tina konstant

AUTHOR and STORYTELLER

The Home of Waffle-Free Storytelling!

What's in each Waffle-Free Storytelling episode? A story. No guff or waffle.The Waffle-Free Storytelling podcast is all about Stories. No fluff, guff or waffle. Just stories long enough to fill a coffee break, entertain a fireside, or enjoy before bedtime.

Stories written and told by yours truly (Tina Konstant) tend to be fables inspired by the world around us. Tales told by guests range from ghost to mystery to family history.

What type of stories? Fables and tales inspired by the world.Fables are stories that say something about life, the world, what's happening around us... Traditionally, they often have talking animals (that doesn't happen often in Waffle-Free stories for some reason). An example of a famous fable is Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Origin Stories are what they say on the tin: stories that explain that beginnings of things.

Fairytales are packed with goblins, faeries, witches and unimaginable fantasy. Snow White and Hansel and Gretel are famous fairytales.

Myths often have roots in history and use metaphors to explain how things came to be or illustrate what might have happened. Pandora's Box and Theseus and the Minotaur, for example.

Legends are stories about people in long-ago history, they're popularly regarded as historical but they're not authenticated. Loch Ness Monster, Ali Baba and Big Foot are examples!

Waffle-Free stories are mostly fables and origin tales. But we dabble in all sorts!

New episodes every Friday!How long? Story episodes are between 3 and 18 minutes long. Guest episodes are 45-60 minutes long.

When? New episodes are published every Friday.

Where? Find "Waffle-Free Storytelling" on all the podcast players including iTunes, RadioPublic, Spotify... here's a link to the major podcast players. Enjoy!

What exactly is

"Waffle" is jibber-jabber, fluff, blabber, prattle, ramble, drivel... Basically, it's all the chat that often comes before the juicy content of a podcast that the listener isn't really interested in!

Waffle-Free Storytelling has none of that! Each episode has a very short intro (less than 20 seconds), then we jump right into the story.

If you want the waffle, go to the show-notes for each episode (or the blog), and enjoy the storyteller interviews!

Ochre and Violet Collections from Waffle-Free Storytelling by Tina Konstant

Nooooooo! Waffle-Free Storytelling comes with BOOKS!

The books contain podcast stories, campfire recipes and storytelling games that'll help you keep friends, family and kids entertained, no matter how wild the weather or random the audience!

The first two storybooks are available now in paperback and Kindle:

Waffle-Free Storytelling is for all ages (with PG)

If you like stories that say something about the world, tales that explain how things came to be, or fables about life and the universe, then Waffle-Free Storytelling is for you.

If you like campfires, firesides, road-trips or bedtime stories, then Waffle-Free Storytelling is for you!

If you like to take a break during the day to let your mind flow, then Waffle-Free Storytelling is for you 🙂

So, brew yourself a mug of something delicious, and join me.

Tina.

P.S. Are the stories child friendly? YES... but...

Although the stories weren't written specifically for children, there's nothing in the podcast that would exclude little ones. Basically, the podcast is for all ages with parental guidance.

This week’s episode

A new Waffle-Free story lands on the podcast every Friday morning (GMT). Click here for all the episodes so far, then pour yourself a mug of something delicious and join me for a Waffle-Free moment 🙂

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We're digging around the archive today... and here's one called "Finding Joy". It's about getting what you really want. Brew up a mug of something lovely ☕, put your feet up 🌻, and join me for a waffle-free moment: player.captivate.fm/episode/65f9f983-0a2f-4bcd-8232-7c74a6f86b99 ... See MoreSee Less

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Were digging around the archive today... and heres one called Finding Joy. Its about getting what you really want. Brew up a mug of something lovely ☕, put your feet up 🌻, and join me for a waffle-free moment: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/65f9f983-0a2f-4bcd-8232-7c74a6f86b99

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You really cant beat the weekend!! 
Its time to forget the previous week with some escapist #WaffleFree fun. 

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Welcome to the mellow corner of the World Wide Web!

Waffle-Free Storytelling Podcast with Tina Konstant

The aim of Waffle-Free Storytelling is simple: To fuel the storytelling fireside in every heart and home. 

To that end... on this site, you'll find the Waffle-Free Shop,  Waffle-Free Storytelling books, the Take-A-Break blog, Waffle-Free on YouTube, and of course, the Waffle-Free Storytelling Podcast.

This is my living room on the web! You're welcome to stick around. The pictures on the wall are weird, the dogs are nuts, my workspace is a wild place... but the conversation is goooooood!!

I'll see you inside!

Tina

Waffle-Free Storytelling Books ARE HERE!!

Ochre and Violet Collections from Waffle-Free Storytelling by Tina Konstant

Stories change us...

That's just how it is.

Whether it's our first childhood fairytales or the grimmest of Grimms as we get older, we can't, as human beings, avoid picking up a thing or two about life and the universe from a good story.

The Waffle-Free Storytelling collection blends fact and fable, real-life and mystery into tales that, I hope, sing to your soul.

The first TWO books (Violet and Ochre Collections) are available NOW in Kindle and Paperback:

What you'll find: Because there's life between the stories, you'll find fireside recipes, storytelling facts and storytelling games that'll keep your friends and family entertained no matter how wild the weather.

From me to you... Enjoy!

Tina

 

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”

~ Mason Cooley

 

New episodes every Friday.

New episodes every Friday.

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