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Long Story Short

17 EpisodesProduced by Beth LaMontagne HallWebsite

Stories about heartache, awkward moments and discovering who we are, taken from recordings of live performances at the storytelling series Long Story Short at 3S Artspace. For over five years, Beth LaMontagne Hall has hosted the series featuring stories from professional writers, performers, and peo… read more

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Close to You - Episode 14

September 13th, 2021


If there's one thing we've learned since March 2020, it's that humans need human contact. When we're feeling alone or disconnected, stories help bridge that gap and bring us closer together. Stories are also essential …

We've Got Some Big News - What's Ahead for Long Story Short

September 1st, 2021


We've got big news, including new episodes dropping this fall and winter. If you've been missing stories from us, make sure to check out the new …

What Could Go Wrong - Ep 13

June 16th, 2021


Have you ever sat down in class only to realize you forgot there's a test that day? Or decided to show off your water skiing skills (despite never …

Another Minisode! - June 2021

June 3rd, 2021


There are some great events coming up in June, including another Long Story Short live show. But that's not all. There are storytelling events around New England and beyond that celebrate diverse voices and explore …

At Your Service - Ep. 12

May 18th, 2021


The live stories are back! We've got two stories about the ins and outs of serving others. Whether it's the service industry or the health care industry or elder care, it takes a special temperament to provide great …

Stories With Puppets: Interview With Pat Spalding - Ep. 11

May 3rd, 2021


Beth talks with storyteller, performer and former puppeteer Pat Spalding, one of the people behind the storytelling series True Tales Live. They discuss Pat's early days of telling stories through puppets, …

Great Performances - Ep. 10

April 21st, 2021


Beth shares two stories from Rob Richards and Catherine Stewart, two performers with extensive theater backgrounds. The episode highlights excellent writing and execution that transcend the genre and elevate the art of …

It's a Minisode! - April 2021

April 9th, 2021


Want to know about storytelling events are happening in April? Beth's got a brief Northern New England round up in this inaugural minisode. The focus is our neck of the woods, Northern New England, but in the months …

What Makes a Story? w/ Stephanie Lazenby - Ep. 9

April 5th, 2021


Beth talks to Stephanie Lazenby who wrote, co-directed and starred in the one-woman show, "Where Do I Begin?" about her experiences growing up in the Bronx in the 70s and 80s. It is a nostalgic, music-infused show that …

Fathers and Daughters - Episode 8

March 22nd, 2021


Family relationships are complicated. It's why so many people bring stories about parents, siblings, children and in-laws to the Long Story Short stage. In this episode, Beth has two stories about the dad-daughter …

The Business of Storytelling - Episode 7

March 8th, 2021


What makes a story resonate? How can you get a message to break through? On this episode, Beth talks to marketing pro Mike Teixeira, co-founder of Crackle PR and founder of DECK presentations. They talk about story …

Uh-Oh with Paul Doncaster - Episode 6

February 25th, 2021


For this episode, Beth does something a little different. She interviews storyteller and author Paul Doncaster about his approach to crafting a …

Better Left Unsaid - Episode 5

February 8th, 2021


Everyone can think of a time they were told something they wish they could unhear. This episode explores the concept of unwanted information with two …

Holidaze - Episode 4

December 10th, 2020


It's that time of year! We bring you two holiday stories--one winter one summer--to get you in the spirit. We have stories from Amy Jane Larkin and …

Pink Pumpkin - Episode 3

November 19th, 2020


One of the unique things about the Long Story Short live show is the Pink Pumpkin. During each show a volunteer from the audience is selected to come …

Disaster - Episode 2

November 2nd, 2020


Some disasters are personal and some are more global. On the eve of the 2020 election, this episode explores two kinds of disasters through two …

The Way We Were - Episode 1

October 14th, 2020


It's been a long time coming. The long-running live storytelling series, Long Story Short, is now a podcast featuring true stories about love, disaster, and the most embarrassing moments of our lives. The first episode …

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