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.
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!
If you'd like to hear my story on DNTO, you can do it in one of two ways:
- Listen to the full episode: DNTO's "Stuff I Never Told My Parents"
- Listen only to Elan Morgan's "Coming Out to Your Parents as an Alcoholic"
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.