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Ex Fabula

Real Stories MKE Hosts

The hosts of Real Stories MKE are Joel Dresang and Kim Shine.

Joel, who has a background in print journalism, got involved in Ex Fabula as a volunteer and storyteller. He then joined Ex Fabula's coaching team in 2015.

Kim is a storyteller and a journalist. She told several stories at Ex Fabula Slams before joining the team of teaching artists in 2021.

The show is edited by Sam Woods, a reporter and podcast producer who first got involved with Ex Fabula as a Public Ally in 2018.

  • Storytellers, Jerome Flogel, Tarik Moody, Sarah Beth Nelson and Tuesday Morn recall the moments where they realized they needed to redirect themselves.
  • Storytellers, Anya Janssen, Dorothy Malone, and Mia Noel. share their experiences of supernatural encounters.
  • Storytellers, Mark Rice, Angela Cunningham and Alondra Garcia share about three different systems that have impacted their lives.
  • Housing is an essential aspect of human life that can also be complex. Storytellers Rae Johnson, Dianne Pratt and Heidi Wegleitner share their experiences centered on and involving housing.
  • Storytellers Carly Kroll, Ryan Webster, Vanessa MokaFrapp, and Lisa Williams recall times in their lives when they had to learn to let go.
  • Storytellers Mike Johnson, Page Remmers, Precious Ward, and Aims McGuinness, share moments when they felt humility or helped others learn that hard lesson.
  • Storytellers, Sarah Janicek, Peter May, and Dede Gales share how cousins have played a role in their lives.
  • Story tellers, Greg Marshall, Elisabeth Bentti, Tashonda Green, and Amy Wilbourne, share how they fought to overcome the most difficult times of their lives.
  • Ex Fabula’s summer teen interns, Martavious McNeil and Samone Calmese, take over hosting duties for this episode of Real Stories MKE. They share four stories that explore how we shape and express our identities.
  • Whether it is a boring office meeting or the moment you meet the love of your life, meetings allow us to learn and connect with each other in ways that often have meaningful impacts on our lives.