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Audrey tells "Bedtime Stories for Adults" in English: set in intriguing countries/places.Parts of the stories are true, the rest is imagination -- as all good stories should be. All the stories contain fascinating historical facts about lesser known areas of Guatemala, Cuba, Serbia, South Africa, Bosnia, Mexico, Peru, China, India, Burma and more. These stories make good "Bedtime stories for Adults" who struggle to fall sleep, and are humorous - for easy listening while driving to work. Audrey is a South African Canadian storyteller and writer who has traveled to 41 countries. Some of the stories are in Afrikaans, Audrey's first language.

Audrey tells "Bedtime Stories for Adults" in English: set in intriguing countries/places.Parts of the stories are true, the rest is imagination -- as all good stories should be. All the stories contain fascinating historical facts about lesser known areas of Guatemala, Cuba, Serbia, South Africa, Bosnia, Mexico, Peru, China, India, Burma and more. These stories make good "Bedtime stories for Adults" who struggle to fall sleep, and are humorous - for easy listening while driving to work. Audrey is a South African Canadian storyteller and writer who has traveled to 41 countries. Some of the stories are in Afrikaans, Audrey's first language.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Audrey tells "Bedtime Stories for Adults" in English: set in intriguing countries/places.Parts of the stories are true, the rest is imagination -- as all good stories should be. All the stories contain fascinating historical facts about lesser known areas of Guatemala, Cuba, Serbia, South Africa, Bosnia, Mexico, Peru, China, India, Burma and more. These stories make good "Bedtime stories for Adults" who struggle to fall sleep, and are humorous - for easy listening while driving to work. Audrey is a South African Canadian storyteller and writer who has traveled to 41 countries. Some of the stories are in Afrikaans, Audrey's first language.

Language:

Afrikaans

Contact:

7788398385


Episodes

ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS 17. "The Heir." Part 4. Willrich and Karli. PANAMA.

8/28/2020
17. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS 17. "The Heir." Part 4. Willrich and Karli. PANAMA. Why did Willrich (73) decide to give 4 billion dollars worth of "things" (as Karli calls his possessions), to a complete stranger? He was born a billionaire. His grandfather made glue for shoes. Then better glue. He built a fortune. His son and 2 grandsons increased the wealth by making great money-making plans. This is a family business. But -- Willrich never married, has no children and decides that...

Duration:00:23:50

ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS 16. "The Heir." Part 3. Karli's Story. PANAMA.

8/27/2020
16.ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS 16. "The Heir." Part 3. Karli's Story. PANAMA. Willrich Otto Schneider picked an heir to his fortune. She is Karli Richter, a woman who tells stories as Podcasts. The German Billionaire is in Panama City. Karli is also here. Willrich organized a Podcasting Conference to lure her to Panama. Eustacio is Willrich's personal banker in Panama, and he is very worried/upset about Willrich's decision to give 4 billion dollars to "The Storyteller". In this...

Duration:00:19:27

ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS 15. "The Heir." Part 2. Willrich's Story. PANAMA.

8/22/2020
15. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. "The Heir." Part 2. Willrich's Story. PANAMA. This is the 2nd part of the story "The Heir." In this part we hear the life-story of a 73-year-old billionaire. He is called Willrich Otto Schneider of Kleber Industries. We are in Panama City. Willrich had decided to give his entire fortune away -- to The Storyteller. Her name is Karli Richter, and she makes Podcasts. The rich man cannot sleep at night, but when he listens to Karli's stories, he falls...

Duration:00:30:35

ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS 14. "The Heir." Part 1. Meeting The Storyteller. PANAMA.

8/22/2020
14. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. "The Heir." Part 1- Meeting The Storyteller. PANAMA. 73-year-old German Billionaire -- Willrich Otto Schneider -- is in Panama City at a Podcasting Conference. This rich man decides to give his entire fortune to "The Storyteller". He has never met her. He listens to her stories every night, and falls asleep. After 53 years of suffering from insomnia, Willrich decides to retire and to give this woman his entire fortune. This is PART 1 of our humorous story,...

