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Fishing for answers

July 24 · 37 MIN

Sydney’s iconic Opera House plays host to musicians and dancers, actors and singers. But beneath the notes of their voices, another song echoes across the city’s waters.

Indigenous Eora fisherwomen passed down their knowledge through their songs while paddling their canoes, a cooking fire at one end and their kids on their shoulders.

Anna Clark and Tamson go looking for the fisherwomen’s world, and discover that, if you listen closely, the past of Sydney Harbour still sings.


Bonus episode | The making of History Lab |

July 10 · 31 MIN

What does it take to make History Lab?


This bonus interlude episode lifts the curtain on all that goes into making history for your ears!


Executive Producer Emma Lancaster steps out from behind the headphones and asks you to listen hard as she and host Tamson Pietsch discover that in the gap between historians and journalists, great things can happen.


The History Lab final episode for Season One ‘Fishing for Answers’ will be available 25 July 2018.


To find out more about the History Lab pitching process head to



When the Titanic sank in the desert

June 27 · 37 MIN

In the middle of a mining town in outback Australia, over 400 kilometres from the closest ocean, stands a monument dedicated to the memory of the Titanic.

On the surface the story of Broken Hill’s Titanic Memorial can be seen as a simple tale of memory and humanity, one community expressing their sympathy for another.

But on closer inspection, the politics of memory starts to unravel and raises questions about the power of remembering and why we do it in the first place.