Five minutes. One live microphone.
The only ground rules: your story must be true, it must be about you, and it can’t be a plug for anything.
Welcome to Fray Cafe.
Recorded live at Red Eyed Fly on March 13, 2011 during SXSW 2011. Special thanks to Kevin Smokler and all of the Fray volunteers for making the evening a huge success, and to the management and staff of the Red Eyed Fly for hosting the event year after year. And, naturally, a shout-out to Derek Powazek for starting the ball rolling 11 years ago.
Extra-special thanks to everyone who donated to ensure the continuation of Fray Cafe @ SXSW!
The audio from this year’s event is presented here in its entirety. You can listen to individual storytellers using the embedded players, or download a .zip file of the full show (AAC format, 499MB). iOS users and the Flash-averse can access & listen to the individual tracks here.
The Legend of the Budiac Pimp Suite
Two Dumb Jokes
Talking to the Opposite Sex
|David Dylan Thomas
A Love Story
At Least It’ll Make a Good Story for the Book…
My Job at the Internet Room
The Joys of Giving Birth
The Snowtorious Hike
|Kevin Attempts to Call Jish
My Turning Point
|Kevin’s NPR Moment I
A Ghost Story
|Remembering Brad; Spirit of Fray
|Back from Break;
“Don’t make me start singing…”
Fear of Flying
Meisner & The Method
The Mystery Box
|Kevin’s NPR Moment 2
Reclaiming an Embarrassing Moment
Jokes I Learned as a Kid
Let’s Go…Fly Through the St. Louis Arch!
The Last Lesson My Dad Gave Me
|Kevin’s NPR Moment 3; Special Thanks
Web 2.0 Ruined My Life
Fray Cafe 11 is licensed under a
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