Now Hear This is a fantastic event conceived and run by Melanie Tait where a bunch of people get up and tell a story based on a theme.
During their ‘My First Time’ show last year I jumped up and told a story about the first time I caught a fish. The ABC describes it like this:
Joel Barcham has a father who wants to turn him into a man, when he’d rather stay at home and play computer games. One day they go fishing and everything changes.
My story was played on Radio National over the weekend. I was at the Folkie and missed it, but now it’s on their website so I can have a listen and cringe at how poorly I delivered my tale.
If you too were at Folkie, or were otherwise engaged, and would like to hear about how my poor upper-body strength caused me emotional damage when I was but a boy, you can listen to my story right here.
Yes I am shamelessly self-promoting my lack of masculinity, because there is something wrong with me.
[UPDATED] Johnboy says if I’m going to shamelessly self-promote on the RiotACT, I have to promote him also…
Hey! Did you know Johnboy was on Radio National also? He was talking about Open Journalism, and claiming that the RiotACT was created “largely to prove an ex-girlfriend wrong.”
We’re learning a lot about each other today.