The Tall And True Short Reads Podcast

Tall And True Short Reads is a storytelling podcast featuring short stories, blog posts and other writing from the Tall And True writers’ website. Stream from Acast or follow and listen via Apple Podcasts and all popular podcast apps.

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Latest Episode

The White and Blue Niles

In 1987, my wife and I shouldered our backpacks and set off from Australia. The plan was to live and work overseas in England for two years, using it as a base for UK and wider world travels. And the widest of these were inspired by reading books like Alan Moorehead’s The White Nile and The Blue Nile.

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About the Podcast

Tall And True Short Reads

Tall And True Short Reads features short stories, blog posts and other writings written and narrated by Robert Fairhead from the Tall And True writers’ website.

At the end of each episode, Robert provides insight into the featured writing — when, why and how he wrote it.

The podcast is recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.

Recent Episodes

One of Those Mornings

Have you ever had one of those mornings? You know, where everything goes wrong. It’s like a farce, a series of mishaps increasing in frequency and intensity that have you howling with side-splitting laughter or shedding tears of frustration.

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Different Journeys

Teresa’s first thing in the morning text message was a punch in the guts. “Sorry, Colin. I love you, but we’re on different journeys. Let’s stay friends.” I blinked twice to clear my eyes and was about to respond, “Are you serious?” but threw the phone against the bedroom wall instead.

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The Lost and Found Story

I’ve lost a few things over the years but never imagined losing a story! I only realised I’d “lost” A Window Table when I started working on a blog post to mark my fourth anniversary of writing Furious Fictions. However, when I found and read a copy of the story, I didn’t recognise its plot or characters.

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About Robert Fairhead

Robert Fairhead is a writer and editor at the Tall And True writers’ website and blogs on his website, RobertFairhead.com. He also writes and narrates for the Tall And True Short Reads podcast. And Robert has published several collections of short stories.

You can follow Robert on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Mastodon social media platform.

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