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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Please enjoy this fan favorite from early on in the 7 minute Story podcast series!

How much do I love storytelling? Well, it was 2012 and I was booked to perform one of my monologues at a theater in Portland, Maine. The only catch was I had to drive nearly 16 hours and endure one of the most unsettling nights of my life.

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Sunday Sauce

7 Minute Stories | E:55
A tasty Italian-American tradition triggers an identity crisis.
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Dream until your dream comes true

7 Minute Stories | E:54
A story that starts with a dream of becoming an actor in New York City, and ends with a surprise twist involving an unexpected guardian angel.
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My Way on the Highway

7 Minute Stories | E:53
A story spanning three generations, guided by the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Eric Clapton, all culminating with an emotional tirade at a local coffee establishment.
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Guest Storyteller: Dennis Kucinich

7 Minute Stories | E:52
In 2018, Dennis Kucinich was running to become the next Governor of Ohio. During that busy campaign, I sat down with him for an interview. This special episode of 7ms features the most compelling 7 minutes from that conversation.
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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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Just to take a step back and reflect… these conversations on our Wake Up Call podcast series are truly evergreen: everlasting in spirit and refreshingly genuine. Our team is grateful for these down to earth, thought-provoking exchanges with people from all walks of life. As this podcast has grown, it seems we’ve grown, together.

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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

Coordinator
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.

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