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 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

  • ROC Soup Episode 13: Guest Christine Lasher 3.5.16 Aired: Saturday, March 5, 2016

    Episode 13: Guest Christine Lasher tells the story of how she lost her voice for some time, then discovered it again. Now she is an advocate for other women to find their own voices. A powerful show.

  • ROC Soup Episode 12: 2.27.16 Aired: Saturday, February 27, 2016

    Episode 12: Why we tell tales, Sam Patch's fateful trip to the ROC, and the start of the story of Evelyn Evelyn

  • ROC Soup Episode 11: Guest Shawn Dunwoody 2.20.16 Aired: Saturday, February 20, 2016

    Episode 11: In honor of Black History month (and because he's a cool guy and awesome storyteller), I invited guest Shawn Dunwoody to share some stories of Rochester's past, present, and maybe future. Take a listen!

  • ROC Soup Episode 10: 2.13.16 Aired: Saturday, February 13, 2016

    Episode 10: Heart stories! A mix of tales of love and organs for the Valentine's weekend/ Heart health month.

  • ROC Soup Episode 9: Guests Lauren Van Cott and Melanie Blow 2.6.16 Aired: Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Episode 9: Guests Lauren Van Cott and Melanie Blow of the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking (RRCAHT) share stories of the fight against human trafficking here in Rochester.

  • ROC Soup Episode 8: 1.30.16 Aired: Saturday, January 30, 2016

    Episode 8 - Some stories with a devilish nature today. We have Rattlesnake Pete, a story of mental issues leading to other problems, the Grimm tale of the Girl Without Hands, and some Rachel Barton.

  • ROC Soup Episode 7: 1.16.16 Aired: Saturday, January 16, 2016

    Episode 7: A few brief stories - coming to Rochester and growing up near the market, badger, and the Farmer's Tavern & Inn.

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