Tall Tales & True

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Sinopsis

Tall Tales & True brings together the very best of live storytelling from across Australia. Courageous storytellers front up to the microphone to bare their soul and share their life-changing moments in front of a live audience. Captivating, jaw-dropping and thought provoking, these pure Australian stories will make you laugh, cry or gasp, or maybe all three at once.

Episodios

  • Amal Awad – Doorknock Dating

    Amal Awad – Doorknock Dating

    25/12/2020 Duración: 17min

    The best of Australian storytelling... true stories, told live, from the mountains to the sea, across the desert and right around Australia. This season we're talking about strangers and how planned or unexpected encounters can turn our lives upside down. You'll hear five stories about those we invite into our homes, those we can't keep out... and others whose suggestions take us far from our comfort zones.

  • Charlie and Emma King — Live Like a King

    Charlie and Emma King — Live Like a King

    25/12/2020 Duración: 16min

    Veteran Northern Territory broadcaster Charlie King is the son of two people from very different worlds and a consummate storyteller. After arriving in Darwin by bicycle, Charlie's 19-year-old father, from a well-to-do Victorian family, became ill and ended up in hospital where he met his bride-to-be, a Gurindji woman. Charlie's Dad was determined their different backgrounds wouldn't keep them apart. This story was first told at SPUN Stories, a live storytelling podcast created in Darwin, hosted by Jess Ong with production by Johanna Bell.

  • Juanita Phillips — Ghost Story

    Juanita Phillips — Ghost Story

    25/12/2020 Duración: 15min

    Midnight footsteps on a central staircase and a misplaced baby. New South Wales ABC TV newsreader Juanita Phillips was someone who didn't believe in ghosts or haunted houses... until she lived in one. A seriously rattled mother-in-law finally sparked a call for help. Enter ghost whisperer Pat, courtesy of a spiritualist church in Sydney. This story was first told at The Full Catastrophe, a live storytelling event at Giant Dwarf, Sydney.

  • Dave Pears — Relying on Strangers

    Dave Pears — Relying on Strangers

    25/12/2020 Duración: 11min

    Working on a boat off an island in the West Australian Kimberley region, Dave Pears learns a lesson about relying on the care of strangers. Stung by a blue-ringed octopus while making his way to the toilet, he manages to get to a house where the occupants and his crew mates must take action to save his life.

  • Sarah Macdonald — Taliban Money Tin

    Sarah Macdonald — Taliban Money Tin

    25/12/2020 Duración: 10min

    The last day of the school term can be exhausting for parents, kids and teachers alike. For ABC broadcaster Sarah Macdonald, the last day of school was particularly memorable. It started with her leaving a tin full of Afghan money at the school office and ended with police being called amid fears of a terror attack. This story was first told at The Full Catastrophe, a live storytelling event at Giant Dwarf, Sydney.

  • INTRODUCING — Tall Tales  True Series 9 | Strangers

    INTRODUCING — Tall Tales & True Series 9 | Strangers

    18/12/2020 Duración: 03min

    The best of Australian storytelling... true stories, told live, from the mountains to the sea, across the desert and right around Australia. This season we're talking about strangers and how planned or unexpected encounters can turn our lives upside down. You'll hear five stories about those we invite into our homes, those we can't keep out... and others whose suggestions take us far from our comfort zones.

  • Jessica Ferrari — Disguises

    Jessica Ferrari — Disguises

    12/08/2020 Duración: 09min

    We all have ways of dealing with grief. As a child, Jessica Ferrari felt so responsible for others feeling sad about the death of her father that she decided to tell them she was "over it". Years later, she discovered it's really okay to feel sad.

  • Charles Edwards — Dignity

    Charles Edwards — Dignity

    12/08/2020 Duración: 08min

    Recovering from a particularly nasty skiing accident, Charles Edwards takes up a friend's offer to join her on a Pacific island holiday. Little does he know it will lead to naked sailing and letting go of his dignity while hobbling on crutches, in front of guests, at a Vanuatu beach resort.

  • Louise Newton-Keogh — I Love You

    Louise Newton-Keogh — I Love You

    12/08/2020 Duración: 08min

    Hearing the words "I love you" from her mother when she was a child sent a chill of dread through Louise Newton-Keogh. They were a warning sign of trouble ahead ... that her mother, who suffered from bi-polar disorder, was about to sink into another episode of mental illness. Louise and her siblings learnt to cope but the impact has been long-lasting. Warning: This episode refers to mental illness. For more information or support contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

  • Kwong Yue Yang — My hero Jackie Chan

    Kwong Yue Yang — My hero Jackie Chan

    12/08/2020 Duración: 08min

    As a Chinese-Australian growing up in Canberra, Kwong Yue Yang felt anything but cool. A maths nerd with a bowl haircut, Kwong struck on a plan to become a cool kid. He'd track down Jackie Chan, his movie star idol, at a local restaurant to get a picture and an autograph. But rustling up the courage to pull it off was entirely another thing.

