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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

We'll be back

7/3/2022
Earshot is working on something new! We're busy putting together a special season of shows: see you in your podcast feed again soon.

Duration:00:00:23

Absence makes the heart grow fonder | Part 2

6/26/2022
Ahmed spent six years in immigration detention before winning a landmark legal case, he was finally free. But when the government appealed that decision in the High Court Ahmed and his partner Danice faced a difficult choice.

Duration:00:28:42

Absence makes the heart grow fonder | Part 1

6/19/2022
Danice and Ahmed fell hard for each other, even though he was behind bars and she had four children. When he was released they started building a life together until Ahmed's visa was cancelled, he was thrown into immigration detention and Danice was left fighting for his release.

Duration:00:28:38

The CWA and the F-word

6/12/2022
When the daughter of a trailblazing feminist moves to small town NSW, the only women’s organisation she can join is the Country Women’s Association. How will she fit in?

Duration:00:28:33

Hear me out

6/5/2022
Stand up comedian David Rose is deaf in one ear. His own experience of living with hearing loss gets him curious about the rise and rise of headphone wearing, and what this may be doing to one of our key senses: hearing.

Duration:00:28:34

Who is Tootie? A journalist investigates her cat

5/29/2022
Listless in the Melbourne lockdowns two through six, Lisa Divissi became obsessed with the mystery of her adopted cat’s past life - and what it means to live with the unknown

Duration:00:29:11

In the shadow of The Taliban

5/22/2022
We follow two people in Afghanistan whose lives have been transformed since the Taliban takeover. Surveillance and poverty have become part of everyday life for Ahmad, whose home has been searched by The Taliban. When Bayan lost her job as a manager in the media simply because she was a woman she had no reason to stay.

Duration:00:28:27

The Mathoura bra fence

5/15/2022
Two stories from the beating heart of small town country Australia: how a fence is helping to hold one community together and the tale of local legend Charlie Woollett

Duration:00:28:32

Mum's saris

5/8/2022
As he helped his mother Sushila pack up her home to move into residential aged care, writer Sunil Badami uncovered something even more valuable than his grandmother’s century-old wedding sari: the stories of some of the most important saris — and moments — in Sushila’s long and trailblazing life. And in sorting out what to hold onto and what to let go of, Sunil discovered what might have always been the most precious thing of all. And another portrait of a special family member, producer...

Duration:00:28:37

04 Shifting Cultures | From paddock to plate

5/1/2022
Four sisters plan to take on their family’s huge beef cattle property in southwest Queensland. Despite the spectre of drought, the Penfold daughters are determined to keep feeding Australia well into the 21st century.

Duration:00:28:16

03 Shifting Cultures | Saving our species

4/24/2022
Australia is famous for its unique wildlife and landscapes. But we also have the highest mammal extinction rate in the world, and there are big declines in frogs, reptiles, and birds caused by introduced predators and land clearing. Could paying farmers and indigenous landowners to return parts of their properties to nature help solve our biodiversity crisis?

Duration:00:28:16

Shifting Cultures | Healing with fire on koala country

4/17/2022
In regions worst-hit by Australia’s Black Summer bushfires, a rebirth is happening. Not just the green shoots bursting from the blackened trees, but the reawakening of ancient knowledge. On sacred land of the Yuin people, cultural fire is being reintroduced to protect endangered koalas, and bring the land back to life.

Duration:00:23:16

01 Shifting Cultures | A town in fear of the sea

4/10/2022
The ocean is central to the Esperance community’s lifestyle and identity. But three fatal shark attacks in three years have had a profound impact on this remote Western Australian coastal town. As this community grieves the loss of life, they are also navigating their relationship to the ocean and the apex predator that swims within it.

Duration:00:27:56

Changing faces: how cosmetic injectables are reshaping our idea of beauty

4/3/2022
As more people use anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to alter their appearance, the way we see ourselves and what we think we should look like is changing. What does that mean for the future of our faces?

Duration:00:28:25

The last chance lands: Werribee South's market gardens

3/27/2022
Welcome to Werribee South. A wedge of verdant farming land 30km south-west of Melbourne that's under threat from the ever-growing city.

Duration:00:28:34

501 Deportees

3/20/2022
For most of us the experience of deportation is unimaginable. In this story we meet 3 people who've been deported under Australia's controversial 501 clause in the Migration Act, who've failed the character test or are considered to pose a threat to safety

Duration:00:27:32

Everyone wants to be Fuhrer | Part 2

3/13/2022
Between 2015 and 2019, Michael* was a leader in the Australian alt-right movement. He was instrumental in building the presence of extreme rightwing groups, online and in the real world, before a series of shattering events forced him to pull away. For the first time, he tells his story in full. In part 2 of 2, Michael travels the country helping to steer warring facist groups towards a united project, before an unexpected visit, and a traumatic family event, forces a personal reckoning....

Duration:00:28:33

Everyone wants to be Fuhrer | Part 1

3/6/2022
Between 2015 and 2019, Michael* was a leader in the Australian alt-right movement. He was instrumental in building the presence of extreme rightwing groups, online and in the real world, before a series of shattering events forced him to pull away. For the first time, he tells his story in full. In part 1 of 2, islamophobia in politics and the media inspires Michael to look for answers online. In his late teens, he is groomed into a fast-growing fascist movement, with tentacles reaching...

Duration:00:28:37

The seed savers

2/27/2022
How important is diversity in seeds and what kinds of diversity will we eat in the future?

Duration:00:28:01

Myanmar - a year in the life of a coup

2/20/2022
What’s it like to live under a military coup? Across the past year, after the military seized power in Myanmar on February 1st, 2021, young Burmese journalist, Mi Zar has been keeping a diary of daily life in her country under the junta.

Duration:00:26:57