100 episodes

Welcome to Waffle-Free Storytelling!! You'll find a few things in this show:

1) FABLES and MODERN MYTHS: Sometimes you just want a STORY! No waffle, rambling introduction or debate on the impact of dinosaur pyjamas on a good night's sleep. And that's what the Waffle-Free Storytelling Show is all about - story and nothing but. The majority of the episodes in this show are stories from me to you.

2) GUEST STORYTELLERS: Every now and then, I'm joined by amazing guest storytellers. These shows come in two parts. First, a story told by that storyteller, followed by an all-waffle interview.

The story episodes are between 3 and 17 minutes long. The interview shows are around an hour. Welcome to the place where coffee breaks become mini-adventures. For more, visit https://tinakonstant.com/ or follow me on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Enjoy the show!!
Tina

Waffle Free Storytelling Tina Konstant

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to Waffle-Free Storytelling!! You'll find a few things in this show:

1) FABLES and MODERN MYTHS: Sometimes you just want a STORY! No waffle, rambling introduction or debate on the impact of dinosaur pyjamas on a good night's sleep. And that's what the Waffle-Free Storytelling Show is all about - story and nothing but. The majority of the episodes in this show are stories from me to you.

2) GUEST STORYTELLERS: Every now and then, I'm joined by amazing guest storytellers. These shows come in two parts. First, a story told by that storyteller, followed by an all-waffle interview.

The story episodes are between 3 and 17 minutes long. The interview shows are around an hour. Welcome to the place where coffee breaks become mini-adventures. For more, visit https://tinakonstant.com/ or follow me on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Enjoy the show!!
Tina

    Saltsi and Queen Octa

    Saltsi and Queen Octa

    Welcome To The Waffle-Free Storytelling Podcast!I love an origin story!! Your imagination can go just about anywhere. Up to now, most Waffle-Free origin stories have been about the big things: time, humans, the world... This story is on a slightly smaller scale :-)
    It's also episode #100 on Waffle-Free Storytelling (woohoo!)
    Fill your mug with something delightful, put your feet up, and join me for a slightly silly waffle-free moment.
    When the story is done, feel free to meander around https://tinakonstant.com/ for more waffle-free tales and other stuff and nonsense.
    Never miss an episode! https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (Click here) to join the Waffle-Free Storytelling Fireside. Once a week I'll let you know that a new episode is live and will send you any articles or ideas that I think you'll love.
    Tina
    P.S...
    If you enjoy Waffle-Free Storytelling, go ahead and https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (share it) with friends, family and anyone else you think will enjoy it too!
    P.P.S...
    Here are the links to other Waffle-Free Shows:
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-podcast/ (Waffle-Free Storytelling for adults and young adults)
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-for-kids/ (Waffle-Free Stories for Kids!)
    https://tinakonstant.com/memoir-autobiography-family-story/ (Waffle-Free Family Stories)
    P.P.P.S...
    Listen, or pick it up and subscribe to this particular show on your favourite Podcast Player, including:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling/id1494749381 (iTunes)
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2zwoH2W0KLM7K4KocaFpnY (Spotify)
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling (Stitcher)
    https://radiopublic.com/waffle-free-storytelling-GKqLOx (RadioPublic)
    https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vd2FmZmxlLWZyZWUtc3Rvcnl0ZWxsaW5nLw%3D%3D (Google Podcasts)

    • 15 min
    The Gifts You Bring

    The Gifts You Bring

    Welcome To The Waffle-Free Storytelling Podcast!As we get closer to Christmas and all the gatherings that go with it, it's easy to get lost in the shine, noise and expectations of these homecomings and forget why they're really happening...
    ...We don't need pyramids of packages to say we love each other.
    Put your feet up, warm your heart, hug the people you love, and join me for a waffle-free moment.
    When the story is done, feel free to meander around https://tinakonstant.com/ for more waffle-free tales and other stuff and nonsense.
    Never miss an episode! https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (Click here) to join the Waffle-Free Storytelling Fireside. Once a week, I'll let you know that a new episode is live and will send you any articles or ideas that I think you'll love.
    Tina
    P.S...
    If you enjoy Waffle-Free Storytelling, go ahead and https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (share it) with friends, family and anyone else you think will enjoy it too!
    P.P.S...
    Here are the links to other Waffle-Free Shows:
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-podcast/ (Waffle-Free Storytelling for adults and young adults)
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-for-kids/ (Waffle-Free Stories for Kids!)
    https://tinakonstant.com/memoir-autobiography-family-story/ (Waffle-Free Family Stories)
    P.P.P.S...
    Listen, or pick it up and subscribe to this particular show on your favourite Podcast Player, including:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling/id1494749381 (iTunes)
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2zwoH2W0KLM7K4KocaFpnY (Spotify)
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling (Stitcher)
    https://radiopublic.com/waffle-free-storytelling-GKqLOx (RadioPublic)
    https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vd2FmZmxlLWZyZWUtc3Rvcnl0ZWxsaW5nLw%3D%3D (Google Podcasts)

    • 7 min
    The Path Leading In...

