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Long Story Short

ABC (Australia)

Long Story Short shrinks the documentary format down to the everyday, showcasing remarkable real-life Australian stories and the best first person storytelling. Laugh and cry with the people you’ll meet as we search for the remarkable. Presented by Mike Williams and Jesse Cox.

Long Story Short shrinks the documentary format down to the everyday, showcasing remarkable real-life Australian stories and the best first person storytelling. Laugh and cry with the people you’ll meet as we search for the remarkable. Presented by Mike Williams and Jesse Cox.
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Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

Long Story Short shrinks the documentary format down to the everyday, showcasing remarkable real-life Australian stories and the best first person storytelling. Laugh and cry with the people you’ll meet as we search for the remarkable. Presented by Mike Williams and Jesse Cox.

Language:

English


Episodes

Birds

1/26/2014
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Our shady relationship with birds – from magpie swoops to an emu war. Meet a bird watcher, bird recordist and a woman with an extreme fear of the feathered kind. Also, the story of the great emu war of 1932. After a problem flock of emus got out of control the Australian army went in. Surprisingly, it was more evenly matched than you'd think.

Duration: 00:27:59


Crash

1/19/2014
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In a split second a crash can change your life dramatically. Stories after the impact: from being first on the scene to coping with the loss of a loved one decades later.

Duration: 00:27:59


Hunted in the top end

1/5/2014
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Find out what happens to legally owned pet crocs when they grow up and also, forget guns - bow hunting is back.

Duration: 00:27:59


The Show

12/29/2013
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Why we want to run away to be part of the show and how to escape from it once we're there. Take a ride on the Gravatron, lose some money at the sideshow alley and eat a Dagwood dog. Short stories about life with the travelling show. Listen and claim your aural showbag.

Duration: 00:28:00


Against the Grain

12/22/2013
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Stories about people and communities who question the system. Meet the 'chief dreamer' behind a robotic Ned Kelly museum. One woman battles to clear the name of her deceased cousin and a Melbourne Sudanese soccer team claw back from the brink.

Duration: 00:28:29


Idol encounters

5/19/2013
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When Lithuanian born Tomas Venstukonis told his friends he was moving to Australia they laughed in his face. His dream was to become an actor andnot long after arriving he found himself fulfilling it. And what would you do if you came face to face with your very first rock 'n roll crush decades later?

Duration: 00:27:57


Birds

5/12/2013
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Our shady relationship with birds – from magpie swoops to an emu war. Meet a bird watcher, bird recordist and a woman with an extreme fear of the feathered kind. Also, the story of the great emu war of 1932. After a problem flock of emus got out of control the Australian army went in. Surprisingly, it was more evenly matched than you'd think.

Duration: 00:27:59


Mum's the word

5/5/2013
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In the lead-up to Mother's Day we're celebrating mums the best way we know how—with stories.

Duration: 00:28:59


Hard of hearing

4/28/2013
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Overcoming challenges through sheer determination. Sounds and stories that aren't what they first seem.

Duration: 00:28:41


Comfort zone

4/21/2013
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Get out of your comfort zone with stories that may change your point of view

Duration: 00:28:13


Hunted in the top end

4/14/2013
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Find out what happens to legally owned pet crocs when they grow up and also, forget guns - bow hunting is back.

Duration: 00:27:59


Extreme Besties

4/7/2013
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Travel back to the 1990's with two stories about intense teenage friendships.

Duration: 00:27:55


Habitat

3/31/2013
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Stories about home in all its forms.

Duration: 00:27:55


The Show

3/24/2013
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Why we want to run away to be part of the show and how to escape from it once we're there. Take a ride on the Gravatron, lose some money at the sideshow alley and eat a Dagwood dog. Short stories about life with the travelling show. Listen and claim your aural showbag.

Duration: 00:27:55


Holy hobbies

3/10/2013
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What does a priest, an Imam, Minister and a whole lot of Rabbis have in common? When they are not in the pulpit they are blowing stuff up, searching for supernovae and performing stand up comedy.

Duration: 00:28:29


Against the Grain

3/3/2013
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Stories about people and communities who question the system. Meet the 'chief dreamer' behind a robotic Ned Kelly museum. One woman battles to clear the name of her deceased cousin and a Melbourne Sudanese soccer team claw back from the brink.

Duration: 00:27:59