#296 ATB features: SPUN


This week, we’re featuring SPUN! A fresh live storytelling podcast straight out of the Northern Territory.


“A full belly or smelly pits?” by Clare Callaghan

There are times in life when small, seemingly insignificant decisions impact you in unimaginable ways. Clare Callaghan is a remote area nurse in an indigenous community and one day a simple decision of food or shower turned into a pretty stinky affair.

Credits: Storyteller – Clare Callaghan, Story Producer – Tamara Howie, Presented by StoryProjects.

Clare’s story was part of SPUN’s event at Darwin Festival in 2015, where the theme for the night was SURVIVAL.


“In my own skin” by Elliana Lawford

As a journalist, Elli is used to speaking in front of people about all manner of things, but not so often about herself. In this story, we hear about the complex structures of Aboriginal identity, and what they might have to do with tan-in-a-can.

Credits: Storyteller – Elliana Lawford, Story Producer – Patrick Harton, Presented by StoryProjects

Elli’s story was first told at Darwin Entertainment Centre on May 21, 2016 for Garrmalang Festival.


The pieces we played today are just a couple of examples of the fantastic stories you can find through SPUN. If you liked today’s episode, you can subscribe to the SPUN Stories podcast via iTunes or your favourite podcast player – just search for SPUN Stories. To find out more about the SPUN storytelling project visit spunstories.net, or look for them on Facebook or Twitter.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Host: Jess Hamilton

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

Vic State Coordinator: Bec Fary

SYN production manager: Beth Gibson

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Social Media: Louisa Thurn

Image: Clare Callaghan sharing her story at SPUN at Darwin Festival 2015, photo by Sarah Mackie.