Story Wise Woodend

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Personal stories, told live in Woodend, a small community 70km north of Melbourne, Australia. It is an open hearted, supportive space to be touched, amused, entertained and allowed to share what it means to be human. Ears are open, themes are loos...Show More
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4.9 Sue Yardley - Fire

13:05 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Recorded at Story Wise Woodend on August 2016.  One story per episode for easy on the go listening. This seasons theme is fire and your host is Dez Rock.  Sue's brilliant and hilarious "long bow" story of fire that takes place in a girls catholic s...Show More
4.8 Russell Yardley - Fire

08:03 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Recorded at Story Wise Woodend on August 2016.  One story per episode for easy on the go listening. This seasons theme is fire and your host is Dez Rock.  Russell Yardley's story of kiln fire.
4.7 Peter Fernon - Fire

09:01 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Recorded at Story Wise Woodend on August 2016.  One story per episode for easy on the go listening. This seasons theme is fire and your host is Dez Rock.  Peter Fernon tells a gripping story about an Australian bushfire, make sure you stick around ...Show More
4.6 Nicole Jacks - Fire

10:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Recorded at Story Wise Woodend on August 2016.  One story per episode for easy on the go listening. This seasons theme is fire and your host is Dez Rock.  Nicole Jacks tells an amusing tale of having to fire someone, several times.. to make sure th...Show More
4.5 Kate Lawrence - Fire

08:45 | Sep 21st, 2017

Recorded at Story Wise Woodend on August 2016.  One story per episode for easy on the go listening. This seasons theme is fire and your host is Dez Rock.  Kate Lawrence story on youth, smoking, fire, never admitting fault and forever wanting to gro...Show More
4.4 Frances Palmer - Fire

09:52 | Sep 21st, 2017

Recorded at Story Wise Woodend on August 2016.  One story per episode for easy on the go listening. This seasons theme is fire and your host is Dez Rock.  France Palmers compelling story not quite about bushfires, but about fires non the less.
4.3 Christine Hardiman - Fire

09:57 | Sep 21st, 2017

Third episode of season four, recorded at Story Wise Woodend on August 2016.  One story per episode for easy on the go listening. This seasons theme is fire and your host is Dez Rock.  Christine Hardiman's fantastically told story from her youth of o...Show More
4.2 Barbara Crljen - Fire

06:16 | Sep 21st, 2017

Second episode of season four, recorded at Story Wise Woodend on August 2016.  One story per episode for easy on the go listening. This seasons theme is fire and your host is Dez Rock.  Barbara Crljen tells a brilliant story of fire on her property...Show More
4.1 Anna Redenbach - Fire

07:35 | Sep 21st, 2017

First episode of season four, recorded at Story Wise Woodend on August 2016.  One story per episode for easy on the go listening. This seasons theme is fire and your host is Dez Rock.  Anna Redenbach's story is one of a metaphorical fire within.
3.5.1 Tania Christiano - Place

09:36 | Jul 21st, 2017

In this first story from Tania Christiano, she shares a touching tale with a different spin on the notion of place, a place at the Christmas table.
3.10 Kate Lawrence - Place

13:30 | Jun 29th, 2017

Kate Lawrence shares a heart felt story of place, the place she lives in the Macedon Ranges and her exploration of the original inhabitants of the land.
3.9 Malcolm Duffield - Place

11:29 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Malcolm Duffield spins a wonderful story connecting his first political act with Brexit, a 6 month trip lasting 30 years, and a bridge to nowhere.
3.8 Preeti Helena - Place

15:34 | Jun 15th, 2017

Preeti Helena gives away her Swiss origins with her accent, and takes us on a journey through her relationship to place and to wandering, ending back on the slopes of a postcard Switzerland.
3.7 Sue Yardley - Place

13:31 | Jun 8th, 2017

Sue Yardley regales us with evocative descriptions of growing up in the coal-choked Morwell of the late 60's.  Her story centres on the centrality in summer,  with its characters and drama, of the local pool.
3.6 Russell Yardley - Place

13:39 | Jun 1st, 2017

In the first of the stories from the Story Wise Woodend night where the theme was place, Russell Yardley takes us back to his country Victorian childhood in Ellinsford in the 50's and 60's, a time of ferrets, travelling salesmen and thruppence for th...Show More
3.5 Kate Lawrence - Boundaries

08:59 | May 25th, 2017

Kate Lawrence shares a story of the pain of finding yourself inexplicably on the wrong side of the line of ones own integrity.
3.4 Peter Fernon - Boundaries

10:09 | May 18th, 2017

Peter Fernon tells a story of land boundaries in a small country town in Victoria, and the tensions and characters it reveals.
3.3 Jackie Kerin - Boundaries

16:35 | May 15th, 2017

In this 3rd episode in the 3rd season of Story Wise Woodend Podcast, we hear a story from June 2016, where the theme of the night was Boundaries.   Jackie Kerin shares a moving story of being drawn to assist a young man in crisis, and the shared huma...Show More
3.2 Kate Lawrence - Family

11:27 | May 4th, 2017

Kate Lawrence, host of Story Wise Woodend, shares the tale of an epic journey across three states, with her dad and his not 'normal' approach to life.
3.1 Teena Hartnett - Family

12:17 | Apr 27th, 2017

Teena Hartnett tells an awkward tale of way too familiar family tension in the unbidden yet unbreakable connection to relatives.
2.10 Russell Yardley - Family

