The Monti Podcast

The Monti is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing community through the telling of stories. Since its founding in 2008, audiences have been flocking to the sold out shows across North Carolina to listen to true stories told by bestselling authors, musicians, poets, local celebrities, and just about anyone with a great story to tell.

While it has been impossible to meet the demand for our live shows, The Monti Podcast is a way to bring the energy and feel of a given event to anyone craving great personal narratives. The stories appearing within our weekly podcast are all drawn from our live shows and reflect the very best of The Monti and our offshoot series, The Monti StorySLAM.

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Episode #130: Andrew Aghapour tells a hilarious story of growing up with anxiety and a chance encounter at a bonfire that changed everything. Recorded live at The ArtsCenter on January 30, 2015.

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Episode #129: A woman tells a story about her preference in men and the first love who started it all. Recorded live at The Crown at The Carolina Theatre on December 4, 2014. 

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Episode #128: A young woman recounts the tale of an unlikely second chance for her feuding and long-since divorced grandparents. Recorded live at Motorco Music Hall on December 11, 2014.

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Episode #127: A quirky and immersive story from Rebekah Vaisey about the secret she has been carrying for most of her life. Recorded live at Motorco Music Hall on December 11, 2014.

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Episode #126: On the eve of his favorite band’s reunion, Carter Kersh reflects on a decades long friendship with a couple raising a child with special needs. Recorded live at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro on January 31, 2014. 

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Episode #125: A new mother dodges a minefield of issues as she and her husband regard the bris of her newborn son. Recorded live at Motorco Music Hall on October 8, 2014. 

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Episode #124: At his grandfather’s funeral, a young man discovers a family secret that changes his outlook on the entire family foundation. Recorded live at Motorco Music Hall on December 11, 2014.

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Episode #123: A father proudly watches on as his daughter competes as a top high school hurdler, the same event in which he competed while in high school. Recorded live at Motorco Music Hall on October 8, 2014. 

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Episode #122: Newly engaged, a young woman must speed up her planning planning to ensure that her father will be able to attend. Recorded live at Motorco Music Hall on October 8, 2014. 

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Episode #121: Desperate to reach her students, a twenty-two year old Teach for America fellow assigned to Centennial High School in Compton finds an unlikely hero. Recorded live at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro on September 6, 2014.

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Episode #120: Nestled securely inside a comfortable, suburban life, Dave Gilliam’s mother tells him a story that shakes up everything. Recorded live at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro on June 7, 2014. 

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Episode #119: A hospice nurse gets attached to a terminally ill patient and struggles once she learns about his dark past. Recorded live at The ArtsCenter on September 6, 2014. 

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