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Storyteller Almanac

Storyteller Almanac

By Mike Thomas
Slices of life relevant to the human spirit, culture and heritage.
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Storyteller Almanac

The Father Of Miami
This episode talks of a man who bolstered the state of Florida dramatically over the years. No, it's not Walt Disney. It was another man who even had a whole county named after him. It's presented in the "Paul Harvey / Rest Of The Story" Format. In other words, ya' gotta stick with me till the end to figure out who the heck we're talking about.:)
June 15, 2021
The Colonel's Best Student
Presented in the "... Rest Of The Story / Paul Harvey ..." format, this episode speaks of a fairly well known American folk hero who created a business that's still very much around today that most of us have partaken in. 
June 8, 2021
A Soldier's Last Waltz
A special Memorial Day 2021 Episode. This is a story about a song I wrote a few years back. It's based on truth about someone who never returned to America after being sent to Korea to fight in the war there back in the 1950's. 
May 31, 2021
Another famous person in American history - a fun loving guy who loved kids and they loved him. Presented in the "Rest Of The Story / Paul Harvey" format. In other words, ya' gotta stick around till the end to figure out who or what I'm talking about ;).
May 25, 2021
This episode is quite different than all the others so far. It's a story. A story I wrote many years ago. It has emotions, music, highs and lows. It's sort of like a modern day version of an old fashioned radio program where they used to tell stories that carried you through till the end. It's about 25 minutes long. The grand finale has a very emotional ending you'll wanna make sure you stay and listen to. Enjoy!
May 18, 2021
He Just Wouldn't Quit
This episode is presented in the "Rest Of The Story" format about a famous man in U.S. History who just wouldn't quit no matter what the odds were stacked against him.
May 11, 2021
Stoneface - The Old Man Of The Mountains
The Great Stoneface or "Old Man Of The Mountains" as it's officially called remains the State Seal of New Hampshire. This is a story in tribute to old Stoneface as it crumbled and fell of the side of The White Mountains of New Hampshire back in May of 2003 after residing there for over 25,000 years. Give a listen :)
May 4, 2021
Richard B.
This episode called, "Richard B." is about a famous celebrity. But this story goes beyond his celebrity and tells a story of a contribution he made to American History and Society some years ago - that's still meaningful and poignant today.
April 27, 2021
"Path Of Heart - A New Solo Piano Album!
Along with being a podcaster, my other two professions and passions in life are photography and music. I've been a musician / keyboard player since I was 4 years old. This new album, "Path Of Heart" is my latest endeavor in my writing / recording / performing life. It's basically a solo piano project with some strings in there for depth and feeling. Check it out...
April 20, 2021
The Musical Minister
This man became better known for his service and dedication to children everywhere versus his ministry and/or music. Tune in to find out who I'm talking about :).
April 13, 2021
Lonzo Green
Presented in the Paul Harvey - "Rest Of The Story" format, listen to this story about an old country music singer / musician who befriended a little kid from 'the wrong side of the tracks' in Tennessee one time. But that little kid turned out to be .... well .... you'll just have to listen to the podcast to find out ;).
April 6, 2021
Salute In The Rain
This episode is dedicated to all Vietnam Veterans one day after March 29th, 2021 -  "National Vietnam War Veterans Day."
March 30, 2021
Too Much Of A Flag Waiver
Hear how a very popular old American tune was almost  never heard because certain people thought it was too much of a "flag Waiver." This one is presented in the 'Paul Harvey'  "....Rest Of The Story....." format.
March 23, 2021
The Hometown Museum
A conversation with Kaye Malins from Marceline, MO. Kaye knew both Walt and Roy Disney. She lives in the house where Walt and Roy lived and spent a good portion of their childhood growing up. You may have heard or read stories and articles about Walt Disney. But Kaye offers a very unique perspective on the subject as she not only knew Walt and brother Roy, but she was actually sought out and hired by the Disney brothers to work at DisneyLAND in California. Well worth the listen especially if you’re a Disney fan or a Disney Cast Zmember!
March 16, 2021
“Piper” is a story about a trip I made to Canada when I was about 12 years old. It was an adventure that, even though I didn’t know it at the time, would be life changing and impact my later adult life. One of my favorite songs I’ve ever written came out of this. The song is played towards the end of the episode so please hang in until then
March 9, 2021
“Frank” is presented in the mystery style or “...Rest Of The Story...” (Paul Harvey) format. Believe me, you’ll know who Frank is by the end of the episode. but you gotta listen until the end!
March 2, 2021
Believe: A Quest For Peace
This episode is a bit different. I speak of a song I wrote, recorded and produced a few years back about the search for peace. A majestic sounding epic, this is the song I’m most proud of that I’ve written Thus far.
February 23, 2021
Never Give Up
This episode is presented as a little mystery or if you will, in the style of the famous newscaster Paul Harvey type of storytelling: “The Rest Of The Story.” Listen to the end of this short podcast episode to find out who I’m talking about 😜. 
February 17, 2021
The Coastal Chronicles
A conversation with author Rebekah Lyn. An old friend, Rebekah has authored and published over a half dozen novels thus far. A spiritual based author (and Christian human being), Rebekah gives insight and basis for her writings. For more info about Renekah Kyn and where to find her books, navigate to: HERE 
February 10, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: “Vivacity” - A Conversation With Heather Thorn
An in depth. Interview with musician, performer, actress Heather Thorn.
February 6, 2021
“Dan The Man”
A conversation with mr. Dan Mitchell. Dab‘s vast experienced with the homelessness issues in America make for a unique pint of view interview. But he also talks about his own life’s experiences. All in all, a good 35 minute chat!
February 3, 2021
Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden
A story from my childhood about a special, old rose garden I visited as a kid. But it’s not the type of rose garden you’re thinking. Listen until the end and you’ll understand.
January 27, 2021
The Grand Marshall Picker
A conversation with Dean Gaschler, the Grand Marshall Coordinator (retired) for the daily afternoon parade at The Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Florida. A light hearted yet slightly in depth interview about Dean’s adventures and memories spanning his 22 year career with The Walt Disney Company.
January 20, 2021
“And Now You Know ... The Rest Of The Story”, Paul Harvey type episode.
January 12, 2021
Storyteller Almanac Promo Podcast
A basic explanation or outline of what Storyteller Almanac Podcast is all about.
January 8, 2021