    The Path Leading In...

    Welcome To The Waffle-Free Storytelling Podcast!We miss out on a lot by not looking beyond what we immediately see. Whether it's a beautiful garden or a human being.
    Fill your mug with something delicious, put your feet up, and join me for a waffle-free moment.
    When the story is done, feel free to meander around https://tinakonstant.com/ for more waffle-free tales and other stuff and nonsense.
    Never miss an episode! https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (Click here) to join the Waffle-Free Storytelling Fireside. Once a week I'll let you know that a new episode is live and will send you any articles or ideas that I think you'll love.
    Tina
    P.S...
    If you enjoy Waffle-Free Storytelling, go ahead and https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (share it) with friends, family and anyone else you think will enjoy it too!
    P.P.S...
    Here are the links to other Waffle-Free Shows:
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-podcast/ (Waffle-Free Storytelling for adults and young adults)
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-for-kids/ (Waffle-Free Stories for Kids!)
    https://tinakonstant.com/memoir-autobiography-family-story/ (Waffle-Free Family Stories)
    P.P.P.S...
    Listen, or pick it up and subscribe to this particular show on your favourite Podcast Player, including:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling/id1494749381 (iTunes)
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2zwoH2W0KLM7K4KocaFpnY (Spotify)
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling (Stitcher)
    https://radiopublic.com/waffle-free-storytelling-GKqLOx (RadioPublic)
    https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vd2FmZmxlLWZyZWUtc3Rvcnl0ZWxsaW5nLw%3D%3D (Google Podcasts)

    • 8 min
    Just As Mother Nature Intended

    Just As Mother Nature Intended

    Welcome To The Waffle-Free Storytelling Podcast!Mother Nature plans for the future and always wins in the end.
    This origin story is all about why we can't see (and often can't imagine) "life out there". It's why we keep asking questions like: "Is there intelligent life out there?" "How infinite is space?" "Are we alone in the universe?"
    There's a good reason why we ask these questions... and a better reason why we don't have the answers!
    Fill your mug with something delicious, put your feet up, and join me for this little trip.
    When the story is done, feel free to meander around https://tinakonstant.com/ for more waffle-free tales and other stuff and nonsense.
    Never miss an episode! https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (Click here) to join the Waffle-Free Storytelling Fireside. Once a week I'll let you know that a new episode is live and will send you any articles or ideas that I think you'll love.
    Tina
    P.S...
    If you enjoy Waffle-Free Storytelling, go ahead and https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (share it) with friends, family and anyone else you think will enjoy it too!
    P.P.S...
    Here are the links to other Waffle-Free Shows:
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-podcast/ (Waffle-Free Storytelling for adults and young adults)
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-for-kids/ (Waffle-Free Stories for Kids!)
    https://tinakonstant.com/memoir-autobiography-family-story/ (Waffle-Free Family Stories)
    P.P.P.S...
    Listen, or pick it up and subscribe to this particular show on your favourite Podcast Player, including:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling/id1494749381 (iTunes)
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2zwoH2W0KLM7K4KocaFpnY (Spotify)
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling (Stitcher)
    https://radiopublic.com/waffle-free-storytelling-GKqLOx (RadioPublic)
    https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vd2FmZmxlLWZyZWUtc3Rvcnl0ZWxsaW5nLw%3D%3D (Google Podcasts)

    • 12 min
    GUEST: A great chat with Natasha Houseman about the Houseman Family Tree

