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Speak Up Storytelling

Jun 26, 2020

On episode #98 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!

In our follow up segment, we share emails from listeners and discuss our first Speak Up virtual show. We also discuss upcoming shows and workshops, all online!


  • July 11: Solo show at MOPCO Improv Theater (7:30 PM) (virtual)
  • October 17: Speak Up at The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT


In our Homework for Life segment, Matt talks about a moment that happened just prior to the recording and how to handle it.  

Next we listen to a story by Kat Koppett.

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. Opening with a clear and vivid scene

  2. Lists 

  3. Breaking the rules

  4. Names

  5. Preserving surprise

Next we answer a questions about Hannah Gadsy's comedy special "Nanette" and revealing secrets in stories. 

Lastly, we each offer a recommendation. 



  • Schitt's Creek (television show)



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