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#159. Summer Land - My Path To Womanhood

14:47 | Jun 7th

As an 8-year-old, Summer Land sets a record for the highest number of outraged adults in the principal’s office at once.
#158. Boaz Stark - The Corruptive Power of Disco

11:29 | May 4th

Boaz Stark reflects on a time when he was a trustworthy, honourable 16-year-old...until he had to find a way to fund his disco addiction.
#157. Patrick Lenton - The PDF Of Confusion And Despair

17:21 | Apr 19th

Patrick Lenton goes from being gloriously untethered to screaming in a conference room.
#156. David Harmon - High-Speed Sophistry

12:29 | Apr 4th

David Harmon loves arguing about anything. But as he reflects on how his love of debating informed his youth, he wonders how his story may have played out today in the world of MRAs, Gamergates and the land of angry young boys on Twitter.
#155. Holly McBride - There’s Always Someone Watching You

12:33 | Mar 22nd

Holly McBride tries personal development and vulnerability, but ends up exposing herself more than she expected.
#154. Andrew Henry - Super Fan

23:15 | Mar 15th

Andrew Henry doesn't know the word for a Robbie Williams super-fan, he just knows that he was (and perhaps still is?) one.
#153. Elaine Laforteza - The Cuddles I Must Have Shared

11:52 | Mar 8th

Elaine LaForteza unearths the memories from her childhood years to discover what’s in a name.
#151. Kirsten Drysdale - A Really Massive Stitch-Up

11:51 | Feb 15th

Kirsten Drysdale takes a job as a live-in carer to a wealthy old man in Kenya, and ends up becoming a spy. This story is the perfect accompaniment to Kirsten's new book, I Built No Schools In Kenya. Featuring more almost entirely true stories of h...Show More
#150. Zoë Norton Lodge - I Did Not Scream

16:25 | Feb 7th

Zoë Norton Lodge tries not screaming, but discovers it’s just how she gets shit done.
#149. Jacqueline Maley - Within Throwing Distance of the Bogside

12:51 | Jan 31st

Jacqueline Maley travels to the Emerald Isle to reconnect with her Irish roots and instead earns unlikely celebrity status.
#148. Ben Jenkins - How To Make Friends

13:03 | Jan 24th

Ben Jenkins does not like the idea that someone doesn't like him. So he forces a 50-year-old farmer to be his friend.
Rebroadcast: Kate Mulvany - He Shall Be Called Hammerstein

20:26 | Jan 3rd

In this rebroadcast of one of our favourite stories, Kate Mulvany's luxurious get-away to Byron Bay gets derailed by some illicit muesli. This story is also available in print in the first ever Story Club book! Get your copy here.
Rebroadcast: David Marr - 500 Ruined My Marriage

11:03 | Dec 27th, 2018

In this rebroadcast of one of our favourite stories, David Marr reflects on the role of 'bridge with trainer wheels' in the breakdown of his marriage. This story is also available in print in the first ever Story Club book! Get your copy here.
Rebroadcast: Jessica Tuckwell - No Strategy

11:16 | Dec 21st, 2018

In this rebroadcast of one of our favourite stories, Jessica Tuckwell resolutely goes to extreme lengths to keep her seat on the bus. This story is also available in print in the first ever Story Club book! You can get your copy here.
Rebroadcast: David Cunningham - No Dicks on Encarta '95

13:28 | Dec 13th, 2018

In this rebroadcast of one of our favourite stories, David Cunningham remembers the first glimmerings of puberty and how his sexuality was confirmed by helpful Nazis. This story is also available in print in the first ever Story Club book! Yes! We...Show More
#145. Alex Lee - Can Pregnant Ham?

