June 7, 2016

It’s Murphy’s Law that the worst will happen.

TDW talks stories of getting trapped: Aya’s late night terror on the train, the boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati zoo, the guy who got stuck upside down in a Utah cave, and much, much more.

Show Notes:

Everybody’s had that “oh fuck” moment. It’s the instant between believing you’re in a safe situation and the cold panic of wondering how you’re going to get out of this one. At the least, you hope for a good story. At best, you hope to make it out with no lasting injuries.

TDW talks a variety of oh-fuck moments both personal and in the world. Aya tells the story of waking up in a closed down BART station at 2 in the morning. Jenn recounts multiple moments including drowning, getting trapped on a ski slope, and accidentally locking herself in a storage area. Dom tells nothing because stuff like this doesn’t happen to him.

We discuss the recent tragedy of a boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cinncinati Zoo and how the gorilla was shot for being aggressive, despite his behavior according to Jane Gooddall. It’s not the first time humans have overstepped their bounds at zoos or in child discipline.

Twoser blows everyone else’s story out of the water with the tale of John Jones, who ventured into a cave and found himself in an upside down grave.

Hit us up with your own stories on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. And don’t forget to submit to the HellaCon Film Festival. Deadline August 15, 2016

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May 31, 2016

The man and the metal.

Trevor Thomas, owner of Braindrops, regales TDW with stories of unusually pierced body parts, unexpectedly owning a small business, and why sometimes you just gotta say, “I don’t give a shit.”

Show Notes:

Courtesy of Twoser, we had the absolute pleasure of meeting Trevor Thomas, the affable owner of Braindrops in the Haight. No one can say Trevor hasn’t worked his ass off to achieve his current position, and it’s been a fast-paced ride all the way here. TDW talks about the steps of continuing someone else’s dream after it’s been passed on to you and the majesty of the Princess Bride.

Follow Trevor’s work at Braindrops on Instagram.

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May 24, 2016

Tell us a story.

TDW talks weed, Game of Thrones, storytelling and speakers using graduations as platforms for political agendas. Julie Soller, creator of StorySlam Oakland, joins us in the studio.

Show Notes:

For those of you who haven’t heard, Jenn recently started competing in live storytelling events in Oakland. The stories told at these events, which are facilitated by Julie Soller, are soon to become a podcast. COMING SOON! SUMMER 2016

(Julie actually came into the studio to learn about how we podcast and got swept up into having her own mic. Thanks for being a good sport!)

Julie, Jenn, Dom and Twoser talk storytelling, the delicate nuances of a good tale, and where exactly you need to be mentally to tell about an experience. Julie, as a master gardener, told of her majestic crops and edibles gone wrong. We talk about new progressions in the homeless issue of San Francisco, and how it seems that speakers are beginning to use graduations as platforms for their political agendas despite a possible incorrect audience. You’ll also get to hear the woman who laughed like crazy in a Chewbacca mask and a dad scaring the shit out of his kid with a self-driving car.

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For more information about storytelling events in Oakland, check out Julie’s website. You can also hit us up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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May 17, 2016

The boys are riding solo!

With the dames out of town, Dom and Chad Damnit team up for an episode literally made of masculinity. Tune in for talks about Captain America, Marvel vs. DC, 90’s grunge scene, Pfizer, HellaCon 2, and more.

Show Notes:

The studio smells exclusively of testosterone now.

Chad and Dom (aka Choms) talk superheroes, the new release of the Captain America movie, and how Marvel measures up against DC. The ’90s make a reappearance with the grunge scene, and Chad shares stories about himself and a corgi. We talk Pfizer, the death penalty, AND- most exciting of all- you get to hear a few choice tidbits about the upcoming HellaCon 2, coming this fall to San Francisco.

To contact Chad, you can hit him up on Twitter, where he’ll say everything you’ve ever thought about movies but didn’t have the verbose vocabulary to convey.

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May 10, 2016

Shannon Shaw’s lived a particularly interesting life.

While the rest of the world’s been putting in time at a 9 to 5, Shannon’s been belting out songs as the lead singer of Shannon and the Clams, as well as getting kicked out of Ren Faires, dressing up in Metallica costumes, and collecting stories at her first job in a mental institution.

Show Notes:

She’s the Shannon of the rising star Shannon & the Clams. She’s been kicked out of a Renaissance Faire for drunk and disorderly conduct. She hosts dances parties in Oakland that are designed to be affordable for everyone. And she worked in a mental institution from ages 18 to 24, with more interesting and shocking stories than you can shake a shit-covered stick at.

To learn more about Shannon, you can check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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