The Tall And True Short Reads Podcast

Tall And True Short Reads features 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

Stuck in Time

It’s 1997. I’m fifteen, and Dad’s delivering another lecture on my poor prospects: “If you carry on like this, son, you’ll end up in prison.” I won’t admit it, but he may have a point. Because today on the drive home after catching me shoplifting again, the local cop issued a “last warning”.

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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 a 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 custodians of the Eora Nation.

Six Weeks in Teal

In 2018, I shared a blog post about My Week in Politics, handing out how-to-vote cards for Dr Kerryn Phelps, an independent candidate for Wentworth. Kerryn won that by-election but lost the seat in the 2019 Federal election. Three years later, I spent six weeks in teal helping another independent, Allegra Spender.

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Recent Episodes

The Special Tree

The tree stood in front of a vacant block at the end of the street. It had thick, leafy branches and was easy to climb. It was Matty’s special place. And then, one day, he saw a sign on the tree. Matty couldn’t read the big words and went to find his sister. Jess was a school captain, so she’d know what the sign said.

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Departure

Airports are the same the world over. Full of frenetic activity, people coming and going, joyful reunions and teary-eyed farewells. Though not in the middle of the night. And apart from the passengers sprawled across and under the international airport’s departure terminal chairs, it was empty and silent.

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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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