11:23 | Dec 7th, 2018

When Alex Lee finds out she's pregant, her and her brain consult the one source she trusts as much as her own body - Google Oracle. You can hear another one of Alex's stories in the all new Story Club book! Yes! We have a book! Get your copy here.
#144. Zoë Norton Lodge - Hollywood Is Calling

15:33 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Zoë Norton Lodge transports us to a time when she was seven years old and going on Sigourney Weaver.
#143. Georgia Norton Lodge - A Young Greek Lady Macbeth

11:14 | Nov 16th, 2018

With one brave push, Georgia Norton Lodge went where nothing had ever been before.
#142. Jacqueline Maley - The Merry Band of Medieval Pipers

10:47 | Nov 8th, 2018

Jacqueline Maley does one of the most aggressively uncool things possible.
#141. Jessica Tuckwell - The Cleverest Person On Earth

12:08 | Oct 26th, 2018

Jessica Tuckwell finds out what would happen if she didn't come first in something...
#140. Rosie Waterland - Every Girl

15:31 | Oct 19th, 2018

On the day Rosie Waterland finds out about periods, her dad becomes an urban legend.
#139. Jessica Dettmann - Yuletide MacGyver

10:45 | Oct 12th, 2018

Jessica Dettman is tired of Santa getting all the credit. A festive content warning - definitely don't listen to this with children who still believe in Santa, unless you're looking for an inventive way to come clean.
#138. Ben Jenkins - A Little On The Big Side

15:15 | Oct 5th, 2018

While living in New York and fostering kittens, Ben and his wife fall in love with a deeply wrong cat. BONUS: To see the photo of Loafer that Ben refers to, head to our Facebook page.
#137. Bec Melrose - Like A Tiger

11:39 | Sep 28th, 2018

When a baby-faced Bec Melrose discovers she is indeed subject to the forces of gravity and time, she succumbs to the pressure to do something about it.
#136. Matthew Mitcham - A Human Doing

11:10 | Sep 20th, 2018

When Matthew Mitchum decided he was going to be the best in the world at something, he thought it would fix everything.
#135. Phil Spencer - Poems in Marker Pen

11:16 | Sep 13th, 2018

As a teenager, Phil Spencer finds out what it is to truly love a handful of pop songs to your very bones.
#134. Cathy Wilcox - Polite But Firm

13:37 | Sep 7th, 2018

Cathy Wilcox thought she had already had her character building time while travelling in Paris a decade ago. But then she went to Morocco.
#133. Zoë Norton Lodge - You Must Buy Me Two Bus Tickets

18:38 | Aug 30th, 2018

Zoe tells a tale of two little, uncoordinated Australian fools who find no comfort in the House Christine.
#132. Bridie Connell - Second Star On The Right

11:27 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Bridie Connell becomes the muse of the living, breathing reincarnation of Lord Byron.
#131. Jonathan Holmes - The Princess On A Camel

13:09 | Aug 17th, 2018

Jonathan Holmes boards a small Russian Aircraft with the British press pack for a postcard with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. BONUS: To see the world premiere of the footage Jonathan is referring to, head to the video on our Facebook page...Show More
#130. Osher Günsberg - A Box Of Coolabah's Finest

12:30 | Aug 9th, 2018

Osher Gunsberg on that time he really should have stopped a few drinks earlier.
#129. Jacqueline Maley - Sexually Needy Man Eater

11:10 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Jacqueline Maley resolves to make very sensible decisions in her love life, until something truly, horribly awfully horrific happens.
#128. Demi Lardner - Big

08:30 | Jul 26th, 2018

Demi Lardner’s family has a complicated relationship with kangaroos.
#127. Cait Harris - My Own Acreage

21:26 | Jul 19th, 2018

When Cait Harris' dad said he was worried about her, she realised she was too.
#126. Josh Lawson - Don’t Panic

15:37 | Jul 12th, 2018

Josh Lawson gets robbed twice in two years and learns that there is no better bait for a boy who is young, dumb and gullible, than sex.
#125. Bridie Jabour - A Pop Down There

11:32 | Jul 6th, 2018

Bridie Jabour's partner realised he had strong feelings with her after he broke her vagina.
#124. Alex Lee - On The Rocketship

