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Yarn 14 | Billy

4/15/2019
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"I treated it like it was my best friend but in fact it was my worst enemy". A sober alcoholic tells his son just what it was that made him drink the way he did. Produced by Dermot Tobin, John Roche and Pearse O'Caoimh. Music by Drembot.

Duration:00:34:24

Introducing Thread Radio

4/1/2019
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https://www.mixcloud.com/yarnpodcast/playlists/thread-radio/ Hello I’m John Roche Co writer and producer of Yarn story podcast. Over on our twitter feed we like to make a lot of recommendations - podcast, movies, documentaries, you tube channels, music.. basically anything that makes a sound. We’ve decided to try something new- A radio programme. Dedicated to recommending our favourite audio delights. It’s called Thread Radio. We’re releasing it on MixCloud because on MixCloud we can play...

Duration:00:00:51

Yarn 13 | The boxer and the bomber

3/10/2019
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Based on a true story. Dublin, St. Patrick’s Day 1923. A bloody civil war has been raging in the city for almost two years. Brothers, sisters and friends have often found themselves on opposing sides. In an attempt to restore order the new state have started executing dissidences in high numbers. Opposing forces react by calling for a compulsory period of national morning. All public amusements are to be shut down. Anyone staging or attending a public event leave themselves open to terrorist...

Duration:00:38:13

(Yarn extra) Yarn in Vermont

12/12/2018
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A Yarn special - Live and with varying sound quality. Our adventures at ITV Fest 2018 in Vermont, where we were nominated for the best podcast award. Come with us as we ramble around the festival. Hear our interview with one of the festival judges and join us on the red carpet at the awards ceremony. Nah, it wasn't awkward at all... really.

Duration:00:51:02

Benandonner has a quick question for you

8/29/2018
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We'd really appreciate it if you could give "Yarn story podcast" a 5 star review in iTunes. If not Benandonner will kill every man... https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/yarn-story-podcast/id1348286075?mt=2

Duration:00:01:33

Yarn 12 | Chancin' me arm

8/15/2018
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Drinkin’, workin’, emigratin’ and boilin’ spuds in hot tar. The life of a chancer. Performed by Lorcan Cranitch.

Duration:00:13:00

Yarn 11 | Brick Lane

8/8/2018
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Walk with the narrator on a six minute stroll down one of London's most famous streets. You'll meet its inhabitants and visitors, all to a thumping music beat. Sound design: Drembot Illustration: Ricky Burgess

Duration:00:06:35

Yarn 10 | Oonagh and the giant

7/26/2018
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The Irish legend of how the Giant’s Causeway came to be.

Duration:00:07:26

Yarn 09 | Cuban missile crisis

7/18/2018
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October 1962. A bold move on the Cold War chessboard makes America very nervous. Russia installs nuclear missiles in revolutionary Cuba and points them directly at the US. Life as we know it becomes increasingly precarious as communication between Moscow and Washington breaks down. Meanwhile, naval personnel on the Caribbean seas sense they have their finger on far more than a trigger. Yarn 09 is the story of the Cuban Missile Crisis. We explore the ideological and technological that created...

Duration:00:26:55

Yarn 08 | Wild night

5/29/2018
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"You met a murderer that night you know" A night out to the pub in rural Ireland leads to gossip and ends in murder.

Duration:00:15:24

Yarn 07 | Every second Saturday

5/21/2018
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A story about the effect divorce and shared custody has on children and parents.

Duration:00:10:15

Yarn 06 | Anthem

5/13/2018
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The melody of nations Respected and revered, the national anthem is a country's musical tribute to itself. But in a world so splintered, are songs invoking God, love of country and bloody slaughter the ones we need to be singing? Yarn 06 is melodic journey through some of the world's most famous national anthems. On the way, we get up close and personal with the triumphant tribalism at the heart of a nation's sense of self.

Duration:00:22:55

Yarn 05 | Lefty

2/14/2018
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When you think one of your legs is possessed. I have cerebral palsy. It mainly affects my left leg. Lefty tries to disrupt my life whenever possible, especially in public or in sensitive situations. Eventually, enough is enough and my doctors come up with an unusual plan to pacify Lefty but he's not going to like it. Featured on the Third Coast International Audio Festival's podcast - Re:Sound

Duration:00:19:10

Yarn 04 | The Siren

2/9/2018
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An accidental sounding of the Civil Defence Siren causes one concerned citizen to get a little too concerned. What results is a haphazard journey through childhood fears and the history of hysteria in a sleepy Irish town. Featuring medieval witchcraft, military history and Ireland's preparations for the end of all things.

Duration:00:16:21

Yarn 02 | How to dismantle a porn bomb

12/5/2017
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Having access to a car when you’re a teenager has its upsides and its downsides.

Duration:00:10:15

Yarn 01 | The absence of Gary

12/5/2017
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Excuses from the world’s worst employee.

Duration:00:10:33

Yarn 03 | Not exactly legal

12/5/2017
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When you think your housemate might be a fugitive.

Duration:00:16:15