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It’s A Long Story

A podcast about the moments that made the people who shape our culture

How did the sound of a toilet flushing almost ruin the pilot episode of Serial? What led the star of Thelma and Louise to found the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media? Find the answer to these questions and more on It's A Long Story, the Sydney Opera House podcast exploring the stories behind the big ideas of some of our most influential and acclaimed guests.

Listen to It's A Long Story on iTunes, Stitcher, community radio via CRN or Etihad Airways' E-BOX inflight entertainment.

Latest episodes

#25 – Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (Camp Cope)

Tuesday 14 November 2017

A kitchen in Melbourne's Footscray provided the humble origins for Camp Cope's Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich, Georgia Maq and Sarah Thompson. Since joining forces in 2015, the trio haven't wasted a second of their time in the spotlight, using their newfound influence to launch the #ItTakesOne campaign. Aimed at stopping harassment of women at live music gigs, Hellmrich has said of the project: “We have a platform now where people listen to us so we want to give back to other people who don’t have a stage to speak on.”

#24 – Izzi Manfredi (The Preatures)

Monday 30 October 2017

Since she was a kid there never any doubt in Izzi Manfredi's mind that she wanted to make music, a dream that was finally realised when she met Jack Moffitt and Thomas Champion at uni. And together they formed The Preatures. Influenced by The Beatles, Divinyls and The Pretenders, the band achieved international success with their 2013 track ‘Is This How You Feel.’ The band just released Girlhood, a distinctly personal album that draws on stories from Izzi's own childhood and adolescence.

#23 – Nai Palm

Monday 16 October 2017

The Hiatus Kaiyote frontwoman has recently been flying solo, with her debut album Needle Paw soon to be released. In spite of a turbulent childhood, she took solace in nature, in animals and in music, growing into the independent spirit and curious soul that has enchanted such artists as Erykah Badu, Animal Collective, Questlove and the late, great Prince.

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