  • Elyse Mcinerney — Off With The Fairy

    Elyse Mcinerney — Off With The Fairy

    12/08/2020 Duración: 06min

    When nine-year-old Elyse receives a thank you note from a fairy for building a miniature palace, it sparks a pen pal friendship that leads to schoolyard adoration and shared secrets. But then on holidays, the truth is revealed about her new friend, shattering a childhood dream.

  • INTRODUCING — Tall Tales  True Series 8: Letting Go

    INTRODUCING — Tall Tales & True Series 8: "Letting Go"

    06/08/2020 Duración: 02min

    The best of Australian storytelling ... true stories, told live, from all around Australia. This season we're talking about the difficult task of "letting go", in all sorts of ways. Of grief, or the fear of hearing the words "I love you". You'll hear five incredible stories about how getting over long-held habits and stumbling blocks can reveal new ways to see ourselves. The series is out on August 13.

  • Elliana Lawford — In my own skin

    Elliana Lawford — In my own skin

    09/12/2019 Duración: 10min

    Elliana Lawford is a Wiradjuri and Anaiwan woman from NSW, but people think she’s white because she has pale skin. On her journey to self acceptance, Elliana finds a creative way to consolidate her identity and bury shame forever.

  • Bilha Smith — Transformed

    Bilha Smith — Transformed

    09/12/2019 Duración: 09min

    As a child in Palestine, Bilha Smith was shunned. She learned early on what it was like to look and feel different. Years later, when she looked more ‘normal’, she found that, inside, she still felt ‘different’. Bilha realised that being comfortable in your own skin can be a lifelong journey.

  • Sinead Bevan – Im f*#%ing helpful

    Sinead Bevan – I'm f*#%ing helpful

    09/12/2019 Duración: 09min

    Can you ever be too helpful? Yes, you can ... Sinead Bevan has the story to prove it. Sinead agrees to be a beauty salon demonstration model for a new technique called 'sugaring'. It involves hot wax, sugar and a Brazilian. As she lies down in front of a large group of students and dutifully ‘butterflies’, she reflects on the cost to her body of being so helpful. *WARNING: This episode contains strong language and adult concepts.

  • Bali Padda — The Big Snip

    Bali Padda — The Big Snip

    09/12/2019 Duración: 12min

    Do you remember your first ever haircut? Bali Padda does, but not for the reasons you might expect. The actor and diversity advocate tells us about an unlikely life-changing experience involving scissors and a very big bunch of hair.

  • Cassie Workman — Mermaid

    Cassie Workman — Mermaid

    09/12/2019 Duración: 12min

    We all experience our bodies differently. We have our favourite bits, our less favourite bits and, sometimes, the bits that don’t feel part of us. Cassie Workman, a multi award-winning comedian and storyteller, shares her story of realisation and the journey to acceptance. *WARNING: This episode includes strong language and discussions of suicide. For more information or support contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467

  • INTRODUCING — Tall Tales  True Series 7

    INTRODUCING — Tall Tales & True Series 7

    09/12/2019 Duración: 02min

    The best of Australian storytelling ... true stories, told live, from all around our Great Brown Land. This season we’re talking about skin - feeling comfortable, or not so comfortable, in your own skin. And the things we put on our skin, like fake tan ... or sugar mixed with wax on our nether regions! You’ll hear five stories celebrating the things we do to feel closer to who we really are.

  • Leah Purcell — mum’s greatest gift

    Leah Purcell — mum’s greatest gift

    22/07/2019 Duración: 14min

    Leah Purcell's purpose had always been to look after her mum. And while she had dreams of the big city and becoming an actor, being a Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri girl from the bush made that unlikely. Leah had a baby at 17 with an abusive man which made her acting dreams impossible. That was until her mother's greatest gift, her death. Warning: This episode contains some swearing. This story was first told at The Wheeler Center Gala in Melbourne, in 2018.  The Producer for the ABC was Emma Gibbs.

  • Gus Fitzgerald – how to survive in open water

    Gus Fitzgerald – how to survive in open water

    22/07/2019 Duración: 15min

    Gus Fitzgerald was just 10 when he was swept out to sea in rough and wild surf conditions. His father calmly followed, walking down the beach. Then Gus realised, his dad wasn't going to save him. It was up to him. When he lost his father to cancer, Gus had to learn another lesson, how to stay afloat without him altogether. Warning: This episode contains some swearing. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are also advised it includes the name of someone who has died. This story first aired on SPUN Stories a live storytelling podcast created in Darwin by StoryProjects. The Producer for the ABC was Emma Gibbs. If you or anyone you know needs help or advice there is support available: Lifeline on 13 11 14 Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 Headspace on 1800 650 890 QLife on 1800 184 527

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