Confabulation

Confabulation

Confabulation is a celebration of true-life stories, shared by the people that lived them. Curated from our live shows across Canada, in Montreal and Victoria, the podcast brings some of our favourite stories to a wider audience — as well as a larger thematic exploration of the ideas these stories bring up. It’s hard to say exactly where any one episode will take us, but each will be crafted around the story, the storyteller, and the essence of why we tell tales in the first place. Confabulation. Stories, true as we can tell them.

#53: Medicine
Jun 4 2020
#53: Medicine
Brief language advisory -- this week's story contains a couple of words that may not be appropriate for all audience. They're well-earned words, but still present.This week's podcast features a story by Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa on the complexity of making medical decisions. The story was recorded November 2019 at the Phi Centre. The evening of storytelling was a collaboration with Broad Science, an initiative dedicated to making science inclusive, engaging, and intersectional, through podcasting. Learn more about them at the storytelling, Deb talks to Leigh about how she and her family are coping in Covid times.Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa is the marketing and communications manager for the Rebus Foundation and the former general manger of Confabulation Montreal. As a story producer and storyteller, Leigh finds creative ways to mesh the worlds of food and restaurants with contemporary autobiographical storytelling. She is the creator of Food Core/Essence Culinaire and a story producer for SOUNDBITES, both Phi Centre productions.*During the interview Leigh referenced a story about a Haitian asylum seeker working in a long term care facility who passed away from Covid. His name is Sony Innocent. This is the news story referenced. to the Conseil des Arts de Montreal for their support of Confabulation.Podcast production: Stephen Trepanier and Deb VanSlet Music credit: Can't Have You by Bent by Elephants from their album This is Water. You can find more of their music at
#39: Rules and Identity
Nov 6 2019
#39: Rules and Identity
Hey Confab fans!  This week, we have stories from Confabulation regular Taylor Tower and first time storyteller, Christina Mignacca. Both stories explore the complex relationship between rules and identity.Taylor's story is from our April 2019 show, Encore; recorded at the Mainline theatre, Montreal, QC.Taylor Tower is a writer, radio producer, performer and teacher based in Montreal.She grew up in Portland, Oregon and studied creative writing at Portland State University before moving to Montreal in 2006, where she co-produced and co-hosted Confabulation. She has performed in numerous storytelling events including Literary Death Match (Montreal), The Moth GrandSLAM (St. Paul), and The Moth MainStage (Denver). Her writing has been featured on CBC Radio One's WireTap with Jonathan Goldstein, nerve.com, Maisonneuve magazine, and Public Radio Remix, among others.Christina's story is from February 2019, First Comes Love; recorded at the Phi Centre, Montreal, QC.Thanks to the Conseil des Arts de Montreal for their support of Confabulation.Music credit: Can't Have You by Bent by Elephants from their album This is Water. You can find more of their music at our upcoming live shows:Montreal -- Confabulation: BodiesSaturday, November 16, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Phi Centre – 407 Rue Saint-PierreVictoria -- Confabulation: Be PreparedThursday, November 21, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm Victoria Event Centre (VEC) – 1415 Broad Street Montreal -- Confabulation: Inheritance Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Phi Centre – 407 Rue Saint-Pierre