#560 Strong Stories of the Weak – Part One

This week, we’re sharing the stories recorded at Strong Stories of the Weak. A live storytelling event put on with the help of Word Travels for their 2023 Story Week.

Six people with powerful stories let us into their foibles, moments of vulnerability and minor catastrophes, with stunning scoring by local composer and artist Elizabith Jigalin.

We’re bringing you three tales this week, and you’ll be able to catch the rest next week in part two.

Cry Baby President

First up, All the Best host Madhuraa kicked off the night with a personal narrative of self-discovery.

Written & performed by Madhuraa Prakash.

Cover Story

Jared weaves a fictional tale about the glare of fame and the toils of being the least popular member of a boy band.

Written & performed by Jared Richards.


Dylin opens up and shares a true story of the journey that led them to Antarctica. 

Written & performed by Dylin Hardcastle.

All The Best Credits

Composer and Musician: Elizabeth Jigalin

Recordist: Harvey O’Sullivan

Strong Stories of the Weak Creative Producer: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Strong Stories of the Weak Project Manager: Patrick McKenzie

Compiled and mixed by Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Host: Madhuraa Prakash