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The Lapse Storytelling Podcast

The Lapse Storytellers

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See with your ears. The Lapse’s award-winning audio wonderment thrusts listeners headlong into true stories as they transpire. Whether trapped in a touring carnival, running a marathon across Antarctica, or accidentally joining a cult, experience sto...Show More
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My Father’s Long, Long Legs – Michael Lutz | Episode 53

22:52 | Oct 16th, 2017

The Lapse SPOOKYTELLING Podcast returns this Halloween for an exceptionally creepy special.  Remember: it happened to a friend of a friend of mine... Original story by Michael Lutz, @WarrenIsDead. Play the interactive game for yourself at www.cor...Show More
New Kid – Danielle Coralles | Episode 52

26:18 | Aug 1st, 2017

When one death gives life to another. Skip a coffee and keep The Lapse alive in your earbuds. Visit www.patreon.com/thelapse and support this little indie that could. A huge special thanks to David McCaw, David Boff, David Gattey, Haley Boros, Pri...Show More
The Skinny White Oprah – Kyle Gest | Episode 51

22:49 | Jul 1st, 2017

Ever dream of starring in a Canadian reality TV show? Well, I sure didn't... Until I was cast in one. I rely on the support of my patrons to make The Lapse possible. If you love the show, if you'd like to see more episodes, consider a teeny-tiny d...Show More
Mark / Velvet / Murder – The Lip | Episode 50

22:58 | Jun 1st, 2017

Niki's husband was planning to kill her... Until her best friend Diane showed up at the door. Now what Diane doesn't know might kill her too. Credit for the outstanding interview used in this episode goes to The Lip, where another version of this sto...Show More
Marge – Mark Redmond | Episode 49

23:41 | May 1st, 2017

How do you go from the future VP of a billion dollar company to making $12 a week? Meet Marge Crawford. Help Kyle for as little as $1 a month and get exclusive access to The Lapse Storytelling Club! Become a patron at patreon.com/thelapse. A h...Show More
Deus Ex – Sarah Hager | Episode 48

20:28 | Apr 2nd, 2017

Sarah's mother might be the world's greatest slots player. Good luck guessing how this one ends. Please, if you love The Lapse, lend Kyle a hand for as little as $1 at patreon.com/thelapse. A massive thank you to Antonio DaSilva, Lesley Miller, Ha...Show More
Taken – Lily Ann Fouts | Episode 47

30:14 | Mar 1st, 2017

For seven long years, Lily Ann Fouts was missing. And it was all her little sister's idea. For more on Lily's story, visit www.lilyannfouts.com. The Lapse can only continue with your support. Please consider pledging at patreon.com/thelapse. A...Show More
Best of The Lapse – Year Three

1:51:00 | Feb 1st, 2017

A collection of The Lapse's very best year yet. Featuring stories by Shawn Duyette, Jupiter Diego, Andrea Abbate, Joe Holmes, and Sire. A massive thank you to supporters Darrell Kane, L.C. Greene, Cindy Crijins, Matthew Gibson, David Gattey, David...Show More
Chasing Corinne – Mark Redmond | Episode 46

19:00 | Jan 1st, 2017

A suicidal girl under Mark's watch goes missing in sub-zero weather. Support Kyle at patreon.com/thelapse in his quest for season 4! A huge thank you to Bren MacDonald, Mary Anna Gordon, Cindy Crijins, L.C. Green, Patrick Freebern, Rob Holcomb, Da...Show More
Single Serving Friends – Ruth A | Episode 45

23:50 | Nov 27th, 2016

Hobbies. Values. Affectations. Signs of any lasting friendship. But when we're kids, it's proximity that makes us best buds. Our most profound friendships are made for next to no reason. The Lapse survives on listener support. Help Kyle make seaso...Show More
Treehouse of Horror – Kyle Gest | Episode 44

