These Stories Are Not Real is a six part fiction series, written, narrated and produced by me (I’m Gus—see below), with consulting production from Dr Helen Wolfenden. The series tells fun, self-contained and often pretty weird stories about waterpark catastrophes, regional travel agents, and teaching yourself to fly.
It all began as a uni assignment in the first half of 2018. I’ve worked, re-worked, forgotten about and then actively ignored these stories for about two years, before finally resurrecting them during the COVID lockdown.
I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed making them.
I’m Gus, Angus when I’m in trouble, and I’m often on time. Reasons I’ve been hospitalised include: catching a vortex, riding an electric scooter and drinking too much water (legit). My writing has been published in Voiceworks, and broadcast on FBi, and Radio National: Fictions.
I’ve never personally seen a picture of a podcaster/radio personality I knew only by voice and felt good about it after, so I know how you’re about to feel. Nonetheless, this is what I look like. For your records I guess? For, like, verification reasons? I don’t know—other podcasters have pictures of themselves on their websites and I don’t want to rock the boat. This is an incredibly saturated market and I’m just trying to fit in.
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