26 episodes

Barefaced Stories is a platform for those who surrender to the chaos of being human.  Raw, honest, self-aware – our storytellers wear their bloody beating hearts on their sleeves and are some of the bravest folk you’ll see.

Stories are told live onstage, without notes in Australia.

BAREFACED STORIES Brutally Frank

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 46 Ratings

Barefaced Stories is a platform for those who surrender to the chaos of being human.  Raw, honest, self-aware – our storytellers wear their bloody beating hearts on their sleeves and are some of the bravest folk you’ll see.

Stories are told live onstage, without notes in Australia.

    Ron Bradfield Jnr: Last Dance

    Ron Bradfield Jnr: Last Dance

    Being an ex-serviceman, it was rare for Ron to find himself sitting alone at a bar on Anzac Day.  But there he was, at the Navy Club in Fremantle, on his lonesome.  That is until he shared with a final dance with a complete stranger.

    Barefaced Stories are told live onstage in Western Australia.  

    Podcast Host & producer: Andrea Gibbs (@AndreaGibbs) 

    Storyteller: Ron Bradfield Jnr

    Facebook:@BarefacedStoriesPerth

    Instagram:@BarefacedStories

    Twitter: @BrutallyFranko

    SPONSOR:Old Young's Distillery 

    MUSIC BY:Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

    • 9 min
    Rob Pollard: F*ck Yeah Air Guitar

    Rob Pollard: F*ck Yeah Air Guitar

    Elaborate costumes, fantastical personas, and sweet sweet guitar riffs.  

    Beyond the humorous, ironic façade of an air guitar performance there is real sincerity in what it offers those who participate. 

    This week’s story, from Rob Pollard, is not just about impaling yourself on a mimed instrument or smashing it to smithereens - it’s also a story about family.  And how the experiences we share with our loved ones end up being the ones that mean the most.

    Barefaced Stories are told live onstage in Western Australia.  

    Podcast Host & producer: Andrea Gibbs (@AndreaGibbs) 

    Storyteller: Robert Pollard

    Facebook:@BarefacedStoriesPerth

    Instagram:@BarefacedStories

    Twitter: @BrutallyFranko

    SPONSOR:Old Young's Distillery 

    MUSIC BY:Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

    • 11 min
    Werzel Montague: A Manic Episode

    Werzel Montague: A Manic Episode

    Wonder what it feels like to have a manic episode? Werzel takes us inside his mind and gives us an insight into what could happen to any one of us.

    Barefaced Stories are told live onstage in Western Australia.  

    Podcast Host & producer: Andrea Gibbs (@AndreaGibbs) 

    Storyteller: Paul 'Werzel' Montague

    Facebook:@BarefacedStoriesPerth

    Instagram:@BarefacedStories

    Twitter: @BrutallyFranko

    SPONSOR:Old Young's Distillery 

    MUSIC BY:Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

    • 23 min
    Nadine Browne: The Nullarbor Plain

    Nadine Browne: The Nullarbor Plain

    The Australian Nullarbor has quite the reputation, known for being one of the longest, straightest, most remote stretches of highway in the world. Driving it can be a daunting experience, especially when the person next to you is a chain smoking demon.

    Barefaced Stories are told live onstage in Western Australia.  

    Podcast Host: Andrea Gibbs (@AndreaGibbs) 

    Storyteller: Nadine Browne

    Producers: Katie McAllister, Amber Cunningham & Andrea Gibbs

    Facebook:@BarefacedStoriesPerth

    Instagram:@BarefacedStories

    Twitter: @BrutallyFranko

    SPONSOR:Old Young's Distillery 

    MUSIC BY:Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

    • 10 min
    Andrew McDonald: Parent Teacher Meeting

    Andrew McDonald: Parent Teacher Meeting

    The unknown is scary, and of all the moments of anticipation and anxiety that occur in a parent's life, there's one that reigns supreme: the parent-teacher meeting. 

    You'll never guess what Andrew McDonald and his wife were confronted with when they were shown their son's math book.

    Barefaced Stories are told live onstage in Western Australia.  This story is from our show titled 'That Loving Feeling'. 

    Podcast Host: Andrea Gibbs (@AndreaGibbs) 

    Storyteller: Andrew McDonald

    Producers: Katie McAllister, Amber Cunningham & Andrea Gibbs

    Facebook:@BarefacedStoriesPerth

    Instagram:@BarefacedStories

    Twitter: @BrutallyFranko

    SPONSOR:Old Young's Distillery 

    MUSIC BY:Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

    • 10 min
    ALISON BENNETT TAYLOR: My Daughter

    ALISON BENNETT TAYLOR: My Daughter

    Alison always wanted a daughter. Her dream came true, but one Christmas eve so did her worst nightmare.

    Barefaced Stories are told live in Western Australia.  This story is from our Albany Edition. 

    Get your hands on a THINK BACK STACK if you want to come up with some of your own great stories.

    Host: Andrea Gibbs (@AndreaGibbs) 

    Storyteller: Alison Bennett Taylor

    Producers: Katie McAllister, Amber Cunningham & Andrea Gibbs

    Facebook:@BarefacedStoriesPerth

    Instagram:@BarefacedStories

    Twitter: @BrutallyFranko

    SPONSOR:Old Young's Distillery 

    MUSIC BY:Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics and also Blue Dot Sessions

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

C.J.Willy ,

The best!

Absolute gem of a Podcast, Bareface Stories hits you right with all the feely-feels and leaves you wanting more.

Jessica Bruce ,

So glad you’re still here

We found you via Queerstories/tall tales and true. And while we haven’t made it to a live show yet - we are so glad you’re still putting episodes up as podcasts. The stories are wonderful and vary so widely in theme. Can’t wait to make it to a live show one day 💜

lisabenjess ,

Stories that will make you laugh, cry and rage

Really missing the live performances of Barefaced Stories but this podcast is filling the gap. Loving the vibes and the story telling. Hope to see and hear everyone in the flesh again soon 😍

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