Breaker/Broken (Stories of the Heart) with Nima Kharrazi and Michelle Miracle

Hosted by two exes (Nima Kharrazi and Michelle Miracle) whose breakup was the catalyst for a live storytelling show in LA about heartbreak, this podcast is a combination of interviews and recordings from the live show where guests open up and talk about heartbreaking moments.
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Dec 18, 2018

Nima and Michelle look back on 2018- the year, the season, the show, the marriage...

J. Keith van Straaten (, T: @J_Keith), tells us about the unexpected results of crossing paths with his high school crush.

Sea Glassman (, IG: @seaglasswoman) talks about the dangers of being conned while grieving.
Stephany Burns (, T: @Storeyfilms) works through the tragic death of a life-long friend. 
J. Keith van Straaten writes about points and miles for, travel for The Los Angeles Times and theatre for tdf Stagesmagazine. He creates puzzles and games as a senior writer on NPR's “Ask Me Another” and has performed in storytelling shows including Sit N Spin, Rant & Rave, The Liar Show and Bawdy Storytelling. T: @J_Keith
Sea Glassman- Yaysayer, Naysayer, Soothsayer, Performance Artist, Poet, Painter, Story-Pusher, Lover, Hambone, Wild Wench, Pro-Evolution, Pro-Planet, Pro-Animal. Check out more of her writing at  
IG: @seaglasswoman
Stephany Burns was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. A former child actor (Peaches and Cream Instant Quaker Oatmeal anyone?), Stephany earned her B.A in Film/Theatre at Arizona State University. These days, she spends her time as the Executive producer of Underwire Comedy: Support the Funny, and as one of the top commercial agents in LA.

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Dec 11, 2018

Nima and Michelle discuss Holiday heartbreak involving cancer, exes and cats. 

Stories about the power (and DANGER) of a maybe, open relationships, and beautiful friendships. 

Stories from: Hannah Williams -

Hannah Williams is one year strong in LA moving here just last year from Chicago. A graduate of Chicago's Second City, she has studied improvisation and sketch writing and has gotten into storytelling in Los Angeles. She has performed at the Moth and various other shows throughout the city.

James Crosby 

James grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts as a fairly straight-laced church going Catholic boy. A career in the arts and life in Los Angeles changed that drastically and not necessarily for the best. James come to terms with the hearts and promises he's broken and hopes you can forgive him. Or drag him into the street and stone him. That's a fair reaction too.

You are more likely to see James selling school food to lunch ladies than in anything on stage or screen. His career began in theatrical construction, morphed into improv and acting, and has now settled where mediocre actors go to make a living: SALES. He stumbled into story telling when a gracious friend bailed him out of a really terrible stand up routine. What a blessing because he tells lots of stories and his friends are happy he's practicing. He's told stories for the Moth, T+T, and comedy shows in Boston and LA.

Marry Patterson Broome T/IG: @MaryPattersonB

Originally from Mobile, Alabama and now residing in Los Angeles, Mary Patterson (that’s a double-name, y’all) Broome has performed at clubs, colleges and casinos all over the country ever since her starring role in the elementary school classic, “Crosspatch and Cupid.” She has entertained US troops in the Middle East and written for WE TV’s Sex Box, AOL’s Making a Scene with James Franco, AfterParty Magazine and Women’s Health Magazine Online. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and loves making smoothies in her spare time.


Dec 4, 2018

Hosts Michelle and Nima discuss keeping in touch with your Exes and their families. Stories about Psychics, Postpartum Depression, and making a connection with a crabby neighbor. 

Ersilia Pompilio is a Pediatric Nurse Practicioner and a writer/producer/podcaster, She wrote and produced her solo show “The Nurse And The Hypochondriacs,” And currently produces: “Nurses And Hypochondriacs,” storytelling show and podcast. Check her out at T: @nurseshypochond  

Jenny Novak started writing early in childhood with runaway note to her mother and using inappropriate language in many of her elementary school assignments just for the attention. Her greatest claim to fame so far is getting the only A in Professor Rhodes English B class for her paper on the Vegetation imagery in Macbeth.   T:  @Jenny_Novak  

Ray Barnhart is an actor, writer and blogger. Originally from Independence Kansas, he has lived here long enough that he can, with good conscious, call Los Angeles home.
IG: @raylbarnhart