    GUEST: A great chat with Natasha Houseman about the Houseman Family Tree

    Welcome To The Waffle-Free FAMILY Stories!In this show, I talk to Natasha Houseman who is digging into, uncovering and exploring her family tree.
    We talk about her grandmother's role in getting her hooked on family trees, how she's giving life to the women in her story, the horrible accident that led to one child shooting another, and right at the end, she gives you THE BEST conversation ice-breaker you'll ever know.
    In between all that chat, she talks about the tools and techniques she uses to get as close to the real story as possible, and how she plugs the gaps.
    The result of all that work is a blog that she shares with friends and family. http://natashahouseman.co.uk/ (Here's the link!)
    Start with "http://natashahouseman.co.uk/an-almost-yorkshire-family/ (An Almost Yorkshire Family)", and explore the Houseman family tree from there.
    Here are all the sites Natasha mentioned:
    NOTE FROM NATASHA: These first three are location specific, I would strongly recommend a google search including both a village and a surname - this can throw up a lot of useful local sites, especially where the surname is not that common. That kind of search led me to both the first two sites which have helped much more widely than the particular surname and village I started on.
    The direct link to the http://www.calverley.info/home.htm (site where Nidderdale census and parish records have been transcribed). The main site also covers Calverley, Tong and Farnley.
    Genealogy of the http://www.wharfegen.org.uk/index.php (Wharfedale, Airedale and Craven areas of Yorkshire).
    https://houseman.info/ (The houseman one name study).
    I use this a lot for https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ (births, deaths and marriages).
    https://archive.org/ (A wealth of scanned books) including old genealogical society publications from the 1800s and older social and local history books such as the Harry Speight books I mentioned.
    https://curiousdescendants.co.uk/ (The Curious Descendents Club) - learning how to write stories and how we met
    Links to the particular stories I told:
    http://natashahouseman.co.uk/an-almost-yorkshire-family/ (How I started).
    http://natashahouseman.co.uk/a-spice-loaf/ (Mary Ann Gill).
    http://natashahouseman.co.uk/elizabeth-furniss-george-downs/ (Elizabeth Furniss and George Downs).
    http://natashahouseman.co.uk/annie-bentley/ (Elsie Moody including the photo that I used to resemble).
    http://natashahouseman.co.uk/the-butterworth-identity/ (Elizabeth Dean and the Butterworth connection).
    http://natashahouseman.co.uk/the-antithesis-of-fortune/ (Widow paupers including "Wid Swinden").
    http://natashahouseman.co.uk/the-wellocks-toft-gate-and-the-great-depression-of-british-agriculture/ (The Wellocks)
    ALSO...A little something special :-)
    Natalie Pithers runs https://curiousdescendants.co.uk/ (The Curious Descendents Club). The story about "Wid Swinden" inspired a gorgeous poem:
    For Natasha.
    3 small words
    The only thing you own.


    Your life grey and dimmed,
    Existing only in the shadows of men.


    Nameless and dateless.
    'Wid Swinton pauper'
    Reduced to mere marks on paper,
    Made by another's hand.


    Diminished to an obscured month
    On a faded death register
    In an old church
    And a lost mass grave.


    And yet,
    You linger.
    Your life a ghost in our veins.


    I shall take
    Your 3 small words
    And dig with them.


    Dig and dig and dig.
    To find you.


    I shall trapse
    Backwards and sidewards
    Through time


    Reaching out to call you home.
    Wondering if you can hear me.


    And even if I never find one more word
    To add to your 3,
    In the act of searching,
    I remember.
    Wid Swinton, Pauper.
    Fill your mug with something delicious, put your feet up, and join Natasha and me as we talk family trees.
    When the story is done, feel free to meander around https://tinakonstant.com/ for more waffle-free tales and other stuff and nonsense.
    Never miss an episode!...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Worst of Best Intentions

    The Worst of Best Intentions

    Welcome To The Waffle-Free Storytelling Podcast!Sometimes, our very best intentions are the worst we can do. But still, we do what we do because that's what we think we're supposed to do. Know what I mean?
    Your past, your history, your traditions will take you only so far... all the other steps are up to you.
    This story is about letting go of all the history and making your own way.
    Fill your mug with something delicious, put your feet up, and join me for this little trip.
    When the story is done, feel free to meander around https://tinakonstant.com/ for more waffle-free tales and other stuff and nonsense.
    Never miss an episode! https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (Click here) to join the Waffle-Free Storytelling Fireside. Once a week I'll let you know that a new episode is live and will send you any articles or ideas that I think you'll love.
    Tina
    P.S...
    If you enjoy Waffle-Free Storytelling, go ahead and https://tinakonstant.com/join-waffle-free-storytelling/ (share it) with friends, family and anyone else you think will enjoy it too!
    P.P.S...
    Here are the links to other Waffle-Free Shows:
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-podcast/ (Waffle-Free Storytelling for adults and young adults)
    https://tinakonstant.com/waffle-free-storytelling-for-kids/ (Waffle-Free Stories for Kids!)
    https://tinakonstant.com/memoir-autobiography-family-story/ (Waffle-Free Family Stories)
    P.P.P.S...
    Listen, or pick it up and subscribe to this particular show on your favourite Podcast Player, including:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling/id1494749381 (iTunes)
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2zwoH2W0KLM7K4KocaFpnY (Spotify)
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/waffle-free-storytelling (Stitcher)
    https://radiopublic.com/waffle-free-storytelling-GKqLOx (RadioPublic)
    https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vd2FmZmxlLWZyZWUtc3Rvcnl0ZWxsaW5nLw%3D%3D (Google Podcasts)

    • 14 min

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Short and always intriguing

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