Duration:00:18:32

13. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 13. "Kidnapped in Colombia." Cartagena, Colombia. 2020.

6/3/2020
13. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 13. "Kidnapped in Colombia." Cartagena. 2020. Carlos kidnapped me in Cartagena in broad daylight. I blame the Marxist guerilla group -- the ELN for this. I was not supposed to be in town on that Saturday, February 15, 2020. But this was the news report that kept me in Cartagena: "The National Liberation Army (ELN) is planning to hold a nationwide armed strike from Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17. According to an ELN statement, the...

Duration:00:28:11

12. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 12. "Maximilian Smiles." Britain.

5/18/2020
12. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 12. "Maximilian Smiles." Britain. Maximilian the Second always smiled and that was a problem. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AudreyStories)

Duration:00:29:58

11. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 11. "X marks the Spot." Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.

5/14/2020
11. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 11. "X marks the Spot." Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. Perdo Maria Boss had a secret. A dream. Much too big, and overly ambitious. He wanted to impress Princess Isabela of Portugal and asked her for money for his project. She said, "No." This priest died with a no, no, no and a no. Yet, "X marked the Spot" for where he wanted his dream to stand. Nobody knows his name in the big story about something rather magnificent. Let me tell you about the dream of...

Duration:00:09:53

10. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 10. "The Brave Bridge." Mostar. Bosnia.

5/13/2020
10. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 10. "The Brave Bridge." Mostar. Bosnia. Once upon a time, in 1555 to be exact, there was an architect named Mimar. He was very talented, and a little arrogant. He told his friends that he would build something spectacular one day. His dream came true when Suleiman the Magnificent commissioned him to rebuild the wooden bridge over the Neretva river. Mimar was delighted. He hurried to the river and then … burst out in tears. “It’s 1555, for goodness...

Duration:00:08:29

9. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 9. "The Chef on the Ship." 1521. Mexico.

5/10/2020
9. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 9. "The Chef on the Ship. 1521. Mexico. Our story sails on a ship in the year 1521. Hernán Cortés is 19 and on his way to conquer and command for Spain. On his ship is an important man: the chef Martin. He is also on a quest -- not for a medal, but for spices and herbs. In Mexico, Martin and the local chefs trade recipes and share secrets. The Mexican chef makes the best dish. It contains a delectable spice. Paprika. Martin takes it back to Spain,...

Duration:00:09:09

8. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 8. "The Magician of Sarajevo." Bosnia.

5/7/2020
8. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 8. "The Magician of Sarajevo.". Bosnia.They met in a thunderstorm in Sarajevo, Bosnia and fell in love. This was a love such as no other, for she was in his city on a soul-searching pilgrimage: to ask the Latin Bridge some questions about war. By the river Miljacka, she sat down and wept. Lightning struck: a thunderstorm attacked Sarajevo. She ran. To him, for safety and shelter. "You're here," he said when she fell into his magical space. "I've waited...

Duration:00:27:01

7. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 7. "The Not-so-Secret Suitcase." Cuba.

5/3/2020
7. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 7. "The Not-so-Secret Suitcase". Cuba. Aug 13. 2016. There is a 90th birthday celebration for Fidel Castro in the town of Santa Clara, Cuba. Maricela is having a mini-nervous breakdown. A total stranger — a tourist, called Linette, is on her way to see Maricela, to give her a massive black suitcase. Everybody knows. In Cuba, that is a bad thing. Linette gets onto a bus in the beach/tourist district of Varadero. All the other tourists on the bus are...

Duration:00:26:43

ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 6. "Hadim's Secret Tulips." Constantinople. 1518.

4/18/2020
6. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 6. "Hadim's Secret Tulips." Constantinople. 1518 (Ottoman Empire time). Hadim is a merchant. He travels the 6000km Silk Road to bring back fine silks, new spices and exotic perfumes. He is in love with Safiya the Beautiful and promises her to bring back something special. Something never seen in the city. The Emperor of the time is Selim the Grim. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AudreyStories)

Duration:00:14:08

5. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 5. "Aurora Borealis." Northern Lights. Canada.

