SBS True Stories

SBS True Stories

Australia

Listen to True Stories which reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australia today, told by Australia’s best emerging and award-wining writers. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ‘Untold Australia’. Commissioned and produced by Australia’s multicultural broadcaster SBS. Available online: sbs.com.au/truestories and on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/sbs-true-stories

Episodes

S2 Ep5 Diary of a Tumbleweed  

Living in Melbourne and struggling to become a writer, Abigail quits her job, grabs a backpack, and a buys a one-way ticket to Paris. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ‘Untold Australia’. In Season Two, discover True Stories that reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australia today, told by Australia’s best emerging and award-wining writers. True Stories Season Two is inspired by the SBS documentary series Untold Australia, which reveals stories from within Australia’s hidden cultures. Airs Wednesdays from 13 April, 8:30pm on SBS. sbs.com.au/truestories 'Diary of a Tumbleweed' written and read by Abigail Ulman Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Bren Luke True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S2 Ep4 Mosque, Mourning and Girls  

Osamah is 19, and his main aim during Ashura, a ten-day Islamic ritual, is to score the chat-room nickname of Houda, the girl whose long eyelashes feed his new obsession. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ‘Untold Australia’. In Season Two, discover True Stories that reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australia today, told by Australia’s best emerging and award-wining writers. True Stories Season Two is inspired by the SBS documentary series Untold Australia, which reveals stories from within Australia’s hidden cultures. Airs Wednesdays from 13 April, 8:30pm on SBS. sbs.com.au/truestories 'Mosque, Mourning and Girls' written and read by Osamah Sami Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Bren Luke True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S2 Ep3 Ex-Yugos  

Born in a country that no longer exists, Sofija arrives in Australia as a child who has escaped a civil-war. Her home country Yugoslavia is divided, but as she discovers late one night on a Melbourne tram, ex-Yugos are still united in many other ways. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ‘Untold Australia’. In Season Two, discover True Stories that reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australia today, told by Australia’s best emerging and award-wining writers. True Stories Season Two is inspired by the SBS documentary series Untold Australia, which reveals stories from within Australia’s hidden cultures. Airs Wednesdays from 13 April, 8:30pm on SBS. sbs.com.au/truestories 'Ex-Yugos' written and read by Sofija Stefanovic Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Bren Luke True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S2 Ep2 Greyhound  

In the hope of settling himself, Andre leaves the city behind and journeys to what he thinks is the empty heart of Australia. Except, as he discovers, it isn’t empty at all. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ‘Untold Australia’. In Season Two, discover True Stories that reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australia today, told by Australia’s best emerging and award-wining writers. True Stories Season Two is inspired by the SBS documentary series Untold Australia, which reveals stories from within Australia’s hidden cultures. Airs Wednesdays from 13 April, 8:30pm on SBS. sbs.com.au/truestories 'Greyhound' written and read by Andre Dao Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Bren Luke True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S2 Ep1 Late night in a car park  

Nakkaih Lui has just started to question if she was raped... late one night in a car park. But facing the question is harder than the answer itself. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ‘Untold Australia’. In Season Two, discover True Stories that reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australia today, told by Australia’s best emerging and award-wining writers. True Stories Season Two is inspired by the SBS documentary series Untold Australia, which reveals stories from within Australia’s hidden cultures. Airs Wednesdays from 13 April, 8:30pm on SBS. sbs.com.au/truestories 'Late night in a car park' written and read by Nakkiah Lui Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Bren Luke True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S1 Ep7 What's In A Name  

What’s really in a name? And what happens when you change your name? Hear writer and comedian Cyrus Bezyan grapple with just that question in his signature laconic style. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High School' celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly of those complicated years, told by Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers. sbs.com.au/truestories What's In A Name is written and read by Cyrus Bezyan. Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Stella Leuna True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S1 Ep6 Carmelina and Me  

Bullying and humiliation are a dark part of emerging writer and novelist Tamar Chnorhokian’s high school life. But a special friendship sees her though the toughest moments. As a courtesy to those portrayed in this story, all names have been changed. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High School' celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly of those complicated years, told by Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers. sbs.com.au/truestories Carmelina and Me is written and read by Tamar Chnorhokian. Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Stella Leuna True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S1 Ep5 Small Town Boy, Big Town Book  

This is the late 80s in regional NSW. The time of revolutionary politics and revolutionary artists. A time that made its mark on award winning author, poet and rapper, Omar Musa. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High School' celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly of those complicated years, told by Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers. sbs.com.au/truestories Small Town Boy, Big Town Book is written and read by Omar Musa. Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Stella Leuna True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S1 Ep4 Confidence Game  

How to escape high school? It’s all Ellen wants to do. And she’s found a way. She can escape the school yard, the classroom, the daily teases and taunts. She’s found a place where she can be herself. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High School' celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly of those complicated years, told by Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers. sbs.com.au/truestories Confidence Game is written and read by Ellen van Neerven. Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Stella Leuna True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S1 Ep3 Punchbowl Boys - EXPLICIT  

LANGUAGE WARNING: There is strong language in this podcast. Welcome to the layered world of Punchbowl Boys during its dark periods in the late 90s. Told through the eyes of master storyteller Michael Mohammed Ahmed. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High School' celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly of those complicated years, told by Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers. sbs.com.au/truestories Punchbowl Boys is written and read by Michael Mohammed Ahmad. Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Stella Leuna True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S1 Ep2 Chinese Straight  

High School, a time of metamorphism for most of us. For Maxine, the transformation brings hope that the school-yard taunts of ‘fuzzy wuzzy’ and ‘scarecrow’ will be over. It seems just within reach, but can she really change herself? iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High School' celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly of those complicated years, told by Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers. sbs.com.au/truestories Chinese Straight is written and read by Maxine Beneba Clarke. Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Stella Leuna True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

S1 Ep1 Liverpool Boys  

LANGUAGE WARNING: There is strong language in this podcast. With award winning writer Luke Carman as your guide, enter the world of Liverpool Boys High. Luke wants to be a writer, but with an English teacher more interested in designing an air-conditioned coat than teaching, Luke finds inspiration elsewhere. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High School' celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly of those complicated years, told by Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers. sbs.com.au/truestories Liverpool Boys is written and read by Luke Carman. Music & Sound Design: James Cecil Executive Producer: Kylie Boltin Producer: Megan Gibbon Illustrator: Stella Leuna True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

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