10:59 | Jun 28th, 2018

When opportunity texts, Alex Lee leaves Aunty's musty old armpit to join the future of news.
#123. Anne Aly - The KPIs Of Successful Parenting

07:55 | Jun 21st, 2018

Anne Aly thinks of herself as a good parent, except for just that one little thing…
#122. Polly Rowe - Love Rat

13:02 | Jun 14th, 2018

Polly Rowe just needs a little more time - and hairspray - to decide which guy she wants to dump.
#121. Debra Oswald - Not An Enigma

12:27 | Jun 7th, 2018

Debra Oswald on why shutting up to listen is not the same as quiet mystery.
#120. Ben Jenkins - Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously

13:45 | May 31st, 2018

Ben Jenkins achieves the semantically impossible and gets kicked out of the Logies.
#119. Rhys Nicholson - A Train Of Gays

10:56 | May 24th, 2018

Rhys Nicholson reflects on speeding towards a life-changing moment and the phrase that haunted him for months.
#118. Richard Glover - Rooted

15:14 | May 17th, 2018

Richard Glover goes from surveying mechanical cultivators in Bunnings to digging out a septic tank.
#117. Zoë Norton Lodge - Two Leaky Boulders

17:01 | May 10th, 2018

Zoe Norton Lodge on her first awkward steps into the profound new reality of motherhood.
#116. Desh Amila - Then I Remembered My Training

09:18 | May 3rd, 2018

Desh Amila learns why his ability to trust people is his biggest strength…and weakness.
#115. David Harmon - Kick-Steps And Jazz Hands

12:53 | Apr 26th, 2018

David Harmon once wrote and directed an original two-act musical comedy based on Dr. Strangelove. It went about as well as you'd expect.
#114. Ally McClean - Actually A Professional Cosplayer

15:11 | Apr 19th, 2018

Ally McClean on trying to fall back in love with Cosplay when she didn't have the courage to call off the wedding yet.
#113. Eddie Sharp - Modern Medical Marvel

14:47 | Apr 12th, 2018

Eddie Sharp cures himself through the power of negative thinking.
#112. Veronica Milsom - Travel Loser

10:22 | Apr 5th, 2018

Veronica Milsom discovers the customer comes first class and tries to beat jetlag.
#110. David Cunningham - How Soon Power Corrupts

18:04 | Mar 22nd, 2018

David Cunningham promises to feebly whimper more loudly than any before him.
#109. Bec Melrose - Too Cute To Poop

12:33 | Mar 15th, 2018

Bec Melrose prays to be blessed with seven days and seven nights of no poo.
#108. Phil Spencer - Not A Handyman

11:33 | Mar 8th, 2018

Phil Spencer may not be able to use a spirit level, but he can level the eternal spirit of man.
#107. Penny Greenhalgh - Gratuitously Bizarre

12:09 | Mar 1st, 2018

Penny Greenhalgh comes alive in the glow of thoroughly unearned adoration.
#106. Jessica Tuckwell - The Immaculate Bladder Infection

12:40 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Jess Tuckwell on her maniacal bladder chat in a heaps religious town in a heaps religious country.
#104. Rob Carlton - Cousin Love

15:21 | Feb 8th, 2018

Rob Carlton discovers that when one line is crossed, all the other lines disappear too.
#103. Simon Greiner - Maximum Grown-up-titude

10:25 | Feb 1st, 2018

Simon Greiner does the most dad thing ever, and a small part of him dies.
#101. Nikki Britton - Juliet

13:09 | Jan 21st, 2018

Nikki Britton and her journey to becoming Juliet.
#100. Alexei Toliopoulos - Oh Brother, They've Really Got You Now

13:32 | Jan 12th, 2018

Alexei Toliopoulos explains his idiotic and ill-fated "Summer Scam of 2015".
#98. Ben Jenkins - 50 Oysters

