By Sam Loy
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Human/Ordinary brings you stories about our culture, our relationships, and the extraordinary feat of being alive. In 2019, four producers will bring you sixteen stories about the ordinary and amazing.
||ExplicitEpisode 19 - Richard Cranium||When I was young, we thought we were clever insulting others by calling them Richard Cranium. This is his story. Olivia Rosenman does a couple of podcasts, The Expressionists is all about words and phrases, and The History Lab Pod is an investigative h.||24 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - The Sport of Kings||Fulfilling a childhood dream, I go behind the scenes at Melbourne City Wrestling. Original music by Kent Sutherland. Thanks to Sean Carney, Rhi Bell, Michael Jozis, James Mitchell, Criss Fresh, Dowie James, Kristen Mitchell, Indi Hartwell, Loverboy Loc.||10 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - In The Neighbourhood||This is a story about my neighbourhood, but I hope it’s about yours too. Inspired by this song from Tom Waits, and this piece from Scott Carrier. Original music by Kent Sutherland. Thanks to Planet Broadcasting, and Allison Chan for production...||2 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Renee||This is a story about loss, fear, uncertainty, and optimism, and how Renee Gardiner rediscovered herself. Music by Kent Sutherland. Special thanks to Shaun Jeffrey (Dead Glass Design/Carousel Sniper Victim). Thanks also to Planet Broadcasting...||28 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 - Milo and The Elephants||I went along to see Milo Yiannopolous speak, and to try and understand a little more about those who support him, and those who stand opposed. Original music by Kent Sutherland. Special thanks to Leila Brook for quality control, Planet Broadcasting, an.||16 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 - Going Around Again||To introduce Season 3 of the show, I made this little story about something special that happened to us two months ago. Music by Kent Sutherland. Special thanks to Leila Brook for being game. For more on the show... Website: humanordinary.com...||26 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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 ...||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-profi...||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||For this story, I spent two banner-making nights with the Essendon Bombers cheer squad, and hung out with them at the final game of the year. I was really interested in exploring how their support has fared in the wake of the drug scandal and a season .||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 R.||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...||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 t...||7 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful, intelligent, interesting, great sound. Well worth a listen!
Great Melbourne podcast
I love listening to this unpredictable Melbourne-based podcast!
Finally some Great storytelling that's not from the US