Some Things Change - London, England, 1992

It's a chilly winter morning, and the central heating has barely warmed my flat. I'm rugged up in a jumper and Ugg boots, and the kettle's boiling. There's a knock at the door, and I know who's there without checking the peephole because I've learned to mark events on a calendar to help remember things.

Some Things Change is a short story from the Tall And True writers' website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.

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• Episode 79, Perth, Western Australia, 1979:

• Episode 80, London, England, 1992:

• Episode 81, Perth, Western Australia, 2023:

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Podcast Theme and Sound Effects

Royalty-free music from Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastorale' – IV. Rondo. Allegro ma non-Troppo, performed by Karine Gilanyan.

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• Kettle boiling:

• Door knock:

• Door open:

• Pouring tea:

• Footsteps:

• Sipping tea:

• Mugs clanking:

Production Notes

Tall And True Short Reads produced using Audacity. 

Podcast episodes recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.

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