7 minute stories

a lot can happen in 7 minutes...

storyteller aaron calafato uses 7 minute vignettes to share his memories, explore his psyche and attempt to make sense of the world.

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s2 e39: season finale: the prayer

| s:2 e:39

at some point in most of our lives, we have this conversation with the unknown.

talk to you in september for season 3 of 7 minute stories!

story created & performed by: aaron calafato

audio production: ken wendt

original art: pete whitehead

additional vocals: cori birce

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s2 e38: prejudice against italians?

7 minute stories | s:2 e:38
an unexpected visitor came to my house on a sunday afternoon and you won't believe what he said....
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s2 e37: say anything w/ cori birce

7 minute stories | s:2 e:37
this week, my fiancé cori birce gives her take on the classic movie say anything....
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s2 e36: the toxic decades w/ rob montague

7 minute stories | s:2 e:36
a continuation of last week's story. this week, filmmaker rob montague talks about the toxic elements of 80s and 90s pop culture....
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s2 e35: she looked like alicia keys

7 minute stories | s:2 e:35
i've always considered myself a romantic but how much of this quality is truly my own?...
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calfato’s storytelling style has been compared to that of monologist spalding gray and radio legend jean shepard. his background and experience in radio, theatre, and television all play a role in the making of this show.

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wwii fighter ace bud anderson, in his own words

in this second half of his two-part interview, col. anderson describes how and why he joined the air force, his training, his appreciation for his squadron, and more. col. clarence (bud) emil anderson served during world war ii, and is a triple-ace fighter pilot. he’s the highest-scoring living american fighter ace and the 10th highest-scoring mustang ace of all time.

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the team

aaron calafato

the host
aaron's primary form of expression is that of a storyteller. his monologues, stories, and events have been screened and staged over 150 times in 20 states.

ken wendt

audio production
dr. ken wendt teaches courses in music technology at cwru and owns a production company, filmmyart.com, specializing in both professional video and audio.

pete whitehead

original art
pete has been interested in creating images and telling stories ever since he was a little guy. he went to rhode island school of design and majored in “old school” illustration but has thoroughly embraced and meshed the digital world into his work over the years.

cori birce

cori is the glue that keeps the podcast together. she helps coordinate & produce episodes, voices the intros and outros of every episode, and also handles pr and media relations on behalf of the podcast.