4/15/2020
5. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 5. "Aurora Borealis." Teenagers find it hard to immigrate. In this story, Carissa stays with her piano teacher in Canada while her parents urgently go back to South Africa for 6 weeks. "I did not want to immigrate! South Africa did not bother me! I want to go home." I lived in a small town in Canada for the first 4 years after immigrating to Canada from South Africa. Those were hard years, we struggled, our 4 children struggled. I had to leave my one...

Duration:00:32:13

IMMIGRATE TO CANADA. 2. Stay in South Africa until this pandemic is over?

4/10/2020
Episode 2. Immigrate to Canada Part 2. In this Podcast, I give statistics and reasons why you might want to stay in South Africa until this pandemic is under control. Canada's Prime Minister made this announcement: "This may take 18 months. This lock-down is the new normal." Should you immigrate now? Or should you wait for 2 years in South Africa -- where you have a support system, family and friends? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AudreyStories)

Duration:00:09:13

IMMIGRATE TO CANADA. 1. For South Africans who already have PR status. Move NOW

4/9/2020
IMMIGRATE TO CANADA. April 9, 2020. Critically important information to South Africans who already qualify to move to Canada. You have to move as soon as possible. NOW. Today, the mandatory "21Day-Lockdown" in South Africa was extended by 2 weeks. There are immigrants in South Africa who have completed the entire immigration process. They have/or had a date to fly to Canada. Those of who qualify you can no longer wait this out. This pandemic-situation is going to continue for a very long...

Duration:00:10:26

4. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 4. "The Listener." Ecuador.

4/9/2020
Episode 4: ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 4. "The Listener." Ecuador. Our story waits in Ecuador, in a tiny town against the western slope of a majestic mountain. Six extraordinary girls live here. There was a terrible cyclone the year of their birth and everybody believed that this storm blew in six special talents. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AudreyStories)

Duration:00:15:14

3. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 3. "The Symphony of San Sebastian." Mexico.

4/8/2020
English Bedtime Stories for Adults 3. I travelled on my own to a small village in the mountains of Mexico: San Sebastian del Oeste. I wanted to stay. I had to leave. Therefore—the story of somebody who also wanted to stay, and could. "Katerina liked the name of the town, so she stayed. The road to town had washed away during the rainy season of August and September. She wrote pages and pages of piano music..." Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AudreyStories)

Duration:00:19:12

2. ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 2. "The Orange Bucket." Guatemala.

3/31/2020
ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS 2. Fun/serious story with a tiny important twist. Do not let the beginning frighten you. I wrote the outline to this story in Guatemala -- because I am a photographer. I took pictures of beautiful churches in small towns in Guatemala. And of the people. I try to tread lightly on the souls of humans. But do I? There was a Teresa begging in front of a yellow church. This is a true story? (Or not?) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AudreyStories)

Duration:00:14:47

ENGLISH. BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADULTS. 1. "Storks in Serbia."

3/30/2020
English Fiction 1. "Storks in Serbia". This is my first English Podcast. I speak Afrikaans as a first language and I write in Afrikaans. This story was published in South Africa in the magazine SARIE. I wrote this in Serbia, in the town of Mokrin, when I visited a family in 2010. There are really massive lamp posts in Mokrin, and there are storks on most of them. They sit in nests. I have 4 children. One day, I sat under a stork. I had a chat with this stork to clearly explain that I did not...

Duration:00:27:41

COVID-19. Maart 30. KUUR? Peptied wat werk? Dit lyk so. Nuwe Navorsing.

3/30/2020
30 Maart 2020. Kuur? Baie goeie nuus -- dit lyk of daar 'n peptied is wat Covid-19 kan keer om aan ons longe vas te klou. Dit sal ingespuit moet word. Die navorsing kom van MIT af, dis die "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" in die VSA. Hulle het daar met 'n super-spoed rekenaar 'n peptied gebou wat wonderlik werk op rekenaars. Dis nuwe navorsing wys dat ons Covid-19 virus kan toedraai in iets soos kleefplastiek, om dit te keer van vasplak in ons longe en te groei. Op die oomblik word...

Duration:00:08:07