Bring Your Own

Periodically on All Things New Orleans, and Biweekly on WWNO.org

 

Founded in March 2012, Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the New Orleans community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. Stories are told live, unscripted and true to the teller. Storytellers volunteer prior to the event and are judged by three anonymous audience members to determine a winner, whose story is later produced for radio and podcast play. Winners subsequently choose the next month’s theme.

As a nomadic organization, events rotate and put previously unknown, underutilized and private spaces on the public map. Each event takes on the character of its environment; the success of the night is as much about the tone as it is about the stories that are told.

BYO serves as a hub and community for writers, filmmakers, radio makers and photographers, where everyone leaves their premiere artistry behind and dives into a medium that lies at the core of all art forms. Whether you ask a screenwriter, a reporter or a photojournalist, the piece at the heart of each of these crafts is a good story.

The best stories are produced by a team of local producers for on-air and online distribution. BYO is broadcast on All Things New Orleans, and as a biweekly podcast on wwno.org

Bring Your Own is a production of Laine Kaplan-Levenson, Liam Daniel Pierce, and Nina Feldman. email them at bringyourownstories@gmail.com.

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Bring Your Own
10:51 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Myrtle & Malpa'

Aubrey and her 'Greek Nana', Malpa Shuris, in her front yard in California.
Credit Aubrey Edwards

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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Bring Your Own
8:19 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Library Runaway'

Letterpress image of woman reading by Sophie Lucido Johnson
Credit Sophie Lucido Johnson

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

On May 2 you can vote on future funding for the public library system in New Orleans. It's called a Millage Proposition.

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Bring Your Own
5:42 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Celine Experience'

Riot Mueller goes through the highs and lows of seeing her all time favorite musician in concert for the first time.
Credit Jess Pinkham / Bring Your Own

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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Bring Your Own
9:43 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Pray Fast'

Evidence that Eve Troeh did indeed run track... even if there are no medals.
Credit Eve Troeh / WWNO

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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Bring Your Own
5:37 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'A Big Deal'

James and his dad.

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This story was told at the winners circle edition on February 26, 2015 at the Broad Theater. The theme of the evening was “Can of Worms,” and James Hamilton recalled how the D.A.R.E program kept him off drugs…until it didn’t.

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Bring Your Own
8:04 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Royal Dukes Of Rhythm At Lincoln Beach'

Drummers at the funeral of jazz legend Danny Barker. They include Louis Cottrell, (great-grandson of New Orleans' innovative drumming pioneer, Louis Cottrell, Sr. and grandson of New Orleans clarinetist Louis Cottrell, Jr.) of the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, far right; Louis "Bicycle Lewie" Lederman of the Down & Dirty Brass band, second from right.
Credit Infrogmation / Wikimedia Commons

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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Bring Your Own
8:37 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Hello Dolly'

A "makeover" at the American Girl doll store, just like Katie's old stomping ground...
Credit Jon Fisher / flickr.com

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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Bring Your Own
5:43 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Too Much, Too Little, Too Late'

Taiwanese beef noodle soup.
Credit Jpatokal / Wikimedia Commons

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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Bring Your Own
11:07 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Broken Promises'

Jesse Hardman (left) and his cousin Colin (right). Colin served as Yao Ming's translator for many years, which is how Jesse found himself with Ming...and Fishburne...
Credit Jesse Hardman / WWNO

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on wwno.org.

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Bring Your Own
4:24 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Bring Your Own Presents: 'A First For Vegas'

Proof that the night Riot recounts in this story DOES exist.
Credit Riot Mueller

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

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