42 episodes

Because some of us have a thirst for wonder and connection... The airing cupboard podcast is a curation of short true-life stories about those moments of serendipity and convergence, when life shifts a little, never to be the same again. Let Zoé take you into the comfort of her cupboard and tell you a story. You will be led on a journey into the lives of others and be reminded that the everydays are the meaningfuls of life. Indie podcast. Storytelling. Non-commercial project: no ads, no Patreon, no sponsors... only pure pleasure! Monthly.

the airing cupboard's extraordinary stories of ordinary people Zoé Brown Storytelling

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 126 Ratings

Because some of us have a thirst for wonder and connection... The airing cupboard podcast is a curation of short true-life stories about those moments of serendipity and convergence, when life shifts a little, never to be the same again. Let Zoé take you into the comfort of her cupboard and tell you a story. You will be led on a journey into the lives of others and be reminded that the everydays are the meaningfuls of life. Indie podcast. Storytelling. Non-commercial project: no ads, no Patreon, no sponsors... only pure pleasure! Monthly.

    Madeline Forman

    Madeline Forman

    Set in New Jersey USA and spanning over eight decades, this story speaks of a girl's passion for singing, the gratefulness of a 94 years old lady, the black lustre of 78 rpm records and how life has a mysterious habit of  knocking back on one's door....

    If you wish to discover more about Madeline, please visit:
    https://www.madelineforman.com/

    The film documentary is available to watch on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjkpREEsbPc

    Her music is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Spotify under Madeline Forman
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    Don’t Take Your Love From Me (1946) and (2021), Nobody’s Baby by Madeline Forman by kind permission (Attribution - Noncommercial) of Howard Forman (Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud and https://www.madelineforman.com/ )
     and
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
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    The moments in our Mornings and November by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
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    Convergence and Horses by The Pictures of the Floating World
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 24 min
    Brothers

    Brothers

    Set in Montreal, Canada, this is the simple story of two brothers, photography, art, competitiveness, it is about what divided them but mostly what united them…
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    Music: 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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    Juncture by Dexter Britain
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
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    February, Moonlight Reprise by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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     Convergence, Horses and Shelter by The Pictures of the Floating World
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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    Midsommar Drag by Scott Bucklet
     www.scottbuckley.com.au/library
     Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution licence                 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 28 min
    On the cobbled bridge

    On the cobbled bridge

    Set in the North West of Spain, on the Camino de Santiago, this story speaks about a long  journey and how many roads must a young woman walk down ... "the answer is blowin' in the wind"...
     

    Niamh's cover of Connemara Cradle Song sung for her daughter Roisin:
     https://youtu.be/jIl4I_8h6ko  
    by kind permission (Attribution - Noncommercial) of Niamh O Sheehan and Ros Woodham
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    https://youtu.be/jIl4I_8h6ko  Connemara Cradle Song by Niamh and Ros by kind permission (Attribution - Noncommercial) of Niamh O Sheehan and Ros Woodham
     and 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
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    From Truth by Dexter Britain
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
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    Nothing (Bonus track) and Hope and Dreams by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
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     Convergence and Horses by The Pictures of the Floating World
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 26 min
    In the midst of the ocean

    In the midst of the ocean

    Set mostly in Cape Verde, and the midst of the Atlantic ocean, this a story about a young woman's journey of self-discovery, about the sixth sense, about an extraordinary voyage on a sailing boat and of course, it is about love :) ...you know me by now! Zoe x
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    Music: 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
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    Juncture by Dexter Britain
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
    The Moment of our Mornings, November, Hopes and Dreams, Idea and Universe in Hands by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
     https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
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    Convergence  by The Pictures of the Floating World
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
    Midsommar by Scott Buckley
     www.scottbuckley.com.au/library
     Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution licence                 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 32 min
    Birdsongs

    Birdsongs

    This is a little story to soothe our depressed hearts.... it is about sugar and spice and all things nice, the bond between a child and her grandmother, birdwatching and of course it is about love! 
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    Words of  Drew Lanham : a Transcript from the podcast On Being with Krista Tippett (www.onbeing.org)
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    Music: 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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    Juncture, Seeing the Future and Time Catches up by Dexter Britain
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

     and
     
     Convergence and Horses by The Pictures of the Floating World
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

     and
    The Moments of our Mornings by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
     https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
    Solitude by David Hilowitz
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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    • 28 min
    The wind on her face

    The wind on her face

    Set in East Anglia, this story is about a woman's need to measure herself, to prove, to exist, … it is about breast cancer, lycras and bicycle…but most of it, it speaks about a journey of self discovery … 
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    Music: 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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     That’s exciting, Convergence, Horses and by The Pictures of the Floating World
    From Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

     
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    From Truth by Dexter Britain
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
    John Stockton Slow Drag by Chris Zabriskie
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution licence    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
    and
    Solitude by David Hilowitz
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

annclarkson° ,

The airing cupboard

Beautiful stories, seamlessly told. A must listen... Thank you for this beautiful podcast.

Julie Hudtohan ,

Best podcast ever

Wonderful content and delivery. Each story is such a precious gem ❤️

Vegas Al 247 ,

Such a wonderful podcast discovery!!

I’m absolutely delighted to have found this podcast. The latest offering ‘on the cobbled bridge’ is just fascinating and is a wonderful insight into a deep, meaningful and personal Camino De Santiago walk. I too have this walk planned at some point and some of Niamh’s back story resonated deeply with my own reasons for wanting to take on the Camino.

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