Tenx9 has made it to 100 podcasts! To celebrate, here are five stories to enjoy: Kate Burns & a honeymoon never to be forgotten; tenx9 founders Paul & Pádraig with stories on the theme The First TIme; Jen Zevan, mum of three, with a message to a new mum; Helen McClements whose dreams of a formal to remember were thwarted time after time. And Paul is also your host.
Tenx9 had its Armagh debut at the Market Place Theatre on June 6 2019. Here are three stories on City Life plus a bonus from Belfast: Jane Searle helps someone who had fallen through the cracks; Martelle McPartland rises in the early hours to think back to troubled days; Jim Livingstone goes on a sentimental journey; Paul Bond gives a Garda the runaround. Paul D is your host.
We’ve all been young so here are three amazing true stories told at the Black Box (plus a romantic mini-story) on 29 May 2019: first timer Donna Hunter turns the tables on her tormentor; Stephen Calvert recommends tenx9 as a romantic date; Peter Anderson tells the story of his amazing mother; Richard O’Leary details his childhood “battle” with the bottle. Pádraig appears in puppet form while Paul is your host.
Three stories from our amazing evening in Portstewart at Flowerfield Arts Centre for “The First Time…” & a bonus from the USA: Bernie McGill remembers Byddi & the settle bed (you can read a longer version here: https://bit.ly/2I0XPID); Jim O’Neill remembers his Gaeltacht romance; from Nashville Tamara Shehadeh remembers the day when everything happened at once; Sue Divin remembers a memorable 12th birthday for “himself”. Paul is your host.
Four stories ranging from tragedy to farce via kindness and love: John McFarlane remembers when a name could mean life or death; Alan Madsen remembers three random acts of kindness; Caroline Orr remembers the dates she wishes she could forget; Pádraig remembers a cold NYC during an appearance Down Under. Paul is your host.
Tenx9 roams the globe with three stories featuring adventures overseas: Ruth Agnew tells Belfast’s Black Box about her Achilles heel; Sam Morris tells tenx9 Manchester of an unfortunate tattoo & a promise unkept; Barbara Binns tells tenx9 Adelaide about an extraordinary act of kindness from a stranger. Paul is your host.
Here are three stories, two told in the Black Box in Belfast - one of them via Rome - and one from tenx9 Manchester: Malachi O’Doherty blames himself for getting beaten up by soldiers, Kelly Condron journeys towards motherhood via Hollyoaks, Jim Livingstone bluffs Pope Paul VI - may God forgive him. Paul is your host.
The theme was Guilt - here are three stories from our April 24th event at Belfast’s Black Box: Iain McLean has a harrowing tale of violence & a merited F-bomb; Karen Hetherington shares a story about her dad that haunts her; Richard O’Leary encapsulates the issue of partition in Ireland with a brand of crisp & an intransigent Ulster man. Also, Pádraig references a tragedy that informed the evening. Paul is your host.
An Easter treat - four stories and a mini-tale from Pádraig. Annette McRay from Nashville gives us our podcast title with a love story spanning six decades; Vladimir Lorenzo in Adelaide demonstrates the power of a hug; Jane Searle in Rostrevor on a mother’s love; Christy Lynch & the power of awkward silences. Paul is your host.
Here’s a fine mix of stories for you: one from Belfast when the theme was Welcome; one from 2017 when the theme was Changing and one from our friends in Australia. Paul Sloan was the man being asked the question in the title; Eliza MacCafferty remembers how welcome and loved she felt around her grandad; Dean Lambert reminds us of the kindness of strangers while Paul lifts the lid on the cruelty of showbiz life.