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 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.

  • ROC Soup Episode 36: 10.1.16 Aired: Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Episode 36: Broadcast the day I left Boston General following the latest #heartmystery surgery. The first half of the show is quite personal and includes a question to you - do YOU know anyone with "almost-but-not-quite" experiences? I'd love to hear the stories. Reach out if you do! And I lighten it up with a Haida tale for the second part of the show.

  • ROC Soup Episode 35: 9.24.16 Aired: Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Episode 35: (!) I'm working on getting caught up with my archives, starting with today's show. Featuring an unexpected fable, Coyote up to old tricks, and music from Superchief Trio and Modest Mouse.

  • ROC Soup Episode 17: Guest Jack Porcello 4.2.16 Aired: Saturday, April 2, 2016

    Episode 17: Guest Jack Porcello and I swap stories on health, tea, and ... stories

  • ROC Soup Episode 16: 3.26.16 Aired: Saturday, March 26, 2016

    Episode 16: Wit and wisdom from the South, an Irish enclave in ROC, and more Evelyn Evelyn

  • ROC Soup Episode 15: Guest Susan Spencer 3.19.16 Aired: Saturday, March 19, 2016

    Episode 15: I'm delighted to share with you the story of Susan Spencer - a friend of mine who is another great example for Women's History month. She talks about her adventures on a "non-traditional" career path, the importance of mentors, and the impact of family. Take a listen.

  • ROC Soup Episode 14: 3.12.16 Aired: Saturday, March 12, 2016

    Episode 14 - Clothing stories - Inspired by the book "Worn Stories" by Emily Spivack and the opportunity to gather stories at a clothing swap. Plus more Evelyn Evelyn

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