TALENT: Ross Newth
PRODUCTION: Josh Newth, Freelance Audio/Sound Designer
Back in 2015 Ross Newth’s son Josh asked if Ross could voice the part of ‘Narrator Man’ for a Three Little Pigs audio story he was creating for his daughter, Tess.
As one of Brisbane’s most accomplished voice talents, and a doting grandfather, Ross jumped at the chance.
Tess enjoyed listening to the recording so much Josh created four more audio stories and called them ‘Tess’s Tales’. However, it was very soon after that Ross’s grandson Olly came along, and he too began listening in. Tess’s Tales would ultimately morph into the family’s Fun Fables.
Word of the recordings grew. Josh began playing these stories to family and friends with overwhelming positive feedback. And, in 2020, Josh decided to release them as a podcast.
Each week the podcast expanded. Five episodes became ten, then ten became fifteen. And now, with hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, there is a new Fun Fables episode released each week.
Fun Fables has now hit well over one million downloads. In fact the podcast is so popular it has its own website where visitors can access each episode and purchase special Fun Fables merchandise.
The stories are beautifully written and have a positive moral theme for the kids and Mums and Dads to think about. And there’s always plenty of fun and some modern-day twists on the old traditional stories.
From Ross’s point of view, the project has given him so much joy. He’s quite fond of his new moniker too: the ‘Narrator Man.
To learn more about Fun Fables, visit www.funfablespodcast.com
To hear more from Ross, check out his demo.