12:32 | Dec 6th, 2017

Ben Jenkins and his wife have their favourite bar ruined forever.
#97. Matt Roden - Between The Aristocracy and a Cartoon Duck

15:05 | Nov 27th, 2017

Matt Roden discoers that he does not like conflict or making a scene or London.
#94. Lewis Hobba - Recast Between Seasons

13:04 | Sep 5th, 2017

Lewis Hobba learns the hard way that you can't eat a sandwich through a wired-shut mouth.
#92. Rob Carlton - When You Are Ready To Sing

15:14 | Aug 9th, 2017

When Rob Carlton is asked to audition for a musical, he has to face his complete terror of singing.
#91. Michelle Brasier - Oh Cool, Life Experience

19:22 | Jul 19th, 2017

Michelle Brasier used to long for hardship. She doesn't do that anymore.
#90. Benedict Hardie - It's Rare

11:42 | Jul 4th, 2017

Benedict Hardie tells the story of his first love and first heartbreak: A beautiful bike from the tip.
#89. Penny Greenhalgh - The Old Times Cafe

09:48 | Jun 27th, 2017

Penny Greenhalgh returns to the farm after leaving boarding school to find that she has become a Nowhere Boy (any relation to the biographical film about John Lennon is, Penny would like to emphasise, unintentional and unfortunate).
#88. Zoë Norton Lodge - Tequila

14:32 | Jun 15th, 2017

Zoë has some bad news for you all about the seminal party song, Tequila.  Also if you want to come to the event we talk about in the intro, you can get tickets here!  http://womensplans.org/support/womens-plans-foundation-events/golden-age-cine...Show More
#87. Cassie Workman - Mermaid

10:25 | Jun 8th, 2017

Content Warning: This episode contains discussion of suicide.
#84. J.R Hennessy - The Billionaire's Runaway Bride

11:34 | May 4th, 2017

While working at the Genius Bar at the Apple Store, J.R Hennessy accidentally becomes embroilled in helping a woman realise her dream of becoming an erotic novelist.
BONUS EPISODE: Vanessa Alexander - Bleed For You

06:18 | Apr 20th, 2017

Vanessa Alexander stopped by to tell us about her new not-for-profit. Also....Power Rangers.  More info at www.bleedforyou.com
#83. Richard Glover - Doriath

16:31 | Apr 13th, 2017

When his Tolkien-worshiping English teacher asked him to start keeping a diary, Richard Glover argeed. This, in retrospect, was possibly a bad idea.
#82. Zoë Norton Lodge - Business Is Hard

18:38 | Apr 7th, 2017

Zoë Norton Lodge starts up a theatre company and begins to look for investors. The one she finds is...well, have a listen.
#81. Phil Spencer - Pike Basher

13:35 | Mar 29th, 2017

Phil Spencer recalls his brief but glorious tenure as the front-man of ska-punk-emo supergroup 'Pike Basher'.
#80. Mark Sutton - These Are The Places In Belgium

11:33 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Mark Sutton, who is unsteady at the best of times, decides to ride a bike across Belgium to visit some people he has nothing in common with
#79. Kirsten Drysdale - Always Read The Trip Notes

13:16 | Mar 10th, 2017

Kirsten Drysdale returns from a trip to America with a grave warning.
#78. Tom Walker - Keep Out, Just Torches

14:11 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Tom Walker hits a low ebb, recalls when he hit a lower ebb.
#77. Ben Jenkins - Devoured By Wolves

13:55 | Feb 20th, 2017

When he was a kid, Ben Jenkins was sent to a course for making friends. It was terrible.
#75. Jack Gow - The Sports Stars of Tomorrow

12:58 | Jan 31st, 2017

Jack Gow makes a crucial error while being interviewed for the local paper.
#74. Cameron James - The Hero Of Kotara

10:58 | Jan 18th, 2017

At his time working at Hungry Jacks, Cameron James never got his photo up on the Valued Team Member Club board, but he did thwart a robbery - sort of.
#73. Jordan Raskopoulos - Stop! (War)Hammer Time

