23 episodes

Documentaries, short stories and dramas - Whether we're spinning yarns or unraveling them, Yarn is all about good storytelling.

Episodes are mostly standalone and are told in the genre best suited to the story we want to tell. The hallmark of a Yarn story is clear writing, immersive sound design, original music, intimate narration and engaging voice acting talent.

www.yarnpodcast.com

Twitter: @YarnStoryPod

Yarn | A Story Podcast John Roche

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Documentaries, short stories and dramas - Whether we're spinning yarns or unraveling them, Yarn is all about good storytelling.

Episodes are mostly standalone and are told in the genre best suited to the story we want to tell. The hallmark of a Yarn story is clear writing, immersive sound design, original music, intimate narration and engaging voice acting talent.

www.yarnpodcast.com

Twitter: @YarnStoryPod

    Yarn 19 | How Not to be a Spy - Episode 2

    Yarn 19 | How Not to be a Spy - Episode 2

    [Two part Docu-drama] 

    Episode 2 of 2
    This is the true story of Hermann Goertz. The Nazi spy who landed in neutral Ireland during the Second World War, on a mission to meet the IRA and organise a German-led invasion of Northern Ireland. Goertz’s time in Ireland has become something of a legend. This story is based on his own written accounts and recently declassified British and Irish secret service files. The story is full of ridiculous plans, double crosses and colourful characters. Through Goertz’s eyes we learn about the attitudes of normal people towards the new Irish Free State, the uncomfortable truths people dealt with after a vicious civil war and how Dublin during the ‘Emergency’ became a centre of covert espionage. 

    Start with episode 1 here: https://anchor.fm/yarnstorypod/episodes/Yarn-19--How-Not-to-be-a-Spy---Episode-1-eg3jgg/a-a2j9gkpProduced and edited by John Roche 

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    Transcript here: https://medium.com/@mrjohnroche_42475/yarn-19-how-not-to-be-a-spy-part-ii-9f4d39f14c0a 

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

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    Written and narrated by John Roche With Liam Murphy as Goertz and the voices of Hazel Fahy, 
Dermot Tobin, Niall Ó Siadhail, 
Daithi Mac Suibhne, Mary Looby
, Alan Nuzum and Dermot Byrne Special thanks to Dermot Tobin, Lucy Nuzum and Ciaran Dunphy

    • 36 min
    Yarn 19 | How Not to be a Spy - Episode 1

    Yarn 19 | How Not to be a Spy - Episode 1

    [Two part Docu-drama] 

    Episode 1 of 2 This is the true story of Hermann Goertz. The Nazi spy who landed in neutral Ireland during the Second World War, on a mission to meet the IRA and organise a German-led invasion of Northern Ireland. Goertz’s time in Ireland has become something of a legend. This story is based on his own written accounts and recently declassified British and Irish secret service files. The story is full of ridiculous plans, double crosses and colourful characters. Through Goertz’s eyes we learn about the attitudes of normal people towards the new Irish Free State, the uncomfortable truths people dealt with after a vicious civil war and how Dublin during the ‘Emergency’ became a centre of covert espionage. 

    Continue to episode two here: https://anchor.fm/yarnstorypod/episodes/Yarn-19--How-Not-to-be-a-Spy---Episode-2-eg3jgb/a-a2j9gko

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    Transcript here: https://medium.com/@mrjohnroche_42475/yarn-19-how-not-to-be-a-spy-a3b4fd48b17e 

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    Comments and feedback very welcome! 

    Email: yarnstorypodcast@gmail.com. Twitter: @YarnStoryPod

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    Written and narrated by John Roche
    With Liam Murphy as Goertz
    and the voices of Hazel Fahy,
    
Dermot Tobin,
    Niall Ó Siadhail, 

    Daithi Mac Suibhne,
    Mary Looby
,
    Alan Nuzum
    and Dermot Byrne. 

    Special thanks to Dermot Tobin, Lucy Nuzum and Ciaran Dunphy

    • 39 min
    Introducing... Yarn

    Introducing... Yarn

    [Introduction] 

    Whether we're spinning yarns or unraveling them, Yarn is what you could call- a storytelling playground. We’re in our 3rd year of bringing you original stories. In that time we’ve released over 20 episodes, we’ve been featured in the guardian, won a best podcast award, appeared on WPEZ radio in Chicago And been selected for the UK audio drama festival. Each of episodes is in a different style and genre . Documentaries… Short stories… Interviews… and dramas…. Our stories feature atmosheric sound design, great voice acting talent and original music scores. Dive in and see what you get.

