the airing cupboard's extraordinary stories of ordinary people

the airing cupboard's extraordinary stories of ordinary people

Because some of us have a thirst for wonder and connection... The airing cupboard podcast is a curation of short true-life stories about those moments of serendipity and convergence, when life shifts a little, never to be the same again. Let Zoé take you into the comfort of her cupboard and tell you a story. You will be led on a journey into the lives of others and be reminded that the everydays are the meaningfuls of life. Indie podcast. Storytelling.

Episodes

April 28, 2021 26 min

Set in the North West of Spain, on the Camino de Santiago, this story speaks about a long  journey and how many roads must a young woman walk down ... "the answer is blowin' in the wind"...
 

Niamh's cover of Connemara Cradle Song sung for her daughter Roisin:
 https://youtu.be/jIl4I_8h6ko  
by kind permission (Attribution - Noncommercial) of Niamh O Sheehan and Ros Woodham
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Set mostly in Cape Verde, and the midst of the Atlantic ocean, this a story about a young woman's journey of self-discovery, about the sixth sense, about an extraordinary voyage on a sailing boat and of course, it is about love :) ...you know me by now! Zoe x
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
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February 7, 2021 28 min

This is a little story to soothe our depressed hearts.... it is about sugar and spice and all things nice, the bond between a child and her grandmother, birdwatching and of course it is about love! 
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Words of  Drew Lanham : a Transcript from the podcast On Being with Krista Tippett (www.onbeing.org)
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
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December 18, 2020 33 min

Set in East Anglia, this story is about a woman's need to measure herself, to prove, to exist, … it is about breast cancer, lycras and bicycle…but most of it, it speaks about a journey of self discovery … 
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/


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 That’s exciting, Convergence...

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December 4, 2020 22 min

Set in London and East Anglia, and spanning over three decades, this story tells of the magic, ease and comfort of a childhood friendship… 
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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Moonlight Reprise by Kai Engel
from Free Music Archives
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November 20, 2020 28 min

Set between California and New England in America, this is a story of coming of age and how the power of dreams works even if you think you are not following them...


If you want to hear more from Erik, go to
https://erikireland.com/listentosleep
or search for his podcast Listen to Sleep on your favourite podcast app.
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
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November 7, 2020 31 min

Set in New Zealand in the mid-nineties, this is a story about travel, meeting people, trusting one's intuition... but mostly it is about the kindness of strangers....
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/


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Juncture,  Losing Love and From Truth by Dexter Britain
 from Free Mu...

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October 25, 2020 36 min

Set in Canada, this is a story about a journey through life, adoption and three extraordinary women..... "In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you"  by Patti Henderson 
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/


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Juncture, , Losing Love, ...

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October 9, 2020 24 min

This is a story about settling down on a new continent and drawing strength from one’s foremothers, a long voyage over the seas to Madras in India and about the missing piece of someone’s life puzzle hiding somewhere, waiting to be found…  
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
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J...

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September 20, 2020 21 min

This is the story of Gemma and Jono, a story about falling in love, babies, marriage,  family but also about the cruelty of life, the brutality of loss…. But above all, it is a story about love, generosity and hope.
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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Juncture by Dexter Britain...

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September 12, 2020 25 min

This is a coming of age story … it is about a young Argentinian boy, a trip to New Zealand, coincidences, coming out, finding yourself, but above all, it is about friendships… 
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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The Time to Run (Finale), Happy Together, From Truth and Juncture...

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August 29, 2020 23 min

This is a very simple story … it speaks of a blond haired child, his freedom cut short when he was sent to an English boarding school and the void that the untold can create in one’s life….
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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The Time to Run (Finale), Wonderland and Juncture by...

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August 15, 2020 21 min

Set between London and Barbados, the Taj Mahal and the oceans, this story is about a world cruise, a daddy's girl, the overwhelming power of grief, blue eyes behind glasses, and the extraordinary convergence of two lives ….
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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Juncture and ...

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August 1, 2020 25 min

Set in the raw beauty of the Australian outback, this story is about a road trip, the red dirt, a chance encounter, an Akubra hat and is a reminder that we are all the architects of our own destinies...
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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Dance for One, Wonderland, Juncture and...

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July 18, 2020 16 min

Set between London and the white plains of Siberia, on the edge of Lake Baikal in the 1990’s, this is a story about the biting winds, chapka, papirosi cigarettes, a young Russian girl, a traveller from Europe and a name on a billboard in a London street...
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-n...

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July 4, 2020 21 min

Set in a small village in the Ardennes, spanning over two world wars, this is a story about a man, once a prisoner of war, his belief in humanity and the tacit promise of a handshake… 
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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Juncture by Dexter Britain
from Free Music Archives
Copyr...

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June 20, 2020 21 min

This story is set in the North of England, where Mo's sense of loss is interrupted by a girl with pink hair and green painted nails…
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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Time Catches Up, Juncture and Happy Together by Dexter Britain
 from Free Music Archives
 Copyright: Attri...

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June 7, 2020 19 min

Spanning over six decades, this story speaks of a man, his slow journey from all to nothing, his delight for patisseries, his granddaughter and the realisation that love is the only currency… 
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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Dance for One and The Time to Run (finale) by Dex...

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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....
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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Losing Love, Wonderland, Seeing The Future, In the Electric Fields and The Time to Run (finale...

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May 12, 2020 27 min

Spanning over two decades, between London and Suffolk in England, this is a story about the roads a young woman had to travel ... to get home….
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Music: 

Hot October by Wood Spider
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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From Truth and The Time to Run (finale) by Dexter Britain
from Free Music Archives
Copyright: Attribut...

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