19 episodes

A podcast of unforgettable true stories. Each story is 100 percent lived by the person telling it. Be prepared to laugh, cry or forget to breathe!

The Lip podcast Megan McChesney

    • Society & Culture

A podcast of unforgettable true stories. Each story is 100 percent lived by the person telling it. Be prepared to laugh, cry or forget to breathe!

    Episode 18: The Wall

    Episode 18: The Wall

    Rohan Stace was a Kiwi cop who never shied away from the dangers of frontline policing. But behind the macho image he was a cross-dresser who lived in terror that his secret would be discovered. Three years ago, Rohan ceased to exist. She is now Rhona – New Zealand’s first openly transgender police prosecutor. This is her story.

    • 40 min
    Episode 17: The Choice

    Episode 17: The Choice

    Averill Richardson was 18 years old when she gave birth to her daughter Angie. Before Angie was born, Averill had been faced with a choice: give her baby away to strangers, or keep the baby – but never, ever tell her who her real father was. Averill made her choice. Sixteen years later, the secret was out.

    • 47 min
    Episode 16: Hot Dog

    Episode 16: Hot Dog

    He was a Southern Man. She was a sausage dog. They went together like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito. Harriet Bremner tells the story of her life with such unlikely companions... and what happened when everything went wrong.

    • 27 min
    Episode 15: The Premonition

    Episode 15: The Premonition

    Police dog handler Bruce Howat and his canine partner Cara were a crack crime-fighting duo – one of the finest man-dog teams on the force. It all came to an end one night when Bruce found himself on the wrong end of a 33cm-long hunting knife wielded by the most unlikely of criminals. A story of the immense bond between a policeman and his dog – and the lengths they went to to save each other.

    • 56 min
    Episode 14: The Book Thief

    Episode 14: The Book Thief

    Book lover Dennis Gallagher could accept losing his apartment in the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake. But he could not accept losing his books. Instead, he found his inner James Bond and launched a secret operation to steal his own books from his own apartment within the military-patrolled red zone.

    • 35 min
    Episode 13: The Secret

    Episode 13: The Secret

    Eugene Falleni was a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed deck hand on a South Seas sailing ship. Then, his secret was discovered. A story of transgender, betrayal and murder.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

Jujufans3 ,

Brilliant NZ stories

Have been recommending to all. Wonderful story tellers beautifully telling their own amazing true stories.

kylie19101989 ,

My fave podcast!

Absolutely love this podcast I’m so glad I found it! Can’t wait for the next season!!

tarryn66 ,

In love with this podcast 😍

So stoked to have come across this podcast today already listen to 6 episodes and loving every single one. Such a good host with awesome guests from new Zealand with some really heart felt stories. Will definitely be recommending this to fellow podcast listeners

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