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A night of true tales told to friends. True Story presents ordinary people telling stories from their lives, at living room storytelling parties in undisclosed locations around the world. Recordings from the True Story underground are more raw an...Show More
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Rhubarb Pie

05:02 | Apr 30th, 2012

A five year-old girl bakes her first pie.
McDrafty’s Last Ride

09:05 | Jul 9th, 2015

A cross-country traveler decides to sell his soulmate. Season 3 finale.
McDrafty’s Last Ride

09:05 | Jul 9th, 2015

A cross-country traveler decides to sell his soulmate. Season 3 finale.
People Made This

07:29 | Jun 24th, 2015

by Magellan A young man contemplates infinity in the middle of a boat dance. [explicit content] [ viagra from mexico | viagra in mexico | viagra buy in uk online | buy gel viagra | is vigrx available in stores | viagra femele | 100mg viagra | cheap v...Show More
People Made This

07:29 | Jun 24th, 2015

by Magellan A young man contemplates infinity in the middle of a boat dance. [explicit content]
Meet the Pimp

10:47 | Jun 15th, 2015

When a call girl comes to her for help, a Toronto woman agrees to play secretary.
Meet the Pimp

10:47 | Jun 15th, 2015

When a call girl comes to her for help, a Toronto woman agrees to play secretary.
Please Be With My Face

14:11 | Jun 8th, 2015

Two stories: a short one about a girl and her brother; a longer one about a girl and her face.
Please Be With My Face

14:11 | Jun 8th, 2015

Two stories: a short one about a girl and her brother; a longer one about a girl and her face.
Plunge at Dawn

10:49 | May 29th, 2015

A young man in a hurry takes a detour at Mount Shasta.
Plunge at Dawn

10:49 | May 29th, 2015

A young man in a hurry takes a detour at Mount Shasta.
Shadow of No Light

09:44 | May 21st, 2015

Three teenagers walk down a dark London street on Halloween. True Story Game now available at www.truestorygame.com.
Shadow of No Light

09:44 | May 21st, 2015

Three teenagers walk down a dark London street on Halloween. True Story Game now available at www.truestorygame.com.
Going Christian

12:28 | May 13th, 2015

A religious skeptic inadvertently goes backpacking with Christians.
Going Christian

12:28 | May 13th, 2015

A religious skeptic inadvertently goes backpacking with Christians.
Second Virginity

12:24 | Apr 24th, 2015

Newly liberated woman seeks Argentinian man for casual encounter.
Second Virginity

12:24 | Apr 24th, 2015

Newly liberated woman seeks Argentinian man for casual encounter.
Wheel of Misfortune

13:52 | Apr 8th, 2015

Gifted children stand trial for summertime crimes.
Wheel of Misfortune

13:52 | Apr 8th, 2015

Gifted children stand trial for summertime crimes.
A Walk With Zoltan

07:20 | Mar 23rd, 2015

Two strangers take the same path in Vancouver, BC.
A Walk With Zoltan

07:20 | Mar 23rd, 2015

Two strangers take the same path in Vancouver, BC.
The Assassin Down the Hall

09:53 | Mar 10th, 2015

by Brian A floundering freshman goes on a killing spree.
The Assassin Down the Hall

09:53 | Mar 10th, 2015

A floundering freshman goes on a killing spree.
Latchkey Kid

07:59 | Feb 23rd, 2015

A ten-year-old orchestrates a cover-up in 1980s Brooklyn.
Latchkey Kid

07:59 | Feb 23rd, 2015

by Chris A ten-year-old orchestrates a cover-up in 1980s Brooklyn.
Biochemical Epiphany

06:59 | Feb 9th, 2015

The universe cracks open for a 12-year-old girl on family vacation.
Biochemical Epiphany

06:59 | Feb 9th, 2015

by Artichokes (pseudonym) The universe cracks open for a 12-year-old girl on family vacation.
New Wives’ Tale

07:24 | Jan 27th, 2015

How do you know? A woman has second thoughts about marriage.
New Wives’ Tale

07:24 | Jan 27th, 2015

by Trish How do you know? A woman has second thoughts about marriage.
Finding a New Rapture

10:16 | Jan 12th, 2015

by Will A onetime believer searches for answers to what it means to be alive.
Finding a New Rapture

10:16 | Jan 12th, 2015

A onetime believer searches for answers to what it means to be alive.
Nangi Gang Gets Risky

