Arizona Storytellers: Dan Hull

Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 8:06am
Updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 8:28am
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Dan Hull tells a story at Arizona Storytellers: Stories of Growing up at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix on August 31, 2015.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

When Dan Hull was a little boy, he and his younger brother would get in trouble a lot. Their mom would tell them to wait for their dad to come home to spank them, and as Dan puts it, this was the 70s and no one questioned it. Dan’s father would spank them with an old camel whip, which looked like a riding crop. Dan swears it’s not as bad as it sounds. Every time they would get spankings, their dad would first try to bond with them by asking the boys about their day and making them laugh. This became a ritual…

Dan Hull is the co-founder of Storyline.

The next live storytelling event is, Monday, December 21st, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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AZ Storytellers - Dan Hull