Some Things Change - Perth, Western Australia, 2023

It's only early spring, but I'm starting to sweat in Mum and Dad's back garden. I wore my dark English suit for Dad's funeral, and if etiquette permits at wakes, I'd like to slip off the coat. Looking around the garden for guidance, I struggle to recognise elderly aunts and uncles or my fellow middle-aged cousins. And I have no hope of placing their children and grandchildren.

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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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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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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