13:42 | Apr 6th, 2017

Russell Yardley shares a story of family intrigue and serendipitous discoveries spanning the globe.
2.9 Nicole Jacks - Family

12:31 | Mar 30th, 2017

This week, Nicole Jacks, a Woodend resident tells a rolling, high stakes story of the epic family holiday on Fraser Island.
2.8 Christine Hardiman - Family

11:31 | Mar 23rd, 2017

This is the first episode from the stories told at the May 2016 Story Wise Woodend where the theme of the night was Family.  Christine Hardiman, a Story Wise Woodend regular tells a moving story of love, set in the stately homes of England during the...Show More
2.7 Melvyn Cann - Tricks

10:33 | Mar 16th, 2017

In this weeks episode Melvyn Cann shares recollections and reflections from the orchestra pit where the violinists are tricking everyone it seems.
2.6 Kate Lawrence - Tricks

10:01 | Mar 9th, 2017

In this episode Kate Lawrence shares the story of a long car ride with little children, made more interesting by an April Fools trick.
2.5 Ian Robinson - Tricks

12:03 | Mar 2nd, 2017

In this episode, Kyneton resident Ian Robinson takes us back to the Olympic Village in 1956 Melbourne, with a story about a problem with language.
2.4 Peter Fernon - Tricks

14:09 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Another great story from local storyteller Peter Fernon, told in Woodend in April 2016, where the theme of the night was 'Tricks'.
2.3 Milly Dabrowski - Missing

10:57 | Feb 16th, 2017

This is a wonderful story from Milly, a yoga teacher from Kyneton and the episode is another step towards paring down the podcast,  with less talk and more story!
2.2 Nellie Mollina - Missing

17:26 | Feb 9th, 2017

This episode's story is the first story from the storytelling night in march 2016, where the theme was 'Missing'.  It is a story from Nellie Mollina, who travelled a long way, in more ways then one, to share her story.
2.1 Cassis Lumb - Eclipse of the Heart

14:51 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Finally, the second season of Story Wise Woodend.  Now in smaller, one story episodes, easier to listen to on the go. The first story in this season is from the Story Wise Woodend event in February 2016, where the theme of the night was Eclipse of th...Show More
1.10 Stories from Teena Hartnett and Jackie Kerin

29:55 | Dec 30th, 2016

In this tenth episode of Story Wise Woodend we hear stories from two experienced storytellers, from Melbourne, who travel to Woodend to support the event.  In serendipitously related stories, Teena Hartnett remembers her Dad and Jackie Kerin her gran...Show More
1.9 Stories from Jackie Kerin and Susan Davie

26:11 | Dec 22nd, 2016

This weeks episode shares a terrific story from Jackie Kerin, including her curiosity as to what story 'they' tell about what happened.  And Susan tells a story of an unlikely solution doctors find in a situation of modern medicine.You can find Jacki...Show More
1.8 Stories from Cassis Lumb and Anne Stewart

23:15 | Dec 15th, 2016

From the December 2015 night, where the theme was Endings, a story from Cassis about a perfect ending, followed by an end of childhood, great yarn from Anne Stewart. You can find more about Cassis Lumb here.  and Anne Stewart here.
1.7 Stories from Melvyn Cann and Rebecca Colless

18:26 | Dec 8th, 2016

Still on the theme Race Against Time, Melvyn entertains us with a new craze in walking, while Bec races to catch a strange train in a strange land. You can find out more about Melvyn here: https://melvyncann.com/ and Rebecca Colless here: http://www....Show More
1.6 Stories from Kate Lawrence and Susan Davie

19:08 | Dec 1st, 2016

In this first episode for the theme Race Against Time, Kate Lawrence, host of Story Wise Woodend shares a story of social justice and being busted. Susan Davie in the second story tells of her mothers intuition and nurse's savvy.
1.5 Stories from Peter Fernon and Teena Hartnett

21:52 | Nov 24th, 2016

Peter Fernon brings together ephemeral images to create a moving story from childhood in this first of the episodes where the theme is Race against Time.  He is followed by Teena Hartnett, with her trusty canine friend Atticus, telling a story about ...Show More
1. 4 Stories from Melvyn Cann and Gill Jewell

23:12 | Nov 17th, 2016

This is the last of the four episodes sharing stories from the first Story Wise Woodend event in October 2015, where the theme for the night was Firsts.  Melvyn Cann, who has become a regular at Story Wise Woodend over the last 12 months tells of his...Show More
1.3 Stories from Christine Hardiman and Teena Hartnett

22:22 | Nov 10th, 2016

A gorgeous story from Christine Hardiman, who has also become a regular at Story Wise Woodend, begins this episode. She shares many funny and delightful images from the streets of Melbourne.  The second story is from Teena Hartnett, a seasoned storyt...Show More
1.2 Stories from Peter Fernon and Susan Davie

20:16 | Oct 26th, 2016

In this episode Peter Fernon touches on some of the major male milestones and how they can play out in unusual ways. The second story is from Woodend local and Story Wise Woodend regular Susan Davie, who as an ex-nurse, has a wealth of stories.
1.1 Stories from Jackie Kerin and Kate Lawrence

25:33 | Oct 26th, 2016

In this episode we hear two stories from the first night of Story Wise Woodend, in October 2015.   The theme of the night was Firsts.  Jackie Kerin tells a powerfully moving story with many connections to country, and Kate Lawrence, host of Story Wis...Show More
000 Introduction

07:14 | Oct 26th, 2016

A brief introduction from Kate Lawrence about Story Wise Woodend and her passion for personal storytelling.