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We bring you surprising stories of science, history and innovation from 63 Degrees North, the home of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Listen as we explore the mysteries of the polar night, the history of Viking raiders, and how geologists and engineers are working to save the planet, one carbon dioxide molecule at a time — and more. Take a journey to Europe's outer edge for fascinating tales and remarkable discoveries. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa ...
 
SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night in Darwin, the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory! Join us and be transported to the wondrous backyards, communities and lives of Territory locals, where you'll hear illuminating stories that aren't ALL about crocodiles... We'll introduce you to some of the fascinating characters who live in the NT and give you a peek into life in one of the most wild, unexpected and rewarding parts of Australia. SPUN Stories is presented by StoryProjects ...
 
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The different species of Galapagos finches, with their specially evolved beaks that allow them to eat specific foods, helped Charles Darwin understand that organisms can evolve over time to better survive in their environment. Now, nearly 200 years later and thousands of miles away, biologists are learning some surprising lessons about evolution fr…
 
Not enough COVID-19 tests? No problem, we’ll make some! When the coronavirus first transformed from a weird respiratory disease centered in Wuhan, China to a global pandemic, no one was really prepared. Worldwide, no one had enough masks, personal protective gear and definitely — not enough tests. The problem was especially acute in places like Nor…
 
Everyone knows there’s just too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — and we’re heating up the planet at an unprecedented pace. More than 20 years ago, Norwegians helped pioneer an approach to dealing with CO2 that’s still ongoing today— they captured it and pumped it into a rock formation deep under the sea. Now the Norwegian government is build…
 
It’s no bigger than four decks of cards stacked one on top of the other — a tiny box raided from an Irish church. In Ireland, the box held the holy remains of a saint. What a mound of sand, some leftover nails and the box itself tell us about the Viking raiders who stole it — and what they did with it when they brought it back to Norway. Our guests…
 
Krill eyeballs. The werewolf effect. Diel vertical migration. Arctic marine biologists really talk about these things. There’s a reason for that — when it comes to the polar night, when humans see only velvety darkness, krill eyeballs see things a little differently. And when the sun has been gone for months, during the darkest periods of the polar…
 
Ever wonder what's happening in some of the more far-flung places on the planet? In 63 Degrees North, we'll bring you stories from Norway every week about surprising science, little-known history, and technology and engineering discoveries that can help change the world. The first of five episodes drops February 1. Brought to you by NTNU, the Norwe…
 
Simon Quilty is a doctor and has learnt a lot about dealing with patients and breaking bad news. He's also realised no one is immune to making a mistake, not even a doctor who finds himself treating a patient who happened to be a former hitman... Storyteller – Simon Quilty Story Producer - Tamara Howie --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night …
 
On Alex’s 34th birthday she felt like her life was spiralling out of control. Her career as a filmmaker was hanging by a thread, she was living with her parents and she was questioning her sexuality. Then she received the news that she was facing premature infertility... Storyteller – Alex Edmonson Story Producer - Johanna Bell --- SPUN Stories is …
 
The parents of iconic sports broadcaster, Charlie King, should never have been together: not when his mother was a proud Gurindji woman who was part of the Stolen Generation and his father from Melbourne. Charlie learnt his rebellious ways from his parents and has since passed this on to his daughter, Emma... Storyteller – Charlie and Emma King Sto…
 
*CW: domestic violence* Leah Potter runs a kitchen in Darwin to feed the city's most vulnerable. But in a life before this, Leah explored a different sort of vulnerability as a dominatrix... Storyteller – Leah Potter Story Producer - Tamara Howie --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all…
 
Ange Wu grew up in a household where fire drills were a regular occurrence and the kitchen was off limits but she never really understood why... Storyteller – Ange Wu Story Producer - Johanna Bell --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all about shining a light on the extraordinary person…
 
*CW: suicide* As a journalist, Bridget Judd lives in a world of language: surveying world events and giving them shape through words. When she lost her beloved father, Bridget suddenly found herself in silence... Storyteller – Bridget Judd Story Producer - Sam Carmody --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory…
 
Chris Keeping was born and bred in Darwin. A few years ago, Chris encountered one of nature's most aggressive animals while kite-surfing off the Darwin coast line... Storyteller – Chris Keeping Story Producer - Tamara Howie Told at our second-ever SPUN event in 2015, where the theme was 'Going Troppo' --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night b…
 
A very personal story shared by Jacinta Mooney about falling in love, and the heartache and lines you have to draw when it comes to dealing with addiction... Storyteller – Jacinta Mooney Story Producer - Johanna Bell Told at a SPUN event in Katherine, NT in 2016 --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Aust…
 