12:55 | Dec 12th, 2016

Jordan really likes Warhammer. In fact, she likes Warhammer so much that she went to Las Vegas for a Warhammer convention. You won't believe what happened next...
#72. Lewis Hobba - The Most Dangerous Game

11:47 | Nov 26th, 2016

Lewis Hobba was never allowed to play video games as a kid. When he started gaming in his 20s, he learnt why.
#71. Rhys Nicholson - The Night Was Warm and The Goon Was Warmer

10:24 | Nov 14th, 2016

On a moonlit night in Newcastle, Rhys Nicholson makes out with a stranger on a tennis court.
#70. Penny Greenhalgh: Full Cindarella-ing

15:00 | Oct 25th, 2016

Penny Greenhalgh's extreme makeover leaves her looking utterly remarkable for her first-ever hot date.
#69. Mark Sutton: Resuscitate - $260

13:07 | Oct 17th, 2016

Mark Sutton's cat is more vacant than usual, resulting in a record-breaking discovery.
#68. Osher Günsberg - Grunting, Swatting and Flinching

15:08 | Oct 4th, 2016

Living alone and miles from home, Osher Günsberg moves off his meds and a bit too close to the edge.
#67. Bec Melrose - Your Totem Animal

12:36 | Aug 29th, 2016

In the aftermath of a break-up, Bec Melrose takes a meditation course to deal with her newfound pain, only to discover the horrors of other people's problems.
#66. David Cunningham - Anointed With Gravy

16:27 | Aug 10th, 2016

A seemingly innocuous blog post from David Cunningham threatens to tear his family apart.
#65. Rebecca Shaw - Slip Slop Slap

07:56 | Aug 4th, 2016

Rebecca Shaw gets a brutal lesson in politics at a very young age.
#64. Jessica Dettmann - The Chairs Are Gone

10:37 | Jul 21st, 2016

Jessica Dettmann learns that her four-year-old daughter, when wronged, offers up cold and brutal retribution.  (Jessica blogs, excellently, at www.lifewithgusto.wordpress.com)
#63. Melina Wicks - Just Pretend To Be Normal

11:03 | Jul 13th, 2016

Melina Wicks contronts a longstanding phobia with the aid of exposure therapy and an extremely dedicated therapist.
#62. James Colley - Accidentally Lost a Train

11:56 | Jun 29th, 2016

An obnoxious Christmas present helps James Colley preserve the memory of his grandfather.
#61. Allan Clarke - Pants Off, Red Dust

16:03 | Jun 17th, 2016

Allan Clarke recounts a scorching day in Bourke where a hormone fueled tryst behind a rusty car goes horribly wrong. 
#60. Phil Spencer - The Boylads

13:45 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Phil Spencer discovers that reinventing himself in Glascow is going to be more difficult than he first thought. 
#59. Patrick Lenton - Thwacked With The Baton of Adulthood

13:35 | May 19th, 2016

Patrick Lenton does not have a good track record with animals. 
#58. Nakkiah Lui - Tragedy

17:51 | May 4th, 2016

The less you know about this story going into it the better, but the one thing you should know is that it is very very very not safe for work, kids or the faint of heart.
#57. Mark Sutton - Other People Are Even Worse

15:05 | Apr 20th, 2016

In a story that is both entertaining AND educational, Mark Sutton discovers an extremely important fact about glowsticks. 
BONUS EPISODE: Osher Günsberg - If You Ever Find Yourself Living With A Ghost

17:20 | Apr 11th, 2016

In this special episode, we bring you Osher Günsberg's story from our Halloween show last year. WIth musical accompaniment by Benny Davis.
#55. Kate Mulvany - He Shall Be Called Hammerstein

21:09 | Apr 7th, 2016

Kate Mulvany's luxurious get-away to Byron Bay (baaaahron) gets derailed by some illicit muesli.
#54. Eddie Sharp - It's Okay, I'm Not A Bad Man

