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Ian Pringle and Sarah Jane Rose reflect on their experience as narrators and explore where stories come from and how and why they are told.

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Ian Pringle and Sarah Jane Rose reflect on their experience as narrators and explore where stories come from and how and why they are told.

    013: Christmas Stories and WINE 2021

    013: Christmas Stories and WINE 2021

    Christmas Carol and The Winterman available at www.listeningshelf.co.uk/shop
    Disc Code soschristmas will give you 20% off!!
    Other Stories and Audiobooks mentioned in this Episode
    The Snowman by Raymond Briggs / Updated by Micheal Morpurgo and Narrated by Richard Armitage
    Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R Tolkein / Audiobook narrated by Derek Jacobi
    A Cornish Christmas Murder by Fiona Leicht
    Michael Morpurgo Interview about writing The Snowman :
    https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2018/nov/michael-morpurgo-on-retelling-the-snowman-interview.html
    Wine and Words is a Book Club with Wine and a Wine Club with Books you can join the facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/478630993279181
    Christmas Wine Recommendations from Sarah
    Litmus Pinot Noir, England
    Halfpenny Sparkling Red, England
    Slingby's Rhubarb Gin Christmas Cocktail;
    50ml Rhubarb Gin
    50ml Kings Ginger (plus one drop for the rim)
    100ml Fresh Squeezed Lime
    1 egg white
    Crushed Gingerbread
    mix a drop of Kings Ginger with the Gingerbread Crumbs on a plate, dip the rim of your glass into it
    Chuck all the the other ingredients in a shaker over ice, strain into a cold Martini Glass .. Yumm
    Best Mulled Wine Cheat - Use Selsley's Gourmet Mulling Syrup
    Merry Christmas

    • 43 min
    012: Live at The Kenilworth Arts Festival with Petticoat Council

    012: Live at The Kenilworth Arts Festival with Petticoat Council

    Our first live show from The Kenilworth Arts Festival 2021.
    Sarah and Ian were joined by the Writer, Director and cast of The Petticoat Council.
    The play Petticoat Council tells the true story of the first female majority council. In this episode we talk to the writer about her decision to tell this familial story, how the telling of the story has impacted on the village where it took place, and how the story could be used to empower audiences. You also get to hear a live performance from the play.
    If that wasn't enough, everyone gets their own theme tune live from our brilliant musician Alicia Gardener-Trejo https://www.agardenertrejomusic.com/
    Everything is really really live on this one!
    You can still catch performances of Petticoat Council here:
    5th and 6th October 2021
    https://wearenonsuch.com/portfolio/petticoatcouncil/
    8th and 9th October 2021
    https://www.thecorecorby.com/whats-on/petticoat-council/
    28th October 2021
    https://wlv.ticketsolve.com/shows/873626098


    From what we have been listening to this week
    The American Life - https://www.thisamericanlife.org/
    Saturn Returns - https://saturnreturnswithcaggie.libsyn.com/
    The Wrath of Josie Steggles - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-wrath-of-josie-steggles/id1573216154
    Agatha Christies Short Stories Audiobook Narrated by Hugh Fraser
    Pact by Tony Pitts - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048nsmv
    Introduction to English Wine - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/introduction-to-english-wine-by-wine-list/id1447348289

    • 43 min
    011: Positive Change through Children's Stories and Picture Books

    011: Positive Change through Children's Stories and Picture Books

    Sarah chats to Samuel Langley-Swain about his work as an author and publisher of inclusive books for children and their adults.
    Founder of Owlet Press, Sam's world changed in 2014 when he became a Dad. Having never thought of writing books, he was dramatically inspired by his children and the new universe he’d entered into. His book What Wesley Wore has now been translated all over the world.
    "I self-published my first book in September 2017 and sold over 7,000 copies in the first 12 weeks. As I toured the book it became important to me to be able to create positive change for children through stories, working with new authors who have the same beliefs as I do."
    Find out more about Samuel and his books at https://www.owletpress.com/
    What have we been listening to https://www.folkonfoot.com/
    Ian particularly recommends the episodes with Johnny Flynn, Robert McFarlane and the one with Cosmo Sheldrake.

    • 38 min
    010. Mouse Breaks Fairytales - What happens when you apply logic to folk tales

    010. Mouse Breaks Fairytales - What happens when you apply logic to folk tales

    Sarah meets with Author, Storyteller and Theatre director J A Zarifian to chat about her inspirations as a storyteller and writer.
    Jaz's book Once upon Mouse is modern take on timeless truths, familiar rhymes, fables, and fairy tales, told through the eyes of an ‘ultra-logical’ mouse, a non-predatory cat, and a teenage story-teller. Sarah and Jaz discuss the role of fairytales in modern society among other things.
    http://doylesbook.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/JAZ13Writes
    Books Mentioned:
    The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim
    Clever Maids - The Secret History of The Grimm Fairy Tales - Valerie Paradiz
    The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
    Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    • 51 min
    008. A Lady Godiva Story - Storytelling a cultural divide

    008. A Lady Godiva Story - Storytelling a cultural divide

    Sarah meets wordsmith and inspirational advocate Laura Nyahue at Coventry City of Culture 2021. Laura uses her remarkable talent for storytelling to challenge perceptions and address issues, to do with women and migrant communities, tokenism, marginalisation and discrimination. She is a modern day Lady Godiva for Coventry City of Culture 2021 and you can see some of her work here:
    https://www.lauranyahuye.com/about
    https://coventry2021.co.uk/explore/modern-day-lady-godivas/
    https://maokwo.com/
    https://youtu.be/kc8B4sSUUK4

    • 45 min
    007: Delayed Trains, Confidence and Rock 'n' Roll Admin: How to write non fiction.

    007: Delayed Trains, Confidence and Rock 'n' Roll Admin: How to write non fiction.

    Ian speaks with Michael Brown Author of the Business Book award winning 'I Don't Agree'.
    A fascinating insight into process and experience of writing a non-fiction book for business.
    Michael Brown is a business founder, a long-term managing director, part of the leadership group of an organisation of over 4,000 people, and a social enterprise pioneer – helping to create, launch and lead what is thought to be the world’s first mental health drop-in centre inside a soup kitchen. Michael’s interest in the psychology of conflict and compromise arose after spectacularly falling out with his fellow shareholders in a business he led for a decade. The lessons he learned positively informed the culture of his next venture, now an international marketing organisation, and gave rise to I Don’t Agree.
    You can get the audiobook version of Michaels book here https://www.audible.com/pd/I-Dont-Agree-Audiobook/B08FKBBWGJ?asin=B08FKBBWGJ
    and the physical book here https://www.harriman-house.com/idontagree
    You can find out more about Ian and Sarah here:
    https://sarahjanerose.uk/
    https://www.ianpringlevoiceover.com/
    You can also get in touch with the show by email: stuffofstoriespodcast@gmail.com
    Follow @thestuffofstories on Instagram or @listeningshelf on twitter

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

Craiguito ,

Really engaging

A lovely listen that really carries you along on its journey. Tune in and drift away.

Winx74 ,

Give it a listen! You won’t be disappointed but richly rewarded!

There’s a great dynamic between the presenters. They display a depth of knowledge in their presentation that makes the podcast an informative and rewarding listen. You’ll also hear some great references to classic storytelling. I recommend having a listen!

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Interesting and insightful

Highly recommended!

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