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Spark - True Stories

Series produced by Matt Hill

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True stories told live from the stage in London and elsewhere in the UK.

Connecting people through true stories. Listen to stories taken from Spark's storytelling nights across the UK, incorporating our regular nights in London, Preston, Bristol, collaborations and specials.

Now in its ninth year, the Spark - True Stories Live podcast is produced by Matt Hill for rethinkdaily.co.uk, with the ongoing support of Joanna Yates, Dave Pickering, Charley Harrison, Radcliffe Royds and dozens of volunteers.


11 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Richard Tyrone Jones
Three true stories told live from a London stage. In this programme: * Sudeshna escapes war-torn Uganda thanks to her father * Alix Fox reveals ...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Jan 07, 2016
  • Length: 30:43
  • Purchases: 1
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A true story told live in London. Rachel heads to New York to find 'her inner Jew', but ends up having a sexual awakening.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2012
  • Length: 08:10
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A true story told live in London. David goes scuba diving off the coast of Sicily, and gets into troubled waters - involving an airport runway, uns...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 23, 2012
  • Length: 11:05
  • Purchases: 1
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A true story told live in London. As a child, David visits the home of British millionaire Richard Branson. Which happens to be on an island. Despi...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2012
  • Length: 10:39
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A true story told live in London. As a trader, Shaun had it all - money, cars, women - until he got into dealing drugs as well as shares. This is h...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 09:50
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Another true story told live in London. Joanna LOVES Dallas, so when Larry Hagman (JR) visits a nearby TV studio, Jo does everything in her power t...

Bought by KALW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 2
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A true story told live in London. Catherine was a a self-confessed 'wild child.' She was eventually caught with cocaine by the police and told this...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 07:48
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A true story told live in London. Radcliffe lost his home, his job and his wife in 24 hours. An uplifting tale on drug addiction and redemption, fr...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 13:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Ailin takes a year in Europe and becomes a matador. Kind of.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 26, 2010
  • Length: 09:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Moving into an apartment in Camden, Canadian Craig Taylor can't help but feel the past coming to get him...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2010
  • Length: 07:57
Caption: Gigi at the Canal Cafe Theatre, London
A true love story for those who have loved, lost and then gone on a cruise to forget... if only she hadn't picked the same cruise as her ex.

Bought by PRX Remix and KUOW


  • Added: Jul 26, 2010
  • Length: 11:15
  • Purchases: 2