Confabulation

Confabulation

By Confabulation
Confabulation is a celebration of true-life stories, shared by the people that lived them. Curated from our live shows across Canada, in Montreal, Toronto and Victoria, the podcast brings some of our favourite stories to a wider audience — as well as a larger thematic exploration of the ideas these stories bring up. It’s hard to say exactly where any one episode will take us, but each will be crafted around the story, the storyteller, and the essence of why we tell tales in the first place. Confabulation. Stories, true as we can tell them.
#36 • Rita Chand
This week, we have a story from Rita Chand. She told this story in Victoria in February, 2017. Our theme that night was Good Date/Bad Date — stories of hooking up, making matches …and um failing to do so We also speak to New York-based journalist and author Emily Witt. She’s the author of Future Sex and Nollywood. She tweets as embot. We also also spoke to Montreal filmmaker Adam Reider, who’s upcoming horror project is Woodland Grey. You can also find him, and presumably be set-up by him, on Facebook.
37:06
December 18, 2017
#35 • Telia Nevile (Season 2, Episode 4)
This week, we have a story from Telia Nevile, a writer, performer, photographer and poet. She told this story during our special event at the 2017 Montreal Fringe Festival. Our theme that night was On the Edge — stories of the outer limits, and beyond. You can follow Telia on twitter here for more on her upcoming work. We also speak to Montreal author Guillaume Morissette — definitely also follow him on twitter. His two books are The Original Face and New Tab. We also also speak to Confabulation co-producer, Nisha Coleman. Her first book is Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris. On Twitter, she’s @nishacoleman. We also talk to lots of people — including Matt’s Dad, who has neither twitter nor a website, but may have an Instagram, Matt just doesn’t want to know.
25:56
November 14, 2017
#34 • Amy Preston-Samson (Season 2, Episode 3)
The Witches by Amy Preston-Samson This week, we have a story from Amy Preston-Samson, PhD candidate and first-time storyteller. She told this story for the 6th anniversary of Confabulation Montreal. Our theme that night was, Now we are six — stories of childhoods lost and found. Amy developed this story after working in a group workshop which inspired Montreal’s own Confab Story lab. If you’re interested in taking a public workshop, you can get more info here. This episode also featured Bonnie Harnden – she’s an Associate Professor and practicum coordinator, in Drama Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia University in Montreal.
43:05
October 23, 2017
#33 • Sage Tyrtle (Season 2, Episode 2)
This week, we hear a story from Sage Tyrtle – a Toronto-based storyteller, writer and performer. She’s the host and producer of High Stakes Storytelling — check out their podcast too. Sage originally told this story in Toronto, at our very first Confabulation. The theme was only fitting: Firsts. We’ve found the following to be really great resources for leaning about homelessness in Canada. The Homeless Hub Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness We’ll update this list as we get more suggestions. Join the conversation on our Facebook page.
33:56
October 6, 2017
#32 • Sophie Post-Croteau (Season 2, Episode 1)
Welcome back to Confabulation the podcast – this is the first episode of our relaunch. Expect stories, interviews and more from all three cities. This week, we hear a story from Sophie Post-Croteau – a Montreal-based storyteller, writer and performer. She told this story in June 2017 – for Confabulation presents: On the Edge. Here’s a TED talk from Susan Pinker — in it she talks about some of the ideas from The Village Effect. The Kidney Foundation of Canada can be found at the best domain ever: www.kidney.ca
38:25
September 27, 2017
Season 2 is coming!
