the airing cupboard's extraordinary stories of ordinary people

May 24 2020 2 18 mins

... where the extraordinary stories of ordinary people get an airing... A curation of short stories almost exclusively recorded in the confines of an old airing cupboard. Tune in, listen and let Zoé Brown take you into the lives of others; be reminded that the everydays are the meaningfuls of life.

The full circle
May 24 2020 • 21 min
Set in Australia and spanning over 3 decades, this is a story of a man, a life well-lived and the sudden realisation that all goes full circle....

A long way home
May 12 2020 • 27 min
Span over two decades, between London and Suffolk in England, this is a story about the roads a young woman travelled to get home….

The Chinese lanterns
Apr 29 2020 • 22 min
Set in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this is a story about a chance encounter, a night spent drinking beers under the Chinese lanterns of China Town, a three years journey and the convergence of four destinies …

Under the kitchen table
Apr 15 2020 • 20 min
Set in New South Wales, Australia, this is a story about a young family, a jacaranda tree, a kitchen table and learning the importance of letting go…

The blossom of a Japanese cherry tree
Mar 27 2020 • 22 min
Here we go again. Series 2 starts with The blossom of the Japanese cherry tree. This story is personal to me, and it speaks about hope… On iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher …ect and on our website Music: Hot October by Wood...

Dec 23 2019 • 27 min
A Christmas special.... this story tells of the love of a daughter for her mother, a notebook, Icelandic lullabies and the convergence of lives on a Christmas night.

On the Aegean wind
Nov 12 2019 • 16 min
Set in the Cyclades Islands of Greece, this is a story about the love of a man for a woman across the continents, the blue seas, the wind and the convergence of their lives …

The tattoo
Oct 29 2019 • 25 min
A journey into a young woman’s ancestry reveals unexpected tragedy, heart-warming surprises and harrowing secrets …

The girl with the bee earring
Oct 15 2019 • 18 min
Set in London a few weeks ago, this story tells of a chance encounter on the underground and about those moments when the attention of a stranger makes the whole difference… -

An old man and his dog
Oct 01 2019 • 16 min
Set in Glasgow in Scotland, this is a story about a friendship across generations between two men, loneliness and the devotion of a dog … -

The pink ribbons
Sep 17 2019 • 20 min
Set in Tasmania, in the depths of the ancient forests, this is a love story about a chance meeting, the power of respect, and the long journey that brings a man towards a woman…

The three musketeers
Sep 03 2019 • 17 min
Set in South-West France, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this is a story about friendship, a pilgrimage route and the convergence of lives…

Ezekiel 5
Aug 20 2019 • 13 min
A tender story of a man’s journey into discovery of what lies beneath the surface…

The bench under the big lime tree
Aug 06 2019 • 23 min
Spanning over three decades in Paris, this is a story about mother–daughter relashionships, an affair and of course, love…

Jul 23 2019 • 16 min
Set in Cairo, Egypt, this is a story depicting the comforting and restorative effects that a home can have on one’s emotional well being…

The engagement ring
Jul 09 2019 • 18 min
Set in the fifties, in Africa, this story recounts a child's memory, a mesmerising couple and and engagement ring...

The big white cat
Jun 25 2019 • 20 min
A short story about love, betrayal and a big white cat...

The painter and the orchestra
Jun 18 2019 • 27 min
A story about an artist, a painting and an orchestra and about finding friendship in the strangest places when you need it most...

The Tuareg compass
Jun 11 2019 • 17 min
A short story just and simply about love

The airing cupboard jingle
Jun 04 2019
Just our podcast jingle

The little orange lady
Jun 04 2019 • 18 min
A story about a train journey, a book and the convergence of lives.

Why the airing cupboard?
Jun 04 2019 • 3 min
A short episode about the aim of the airing cupboard

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