Memoria is a podcast about memories. Stories about the moments that shape us and how memories change over time.
S2EP11 - 22 October 2018 - And Then You Were Gone
Oct 21 • 11 min
There is no photographic evidence of us together; you didn’t bother with the father-daughter bonding this time. You didn’t stay in my life long enough to form any type of bond. Our family of four (soon to be five, with Mum heavily pregnant) shared the…
S2EP10 - 8 October 2018 - One Woman’s Struggle in Iran
Oct 7 • 6 min
*The episode comes with a warning. Violence is portrayed in this story. Discretion is advised. Before I had been imprisoned, I never thought of the physical and psychological effects of constant hunger. Some prisoners talked about what food they missed,…
S2EP09 - 24 September 2018 - Boy in a Closed Mill Town
Sep 23 • 6 min
everyone’s teeth are broken but people keep chewing rocks. everyone’s stomachs are empty but people keep drinking gasoline. Boy in a Closed Mill Town by Zackary Lavoie Rural Maine was once a hotbed for Mill Towns. Entire communities were built around…
S2EP08 - 10 September 2018 - They Eyes of the Bird
Sep 9 • 9 min
Alcohol is not a necessity when travelling…but it does help. It helps when the cold is so fierce your phone screen cracks. It helps when your housemates visit the local fish factory and realise, too late, that the stench of fish guts stays embedded in…
S2EP07 - 27 August 2018 - The Naked Woman in Paris
Aug 26 • 6 min
In Paris, alone, five stories’ high, naked and taut, she perched like a still life gargoyle come to life.The Naked Woman in Paris by Simmon Wagner The Naked Woman in Paris has maturity only in hindsight. On this trip, I was very much in love with my…
S2EP06 - 13 August 2018 - Why You Should Care about Catalonia
Aug 12 • 9 min
‘I have not run from the POLICE for over 40 YEARS. But I know HOW to’ Those are my FATHER’s words. It’s the 1ST of October 2017 He is ready to VOTE for a NON-BINDING referendum I am on the PHONE to him and I CAN’T breatheWhy You Should Care About…
S02EP05 - 30 July 2018 - Freedom 1964
Jul 29 • 6 min
The voices were loud. They always were. Once more he had come home long after dinner. Drunk. Always drunk.*A warning that this episode contains scenes of domestic violence and may not be suitable for everyone. Discretion is advised. Freedom 1964 by Lyn…
S02EP03 -2 July 2018 - Choices
Jul 1 • 13 min
I knew I would survive if I lived under my parents’ roof until I was married, however, deep down I knew I wouldn’t thrive. I wanted the same experiences my friends were having. It wasn’t just about the alcohol and drugs, although there was plenty of them…
S02EP01 - 4 June 2018 - The Sacrament
Jun 4 • 4 min
I only ever saw Dad go to church for weddings and funerals, and I asked him once, “but why do you believe in all that?”The Sacrament by Aprill Allen My father died of a brain tumour at 69 years old in the January of 2016. He was admitted to hospice on a…
S02EP04 - 16 July - Rapunzel, Rapunzel
Jun 4 • 5 min
I read about Rapunzel syndrome, where sufferers ate the hair they wrenched free. The strands knotted inside them, plump and dark, deep within their belly like a swallowed secret.Rapunzel, Rapunzel by Rijn Collins For many years my fingers would creep into…
S02EP02 - 18 June 2018 - The Spirit of Punk
Jun 4 • 5 min
First came the hair cut – off with the curly locks, never to return, even today. Then taking the scissors to the jeans. Slash, slash, slash. And, of course, boots, Doc Martens. Black, sixteen holes – what else? The Spirit of Punk by Nicolas Brasch…
S01E17 - 11 December 2017 - Coming of Age
Dec 10, 2017 • 6 min
Coming of Age by Anna Sublet Teenage years were interesting for me, as the only girl in a neighbourhood full of boys. But when the boys from the other side of the tracks crossed the line, I had a rude awakening to the threats existing beyond the home…
S01E15 - 13 November 2017 - To Wait
Nov 12, 2017 • 5 min
In that moment I knew I loved you. The bitter months that led up to that night were nonexistant. Wiped clean. A different kind of love overwhelmed me.To Wait by Zara Marimuthu We have this picture of what love should look like. We see “perfect couples”…
S01E14 - 30 October 2017 - Melting Moments (Part Two) - Memoria Podcast
Oct 29, 2017 • 3 min
