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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Born in the USA

| E:120

What do Van Jones, Bruce Springsteen and a humanist author from the 1980s have to do with the future of America? Let's find out!

Story performed by: Aaron Calafato

Audio Production: Ken Wendt

Original Art: Pete Whitehead

Podcast Coordinator: Cori Birce

Creative Consultant: Anthony Vorndran

Source Material:

  • Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985) . A book by educator Neil Postman. Published by Viking Penguin
  • Renegades: Born in the USA - A Spotify Original Podcast From Higher Ground

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7 Minute Stories | E:119
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7 Minute Stories | E:118
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7 Minute Stories | E:117
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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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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.