Tall Tales & True
By ABC Radio
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Tall Tales and True brings together the very best of live storytelling from across Australia. Featuring courageous storytellers who 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.
||CleanI nailed a murderer||Colleen Gwynne is the Children’s Commissioner for the Northern Territory but, in 2001, she was the investigating officer on one of Australia’s most notorious murder cases, the murder of UK tourist Peter Falconio. In this riveting and must-listen episo||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestination Bliss||Australian actress and writer Kate Mulvany, best known for her role in The Great Gatsby, shares her hilarious experience at holiday hotspot Byron Bay. Setting off on a nine-hour roadtrip, consumed with the stress and excess of city-living, Kate and her pa||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA mother's nightmare||In the presence of her family and a live audience, gently-spoken and unassuming Vianne Brain from regional Tasmania fronts the microphone and shares a story that’s been safely buried deep inside for many years. A beautiful, soul-touching true-life tale||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe emergency room||A young Dr Izaak Lim is in the ER witnessing his first major emergency response. This is it, what he’s been trained for, what he’s spent nearly a decade studying for... to pull a human being back from the brink of death. What happens in that room, on that day, and his response to it will amaze and surprise you... but also warm your heart.||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMan vs croc||Chris Keeping is a keen kite-surfer from Australia’s Top End who one day comes face to face with one of the Territory’s most feared and infamous predators. This is a man who has been in the clutches of a crocodile and lives to tell the tale… a story so visceral it will chill your spine.||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA man walked into a cafe||A man spends his life searching for members of his birth family to only bump into one completely by mistake one sunny day in Noosa. It really is a tale almost too unbelievable to be true. It’s the highly-emotionally charged story of how David Anthony||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis little piggy||Luke Martin is a lovable larrikin who strikes out with the ladies until he goes against his instinct and inadvertently sets a new pattern for the rest of his life. In our second story, committed vegetarian, Zoya Patel travels to India with her family for a cultural festival and faces a sizeable (and tasty) ethical and moral dilemma. Where will the knife fall?||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDad's political advice||Deciding to run in a federal seat in the ACT was a huge decision for Elizabeth Lee but, armed with some profound advice from her Korean father, she channels the courage to take the plunge. Elizabeth shares some of the best life-advice you’ll ever hear, courtesy of her generous, wise and very proud dad.||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPen pals for life||A young woman is given an opportunity to attend an exclusive all-girls private school and strikes up a long-distance relationship with one of the benefactors that continues long after. In this story, told at the Woodford Folk Festival on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Eleanor Jackson shares how the learnings from this most unusual relationship have influenced her entire outlook on life.||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFaking it||Author and former oil rig worker, Paul Carter, tells a story of faking it and coming perilously close to getting totally busted. Then, our host Melanie Tait tells her own personal story of how pretending to be someone she wasn’t took her all the way to London’s West End.||13 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I laughed. I cried. what a treasure of a podcast. The stories of Australians.
Incredible and poignant
One of the best podcasts of the year. True stories, full of heart and absolutely compelling.
Best. Podcast. Ever.
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- Language: English
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