236 episodes

Connecting people through true stories. Listen to stories taken from Spark's storytelling nights across the UK, incorporating our regular nights in London, Preston, Bristol, collaborations and specials.

Like what you hear? Come to an event for the full experience - full details at stories.co.uk

Now in its eighth year, the Spark - True Stories Live podcast is currently produced by Elle Scott for rethinkdaily.co.uk, with the ongoing support of Joanna Yates, Dave Pickering, Charley Harrison and dozens of volunteers.

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Connecting people through true stories. Listen to stories taken from Spark's storytelling nights across the UK, incorporating our regular nights in London, Preston, Bristol, collaborations and specials.

Like what you hear? Come to an event for the full experience - full details at stories.co.uk

Now in its eighth year, the Spark - True Stories Live podcast is currently produced by Elle Scott for rethinkdaily.co.uk, with the ongoing support of Joanna Yates, Dave Pickering, Charley Harrison and dozens of volunteers.

    London - Jess & Eleanor

    London - Jess & Eleanor

    True stories told live across the UK. This week Spark London very fittingly hears two tales about London. Jess tells us about the time a stranger’s kindness helped her turn her life around and Eleanor reveals a time Buckingham Palace got her all hot under the collar - quite literally.


    BIG NEWS PODCAST FANS: Spark True Stories turns ten this year and to celebrate we will be hosting a live ‘best of’ at the iconic Underbelly Festival Southbank. Grab your tickets to Spark’s ‘Simply the Best’ night on the 12th of June at underbellyfestival.co.uk or visit stories.co.uk for more details. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 11 min
    Reunion - Dimitri & Rachael

    Reunion - Dimitri & Rachael

    True stories told live across the UK. This week we christened our new venue The Bill Murray in Angel with two fantastic stories on the theme of ‘Reunion’.


    Dimitri revels in the time he exacted perfect revenge on two friends and Rachael tells us about when she was locked outside in a very compromising position.


    Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. To find out about where to find us and when visit www.stories.co.uk and click the ‘events’ tab. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 11 min
    Interruptions - Peter

    Interruptions - Peter

    True stories told live across the UK. We’ve seen and heard a lot at Spark - stories that have made us laugh, cringe, cry, gasp, pause for thought, rethink everything. I’d thought we’d seen it all to be honest but in January this year, Peter McCleave took to the stage and asked us to save his life. That was a first.


    In 2016 Peter, a thirty nine year old triathlete and father of two, was diagnosed with a blood cancer called Myeloma and given seven years to live. Two years in, he now has five. But that doesn’t have to be the case. All Peter needs is someone who is a genetic match to donate their stem cells. In fact, that’s all most people in Peter’s situation need in order to survive. Trouble is around only two percent of the UK’s population is on the stem cell donation register. So Peter is on a mission to get that number up.


    Getting on the register is simple, pain free and could save someone’s life, so why not register today? To find out more visit: www.10000donors.com


    Can’t register but still want to help? You can donate to Peter’s just giving page here: https://bit.ly/2WL9QIv For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 8 min
    Appearances - Alex

    Appearances - Alex

    True stories told live across the UK. This episode we present one story on the theme of ‘appearances’ from ex health and safety officer Alex. 


    Alex confesses about a moment she let appearances get the better of her and explains why - although it happened twenty years ago - she regrets it to this day!


    Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. To find out where and when they are visit www.stories.co.uk and click the ‘events’ tab. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 5 min
    Passion - Steph & Lou

    Passion - Steph & Lou

    In this ‘Passion’ themed episode we hear from Steph and Lou.


    Steph talks candidly about life with borderline disorder and Lou takes us back to an innocent childhood discovery that made her feel like a right merchant banker.


    Thanks to event host Banke Adeyemo and event producer Charley Harrison.


    If you love what we do please rate us on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 12 min
    Surprises Part 2 - Rosemarie & Rick

    Surprises Part 2 - Rosemarie & Rick

    This week our ‘Surprises’ themed double bill concludes with stories from Rosemarie and Rick.


    Rosemarie takes us back to the early noughties and finding love online without the help of apps whilst Rick takes us even further back to the eighties and the time he was approached by an unsavoury character.


    Our open mic nights are a great way of getting involved with Spark. To find out where and when they are, visit www.stories.co.uk and click the ‘events’ tab. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

AndrewJohnSimpson ,

Real

I go and watch Spark in person. The truth within these real story tellers transmits into this podcast.

steph3hughes ,

Like RISK! But British

I love it. Great stories, well told. I was looking for an alternative to RISK (because I’ve literally listened to all episodes, I love it so much) and this ticked all of the boxes! Highly recommend *****

Olivia Marjorie ,

Enjoy them a lot

Great stories from live events, quite often help you reestablish your faith in humanity!

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