He tries to appear calm and explain to the doctor that she is dying. Why am I the one to do this, he wonders?Melting Moments by John Bartlett (part two) Melting Moments’ is a reflection on remembering my mother from my childhood and then when she became…
S01E13 - 16 October 2017 - Melting Moments (Part One) - Memoria Podcast
Oct 15, 2017 • 4 min
The kitchen is a warm comfortable womb on these afternoons. From the shelf the old brown Bakelite radio announces in its strident voice —’Portia faces life — for those who are in love and for all those who can remember.’ He wonders if this Portia is like…
S01E12 - 2 October 2017 - Lanes - Memoria Podcast
Oct 1, 2017 • 5 min
What is it about lanes? What stories did you conjure up when your curious eye peered through the cracks of rusted corrugated back fences? What feet did you imagine trampled on bluestone surfaces?Lanes by Helena Spyrou Lanes is a remembrance of my teenage…
S01E11 - 17 September 2017 - Wasp Tongues - Memoria Podcast
Sep 17, 2017 • 5 min
In the end, she only remembered that husband and son-in-law. Until the last days she’d score them with her wasp tongue.Wasp Tonguesby Chaille Bos This story is in response to the death of my grandmother. It was my way of working through the reality that I…
S01E10 - 4 September 2017 - Rock Dove Under Ditmars - Memoria Podcast
Sep 3, 2017 • 5 min
The Rock Dove keeps to himself, head down, pecking aimlessly at refuse lining the pillars of the bridge. Rock Dove Under Ditmarsby Zackary Lavoie This poem explores the seemingly ignored issue of abuse towards men in today’s world. In this moment, a man…
S01E9 - 21 August 2017 - Acceptance - Memoria Podcast
Aug 20, 2017 • 5 min
Each time I entered the room I felt a shift in my body, as if accepting the uncomfortable things I was about to feel. As if knowing, that I was going to grow there. Acceptance, a short memoir by Tah Jimenez While I was writing this piece I felt a shift in…
S01E8 - 7 August 2017 - Memorial - Memoria Podcast
Aug 6, 2017 • 5 min
Memorial, a short memoir by Jo Penney My father passed 18 years ago, as I was divorcing and becoming the full-time carer of my two-year-old daughter. I’ve had panic disorder since I was six and it seemed money talked in our family. I had little to offer.…
S01EP7 - 24 July 2017 - My Suitcase - Memoria Podcast
Jul 23, 2017 • 6 min
Memories, for me, range from Polaroid-like snapshots to short video clips in my head. I know, it’s weird when you think about it. These scenes, short and long, remain buried in the fatty tissue of my brain until a sound, smell or photo reignites my memory…
S01EP6 - 10 July 2017 - Unlucky Thirteen - Memoria Podcast
Jul 9, 2017 • 3 min
I cried because I knew that was what I was supposed to do, but not because I felt anything. When someone you know dies, the grief can affect you in a number of ways. For some, the pain and the loss is so overwhelming that you are unable to think or sleep…
S01EP5 - 25 June 2017 - Knuckles - Memoria Podcast
Jun 25, 2017 • 5 min
Most of you at some point have had to overcome shyness. It can take many forms, like that awkwardness of meeting new friends, or when making a presentation in front of your class, knowing that all eyes are focused on you, watching you. Sometimes the sheer…
S01EP4 - 13 June 2017 - And the winner is - Memoria Podcast
Jun 11, 2017 • 4 min
There are numerous famous stories depicting sibling rivalry. The Biblical story of Cain and Abel, Ann and Mary Boleyn who fought over King Henry 8ths affections and of course the most famous Hollywood rivalry, Joan fontaine and Olivia de Havilland, with…
S01EP3 - 29 May 2017 - Black - Memoria Podcast
May 28, 2017 • 4 min
“Black is a personal short story which attempts to capture my thoughts and feelings about depression. The story is a creative way to express my experience of depression and how it is all consuming and overrides rational thinking.” – Jen Farrow. Black was…
S01EP2 - 15 May 2017 - Memory Device - Memoria Podcast
May 8, 2017 • 3 min
Memoria, episode two. A short story about a robbery, an iPhone, and losing your most treasured memories.
S01EP1 - 1 May 2017 - Prelude - Memoria
Apr 24, 2017 • 2 min
Introduction to Memoria, a show about memories. Stories about the moments that shape us and how memories change over time.