Arizona Storytellers: Dan Hull

By KJZZ News
Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 8:06am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:13pm

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Dan Hull
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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 partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.

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 Hull puts it, this was the 70s and no one questioned it. Hull’s father would spank them with an old camel whip, which looked like a riding crop. Hull 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 Dec. 21, 2015, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. 

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