Earshot - ABC Radio National

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Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.

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Description
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-02-21 17:44
last episode published
2019-02-23 13:30
publication frequency
3.19 days
Contributors
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Explicit
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Number of Episodes
348
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Categories
Society & Culture

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
23.02.2019

Ben Buckley: voting is a crime

Ben Buckley is a pilot, politician and a maverick - a councillor who won't vote for himself.
ABC Radio National author
16.02.2019

The life and death of Turbo Brown

From homelessness on the riverbank, to having a million people come view his paintings, this is the story of an immensely creative man who lived hard, painted every day as though he was on a mission, and died too soon.
ABC Radio National author
9.02.2019

The ghosts of Wittenoom: the lethal asbestos still putting Aboriginal lives at risk

Giant, slate-blue glaciers of asbestos tailings still contaminate Western Australia’s Wittenoom Gorge more than fifty years after the blue asbestos mine closed, putting new generations at risk of mesothelioma.
ABC Radio National author
2.02.2019

The ghosts of Wittenoom - how asbestos changed the lives of the Pilbara's Aboriginal people

The Aboriginal people of Western Australia’s Pilbara region have one of the highest mortality rates from mesothelioma of any group, anywhere in the world. Thrust into working at the blue asbestos mine, it’s had a devastating and disproportionate impact...
ABC Radio National author
26.01.2019

Argentina's stolen generation

Maximiliano's world was turned upside down when he got a phone call from a stranger that said "You're not who you think you are." At 40 he found out he was one of Argentina's lost grandchildren.
ABC Radio National author
14.01.2019

My favourite Martian

Dianne McGrath is a Mars One astronaut candidate. She is on the short list for a one-way ticket to live and die on the red planet.
ABC Radio National author
7.01.2019

Swings and roustabouts: the life and times of a shearer and his daughter

Shearers and roustabouts are our modern-day swag-people. They straddle two worlds; travelling from shed to shed, doing one of the toughest physical jobs around.
ABC Radio National author
31.12.2018

Adopting a war

The story of a young Australian man killed fighting with the Kurds in Syria.
ABC Radio National author
24.12.2018

A portrait of a foster family

Meet the Greenocks. They fostered their first child seven years ago oblivious to the joy, the grief, the chaos, the worry and the love it would bring to their home.
ABC Radio National author
17.12.2018

Former foreign correspondent Jill Jolliffe's latest battle

Crusading journalist Jill Jolliffe has spent her time giving a voice to others. But since being diagnosis with Alzheimer's, telling her own story has become more urgent than ever.
ABC Radio National author
10.12.2018

How to win friends and become an Instagram influencer

Writer Stephanie Coombes, not satisfied with her F-list media lifestyle, goes in search of lucrative Instagram fame.
ABC Radio National author
3.12.2018

A bad bend in the road-an accident at Bonny Hills

After a 21st birthday party a car accident left a teenager dead, another in jail and a third with a permanent brain injury.  This is a story about grief, forgiveness and the healing power of music.
ABC Radio National author
26.11.2018

Me, my half-sister and her biological mum

The unlikely story of two half-sisters who connected late in life, a birth mother turned adoptive mother, and what can happen when biological relatives turn up out of the blue.
ABC Radio National author
19.11.2018

A stroke of love

A split second was all it took to shatter Judi Green’s life. It took decades, a lot of forgiveness and a little luck to piece it back together.
ABC Radio National author
12.11.2018

The last flamingo

What can the last flamingo who lived in Australia tell us about zookeeping, taxidermy and loneliness?
ABC Radio National author
5.11.2018

To end all wars

Contemporary Australian poets respond to the centenary of the Armistice.
ABC Radio National author
29.10.2018

Becoming a motherless mother

Olivia Humphreys found herself pregnant and full of questions about what it's like to be a mother when you don't have a mother of your own.
ABC Radio National author
22.10.2018

Sex, gender and sport - are you woman enough?

How should transgender athletes prove that they are woman enough to play with other women on the sporting field?
ABC Radio National author
15.10.2018

Robert Manne's voice

Public thinker Robert Manne's voice changed after he had surgery for throat cancer. In this candid documentary he reflects on questions of voice and identity, enduring love and friendship.
ABC Radio National author
8.10.2018

Mad for manga

Once considered nerdy, Japanese pop culture like manga and anime is now big in Australia. What’s the appeal?
ABC Radio National author
1.10.2018

I heart women's wrestling

Three bad-ass women wrestlers talk about the power, performance and passion in Australia's world-class pro-wrestling scene.
ABC Radio National author
24.09.2018

Rebel Roma

Come to a Gypsy wedding but don't be shocked that the bride is 14. Perty had no choice, but months later she is learning to walk a fine line between being a feminist and honouring her Roma tribal traditions.
ABC Radio National author
17.09.2018

Deported

Two Australian musicians travelled overseas for work but they didn't make it past immigration at the airport; tales of holding cells and humiliation.
ABC Radio National author
10.09.2018

Homer of the Wimmera

The fascinating life story of Homer Reith, composer, poet, and founder of the Minyip Philosophical Society.
ABC Radio National author
3.09.2018

Nervous, scared, proud-women's footy comes to Bidyadanga

The women of a remote Aboriginal community are thrilled to finally be playing the sport that's always been in their hearts and it's helped heal their grief.
ABC Radio National author
27.08.2018

