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It’s A Long Story

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

Why did being one of the only Lebanese kids in Tennessee set Jad Abumrad onto the path of audio journalism? 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, Stitchercommunity radio via CRN or Etihad Airways' E-BOX inflight entertainment.

 

Latest episodes

#22 – Briggs

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”.

#21 – Brian Reed

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.
 

#20 - Thordis Elva

Award-winning writer, journalist and public speaker, Thordis Elva was voted Woman of the Year in her native Iceland for her tireless campaigning for gender equality. She believes in ending the silence that still shrouds sexual violence, of which she is a survivor, and sees dialogue as a means of healing. She has long researched the effect of forgiveness in human relationships, an interest which took her across the globe and into the depths of her own heart, resulting in the book South of Forgiveness which she wrote with Tom Stranger.

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