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The Stories: Our archive of past stories is below all this writing.

The Storyboard: The people who help make the show happen is at the link

The Idea Behind the Show Is Right Here: 

San Antonio is a city of stories.

Texas Public Radio launched Worth Repeating to find and share these stories. San Antonio is 300 years old. But unlike its contemporaries: Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, and New York, this city's stories are largely unknown. TPR wants to help change that by getting its residents to tell their stories and recognize how important they are even if they don't read like a movie script.

During our season once a month, 7 storytellers will have 7 minutes to tell a true story from their life around a common theme.

Think This American Life or The Moth, but sourced from your friends and neighbors. Public Radio tries daily to educate San Antonio about the world, now we want San Antonio to tell us about itself and its people. 

To submit your story, or to rat out a friend you think would be great, click here and send us an email.

New Dates and Themes!

  • 09.04.18 | "Alien" - Stories of being a foreigner, things not being right, or something spookier.
  • 10.02.18  | "Sucker Punch" - moments that knocked someone on their ass.
  • 11.13.18 | "Trapped" - Stories of realationships, jobs, or situations that made someone feel trapped.
  • 12.11.18 | "Opportunity Knocks"  
  • 02.05.19 | "Where I Come From" - Stories from the homeland, hood, region, and cultures.
  • 03.05.19 | "My Secret Life" - Big secrets and big times we were under the radar.
  • 04.02.19 | "On A Mission" - From San Antonio's Missions to the battlefield to work, stories of purpose.

Listen Back To Season One:

 Season Two:

Season Three:

  • 09.05.17 | After All This Time: Stories of looking back, monumental endeavors, and lost loves
  • 10.10.17 | Because How I Am Stories of where we came from, identity and more. [This is a special show that will take place at The San Antonio Museum of Art as part of their Exhibit "The Latino List"
  • 11.07.17 | Secrets & Rumors: Stories of...You Guessed it, Both Secrets and Rumors
  • 12.12.17 | Obsessions
  • 02.06.18 | Cheaters: stories of grifters, cons, rubes and enforcers.
  • 03.06.18 | As Luck Would Have It: stories of bad and good luck and how to get it
  • 04.03.18 | Tricentennial: stories of the city, builders, dreamers and doers

Amy Loves Old Things

Dec 15, 2017

Amy Johnson loves old things, a lot.

When one of our storytellers went to the hospital, we were left one short. Amy Rose to the occasion. Listen to astory of her fascinations with the faded, her absorption with the ancient.

Read more of her musings on her website.

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Branden Hart is a San Antonio writer. He has obsessive compulsive disorder which he describes as a "really lame superpower." He has a keen ability to pack for trips, and can worry until he makes himself sick.

The small-town Texan recounted the story of moving to San Antonio and how a stoner college roommate and the toilet seat museum helped him figure out just who he was and how to deal with that. You can follow him on twitter @brandenhart.

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Nathan Cone is the face, brains and voice behind a number of TPR events and programs. He produces "Live At Jazz, Texas," "The San Antonio Symphony on KPAC," and the TPR Cinema Series.

His story is about how a shared obsession of music with a friend helped define a relationship and how that doesn't change just because one person is gone.

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Collin McGrath has a very specific obsession. An obsession that so many men around his age have they even have their own name, The Bronies. Bronies are men fascinated with the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."

The Trinity University Junior found himself unexpectedly watching the show with his younger sister one day and connected with its theme of friendship. Collin was struggling at the time with figuring out where his place was in college.

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Georgia Erck is a San Antonio writer. Her story, like all great stories, is about family. Georgia was obsessed with not becoming her parents: one an agoraphobic that worried the house would explode, the other never found a microphone he didn't speak into.

Fortunately for us, she failed to avoid becoming a little bit of both of them. She didn't appreciate this fact until they were gone.