It's A Long Story
By Sydney Opera House
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It's A Long Story uncovers the formative moments from the childhoods and early careers of some of the world’s leading thinkers and culture creators. The first podcast series made by the Sydney Opera House specifically for the medium, the series also features the co-creator of the Black Lives Matter network Alicia Garza, former child soldier and now refugee lawyer Deng Thiak Adut and author Lionel Shriver. The first season is hosted by Australian broadcast journalist Hamish Macdonald.
||CleanLev Grossman||Lev Grossman is the author of five books, perhaps most notably his series beginning with "The Magicians." Described by almost every critic out there perhaps unfairly as "Harry Potter for adults." Born in June of 1969 he was introduced early to the...||20 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPriyamvada Gopal||Once described as an obscure Cambridge lecturer after a high-level academic spat on live British radio in truth Priyamvada Gopal is anything but. There are few public intellectuals who think and write on the subjects of India and colonialism with as...||5 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlok Jha||Alok Jha is a self-described water obsessive, a scientist and communicator; he's made an art form of unpacking some of the most complex questions of our age. A fascination with water has taken him literally to the ends of the earth. A journey to...||23 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSheila Watt-Cloutier||Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an independent advocate on Inuit human rights. When she was growing up, she wanted to be a nurse and then a doctor, but that didn't pan out very well because she wasn't very good at chemistry, physics, or mathematics....||9 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJesse Bering||From a very early age, Jesse Bering has been asking questions of himself. Growing up amid AIDS hysteria in Reagan's America, Bering knew that he was attracted to other boys but was terrified into a guilty silence. In high school he took up wrestling...||26 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeng Thiak Adut||There are people with interesting life stories, and then there are people whose lives read like a screenplay. From being conscripted as a child solider in Sudan to finding a new home in suburban Australia as a refugee where he taught himself to read...||12 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlicia Garza||Shaken by a court's decision to acquit George Zimmerman over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza wrote, "Black people, I love you. I love us. Our lives matter." From there, the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was born and then a social...||28 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHenry Rollins||Henry Rollins discusses his tumultuous childhood growing up in Washington DC, and how he transitioned from scooping ice cream at Haagen Dazs to fronting punk rock band Black Flag. A turning point came for Henry Rollins about a...||14 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing It's A Long Story||What galvanised African American activist Alicia Garza to co-found #BlackLivesMatter? How did Henry Rollins make the jump from shift manager at Häagen-Dazs to lead singer of US punk rock band Black Flag? How does NSW Australian of the Year Deng Thiak...||14 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
They started with Henry, and it was good. Can't wait to hear what's next. Keep them rolling.
Hamish is a great interviewer, he really shows you a side of his guests you wouldn't normal see.
Informative and entertaining... Well worth a listen!
I thought this show was excellent. Henry Rollings is so engaging - erudite and intense at the same time. He paints such a wonderful picture of his life and times.