Shannon Cason has shared his stories all over the country. Shannon is a host, MainStage storyteller and GrandSlam champion with The Moth. He also hosts his own storytelling podcast, Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories. He is a regular on NPR’s Snap Judgment; awarded their Best Performance of 2013. Shannon has appeared on countless podcasts and storytelling stages, including TEDx, RISK!, Third Coast Festival, Podcast Movement, and an upcoming television pilot. He is originally from Detroit.
Recent episodes featuring Shannon Cason
HS #112 MI Bottle Return
The bottle return in Michigan is 10 cents. The highest in the country. This high bottle return created a thriving economy for children who could carry bags of bottles to the store for candy, chips, and pop. Here's my story. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
HS #111 The Smoke Detector
Waking early to fix a low-battery smoke detector chirp takes the mind in a bunch of directions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
HS #110 Top Five
My favorite music is hip hop. I grew up on it and in it. There's always an ongoing debate of - who's the Top 5 hip hop artists? I don't think that can be answered in consensus. Music is personal. So here's my personal Top 5 hip hop artists. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
HS #109 Four Twenty
I'm slow. I take my time. A late bloomer. I try things when I'm good and damn ready, and I'm glad I finally got around to trying this one thing out. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Homemade Stories Final Results Update
New Homemade Stories Live event info and results from the Spring 2019 Campaign. A little preview...It was a SUCCESS! And we were able to match the Knight Foundation grant as well! Feels good. More episodes and rewards right away. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
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