18:33 | Oct 30th, 2016

Turn out your lights. Put on your headphones. Welcome, boils and ghouls, to The Lapse SPOOKYTELLING Podcast. It happened to a friend of a friend of mine... Has The Lapse moved you, scared you, given you pause to reflect? Consider supporting Kyle G...Show More
Get the Buck Out – Megan Roberts | Episode 43

16:33 | Oct 2nd, 2016

All Megan has to do is get that godforsaken deer to leave her backyard. Dead or alive. Consider a small monthly donation and keep The Lapse - and Kyle - in production. We're just shy of our next goal at www.patreon.com/thelapse and yet another pat...Show More
Carnival of the Damned – Sire | Episode 42

26:30 | Sep 5th, 2016

A homeless man becomes trapped in a traveling carnival that won't let go. The Lapse survives on listener support. Chat with Kyle, find exclusive content, and keep him running at patreon.com/thelapse. A massive thank you to patrons Jennifer Cherney...Show More
The Lapse Presents: At a Loss for Words

11:07 | Aug 15th, 2016

How do two lovebirds who can't speak the same language, who barely understand one another, somehow manage to hit it off? It's something you and I and everyone you know has used at least once. In this first installment of The Lapse Presents, from f...Show More
With Their Boots On – Andrea Abbate | Episode 41

0:00 | Jul 25th, 2016

"If you wake up and find mommy dead in the morning, you have to promise, promise, promise to take my contacts out." Parents, right? The Lapse is supported by listeners like you. Interact with Kyle and keep The Lapse running at patreon.com/thelapse...Show More
The All Seeing Eye Club – Joe Holmes | Episode 40

26:05 | Jun 27th, 2016

While investigating a series of cryptic flyers, Joe realizes he might have joined a cult. The Lapse is supported by listeners like you. Keep Kyle fed and make this possible at patreon.com/thelapse. Thank you as always to this incredible support fr...Show More
Sorcerer – Jupiter Diego | Episode 39

25:11 | May 22nd, 2016

Jupiter Diego returns with a tale of one public affair's descent into madness. Love, drugs, and naughtiness abound in this one. Love The Lapse? Make a small pledge to support Kyle at patreon.com/thelapse. The show's continued existence hinges on t...Show More
The Devil You Don’t – Shawn Duyette | Episode 38

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2016

Something is wrong. Terribly wrong. Something is wrong with Shawn's friend Steve. Love The Lapse? Kyle relies on your support at patreon.com/thelapse. Super special thanks to this month's executive patrons: Anthony Cantu, Cindy Crijns, Dan Lesser,...Show More
My Fair Lady – Megan Hargraves | Episode 37

17:20 | Mar 28th, 2016

Was Megan being catfished? The simple answer is so rarely simple. Love The Lapse? Support Kyle in his quest for minimum wage at patreon.com/thelapse. Super special thanks to this month's executive patrons: Anthony Cantu, Cindy Crijns, Dan Lesser, ...Show More
Best of The Lapse – Year Two

1:19:13 | Feb 28th, 2016

Undoubtedly the best year in storytelling from The Lapse yet. As much as we could cram into one episode... With updates! If you haven't dipped into the archives, here's your reminder. You're missing out on some fantastic stories. Love The Lapse? ...Show More
Trash Mom – Candice Fox | Episode 36

16:45 | Jan 31st, 2016

Candice Fox grew up with twelve siblings, a houseful of dead birds, and her loveable trash-picking mom. One man's trash is Candice's mom's treasure. Love The Lapse? Help us continue to make the award-winning indie you love at patreon.com/thelapse....Show More
The Envelope Please – Jupiter Diego | Episode 35

15:18 | Jan 1st, 2016

Childhood antics. Adulthood addicts. Jupiter Diego returns for a second story presented without narration. Like The Lapse? We're less than $100 from funding season 3. Help us continue making the show you love at patreon.com/thelapse. This month's ex...Show More
Send in the Clowns – Tom O’Keefe | Episode 34

