12+ In September 2020, I launched the Tall And True Short Reads podcast, featuring short stories written and narrated by me from the Tall And True writers' website.
My goal for the podcast was to share and showcase something I love doing, writing, on a medium that I also love, podcasting.
In Season One, I released thirty-two episodes, consisting of seventeen standalone short stories and two multi-chapter instalments.
Season Two Goals
For Season Two in September 2021, in addition to short stories, I expanded the podcast to include my blog posts from Tall And True. And I launched the podcast website, TallAndTrueShortReads.com.
Season Two featured twenty-six episodes, a mix of fiction and nonfiction writing. And like Season One, each episode concluded with my Writer's Insight explaining when, why and how I wrote the short story or blog post.
When I introduced Tall And True Short Reads in 2020, I called it an "audio fiction podcast". But two seasons on, I've realised I'm producing a storytelling podcast, whether the episodes are based on short stories and blog posts, fiction and nonfiction, or tall and true tales.
And so, with Season Three, I plan to include other examples of my storytelling from Tall And True — on dogs, travel, memoir and other topics — and the comedy routine I promised in Episode 40 of the podcast, My One Night Stand. And there will be more multi-part episodes, like Back to School and Both Sides of the Story from Season One.
The first episode of Season Three of Tall And True Short Reads, to be released later in September 2022, fittingly starts with a "story that begins at the end", Once Upon A Time, which I shared on Tall And True in July 2022.
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Stream or Listen
I hope listeners enjoy the storytelling format of the Tall And True Short Reads. You can stream episodes from the podcast website and Acast. Or follow and listen to Tall And True Short Reads via your favourite podcast app, for example:
- Amazon Music
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And finally, as I say at the end of each episode, please support the podcast and this writers' website by telling your family and friends about Tall And True Short Reads and Tall And True.
© 2022 Robert Fairhead
With thanks to Daniel Friesenecker from Pixabay for sharing the podcast mic image.
N.B. You might like to read my earlier podcast blog posts, Introducing Tall And True Short Reads and Season Two.
A middle-aged dad and dog owner, Robert is a writer and editor at Tall And True and blogs on his eponymous website, RobertFairhead.com. He also writes and narrates episodes for the Tall And True Short Reads podcast, featuring his short stories, blog posts and other writing from Tall And True.
Robert's book reviews and other writing have appeared in print and online media. In 2020, he published his début collection of short stories, Both Sides of the Story, and in 2021 his first twelve short stories for the Furious Fiction writing competition, Twelve Furious Months. And in 2022, his second collection of Furious Fictions, Twelve More Furious Months.
Besides writing, Robert's favourite pastimes include reading, watching Aussie Rules football with his son and walking his dog.
He has also enjoyed a one-night stand as a stand-up comic.