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Book 2 is Launched!

12/7/2018
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All the action from the launch of Capital Yarns Volume 2 from Paperchain paperstore in Manuka, Canberra. Hosted by Angharad Lodwick from Lost the Plot podcast, and illustrator Juliette Dudley. Not to mention a sneak peak of one of the stories now in print, 'A Susan Boyle Christmas Carol'

Duration:00:37:13

Launch of Book 2

11/17/2018
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All the details about the launch of volume two of my short stories at Paperchain Manuka on 29 November 2018. A fresh, new collection short stories set in Canberra, inspired by you.

Duration:00:02:12

The Book Vol 2 and International Podcast Day

9/29/2018
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Sean announces some exciting news about volume 2 of Capital Yarns the book and reveals some of his favourite podcasts for International Podcast Day 2018

Duration:00:06:27

How I met your grandfather

9/2/2018
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A Fathers' Day special, featuring three things many Canberra fathers love Starlight Drive in at Watson + 70s Valiant + Car Load of Kids. Requested by @supergran41 via Twitter. Wonderful Starlight Cinema image courtesty of Trevor Dickinson, who does some amazing images of Canberra. Check out Starlight Cinema courtesy of http://www.trevordickinson.com/

Duration:00:23:35

Paper Flowers

7/22/2018
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Episode 32 is a story for the whole family, particularly the under 10s, about sore knees, difference and fear. Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one requested by @bidgee includes: Paper Flower + Raindrop + Bandaid As always, full transcript at http://www.capitalyarns.com.au Thanks to Hashemoto for the theme music: http://www.hashemoto.com Refugee Action Committee - http://refugeeaction.org/ Companion House -...

Duration:00:15:32

Capital Yarns #31: Sam But Different

6/17/2018
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Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features: American Eagle that looks at the (+) Australian Eagle sculpture at the @NatArboretum + a Pineapple Suitable for the whole family. As always, full transcript at http://www.capitalyarns.com.au Thanks to Hashemoto for the theme music: http://www.hashemoto.com Big thanks to Richard Tuffin for the eagle photo!

Duration:00:26:17

Capital Yarns #30: Anzac Day

4/6/2018
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At the request of my children, re-release of my short story, ANZAC Day. Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features: The Menin Gate at Midnight + Alexander Bunyip + A Trilby Hat As always, full transcript at http://www.capitalyarns.com.au Thanks to Hashemoto for the theme music: http://www.hashemoto.com Picture of Menin Gate at Midnight (Will Longstaff) from http://www.awm.gov.au

Duration:00:21:53

Capital Yarns #29: My Children's Favourite Story

3/4/2018
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To celebrate my leave to re-bond with my kids, all 2018 Capital Yarns stories will be suitable for the whole family. This is my children's favourite story I've written, titled the Brumbies and the Unicorns. Capital Yarns are fictional stories, set in Canberra (Australia) inspired by 3 items nominated via social media. This one was features: Suitable for children and adults (8+). Thanks to my daughters for helping me produce this story. I look forward to working with them further on the...

Duration:00:17:24

Capital Yarns (for Kids) #28: If The Mountain Won't Come To The Fairies Part 2

2/6/2018
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To celebrate my leave to re-bond with my kids, all 2018 Capital Yarns stories will be suitable for the whole family. This is part two of the story inspired by items nominated by my daughter: Suitable for children and adults (5+). Thanks to my daughters for helping me produce this story. I look forward to working with them further on the podcast this year. You can vote for your favourite Australian podcasts at http://australianpodcastawards.com

Duration:00:15:13

Capital Yarns (for Kids) #27: If The Mountain Won't Come To The Fairies Part 1

1/20/2018
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To celebrate my leave to re-bond with my kids, all 2018 Capital Yarns stories will be suitable for the whole family. This one was inspired nominated by my daughter: Suitable for children and adults (5+). Thanks to my daughters for helping me produce this story. I look forward to working with them further on the podcast this year.