17:43 | Nov 30th, 2015

All Tom had to do was get the band to the show. Problem? It's '95, it's Insane Clown Posse, and all their fans want his head. Itching for season 3? Make it possible! Support The Lapse for as little as $1 a month at patreon.com/thelapse. This month...Show More
The Greg Reaper – Greg Armstrong | Episode 33

16:40 | Nov 1st, 2015

After witnessing the suicide of a young boy, wherever Greg goes, death seems to follow. This month's executive-level supporters, courtesy patreon.com/thelapse - Dan Lesser, Richard Gwirtz, Cindy Crijns, & Jill Galvez. Support The Lapse for as litt...Show More
Fatal Attractions – Kyle Gest | Episode 32

16:46 | Oct 4th, 2015

BOO! How better to scare your pants off than a trip to the local haunted house? Try playing one of the monsters. Try playing one of the monsters. If you're not prepared to get punched or spat on, this may not be the job for you. It's a SPOOKTACULAR H...Show More
Where’s Violet? – Felisha Martin | Episode 31

22:38 | Sep 6th, 2015

Felisha's mother Violet went missing 22 years ago. No body was ever recovered. Could she really still be out there? Citing a lack of evidence, Violet's case file was suspended indefinitely. How do you a tell a true story when you don't know what t...Show More
Best of The Lapse – Year One

1:11:52 | Aug 2nd, 2015

Some of our very best stories from year one of The Lapse Storytelling Podcast! This compilation stitches major fan faves with some of our personal picks up to February 2015. If you haven't listened to the archives, now's the time to learn what you...Show More
His My Arms – Will Lautzenheiser | Episode 30

29:11 | Jul 12th, 2015

Flesh-eating bacteria. A loss of all four of his limbs. And then? That's when Will's story gets really wild. I could've spoken to Will Lautzenheiser for days. He's a wonderfully insightful, well-spoken guy with an experience that just fascinates o...Show More
My So-Called Fiancé | Episode 29

18:08 | Jun 14th, 2015

When your love for a stranger is enough to bail them out of prison... by pretending to be their bride. Sara is the perfect example of someone who had a story, but didn't quite know how to share it. After our interview, finding these little insight...Show More
The Last Word – Jupiter Diego | Episode 28

14:47 | May 24th, 2015

Death with dignity. An angel of mercy. Assisted suicide. Jupiter Diego's father is a renowned conductor and violinist, a man used to a certain quality of life. But as he's struck terminally ill, as his body is no longer what it was, he seeks the h...Show More
Cool Running – Jennifer Purdie | Episode 27

16:07 | May 3rd, 2015

Sub-zero temps, chest-high mud, and ravenous birds? We're going on an adventure. Jennifer Purdie is on a mission to complete a marathon across all seven continents. But to do that, she'll have to brave the most grueling trek of them all: a seven h...Show More
The Hole In My Sock – Natasha Porter | Episode 26

17:54 | Apr 12th, 2015

How could a hole in your sock mean the end of your life? When you don't actually find one. Natasha Porter was on vacation in Australia when she very was struck with a very unlikely illness. Not one in a hundred, but one in a hundred thousand. She...Show More
The Freshman – Chad Michael | Episode 25

18:09 | Mar 22nd, 2015

You're 13. You're gay. And you're an evangelical Christian. As a shy, slightly effeminate teen, making friends with the other lads isn't easy for Chad Michael. But when his eyes meet the big blues of another church boy, the connection is undeniabl...Show More
Hollywood Sugar Beets – Ryan Uytdewilligen | Episode 24

17:20 | Mar 1st, 2015

Coming of Age. Family Legacies. The Ca-merican Dream. Ryan Uytdewilligen - go on, try and say it - ached for a change of scenery. Silver screens, big city lights, Hollywood nights. But as a third generation farm boy with an increasingly ill family...Show More
Mom | Episode 23

