LIFE ON THE LINE
WHAT IS LIFE ON THE LINE?
LIFE ON THE LINE is the podcast that tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. From World War II to Afghanistan and Iraq, these are the stories of Australian men and women, each of whom put their life on the line for their country. Listen to some of our most popular episodes here.
HOW DO I LISTEN?
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE PODCAST
LIFE ON THE LINE is the brainchild and third veterans project of Thistle Productions. After producing the documentary FOR SCHOOL AND COUNTRY and collaborating with bestselling author Michael Veitch on BARNEY GREATREX, the team wanted to continue recording the stories of Australia's servicemen and servicewomen. Thistle Productions co-founder Alex Lloyd came up with the idea of a podcast, documenting each veteran's story in a one-on-one conversation to share with a national and international audience for free in an engaging, accessible and modern format. Read more on the team behind the podcast here.
The vision of LIFE ON THE LINE is to capture the raw human stories behind the broader brushstrokes of history, and to explore service; why people serve, and how a life of service changes them. From acts of valour to the trauma of conflict, this podcast seeks to discover the human side of war, the truth of battle scars and what it's like to really put one's life on the line.
THE STORIES TOLD SO FAR
Season 1 of the show began in September 2017. It released sixteen veteran conversations, and as many bonus episodes, with Alex Lloyd, Angus Hordern and Thomas Kaye.
The show returned with Season 2 in March 2018. Sharon Mascall-Dare joined the Thistle Productions team, recording veteran conversations from Adelaide. This season is still airing, and will run until September. Episodes include conversations with veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, various peacekeeping missions, Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan; members of the army, navy, air force and special forces, including a Victoria Cross recipient.
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