53 episodes

Because some of us have a thirst for wonder and connection... The airing cupboard podcast is a curation of short true-life stories about those moments of serendipity and convergence, when life shifts a little, never to be the same again. Let Zoé take you into the comfort of her cupboard and tell you a story. You will be led on a journey into the lives of others and be reminded that the everydays are the meaningfuls of life. Indie podcast. Storytelling. Non-commercial project: no ads, no Patreon, no sponsors... only pure pleasure! Just one girl in her cupboard. 

the airing cupboard's extraordinary stories of ordinary people Zoé Brown Storytelling - Amazing Stories

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Because some of us have a thirst for wonder and connection... The airing cupboard podcast is a curation of short true-life stories about those moments of serendipity and convergence, when life shifts a little, never to be the same again. Let Zoé take you into the comfort of her cupboard and tell you a story. You will be led on a journey into the lives of others and be reminded that the everydays are the meaningfuls of life. Indie podcast. Storytelling. Non-commercial project: no ads, no Patreon, no sponsors... only pure pleasure! Just one girl in her cupboard. 

    Secret Gardens

    Secret Gardens

    This is a story is about secret gardens,  about the mystery of being able to love two people at the same time and about the choices that shape us.
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    Music: 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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    Juncture) by Dexter Britain
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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     Horses  by The Pictures of the Floating World
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
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     Beauty by Spectacular Sound Productions
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-ShareAlike:
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
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    Solitude by David Hilowitz
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
    Endless stories about Sun and Moon, November, Moonlight Reprise and The Moments of our Mornings by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 33 min
    Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown

    Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown

    This story is about the skies over Germany on a cold 20th of December 1943, about a German Ace pilot, an American bomber commander,  and an act of mercy that turned two ennemies into brothers...

    If you want to know more about this story, you can read the book:
    A Higher Call by Adam Makos and Larry Alexander

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    Music: 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

     and
     
     Convergence, Break Through and Horses by The Pictures of the Floating World
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

     and
    Smoldering, Summer Days, Universe in Hands and November by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
    The Bridge by David Hilowitz
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial- 4.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
     
     
    Sounds:
     
    B17.wav by Relwin
    From Free Sounds 
    Copyright CC BY 4.0 DEED
    Attribution 4.0 International
     
    Messerschmitt Bf 109 Startup and Taxiing by FlighttoflyPhoto
    From Free Sounds
    Attribution NonCommercial 3.0
     
    Spitfires and Bf-109 Flyby by FlighttoflyPhoto
    From Free Sounds
    Attribution NonCommercial 3.0
     
    Sources:

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8EkmyoG83Q
    https://historycollection.com/mercy-war-german-pilot-spared-crippled-b-17-wounded-crew-two-pilots-became-friends-war/
    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2013/12/20/1264068/-70-years-ago-today-two-honorable-men-met
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Stigler
    https://www.airandspaceforces.com/article/valor-when-an-enemy-was-a-friend/
    https://chivalrytoday.com/chivalry-air/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Brown_and_Franz_Stigler_incident

    • 29 min
    The little dress

    The little dress

    Set in the North of England, this is a story about the blazing of an orange figure on the slopes of a hill,  a big white horse standing on its back legs, a dress and a predictable man who believed in synchronicity...

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    Music: 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

     
     and
     
     Beauty by Spectacular Sound Productions
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-ShareAlike:
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
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    Juncture and Loosing Love by Dexter Britain
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

     and
    The Moments of our Mornings, Summer Days and November by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
    Midsommar and Hiraeth by Scott Bucklet
     www.scottbuckley.com.au/library
     Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution licence                 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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    Convergence, Horses and Break Through by The Pictures of the Floating World
    From Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 37 min
    Ronald Blythe - an intimate little story from Bottengoms

    Ronald Blythe - an intimate little story from Bottengoms

    This is the story of the late British writer Ronald Blythe CBE, or more precisely what linked me to him. To me, he was simply Ronnie.  

    It is an intimate little story, spanning over the last 6 years of his life, when he was retired from public life. It is about his garden, the old brick floor of his house, his gentleness, his cat, his memories and above all, it is about our friendship. 

    This story is the result of my conversations with Ronnie. His voice, narrative and account were my only sources.

    The sounds that you will hear have mostly been recorded at Bottengoms during the last 6 years.

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    Music: 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

     
     and
     
     Convergence by The Pictures of the Floating World
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Warm hands on a Christmas Eve

    Warm hands on a Christmas Eve

    Set in Edinburgh - Scotland, this is the story of a man who loves a woman, a little dark mole in the supraclavicular fossa, knitting needles and warm hands. It is my present to you on this Christmas Eve, to thank you for lending me your little ears, with such loyalty
    Zoé x

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    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
    John Stockton Slow Drag by Chris Zabriskie
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
    and
    Idea, The moments in our Mornings, February and November by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and 
    Losing Love, Telling Stories, The Time to Run, The Fresh Monday, From Truth, Juncture and Silent Night (part 1) by Dexter Britain
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
     
     Convergence by The Pictures of the Floating World
     From Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 32 min
    The power of their written words

    The power of their written words

    Set in against the backdrop of WW2, between London, Egypt, India and Burma, this is the story of a young man's coming of age , a grand adventure, love, a biscuit tin full of letters and the transforming power of the written words...
     
     This is the last story of this series.
     
     If you want to know more about Don's wartimes, please do read David's book :
     "My road to Mandalay" by David TOWNSEND

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Road-Mandalay-David-Townsend/dp/1913962873/ref=sr_1_7?crid=7O3MCZ2WZOH3&keywords=david+townsend&qid=1648839363&sprefix=david+town%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-7

     
     All contacts to be directed via the publisher Authoright (attention of Kelly Pike)
     http://www.authoright.com/

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    Music: 
    Hot October by Wood Spider
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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    Juncture, Telling Stories  and The time to Run (Finale) by Dexter Britain
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

     and
    The Moments of our Mornings and November by Kai Engel
     from Free Music Archives
     Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
    and
    The Bridge by David Hilowitz
    from Free Music Archives
    Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Mitty'sKitty ,

The airing cupboard

Storytelling podcasts have always been my favorite, and the airing cupboard holds a special place in my heart. Zoe Brown’s voice is soft and lovely, and the stories are simply yet beautifully told. The words chosen are always exactly the right ones. Every episode finds the specialness and connections and magic in everyday lives, and even though many move me to tears, I’m always left uplifted. Storytelling at its very best.

KaseyBergh ,

Jack in a box

I’ve been touched by Zoe now and my life will never be the same. Having my story told by her led me to understand ME better than I could have without the connection. She’s magical in her storytelling and magical in her inquiry. Thank you love for being part of my life’s journey!!

nothappybk ,

Breath of fresh air

With all the heavy sadness in the world

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