Hey all – Confabulation the podcast is BACK! Well, tomorrow. This is a brand new tradition – a monthly digest of our upcoming shows: Confabulation Montreal presents: DISCOVERY — Stories of creativity, innovation, and breakthroughs of all kinds September 30th, 2017 Phi Centre – 407, rue Saint-Pierre | $15 Confabulation Toronto presents: MASQUERADE — Stories of disguise, mistaken-identity, mystery and ghoulish intrigue October 4th in Toronto Burdock – 1184 Bloor Street West | $10 Confabulation Victoria presents: BACK FROM THE DEAD — Stories of rebirth, reanimation, and near death experiences October 18th, 2017 Victoria Event Centre – 1415 Broad Street | $10
01:53
September 26, 2017
#30 • Michele Luchs (Season 1)
For Confabulation’s 5th Anniversary on May 2nd, 2015, we had a night filled with Montreal Stories — stories that could only happen there, that remind us why we love that city, or that just feel like that place. An homage to the city where Confabulation dug it’s roots. This week we bring you a story from Michele Luchs, who shared a rather unique experience exploring Montreal, with one goal in mind.
23:36
June 5, 2015
#29 • Cassandra Togneri (Season 1)
For Confabulation’s 5th Anniversary on May 2nd, 2015, we had a night filled with Montreal Stories — stories that could only happen here, that remind us why we love this city, or that just feel like this place. An homage to the city where Confabulation dug it’s roots. This week on the show we bring one of those stories, shared by Cassandra Togneri.
24:38
May 24, 2015
#28 • Raeven Geist-Deschamps (Season 1)
This week we bring you a story and interview from Confabulation co-producer Raeven Geist-Deschamps. This story is from August 2014’s Down to the Wire, where Raeven shares her experience with hunting, and possums. Also in this podcast, Raeven shares her experiences working on Confabulation, and what it means to tell a story.
19:02
May 9, 2015
#27 • Lexi Moscovitch (Season 1)
This week on the podcast we bring you a story from Lexi Moscovitch, about her, and her mother’s bizarre experience with a silver snake ring, and the person who claimed it was her own. This week’s story is from April 2015’s April Fish – Stories of tricks, traps, and getting hooked.
26:05
May 1, 2015
#26 • The Shortest Story 5, Part Two (Season 1)
For the fifth year in a row, we’re excited to bring you our night of all-true short stories, as Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, our annual Nuit Blanche event in Montreal. Last year we had thirty-two short stories, this year we bring you more than thirty-four short stories! This week on the podcast we bring you Part One of The Shortest Story 5, featuring stories from: Paul Aflalo, Nisha Coleman, Jaymie Metivier, Jennifer Ansell-Clark, Brad Kane, Carole Tenbrick, Lorne Budman, Meags Fitzgerald, Trevor Kjorlien, Inga Knoth,Alanah Heffez, Britt Dash, Chris O’Brey, David Tabakow, Dominique Blain, Jeff Gandell, Al Lafrance
49:55
April 18, 2015
#25 • The Shortest Story 5, Part One (Season 1)
For the fifth year in a row, we’re excited to bring you our night of all-true short stories, as Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, our annual Nuit Blanche event in Montreal. Last year we had thirty-two short stories, this year we bring you more than thirty-four short stories! This week on the podcast we bring you Part One of The Shortest Story 5, featuring stories from: Matt Goldberg, Claire Grady-Smith, Alex Brown, Keith Waterfield, Vance Gillis, Jane Martin, Josh Budman, Sarah Stupar, Sarah Ma, Jean-Marc LeBlanc, Allie Weigh, Tessa Brown, Meredith Lingerfelt, Darren Schilling, Julia Hancock-Song, Joe Conto & Al Lafrance.
47:05
April 11, 2015
#24 • Dmitri Vitaliev (Season 1)
This week we bring you a story from Dmitri Vitaliev, he is a journalist, and also the founder of Equalit, a company that develops open and reusable systems with a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. This story is from October 2011’s Scares and Scars Redux.
13:05
March 27, 2015
#23 • Joe Conto (Season 1)
Improviser, teacher and storyteller Joe Conto shares this story of early love(s), and the allure of authority. From February 2014’s I Put a Spell on You.
