46 episodes

SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night in Darwin, the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory! Join us and be transported to the wondrous backyards, communities and lives of Territory locals, where you'll hear illuminating stories that aren't ALL about crocodiles...

We'll introduce you to some of the fascinating characters who live in the NT and give you a peek into life in one of the most wild, unexpected and rewarding parts of Australia.

SPUN Stories is presented by StoryProjects, with funding support from Darwin International Airport.

Host + Producer - Jess Ong
Sound Production - Gaia Osborne
Executive Producer - Johanna Bell
Graphic Designer - Celia Neilson

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 88 Ratings

SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night in Darwin, the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory! Join us and be transported to the wondrous backyards, communities and lives of Territory locals, where you'll hear illuminating stories that aren't ALL about crocodiles...

We'll introduce you to some of the fascinating characters who live in the NT and give you a peek into life in one of the most wild, unexpected and rewarding parts of Australia.

SPUN Stories is presented by StoryProjects, with funding support from Darwin International Airport.

Host + Producer - Jess Ong
Sound Production - Gaia Osborne
Executive Producer - Johanna Bell
Graphic Designer - Celia Neilson

    Audio extra: SPUN has a new home!

    Audio extra: SPUN has a new home!

    Change is as good as a holiday, yeah? There's some big changes happening at SPUN HQ, but never fear, there's still so many stories to dig up from around the Northern Territory to share with you that we're not going anywhere... Or too far, at least.

    ---SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all about shining a light on the extraordinary personal stories of everyday Territorians - let us take you to some wild and wondrous places through our podcast! You can find out more about SPUN by visiting our website.---Host + Producer - Jess OngSound Production - Gaia OsborneExecutive Producer - Johanna BellMusic - Sam Carmody---Our podcast is presented by StoryProjects, with funding support from Darwin International Airport.
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    • 6 min
    Ep44: Secrets and lace | bib and brace

    Ep44: Secrets and lace | bib and brace

    Lisa Day moved to Darwin from Melbourne in the 70s to be a teacher, seeking a fresh start after a lifetime of carrying an extraordinary family secret that was starting to seep through the cracks, out the front door and into the garden: what you see in public isn’t always what you get in private... 

    Storyteller - Lisa DayStory Producer - Jess Ong---SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all about shining a light on the extraordinary personal stories of everyday Territorians - let us take you to some wild and wondrous places through our podcast! You can find out more about SPUN by visiting our website.---Host + Producer - Jess OngSound Production - Gaia OsborneExecutive Producer - Johanna BellMusic - Sam Carmody---Our podcast is presented by StoryProjects, with funding support from Darwin International Airport.
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    • 15 min
    Ep43: Paediatrics, passion and poker

    Ep43: Paediatrics, passion and poker

    Dr Bo Remenyi is a paediatric cardiologist fighting heart disease in remote Australia. Bo arrived in Australia, from communist Hungary, as a teenager with no English language skills but big dreams and a steely determination to achieve her goals...

    Storyteller - Dr Bo RemenyiStory Producer - Lori Uden---SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all about shining a light on the extraordinary personal stories of everyday Territorians - let us take you to some wild and wondrous places through our podcast! You can find out more about SPUN by visiting our website.---Host + Producer - Jess OngSound Production - Gaia OsborneExecutive Producer - Johanna BellMusic - Sam Carmody---Our podcast is presented by StoryProjects, with funding support from Darwin International Airport.
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    • 15 min
    Ep42: Relying on strangers

    Ep42: Relying on strangers

    Dave Pears is a mariner who found himself on a remote Kimberley island relying on the care of strangers after placing his hand on something potentially life threatening...

    Storyteller - Dave PearsStory Producer - Lori Uden---SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all about shining a light on the extraordinary personal stories of everyday Territorians - let us take you to some wild and wondrous places through our podcast! You can find out more about SPUN by visiting our website.---Host + Producer - Jess OngSound Production - Gaia OsborneExecutive Producer - Johanna BellMusic - Sam Carmody---Our podcast is presented by StoryProjects, with funding support from Darwin International Airport.

     

     

     
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    • 11 min
    Ep41: When I lost my mind to find my heart

    Ep41: When I lost my mind to find my heart

    T’ara is a sovereign tribal woman on a journey of self-exploration. Throughout her pilgrimage she explores the nature of life and the light and dark it encompasses. T’ara is passionate about speaking truth and holding space for others to do the same. She shares a story about a recent moment of truth. 

    Storyteller - T'ara ColeStory Producer - Alex Edmonson---SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all about shining a light on the extraordinary personal stories of everyday Territorians - let us take you to some wild and wondrous places through our podcast! You can find out more about SPUN by visiting our website.---Host + Producer - Jess OngSound Production - Gaia OsborneExecutive Producer - Johanna BellMusic - Sam Carmody---Our podcast is presented by StoryProjects, with funding support from Darwin International Airport.
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    • 13 min
    Ep40: Beneath the skull

    Ep40: Beneath the skull

    Phill Carson arrived in Darwin in 1981 to take up a job at the Royal Darwin Hospital. He was 27 years old and no one, including Phil, suspected that this softly spoken newcomer would go on to become one of Darwin’s longest serving surgeons. By day, surgical life, while demanding, was routine, but a call after dark signalled something altogether different... 

    Storyteller - Phill CarsonStory Producer - Johanna Bell---SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all about shining a light on the extraordinary personal stories of everyday Territorians - let us take you to some wild and wondrous places through our podcast! You can find out more about SPUN by visiting our website.---Host + Producer - Jess OngSound Production - Gaia OsborneExecutive Producer - Johanna BellMusic - Sam Carmody---Our podcast is presented by StoryProjects, with funding support from Darwin International Airport.

     

     

     
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Aunty Max ,

Production masterpiece

A must listen! Informative, important and funny.
An essay in bringing people together, hearing all the stories and ... listening.

Gab's asleep ,

Jess is the best!!

Great stories from the top end from an amazing story teller

Lamboros ,

Spun is great!

Love listening to the spun stories, some fun, some sad but all real and raw🤗

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