17 episodes

Whether we're spinning yarns or unraveling them, Yarn is a storytelling playground. Each episode is in a different style and genre . Documentaries, short stories and dramas. Dive in and see what you get.
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Yarn | A story podcast Yarn

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Whether we're spinning yarns or unraveling them, Yarn is a storytelling playground. Each episode is in a different style and genre . Documentaries, short stories and dramas. Dive in and see what you get.
www.yarnpodcast.com

    Yarn 16 | The Eyes Don't Lie

    Yarn 16 | The Eyes Don't Lie

    On patrol with a drug recognition expert. I went on a ride along with a police officer who's specialty is to determine if drivers are impaired by drugs.

    Thanks to The Ulster Town Police department.

    Website cover illustration by Stephen Morton.

    • 40 min
    Yarn 15 | Blak Bisnis

    Yarn 15 | Blak Bisnis

    Modern piracy and the hijacking of the Petro Ranger.
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    You probably don’t think of pirates as wearing expensive suits and working in high rise office buildings. In the 90’s the biggest pirates of South East Asia were impossible to tell apart from high powered business people. It was hard to tell them apart because they could be both.

    This is the true story of one of the most sophisticated pirate syndicates in South East Asia and it's mythic leader Mister Wong. The syndicate was run like a business. They had assets, employees, customers, lawyers and accountants but they operated outside the law and in secret with little regard for human life. Locals called their activity Blak Bisnis…
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    Written by John Roche.
    Music score and mixing by Drembot.
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    Full transcript here:
    https://medium.com/@mrjohnroche_42475/yarn-15-blak-bisnis-682db21ef576
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    Bibliography:
    Books
    The Brutal Seas: Organised Crime at Work.
    Stewart, Douglas.
    Piracy, Maritime Terrorism and Securing the Malacca Straits (Iias/Iseas Series on Maritime Issues and Piracy in Asia). Ong-Webb,
    Graham Gerard.
    Piracy in Southeast Asia (Cass Series: Naval Policy and History).
    Ted Biggs.
    Petro-pirates: The Hijacking of the Petro Ranger.
    Peter Corris with Ken Blyth.
    Pirates in Paradise: A Modern History of Southeast Asia’s Maritime Marauders.
    Stefan Eklöf.

    Articles
    Dead men tell no tales
    www.economist.com
    Mr Wong: Pirate or law-abiding citizen
    www.andreasharsono.net
    The Most Dangerous Waters in the World
    time.com
    Pirates' Strategies and Countermeasures in the South China Sea
    www.theepochtimes.com

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    • 48 min
    Yarn 14 | Billy

    Yarn 14 | Billy

    "I treated it like it was my best friend but in fact it was my worst enemy".

    A sober alcoholic tells his son just what it was that made him drink the way he did.

    Produced by Dermot Tobin, John Roche and Pearse O'Caoimh.
    Music by Drembot.

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    • 34 min
    Yarn 13 | The boxer and the bomber

    Yarn 13 | The boxer and the bomber

    Based on a true story.
    Dublin, St. Patrick’s Day 1923. A bloody civil war has
    been raging in the city for almost two years. Brothers,
    sisters and friends have often found themselves on
    opposing sides. In an attempt to restore order the new
    state have started executing dissidences in high
    numbers. Opposing forces react by calling for a
    compulsory period of national morning. All public
    amusements are to be shut down. Anyone staging or
    attending a public event leave themselves open to
    terrorist attacks by the opposition.

    Sounds like the perfect time to stage a world
    championship boxing match in the city right? What could
    go wrong?

    Our story is told from the point of view of two
    characters you normally wouldn’t associate with civil
    war Ireland.

    The Battling Siki – The current light heavy-weight
    champion of the world. A Senegalese fighter, who’s
    faced racism and marginalisation his whole life. His
    last title fight in Paris was marred by a match fixing
    scandal. Ireland is the only country willing to stage
    his title defense. Siki isn’t afraid of anything but he
    has no interest in going to a war zone until one
    morning he wakes up hungover on a ship bound for
    Dublin.

    Lizzie has grown up in rural Ireland. Her family were
    heavily involved in the local struggle during the war
    of independence. Their home became the de facto area
    headquarters and safe house. She rejected the treaty
    after the war and found herself on the side opposing
    the newly formed Irish state during the civil war. She
    was rejected by her family and is now living in Dublin,
    where she carries out clandestine actions against state
    forces. She’s just been given her biggest task to date
    – to lay a bomb at the arena on the night of the fight.

    Written by John Roche
    Cover art design by Ricky Burgess
    Epilogue written by Dermot Tobin
    Voice actors: Laura Mary Byrne and Ibrahim Sorie Kabba
    Special thanks to Ciaran 'Drembot' Dunphy

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    Full transcript here:
    https://medium.com/@mrjohnroche_42475/yarn-13-the-bomber-and-the-boxer-51f41f6d2a43

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    Comments and feedback very welcome! Email: yarnstorypodcast@gmail.com

    • 38 min
    (Yarn extra) Yarn in Vermont

    (Yarn extra) Yarn in Vermont

    A Yarn special - Live and with varying sound quality. Our adventures at ITV Fest 2018 in Vermont, where we were nominated for the best podcast award. Come with us as we ramble around the festival. Hear our interview with one of the festival judges and join us on the red carpet at the awards ceremony. Nah, it wasn't awkward at all... really.

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    Comments and feedback very welcome! Email: yarnstorypodcast@gmail.com

    • 54 min
    Yarn 12 | Chancin' me arm

    Yarn 12 | Chancin' me arm

    Drinkin’, workin’, emigratin’ and boilin’ spuds in hot tar. The life of a chancer.
    Performed by Lorcan Cranitch.

    See a video version of this story here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN7OyCyXykE&feature=youtu.be

    Full transcript here:
    https://medium.com/@mrjohnroche_42475/yarn-12-chancin-me-arm-6b89c5154782

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    Comments and feedback very welcome! Email: yarnstorypodcast@gmail.com

    • 13 min

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