice for listening…where we listen and empathize without having to agree with each other, listen and empathize with people who see the world differently.”
JUNE 2017 – PEOPLE MOVE (w/ TENNESSEE IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE RIGHTS COALITION)
This month’s event was co-hosted by John Sloop and Stephanie Teatro (Co-executive Director, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition or TIRRC). From John Sloop’s introduction for this month’s podcast, “…(Stephanie) talked about how important it was for people who are on the move to share their stories…”
From Michael’s introduction to Show and Tell, “…the idea here is for folks to bring an object of significance to them, much like you do in school, and tell the true story from their lives, where their lives intersected with their object…”
Wendell McGuirk, Amber Thompson, and Caren Austen are our storytellers in Show and Tell: Part 1.
John W. Heacock (JW), Irene Williams, and Evert Wilbrink are our storytellers in Show and Tell: Part 2.
Christy Lynch is the sole storyteller in Show and Tell: Part 3.
The first stories in our podcast are from River Jordan, Gayathri Narasimham, Taylor Irwin, and Jenny Rice. As Michael McRay states in the theme introduction, the episodes below are “stories about getting into trouble, maybe as a kid or as an adult, relationships that got you in trouble…, when you began or quit feeling troubled by a place, idea, or a person …”