Everything Is Stories

31 EpisodesProduced by Mike Martinez & Tyler WrayWebsite

An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange.Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome.Everything Is… read more

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030 After Innocence

December 11th, 2018


A story of misplaced justice and the perils of innocence.

Convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child, …

029 No Duties Without Rights

September 11th, 2018


A story of language, communism, and 9/11.

As a young man growing up in the Dominican Republic, Miguel Vargas-Caba had an early interest in foreign …

028 The Marble Faun - Part 2

May 3rd, 2018


A story of a runaway, sexual identity, and survival in the wake of loss.

In part two of our episode we pick up with Jerry as he returns to New York …

027 The Marble Faun - Part 1

April 19th, 2018


A story of a runaway, sexual identity, and survival in the wake of loss.

Part one of this two-part episode follows Jerry Torre - well known for …

026 La Retirada - Act III

March 24th, 2017


A story of drug trafficking, deception, and family identity. In the final part of La Retirada, Rocío Gómez and her family enter the United States Federal Witness Security Program. The family must create new identities, …

025 La Retirada - Act II

March 10th, 2017


A story of drug trafficking, deception, and family identity. The story continues as Rocío Gómez divorces her husband Rodrigo, a master drug …

024 La Retirada - Act I

March 1st, 2017


A story of drug trafficking, deception, and family identity In Colombia, Rocío Gómez marries into an empire of wealth and power. She is told the …

023 Sulome

February 2nd, 2017


A story of terrorism, family, and forgiveness. For the first seven years of her life, Sulome Anderson never met her father, journalist Terry …

022 Force Begets Resistance

December 12th, 2016


Stories of protest from Standing Rock. In the Summer of 2016, members from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began organizing demonstrations against the …

021 A Line Drawn In The Rez Dirt

November 17th, 2016


A story of the Navajo reservation, native rock and roll, and action against a colonial government. For over two decades, Duane “Chili” Yazzie has …

020 Banished Veterans - Part 2

May 16th, 2016


A story of military vets barred from the country they served. In the final part of this series, EIS visits the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana. Commonly known as "The Bunker" by residents, the house hosts …

019 Banished Veterans - Part 1

April 29th, 2016


A story of military vets barred from the country they served. At age seven, Hector Barajas crossed the Mexico border into United States as an illegal citizen. His family soon settled in Compton, California, where Hector …

018 These Executions

December 23rd, 2015


A story of public relations and lethal injection. Michelle Lyons witnessed over 270 executions carried out by the state of Texas. At age 22, Lyons started reporting for The Huntsville Item, which gave her the …

017 Anything For A Witness

October 30th, 2015


A story of justice found within the shape of a face. Lois Gibson is considered by many to be the most successful forensic artist in the world. Using …

016 Water is Wide

September 21st, 2015


A story of activism at sea. For over 30 years, Peter Willcox has been a sea captain for Greenpeace, an environmental organization based out of Amsterdam. Willcox helps international campaigns against whaling, …

015 Vanished Status

July 30th, 2015


A story of protest and assumed identity. After anti-war protests at Washington University in 1970, Howard Mechanic became the first person arrested and charged under the Civil Obedience Act. Claiming innocence, Mechanic …

014 But Not With Silver

June 25th, 2015


A story of divine fate and segregation within the Secret Service.   Abraham Bolden was the first black Secret Service agent on the White House …

013 Always Keep the Fire Going Somewhere

May 21st, 2015


A story of compassion and saintlike devotion in the streets of New Orleans. B.B. St. Roman is the only staff member for the New Orleans Police …

012 Eyes Back on the Highway

April 9th, 2015


A story of travel without destination. Scooter Tramp Scotty is a writer who’s lived on the road for over 20 years. Traveling across North America on …

011 Something Can't Be Everything

February 19th, 2015


A story of consciousness, love, and magick in vintage Hollywood. Robin Baker dreamed of becoming a Hollywood starlet. As a teenager in the 60s, she …

010 Man Divided

January 15th, 2015


A story of hot chrome motorcycles, leather, and a journey into the wilderness. At age 60, Jay Byrd lives by himself off the grid in northern Arizona …

009 Practices of Enfreakment

December 8th, 2014


A story of autonomous abnormality. Mat Fraser is a performance artist who currently stars on the FX television show American Horror Story: Freak …

008 The Accidental Outlaws

October 30th, 2014


A story of lawlessness while practicing organic methods. An anonymous couple live in an undisclosed part of northern California. Spearheading the back-to-the-land hippie movement, the Husband moved to the area in the …

007 Current with the Past

September 5th, 2014


A story of seclusion, discovery, creation, and worship. Originally released in 1969, Dave Bixby’s Ode to Quetzacoatl is considered an underground …

006 Sesquipedalian

July 29th, 2014


A story of hustles and gambles within lowlife culture. Charles Farrell could be labeled a number of things: pianist, writer, boxing manager, and …

005 I Saw My Own

May 30th, 2014


A story of hitchhiking the interstate and highways in the 1980's. At age 15, novelist Vanessa Veselka ran away from home and began living life as a hitchhiker in the United States during the 1980s. From highway to …

004 Highways of the Past Journeying: ...Where Our Son Was

May 10th, 2014


A story of vanishment and revelation on the road. Jon Gerwitz's son was born on April 20th, 1988 and kidnapped four hours later. In this story, …

003 As I Have Gone Alone In There

April 1st, 2014


A story from someone who creates adventure in the 21st century. After surviving cancer, Forrest Fenn, a dealer of antique luxuries, hid a treasure …

002 Other Worlds

February 14th, 2014


Two stories from those who challenge reality by contacting other spirits, dimensions, portals, and voids. How? Ancient mind-altering ceremonies and leaps of faith. Diego Palma is a healer. Kush is a shaman. Both are …

001 Burden of Proof

December 8th, 2013


Two stories from individuals who collected evidence in different ways Tommy Cotter worked as a soundman for network television show COPS. For one …

000 Their Understanding of Themselves

August 26th, 2013


Everything is Stories is a podcast which explores narratives from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Created in 2013, the producers have traveled from New York to Tennessee, from Arizona to …

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