10:53 | Dec 30th, 2014

by Jake A birthday celebration in rural India takes a visitor on a nighttime safari. Also, for those of you who heard our heartpounding recent story Nightmare at Ten Sleep, Ana, the storyteller, just published an article on Medium in which she re...Show More
Nangi Gang Gets Risky

10:53 | Dec 30th, 2014

A birthday celebration in rural India takes a visitor on a nighttime safari.
Homely for the Holidays redux

11:33 | Dec 22nd, 2014

by Sarah Best Of for the holiday week. A family squares off over proper Christmas clothing.
Homely for the Holidays redux

11:33 | Dec 22nd, 2014

Best Of for the holiday week. A family squares off over proper Christmas clothing.
Nightmare at Ten Sleep

15:44 | Dec 8th, 2014

Dreams and premonitions darken a climbing trip in remote Wyoming.
Nightmare at Ten Sleep

15:44 | Dec 8th, 2014

by Ana Dreams and premonitions darken a climbing trip in remote Wyoming.
Girls Chase Boys redux

11:56 | Nov 19th, 2014

by Daniel Season 3 is launching soon! This week: Best of True Story. A boy in preschool notices girls for the first time.
Girls Chase Boys redux

11:56 | Nov 19th, 2014

Season 3 is imminent! A boy in preschool notices girls for the first time.
Trauma Should Change You

10:11 | Jun 23rd, 2014

by Christina A young woman faces her illness.
Stuck In the Mud

07:30 | Jun 10th, 2014

A family vacation hits a sticking point.
Stuck In the Mud

07:30 | Jun 10th, 2014

by Elan A family vacation hits a sticking point.
Sharing the Light

07:24 | Apr 23rd, 2014

When a young Christian carries his light into the darkness, he's surprised by what he finds.
Sharing the Light

07:24 | Apr 23rd, 2014

by Will When a young Christian carries his light into the darkness, he's surprised by what he finds.
Thunderfoot Finds Spring Valley

07:30 | Apr 1st, 2014

by Rosie A fifth-grade girl makes a momentous discovery.
Thunderfoot Finds Spring Valley

07:30 | Apr 1st, 2014

A fifth-grade girl makes a momentous discovery.
Do the Hambone

05:40 | Mar 18th, 2014

by Dan You might get the urge to clap along, but... don't.
Do the Hambone

05:40 | Mar 18th, 2014

You might get the urge to clap along, but... don't.
Seen for the First Time

16:40 | Feb 26th, 2014

Love surprises a young writer in Nova Scotia.
Seen for the First Time

16:40 | Feb 26th, 2014

by Shaista Love surprises a young writer in Nova Scotia.
High Speed Immortality

07:07 | Feb 10th, 2014

by Shailesh An Indian motorcyclist reaches a bend in the road that changes everything.
High Speed Immortality

07:07 | Feb 10th, 2014

An Indian motorcyclist reaches a bend in the road that changes everything.
Naked on Campus

13:23 | Jan 9th, 2014

by Will and Hannah Two tales of tasteful nudity. [Explicit Content]
Naked on Campus

13:23 | Jan 9th, 2014

Two tales of tasteful nudity.
Homely for the Holidays

11:31 | Dec 24th, 2013

by Sarah A family squares off over proper Christmas clothing.
Homely for the Holidays

11:31 | Dec 24th, 2013

A family squares off over proper Christmas clothing.
Out of the Woods

14:42 | Dec 10th, 2013

Two teenage best friends brave the Appalachian Trail.
Out of the Woods

14:42 | Dec 10th, 2013

by Adam and Will Two teenage best friends brave the Appalachian Trail. [Explicit Content]
Finding the Big Top

10:11 | Nov 26th, 2013

Adventuring west after high school, a young man runs into trouble in the Arizona desert.
Finding the Big Top

10:11 | Nov 26th, 2013

by Joe Adventuring west after high school, a young man runs into trouble in the Arizona desert. [Explicit Content]
Woody in the Eyeball Park

07:32 | Oct 23rd, 2013

by Marya A young actress gets a glimpse of celebrity life after a chance encounter in Pittsburgh. [Explicit Content]
Woody in the Eyeball Park

07:32 | Oct 23rd, 2013

A young actress gets a glimpse of celebrity life after a chance encounter in Pittsburgh.
Labor of Love

03:35 | Oct 9th, 2013

by True Story A message from your hosts. Music by Daniel Steinbock & Podington Bear. Show your love at truestorytime.org/love.
Labor of Love

