... where the extraordinary stories of ordinary people get an airing...

 A series of audio stories

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What is it about?

The airing cupboard produces "The extraordinary stories of ordinary people".

"The extraordinary stories of ordinary people" is a curation of short audio stories (mostly around 15-20 minutes) almost exclusively recorded in the confines of my airing cupboard. These stories are your stories, the listeners' stories, sent to me via this website on the 'contact me' page. They are mostly told by me,  Zoé Brown. Sometimes, if the protagonists wishes to do so, some clips of their voice are integrated into the audio track. Often the protagonists prefer staying anonymous. Respecting their wishes is paramount to me. These stories remind us that the 'everydays' are the 'meaningfuls' of life; they speak of the imprints that people and events leave on our souls. It is often about convergence of lives and serendipity; about those moments of shift, when life changes slightly, never to be the same again. There is no ordinary in normality


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tell me your story


Email me 

Click here to complete our form and submit a short synopsis of your story. I will follow on with an interview, either in person if distance permits or via a Skype call. If you prefer for me not to record your voice, I can tell the story for you.

send me an audio file

Click here to be directed to our email address. Take your time to record your story on a device. You could do it alone or ask a friend to interview you. Maybe you could lock yourself away in your own airing cupboard!

call me

Call me on +44 *** upon request via email. If you prefer not speaking to me, leave me a voicemail and tell me your story without being interviewed. 


Fabulous Podcast

Need 30 minutes to yourself but need some company that doesn't ask questions and demands nothing of you than just listening? Then, this is for you - poetic, relaxing, moving and magical. The airing cupboard will do all of the above and remind you that serendipity really does exist. The perfect antidote to needing some me time. Addictive!

** Jessie *_* . Great Britain . 20/02/2024

I just love this Podcast

I have been listening to this lovely podcast since it started. Amazing tales about amazing people. Thank you, I find it a real escape from life. Sometimes I listen while out walking, other times cutting the grass and recently while driving home from London aftre a long shift at work, I too live in Suffolk. It often makes me laugh or cry. And your voice is just so easy to listen to. I can't wait for the next episode. 

Beckywagstaff . Great Britain . 23/01/2022


Engaging and heartwarming

Beautifully told, engaging and heartwarming stories of chance encounters, unexpected friendships and love lost and found - brilliant!

TudorMaria via Apple Podcasts ·Great Britain ·06/27/2019

Engaging and heartwarming

Beautifully told, engaging and heartwarming stories of chance encounters, unexpected friendships and love lost and found - brilliant!

TudorMaria via Apple Podcasts ·Great Britain ·06/27/2019

Love it!!!

What great stories, great delivery, great format and listening to Zoe’s voice and accent is like cleaning your ears with silk! It reminds me of listening to friends’ stories and waiting to impart a similar one you have yourself. The kinds of conversations that go on over drinks into the late night and you wonder where the time has gone.

Muskeeta Pete via Apple Podcasts ·Great Britain ·07/16/2019

Just beautiful

I lay under a tree and was taken away on a beautiful journey into the lives of others....and what a trip! Love this!

Will1919474 via Apple Podcasts ·Great Britain ·07/03/2019


I am so enjoying these stories - rather like a good book I am left thinking about the characters and events for sometime afterwards. Compelling, moving and relatable. Cannot wait for more.

TozerFlea via Apple Podcasts ·Great Britain ·06/28/2019

Utterly compelling

These stories are beautifully told, they envelop you and take you on a journey through someone’s treasured memories. Truly heartwarming. Each one has its own magic. A delightful curation of extraordinary moments.

_RMc- via Apple Podcasts ·Great Britain ·07/06/2019

More podcasts like this please!

Great concept. Short stories lasting about 15 to 20 min (not the usual never ending 45 minutes that most podcasts seem to broadcast) about the beauty and magic of normal lives. Great sound and great use of music. Is she really recording from her airing cupboard?? I LOVE this. I

am hyptonised and wrapped in comfort when listening to these stories. More please.

MeggsssssT via Apple Podcasts ·Great Britain ·07/19/2019


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