Bard to Death

Kollin Absher-Baer and Ryan Shaver

Kollin and Ryan take turns telling stories and attempt to mine for meaning within them.

Trailer: Bard to Death
Trailer 5 min 39 sec

All Episodes

In part two of the Season 3 finale, Kollin and Ryan tell a joint story about their trip to Nantucket, MA during the summer of 2014. 

Sep 2020

1 hr 10 min

In part one of the Season 3 finale, Kollin and Ryan tell a joint story about their trip to Nantucket, MA during the summer of 2014. 

Sep 2020

1 hr 1 min

Kollin tells a story about going to his first music festival. 

Aug 2020

48 min 3 sec

Ryan tells a story about working at Google. 

Aug 2020

36 min 27 sec

Kollin tells a story about golfing with a supposed stranger. 

Aug 2020

36 min 23 sec

Ryan tells a story about interviewing with Google.

Jul 2020

53 min 5 sec

Kollin tells a story about pranking his friend. 

Jul 2020

39 min 30 sec

Ryan kicks off Season 3 with a story about a strange day in Napa, CA.

Jun 2020

40 min 42 sec

Kollin and Ryan share stories and thoughts about life during the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 2020

1 hr 16 min

In the final episode of Season 2, Kollin and Ryan continue last week's conversation about music. 

Sep 2019

1 hr 18 min

Kollin and Ryan share stories and thoughts about music. 

Sep 2019

1 hr 9 min

Kollin and Ryan continue last week's conversation about sports. 

Sep 2019

1 hr 10 min

Kollin and Ryan share stories and thoughts about sports.

Sep 2019

1 hr 6 min

Kollin and Ryan continue last week's conversation about food.

Sep 2019

58 min 31 sec

Kollin and Ryan share stories and thoughts about food. 

Aug 2019

1 hr 9 min

Kollin and Ryan continue last week's conversation about laughter.

Aug 2019

46 min 20 sec

Kollin and Ryan kick off Season 2 with stories and thoughts about laughter.

Aug 2019

1 hr 3 min

Kollin and Ryan reflect on the past six months of telling stories.

Apr 2019

1 hr 2 min

Ryan tells a meta-story about trying to record a Micro Story.

Apr 2019

46 min 53 sec

Kollin tells a story about pulling an all-nighter in grad school.

Apr 2019

55 min 22 sec

Ryan tells a story about working at a posh country club.

Mar 2019

54 min 48 sec

Guest Bard Morgan Viehman tells a story about an unwanted house pest.

Mar 2019

12 min 6 sec

Kollin tells a story about his first fight.

Mar 2019

44 min 51 sec

Guest Bard Brittany Absher-Baer tells a story about her middle school dance.

Mar 2019

10 min 52 sec

Kollin and Ryan tell a joint story about the worst moving day ever.

Mar 2019

45 min 29 sec

Guest Bard Alex Shaver tells a ghost story.

Mar 2019

13 min 29 sec

Ryan tells a story about walking in San Francisco before dawn.

Mar 2019

42 min 1 sec

Guest Bard Ryan Chandler tells a story about a family trip to the movies.

Feb 2019

7 min 54 sec

Kollin tells a story about coming face to beak with a bird.

Feb 2019

45 min 56 sec

Guest Bard Anna Rich joins Ryan to tell a story about building forts.

Feb 2019

13 min 38 sec

Ryan tells a story about the Pacific ocean at high tide.

Feb 2019

46 min 7 sec

Guest Bard Nathan Culver tells a story about delaying a school field trip for a friend. 

Feb 2019

8 min 40 sec

Kollin tells a story about getting Saturday detention.

Feb 2019

43 min 34 sec

Guest Bard Shawn Maier tells a story about random gifts showing up on his porch in college.

Feb 2019

9 min 14 sec

Ryan tells a story about seeing a ghost for the first time.

Feb 2019

52 min 26 sec

Ryan’s brother Nick tells a story about driving Ryan home from the movies.

Jan 2019

11 min 34 sec

Kollin tells a story about a frightening movie theater experience.

Jan 2019

53 min 46 sec

In our first Micro Story, we share a story from one of our listeners, Ryan Smith, who also tried to write a screenplay with a friend. Have a story you'd like to share? Email it to us at connect@bardtodeath.com

Jan 2019

6 min 36 sec

Ryan shares his top 5 movie-going experiences.

Jan 2019

59 min 45 sec

Kollin tells a story about watching Into the Wild.

Jan 2019

51 min 41 sec

We’re kicking off 2019 with The Cinema Series: a collection of four personal stories about movies. In this first story, Ryan tells about the time he and Kollin wrote a screenplay.

Jan 2019

49 min 4 sec

Kollin and Ryan tell stories about New Year’s Eve.

Dec 2018

57 min 11 sec

Kollin tells a story about seeing a movie with his family on Christmas Day, 2013.

Dec 2018

1 hr 11 min

Ryan tells a story about traveling to Warsaw.

Dec 2018

55 min 48 sec

Kollin tells a story about playing a show with one of his idols.  

Dec 2018

49 min 53 sec

Ryan tells a story about playing bar trivia.

Dec 2018

39 min 22 sec

Kollin and Ryan tell a joint story about becoming friends.

Nov 2018

51 min 10 sec

Kollin tells a story about his Dad’s boat.

Nov 2018

36 min 14 sec

Ryan tells a story about touring France.

Nov 2018

51 min 4 sec

Kollin tells a story about befriending a band of longboarders.

Nov 2018

30 min 39 sec