Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

Listen to My Live DNTO Show on CBC: Stuff I Never Told My Parents

Listen to My Live DNTO Show on CBC: Stuff I Never Told My Parents

Listen: the full episode or just my story. Subscribe: the DNTO podcast.

Elan Morgan on CBC's DNTO

On October 7th, I did CBC's DNTO with Sook-Yin Lee "Live in Saskatoon: Stuff I Never Told My Parents". If you've ever been a fan of somebody for years and years, a fan of the national public radio and television broadcaster they work for, and a long-time subscriber to the podcast, and then if you were asked to take part as a storyteller in one of their live shows and later heard yourself on that podcast with that famous somebody, you might know what a surreal experience I just had.

I will be offering a course soon called "How to Look High Next to Famous People".

I will be offering a course soon called "How to Look High Next to Famous People".

Like a crazy person, I told a very difficult story to hundreds of people in person at the Broadway Theatre, and to thousands of people by extension over the radio, and I told it in front of both my parents and parents-in-law and a handful of old friends, and I'm so glad I did. It was an honour to work with Kaj Hasselriis and Sara Tate to refine my story before the show, and it was an honour to share the stage with Sook-Yin Lee and my fellow storytellers, Albert Jame and Ernie Louttit. There was a kindness and generosity strung throughout the entire experience that made it possible for me to get up there. Go, team!

Sook-Yin Lee and Kaj Hasselriis

If you'd like to hear my story on DNTO, you can do it in one of two ways:

I also think you should subscribe to the DNTO with Sook-Yin Lee podcast, because I have for ages, and it's always a great listen:

To everyone who was present at the show or listened through the radio, thank you. I still can't believe I get to link to it all on the CBC website like it's a real thing that actually happened.

Go, CBC!

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