0:00 | Oct 9th, 2013

by True Story A message from your hosts. Music by Daniel Steinbock & Podington Bear. Show your love at truestorytime.org/love.
Outdoor Education

07:50 | Sep 23rd, 2013

by Alan A 5th-grader on a school camping trip wakes to a biology lesson of his own making. [Explicit Content]
Outdoor Education

07:50 | Sep 23rd, 2013

A 5th-grader on a school camping trip wakes to a biology lesson of his own making.
Organ Theft redux

11:21 | Sep 11th, 2013

by Ana Best of True Story. An American traveler visits the doctor in Peru.
Organ Theft redux

11:21 | Sep 11th, 2013

Best of True Story: An American traveler visits the doctor in Peru.
Teddy Bear of Shame

13:18 | Aug 11th, 2013

A pubescent boy discovers masturbation.
Teddy Bear of Shame

13:18 | Aug 11th, 2013

by Sam A pubescent boy discovers masturbation. [Explicit Content]
My Favorite Cave

06:24 | Jul 16th, 2013

by Andrew "It's a beautiful night -- a couple of guys out for a walk. I get it." [Explicit Content]
My Favorite Cave

06:24 | Jul 16th, 2013

"It's a beautiful night -- a couple of guys out for a walk. I get it."
Hot Pursuit

08:18 | Jun 10th, 2013

On a hot summer night in Texas, a barefoot man chases a thief.
Hot Pursuit

08:18 | Jun 10th, 2013

by Steve On a hot summer night in Texas, a barefoot man chases a thief.
The Champ

14:03 | May 26th, 2013

by Jeremy On a day of celebration (and drinking), a rugby player almost embarrasses himself. [Explicit Content]
The Champ

14:03 | May 26th, 2013

On a day of celebration (and drinking), a rugby player almost embarrasses himself.
Highway of Tears

12:36 | May 9th, 2013

Our first listener-submitted story. Hitchhiking across British Columbia, two 19-year-old girls take an unintended detour.
Highway of Tears

12:36 | May 9th, 2013

by Kathy Our first listener-submitted story. Hitchhiking across British Columbia, two 19-year-old girls take an unintended detour. [Explicit Content]
My Very First Mugging

08:16 | May 2nd, 2013

by Ruthie A California girl in New York meets her mugger.
My Very First Mugging

08:16 | May 2nd, 2013

A California girl in New York meets her mugger.
Kissing Chamoco redux

13:29 | Mar 27th, 2013

by Joanna Another old favorite this week: A Peace Corps volunteer crosses a line in Paraguay.
Kissing Chamoco redux

13:29 | Mar 27th, 2013

Another old favorite this week: A Peace Corps volunteer crosses a line in Paraguay.
The Baker’s Dozen

12:09 | Mar 10th, 2013

High school friends make unlikely mischief in suburbia.
The Baker’s Dozen

12:09 | Mar 10th, 2013

by Matt High school friends make unlikely mischief in suburbia.
Tighty Whities

10:47 | Feb 24th, 2013

The new kid in school keeps a secret from his classmates.
Tighty Whities

10:47 | Feb 24th, 2013

by Kevin The new kid in school keeps a secret from his classmates.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Almost Killed Me

13:10 | Feb 11th, 2013

by Adam Pre-school teacher by day and rocker by night, a young man recalls the dangers of stage life in Nashville.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Almost Killed Me

13:10 | Feb 11th, 2013

Pre-school teacher by day and rocker by night, a young man recalls the dangers of stage life in Nashville.
Embattled Underwear

08:54 | Jan 27th, 2013

by Rob While studying in China, a young man goes through a rite of... passage.
Embattled Underwear

08:54 | Jan 27th, 2013

While studying in China, a young man goes through a rite of... passage.
Packing For Sweden

09:57 | Jan 16th, 2013

by Kristen A college sophomore enlists unlikely friends to make the flight to her ancestral home.
Packing For Sweden

09:57 | Jan 16th, 2013

A college sophomore enlists unlikely friends to make the flight to her ancestral home.
In Some Other World

05:41 | Jan 1st, 2013

by Chris A walk home from the train makes a young man consider those parallel universes.
In Some Other World

05:41 | Jan 1st, 2013

A walk home from the train makes a young man consider those parallel universes.
The Buck redux

14:22 | Nov 27th, 2012

We just posted our guide on how to host your own True Story party and get heard on the True Story podcast. We can't wait to hear your stories. This week we feature one of our best stories of all time. The Buck: A boy ventures into the Michigan woods ...Show More
The Buck redux

