And Thereby Hangs A Tale

And Thereby Hangs A Tale
Adam asks people to tell him their most interesting story.

12. Bill’s Intense Feeling of Wrongness.
Oct 31, 2018 • 46 min
Crime reporter Bill Dunphy (Hamilton Spectator, Toronto Sun) tells Adam of a murder, but that’s only one part of the story. This month’s tale is about two lives lost, the police who fail the mentally ill, and how stories like this just keep happening.
11. Beth Birthed.
Sep 30, 2018 • 86 min
Adam’s It’s Just A Show co-host Dr. Beth swings by Thereby to talk about motherhood, teen snobbery, and doula pregnancy coaches.
10. Mikaela is a One-Woman Dynamo.
Aug 31, 2018 • 33 min
Actor-producer Mikaela Dyke sits down with Adam to discuss the conception and production of her one-woman show, Dying Hard.
9. Seamus Got Busy Livin’.
Jul 31, 2018 • 27 min
Author Seamus Heffernan (Napalm Hearts) swings by Thereby to tell Adam about post-divorce life and how it fuelled him to write his novel.
8. Juanita Wrestles Romance and the Woman Always Wins.
Jun 29, 2018 • 36 min
Author Juanita Critch (In the Boss’ Bed, Eye of the Beholder) tells Adam how she got her start as an author by writing romance. Wrestling romance fanfic. Specifically, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wrestling romance fanfic. She tells Adam about writing, not…
7. Sarah Put Dave on Ice.
May 31, 2018 • 24 min
She’s a comedian. She’s a painter. She’s a cartoonist. She’s Sarah Walsh and she can’t wait to tell you why she has a guinea pig in her freezer. Plus, Adam has two movie recommendations on the topic of dead pets. Not as depressing as it sounds!
6. Jordan Was A Pumpkinhead.
Apr 30, 2018 • 26 min
Comedian and podcaster Jordan Scherer joins Adam to tell a few stories about how being a cringey youth caused him to make a girl cry, insult anyone who wasn’t an atheist, and use middle fingers with wild abandon. Adam, no stranger to a cringey past,…
5. Jessica is Not “Spiritual”.
Mar 30, 2018 • 20 min
Jessica Ritchey (critic and essayist for, tells us of growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness in North Carolina, the pains of disfellowshipping, and how Big Bird became her God-killer.
2. Harrison Had a Headache.
Dec 27, 2017 • 35 min
Harrison Wheeler tells Adam of a mystery flu that left doctors baffled. The real symptoms went undiagnosed for months. As his health worsened, doctors had no choice but place Harrison in a coma.
1. Jen Wrote for a Fake Magazine.
Oct 31, 2017 • 20 min
Jen Reeves gives Adam the inside scoop on writing for a non-existent magazine, reporting sexual harassment, and how her fictitious career in journalism saw her rubbing shoulders with the most powerful political leaders of North America (yes, even…
0. Coming Soon.
Oct 19, 2017 • 1 min
Coming soon! And Thereby Hangs A Tale, in which people tell Adam their most interesting stories. Stories like: How I spent a chunk of my 20s in a coma; I’ve had a guinea pig in my freezer for a month; and, I was sent to the G20 for a magazine that didn’t…
And Thereby Hangs A Tale Episode Guide.
Oct 1, 2017