16:46 | Mar 29th, 2016

When a witch tells Eddie Sharp that he is going to find love in Melbourne, Eddie Sharp believes her, seting into action a disasterous chain of events. 
#53. David Cunningham - Camp Awful

14:29 | Mar 16th, 2016

David Cunningham relives the horrors of school camp as he learnt the facts of life inside an undersized fibreglass Uluru.
#52. Phil Spencer - Zip Zop Zap

12:45 | Mar 8th, 2016

Phil Spencer stages a production of Waiting For Godot with a group of homeless people in Glasgow and is called a 'ballbag' many times. 
#51. Jessica Tuckwell - No Strategy

11:16 | Feb 23rd, 2016

Resolute to keep her seat on the bus, Jessica Tuckwell goes to extreme lengths.
#50. Alex Lee - Thinking Too Much About Hands

13:40 | Feb 15th, 2016

Alex Lee recounts her first ever date and how she, through no fault of her own, completely blew it.
#49. Zoë Norton Lodge - Like an Ostrich in a Flesh Desert

14:17 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Zoë Norton Lodge's parents take their children to Paris for a cultural experience and ensure the family will never, ever be the same again.
#48. Kate Browne - No, Roy. No.

13:46 | Jan 26th, 2016

Kate Browne and her husband take a job cat sitting in South America. They are big cats. Like, really big cats. 
#47. Ben Jenkins - Eight Minutes

10:35 | Jan 17th, 2016

Ben Jenkins' mission to discover his Uber rating yields some extremely unexpected results. 
#46. David Marr - The Last Taboo

08:44 | Jan 13th, 2016

In which one of Australia's most erudite and incisive writers grapples with how to tell someone they stink. 
#45. Benjamin Law - Hey, Beijing!

10:56 | Jan 3rd, 2016

Benjamin Law moves to Beijing and quickly discovers the city hates him.
#44. Hannah Reilly - Throw The Bread, Girlie!

11:23 | Dec 29th, 2015

Hannah Reilly takes a job as a TV production runner and discovers that this entails dealing with a morgue, a mad cow and 8 litres of grape juice.
#43. Lewis Hobba - Christmas Kraken

14:48 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Lewis Hobba's (Triple J) family take Christmas gift wrapping 'very f**cking seriously'. 
BONUS SONG - Mark Sutton and Benny Davis - Do You Hear What I Hear?

02:34 | Dec 16th, 2015

BONUS CHRISTMAS SONG FOR YOUR FESTIVE ENJOYMENT Benny Davis and Mark Sutton bring you their rendition of this classic Christmas song.
#42. Susie Youssef - Because Figs are Very Expensive

11:15 | Dec 15th, 2015

***SPECIAL BONUS CHRISTMAS EPISODE*** It took Susie Youssef several years to realise her family’s extremely alarming Christmas traditions are not shared by the general population.
#41. Richard Glover - Volka

13:50 | Dec 13th, 2015

When Richard Glover's son Daniel returns from exchange abroad, he is not the boy who left. 
#40. Zoë Norton Lodge - Objets d'Bullshit

14:08 | Dec 6th, 2015

Zoë Norton Lodge is convinced she's uncovered a door to door bucket-related scam operating in her neighbourhood. Spoiler alert: She has not. 
#39. Alex Lee - People Never Forget How You Made Them Feel

12:30 | Nov 28th, 2015

After finishing university and weirdly not getting a job in journalism straight away, Alex Lee (Buzzfeed, ABC News 24) becomes the assisant manager of an upmarket handbag shop in the CBD where she discovers a knack for motivating employees and spotti...Show More
#38. David Harmon - The Leech

15:03 | Nov 24th, 2015

An unexpected knock on the door brings dozens of strangers, and their computers, into David Harmon's home, causing him to question all the life choices that lead him to this point.
#37. David Cunningham - The Viziers of Suicide Valley

