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Episodes

Christmas on the Line

12/17/2018
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Veterans of Season 2 share their stories of a Christmas in uniform. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Veterans of Season 2 share with the Thistle Productions team their experiences of Christmas in uniform, from deployments overseas and back home in Australia. These stories have not been previously featured on the podcast. Returning guests include Dave Stafford Finney, Don Barnby, Chantelle Taylor, Cassie Collins, Glenn Kolomeitz, David Michael,...

Duration:00:24:43

Reflections - Ep VII - Life on the Sea

12/6/2018
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The veterans of Life on the Sea reflect on their time in uniform. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. 'Reflections' has all nine veterans of Life on the Sea look back at their time in the navy, how it shaped them and what it meant to them.

Duration:00:28:35

Career - Ep VI - Life on the Sea

12/3/2018
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What does one go to on to do after war? Some leave the navy, some continue long careers. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. 'Career' documents the lives in uniform for the veterans of this series after the Vietnam War was over.

Duration:00:56:52

Combat - Ep V - Life on the Sea

11/29/2018
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The Vietnam War continues, with combat stories from the bombardment line and more. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. 'Combat' continues the navy stories of the Vietnam War, until war's end in 1972.

Duration:00:59:30

Collision - Ep IV - Life on the Sea

11/26/2018
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A sailor gives his account of the Melbourne-Evans collision of 1969. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. 'Collision' hears a sailor on HMAS Melbourne during the tragic 1969 Melbourne-Evans collision give his testimony of the day that saw 74 sailors lose their lives. It also features an interview on the subject with...

Duration:00:22:54

Vietnam - Ep III - Life on the Sea

11/21/2018
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Confrontation. Vietnam. The conflict begins for the seven RAN veterans of Life on the Sea. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. 'Vietnam' recounts veterans' experiences in the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation and the first four years of the Vietnam War. Jim Dickson Willie Beattie

Duration:01:40:03

Beginnings - Ep II - Life on the Sea

11/18/2018
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Seven Vietnam navy veterans share stories from their early lives, what drew them to the navy and their training days. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. 'Beginnings' introduces the other 7 veterans of this series - their gripping family military histories, how they found themselves in the navy, their training days...

Duration:01:29:24

Korea - Ep I - Life on the Sea

11/14/2018
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Two navy veterans share their memories of the Korean War. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. 'Korea' recounts two veterans' stories of service in that conflict. You can listen to the story of Doug Symes Snr’s experiences in World War II, and his family’s extensive military history, in the Season 2 bonus...

Duration:00:37:19

Trailer - Life on the Sea

11/11/2018
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The trailer for Life on the Sea, a special Life on the Line miniseries. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. This is the trailer for the upcoming 7-part collection of episodes.

Duration:00:02:30

Replay - Remembrance Day with Dr Brendan Nelson

11/9/2018
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Alex Lloyd speaks with Dr Brendan Nelson, Director at the Australian War Memorial. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. This is a re-release of the 10 November 2017 bonus episode to mark Remembrance Day and to talk about this very special day of reflection and commemoration. Alex Lloyd spoke with the Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial. Dr Nelson has a long and distinguished career in public service. Just to name...

Duration:01:07:58

Korean War MIA with Michael Kelly

10/31/2018
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Alex Lloyd speaks with Michael Kelly about developments in regard to Australian MIA soldiers from the Korean War. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. In Season 2, Angus Hordern spoke to Australian War Memorial historian Michael Kelly about Australia's involvement in the Korean War. In this podcast, Michael caught up with Alex Lloyd to give an update on the developing situation in regards to recovering Australian missing in action from that...

Duration:00:09:51

A Journey of Resilience with Matt Williams

10/24/2018
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Alex Lloyd speaks with Afghanistan veteran Matt Williams, about his battle with cancer. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. This bonus episode is a conversation with Matt Williams, an army veteran who had one deployment to Afghanistan. Matt now has incurable brain cancer. He spoke to Alex Lloyd about his military days, his journey post-army and outlook on life.

Duration:00:59:17

Panel - Life After Service

10/21/2018
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Alex Lloyd hosts a panel on life after service with Sharon Bown, Dave Stafford Finney and Don Barnby. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's panel conversation is on the topic of life after service, and the difficulties the transition can entail. Alex Lloyd moderated a discussion between previous podcast guests Sharon Bown, Dave Stafford Finney and Don Barnby.

Duration:00:47:38

Voodoo Medics with Mark Donaldson VC, Dr Dan Pronk and Kristin Shorten

10/17/2018
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Alex Lloyd speaks with Mark Donaldson VC, Dr Dan Pronk and journalist Kristin Shorten about the VOODOO MEDICS documentary. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. This bonus episode covers the upcoming 8-part documentary VOODOO MEDICS, a short series of webisodes published by The Daily Telegraph Online starting 22 October 2018. Alex Lloyd speaks with the documentary's creator and host, journalist Kristin Shorten, as well as two of its interviewees,...

Duration:00:44:17

Panel - The Vietnam War

10/14/2018
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Angus Hordern hosts a panel on the Vietnam war, with Sandy MacGregor, David Buckwalter, David Leafe and Ron Aitken. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's panel conversation is on the topic of the Vietnam war, both experiences in-country and life after. Angus Hordern moderated a discussion between previous podcast guests Sandy MacGregor, David Buckwalter, David Leafe and Ron Aitken.

Duration:00:51:49

Invictus Games with Adrian Talbot

10/10/2018
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Angus Hordern speaks with veteran Adrian Talbot about the Invictus Games. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. This bonus episode is with Adrian Talbot, a veteran of the British Royal Marine Commandos, twice-gold medallist at the 2014 Invictus Games, and now Ambassador for the upcoming Sydney Invictus Games of 2018.

Duration:00:11:16

Panel - Returning Home

10/7/2018
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Angus Hordern hosts a panel on what it means to be a modern veteran with Garth Callender, Michael Wright and Glenn Kolomeitz. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's panel conversation is on the topic of what it means to be a veteran in the modern era, public perception, support systems and transitioning to the workforce. Angus Hordern moderated a discussion between previous podcast guests Garth Callender, Michael Wright and Glenn Kolomeitz.

Duration:00:43:58

#42 Jack Bell

9/17/2018
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Alex Lloyd interviews World War II veteran and POW Jack Bell. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with a World War II air force veteran, and a survivor of Fascist Italian and Nazi Germany prisoner of war camps. This is the last episode of Season 2.

Duration:01:11:22

Horst Haase - German WWII Veteran

9/13/2018
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Alex Lloyd speaks with German World War II veteran Horst Haase. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Every week we also have a bonus episode, where we speak to historians, authors and others in the veterans community. Today's bonus episode is with a German World War II veteran, Horst Haase. Horst spoke to Alex Lloyd about events he witnessed, the terror he felt and the silence he had to maintain to save his life during the war. Thanks go to Oliver...

Duration:00:22:59

#41 Dr Kerry Summerscales

9/10/2018
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Sharon Mascall-Dare interviews 28-year Australian Defence Force veteran Dr Kerry Summerscales. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with Dr Kerry Summerscales. Kerry shared with Sharon Mascall-Dare stories from her incredible 28-year-career in the Australian Defence Force, including five operational deployments.

Duration:00:55:31