Everything Is Stories

Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, Tyler Wray


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....Show More

Looking for recently uploaded episodes
030 After Innocence

51:00 | Dec 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, Greg Torti has spent the the last two decades in the shadow of a system that places a high priority on b...Show More

029 No Duties Without Rights

58:01 | Sep 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 language.  With minimal resources in a country wrapped up in political turmoil and an eventual civil wa...Show More

028 The Marble Faun - Part 2

35:40 | 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 City from Saudi Arabia.  With money in his pocket he decides to indulge in a free lifestyle, immersing...Show More

027 The Marble Faun - Part 1

48:09 | Apr 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 his appearance in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. As a child he ran from his home in Brooklyn and began...Show More

026 La Retirada - Act III

30:50 | Mar 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, while moving from state to stat...Show More

025 La Retirada - Act II

39:37 | Mar 10th, 2017

A story of drug trafficking, deception, and family identity. The story continues as Rocío Gómez divorces her husband Rodrigo, a master drug trafficker in Colombia. Rocío and her children move to Miami where she begins a relationship with a new man, C...Show More

024 La Retirada - Act I

31:35 | Mar 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 family operates a low-profile import/export business, and finds comfort in her role as wife and mother. H...Show More

023 Sulome

48:32 | Feb 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 Anderson. Three months before she was born, her father was kidnapped and imprisoned by Shiite Muslim militant...Show More

022 Force Begets Resistance

30:35 | Dec 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 Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), an underground pipeline that would stretch over 1,300 miles. If comple...Show More

021 A Line Drawn In The Rez Dirt

1:04:47 | Nov 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 been an activist for Native American rights. Of the Navajo tribe, Chili has spent his life on the reserv...Show More

020 Banished Veterans - Part 2

41:16 | 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 veterans released from the militar...Show More

019 Banished Veterans - Part 1

31:43 | Apr 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 encountered crime, gang violen...Show More

018 These Executions

47:37 | Dec 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 opportunity to see her first lethal injec...Show More

017 Anything For A Witness

36:57 | Oct 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 skills in art, witness interviewing, and facial reconstruction, Gibson has helped solve over 1,200 ca...Show More

016 Water is Wide

48:15 | Sep 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, anti-nuclear activities, and global warmi...Show More

015 Vanished Status

36:03 | Jul 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 jumped bail to avoid prison ti...Show More

014 But Not With Silver

44:32 | Jun 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 detail. Serving under John F. Kennedy, Bolden cracked counterfeiting cases and provided security for the Pr...Show More

013 Always Keep the Fire Going Somewhere

49:07 | 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 Department Homeless Assistant Unit. Before helping the homeless, she traveled the world, recording sound fo...Show More

012 Eyes Back on the Highway

30:52 | Apr 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 an old Harley Davidson, Scotty never stays in a single place more than two months. In this episode, w...Show More

011 Something Can't Be Everything

46:30 | Feb 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 became a Whisky a Go Go dancer, socializing with famous actors and musicians. After meeting and marryi...Show More

010 Man Divided

52:56 | Jan 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 where he often meditates and reads theology. However, his past tells a different story of biker clubs...Show More

009 Practices of Enfreakment

37:47 | Dec 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 Show. Born with phocomelia, a condition that results in malformation of the limbs, Fraser embraces his di...Show More

008 The Accidental Outlaws

48:31 | Oct 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 early 70s while the Wife travelle...Show More

007 Current with the Past

51:47 | Sep 5th, 2014

A story of seclusion, discovery, creation, and worship. Originally released in 1969, Dave Bixby’s Ode to Quetzacoatl is considered an underground classic in the psychedelic folk genre. With tracks such as "Drug Song" and "666", the album remains dark...Show More

006 Sesquipedalian

48:57 | Jul 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 hustler. As a teenager, Farrell lived in the streets of Boston, playing piano in mafia-owned clubs. With ...Show More

005 I Saw My Own

31:07 | 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 highway, coast to coast, truck stop ...Show More

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

26:40 | 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, Gerwitz describes the peculiar circumstances of the disappearance which includes his hometown, a lifelong ...Show More

003 As I Have Gone Alone In There

56:09 | Apr 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 chest filled with gold coins, gold dust, gold nuggets, rubies, and other valuable things. The treasure ...Show More

002 Other Worlds

44:17 | Feb 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 located in Peru. Their methods for...Show More

001 Burden of Proof

44:16 | Dec 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 year, Cotter experienced several forms of crime alongside officers in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Fort Wa...Show More

000 Their Understanding of Themselves

02:45 | Aug 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 Peru, interviewing runaway writers,...Show More