12+ In September 2020, I launched the Tall And True Short Reads podcast, featuring short stories written and narrated by me that I've published over the years on Tall And True. My goal with the podcast was to share and showcase something I love doing, writing, on a medium I also love, podcasting.
As I explained in the Welcome trailer for the podcast, reading and writing are lifelong passions. I wrote and self-published my first book, Sand Island, an Enid Blyton-Famous Five inspired adventure story, in 1972 when I was a ten-year-old.
I'm now a middle-aged writer and editor. In addition to Tall And True and my blog, RobertFairhead.com, my book reviews and other writing have appeared in various print and online publications.
The Tall And True Short Reads podcast is my latest creative writing venture.
Season Two Goals
In Season One, I released thirty-two episodes. These consisted of seventeen standalone short stories and two multipart instalments, including the most recent extended short story, Both Sides of the Story.
For Season Two, in addition to short stories, I'm expanding the podcast to feature my blog posts and other writing from Tall And True.
And as with Season One, at the end of each episode, I provide a Writer's Insight into the featured writing — why and how I wrote it — for the interest of podcast listeners and fellow writers.
The Last Book That Made You Cry
The first "blog post" episode for Season Two was released on 13 September, The Last Book That Made You Cry. And fittingly, it was the first blog post I shared on Tall And True in August 2017.
Stream or Listen via Podcast Apps
I hope listeners will enjoy the expanded format of the podcast. You can stream episodes from Seasons One and Two 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
- Apple Podcasts
- Google Podcasts
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.
© 2021 Robert Fairhead
N.B. You might like to read my earlier blog post, Introducing Tall And True Short Reads.
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 storytelling 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. In 2021, Robert published 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. And in 2023, he published an anthology of his microfiction, Tall And True Microfiction.
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.