By Sam Loy
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Human/Ordinary brings you stories about our culture, our relationships, and the extraordinary feat of being alive. ("...the writing is spectacular..." - Ira Glass, This American Life)
||CleanEpisode 13 - Headstone: Jabiru||For the final episode in the Headstone series, I was curious to understand what people think about when they know they're going to die. Doctor and filmmaker, Tim Duncan, shares his story. You can check out Tim's film work here. Music by Kent...||21 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Headstone: All Things Bright and Beautiful||Our understanding of death is not just informed by the people around us. Animals also play a role in our experiences of mortality. For this episode, I put together three stories exploring this theme. Music by Kent Sutherland.||15 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Headstone: The King||Most of the graves in any cemetery are the final resting places for the persons remembered there. But for one headstone in Melbourne that isn't the case. For the person is buried 1000s of kilometres away, at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee. This is the...||12 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Headstone: Breath and Bone||When Jessie Williams was 30 years old, she lost her first child at birth. The grief she experienced after was painful, enlightening, and ultimately re-formative. This is her story. Jessie is the CEO of the Groundswell Project, a not-for-profit...||8 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09 - Headstone: That Insidious Thing||This is the story of Mary and Brian Hill, as told by Mary. Original music by Kent Sutherland. Thanks to Mary Hill for her sharing, and to the memory of Brian Hill. For more information on the story or the podcast, visit www.humanordinary.com||3 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08 - Headstone: The Chinese Mystery||In the first episode of the Headstone Series, I stumble onto a mysterious memorial in the Melbourne General Cemetery, and try to get to the bottom of its meaning and origin. Original music by Kent Sutherland||29 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07 - Headstone: Intro||An introduction to the second season of Human/Ordinary. Kicks off in May.||24 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06 - An Extraordinary Thing (Part Three): The Naturopath and The Activist||The third and final part of my series exploring issues around meat-eating. I get knowledge from Jad Patrick, a naturopath, and Dr. Tamasin Ramsay, an environmental anthropologist and activist, about the health and environmental impacts of chowing down...||15 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05 - The Flight of the Family||While on our first flight with our baby daughter, I contemplate my totally rational fear of flying. Should be emotional. Music by Kent Sutherland. Pictures to accompany story here.||7 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04 - Pride, Passion and Glory||Hanging out with the Essendon Bombers cheer squad||2 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03 - An Extraordinary Thing (Part Two): At Least We Don't Slaughter Dolphins||In the first part of this series, I watched a cow being slaughtered and butchered. In this second part, I talk to four friends to find out what their views are and why they make the eating choices they do. Featuring Rosie Joyce, Matt Whitmore, Nicole...||3 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02 - Whose Flags?||In a follow-up of sorts to Episode 00, I visit another protest to get a better understanding of the motivations of the right-wingers. In the end, I also get a better understanding of myself. For pictures to accompany this story, click here.||21 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01 - An Extraordinary Thing (Part One): Killing Dotcom||I'm a bit interested in questioning why I do what I do. That's a big question, so a smaller one, is why I eat what I eat. I eat beef, so in the first part of this short series, I go watch a cow being slaughtered. Check out a couple of graphic pictures...||9 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 00 - Big Trouble in Little Coburg||In the Melbourne suburb of Coburg in late May of 2016, hundreds of angry people with opposing political views came together. No one was really there for a calm and civil discussion. I talk to people from both sides to find out what motivated them...||7 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Well produced and balanced approach to the issue. Looking forward to more.
A natural. Great content.
Great first Ep - you're a natural, sir. Great content with a genuine perspective.
Intelligent, well balanced Podcast
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this podcast in its infancy. The views presented are balanced and fair and the stories pay testament to the saying, "everyone is interesting to someone else." Human Ordinary is human extraordinary.