Four stories, two events & a marvellous selection of accents. From an evening with a group in Glasgow when the theme was Gifts: John Purves on the gift of laughter & Tracy LaMar on the gift of a Great-grandmother. Plus two more stories from our London Fear night: Heather Johnston who was lost in Crete & Ashleigh Arnott and the tale of a lost snake.

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AuthorPaul Doran

In a micro-brewery in Southwark on Hallowe’en night, nine people told true stories of Fear. Here are six of them: Afua who was too afraid to go home; Emma who has overcome (kinda) her terror of blood; Ida who was afraid the Home Office had come knocking; Fuzz who had more fears than he knew what to do with; Helena who feared she would never see her 30th birthday; Becca who fought her fears but knows her limits; Johanna is your London host.

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AuthorPádraig Ó Tuama

A bonus story from regular contributor Malachi O’Doherty recorded at the Black Box on the theme Care. He got more laughs than he expected.

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AuthorPádraig Ó Tuama

Three more stories from three more first-timers on the theme Care recorded on October 17 2018: Lydia Searle who cared for children who cared for her; Catherine Hunter the rookie physio looking for a shoulder that wasn’t there; Róisín Ireland who went for a diagnosis in the aftermath of St Patrick’s Day celebrations & Padraig has some tips on getting your friends to the podium.

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AuthorPádraig Ó Tuama

The theme was CARE, it was a full house & here are four stories from that memorable evening Oct 17 2018 - they were all first-timers in the Black Box: Neil Mullan who took two people to a party thinking it would be a cake walk; Norman Meharry who made a friend of a stone-loving girl in school; Jo Dowell who shared the story of her life in the care system; Rosie Killick the reluctant barista who really didn’t care.

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AuthorPádraig Ó Tuama

Here are two stories from our Culture Night adventure on Sept 19 2018: Eliza MacCafferty who had a family full of characters in Belfast; Donna Black who fell in love in Belfast & Padraig explains how to “encourage” friends to tell their story at tenx9.

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AuthorPádraig Ó Tuama

More giggles & belly laughs in the third (& final) podcast from our 2018 comedy night: Malachí O’Doherty who is a bit indoor-sy; Paul Hutchinson who knows what evacuation really means; Eliza MacCafferty & her Gaeltacht love plus Emer Maguire who has come a long way from Strabane. Padraig & Paul are your hosts.

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AuthorPádraig Ó Tuama

Three more stories from our comedy night Sept 26 2018: Helen McClements who really should check the cinema listings properly before bringing the kids to a movie; Paul Bond who was torn between love & a priestly vocation; Heather Fleming & the camper van from hell; Emer Maguire shares her middle child anxieties in musical form plus Padraig introduces a new member of the tenx9 team - be sure to feed Story Pig.

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AuthorPádraig Ó Tuama

We celebrated tenx9’s seventh birthday on Sept 26th with our annual comedy fundraiser in the Black Box and some of our funniest stories. Here are the first three: Richard O’Leary - the coffee picking revolutionary; Caroline Orr - just a girl who can’t say no; Helen Killick with her lentil saga & Emer Maguire with a musical Instagram send-off. Padraig & Paul are the proud parents.

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AuthorPádraig Ó Tuama

A bonus pod from our evening with Culture Night Belfast on Sept 19 2018: Richard O’Leary with a tale of love in a city not ready for the truth & Malachí O’Doherty with a tale of love, lust & a caravan in Millisle.

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AuthorPádraig Ó Tuama