The Townies Podcast®

From Kim Maxwell Studio

Welcome to The Townies Podcast: Something like a mix between The Moth and Prairie Home Companion... if Lake Woebegone were real.

A home-grown kind of storytelling podcast.

About KIM MAXWELL Studio

The community gathers outside of Kim Maxwell Studio in celebration of The Ghostlight Project.

The community gathers outside of Kim Maxwell Studio in celebration of The Ghostlight Project.

Kim Maxwell Studio officially opened its doors in September 2013 after a wildly successful IndieGoGo campaign that raised $35,000 towards our startup and first-year costs. Our mission is to teach people to launch their stories loudly and unapologetically into the world: to laugh more, risk more, and have bigger lives.

So what the heck does that mean?

In every country, every state, every province, every territory, there are people that are just like us. People that have crushes and to-do lists and fears and bad qualities and good ones and laughs that make us laugh, and yet... we find ourselves separated. Stories are what make us realize that we are not all so different. "I fell in love." "I dropped my phone in the toilet." "I got my heart broken." "I was made to feel that I don't matter." This understanding that strangers are maybe not so strange after all, is what creates empathy and pushes us towards social justice and change.

We at Kim Maxwell Studio believe that when we stop thinking in the abstract about the people that pass us on the street and the struggles they face every day, things will get better for everyone. We may not all have the same story, but we have stories all the same.

Stories are what connect us. And it is our mission to teach people to launch their stories, loudly and unapologetically into the world: to laugh more, risk more, and have bigger lives. So that we might find ourselves a little less divided from the joys and woes of the wonderful people around us.

-Lily Brown, Managing Director / Producer

Kim brings out the very best in her students. I have met her students, and all of them share one thing; They Believe In Themselves. And every one of those students gave me hope. Good teachers are the only miracle left in American life now. They are idealists and beacons. Kim shows her students how to trust themselves, and their voices, and most of all - their potential.
— Jon Robin Baitz, Playwright & 2012 Pulitzer Finalist