14:29 | Nov 18th, 2015

Rounding out his 'Gay/Fat/Sad Trilogy', David Cunningham talks about his ongoing relationship with depression, featuring jokes.
#36. Jack Gow - A Geriatric Al Capone

12:51 | Nov 11th, 2015

When Jack Gow’s grandmother died, he inherited her bar fridge and all the problems contained therein.
#35. Patrick Magee - Dead Bodies Made Out of Candles

14:33 | Nov 8th, 2015

Returning from England and in need of money, Patrick Magee takes a job in a wax musuem, selling overpriced photographs to tourists.
#34. Simon Greiner - Après-Life

13:18 | Nov 4th, 2015

Appearing at our live Halloween special, Simon Greiner tells the story of his late grandfather. Musical accompaniment by Benny Davis. 
#33. Patrick Lenton - What Would Buffy Do

13:23 | Oct 29th, 2015

Patrick Lenton, left out of a family holiday, takes care of a cat that he is begining to suspect may have designs on his life. 
#32. Zoë Norton Lodge - Vangelli

11:59 | Oct 27th, 2015

Zoë Norton Lodge travels to Greece as a toddler where she meets Worst Man, A Hen Made of Bosoms and Vangelli - a restauranteur obsessed with Zoë marrying her son.
#31. Nakkiah Lui - I Am Protected

13:44 | Oct 19th, 2015

The spirits have agreed to protect Nakkiah Lui, which is probably just as well.
#30. Rob Carlton - Continuity

14:23 | Oct 15th, 2015

Rob Carlton, as a young and hungry upstart, lies his way onto a job as a contiutity expert on a feature film.
#29. Benedict Hardie - Late Night Chubb Rage

13:25 | Oct 8th, 2015

After a long night of misfortune, Benedict Hardie finds himself in the surreal position of being treated as a suspect in a crime committed against him.
#28. Amanda Brotchie - Arsenic

12:08 | Oct 7th, 2015

Amanda Brotchie’s grandfather was a medical trailblazer who invented a miracle cure for eczema. But when one of his patients dies, he is called up to defend himself on charges on manslaughter.
#27. David Cunningham - No Dicks on Encarta '95

13:11 | Oct 5th, 2015

David Cunningham remembers the first glimmerings of puberty, and how his sexuality was confirmed by helpful Nazis.
#26. Annaliese Constable - No One I'd Rather Be Fighting With

17:15 | Sep 30th, 2015

Annaliese loves Emily, even though she made her choke on a corn chip by trying to confiscate her corn chips so she wouldn't choke on a corn chip - and now they're moving in together.
#25. Alex Lee - Pooping on the Devil's Head

12:08 | Sep 29th, 2015

When Alex Lee was in high school, she was the best at nature. But with great power...
#24. Eddie Sharp - Och Aye

18:39 | Sep 24th, 2015

Eddie Sharp moves house and becomes his father.
#23. Masha Gessen - Passing Kafka's Grave

12:48 | Sep 22nd, 2015

When journalist Masha Gessen gets fired for refusing to cover a stunt by Vladamir Putin, a workplace mediation is conducted by profoundly unlikely party.
#22. Phil Spencer - Jimmy The Hand

10:14 | Sep 18th, 2015

While working at an Irish pub, Phil Spencer meets Jimmy The Hand - the ‘brine soaked bastard grandfather of Dylan Moran and King Lear’.  
BONUS EP: Tracey Spicer

06:15 | Sep 14th, 2015

Tracey Spicer on sex discrimination in the Australian media...in rhyme. 
#21. Kate McClymont - Finding a Reliable Hitman

15:10 | Sep 10th, 2015

It's five in the morning, it's pitch back and Kate McClymont is on a stake-out. 
#20. Jonathan Holmes - New Years Eve 1974

14:22 | Sep 6th, 2015

Jonathan Holmes recounts being the studio director on a disasterous BBC New Years Eve broadcast. 
#19. Richard Cooke - A Heavily Crab-Based Strategy

