Books & Podcast
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The Violet Collection
The Ochre Collection
20 Stories | 2 Storytelling Games | 4 Fireside Recipes
The Fandango Collection
21 Stories | 5 Fireside Recipes | 4 Storytelling Games
The Vermilion Collection
24 Book | 6 Fireside Recipes | 5 Storytelling Games
The Teal Collection
17 Stories | 3 Storytelling Games | 5 Fireside Recipes
The Phthalo Collection
Due out on 29th April 2024
Waffle-Free Storytelling Scrapbook.
Sometimes you just want a STORY…
…No waffle, rambling introduction, or debate on the impact of dinosaur pyjamas on a good night’s sleep. That’s what the Waffle-Free Storytelling Podcast is all about…the story and nothing but.
The stories are 3 to 17 minutes long and, unless delivered by one of my amazing guests, are written and told by yours truly (Tina Konstant).
Welcome to the place where headphones become front-row seats and coffee breaks become mini adventures.
The audiobooks are on the way. In the meantime, enjoy the books and the podcast!
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”~ Neil Gaiman
Why Waffle-Free?! What have you got against waffles?!
In the summer of 2019, I was looking for a storytelling podcast that got straight to the story, but all I could find were shows that started with 10 minutes of jibber-jabber, chat, and natter (i.e., waffle) before the story.
I got so annoyed, I waved my arms in the air (not sure why), knocked my tea over (unfortunate), and exclaimed, “Enough with the waffle!!!”
At that moment, “Waffle-Free Storytelling” was born.
How long are the stories and where are they?
- How long? Each story is between 3 and 18 minutes long. Guest interviews are 45-60 minutes long.
- When? New episodes are published most Saturdays. If I get distracted, or things get a little crazy, then I will have written a story for a week, but not got around to recording it. I’ll catch up, though.
- Where? Find “Waffle-Free Storytelling” on YouTube and all the podcast players including iTunes, RadioPublic, Spotify…
What’s the difference between the podcast and the books?
The podcast is 100% waffle-free. We get straight to the story of the week.But because life happens between the stories, the books also contain campfire recipes, a haiku or two, weird and random facts, and storytelling games that’ll help you keep friends, family, and kids entertained, no matter how wild the weather or random the audience!
What kind of stories are in Waffle-Free?
Fables are stories that say something about life, the world, what’s happening around us… Traditionally, they often have talking animals (that doesn’t often happen in Waffle-Free 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 the beginning of things. You’ll find A LOT of these in Waffle-Free. They’re one of my favourite kind of tales to create and tell.
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 I dabble in all sorts!
Waffle-Free Storytelling cover art…
One of my favourite things to do is play in Canva. Creating cover art for Waffle-Free is a rabbit hole I frequenty find myself in!! Here’s the art for the shows so far…
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