    • 2 min
    Yarn 18 | Stammer

    Yarn 18 | Stammer

    [Documentary] 

    My friend Dermot has a stammer. He’s had one as long as I’ve known him. Like most people I didn’t take much notice of it. After all, everyone stumbles over words sometimes don’t they? Whats the big deal? I certainly didn’t think about what was happening behind the stammer. The thoughts, the anxiety and all the tricks being employed under the surface of what most would consider a minor blip in someone's speech. In this documentary Dermot tells us about the secret war he waged every time he spoke. 

    Produced and edited by John Roche 

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    Comments and feedback very welcome! 

    Email: yarnstorypodcast@gmail.com. 

    Twitter: @YarnStoryPod 

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    • 32 min
    Yarn Extra | The music of Yarn

    Yarn Extra | The music of Yarn

    [A behind the scenes documentary] 

    Welcome to this Yarn Extra.
    Our second special edition episode. I thought it might be nice to give you a look behind the scenes into what goes into composing and mixing the music that features on a lot of our episodes. I sat down with Yarn's composer - Drembot. Drembot’s music appears on several of our stories. 

    In this episode he’ll take us through the work he's done for the following; Lefty - a story about an erratic left leg Brick Lane - an immersive walk down the famous London street Blak Bisnis - A true crime story about modern piracy And finally Chernobyl - a guided tour of the infamous exclusion zone So if you haven’t listened to any of those stories yet - I encourage you to scroll down in you podcast app and have a listen We’ll still be here when you get back. 

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    Comments and feedback very welcome! 

    Email: yarnstorypodcast@gmail.com. 

    Twitter: @YarnStoryPod 

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    Drembot on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5PjdfdGAzsxgAX3GFuMWR4?si=_l_Lf01eS2ep0dsyLkg_Zw 

    Yarn's Thread Radio show: https://www.mixcloud.com/yarnpodcast/thread-radio-part-ii/

    • 42 min
    Yarn 17 | Chernobyl

    Yarn 17 | Chernobyl

    [A travel and history documentary] 

    It’s October 2019 and we're visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone in the Ukraine. We'll spend two days exploring the zone with a small group of tourists and a guide and we'll stay overnight inside the exclusion zone, in Chernobyl’s only functioning hotel. This year the exclusion zone has received a surge in visitors following the popular HBO TV drama series starring Jared Harris. That series took an in-depth look into what exactly happened the night of the disaster and the events in the immediate aftermath. 

    In this podcast we will focus much more on the zone as it is today, its most intriguing sites and its recently declassified secret origin. So come with us as we explore what was once, the most dangerous place on earth. 



    Written and produced by John Roche. 

    Music score and sound mixing by Drembot. 

    Very special thanks to our tour guide* 



    Comments and feedback very welcome! 

    *For information about the guide and tour company we used
    contact us here: Email: yarnstorypodcast@gmail.com. Twitter: @YarnStoryPod

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    Also if you liked the music from this episode, our composer Drembot has a new album available now on 

    Spotify: Adult Lessons by Drembot: https://open.spotify.com/album/2taNob1ckNSK1rVOYQMoGE?si=uDNAeyt8RwyaJj1oAphSow 

    @iamdrembot 

    Full transcript for this episode available here: https://medium.com/@mrjohnroche_42475/yarn-17-chernobyl-29f8616a8221

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Tom's Rocky ,

Excellent

Great job John keep up the good work..

Mrjohnroche ,

Great show

Yarn story podcast nails what makes podcasts great. It features true(ish) short stories and essays that inform and entertain.

The narration style is intimate and personal. Original music and voice actors pop in and out, which adds a nice texture. A lot of the stories focus on interesting characters the narrator has met. A bare-knuckle boxing hipster and a reggae music obsessed football hooligan to name a couple. An episode called The Siren explores the tumultuous history of the narrator’s home town. It includes witch trials, Oliver Cromwell, nuclear bombs and the IRA.

My favorite episode so far is Lefty. It’s a deeply personal biographical account with a bit of a twist. It tells the story of what it was like for the narrator growing up with Cerebral Palsy. This mostly affected the narrators left leg. Lefty the leg becomes a voiced character himself in the story. It’s an interesting way to explain what Cerebral Palsy is to a wider audience and the music score adds a lot of tension and emotion to the piece. With only a handful of episodes released thus far, Yarn story podcast is only getting started. I look forward to hearing how it progresses.

Tomred86 ,

Mr

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