Now Here This

Now Here This is an online platform for student-produced audio storytelling. It was started at Brown University in 2014 by Liza Yeager and Sophie McKibben. At Brown, Now Here This publishes audio stories and records live storytelling events with the Brown Storytellers. 

We’re now in the process of expanding to host student stories from across the country and develop tools and resources for new producers. Our goal is to promote student-produced storytelling and foster a new generation of audio storytellers by teaching students the skills of audio storytelling and providing them with a platform where they can showcase and promote their work. Basically, we want to make it easier for students to get their foot in the radio-door. 

Selected episodes are slated to air monthly on Rhode Island Public Radio in the near future.  Details will be posted here.

Ways to Connect

Rhode Island Public Radio is partnering with Now Here This, a storytelling group at Brown University. On the last Friday of each month we’ll bring you a new story.  

Today’s story is inspired by the StoryCorps podcast. Erin West speaks honestly and openly with her father about his experience with suicide and depression, as well as their changing relationship as father and daughter.

Got a comment on this story? A question? A new idea? We want to hear from you! Send an email to nht@ripr.org.

Now Here This: Sophie Is A Punk Rocker

Oct 4, 2016

Rhode Island Public Radio is airing a new series in partnership with Now Here This, a storytelling group at Brown University. On the last Friday of each month we’ll bring you a new story.

In today’s story, former “kidcore” music star Sophie Kasakove reflects on tween fame, Patti Smith, and having a loud message, or not. The story was produced by Liza Yeager.

Got a comment on this story? A question? A new idea? We want to hear from you! Send an email to nht@ripr.org.

Now Here This: Life At The Museum

Aug 19, 2016

Rhode Island Public Radio is airing a new series in partnership with Now Here This, a storytelling group at Brown University. On the last Friday of each month we’ll bring you a new story.

Now Here This: Repeat After Me

Jul 29, 2016

This story comes from a new partnership between Rhode Island Public Radio and Now Here This, an audio storytelling group at Brown University. On the last Friday of every month, we’ll bring you a new story.

Today we meet a woman who came from Botswana to attend Brown University. But she encountered a problem: almost no one in the U.S. can pronounce her name. Mitchell Johnson from Now Here This produced the story.  

Got a comment on this story? A question? A new idea? We want to hear from you! Send an email to nht@ripr.org.

Now Here This: The Karaoke Singer

May 27, 2016

Rhode Island Public Radio is starting a new series in partnership with Now Here This, a storytelling group at Brown University. On the last Friday of each month we’ll bring you a new story.

Today, we meet a woman from North Providence who raised seven kids, overcame alcoholism, and became a regular on the Providence karaoke scene. Sophie McKibben from Now Here produced the story.