12:01 | Sep 4th, 2015

Richard Cooke attends a Vietnamese Christmas lunch foucused mainly on drinking, gambling and insults.
#18. Zoë Norton Lodge - 1987

08:18 | Sep 1st, 2015

Zoë marches into preschool on 1987 and enrolls herself. You can buy her brand new book, Almost Sincerely, right here: http://giantdwarf.com.au/product/almostsincerely/
#17. Patrick Magee - The Hero Gotham Deserves

12:13 | Aug 27th, 2015

When Patrick Magee takes a job dressing up as Batman at a shopping centre, he discovers that it's not who he is underneath, but what he does that defines him.
#16. Ben Jenkins - The Baby

14:06 | Aug 24th, 2015

A prank war spanning three years is finally won. But at what cost?
#15. Debra Oswald - A Kind of Script Writing Fagin

12:42 | Aug 19th, 2015

Debra Oswald on getting to do your job, terrible cooking and trying to work out exactly what you're worth, in terms of tea bags.
#14. Kate Mulvany - Into The Mintox Unknown

21:38 | Aug 17th, 2015

When Gene Simmons and Fat Cat visit a children's hospital, two young terminal cancer patients hatch a plan to escape quarantine.
#13. Cait Harris - Playing Dead

14:32 | Aug 11th, 2015

A young Cait Harris hatches a plan to deal with her parent's impending divorce. 
#12. Mark Sutton - As Nonchalantly As Possible, Run Away

13:01 | Aug 9th, 2015

Mark Sutton discovers what it's like to not have a cent to your name...and then find yourself getting mugged. 
#11. Jordan Raskopoulos - A Dog Can Dream

12:27 | Aug 6th, 2015

Under the influence and on tour, Jordan Raskopoulos decides that he has come up with the greatest idea for a tattoo ever.
#10. Ben Jenkins - Stealing 101

14:45 | Aug 2nd, 2015

Ben Jenkins recounts both times in his life where his own incompitence has had him mistaken for a master criminal.
#9. Rebecca Huntley - Inconsistencies With The Presentation of The Pasta Special

13:59 | Jul 29th, 2015

Rebecca Huntley volunteers at her child's canteen and discovers that years working in politics have not prepared her for the internal machinations of the tuckshop.
#8. Toby Schmitz - The Not-Butch Talky Pirate

22:21 | Jul 26th, 2015

Toby Schmitz uses the Story Club chair for therapy as he talks about shoplifting rice, recieving a bag of chokitos as payment and his current jaunt at 'saying pirate things in front of a green screen'.
#7. Annabel Crabb - I Come From a Land Down Under

15:45 | Jul 19th, 2015

Annabel Crabb recalls 'the agony and ecstasy of foreign-correspondent-ism'
#6. David Cunningham - Confetti at a Shame Parade

15:30 | Jul 12th, 2015

David Cunningham outlines his troubled relationship with food and explains what, exactly a 'penny-farthing' is in pizza terms.
#5. Zoë Norton Lodge - Mamma Fish

13:23 | Jul 1st, 2015

A young Zoë demands and then kills several pet fish.
#4. Tommy Dassalo - A Menagerie of Warthogs

10:36 | Jul 1st, 2015

Tommy Dassalo lands his big break in a series of ads for a major bank during the London Olympics. It does not go well.
#3. Kirsten Drysdale - Taking The Piss

12:45 | Jul 1st, 2015

Kirsten Drysdale, in her former life as an elite athelete, undergoes ASADA drug testing...two weeks after taking drugs.
#2. David Marr - 500 Ruined My Marriage

11:01 | Jul 1st, 2015

David Marr on the role of 'bridge with trainer wheels' in the breakdown of his marriage.
#1. Derrick C. Brown - No Purple

17:22 | Jul 1st, 2015

Derrick C. Brown discovers that honesty is not the best policy at his church's high school summer camp.