15:32
January 26, 2015
#22 • Sage Tyrtle (Season 1)
This week, Toronto-based storyteller, Sage Tyrtle, shares this story of facing the call of the wild, and learning what we’re really ready for. From November 2013’s Saving our Planet, Saving Ourselves.
16:23
January 17, 2015
#21 • Stéphanie Morin-Robert (Season 1)
In this week’s podcast, Montreal based dancer, choreographer and podcaster Stéphanie Morin-Robert shares this story of learning to be a parent, and caregiver to a young boy. From April 2014’s Confabulation presents Lies My Parents Told Me. Be sure to see Stéphanie in For Body and Light presents Coming and Going, on stage at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre, as part of the 2015 edition of the Wildside Festival!
14:10
January 7, 2015
#20 • Andrew Zadel (Season 1)
In this week’s podcast, Andrew Zadel shares the story of his grandparents journey to a new home in Canada, and his own journey back to his roots. From 2011’s Confabulation presents: Tell the Family
22:32
December 20, 2014
#19 • Raeven Geist-Deschamps
This week we hear from Confabulation co-producer, Raeven-Geist Deschamps. In this, her first Confabulation story, Raeven shares a transcendental familial experience – and the limits of that single moment. From April 2014’s Confabulation presents: Lies My Parents Told Me.
12:59
December 13, 2014
#18 • Michele Luchs (Season 1)
This week, we bring you a story from Michele Luchs that reminds us that, yeah: sometimes, you should just drop what you’re doing, and go see a doctor. Right away. Like now. And do your utmost from not letting anyone stop you. From October 2014’s Confabulation presents: Bad Medicine.
13:07
December 5, 2014
#17 • Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa
Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa shares the story of her family’s cottage and the people, the manners and the monsters that live there. Also, the best way to defend against the Pope. From April 2014’s Confabulation presents: Lies my Parents Told Me.
09:56
November 17, 2014
#16 • Asaf Gerchak (Season 1)
Comedian Asaf Gerchak tells a story about summer camp, pop music and the horrors that connect them. Also, raccoons. From October 2011’s Confabulation presents: Kids Stuff.
16:11
November 7, 2014
#15 • Nisha Coleman
This week’s story is by Nisha Coleman, and was told at April 2014’s Lies My Parents Told Me. Both hilarious and deeply personal, this exploration of her relationship with her father is perhaps the most perfectly themed story ever, and a sober reflection on how our relationships transform. For more information about Confabulation, check out our website at http://www.confabulationmontreal.com.
13:16
October 31, 2014
#14 • Al Lafrance (Season 1)
This week, we bring you a story from Al Lafrance, who is gearing up for the Canadian FRINGE Festival circuit, with his new show The Quitter! He’ll be kicking of his tour at the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival. Al is also the founder of Bloody Underrated, and co-founder of Solos, an annual festival that celebrates solo creations in theatre.
12:13
May 12, 2014
#13 • The Shortest Story 4, Part 2 (Season 1)
Each year on Nuit Blanche in Montreal, Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, a night of two minute short stories. This year we brought you thirty-one short stories! On this week’s podcast you’ll hear the second half of the night, with stories from: Matt Goldberg, Andrew Zadel, Catherine Sargent, Stephen Trepanier, Cameryn Moore, Florian Prat-Vincent, Daniel Carin, Tessa Brown, Jennifer Ansell-Clarke, Joel Fishbane write-in story, Paul Van Den Boom, Gina Freeman, Marc Rowland, Tali Brady, Daniel Marcella, Nisha Coleman, Britt Dash, and Gerard Harris.
1:00:45
April 27, 2014
#12 • The Shortest Story 4, Part 1 (Season 1)
Each year on Nuit Blanche in Montreal, Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, a night of two minute short stories. This year we brought you thirty-one short stories! On this week’s podcast you’ll hear the first half of the night, with stories from: Matt Goldberg, Vance Gillis, Emily Carlstrom, Deborah Van Slet, Lorne Budman, Katherine Turnbull, Allison Anja, Josh Budman, Francois Messier, Cassandra Togliari, Vanessa Kneale, Kyle Allatt, Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa, Michele Luchs, and Sarah Deshaies.
