Stories, in all aspects of life, are what connect us. Shared experience lets us know that we are not alone in our joy, sadness, trauma, or triumph. Madison Story Slam takes great pride in providing a safe space for anyone to come and share the pieces of themselves that our themes inspire. We take great care in recording the stories so that we can facilitate connection and community with a larger audience through the podcast.
When we feel connected through story, the reminder that we are not alone allows community to be more easily built. And the community that comes from connection through story is a lasting bond that does not break. Madison Story Slam strives to be more than just a podcast, more than other shows like The Moth story slam events. To some degree, the slam aspect of what we do is secondary. We're really here for the community.
Here at Madison Story Slam we often say that our events are kind of like sitting down to dinner with friends or family you haven't seen in a while (except you probably won't end up on a podcast at a family dinner). You may not have come intending to tell a story, but someone is going to say something on stage that will remind you of a story of your own. We love when that happens because it is a perfect example of how connection manifests through story.
We produce live events in and around Madison, Wisconsin to give space and opportunity to the everyday people who need to know the catharsis that comics and musicians know from performing in front of an audience. We know not everyone has a joke to tell, or even a song to sing; but everybody's got a story, and Madison Story Slam has a microphone, a stage, and even a podcast to connect you to an audience who is seeking connection and community, as well.
Our live events are recorded and edited for release as a podcast wherever good podcasts are found. You can also catch video from our events on our Facebook and YouTube channel. Unlike The Moth story slam events where storytellers are left up to chance being drawn from a hat, if you come wanting to tell a story with us we will do everything we can to get you on stage, and even on the podcast.
David Heinen shares about his experience at Madison Story Slam, and about why our community is important, even for people who don't really consider themselves, "community people." For more stories head to the podcast section of our site linked at the top of the page, or connect with us on YouTube.