Stories I Tell on Dates

16 EpisodesProduced by Paul Shirley/Lunch Break Entertainment

Paul Shirley traveled the world chasing a basketball career that landed him on 17 different teams scattered across the globe. He played in Spain. He played in Greece. He played in Russia. And he played in the NBA. But Paul isn't just a basketball player; he's also a kid from a small town in Kansas--… read more

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Disneyland (and Death)

November 6th, 2018

On a road trip to Yosemite, Paul shares a tale about his first trip California - and how it was almost derailed by a stomach bug and the realization …

Ruptured Kidney, Ruptured Spleen (Ruptured NBA Career)

October 30th, 2018


You Can Take the Boy Out of Kansas (but He'll Come Back to Haunt You)

October 23rd, 2018


When You Care Enough (to Punch Someone in the Face)

October 16th, 2018

Before basketball Paul was spending his time competing in Spelling Bees. One particular contest results in the first and only punch Paul has ever …

In a Hundred Years (It Isn't Going to Matter Anyway)

October 9th, 2018

Paul's mind is blown when he encounters his first ever crush. With the help of masterful advice from his dad, Paul is determined to make a move at …

Love+Basketball+Revenge (in Spain)

October 2nd, 2018

Paul meets the most beautiful woman he's ever seen and faces his arch-nemesis, Marcus Fizer, in a career defining moment. (Sponsor: Go now to …

What Goes Around Comes Around (But Sometimes Takes a While)

September 25th, 2018


March Madness (March Sadness)

September 18th, 2018

In a NCAA Elite Eight game vs. Michigan State, Paul is seconds away from living out his childhood dream and playing in the Final Four. Until the …

First Date (and the MC Hammer Fist Bump)

September 11th, 2018

A run-in with MC Hammer, leads Paul to share the tale of how his crappy first job taught him two important lessons - How to "Go with the flow," and …

Love at First Night (The Virginity Chronicles)

September 4th, 2018

Not only does Paul get drunk for the very first time in this episode, but he also falls in love for the first time. Which leads to another first …

Plans Are for Suckers (NBA Players are Suckers Too)

August 28th, 2018


Let's Talk About Sex (with Mom)

August 22nd, 2018


Breaking Up is Hard to Do (in Greece)

August 14th, 2018


Phoning Home (from Science Camp)

August 14th, 2018


Intro - Finding Love (and a Pen Pal)

August 14th, 2018

A red balloon and a friendship with Dustin from Nebraska leads Paul to discover his passion for writing and telling stories. The type of stories we …

Coming Aug. 14th - Stories I Tell On Dates

August 2nd, 2018

Paul Shirley traveled the world chasing a basketball career that landed him on 17 different teams scattered across in the U.S. and abroad. But Paul …
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