The 90s was a decade overflowing with good music, and Lari Gadza spent her teenage years soaking it all up. Lari grew up in Darwin among the mango trees, surrounded by tales of her dad’s croc catching days… And occasionally, stories from the old country, Bosnia, made their way in… Storyteller – Lari Gadza Story Producer - Rosa Ellen Told at a SPUN …
 
Jose Da Costa was born during the violent occupation of East Timor and spent his first years in the jungle, hiding from the Indonesian army with his family. It wasn’t until he found himself the target of the military, that Jose was forced to take the biggest risk of his life... Storyteller – Jose Da Costa Story Producer - Rosa Ellen Told at Darwin …
 
Kelly Hosking has spent most of her adult live working overseas in public health and disaster management. She's used to mishaps and strange revelations but on a mission in Fiji, she came across a superstitious surprise... Storyteller – Kelly Hosking Story Producer - Johanna Bell Told at Brown's Mart Theatre in 2016 where the theme was 'Chemistry' -…
 
Gus Fitzgerald has spent life a life in the ocean; a surfer and swimmer and commercial diver who was introduced to the water by his late father. Lots of life lessons were learnt in the deep, but how do you stay afloat when you lose the people you love the most? Storyteller – Gus Fitzgerald Story Producer - Sam Carmody Told at Darwin Entertainment C…
 
Carl shares his journey from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to rural New South Wales and back in this tale of unrequited love from the turbulent teenage years... Storyteller – Carl Joswig Story producer - Johanna Bell Told at Brown's Mart Theatre in 2016, at an event themed 'Chemistry'. --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based i…
 
Seranna Shutt always wanted to be a mother, however, she reached a point in life when she decided to finally lay her fixation to rest. What happened next was the result of a collision of timing, grief, motivation and belief. Storyteller – Seranna Shutt Story producer - Jess Ong Told at an event in Palmerston, around the theme 'Obsession'. --- SPUN …
 
Journalist Steph Zillman left the dating maelstrom of Sydney to start a newspaper job in outback Katherine... where she discovered the perks and perils of being single in a small town. Storyteller – Stephanie Zillman Story producer – Johanna Bell This story was told at SPUN event in Katherine in July 2016. SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night …
 
Step back in time to Christmas Eve 1974, when James Parfitt-Fejo was an excited four-year-old with Xmas presents on his mind. But it was Cyclone Tracy, not Santa, who paid a visit that night. Storyteller – James Parfitt-Fejo Story producer – Tamara Howie Told at a live event at Browns Mart in December 2017, where the theme was 'Rewind'. --- SPUN St…
 
Born in Hungary, Janos first encountered a didgeridoo in his early teens and instantly felt a strong connection to it. It took him on a journey from Central Europe to East Arnhem Land, with a few detours along the way. Storyteller – Janos Kerekes Story producer – Oscar Schwartz Told at a live event at Browns Mart in December 2017, where the theme w…
 
Gaye Lawrence is a go-getter - she's an artist, a milliner and an active community member of Pine Creek, NT. Early one morning, a wild animal paid Gaye a visit and she did something she never thought she'd do... Storyteller – Gaye Lawrence Story producer – Jess Ong + Johanna Bell Told at a live event at the Pine Creek Gold Rush Festival in 2016. --…
 
Timmy Duggan played in Australia's NBL in the heady basketball-crazy 90s. He takes us back to where it all began, with the Daly Street basketball courts and hoops in the backyard. Storyteller – Timmy Duggan Story producer – Jess Ong Told at a live event at Darwin Festival in 2017 where the theme was 'Home'. SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night…
 
In the 1990s, Sam toured the world as the lead guitarist of iconic lesbian rock band, The Bluehouse. But there was one place she wouldn’t play – Darwin. Until love persuaded her otherwise... Storyteller – Sam Harley Story producer – Johanna Bell Told at a live event at Darwin Festival in 2017 where the theme was 'Home'. --- SPUN Stories is a live s…
 
By the time Bilha was six, she knew she was different but it would be years before she could make the changes to transform her life. Storyteller – Bilha Smith Story producer – Johanna Bell Told at a live event at Brown's Mart Theatre in 2016, where the theme was 'Chemistry'. --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Te…
 
During the day, mechanic Andrew Grey has his head under a bonnet, but at night he spends most of his time looking up. Storyteller – Andrew Grey Story producer - Johanna Bell Told at an event in Palmerston, around the theme 'Obsession'. --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all about shin…
 