40:26
April 18, 2014
#11 • The Balding (Season 1)
Recorded in May 2013, this interview with storyteller, performer, writer and improvisor Jeff Gandell, who premiered is show The Balding at the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival, last summer. This coming week, Jeff is remounting The Balding at MainLine Theatre in Montreal, so we resurrected this interview, where in which Confabulation‘s Matt Goldberg discusses the many aspects of storytelling with Jeff.
30:09
March 17, 2014
#10 • Carpe Cana (Season 1)
This week, Joe Conto shares a story of contrasts. Rich and poor. Good and evil. Chef and server. Decorative swans and butter ducks. From November 2011’s Confabulation presents: Turning Points.
14:02
February 28, 2014
#9 • Call of the Wild (Season 1)
Toronto storyteller Sage Tyrtle shares this story of the dangers just beyond the safe sounds of our streets.
15:33
January 31, 2014
#8 • Gran on the Run (Season 1)
A classic Confabulation story from Adam Halpert — one of our favourites of all time.
13:49
January 25, 2014
#7 • Dodgeball of Destiny (Season 1)
Montreal based performer Stephanie Robert shares a story of child’s play and child’s peril. She also stops by for a brief interview about creating  Me, Myself and I — a new, autobiographical show about her life, her eye, and her family, playing at Mainline Theatre in Montreal – 3997 St-Laurent (just below Duluth). Schedule: Wednesday 22 January 2014 at 8pm Thursday 23 January 2014 at 8pm Friday 24 January 2014 at 8pm Saturday 25 January 2014 at 4pm & 8pm
26:31
January 17, 2014
#6 • Music is Life (Season 1)
Storyteller, and person of note, Jennifer Ansell-Clark, returns with a story about life, living and Genesis. The band. Not the book.
11:38
January 10, 2014
#5 • I Want What He’s Having (Season 1)
I Want What He’s Having — Matt Goldberg — Confabulation: the Podcast kicks off its re-birth with a classic Christmas story of brotherly holiday covetousness from our own host and producer, Matt Goldberg. Choreographer and generally classy person Stephanie Robert drops by to interview Matt about storytelling.
22:19
January 3, 2014
#4 • The Shortest Story 3, Part Two (Season 1)
Just this past March, Confabulation presented its third annual shortest story event, showcasing true life stories that were two minutes or less. The show was such a hit, we’ve decided to bring you the full recording of the night, over two podcasts. This is part two of Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, 2013 edition.
37:35
April 20, 2013
#3 • The Shortest Story 3, Part One ((Season 1)
Just this past March, Confabulation presented its third annual shortest story event, showcasing true life stories that were two minutes or less. The show was such a hit, we’ve decided to bring you the full recording of the night, over the next two podcasts. This is part one of Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, 2013 edition.
27:19
April 6, 2013
#2 • Katherine Hanz (Season 1)
In this episode, Matt talks with Katherine Hanz — academic librarian at McGill University. They revisit the story Kat told two years ago at Confabulation presents: Family. Kat’s story weaves together her family history with her own, and the interview explores this delicate interplay, the challenge of authenticity when sharing a story, and some other surprising topics. Or at least one really unexpected one. Music from Bent by Elephants and Gabrielle Papillion; two artists you need to check out.
43:14
February 17, 2013
#1 • Taylor Tower
In this episode, Matt talks with Taylor Tower — a Montreal-based storyteller and writer, and Confabulation favourite. They talk storytelling technique, preparation and what we mean exactly about truth in storytelling. Featuring Taylor’s most recent story, recorded at November’s Confabulation presents: Defiance. Music from Reversing Falls was featured in this podcast, stay tuned for their new album coming soon!
40:07
January 28, 2013
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