59 episodes

Tall Tales & True brings together the very best of live storytelling from across Australia. Courageous storytellers front up to the microphone to bare their soul and share their life-changing moments in front of a live audience. Captivating, jaw-dropping and thought provoking, these pure Australian stories will make you laugh, cry or gasp, or maybe all three at once.

Tall Tales & True ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 363 Ratings

Tall Tales & True brings together the very best of live storytelling from across Australia. Courageous storytellers front up to the microphone to bare their soul and share their life-changing moments in front of a live audience. Captivating, jaw-dropping and thought provoking, these pure Australian stories will make you laugh, cry or gasp, or maybe all three at once.

    Ally and Stevie - My favourite ex

    Ally and Stevie - My favourite ex

    Most people aren’t friends with their ex, but Ally Garrett and Stevie Wilder are the exception. Where many relationships crumble and reach the point of no return, Ally and Stevie’s has lived to tell the tale. From young love, to overseas moves, and a gender transition; Ally and Stevie recount how they managed to rebuild their relationship to become something new entirely.

    • 18 min
    Jackson Browne - Big weather calling

    Jackson Browne - Big weather calling

    Landing your dream job is never easy, especially when life keeps blowing you off course. Every time Jackson Browne seemed to be on the right track, life and death would get in the way. Many other people would have given up, but Jackson shows us that grit, determination and love can get you to where you want to go.

    • 12 min
    Gladys Docking – Getting back on the horse

    Gladys Docking – Getting back on the horse

    Gladys got the call from the police that every parent dreads: her daughter Quita had been badly injured. Doctors said that she would never recover from her catastrophic brain injury. But what happened next surprised everyone.

    • 13 min
    Paul Kidd - Getting laid at my boyfriend's funeral

    Paul Kidd - Getting laid at my boyfriend's funeral

    Hooking up at weddings? We've all heard stories. Hooking up at a funeral? Not so much. At the height of another pandemic, Paul Kidd lost his boyfriend Darren. Paul tells the remarkable story of their relationship, from meeting on an overnight train, to going to Darren's last party together. This is not a story about death, it’s about life, love and living hard for those who cannot.

    • 16 min
    Deena Lynch - Size doesn't matter, right?

    Deena Lynch - Size doesn't matter, right?

    Musician and activist Deena Lynch, aka Jaguar Jonze, gets knocked down literally and figuratively on her motorcycle all the time. She gets back up every time. Deena shares her experiences of hits and runs, and offensive assumptions about her while she’s on her motorcycle. 

    • 14 min
    INTRODUCING — Tall Tales & True Series 10: Resilience

    INTRODUCING — Tall Tales & True Series 10: Resilience

    Tough times never last, but tough people do.

    This is the best of Australian live storytelling. True stories, from all around the country. This season we’re showcasing resilience.

    Aussies from all different walks of life share how they got knocked down, both figuratively and literally, and rose again. There's death, sex, and catastrophic injuries to overcome.

    You'll hear five stories celebrating those who faced the worst of times, and lived to tell the tale... live on stage.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
363 Ratings

363 Ratings

Elke Kora ,

Fabulous listening

Absolutely wonderful to hear everyday peoples stories fabulous listening relatable !

DroverDan ,

Talk Tales and True

Just walked on the beach laughing as I listened to this podcasts

tonarise ,

Acknowledge

So important to acknowledge traditional custodians, more important is the way you do it. You have not done it well and with disrespect

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