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Story By Story:
Celebrating the Human Spirit

Story By Story is currently on haitus due to the pandemic.

Word Plays at Proctors is continuing its 15th season on January 30, 2022 at 2pm at Proctors!

Joe Doolittle and Kate Dudding are hosting a TV program about storytelling. This series features stories and storytellers from the region as well as upcoming events. We are very grateful to Channel 17, Town of Colonie Government Station, for taping and editing this show. Broadcast information:

  • Channel 17, Bethlehem Community Network Television Bethlehem
    Tuesdays at 8:30 am

  • Channel 17, Town of Colonie Government Station Colonie, NY
    Early in the month, once a day for a week. See Channel 17 Program Schedule for specific times.

  • Channel 16, Open Stage Media Schenectady County
    Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
    Fridays at 3:00 pm

  • Channel 18, Time Warner Cable most other counties in the Capital District
    First Monday of the month at 12:30 pm

You can watch more stories told during these programs by visiting this page.


Our Most Recent Shows

March 2020 with guests Christie Keegan and Karen Pillsworth talking about Sharing the Fire - the Northeast Storytelling Conference and Festival, at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs, April 3-5.

February 2020 with guest Kent Busman

January 2020 with guest Margaret French

December 2019 with guest Eileen Egan Mack

November 2019 with guest Claire Beetlestone

October 2019 with guest Jeannine Laverty

September 2019 with guest Muriel Horowitz

August 2019 with guest Fran Combs Berger

July 2019 with guest Barbara Palumbo

June 2019 with guest Fran Yardley

May 2019 with guests The Storycrafters

April 2019 with guests Children at the Well staff: Danielle Colin and Marni Gillard

March 2019 with guest Eliud Nieves

February 2019 with guest Alden (Joe) Doolittle

January 2019 with guest Kay Olan

December 2018 with guest Betty Cassidy

November 2018 with guest Sandy Schuman

October 2018 with guest Linda McKenney

September 2018 with guest Claire Nolan

August 2018 with guest Marni Gillard

July 2018 with guest Nancy Marie Payne

June 2018 with guest Kelvin Keraga

May 2018 with guests Suman Joshi and Anne Snyder, members of the Interfaith Story Circle of Albany, Schenectady and Troy

April 2018 with guest Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi

Lorraine tells a folktale from India A Story Not Told, a Song Not Sung.
Lorraine tells an Irish adaptation of a Sufi tale The Squire's Party.

March 2018 with guest Siri Allison discussing her peace making school program

Siri tells The Sloogeh Dog. This is an African story from the Congo, collected by Verna AArdema in her book Tales From the Story Hat.
Siri tells an Aesop fable of The Donkey's Shadow.
Siri tells a story from Ecuador: Esme, Jorge and the Five Eggs. Be sure to listen for the alternate ending!
Siri tells a story The Raja's Son.

February 2018 with guest Christie Keegan

Christie tells Unexpected Christmas Gifts.
Christie tells Boofa Da.

January 2018 with guest Kate Dudding: Gathering Muslim Stories

Kate tells Faatimah's Story.
Kate tells A Muslim Sense of Honor.

December 2017 - Personal Stories

Joe Doolittle tells Everhard Thompson.
Kate Dudding tells The Cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Joe Doolittle tells My First-Born Granddaughter Ellie.
Kate Dudding tells My Grandmother's Funeral.
Kate Dudding tells Her Mother's Love.

November 2017 with guest Kate Danaher

Kate tells The First Irishmen to Set Foot in America at 16:22.
Kate tells The Looking Glass.
Kate tells The Umbrella.

October 2017 with guest Elizabeth Ellis

Elizabeth tells Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Mississippi.
Elizabeth tells Like Meat Loves Salt.

September 2017 with guest Karen Pillsworth

Karen tells The Permanent Record.
Karen tells Towne's First Overnight.

August 2017 with guest Mary Murphy

Mary tells The Wide Mouthed Frog starting at 22:14
Mary tells The Split Dog, starting at 46:42

July 2017 with guest Fran Combs Berger

Fran tells Mary McPhee and the Pooka starting at 15:58
Fran tells My Edinburgh Adventure, starting at 41:01

June 2017 with guest Khalafalla M. Osman

Khalafalla tells The Sheik and the Garden starting at 17:20
Khalafalla tells The Father of Cats, starting at 37:06
Khalafalla raps Fam, starting at 54:56

May 2017 with guest Jeannine Laverty

Jeannine tells The Legend of the Royal Palm, a story from the island now known as Puerto Rico, starting at 14:37
Jeannine tells part of Sikakokuh and the Hunting Dog, collected by Harold Courlander in the book People of the Short Blue Corn: Tales and Legends of the Hopi Indians, starting at 45:55

April 2017 with guest Nancy Marie Payne

Nancy tells How I Came to Dowagiac, part of an historical fiction story, starting at 22:02
Nancy tells Ruslan and Ludmilla, adaptation of the Russian folk tale by Alexander Pushkin, starting at 46:20

March 2017 with guest Kent Busman

Kent tells Truly, Madly, Deeply, a personal story about Kent and Jill's home burning down and then being rebuilt, starting at 17:22
Joe Doolittle tells Kent's Guide Boat, a true story, starting at 52:15

February 2017 with guest Eileen Egan Mack

Eileen tells Manabozho and the Maple Trees, a story of the Anishinabe Tribe from the land around the Great Lakes, starting at 15:13
Eileen tells My Cherry Tree, starting at 24:40
Eileen tells The Loudest Noise in the World, an adaptation of the book by Benjamin Elkin, published in 1954, starting at 42:10

January 2017 with guest Motoko

Motoko tells The Secret of Longevity, starting at 15:08
Motoko tells The Rainy Day, starting at 19:13
Motoko tells The Boundless Strength, starting at 34:36
Motoko tells The Divided Daughter, starting at 49:05

December 2016 with guest Eliud Nieves

Eliud Nieves tells Robert's Angel, starting at 14:48
Eliud Nieves tells Tia Miseria, starting at 41:18
Eliud Nieves tells The Ruby From India, starting at 48:50

November 2016 with guest Sandy Schuman

Sandy Schuman tells Get Happy, starting at 14:58
Sandy Schuman tells The Forgotten Man, starting at 39:00

October 2016 with guest Johanna Shogun re. the Van Schaick Mansion

Alden (Joe) Doolittle tells The Story of Janey McCray, starting at 17:30
Alden (Joe) Doolittle tells The Story That Won the Battle, starting at 42:10

September 2016 with guest Betty Cassidy

Betty Cassidy tells The $100 Bill, starting at 18:22
Betty Cassidy tells The Woman Behind the Glass, starting at 36:29

August 2016 with guest Margaret French

Margaret French tells The First Woman Buyer, starting at 16:55
Margaret French tells My Financial Career, my Stephen Leacock, starting at 47:54

July 2016 with guests The Storycrafters

The Storycrafters tell Heaven and Hell, starting at 23:38
The Storycrafters tell Princess and the Pea Rap, starting at 47:08

June 2016 with guests Alden (Joe) Doolittle and Kate Dudding

Kate Dudding tells My Mother's Piano, starting at 16:50
Kate Dudding tells Larry's Story, starting at 36:35

May 2016 with guest Barbara Palumbo

Barbara Palumbo tells The Professor and the Chauffeur, starting at 16:36
Barbara Palumbo tells A Born Thief, starting at 40:00

April 2016 with guest Marni Gillard

Marni Gillard tells St. Patrick's Teenage Years, starting at 25:38
Marni Gillard tells Our Lady of Guadalupe, starting at 45:30

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