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. Tune in, get comfy, listen, and let Zoé tell you a story and take you into the lives of others; be reminded that the eve?

The Akubra hat
Aug 2 • 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…
The white plains of Siberia
Jul 18 • 16 min
Set between London and the white plains of Siberia on the edge of lake Baycal in the 1990’s this is a story about the biting wind, chapkas, a young Russian girl, a traveller from Europe and a name on a billboard in a London street…..
the handshake
Jul 4 • 21 min
Set in a small village in the Ardennes, spanning over two world wars, this story speaks about a man, his belief in humanity and the tacit promise of a handshake…
The red front door
Jun 21 • 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…—————Music: Hot October by Wood Spider from Free Music Archives Copyright: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike…
The cufflinks
Jun 6 • 19 min
Span over six decades, this story speaks of a man, his slow journey from all to nothing, his love for patisseries and the realisation that love is the only currency…
The full circle
May 24 • 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….
A long way home
May 12 • 27 min
Span over two decades, between London and Suffolk in England, this is a story about the roads a young woman travelled to get home….
The Chinese lanterns
Apr 29 • 22 min
Set in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this is a story about a chance encounter, a night spent drinking beers under the Chinese lanterns of China Town, a three years journey and the convergence of four destinies …
Under the kitchen table
Apr 15 • 20 min
Set in New South Wales, Australia, this is a story about a young family, a jacaranda tree, a kitchen table and learning the importance of letting go…
The blossom of a Japanese cherry tree
Mar 27 • 22 min
Here we go again. Series 2 starts with The blossom of the Japanese cherry tree. This story is personal to me, and it speaks about hope… On iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher …ect and on our website————— Music: Hot October by Wood…
Dec 23, 2019 • 27 min
A Christmas special…. this story tells of the love of a daughter for her mother, a notebook, Icelandic lullabies and the convergence of lives on a Christmas night.
On the Aegean wind
Nov 12, 2019 • 16 min
Set in the Cyclades Islands of Greece, this is a story about the love of a man for a woman across the continents, the blue seas, the wind and the convergence of their lives …
The tattoo
Oct 29, 2019 • 25 min
A journey into a young woman’s ancestry reveals unexpected tragedy, heart-warming surprises and harrowing secrets …
The girl with the bee earring
Oct 15, 2019 • 18 min
Set in London a few weeks ago, this story tells of a chance encounter on the underground and about those moments when the attention of a stranger makes the whole difference… -
An old man and his dog
Oct 1, 2019 • 16 min
Set in Glasgow in Scotland, this is a story about a friendship across generations between two men, loneliness and the devotion of a dog … -
The pink ribbons
Sep 17, 2019 • 20 min
Set in Tasmania, in the depths of the ancient forests, this is a love story about a chance meeting, the power of respect, and the long journey that brings a man towards a woman…
The three musketeers
Sep 3, 2019 • 17 min
Set in South-West France, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this is a story about friendship, a pilgrimage route and the convergence of lives…
Ezekiel 5
Aug 20, 2019 • 13 min
A tender story of a man’s journey into discovery of what lies beneath the surface…
The bench under the big lime tree
Aug 6, 2019 • 23 min
Spanning over three decades in Paris, this is a story about mother–daughter relashionships, an affair and of course, love…
Jul 23, 2019 • 16 min
Set in Cairo, Egypt, this is a story depicting the comforting and restorative effects that a home can have on one’s emotional well being…
The engagement ring
Jul 9, 2019 • 18 min
Set in the fifties, in Africa, this story recounts a child’s memory, a mesmerising couple and and engagement ring…
The big white cat
Jun 25, 2019 • 20 min
A short story about love, betrayal and a big white cat…
The painter and the orchestra
Jun 18, 2019 • 27 min
A story about an artist, a painting and an orchestra and about finding friendship in the strangest places when you need it most…
The Tuareg compass
Jun 11, 2019 • 17 min
A short story just and simply about love
The airing cupboard jingle
Jun 4, 2019 • 0 min
Just our podcast jingle
The little orange lady
Jun 4, 2019 • 18 min
A story about a train journey, a book and the convergence of lives.
Why the airing cupboard?
Jun 4, 2019 • 3 min
A short episode about the aim of the airing cupboard