14:04 | Feb 8th, 2015

One year of The Lapse Storytelling Podcast! What better guest than the very first storyteller I ever met? My mother. When you hear of a town named like "Maple Ridge," you might think it remote. Canadian. Peaceful. For both my mum and I, that stere...Show More
Meet My Rapist – Jessie Kahnweiler | Episode 22

23:22 | Jan 18th, 2015

Jessie Kahnweiler had a tough sell: a short satirical comedy about rape. Wait, wait, wait - hear us out. Years ago, in her college years, Jessie was raped. For more than half a decade she'd been trying to tell herself she was okay. Outwardly, that...Show More
I Made This – Kyle Gest | Episode 21

11:13 | Jan 12th, 2015

I, Kyle Gest, have been accused of being both very fortunate and incredibly unlucky. Truth is, without that combination, I may never have started this show. These are the origins of The Lapse Storytelling Podcast. Trigger warning: they're more dram...Show More
Minisode 1 | Monica Hamburg’s Final Date

05:20 | Jan 4th, 2015

How could episode 19's Monica Hamburg POSSIBLY go out with that lunatic again? Find out what happened on her very final date. Spoilers for episode 19's The Force. And if you dig this one, Minisode 2 is available RIGHT NOW at Patreon.com/TheLapse! ...Show More
Depression Quest – Sean Michael Hayes | Episode 20

14:58 | Dec 14th, 2014

Ketamine is a drug largely used in veterinary clinics. Recreationally, it's used to induce an out of body experience. The oft-sought "K-Hole." But Sean Michael Hayes was looking to score for a different reason. He was trying to save his life. Patr...Show More
The Force – Monica Hamburg | Episode 19

11:39 | Nov 23rd, 2014

Impersonating an officer carries up to a two year sentence. But what if you genuinely believed you were one? Monica Hamburg shares what might humbly be described as the Worst. Date. Ever. Support us, get a free audiobook! www.audibletrial.com/thel...Show More
Scenic Route – Gavin Kennedy | Episode 18

14:11 | Nov 3rd, 2014

Two dudes. Two bikes. 11,357 kilometres. What could possibly go wrong? Gavin Kennedy was one of those rare people who made a mad drunken bet and actually stuck to it. He wasn't a cyclist. He hadn't trained for this. But sense be damned: he was bik...Show More
Mocking Bird – Karina Sims | Episode 17

08:38 | Oct 12th, 2014

Kids are beautiful, wonderful, disgusting creatures, aren't they? Dwayne really really likes to spit. He's good at it. Really good. Maybe Guinness World Records good. What does one do with such talent? Evidently, you make archenemies with this wee...Show More
The War Against War – Rosa Del Duca | Episode 16

14:04 | Sep 21st, 2014

Rosa Del Duca joined the U.S. National Guard at seventeen. She'd spend nearly half a decade trying to escape it. This is probably the longest episode we've had since the beginning, but it's bite-sized compared to Rosa's experience as a conscientio...Show More
The Good Guy Defense – George De Young | Episode 15

13:49 | Sep 1st, 2014

George De Young was framed. And the Thai Police were in on it. It's funny, despite this being one of the show's more incredible stories, George has never actually listened to The Lapse. He pitched me on a lark from a Craigslist ad. Even after our ...Show More
Awkward – Marshall Whitlock | Episode 14

11:00 | Aug 16th, 2014

Ah, the pity date. When you just don't have a good enough excuse to say "no." Marshall Whitlock returns to The Lapse with what might be the funniest story we've ever had. Tact. Some got it. Some don't. If you're the cringing type, settle in. It g...Show More
Crew Change – Becka Vees | Episode 13

12:36 | Aug 2nd, 2014

"Where do I download The Crew Change?" You won't find it. Not unless you know someone who knows someone. Not unless you're part of the underground, the cats who ride the rails. The drifters, hobos, and punks that hitch like it's a living. And why ...Show More
The Spy Club – Kyle Gest | Episode 12

