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.

Latest Episode

Once Upon A Time

This story begins at the end. But my time spent observing your planet has taught me humans like to process events and information in an orderly, if not entirely predictable, sequence. So forget the first sentence, and I’ll serve you a linear tale. Just don’t skip to the end and spoil it.

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About the Podcast

Tall And True Short Reads

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

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

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

Recent Episodes

My Marxist Philosophy Class

In February 1998, I started an eight-week evening college course, Introduction to Philosophy. I was in my mid-thirties, and while I was aware of philosophers, I hadn’t read their works and knew nothing about critical thinking. Our text was Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. And our tutor was a Marxist.

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Thanks Ian St James Awards

In their heyday, the Ian St James Awards offered the biggest fiction prize in the UK and Ireland. Launched by the thriller writer Ian St James in 1989 to encourage new writers, the awards were open to 5,000-10,000 word short stories by unpublished writers.

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The Lost Hour

You know what it’s like when you lose something. It’s always in the last place you look. So I write down all the possible places the lost thing could be and work through the list in reverse order. But how do you find a lost hour? It’s not like it can slip down the back of a sofa like coins or keys!

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About Robert Fairhead

A middle-aged dad and dog owner, 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.

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