14:22 | Nov 27th, 2012

by Lane This week we feature one of our best stories of all time, The Buck: a boy ventures into the Michigan woods for his first hunt.
The Swimsuit redux

11:04 | Nov 12th, 2012

How to submit your stories to the True Story podcast. This week, we feature The Swimsuit: a young swimmer overcomes ridicule at the posh country club.
The Swimsuit redux

11:04 | Nov 12th, 2012

by Lavalamp (pseudonym) This week, we feature one of our 'best of', The Swimsuit: a young swimmer overcomes ridicule at the posh country club.
A Suspicious Man in Wing-Tip Shoes redux

11:42 | Oct 30th, 2012

True Story podcast hits half a million downloads. This week we're featuring one of our all-time favorites. Stealing a Playboy on Main Street, USA.
A Suspicious Man in Wing-Tip Shoes redux

11:42 | Oct 30th, 2012

by Adam True Story podcast hits half a million downloads. This week we're featuring one of our all-time favorites. Stealing a Playboy on Main Street, USA.
Popular in 1989

07:29 | Oct 23rd, 2012

An 8th grade girl in Massachusetts learns what it's like to be cool, briefly.
Popular in 1989

07:29 | Oct 23rd, 2012

by Anne An 8th grade girl in Massachusetts learns what it's like to be cool, briefly.
Girls Chase Boys

11:37 | Oct 15th, 2012

In a playground game, a preschool boy notices girls for the first time.
Girls Chase Boys

11:37 | Oct 15th, 2012

by Daniel In a playground game, a preschool boy notices girls for the first time.
Asphalt Jungle

07:57 | Oct 7th, 2012

by Brian After a man's truck breaks down on the interstate, he finds life in the place he least expected.
Asphalt Jungle

07:57 | Oct 7th, 2012

After a man's truck breaks down on the interstate, he finds life in the place he least expected.
Oregon Trail Style

09:12 | Oct 1st, 2012

by Will A father and his two kids wade into danger in the New Zealand backcountry.
Oregon Trail Style

09:12 | Oct 1st, 2012

A father and his two kids wade into danger in the New Zealand backcountry.
See You Next Fall

06:04 | Aug 12th, 2012

by Tinkerbell (pseudonym) The littlest girl at church tries to find her footing in a new environment.
See You Next Fall

06:04 | Aug 12th, 2012

The littlest girl at church tries to find her footing in a new environment.
Optimizing and Hitchhiking

14:37 | Aug 7th, 2012

by Dan An American in Norway hitches a ride with a Romanian trucker.
Optimizing and Hitchhiking

14:37 | Aug 7th, 2012

An American in Norway hitches a ride with a Romanian trucker.
Somebody Put My Head on Crooked

08:57 | Jul 29th, 2012

Under a vow of silence, a young man’s meditation leads him into battle with himself.
Somebody Put My Head on Crooked

08:57 | Jul 29th, 2012

by Nick Under a vow of silence, a young man’s meditation leads him into battle with himself.
Down the Wrong Road

08:39 | Jul 8th, 2012

A young traveler takes a mountain detour with a new friend.
Down the Wrong Road

08:39 | Jul 8th, 2012

by Ana A young traveler takes a mountain detour with a new friend.
Traveling By Foot

14:06 | Jul 8th, 2012

by Matt A film student's plans to follow his inspiration go awry.
Traveling By Foot

14:06 | Jul 8th, 2012

A film student's plans to follow his inspiration go awry.
A Suspicious Man in Wing-Tip Shoes

11:20 | Jul 1st, 2012

by Adam Stealing a Playboy on Main Street, USA.
Kissing Chamoco

13:19 | Jun 24th, 2012

A Peace Corps volunteer crosses a line in Paraguay.
Kissing Chamoco

13:19 | Jun 24th, 2012

by Joanna (pseudonym) A Peace Corps volunteer crosses a line in Paraguay.
Nobody Goes There

12:31 | Jun 17th, 2012

Breaking out of the bubble, a college student finds himself in the wild.
Nobody Goes There

12:31 | Jun 17th, 2012

by Brian Breaking out of the bubble, a college student finds himself in the wild.
The Storm

10:30 | May 7th, 2012

A young man's difficult year comes to a head at the Burning Man festival.
The Storm

10:30 | May 7th, 2012

by Michael A young man's difficult year comes to a head at the Burning Man festival. [Explicit Content]
Rhubarb Pie

