Earshot - ABC Radio National

by ABC Radio National

Earshot - ABC Radio National
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 211
  • Last: 19 Mar 2018
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.

Episodes (211)

  • My Favourite Martian
    My Favourite Martian
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    Published: 19 Mar 2018 Duration: 28:22
    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.
    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.

  • A wicked problem
    A wicked problem
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    Published: 12 Mar 2018 Duration: 31:22
    More than half the children in out-of-home care in Western Australia are Indigenous; it's the highest rate of overrepresentation in Australia. So what is the government doing about it?
    More than half the children in out-of-home care in Western Australia are Indigenous; it's the highest rate of overrepresentation in Australia. So what is the government doing about it?

  • A portrait of a foster family
    A portrait of a foster family
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    Published: 5 Mar 2018 Duration: 28:22
    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.
    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.

  • Mal and Ari
    Mal and Ari
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    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 28:22
    The aftermath of child sexual abuse is an ordeal for all survivors - but for men, it can carry particular challenges. Mal and Ari tell their stories.
    The aftermath of child sexual abuse is an ordeal for all survivors - but for men, it can carry particular challenges. Mal and Ari tell their stories.

  • Music Our Bodies Can't Hold
    Music Our Bodies Can't Hold
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 31:38
    Poet Andy Jackson writes about people who live Marfan Syndrome, including some famous characters who are thought to have had it, such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert Johnson and Rachmaninov.
    Poet Andy Jackson writes about people who live Marfan Syndrome, including some famous characters who are thought to have had it, such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert Johnson and Rachmaninov.

  • Adopting a war
    Adopting a war
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 28:22
    The story of a young Australian man killed fighting with the Kurds in Syria.
    The story of a young Australian man killed fighting with the Kurds in Syria.

  • The hoarder, the daughter, the lover and the wife
    The hoarder, the daughter, the lover and the wife
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    Published: 5 Feb 2018 Duration: 28:22
    A tale of friendship, betrayal, hoarding, squatters and a missing $100,000 dollar cheque. Helen and Franca weren't meant to be friends because Franca was Helen's husband's lover. But then Franca had a daughter and a big problem with hoardin... Read more →
    A tale of friendship, betrayal, hoarding, squatters and a missing $100,000 dollar cheque. Helen and Franca weren't meant to be friends because Franca was Helen's husband's lover. But then Franca had a daughter and a big problem with hoardin... Read more →

  • Mindfulness and the moon
    Mindfulness and the moon
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 28:22
    What has practising mindfulness taught sound artist Sherre Delys about understanding climate change and stress at work? Join Sherre on this very personal and sound-rich story of mindfulness as she comes to understand how to be mindful and ... Read more →
    What has practising mindfulness taught sound artist Sherre Delys about understanding climate change and stress at work? Join Sherre on this very personal and sound-rich story of mindfulness as she comes to understand how to be mindful and ... Read more →

  • Feral or For Real: Why do we see big cats?
    Feral or For Real: Why do we see big cats?
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: 28:22
    Stories of big cats prowling the Australian bush are now generations old. Hundreds of Australians say they’ve seen a panther, lion or tiger roaming wild in the countryside. Is there a whisker of truth to these sightings?
    Stories of big cats prowling the Australian bush are now generations old. Hundreds of Australians say they’ve seen a panther, lion or tiger roaming wild in the countryside. Is there a whisker of truth to these sightings?

  • Three front doors and a paddock episode four: traditions
    Three front doors and a paddock episode four: traditions
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 54:55
    Andrew and Ben talk about the challenge of when to honour the canon, and when to let it go in the name of creativity.
    Andrew and Ben talk about the challenge of when to honour the canon, and when to let it go in the name of creativity.

  • Three front doors and a paddock episode four: traditions
    Three front doors and a paddock episode four: traditions
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 54:55
    Andrew and Ben talk about the challenge of when to honour the canon, and when to let it go in the name of creativity.
    Andrew and Ben talk about the challenge of when to honour the canon, and when to let it go in the name of creativity.

