The Teller and the Tale Podcast
Host Michael Williams
Hello, and welcome to the Teller and the Tale.
Since 2013, I've been presenting some of the finest storytellers and their tales on Blues and Roots Radio. Twice a week (Sundays and Thursdays) I feature a 30-minute interview or special presentation on one or more storytellers from places like Scotland, Canada, the U.S., Australia, India, and beyond.
Here's how to listen:
When? Sunday at 7:30 am ET / 12:30 noon UK / 9:30 pm Australia
Repeated on Thursday at 5:30 pm ET / 10:30 pm UK / Friday 7:30 am Australia
Where? Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com)
You can also find our previous shows wherever you download or listen to your favourite podcasts (Apple, Google, Spotify, Anchor, and more). Also at Mixcloud (https://www.mixcloud.com/TheTellerAndTheTale/)
Michael Williams' career in radio began in the early 80s when he hosted popular shows like CHRW's Bluegrass Barn Dance and Musical Friends and 6X-FM's Roots of Rock in London, Ontario. By 1988, he'd moved to Scotland to undertake a Ph.D. in English Literature and during the nearly 17 years of teaching at Edinburgh University, Napier University, and the Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School, Michael discovered the Scottish Storytelling Centre where he began studying the art of oral storytelling. In 2005, he traded classroom teaching for the life of the itinerant storyteller. In 2009, he was invited to join an international group of storytellers on a tour of the Holy Land where he worked with Israelis, Palestinians and others, using storytelling to encourage dialogue and mutual understanding. This led to Michael founding his story coaching practice, working therapeutically with storytellers, artists, performers, therapists, teachers, etc. In 2013, Michael was invited to create a storytelling radio show for the Canadian-based Blues and Roots Radio by Scottish musician and station owner, Stevie Connor. Since then, Michael has presented his weekly conversations with storytellers from around the globe.