37 episodes

Capital Yarns is an experiment in storytelling developed by Sean Costello. He invites social media users to nominate three items for him to weave into a short fictional story set in Canberra, capital of Australia. Previous yarns are available to read at http://www.capitalyarns.com.au. Visit to request your own!

This podcast features audio versions of the yarns read by Sean's friends and family including Melanie Skinner and Peter Heweston.

Capital Yarns Sean Costello

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Capital Yarns is an experiment in storytelling developed by Sean Costello. He invites social media users to nominate three items for him to weave into a short fictional story set in Canberra, capital of Australia. Previous yarns are available to read at http://www.capitalyarns.com.au. Visit to request your own!

This podcast features audio versions of the yarns read by Sean's friends and family including Melanie Skinner and Peter Heweston.

    In conversation with Melina Marchetta

    In conversation with Melina Marchetta

    Live recording of a Q&A with the incredible Melina Marchetta about her new book, The Place on Dalhousie

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Announcing Interview with Melina Marchetta

    Announcing Interview with Melina Marchetta

    Exciting news from Capital Yarns. Muse Bookstore, 9 April 2019, 5:30pm: Q & A with the amazing Melina Marchetta

    • 2 min
    Book 2 is Launched!

    Book 2 is Launched!

    All the action from the launch of Capital Yarns Volume 2 from Paperchain paperstore in Manuka, Canberra. Hosted by Angharad Lodwick from Lost the Plot podcast, and illustrator Juliette Dudley. Not to mention a sneak peak of one of the stories now in print, 'A Susan Boyle Christmas Carol'

    • 37 min
    Launch of Book 2

    Launch of Book 2

    All the details about the launch of volume two of my short stories at Paperchain Manuka on 29 November 2018. A fresh, new collection short stories set in Canberra, inspired by you.

    • 2 min
    The Book Vol 2 and International Podcast Day

    The Book Vol 2 and International Podcast Day

    Sean announces some exciting news about volume 2 of Capital Yarns the book and reveals some of his favourite podcasts for International Podcast Day 2018

    • 6 min
    How I met your grandfather

    How I met your grandfather

    A Fathers' Day special, featuring three things many Canberra fathers love Starlight Drive in at Watson + 70s Valiant + Car Load of Kids. Requested by @supergran41 via Twitter. Wonderful Starlight Cinema image courtesty of Trevor Dickinson, who does some amazing images of Canberra. Check out Starlight Cinema courtesy of http://www.trevordickinson.com/

    • 23 min

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