  • The Grind
    The Grind
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 54:55
    Our cultural practices help define us, but when the mood of the world is against us, what do we do? 
    Our cultural practices help define us, but when the mood of the world is against us, what do we do? 

  • Wrongful: Lost for words: The Gene Gibson story
    Wrongful: Lost for words: The Gene Gibson story
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    Published: 14 Jan 2018 Duration: 28:28
    On a sweltering February night in 2010, the destinies of two 21-year-olds — one white, and one black collided fatally on a deserted road outside of Broome. Gene Gibson, a cognitively impaired Pintubi man, was caught in the failures of the j... Read more →
    On a sweltering February night in 2010, the destinies of two 21-year-olds — one white, and one black collided fatally on a deserted road outside of Broome. Gene Gibson, a cognitively impaired Pintubi man, was caught in the failures of the j... Read more →

  • Three front doors and a paddock episode three: down to business
    Three front doors and a paddock episode three: down to business
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 54:29
    There are always strings attached to earning a living from making art and writing music.
    There are always strings attached to earning a living from making art and writing music.

  • The three of us
    The three of us
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 54:29
    What happens to romance and intimacy when you become your partner’s carer? One woman’s unlikely story of love when her husband fell ill with Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
    What happens to romance and intimacy when you become your partner’s carer? One woman’s unlikely story of love when her husband fell ill with Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

  • Wrongful: Falling: The Andrew Mallard story
    Wrongful: Falling: The Andrew Mallard story
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    Published: 8 Jan 2018 Duration: 36:16
    In 1994 mother-of-two, Pamela Lawrence, was murdered Andrew Mallard would make one of the most unorthodox "confessions" in the annals of criminal justice and virtually every single part of the justice system fell down..
    In 1994 mother-of-two, Pamela Lawrence, was murdered Andrew Mallard would make one of the most unorthodox "confessions" in the annals of criminal justice and virtually every single part of the justice system fell down..

  • Wrongful: Falling: The Andrew Mallard story
    Wrongful: Falling: The Andrew Mallard story
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    Published: 8 Jan 2018 Duration: 36:16
    In 1994 mother-of-two, Pamela Lawrence, was murdered Andrew Mallard would make one of the most unorthodox "confessions" in the annals of criminal justice and virtually every single part of the justice system fell down..
    In 1994 mother-of-two, Pamela Lawrence, was murdered Andrew Mallard would make one of the most unorthodox "confessions" in the annals of criminal justice and virtually every single part of the justice system fell down..

  • Three front doors and a paddock episode two: life into art
    Three front doors and a paddock episode two: life into art
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 55:34
    Andrew and Ben have both made powerful work about the human cost of war and what happens to children in harm's way. How and why do they turn these big themes of life into art?
    Andrew and Ben have both made powerful work about the human cost of war and what happens to children in harm's way. How and why do they turn these big themes of life into art?

  • Finding Australia's Tarzan
    Finding Australia's Tarzan
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 55:34
    Michael ‘Tarzan’ Fomenko lived among the dense tropical rainforest for 50 years.
    Michael ‘Tarzan’ Fomenko lived among the dense tropical rainforest for 50 years.

  • Wrongful: Goldfingered: The Mickelberg story
    Wrongful: Goldfingered: The Mickelberg story
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    Published: 1 Jan 2018 Duration: 36:00
    It was a case straight out of a Hollywood caper movie: crims, cops and hundreds of thousands of dollars of missing gold. The case involving Perth's Mickelberg brothers lives on in the public imagination, as the key players continue to claim... Read more →
    It was a case straight out of a Hollywood caper movie: crims, cops and hundreds of thousands of dollars of missing gold. The case involving Perth's Mickelberg brothers lives on in the public imagination, as the key players continue to claim... Read more →

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