Confabulation is a celebration of true-life stories, shared by the people that lived them. Curated from our live shows across Canada, in Montreal, Toronto and Victoria, the podcast brings some of our favourite stories to a wider audience — as well as a larger thematic exploration of the ideas these stories bring up. It’s hard to say exactly where any one episode will take us, but each will be crafted around the story, the storyteller, and the essence of why we tell tales in the first place.

Confabulation. Stories, true as we can tell them.

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#36 • Rita Chand

December 18, 2017

This week, we have a story from Rita Chand. She told this story in Victoria in February, 2017. Our theme that night was Good Date/Bad Date — stories of hooking up, making matches …and um failing to do so

We also speak to New York-based journalist and author Emily Witt. She’s the author of Future Sex and Nollywood. She tweets as embot.

We also also spoke to Montreal filmmaker Adam Reider, who’s upcoming horror project is Woodland Grey. You can also find him, and presumably be set-up by him, on Facebook.

#35 • Telia Nevile (Season 2, Episode 4)

November 14, 2017

This week, we have a story from Telia Nevile, a writer, performer, photographer and poet. She told this story during our special event at the 2017 Montreal Fringe Festival. Our theme that night was On the Edge — stories of the outer limits, and beyond.

You can follow Telia on twitter here for more on her upcoming work.

We also speak to Montreal author Guillaume Morissette — definitely also follow him on twitter. His two books are The Original Face and New Tab.

We also also speak to Confabulation co-producer, Nisha Coleman. Her first book is Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris. On Twitter, she’s @nishacoleman.

We also talk to lots of people — including Matt’s Dad, who has neither twitter nor a website, but may have an Instagram, Matt just doesn’t want to know.

#34 • Amy Preston-Samson (Season 2, Episode 3)

October 23, 2017

The Witches by Amy Preston-Samson

This week, we have a story from Amy Preston-Samson, PhD candidate and first-time storyteller. She told this story for the 6th anniversary of Confabulation Montreal. Our theme that night was, Now we are six — stories of childhoods lost and found.

Amy developed this story after working in a group workshop which inspired Montreal’s own Confab Story lab. If you’re interested in taking a public workshop, you can get more info here.

This episode also featured Bonnie Harnden – she’s an Associate Professor and practicum coordinator, in Drama Therapy, and Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia University in Montreal.

#33 • Sage Tyrtle (Season 2, Episode 2)

October 5, 2017

This week, we hear a story from Sage Tyrtle – a Toronto-based storyteller, writer and performer. She’s the host and producer of High Stakes Storytelling — check out their podcast too. Sage originally told this story in Toronto, at our very first Confabulation. The theme was only fitting: Firsts.

We’ve found the following to be really great resources for leaning about homelessness in Canada.

The Homeless Hub
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

We’ll update this list as we get more suggestions. Join the conversation on our Facebook page.

#32 • Sophie Post-Croteau (Season 2, Episode 1)

September 27, 2017

Welcome back to Confabulation the podcast – this is the first episode of our relaunch. Expect stories, interviews and more from all three cities.

This week, we hear a story from Sophie Post-Croteau – a Montreal-based storyteller, writer and performer. She told this story in June 2017 – for Confabulation presents: On the Edge.

Here’s a TED talk from Susan Pinker — in it she talks about some of the ideas from The Village Effect.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada can be found at the best domain ever:

Season 2 is coming!

September 26, 2017

Hey all – Confabulation the podcast is BACK! Well, tomorrow. This is a brand new tradition – a monthly digest of our upcoming shows:

Confabulation Montreal presents:
DISCOVERY — Stories of creativity, innovation, and breakthroughs of all kinds
September 30th, 2017
Phi Centre – 407, rue Saint-Pierre | $15

Confabulation Toronto presents:
MASQUERADE — Stories of disguise, mistaken-identity, mystery and ghoulish intrigue
October 4th in Toronto
Burdock – 1184 Bloor Street West | $10

Confabulation Victoria presents:
BACK FROM THE DEAD — Stories of rebirth, reanimation, and near death experiences
October 18th, 2017
Victoria Event Centre – 1415 Broad Street | $10