The Storytelling Show

The Storytelling Show is women’s storytelling in all its variations: novels, short stories, mythology, and people with experiences they want to give voice to. We acknowledge a broad, inclusive definition of the term “woman.”

March 15th, 2015

The daughter of two writers, Katie MacIntosh seemed poised for a career in the arts until a group  of charismatic Australian chameleons stole her heart and she entered into the world of field biology. Now she runs a storytelling series called Anecdotal Evidence: Stories about Science. Listen here!



February 16th, 2015

Anna Ling Kaye, daughter of a foreign correspondent, grew up in no fewer than ten cities around the world. Today, Quill & Quire celebrates her as a Canadian woman promoting diversity in publishing. Listen to us chat about her commitment to celebrating mixed heritages and common cultures.


January 11th, 2015

In the summer of 2013, Aimee Taylor was diagnosed with inoperable stage IV cancer. She had just given birth to her daughter. Listen to her story of hope, love and treatment in the face of death. Download or stream the January 11th link here.


December 21st, 2014

Doretta Lau and I discuss stealing dialogue from friends, Schadenfreude culture, and her acclaimed short story collection How does a single blade of grass thank the sun? Download or stream the December 21st episode here!

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December 14th, 2014

Storytelling Show host Vanessa Woznow interviews all the collective members about the women who have shaped our lives. Stream or download the December 14th episode here!


November 28th, 2014

I chatted with Vancouver crafter Tawny Darbyshire about craft fair culture, buying local and how to curate a life worth living. And maybe Jian Ghomeshi. Listen here!


October 26th, 2014

Back in September, I interviewed Christine Ama on women in fashion, women in music, women in comedy, and women in literature. We got a little silly and had a blast. Hope you do, too. 🙂 Click on the October 26th link!


October 19th, 2014

If you’re curious about PEDAL and haven’t had a chance to hear me talk about it, you should listen to last night’s episode of The Storytelling Show. Vanessa Woznow asked great questions, AND I got to talk about my new novel-in-progress, Ignorant Narcissistic White Women Meditating. Exciting! Download the October 19th link. 

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August 31st, 2014

Chelsea talks to mother Sharon Clem about the joys and challenges of parenting. First, a clip from Louis CK and last, Sharon tells Chelsea whether or not she should have children of her own. Exciting! Download the August 31st link.