Synopsis

Audio Stories of Interesting Lives

Episodes

  • Ep 75 : Alick. Art from the Torres Straits to the World.

    Ep 75 : Alick. Art from the Torres Straits to the World.

    01/02/2016 Duration: 19min

    Sculpting a Dugong for casting in Bronze In this Episode 75 of Your Story we talk to Alick Tipoti about his preparation for a forthcoming exhibition in Monaco about his Torres Strait culture, it’s differences from the Australian Aboriginal and similarity to Melanesian cultures. We also discuss how he expresses his culture in paint, sculpture and dance. Dugong by […]

  • Ep 74 : Ian. Flight from South African apartheid.

    Ep 74 : Ian. Flight from South African apartheid.

    21/06/2015

    How do you leave the country you love? Not long ago, if you cared about having a good life and doing the right things by other people in South Africa, you had the real chance of coming up against the government. What would you do? For some it’s simply a matter of survival to leave […]

  • Ep 73 : Moshlo. Pre-war Migrant to Acclaimed Architect  Violinist.

    Ep 73 : Moshlo. Pre-war Migrant to Acclaimed Architect & Violinist.

    28/04/2015 Duration: 55min

     Music, Architecture and Music of the Old Country. It was 1936 and like many others, Morrice Shaw’s father could see the writing on the wall for his young family in Poland. More importantly, being Jewish, he knew things weren’t good and would only get worse. The best thing was to pay whatever was necessary to get his wife […]

  • Your Story Addendum Ep 30 : Your Story is Back.

    Your Story Addendum Ep 30 : Your Story is Back.

    20/04/2015 Duration: 23min

    Ian’s back from three years of Pod-Fading. After three years away it’s wonderful for me to say… “Welcome To Episode 30 of Your Story Addendum.“ Having been away for so long I think, as we get started again, it’s only fair to bring you up to speed with what happened to cause such a long […]

  • Ep 72 : Stefan  Rocco. Metroccolis Redux – Passion, Success and Balancing Art with Business

    Ep 72 : Stefan & Rocco. Metroccolis Redux – Passion, Success and Balancing Art with Business

    17/05/2012 Duration: 31min

    Passion, skill, determination and slowly move towards success! Four years on from our discussion on Your Story with Rocco from Metroccolis we once again sit on the roof tops of Berlin just near Mauerpark in the old East Berlin. But this time Stefan as the other half of Metroccolis joins us for coffee and donuts and talk of […]

  • Ep 71 : Juliane. Indie Film Support and Asian Production.

    Ep 71 : Juliane. Indie Film Support and Asian Production.

    11/05/2012 Duration: 49min

    Creating, then helping others with their Indy Movie production! Creative people never have an issue with the making. That’s their passion and what we talk about here on Your Story. Their issues are to fund and promote their creation. And that means getting attention! Independent film maker Juliane Block shares these challenges but has additional skills […]

  • Episode 70 : Sophie Pt 2. Gender Change and Transition to a Woman.

    Episode 70 : Sophie Pt 2. Gender Change and Transition to a Woman.

    23/04/2012 Duration: 01h03min

    Imagine waking one morning to discover your sex has changed! On the last episode of Your Story we heard from Sophie, about her time in Berlin from before “The Wall” came down in 1989 to today. Today we hear Part 2, a completely different story to what we heard last time, about her amazing story of gender transition […]

  • Episode 69 : Sophie Pt 1. 25 years of a British Ex-Pat in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

    Episode 69 : Sophie Pt 1. 25 years of a British Ex-Pat in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

    21/04/2012 Duration: 30min

    Berlin change & Another Country Books. From the beginning of her time going back to 1987, Sophie has been part of the culture and changes in  Berlin. Back in the day, Berlin was a divided city with “The Wall”, still very much in evidence. Sophie tells us about Berlin before the wall came down and what those dying days […]

  • Episode 68 : Sebastian. Re-Inventing Insurance using Social Networks

    Episode 68 : Sebastian. Re-Inventing Insurance using Social Networks

    02/03/2012 Duration: 32min

    Using a 350 year old model to create a 50% discounted Peer to Peer insurance scheme. You hate insurance, I hate insurance, we all hate insurance but we all know, when things go down the toilet, it’s good to have the safety net to help us recover. Like all of us, Sebastian Herfurth hated insurance […]

  • Your Story Addendum Episode 29 : Settling in to Berlin Life.

    Your Story Addendum Episode 29 : Settling in to Berlin Life.

    22/02/2012 Duration: 08min

    It seems to have taken four weeks for my soul to catch up with me. I’ve been in Berlin now for four weeks meeting people and spending time settling in to how this city operates. I find it takes time to find my feet in any new environment and understand how the basic functions of […]

  • Episode 67 : Henry. Opportunity for a Young Person in Berlin

    Episode 67 : Henry. Opportunity for a Young Person in Berlin

    21/02/2012 Duration: 23min

    Grabbing opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. When you’re young and exploring the world, there are chances for finding yourself wherever you are but the opportunities that present themselves will vary depending on location. Just take a moment to consider how different your life would have been and the opportunities that you took advantage […]

  • Episode 66 : Rainer. Electronic One Man Band on an Acoustic Guitar

    Episode 66 : Rainer. Electronic One Man Band on an Acoustic Guitar

    17/02/2012 Duration: 22min

    One Guitar for a DJ Mix Party At a recent Betahaus event in Berlin, the Awesome Foundationawarded 1000€ to innovative musician Robin Sukroso, aka. Rainer, to help further the development of his one man band guitar modification. Taking the idea of percussive and traditional guitar playing, using the instrument as an input for a midi device, […]

  • Berlin’s Heyday of Anything Goes

    Berlin’s Heyday of Anything Goes

    15/02/2012

    Could Berlin return to these times 100 years later? As a walk around the streets of Berlin and talk to people I realise that there are aspects of the culture that reminds me of Berlin’s most avant guard times in the 1920’s. In the area where I’m staying I notice some of the relaxed attitudes […]

  • Your Story Addendum Ep 27 : A New Trip to Europe

    Your Story Addendum Ep 27 : A New Trip to Europe

    17/01/2012

    Letting life unfold as it will… What will happen, will happen and we can do nothing about it because we don’t have any control despite the illusion that we do. This, to my understanding is the way of life. We live an illusion that we make decisions about all manner of things but the reality […]

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