Explore the world around you with your favorite podcasters and storytellers!

White and sliver iPhone 6 with headphones on the left displays a screen shot of the Nearstory app. On the screen is a 3D map of Crater Lake with focus on Wizard Island. At the top of the screen is a search field that displays Crater Lake, OR. In the middle of teh screen is a Nearstory logo pin and a text cloud with the following: Wizard Island - Crater Lake, Crater Lake, Oregon. 1.96 Miles away. Below Wizard Island at the bottom of the screen is a square story card displaying the playing audio story. On the card is a picture of Wizard Island and Crater Lake, Oregon. Logo for podcast (As It Was) sits in the lower left hand corner. To the right of the podcast logo is the podcast producer title (As It Was). Below the producer title is a publish date of October 15, 2013. to the right of the publish date is a runing time of 1 minute and 58 seconds. Just below the crater lake image in the story card is the title of the podcast episode, 'Historians Track Crater Lakes Mysterious Side. At the bottom of the card is four links, Favorite, Share, Info and an Elipse. Below the audio story card sitting at the bottom of the iPhone screen is a audio player displaying the audio story image to the right with a long strip of white with a gray status bar the audio track srolling through the palyer and the current track time with a large rectangular orange pause button on the right. Behind the iphone is a beautiful picture of Crater Lake National Park. The image fills the entire width of the screen. Snow lightly covers the ground and the sun is bright and dramatic. It looks like it was an early morning or dusk shot. The temperature looks crisp. The water is a deep blue, not a dark blue but not light either. Pine trees can be seen on the left side of the image. In the middle of the shot is Wizard Island looking like a small volcano.

A Listening Journey Awaits!


Stories linked to your location

At every given moment, we’re surrounded by hundreds of stories - past and present. The Nearstory platform gives listeners immediate access to immersive stories linked to their surroundings. It curates podcasts, historical speeches, and other audio stories from high quality sources and delivers them to listeners based on their location or destination – all through a simple interface.

White and sliver iPhone 6 with Nearstory screen showing satellite map of Lincoln Memorial in Wahsington D.C. On the steps of the memorial is a Nearstory pin where Martin Luther King gave his I Have A Dream Speech. Just below Lincoln Memorial is the audio story card displaying image of M.L.K. waving to the crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial. In the lower left corner of the image sits a logo for the podcast 'Great Speeches In History Podcast'. To the right of the podcast logo is the podcast producer title 'Great Speeches In History Podcast'. Below the producer title is a publish date of August 27, 2013. to the right of the publish date is a runing time of 16 minute and 53 seconds. Just below story image is the title of the podcast it reads 'I have A Dream'. Below the audio card is the audio player playing I have a dream speech.

White and gold iPhone 6 slightly turned to the left. On it is a Nearstory screen showing satellite map of the Golden Gate Bridge on a sunny day in the bluish green bay. Right in the middle of the bridge is a Nearstory pin with a text cloud displaying the following: Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California. .09 miles away. Just below the Golden Gate Bridge is the audio story card displaying image of the Golden Gate Bridge. In the lower left corner of the image sits a logo for the radio show 'Morning Edition'. To the right of the podcast logo is the podcast title 'Morning Edition'. Below the producer title is a publish date of April 25, 2012. to the right of the publish date is a runing time of 6 minute and 14 seconds. Just below story image is the title of the podcast it reads 'The Golden Gate Bridge's Accidental Color'.

Learn about the journey or destination.

Nearstory gives listeners complete freedom to listen anywhere, near or far. Nearstory uses GPS to deliver amazing stories located near the listener or based on the destination. Leveraging a network that we have created, Nearstory links great audio stories to a geolocation, making it easy to find stories with little to no searching. Listen while working, walking, commuting, or while on the next weekend road trip. Nearstory is your companion to discover and reconnect with the stories based on your location!

About Us

We believe technology can bring you closer to your surroundings rather than distract you from them.

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Giovanni Salimena

Co-Founder

Giovanni is a designer whose mission in life is to create good things by working with great people. He has worked in numerous start-ups in Chicago and Silicon Valley. He is passionate about finding unobtrusive ways to explore our world, preserving history and culture through technology and storytelling. Giovanni has 14+ years experience in design and entrepreneurship. He holds a BFA in Visual Design from the University of Oregon.

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Dillan Laughlin

Technical Advisor / Co-Founder

Dillan has 14+ years experience in building/architecting clean iPhone applications. His experience in software, product development and UX helps us make the right decisions regarding, technology, strategic goals and scaling. He has won 2 Webby’s for his apps that educate and entertain.

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