ROC Soup

Storytelling sharing events in the lives of 'everyday' Rochesterians as well as the city's legends, folklore, and history. Stories bring us closer together. They connect us to people we may have never otherwise met. They can make us stronger as a community. And everyone has stories they can throw in the pot! Get to know your neighbors, the history of our city, and some pretty cool stories with ROC Soup.

Past Episodes

  • ROC Soup Episode IDK 1.4.2020 Aired: Saturday, January 4, 2020

    Several stories and tunes, including some Shirley Jackson and traditional Japanese and Italian tales - plus tunes from Kid Dakota, Chance McCoy, and more

  • ROC Soup Episode 151 2.23.19 Aired: Saturday, February 23, 2019

    Welcome my first guests in quite a while - Didrik Söderström and Matt Frost of the Hnossa Project! Plus a tale from Norway (Farmer Weatherbeard) and a Punch Brothers tune.

  • Roc Soup Episode 147 1.26.19 Aired: Saturday, January 26, 2019

    A couple of twisty tales from classic authors (The Schartz-Metterklume Method and The Sea of Lost Time) and some great tunes.

  • ROC Soup Episode 136 11.3.18 Aired: Saturday, November 3, 2018

    Supersized!  The end of the creepy story stretch - with the conclusion of Some Letters for Ove Lindstrom , The Witch, and The Mirror, the Bucket, and the Old Thigh Bone. Plus music by Neko Case and Okkervil River

  • ROC Soup Episode 135 10.27.18 Aired: Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Creepy stories right before Halloween and closing out the WAYO fund drive. Featuring Charles de Lint's May This Be Your Last Sorrow, a ghost story reported by Charlie Carlson Some Things are Best Left Alone, and the start of Karin Tidbeck's Some Letters for Ove Lindstrom, plus music from Evelyn Evelyn and Robert Spring.

  • ROC Soup Episode 115 5.26.18 Aired: Saturday, May 26, 2018

    The latest episode of ROC Soup (yes, it's still been happening, I'm just bad at posting). This features The Dragon and the Enchanted Filly from Italian folklore, He who was Unborn: Giant Killer from the Micmac, and music from Madeleine Peyroux and Carla Bruni.

  • ROC Soup Episode 73: 7.1.17 Aired: Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Episode 73 bends towards classic American tales in the run-up to July 4th. Paul Bunyan and Mark Twain are center stage. Also features the very start of Ain't You 'Most Done by Gene Wolfe - which runs from Episode 73 to Episode 75.

  • ROC Soup Episode 72: 6.24.17 Aired: Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Ep 72 - A nice mix of fables for you from Eastern Europe, the Netherlands, and China.

  • ROC Soup Episode 39: 10.22.16 Aired: Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Ep 39 - The conclusion of The One-handed Murderer, a Seneca tale about the origins of owls, and creepy stories from Gaiman and ChekhovEp 39 - The conclusion of The One-handed Murderer, a Seneca tale about the origins of owls, and creepy stories from Gaiman and Chekhov

  • ROC Soup Episode 38: 10.15.16 Aired: Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Episode 38: We start with an African tale of outcasts proving their mettle and worth, then move to spooky Italian folktales.