About This Show
Inspired by flash fiction and the narrative non-fiction form, Memoria is a show which explores slices of life; moments in time that have transformed people and shaped who they have become. Whether it was the moment leaving a destructive relationship or the joy of discovering the taste of Wizz Fizz sugar packets, these 400-word snapshots will be adapted into audio stories with actors, music, and sound.
Hosted by Nat V with illustrations by Peta Manning.Read more »
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S02EP01 - 5 June 2018 - The Sacrament
I only ever saw Dad go to church for weddings and funerals, and I asked him once, “but why do you believe in all that?”
The Sacrament by Aprill Allen
My father died of a brain tumour at 69 years old in the January of 2016. He was admitted to hospice on a Thursday and died the Friday of the following week. Nobody really talks about the process of dying and what those who will go on living can expect to see. This is one moment from those 8 days.
Aprill is a freelance management consultant and content writer, a volunteer board member, a parent and a creative writing major at the University of Melbourne.
You can find Aprill on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.
Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Nat V.
Aprill Allen's short story, The Sacrament, is performed by Aprill. The story is edited by Jen Farrow.
Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, "Last Lights" and "Sunset on Sandy Isle".
Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.
Sound effects used in this episode by:
Bpcycle By Nofeedbak CC BY 3.0
Door-open-close By Amholma CC0 1.0
Eating Human By Virtualwindow CC BY-NC 3.0
Groaning By Vmgraw CC0 1.0
Male breathing By FALCONS SHADOW CC BY-NC 3.0
Hospital room ambience with oxygen system noise By Nixeno CC BY-NC 3.0
Organ By Caquet CC BY 3.0
Pouring-water By Adamjordaan14008 CC BY-NC 3.0
Towel Off After Bath By Sgcardinal CC0 1.0
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Rated 5 out of
Beautiful short stories read by the writers.
Sensitive, impactful stories about moments that changed them. Read by the writers, augmented by lovely sound design and music. These are bite-sized stories worth a listen. More of it I say.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of
This podcast is well made, professional and compelling. I would recommend to anyone who wants to listen to a good story.
Date published: 2017-05-18