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.
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.
Briggs is a rapper, comedian, actor, writer and fearless social critic. A proud Yorta Yorta man from regional Victoria, he took out the Australian Music Prize this year as half of the hip hop duo A.B. Original for their debut album Reclaim Australia, as well as appearing in the ABC's groundbreaking supernatural drama Cleverman and becoming a regular on satirical news programme The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. Pressure of the Hilltop Hoods described him as “the most self-motivated dude I've ever met”.
S-Town's rich and thoughtful storytelling captured the attention of audiences from around the world. Brian Reed, its host and co-creator, originally set out to find a new story for This American Life. Instead, he spent three years investigating the life and tribulations of small town Alabama resident John B. McLemore. The podcast captured audiences with the twists and turns of life in Bibb County, presenting an audio story akin to great literature.