Volume without Sparks, part one04/16/15
ABC engineer and producer Timothy Nicastri explores amplification sans electricity, throughout history.
Stories of buying, selling, seeking and meditating next to...
The story behind an old radio for sale, and one man attempts to meditate next to greatness.
An epic Australian road trip, and the burden of story
Tom Ballard recalls a family road trip through the lens of his childhood diary, and Samuel Katz realizes that the story of his leaving his religious upbringing, while helping him move on, has become a burden he can't shake.
Podcast Extra! Frozen Garbage Season Finale: Episode #33 -...
For the past year our resident philosophers Natalie Kestecher and Sophie Townsend have been sharing deep thoughts on shallow subjects, also known as Frozen Garbage. They have covered such topics as dreams, voice coaching, garbage, onions as flu...
Podcast extra! Addendum: Stories Behind the Classifieds -...
Every day, thousands of classified ads are placed online around Australia, flogging everything from tea towels to toilets, rock collections to rock and roll memorabilia. Journalist Fiona Harari has gone in search of the stories behind some of these...
Recognition across static and memory
A sheep farmer finds the transition from analogue to digital technologies challenging, and one man talks about his struggles with face blindness.
Johnny O: the pirate’s story
Johnny O: the pirate’s story.
The history of the single girl
Writer Noëlle Janaczewska wanted to understand the tragic death of her cousin, who died alone in a London bedsit in the early 1970s. Official documents and hazy family memories offered only a partial account, so she expanded her search to explore the...
Names, behind the counter at a sex shop, and the humble...
What's in a name, what's in a seedy summer job, and what's in an onion?
The fine arts of love letter writing and dancing, in a...
An attempt to teach love letter-writing goes unrequited, and one man cuts the rug in a Czech forest inhabited by wild pigs.
Memory, relationships, communication, and time, all...
An uncle suffers a serious accident that changes his life and relationships irrevocably, and a father's signature story teaches a valuable life lesson.
Cool Hunter, London
What does it take to be a trend-spotting, cool hunting fashionista in London? Alana Valentine goes to world-famous art school Central St Martin’s to find out.
Summer Yak: Mia Lindgren
Producer/Professor Mia Lindgren discusses major influences on emerging Australian producers in our final Summer Yak.
Summer Yak: Alan Hall
Next up in our Summer Yak series: These are a few of producer Alan Hall's favourite (radio) things.
Summer Yak: Julie Shapiro
Our summer of Radio Yaks continues: Julie Shapiro, executive producer of RN's Creative Audio Unit, shares a few of her favourite 'radio moments'.
Summer Yak: Robyn Ravlich
Continuing with our Summer Yak series: During an ABC radio career of more than 35 years, Robyn Ravlich produced a range of innovative and specialist programs, working with many composers, actors, and musicians to create unique radio works.
Summer Yak: Tim Hinman
It's a summer of Radio Yaks and first up - Third Ear's Tim Hinman shares some favourite sounds and stories.
A shortage of Santas + the dislike club
One man takes us behind the scenes (and costume) of his stressful Santa job; another declares war on social media.
Rethinking poop... and the saga of an ill-fated European...
Learn a thing or two about poop from the zoo, and hang on for a roller coaster story of drugs, money, and a doomed fairground from East Berlin.
Death, language, northerly wanderings and experimental...
Radiotonic spins around the world today - from the Arctic to the Dublin Zoo, learning Polish and crashing an experimental French literary group along the way.
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