Three stories - two from our March 27th evening at the Black Box when the theme was Welcome: Jim Livingstone makes an eejit of himself in front of the Great & Good in London; first-timer Corinne Logan brings a touch of horror to the podium; out of the archive Cath Dallat tells us about Ma Dallat while Pádraig has a mini-story about a NYC honeymoon wrecker. Paul is your host.
Four stories in our new-style podcast: Euan Black gets awkward with an 80s superstar in NYC; Tové Kane flirts with Danger; Malachí O’Doherty is underwhelmed by Sputnik in one from the archives; “Claire” loses love in a tale of Mariah, Scooch & Crocs. Dani & Mel in Adelaide make an appearance. Paul is your host.
Three stories, three wonderful accents & all with a hint of danger: first timer Jim Livingstone who “broke his arse”; Richard O’Leary who was under threat from all sides in Cold War USSR; John Sloop from tenx9 Nashville who, let’s just say, felt the pain more than his son. Paul is your host.
We decided that to better reflect the scope & diversity of the tenx9 family, we would reshape the podcast so here are four stories (plus a mini-tale): Sara Neil, the tattoo & the scary mummy in Belfast; Susan Mitchell & a Mother’s Day outing in Oz; Louise Nealon & rural courtship in Kildare; Joe Nawaz & the threatening Spice Boys in Belfast. Dani Madsen shares a mini-story about Ma Madsen. Paul is your host.
Dicing with death, here are four stories on Danger recorded at the Black Box on Weds, 27 Feb 2019. Eddy Baker was the worst eye witness to a mugging - his own mugging; first timer Karen Hetherington encountered stranger danger with a handsome face; David Burke knew danger wasn’t always obvious & Nuala McKeever made, well, quite a splash. Paul Doran is your host.
In February 2017 as part of the NI Science Festival, Jesse Austin told her first (& so far only) story at tenx9: it’s short but it will make you cringe. Enjoy!
Three more stories from our friends in Adelaide when the theme was “It’s never black & white” - powerful & moving, they were recorded in 2017 on the home land of the Kaurna people: Aunty Vickey tells us about the two mothers who loved her; Dean looks into his own “mongrel” Oz heritage; Ros tells how she was given away at birth, felt special because she was adopted but learned darker truths later. Dani & Mel are your hosts.
Here are three first-time tellers from our Pets evening on 16 January 2019 in the Black Box in Belfast: Eddy Baker shares memories of Dodger who punched a fox cub; Louise Cullen provides proof that Xmas trees & cats do not make a good combo; Laura Kelly tells us of her non-NHS prescription - Bailey, who helped her through dark days. Pádraig & Paul make a big announcement cum appeal ( an anneal, perhaps or appouncement?)
Inspired by NAIDOC week - which celebrates Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders' achievements - our friends at tenx9 Adelaide hosted stories linked to the experience of Indigenous People with the theme “It’s never black & white”. Here are three: Dana who gives thanks for her Chinese grandparents; Lauren who realised she needed to learn before questioning; Kurt who knew so much about loss. Dani & Mel are your hosts. (Please be aware - these stories feature racism, addiction & suicide.)
No one gets out of this alive - the theme was Pets on January 16th in the Black Box in Belfast. Here are two more stories from that evening: Paul Hutchinson explores the dark side of life & death with Lucky the cat; Richard O’Leary remembers childhood companion Larry the hen with much fondness while Paul pays a brief homage to Chequer the kitten.