05:02 | Apr 30th, 2012

by Sandy An eight-year-old girl bakes her first pie.
Where Baby Came From

02:59 | Apr 30th, 2012

A man recalls his earliest memory.
Where Baby Came From

02:59 | Apr 30th, 2012

by Tom A man recalls his earliest memory.
Of Boredom and Bank Robbery

09:12 | Apr 23rd, 2012

A high school student saves the day at her first job.
Of Boredom and Bank Robbery

09:12 | Apr 23rd, 2012

by Rachel A high school student saves the day at her first job. [Explicit Content]
Obstacle Course

08:15 | Apr 15th, 2012

A Hebrew School girl has an unexpected encounter with a rabbi.
Obstacle Course

08:15 | Apr 15th, 2012

by Sarah Sunflower (pseudonym) A Hebrew School girl has an unexpected encounter with a rabbi. [Explicit Content]
Organ Theft

11:00 | Apr 8th, 2012

by Ana An American traveler visits the doctor in Peru. [Explicit Content]
Organ Theft

11:00 | Apr 8th, 2012

An American traveler visits the doctor in Peru.
Plans With Dad

09:36 | Apr 2nd, 2012

by Kevin A high school boy gets his first grounding. [Explicit Content]
Plans With Dad

09:36 | Apr 2nd, 2012

A high school boy gets his first grounding.
The Finger

07:23 | Mar 25th, 2012

A young girl discovers masturbation and its stigma.
The Finger

07:23 | Mar 25th, 2012

by Sheila (pseudonym) A young girl discovers masturbation and its stigma. [Explicit Content]
Sarah and Christina

10:56 | Mar 12th, 2012

by Daniel A young man remembers his unconventional first kiss. [Explicit Content]
Sarah and Christina

10:56 | Mar 12th, 2012

A young man remembers his unconventional first kiss.
To Where You Cannot Breathe

14:34 | Jan 15th, 2012

by Ouda A young girl has a brush with death in Madagascar. [Explicit Content]
To Where You Cannot Breathe

14:34 | Jan 15th, 2012

A young girl has a brush with death in Madagascar.
The Third Eye

11:29 | Jan 15th, 2012

by Guru Matt (pseudonym) A grown-up remembers the world he saw as a child. [Explicit Content]
The Third Eye

11:29 | Jan 15th, 2012

A grown-up remembers the world he saw as a child.
Boy Meets Muse

15:52 | Jan 15th, 2012

by Daniel A chance encounter breaks a young man's writer's block. [Explicit Content]
Boy Meets Muse

15:52 | Jan 15th, 2012

A chance encounter breaks a young man's writer's block.
Testing the Waters

11:23 | Jan 15th, 2012

An aspiring biology student travels to the South Pacific.
Testing the Waters

11:23 | Jan 15th, 2012

by Zuzanna An aspiring biology student travels to the South Pacific. [Explicit Content]
The Brief and Real Existence of Unicorns

09:49 | Jan 15th, 2012

by Patrick What do blindness and Marco Polo have in common? [Explicit Content]
The Brief and Real Existence of Unicorns

09:49 | Jan 15th, 2012

What do blindness and Marco Polo have in common?
The Swimsuit

11:01 | Jan 15th, 2012

by Lavalamp (pseudonym) A young swimmer overcomes ridicule at the posh country club. [Explicit Content]
The Swimsuit

11:01 | Jan 15th, 2012

A young swimmer overcomes ridicule at the posh country club.
Merits and Demerits

14:33 | Jan 14th, 2012

by Tinkerbell (pseudonym) A young misfit recalls her exploits at an all-girls school. [Explicit Content]
Merits and Demerits

14:33 | Jan 14th, 2012

A young misfit recalls her exploits at an all-girls school.
Crazy Ahmet

14:55 | Jan 14th, 2012

A young woman meets her infamous Turkish grandfather for the first time.
Crazy Ahmet

14:55 | Jan 14th, 2012

by Nora A young woman meets her infamous Turkish grandfather for the first time. [Explicit Content]
Neverending Story

07:43 | Jan 14th, 2012

A hospital patient hallucinates on prescription drugs.
Neverending Story

07:43 | Jan 14th, 2012

by Nik A hospital patient hallucinates on prescription drugs. [Explicit Content]
The Buck

15:18 | Jan 14th, 2012

A boy ventures into the woods for his first hunt.
The Buck

15:18 | Jan 14th, 2012

by Lane. A boy ventures into the woods for his first hunt.