Aurukun part 2: Black, white and shades of grey

A story of heartbreak, a journey across Australia to take an Aboriginal child, a bitter court case and, in the middle of it all, two people who loved their child.
ABC Radio National author
20.08.2018

Aurukun part 1: Two love birds in the bush

We travel to Aurukun, an Indigenous community in far north Queensland, to hear the story of a Wik woman, a white engineer turned anthropologist, and their son Bruce.
ABC Radio National author
13.08.2018

Sinkers, stinkers and sharks

Our insatiable appetitte for fish is growing, the way we hunt them is changing, yet fish farming for many still has a salty pong about it. Come visit the community of Port Stephens who are treading the choppy waters of aquaculture.
ABC Radio National author
6.08.2018

The true cost of interpretation

Life in Afghanistan is dangerous, but if you've worked as an interpreter you're even more of a target.
ABC Radio National author
30.07.2018

Four parents two gaybies - part 2

A gay family story with a twist. Gay couples John and Charlie, and Ruth and Betty hit some very modern day family dilemmas.
ABC Radio National author
23.07.2018

Four parents two gaybies - part 1

Twenty years ago 2 gay couples met by chance in Sydney. Betty and Ruth wanted to have children, so did Charlie and John. But the boys didn't just want to be sperm donors, they wanted a family. Producer Ros Bluett tracks the foursome over the next 2 de...
ABC Radio National author
16.07.2018

Edgar, Edgar, where are you?

After a chance encounter with a ghost from her past, Elizabeth Mora is forced to confront a decade old question: did coming to Australia break or save her family? As she reconciles her parents’ complicated love story, Elizabeth’s capacity for forgivene...
ABC Radio National author
9.07.2018

Bedtime stories from prison

Approximately half of Australia's prisoners are also parents. So how do they maintain a relationship with their kids while they're inside?
ABC Radio National author
2.07.2018

Sink or swim: finding asylum in Australia

When Mina arrived in Australia as a spiritual exile from Iran, she thought the challenges would end there. But despite now having the freedom to think and act freely, her faith is still the greatest comfort as she waits for her future to be decided.
ABC Radio National author
25.06.2018

We don't belong to anywhere

When Australia stopped the boats, what happened to the refugees? Mozhgan and Jafar are young asylum seekers now stranded in Indonesia, trying to build an awkward life in limbo.
ABC Radio National author
18.06.2018

Hugh, you're gay

15 year old Hugh knows he’s gay but he’s terrified of anyone at his Catholic boy’s school finding out.  Then he meets Peter who was in the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 40 years ago.  Will Hugh find the courage to come out?
ABC Radio National author
11.06.2018

Swings and roustabouts: the life and times of a shearer and his daughter

Shearers and roustabouts are our modern-day swag-people. They straddle two worlds; travelling from shed to shed, doing one of the toughest physical jobs around.
ABC Radio National author
4.06.2018

The young Apprentice

Kudashe Pwiti always wanted to make dancehall music, but his sheltered childhood wouldn’t prepare him for the dark side of the music scene.
ABC Radio National author
28.05.2018

The last Jew of Essaouira

Why did all the Jews suddenly leave a town in Morocco where they had lived in harmony with their Muslim neighbours for centuries?
ABC Radio National author
21.05.2018

Chasing Meteors

A remarkable quest to find the origins of life in the middle of the desert.
ABC Radio National author
21.05.2018

Chasing meteors

A remarkable quest to find the origins of life in the middle of the desert.
ABC Radio National author
14.05.2018

The Conquistador, the Warlpiri and the dog whisperer

A remarkable tale of two women from opposite sides of the political divide in Chile who washed up in the desert in Central Australia. They've formed a strong bond and now work together with the artists of Yuendemu to bring the stunning art of the Warl...
ABC Radio National author
7.05.2018

The Unknown Man

It’s one of Australia's greatest mysteries.
ABC Radio National author
30.04.2018

Antarctica, the Big Dead Place

When a young American took up a position with the US Antarctic Program in the late '90s he imagined incredible adventures within a pristine landscape, but he found something completely different.
ABC Radio National author
23.04.2018

Deaf heart

Jodee Mundy is the only person in her family who can hear. Ever since she was little, she has moved between the Deaf community and mainstream society, feeling a little out of place in both.
ABC Radio National author
16.04.2018

The Outcasts

What kind of sacrifices are you willing to make to pursue your life’s work? When anthropologist Laura Rival left Europe to live and work with a remote group in Amazonia, she took her young daughter with her.  But things didn't go to plan, and Laura fac...
ABC Radio National author
9.04.2018

The C word

Today we're breaking taboos. It's all about the Class. Comedian Nelly Thomas gathers a group of her blue-collar classmates for a frank chat.
ABC Radio National author
2.04.2018

Walking on eggshells

For Barry Jorgensen, an electrician and lifelong tinkerer, learning to live with Parkinson’s Disease is a bit like constantly rewiring a faulty circuit board. For his family, it's a fragile negotiation of a chronic illness, family dynamics, and memorie...
ABC Radio National author
26.03.2018

The legend of Larantuka

It's the world's most populous Muslim nation. So what brings thousands of Catholic pilgrims each Easter to the remote town of Larantuka in Flores, Indonesia?
ABC Radio National author
19.03.2018

My Favourite Martian

Dianne McGrath is a Mars One astronaut candidate. She is on the short list for a one-way ticket to live and die on the red planet.
ABC Radio National author