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Earshot

ABC (Australia)

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

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

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

04 | Housing the Australian Nation: Brisbane

6/26/2020
In the final episode Peter Mares is in Brisbane to see if the not-for-profit community housing model offers some solutions to the crisis in affordable housing.

Duration:00:28:36

The artist and the algorithm: how YouTube is changing our relationship with music

6/21/2020
An obscure Japanese musician has found millions of fans thanks to YouTube. Hiroshi Yoshimura's ambient synth music is perfect for long background listening and keeps you on the YouTube platform for hours, caught in the attention economy.

Duration:00:28:35

03 | Housing the Australian Nation: Adelaide

6/12/2020
Peter Mares travels to Adelaide, home to the South Australian Housing Trust, which once set the gold standard for state housing authorities worldwide, but now struggles to house even the most vulnerable and needy citizens. With the public sector failing to meet the need, Peter goes onsite with an enterprising developer who claims he can build and sell houses at price that even pensioners can afford.

Duration:00:28:36

02 | Housing the Australian Nation: Hobart

6/5/2020
Peter travels to Hobart which in late 2019 was named Australia’s least affordable capital city for renters. More than one in four Australian households rent from a private landlord. There are growing numbers of long-term renters, older renters, and families renting with young children.

Duration:00:28:36

01 | Housing the Australian Nation: Melbourne

5/29/2020
The COVID-19 virus has exposed the failings of Australia’s housing system like never before: rough sleeping and homelessness, the insecurity of renting, and a real estate boom-bust cycle. Our housing mess can be measured in lost productivity, poor health, high debt and growing inequality. Peter Mares visits four capital cities, to investigate what’s gone wrong with housing in Australia, and what we might do about it, beginning in his home town of Melbourne

Duration:00:28:36

The COVID Diaries — Episode 3: Work

5/22/2020
A paramedic, an Indigenous educator in the remote Kimberley, and an international student turned bike courier take us to the frontline of working through COVID-19.

Duration:00:28:36

The COVID Diaries — Episode 2: School

5/15/2020
From the trenches of the home schooling front a teacher, a student and a parent tell the story of the education revolution brought on by COVID-19.

Duration:00:28:36

The COVID Diaries — Episode 1: Home

5/8/2020
Stolen hand sanitizer, an iso wedding, losing all three of your jobs in one week—life at home in lockdown in Australia, as told through the intimate audio diaries of three women.

Duration:00:28:36

Where have all the sharks gone?

5/1/2020
In 2019, the famous flying great white sharks of South Africa’s False Bay completely disappeared, leaving locals, scientists and a booming tourism industry desperate for answers. Are shark-eating orcas or climate change to blame? Or could the answer lie across the Southern Ocean in Australia?

Duration:00:28:36

Lives After Hate, part 2

4/24/2020
The story of one man's slide into the white supremacist movement in Canada, and the aftermath. How do we deal with those who've engaged in the politics of hate when they decide to walk away from it?

Duration:00:28:36

Lives After Hate, part 1

4/17/2020
The story of one man's slide into the white supremacist movement in Canada in the late 1980s, and which asks the question; whose voices should be heard in the aftermath of violence, as a community attempts to move towards life after hate?

Duration:00:28:34

Homer of the Wimmera

4/10/2020
The fascinating life story of Homer Rieth — a composer, poet and founder of the Minyip Philosophical Society.

Duration:00:28:36

Solomon Islands: encounters in paradise

4/3/2020
If your government failed to provide running water, electricity, roads, safety from gender violence, or other staples of everyday life, what would you do? In the Solomon Islands people are taking matters into their own hands, even schoolgirls. If their government can’t provide, they’ll try.

Duration:00:28:36

Survival across the ditch: Kiwis in Australia

3/27/2020
We make it easy for New Zealanders to work in Australia but not so easy for them to survive in times of personal crisis. Four Kiwis tell their stories of falling between the cracks.

Duration:00:28:36

Tombstones

3/20/2020
Tombstones were once doors to the afterlife, where spirits could pass through. Today they're smaller, but they still mark a place where we can leave offerings, tell stories and think alternative thoughts.

Duration:00:28:36

My beautiful lungs - living with cystic fibrosis

3/13/2020
Cystic fibrosis affects nearly 4000 Australians but how much do you know about what it's like to live with?

Duration:00:31:32

#I'llridewithyou, West Papua

3/6/2020
How do you make people care when they risk going to jail for it? Three women helped start a movement in Jakarta bringing attention to West Papua, and today it’s seen thousands protesting across the country. But the personal toll has been huge.

Duration:00:28:36

Inside the birth suite: why women are left traumatised by birth

2/28/2020
After her own traumatic birth Elly Bradfield started asking other mothers about their births, it was like swapping war stories. Why are so many Australian women leaving the birth suite traumatised?

Duration:00:28:36

Vanuatu's stolen generation

2/21/2020
150 years ago thousands of young men were taken from the Pacific Islands. Today the scars are still being felt.

Duration:00:28:36

Polygamous marriage in modern Malaysia

2/14/2020
Muslim Malaysians often have complex and tangled views about polygamy. Their feelings and beliefs aren’t always mirrored by their actions. What role does pragmatism play? What role does faith play?

Duration:00:28:36