Watermelons for Freedom

It was the summer 1989.
What was I doing in East Berlin with a truckload of watermelons?
Ending the cold war!



The Boy Who Hated Pizza

This may be the only true story I tell. It’s really something that reaches across generations.

“The Boy Who Hated Pizza” is featured on the CD Classic Stories for Boys and Girls and in the book “Stories for Peace“. A variation called, “The Boy Who Hated Fried Matzah” is also part of the program and on the CD A Holiday Present


Who is Mark Binder?

Check out this promo video…

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Old Scratch Nickels and the Bloated Chicken Challenge

“knee slapping!”
—Motif Magazine

Originally released as part of the Patron Project — to get early access to this and other work, please click here to learn more about becoming a patron

Old Scratch Nickels and the Bloated Chicken Challenge

This is a live version of “Old Scratch Nickels”, recorded live at the RIBS Liars contest at the Mixed Magic Theater on January 19, 2018.

This story is NOT for children under 13. Please be advised.

Did it win? Well, it’s a liars contest, so no matter what I say you probably shouldn’t believe me.

Official release date for non-patrons on iTunes, etc: 2/1/2018

Musings Tour

Getting “them” to listen… A workshop at Sharing the Fire, the Northeast’s Storyelling Conference

Northeast Storytelling (Formerly LANES - League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling) LogoWhen I first started storytelling (back in the stone ages), I was amazed at Sharing the Fire — the Northeast’s premier storytelling conference. It was  wonderful, inspiring, encouraging and education. I still have some great friends from those days.

This year, STF  is happening from Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25 in Plymouth, MA.  I’m going to be giving a workshop called, “Getting Them To Listen” on Saturday at 1:30pm about how to communicate more powerfully.

If you’re a lover of storytelling, a storyteller, a listener, a teacher, a librarian, or just an ordinary person who’s curious, here are conference registration details:

Sharing the Fire has workshops, performances and swaps for every level. You’ll meet lots of people and hear tons of stories.

If you do come, make sure to say hi!