Earshot - Full program podcast

Earshot - Full program podcast


RN's half hour documentary – tales from around the world and on your street; people, history, ideas, music, culture and spirituality.


The cathedral and the box  

How two very different architectural spaces inspired innovative music, eight centuries apart.

Who killed the kangaroo king?  

Andy Komarnicki disappeared without a trace from the south west Queensland town of St George in January 1980.

Eric Rolls and the Pilliga  

Eric Rolls was a rare combination; farmer, poet, self-taught naturalist and historian. He also wrote Australia’s first true environmental history

It's being recorded: the death of Ashley Bryant  

What pushed this policeman and father to the edge of the cliff the day he called 000?

Douglas Grant: The skin of others  

A remarkable Aboriginal man who suvived two wars but who many Australians at the time saw as a human experiment.

Saving Derby  

Foresters and mountain bike riders face-off in the tiny Tassie town of Derby.

A day in the life of a culture keeper  

Ever felt the need to attend a drumming workshop with an extraordinary Griot? It's a treat for the ears.

The hoarder, the daughter, the lover and the wife  

A tale of friendship, betrayal, hoarding, squatters and a missing $100 thousand dollar cheque.

Ingrid and the cassowaries  

Dogs are running wild in the rainforests of North Queensland, killing wildlife.  But one woman stood up to them

Five miles in Tansy's shoes: religion, a musical passion and raising a disabled child  

Religion, a musical passion and disability - walk up to the front door of any home and you're likely to hear a remarkable story. This is Tansy's.

Brian Wilcox can't sleep  

When PTSD stops Brian from sleeping he jumps in his car and drives three hours to Perth to help homeless war veterans sleeping rough.

800 Words for Rain: Part 2  

The story of Papua New Guinea's national public broadcaster, the NBC, which was born out of the hope and flourish of the country's independence from Australia in 1975.

800 Words for Rain: Part One  

The story of Papua New Guinea's national public broadcaster, the NBC, which was born out of the hope and flourish of the country's independence from Australia in 1975

Homotopia: A Love Story, part two  

Many of us have heard stories about the difficulty of coming out as a gay person. But how do their families experience the coming out process?

Homotopia: A Love Story, part one  

It’s been 49 years since gay liberation. Now, queer folk can be who they are almost anywhere, so why do they still love to create specific 'queer-friendly' spaces for themselves?

The house that Bali built  

Discover the mysterious music of 1930s ‘exotic Bali’ in this tale of passion.

She's doing time: when Mum goes to prison  

As more mothers go to prison in Australia each year, what happens to the families they leave on the outside?

The story of Woonyoomboo  

Take a rare journey with cultural custodian Annie Nayina Milgin across the West Kimberley as she tells the story of the Nyikina people’s creation ancestor and how he sang the country to life

A Little Bit of Sugar  

A little pub in the Western suburbs of Melbourne is an unlikely place to find your family

The Sailors' Walk  

March 1797. Ninety mile beach in Victoria. Five British Sailor's and 12 Indian seamen are shipwrecked. The closest settlement is the penal colony of Port Jackson, over 700 km north. The castaways have no alternative but to walk to Sydney. Earshot continues their journey... where so many have left off. This is one of Australia's greatest survival stories and cross cultural encounters. Historian Mark Mckenna and Naturalist John Blay retrace their steps.

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