10:53 | Jul 20th, 2014

I was an eleven year old Peeping Tom. I loved James Bond. I wanted to be James Bond. Which is why, naturally, I became the founder and president of Spy Club. This is a first for The Lapse, in that this story is by yours truly, Kyle Gest. We'd orig...Show More
Odd Couple – Linda Feuerhelm | Episode 11

10:58 | Jun 30th, 2014

For a while, mum and dad are perfect. Right, even when they're wrong. It's only as we get older that our parents become humanized. People with problems. Linda Feuerhelm should've been too young to have that revelation, but as you'll hear in this week...Show More
Wish I Was A Little Bit Smaller – Emily Levy | Episode 10

12:29 | Jun 15th, 2014

Emily is 6"1'. If that doesn't seem like a big deal, try again. The average Canadian woman is less than 5'4". Emily is taller than 99.6% of all the world's women combined. This is the original, unaired pilot of The Lapse Storytelling Podcast. With...Show More
State of Emergency – Gabriel Bellman | Episode 9

10:32 | Jun 1st, 2014

Gabriel Bellman has witnessed more disasters than any one person rightfully should. Volcanoes, earthquakes, riots, terrorism... Despite hopping around the U.S. from state to state, where Gabriel goes, bad news seems to follow. The strange thing ab...Show More
A Few Loose Screws – Wichita Sims | Episode 8

11:48 | May 18th, 2014

This is, without question, the darkest episode The Lapse has ever aired. Try not to take what I'm about to say as reductive. Because when Wichita Sims underwent treatment for breast cancer, the ingredients were a known quantity: chemo, radiation, ...Show More
Taking My Parents to Burning Man | Episode 7

0:00 | May 5th, 2014

This marks a particularly special episode of The Lapse: two storytellers, one story. Speaking to co-directors Joel Ashton McCarthy and Bryant "Spry Bry" Boesen was a treat. Matthau and Lemon would be proud; they're an Odd Couple in the best sense, ju...Show More
Some Kinda Magic by Christopher James Schuh | Episode 6

10:53 | Apr 19th, 2014

The classic magician is a dying breed. Christopher James Schuh represents a sect of dreamers bent on keeping that tradition alive. Not a relic of vaudevillian past or some Criss Angel special still haunting Spike TV. I've seen the man float a table a...Show More
Stranger Danger by Rob Puittinen | Episode 5

09:49 | Apr 5th, 2014

Like strangers, like dangers, the chance for revenge takes many forms. Ever wish you had another opportunity to reshape that smirk on every childhood bully? Give 'em all a good fistful of knuckles? Rob Puittinen got that opportunity in a way he never...Show More
43 & Pregnant by Lee-Anne Ekland | Episode 4

14:27 | Mar 22nd, 2014

You're pregnant. 43 years old. A 1 in 3 chance your child might have Down Syndrome. Do you follow through? Whatever your belief, understand this: when the hard and fast rules of your life are thrust in front of you, it's impossible not to questio...Show More
Secret Mexican Popstar by Mann Cuevas | Episode 3

14:36 | Mar 9th, 2014

Mann Cuevas is a #1 hit-single popstar. Between you and I? It's a secret. A visit to Manuel's work in Vancouver might net you a free cup of coffee. A step off the plane with Mann in Mexico will likely get you trampled. For everyone who wonders wha...Show More
A Virgin Too Lucky by Marshall Whitlock | Episode 2

11:08 | Feb 23rd, 2014

When you're a virgin, sex for the first time seems impossible. The older you get, the more futile the fantasy. But as the cliche goes, be careful what you wish for. Marshall Whitlock was one virgin too lucky.     This marks the second ep...Show More
The Upside of Cancer by TJ Kelly | Episode 1

16:22 | Feb 9th, 2014

Even cancer has a silver lining, at least when you listen to TJ Kelly's story. With her, the very fist episode of The Lapse is LIVE! I met TJ on a television show, of all things, debuting at the end of March. She's a fabulous, funny lady that'll m...Show More