Memoria

Memoria

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Memoria is a podcast about memories. Stories about the moments that shape us and how memories change over time.


S3 E6 - Your Big Hands
Dec 1 • 11 min
his piece was written the day after my grandpa’s funeral. He’d been dying for such a long time that his actual passing seemed somewhat routine. This story explores the ceremony and banality of life ending. Zoë’s writing has been recognised in the 2017 and…
S3 E5 - Burn
Nov 3 • 7 min
My parents were part of a friendship group and all the offspring would flit between each others houses, backyards and the neighbourhood largely unsupervised. ‘Burn’ is about the beginning of the end of innocence and friendship. Emily Anderson is a writer,…
S3 E4 - I Confess, I Let Him Touch Me
Oct 6 • 9 min
*This episode contains descriptions of assault that may not be suitable for all listeners. Please use discretion. In a night of real trauma and fear, I had to reimagine and reclaim my role from that of being ‘the prey’ so that I could survive. Freelance…
S3 E3 - Salting the Reaper’s Fields
Sep 1 • 9 min
I sat in the waiting room, teeth chattering, gasping for breath between counting down the numbers flashing on the screen next to the TV running the seven am news at ten, the reporter regurgitating reports of this disaster in this country and that tension…
S3 E2 - Poverty Delusion
Aug 4 • 8 min
Official definition: a false belief of a person that he or she is impoverished or will be deprived of material possessions. *A warning. This episode is about suicide and may not be suitable for everyone. Please use discretion. Poverty Delusion by Nicolas…
S3 E1 - Season 3 Episode 1 – The Cream Bun
Jun 30 • 10 min
We’d been planning it for days, loitering at the drinking trough beside the tuck shop window. Leigh distracted him. I snuck up from behind. What a rush! How funny was that? It was 1963—a time when funny was defined by the Three Stooges. The Cream Bun by…
BONUS EPISODE – 11 February 2019 – Writer Interview - Rijn Collins
Feb 11 • 5 min
Writer Interview Rijn Collins This bonus episode is an interview Nat V had with Rijn Collins about her writing process. The interview was recorded in 2018. Rijn has two stories featured in season two of our podcast: The Eyes of the Bird and Rapunzel,…
BONUS EPISODE – 21 January 2019 – Writer Interview - Ash Rehn
Jan 20 • 8 min
Writer Interview Ash Rehn This bonus episode is an interview Nat V had with Ash Rehn about his writing process. The interview was recorded in late 2018. Ash’s #flashnonfiction story, Something Beginning With Chaos is our last episode for season two.…
BONUS EPISODE – 7 January 2019 – Writer Interview - Aprill Allen
Jan 6 • 5 min
Writer Interview Aprill Allen This bonus episode is an interview Nat V had with Aprill Allen about her writing process. The interview was recorded in early 2018. Aprill’s #flashnonfiction story, The Sacrament, featured in episode 1 of our second season.…
BONUS EPISODE – 17 December 2018 – Writer Interview - Annie Drum
Dec 16, 2018 • 7 min
Writer Interview Annie Drum This bonus episode is an interview Nat V had with Annie Drum about her writing process. The interview was recorded in November 2017. Annie’s #flashnonfiction story, Tattooed Mother, featured in episode 16 of our first season.…
S2 E14 - S2EP14 – Something Beginning With Chaos – 3 December 2018
Nov 24, 2018 • 6 min
Mum’s driving the station wagon, Jenny, Jack and Grace in the back. Butch and Becky in the footwells grizzling. Esky, bags, towels, birdcage. The back-back is full. Suitcases on the roof rack. Butch looks guilty. ‘Mum, Butch farted.’Something Beginning…
S2 E13 - S2EP13 – 19 November 2018 – Redemption
Nov 18, 2018 • 8 min
I touched his face, his hair. His body. Cold. Hard. His face had no lines. It’s been said, the worry lines leave you instantly upon death. Will I lose my creased brow, I thought.Redemption by Lyn Mitchell Reflections in old age can grab your mind and…
S2 E12 - S2EP12 – 5 November 2018 – Forsaken
Nov 4, 2018 • 5 min
Jesus wept, the saying goes, and there he was, on his crucifix, laid out on the unceremonious bench, cast rigid into a plaster block, laid to waste on the Swanston Street spine.Forsaken by Anna Sublet To see a crucifix, abandoned at a tram stop, spoke to…
S2 E11 - S2EP11 - 22 October 2018 - And Then You Were Gone
Oct 21, 2018 • 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…
S2 E10 - S2EP10 - 8 October 2018 - One Woman’s Struggle in Iran
Oct 7, 2018 • 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,…
S2 E9 - S2EP09 - 24 September 2018 - Boy in a Closed Mill Town
Sep 23, 2018 • 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…
S2 E8 - S2EP08 - 10 September 2018 - The Eyes of the Bird
Sep 9, 2018 • 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…
S2 E7 - S2EP07 - 27 August 2018 - The Naked Woman in Paris
Aug 26, 2018 • 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…
S2 E6 - S2EP06 - 13 August 2018 - Why You Should Care about Catalonia
Aug 12, 2018 • 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…
S2 E5 - S02EP05 - 30 July 2018 - Freedom 1964
Jul 29, 2018 • 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…
S2 E3 - S02EP03 -2 July 2018 - Choices
Jul 1, 2018 • 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…
S2 E1 - S02EP01 - 4 June 2018 - The Sacrament
Jun 4, 2018 • 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…
S2 E4 - S02EP04 - 16 July - Rapunzel, Rapunzel
Jun 4, 2018 • 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…
S2 E2 - S02EP02 - 18 June 2018 - The Spirit of Punk
Jun 4, 2018 • 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…
S1 E17 - 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…
S1 E15 - 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”…
S1 E14 - 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…
S1 E13 - 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…
S1 E12 - 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…
S1 E17 - 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…
S1 E10 - 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…
S1 E9 - 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…
S1 E8 - 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.…
S1 E7 - 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…
S1 E6 - 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…
S1 E5 - 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…
S1 E4 - 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…
S1 E3 - 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…
S1 E2 - 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.
S1 E1 - 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.