Kalinda Griffiths is no stranger to battles. She's battled against wildlife, battled for her own life, and battled for the life of those in need. Storyteller – Kalinda Griffiths Story producer – Tamara Howie Told at an event at the 2016 Garrmalang Festival. SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We…
 
As an exchange student, Tig struggled with an almighty problem in one of Japan's most crowded public toilets. A word of warning – this story contains a lot of poo! (And some strong language). Storyteller – Tig Hogg Story producer - Johanna Bell Told at an event at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, around the theme 'Connections'.…
 
Nick was on the road to the Top End when she first heard Weed's voice down the line. They crossed paths at the perfect time... Contains strong language. Storytellers – Nick and Weed Story producer – Tamara Howie Told at a live event at Brown's Mart Theatre in 2016, where the theme was 'Chemistry'. --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based…
 
Even in the chaos of war, Joyce Hakim could enjoy the small things in life – as long as she held onto her dream. This is her story of survival. Storyteller – Joyce Hakim Story producer – Johanna Bell This story was told at our third event, held at Darwin Festival, around the theme 'Survival'. --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in D…
 
Rhys Higgins and his mate Chrisso land jobs in the ice cold Rocky Mountains. But first they must prove themselves as members of the pack...of huskies. Storyteller - Rhys Higgins Story Producer - Patrick Horton Told at a SPUN live event at Darwin Festival in 2016, with the theme WILD. --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, No…
 
Sue Phoo first visited the Northern Territory on a Year 10 excursion. Something happened on that trip that would call her back to the Territory many years later to make a self-discovery she never saw coming. ​ Storyteller – Sue Phoo Story producer – Johanna Bell Told at a SPUN live event in 2017 at Northern Territory Library, with the theme UNCOVER…
 
When Dr Jacob Jacob arrived at Alice Springs Hospital he wasn't prepared for the number of stabbing victims presenting to the ED. But it was data, not medical skills, that helped him seek change for his patients. Storyteller - Jacob Jacob Story Producer - Jess Ong Told at a SPUN live event at Darwin Festival in 2016, with the theme WILD. SPUN Stori…
 
It's the 1980s in working-class Britain and Rebecca's single father is valiantly raising his troublemaking daughter. Storyteller – Rebecca Day Story producer – Johanna Bell Told at a SPUN live event in 2017 at Northern Territory Library, with the theme UNCOVERED. SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Austral…
 
Richard is a saltwater man born and raised in Darwin. Even though he calls the Top End home, it was a trip to his Mum's country back when he was seven, that really opened his eyes. Storyteller – Richard 'Tjapaljarri' Fejo Story producer – Johanna Bell Told at a live event at the Darwin Entertainment Centre for the 2016 Garrmalang Festival. SPUN Sto…
 
Former police investigator Colleen Gwynne shares her remarkable story about being handed one of Australia's most famous murder cases and how it ultimately changed her. Storyteller – Colleen Gwynne Story producer – Johanna Bell Told at a live event at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in 2015, where the theme was CONNECTIONS. --- …
 
Rachel Kroes has existed between two worlds most of her life – a world with sound and a world without. Storyteller – Rachel Kroes Story producer – Jess Ong Told at a live event at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in 2015, where the theme was CONNECTIONS. --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Ter…
 
Jared Archibald has been all over Australia as a taxidermist, naturalist and curator of history at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. But there's one place that looms big in his mind... a river. Storyteller – Jared Archibald Story producer – Johanna Bell Told at a live event at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory…
 
As a journalist, Elliana Lawford is used to speaking in front of people about all manner of things, but not so often about herself, her identity, and tan-in-a-can... Storyteller - Elliana Lawford Story Producer - Patrick Horton Told at a SPUN live event at Garrmalang Festival in 2016. --- SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, N…
 
When Nick Hose fell in love with an investment banker and moved to New York City, he thought his life as a Top 40 radio DJ in sweaty Darwin had come to a merciful end... Storyteller - Nick Hose Story Producer - Patrick Horton Told at a SPUN live event in 2017 at Northern Territory Library, with the theme UNCOVERED. SPUN Stories is a live storytelli…
 
Tropical weather can be pretty unpredictable, and as you'll hear in Jackson Browne's story, so too can life. Storyteller - Jackson Browne Story Producer - Johanna Bell Told at a SPUN live event at Darwin Festival in 2016, with the theme WILD. SPUN Stories is a live storytelling night based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We're all about s…
 
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