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Telling the human stories that are happening all around us - stories that may be unusual but could be happening to your neighbour or the person next to you on the bus.

The Backstory Claire Mutimer and Suzy Coulson

    • Society & Culture

Telling the human stories that are happening all around us - stories that may be unusual but could be happening to your neighbour or the person next to you on the bus.

    Trailer for our new podcast - Being Socially Distant

    Trailer for our new podcast - Being Socially Distant

    Hi everyone, we'd love you to give our new podcast a listen.


    Being Socially Distant is a new lockdown audio comedy from the producers of The Backstory Podcast. Written and produced by Tin Shed Productions and starring Suzy Coulson, Claire Mutimer, Kate Wilson and Ivan Vaughan. It is recorded remotely.


    You can listen to episode 1 here or click here to subscribe directly so that you get new episodes when they're released.


    Please follow us on instagram: @beingsociallydistant


    Music: 'Latin Nights'
    Composer: Tim Brown, Brown House Media
    Publisher: Pond 5


    Being Socially Distant is a Tin Shed Production.
     
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    • 11 min
    A New Normal - Nancy, Nina and Wes's story

    A New Normal - Nancy, Nina and Wes's story

    This week we hear from Nancy and daughter Nina who, together with lodger Wes, find themselves living together in lockdown in a newly constituted household. Nancy works in mental health so she has spent the last few weeks holed up in her bedroom supporting clients via Zoom, whilst she and Nina get used to living together after being apart for a while. Online dating, routines and the challenges of this enforced period of reflection - there's plenty here to relate to.


    In a follow on from last week, Suzy asks Claire some non-corona questions in an attempt to talk about something - anything - else.


    We really hope you've enjoyed our set of new normal backstories. You can support us with likes, shares and reviews.


    We are @thebackstoryypodcast on Facebook and Instagram @thebackstorypod on twitter.


    The Backstory Podcast is produced by Tin Shed Productions
    hello@tinshedproductions.co.uk
     
    Music credits:
    Main theme:
    Title: Nancy
    Author: Grimo (http://www.gosoundtrack.com/the-team/)
    Source: www.gosoundtrack.com
    License: CC By 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
     
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    • 22 min
    A New Normal: Lex's story

    A New Normal: Lex's story

    This week Suzy and Claire put five questions to each other about their new normal - how is life in lockdown in the Norfolk countryside? They talk about creative writing, podcasts they are listening to, their highs and lows and what might happen next. Then we hear from Lex who is in Sussex and reads out her blog which caught Claire's eye last week as it strikes many cords of what we are all experiencing.


    Lex's blog can be found at: https://thethoughtreport.com/coronavirus-diary-of-a-working-mum/


    You can support us with likes, shares and reviews.


    We are @thebackstoryypodcast on Facebook and Instagram @thebackstorypod on twitter.


    The Backstory Podcast is produced by Tin Shed Productions
    hello@tinshedproductions.co.uk
     
    Music credits:
    Main theme:
    Title: Nancy
    Author: Grimo (http://www.gosoundtrack.com/the-team/)
    Source: www.gosoundtrack.com
    License: CC By 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
     
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    • 26 min
    A New Normal: Masha's story

    A New Normal: Masha's story

    We are bringing you a season of backstories with the theme - a new normal - telling the real-life stories of us all adjusting to life in the midst of the corona outbreak. We hope you find some comfort in hearing other people's new normals.


    This week we hear from Masha who lives in Buenos Aires with her husband. Masha's two sons are in Canda and her youngest, who's 19, is in his second year of university. When lessons were cancelled Masha and her husband made plans for him to come home but, as lockdown kicked in, things didn't go according to plan.


    You can support us with likes, shares and reviews.


    We are @thebackstoryypodcast on Facebook and Instagram @thebackstorypod on twitter.


    The Backstory Podcast is produced by Tin Shed Productions
    hello@tinshedproductions.co.uk
     
    Music credits:
    Main theme:
    Title: Nancy
    Author: Grimo (http://www.gosoundtrack.com/the-team/)
    Source: www.gosoundtrack.com
    License: CC By 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
     
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    • 21 min
    A New Normal: Amy's story

    A New Normal: Amy's story

    We are bringing you a season of backstories with the theme - a new normal - telling the real-life stories of us all adjusting to life in the midst of the corona outbreak. We hope you find some comfort in hearing other people's new normals.


    We kick off with Amy who is in the midst of a very tricky time as her Mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour just at the start of all this madness - she managed to get her Mum operated on just before all non-emergency operations were cancelled - but now she is caught up in all the corona lockdown. She explains how it is all playing out and how Mother's Day is for her this year.


    This has been a fast turn-around podcast recorded remotely - so apologies for any sound issues - although it is pretty good given it was recorded on a phone.


    You can support us with likes, shares and reviews.
     
    Music credits:
    Main theme:
    Title: Nancy
    Author: Grimo (http://www.gosoundtrack.com/the-team/)
    Source: www.gosoundtrack.com
    License: CC By 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
     
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    • 18 min
    Backstory Mash-up - Recovery

    Backstory Mash-up - Recovery

    In this week’s mash-up we hear a selection of stories on the theme of recovery. First we hear from from Jilly Moss whose little girl Alba contracted what turned out to be measles before her first vaccination. Jilly tells how frightening it was when no -one could recognise the illness and her daughter became so ill. This interview is with Claire on the phone - so apologies for the sound quality. 


    We also hear from Dave who became obsessed by his weight and describes his recovery from anorexia (season 4 episode 2) and finally Tiff’s story of recovery which is absolutely remarkable as she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer (season 3 episode 4) but to the amazement of her rugby-playing husband Tom Youngs and her daughter Maisie and the rest of her family she was told that the cancer had gone. 
    Our podcast recommendation is Emily Eavis on BBC's Desert Island Discs and Jon Ronson's audible original: The Last Days of August.


    Trigger warnings for this episode: anorexia, cancer.
     
    Help and support:


    NHS website advice on measles
    Beat - eating disorders
    Macmillan -cancer support


    You can support us with likes, shares and reviews.
     
    Music credits:
    Main theme:
    Title: Nancy
    Author: Grimo (http://www.gosoundtrack.com/the-team/)
    Source: www.gosoundtrack.com
    License: CC By 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
     
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    • 29 min

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