Duration:00:16:22

Capital Yarns #26 - A Susan Boyle Christmas Carol

12/9/2017
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A special Canberra Christmas story, inspired by: Suitable for older children and adults (10+). Special thanks again to Falling Joys for letting me use their song, Lock It (can you hear pick where in the story it is) Special mention of the many wonderful organisations helping those less fortunate this Christmas including: Smith FamilyVinnies Canberra City UCACommunities @ WorkMerry Christmas everyone!

Duration:00:25:33

Capital Yarns #25 - Halloween 18+ Only Yarn: Blood

10/27/2017
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A possibly true terrifying family story featuring Warning: Explicit language, adult theme and horror. Adults Only

Duration:00:19:36

Capital Yarns #24: She

10/2/2017
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Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This is inspired by a roller derby competitor: Canberra Roller Derby League + Castle Playground + Great Australian Ice Creamery More info at https://www.crdl.com.au/ Happy International Podcasting Day! Come say hello to me at the Capital Collab on 7 October: https://www.facebook.com/events/226536397876714/ Thanks to Hashemoto for the theme music: http://www.hashemoto.com This one has...

Duration:00:17:34

Capital Yarns #23: Father's Day 2017 - Don't Judge

8/30/2017
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Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This is a special Father's Day yarn inspired by items nominated by my youngest daughter: Guinea Pigs + Parents + a Cat (that eats guinea pigs) Thanks to Hashemoto for the theme music: http://www.hashemoto.com One for the whole family!

Duration:00:13:33

Capital Yarns #22: Hey Sister

7/16/2017
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Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This is a special cross-capital yarn, inspired by a recent trip to Wellington and items nominated by Bec, who grew up in Wellington and now lives in Canberra: Mountain biking at Makara Peak + driving through roads no wider than your car + watching a performance of Bell's Shakespeare at the Botanic gardens + a trip on the cable car + the best cafe scene of any place I've been to. Music...

Duration:00:19:28

Capital Yarns #21: The Brumbies And The Unicorns

6/12/2017
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Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features: Nurse + Mountains + Unicorn This is my family's favourite story - I hope you like it too. Thanks to Hashemoto for the theme music: http://www.hashemoto.com Transcript of the story available at http://www.capitalyarns.com.au

Duration:00:16:27

Capital Yarns #20: Mothers' Day Special

5/12/2017
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A never before released short story set in Canberra Australia, celebrating mums everywhere. Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features: Drumming + Chica the Dog + Pulling socks off his feet To celebrate Mothers' Day this story is for the whole family. Thanks to Hashemoto for the theme music: http://www.hashemoto.com Please contact me for a transcript as this episode.

Duration:00:11:42

Capital Yarns #19: Easter Marathon

4/12/2017
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A short story set in Canberra Australia, celebrating the Easter long weekend and the tradition of Canberrans travelling to the NSW south coast. Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features: Paddlepop stick + Colouring-in Book + Washing Machine race This is definitely one for the kids....perhaps not for squeamish grownups. Thanks to Suzie Higgie for her awesome song, Monty and Lyla's House, which fit this tale so...

Duration:00:22:10

Capital Yarns #18: A Rallying Call (Canberra Day Special)

3/11/2017
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A short story set in Canberra Australia, celebrating the history of the Birdman Rally on Canberra Day each year. Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features: Turnip + Cannonball + Budgie Suitable for all ages As always, full transcript at http://www.capitalyarns.com.au You can read more about the Birdman Rally at https://www.nfsa.gov.au/latest/birdman-lake-burley-griffin Thanks to Hashemoto for the theme...

Duration:00:16:51

Capital Yarns #17: Valentine's Day Special - Decoding The Opposite Sex

2/18/2017
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A short story set in Canberra Australia, celebrating Valentine's Day and the romantic power of blueberries. Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features: Pet Turtle + Cryptography + Punnet of Blueberries (with a side of fries) Suitable for all ages Read live to celebrate Valentine's Day with Friends of Old Parliament House Rose Gardens (http://www.fophrg.org.au/) As always, full transcript at...

Duration:00:14:01