Photo: G. Balk

Photo: G. Balk

Michele Carlo a.k.a. @Michele_asShell is the redhead with 8,000,000 stories about New York City. She is a native New Yorker, a Nuyorican, a natural redhead—and an author/performer who has appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH's GrandSlams and Mainstage in N.Y.C., on NPR with Latino U.S.A. and on PBS with Stories from the Stage. Her debut book, the memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, was published by Citadel/Kensington.

Story Coaching with Michele Carlo!

Have a story you're working on for a GrandSlam or other show/performance? Want to rework an old story or polish a new one? I can help! Learn More!


I'm featured on the World Channel/WGBH Stories from the Stage series: Season 1, Ep. 11, “Make It Or Break It!”


“Kill Whitey Day”, a story from "Fish Out Of Agua" at a RISK! live show in Brooklyn.

“Miracle on East 4th Street!”
I wrote about the 2019 Frigid Festival and founder Erez Ziv for Radio Free Brooklyn!

Upcoming Shows!

Illustration: Rick Parker

Illustration: Rick Parker

I Wrote a Book!

Fish Out Of Agua:
My Life On Neither Side Of
The (Subway) Tracks

a memoir by Michele Carlo. Many of these stories were first told at The Moth's StorySlams.


I’m in a Book!

One of my RISK! podcast (and MOTH MainStage) stories is included here along with many other amazing stories.

Available Now!

My Podcast and radio show Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo” continues with NEW episodes Tuesdays (3pm) and Wednesdays (8am) on Radio Free Brooklyn!

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