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Tall Tales & True brings you the best live storytelling from across Australia. But some of the best stories come from the comedy stage. ABC Comedy Presents is a new podcast devoted to stand-up where each month you’ll get a brand new comedy special.…
The least "Christmasy" member of the Sara family finds joy after deciding to get the most out of life at the behest of a loved one.
Sophie Townsend totally owns being a really crap driver but strangely misses the disharmony it could cause.
Jamie Cook's Scottish family test family dynamics with a board game that involves the matriarch using really crass words
Sarah Macdonald's childhood memories of Christmas are of her father having to leave to deliver the baby Jesuses.
How a Christmas wrapping (not rapping) competition became an all-out war for the Hobba family.
Just in time for Christmas mayhem, a brand new series of festive-themed stories.
In her new storytelling podcast, comedian Alice Fraser brings you a series of three solo stand-up shows, that explore the boundary between comedy and tragedy. You’ll meet her family, her foes and the extremely strange community she grew up in. It's…
Tracey Spicer tells how her "Brisbane bogan" upbringing prepared her for the challenges of working in the media.
Luke O'Brien survived drugs, crime and jail to lose the most important person in his life.
Fiona Scott-Norman tells of being raised in the English middle-class, colonial way of emotional detachment and her family lineage of blocked artists.
Darren Percival embarks on a road-trip to make sense of his life and the world and to find the truth he needs to speak.
Vanessa O'Neill tells how losing her father to Alzheimer's Disease was just "too sad", and she couldn't cry for seven years.
Tall Tales & True returns with a special series of stories told live at the 2017 Woodford Folk Festival, just in time for the Easter break.
Brad Guy went skydiving and his parachute failed. Incredibly, he survived. Although the physical injuries healed, his emotional recovery has taken years. This is a bonus episode of The Real Thing, an ABC podcast that celebrates unique Australian ch…
Brad Guy went skydiving and his parachute failed. Incredibly, he survived. Although the physical injuries healed, his emotional recovery has taken years. This is a bonus episode of The Real Thing, an ABC podcast that celebrates unique Australian ch…
How David Cunningham stays on the right side of his mental health
A new first-time mum embarks on the scary rollercoaster ride of parenthood and it's not what she expected.
Family tragedy motivated Mitch McPherson to start a charity to encourage people to keep talking to loved ones.
Donna Thistlethwaite talks about the reaction of her ‘coming out’ as a suicide survivor and how her life has changed.
Melissa Lukashenko shares the experience of being on a mental health "precipice" with her beloved daughter.
Osher Gunsberg talks about the day his world came crashing down and why it's important to share mental health stories.
Tall Tales & True returns with a special series to mark World Mental Health Day 2017. Osher Günsberg presents a special curation of stories from live storytelling events from around Australia, featuring courageous people talking about their mental …
Much-loved comedian Magda Szubanski on the horror of being "papped" (photographed by paparazzi) while swimming at Bondi Beach and how her Polish heritage helped her hit back at the haters.
Donna speaks bravely of the hardest time in her life when she attempted to take her own life but miraculously survived.
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Podcast Details
Started
Dec 13th, 2016
Latest Episode
May 1st, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
42
Avg. Episode Length
13 minutes

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