Confabulation

Confabulation

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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?


#39: Rules and Identity
Nov 6 • 23 min
Hey Confab fans! This week, we have stories from Confabulation regular Taylor Tower and first time storyteller, Christina Mignacca. Both stories explore the complex relationship between rules and identity.Taylor’s story is from…
#38: Perspectives
Oct 24 • 26 min
We’re back! A new season begins with two new stories!
#37: Manoosh Valipour
Oct 18 • 13 min
Manoosh Valipour’s story of life in Iran, from 2019’s Confabulation: Rites of Passage
#36 • Rita Chand
Dec 18, 2017 • 37 min
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 soWe also speak to New York-based journalist and…
#35 • Telia Nevile
Nov 14, 2017 • 25 min
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…
#34 • Amy Preston-Samson (Season 2, Episode 3)
Oct 23, 2017 • 43 min
The Witches by Amy Preston-SamsonThis 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…
#33 • Sage Tyrtle (Season 2, Episode 2)
Oct 5, 2017 • 34 min
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…
#32 • Sophie Post-Croteau (Season 2, Episode 1)
Sep 27, 2017 • 38 min
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…
Season 2 is coming!
Sep 26, 2017 • 1 min
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 kindsSeptember…
#30 • Michele Luchs (Season 1)
Jun 5, 2015 • 23 min
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…
#29 • Cassandra Togneri (Season 1)
May 23, 2015 • 24 min
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…
#28 • Raeven Geist-Deschamps (Season 1)
May 8, 2015 • 19 min
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…
#27 • Lexi Moscovitch (Season 1)
May 1, 2015 • 26 min
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,…
#26 • The Shortest Story 5, Part Two (Season 1)
Apr 18, 2015 • 49 min
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…
#25 • The Shortest Story 5, Part One (Season 1)
Apr 10, 2015 • 47 min
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…
#24 • Dmitri Vitaliev (Season 1)
Mar 27, 2015 • 13 min
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…
#23 • Joe Conto (Season 1)
Jan 26, 2015 • 15 min
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.
#22 • Sage Tyrtle (Season 1)
Jan 17, 2015 • 16 min
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.
#21 • Stéphanie Morin-Robert (Season 1)
Jan 7, 2015 • 14 min
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…
#20 • Andrew Zadel (Season 1)
Dec 19, 2014 • 22 min
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
#19 • Raeven Geist-Deschamps
Dec 13, 2014 • 12 min
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…
#18 • Michele Luchs (Season 1)
Dec 5, 2014 • 13 min
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…
#17 • Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa
Nov 17, 2014 • 9 min
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.
#16 • Asaf Gerchak (Season 1)
Nov 7, 2014 • 16 min
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.
#15 • Nisha Coleman
Oct 31, 2014 • 13 min
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…
#14 • Al Lafrance (Season 1)
May 11, 2014 • 12 min
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…
#13 • The Shortest Story 4, Part 2 (Season 1)
Apr 27, 2014 • 60 min
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…
#12 • The Shortest Story 4, Part 1 (Season 1)
Apr 18, 2014 • 40 min
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…
#11 • The Balding (Season 1)
Mar 17, 2014 • 30 min
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…
#10 • Carpe Cana (Season 1)
Feb 28, 2014 • 14 min
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.
#9 • Call of the Wild (Season 1)
Jan 31, 2014 • 15 min
Toronto storyteller Sage Tyrtle shares this story of the dangers just beyond the safe sounds of our streets.
#8 • Gran on the Run (Season 1)
Jan 24, 2014 • 13 min
A classic Confabulation story from Adam Halpert — one of our favourites of all time.
#7 • Dodgeball of Destiny (Season 1)
Jan 17, 2014 • 26 min
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…
#6 • Music is Life (Season 1)
Jan 10, 2014 • 11 min
Storyteller, and person of note, Jennifer Ansell-Clark, returns with a story about life, living and Genesis. The band. Not the book.
#5 • I Want What He’s Having (Season 1)
Jan 3, 2014 • 22 min
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…
#4 • The Shortest Story 3, Part Two (Season 1)
Apr 20, 2013 • 37 min
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…
#3 • The Shortest Story 3, Part One ((Season 1)
Apr 6, 2013 • 27 min
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…
#2 • Katherine Hanz (Season 1)
Feb 17, 2013 • 51 min
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…
#1 • Taylor Tower
Jan 27, 2013 • 40 min
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,…