The American Storyteller is the podcast version of a nationally syndicated radio show which features journalist, broadcaster, motivational speaker, humorist, entrepreneur and literacy advocate Nelson Lauver telling either autobiographical or historical stories. Being as it is produced for radio, it is pristine in its sound quality. The stories are well written and fairly interesting. Most of them have to do with what I would describe as "traditional American values". Historical tales tend to have subjects such as Balto the sled dog that delivered vaccine to the dying Alaskan village, or the three chaplains that gave their lives so that others might live. Anecdotes tend to be in the "I was a young smart alec until ole Miss Jones kicked me square in the behind and taught me a lesson I'll never forget" vein.
The Rockwellian quality does have a certain kitsch value to it, but for the most part, this podcast is meant for the generation who came of age in the 50s and wishes it still was the 50s.
The Best of the American Storyteller is a nice podcast to visit occasionally, but all in all it belongs on AM Radio.
The Best of the American Storyteller Podcast