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Capital Yarns

37 EpisodesProduced by Sean CostelloWebsite

Capital Yarns is an experiment in storytelling developed by Sean Costello. He invites social media users to nominate three items for him to weave into a short fictional story set in Canberra, capital of Australia. Previous yarns are available to read at http://www.capitalyarns.com.au. Visit to reque… read more

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In conversation with Melina Marchetta

April 13th, 2019

1:03:46

Live recording of a Q&A with the incredible Melina Marchetta about her new book, The Place on Dalhousie

Announcing Interview with Melina Marchetta

March 23rd, 2019

2:05

Exciting news from Capital Yarns. Muse Bookstore, 9 April 2019, 5:30pm: Q & A with the amazing Melina Marchetta

Book 2 is Launched!

December 8th, 2018

37:13

All the action from the launch of Capital Yarns Volume 2 from Paperchain paperstore in Manuka, Canberra. Hosted by Angharad Lodwick from Lost the …

Launch of Book 2

November 17th, 2018

2:12

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 …

The Book Vol 2 and International Podcast Day

September 29th, 2018

6:28

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

How I met your grandfather

September 2nd, 2018

23:35

A Fathers' Day special, featuring three things many Canberra fathers love Starlight Drive in at Watson + 70s Valiant + Car Load of Kids. Requested by …

Paper Flowers

July 23rd, 2018

15:32

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 …

Capital Yarns #31: Sam But Different

June 17th, 2018

26:16

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 …

Capital Yarns #30: Anzac Day

April 7th, 2018

21:52

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 …

Capital Yarns #29: My Children's Favourite Story

March 4th, 2018

21:29

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 …

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

February 6th, 2018

15:12

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 …

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

January 20th, 2018

16:22

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 …

Capital Yarns #26 - A Susan Boyle Christmas Carol

December 9th, 2017

25:33

A special Canberra Christmas story, inspired by:

•Susan Boyle CD
•Water Tank
•10,000 piece puzzle Suitable for older children and adults (10+). 

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

October 27th, 2017

17:34

A possibly true terrifying family story featuring 

•Neon Lights
•Broken Window
•Goon Bag Warning: Explicit language, adult theme and horror. …

Capital Yarns #24: She

October 2nd, 2017

17:33

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: 

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

August 31st, 2017

15:59

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 …

Capital Yarns #22: Hey Sister

July 17th, 2017

19:28

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 …

Capital Yarns #21: The Brumbies And The Unicorns

June 11th, 2017

16:26

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 …

Capital Yarns #20: Mothers' Day Special

May 12th, 2017

11:41

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:

Capital Yarns #19: Easter Marathon

April 11th, 2017

22:09

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 …

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

March 11th, 2017

16:51

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. …

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

February 17th, 2017

14:00

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 …

Capital Yarns #16: The Picture

January 25th, 2017

22:44

A short story set in Canberra Australia, about what we can learn from other cultures....and a time travelling life coach. 
Sean Costello's short …

Capital Yarns #15: Family Christmas Special

December 10th, 2016

20:45

A Canberra Christmas tale celebrating the wonderful work of many local charities...and Mount Majura pinot noir
Sean Costello's short stories are …

Capital Yarns #14: Adults Only Halloween Special - Identity Theft

October 29th, 2016

18:03

Special Halloween version of the short story, Identity Theft, by Sean Costello. 
Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by …

Capital Yarns #13: Noir

September 29th, 2016

20:15

Audio version of the short story, Noir, by Sean Costello. 
Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features:
12 Magpies + Crime + Deakin Warning: …

Capital Yarns #12: Ode To Manuka

August 27th, 2016

6:51

Audio version of the short story, Ode to Manuka , by Sean Costello. 
Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features:
1913 + AFL + Manuka As …

Capital Yarns #11: The Blackest Of Truffles

July 17th, 2016

15:53

Audio version of the short story,The Blackest of Truffles, by Sean Costello. Read by Peter Hewston
Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This one features:

Capital Yarns #9: Sacrifice

April 24th, 2016

19:30

Audio version of the short story, ANZAC Day, by Sean Costello.

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 + …

Capital Yarns #8 - Beware Of Hairy Canberrans

March 5th, 2016

18:42

Audio version of the short story, Beware of Hairy Canberrans, by Sean Costello.

Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns.

Liz requested three intriguing items:

Capital Yarns #7 - Togorang

January 23rd, 2016

11:22

Audio version of the short story, Togorang, by Sean Costello.

Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns.

Via Facebook, Mel B requested three items that hint at a …

Capital Yarns #6 - The Eyes Have It

November 28th, 2015

29:15

Audio version of the short story, The Eyes Have It, by Sean Costello.

Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns.

Via Email, Liz requested three very interesting …

Capital Yarns #5 - Freakshakes

October 29th, 2015

37:28

A special Halloween edition of Capital Yarns with a scary yarn about the haunted trams of Canberra.

Audio version of the short story,Freakshakes, by Sean Costello.

Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items …

Capital Yarns #4: Canberrans Say Welcome

October 16th, 2015

10:08

Audio version of the short story, Canberrans Say Welcome, by Sean Costello.

Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This yarn features 3 challenging items …

Capital Yarns #3 - The Sexpert

September 18th, 2015

27:46

Audio version of the short story, The Sexpert, by Sean Costello.

As always, Sean Costello's short stories are inspired by 3 items nominated by readers of his blog, Capital Yarns. This yarn features 3 challenging items …

Capital Yarns #2 - Voice In The Mist

August 12th, 2015

17:45

To celebrate the climax of Canberra's annual Truffle Season, the first fictional Canberra story read by Peter is 'Voice in the Mist'. Sonja request these 3 items to be weaved into the story, via Twitter:

•Truffles

•A …

Capital Yarns #1 - Introduction

August 12th, 2015

3:13

Capital Yarns is an experiment in storytelling developed by Sean Costello. He invites social media users to nominate three items for him to weave into a short fictional story set in Canberra, capital of Australia. 

This …

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