Is there a place you’ve always wanted to go? Something that would be more than a holiday – a journey that you didn’t take to relax, but really to learn something from the way your feet hit the ground, to feel some sort of change at the end?
Modern life is full of weird, secular pilgrimages and today’s episode of full of those stories.
A few years ago, Alex Penman completed the infamous 100m Oxfam Trailwalker challenge. He says it’s the most painful thing he’s ever done, and for some reason he’s training to do it again. Come along as he does it all again with a small team, and a recorder.
Produced by Alex Penman with Supervising Producer Bec Fary
Camino Del Santiago
The Camino de Santiago has traditionally been a catholic pilgrimage that intersects with pilgrimage paths all over Europe, until it ends in the Spanish city of Santiago. Starting from the French Pyrenees, Alice Chipkin walked nearly nine hundred kilometres over forty three days on an unplanned pilgrimage through Spain.
Produced by Emma Jensen
Music: Johnny’s Odyssey by Mac DeMarco
Fires, floods, melting ice and strange weather patterns. The effects of climate change can already be seen in a lot of ways, from the way someone farms, to the way a house is built, to the place someone parks their car to drink a coffee and look out over the ocean. In this episode, we bring you stories of adaptation, the small and the large.
The Great American Adaptation Road Trip
When Kirsten Howard and Allie Goldstein finished studying at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, they set off on a three month road trip in Kirsten’s Mum’s minivan. Driving clockwise around North America, they documented the ways different communities are adapting to changes in their climate.
Stories from Kirsten and Allie’s road trip can be found on their website.
Produced by Jess O’Callaghan
Music Credits: ‘Lola’ by Podington Bear, ‘Another Travelling Song’ by Bright Eyes
Even today, signs of the big 1974 flood still stand around the town of Lismore, in regional New South Wales. They serve as a reminder of the threat of the river. Wally, a Lismore resident, talks about the way the community lives when floods are often imminent.
Produced by Emma Jensen
Not a Dystopian Future
Floods and fire have been part of the landscape of Australia for a long time, but with climate change making things more extreme, what will the way we live look like? When will the way we live shift from being green to surviving in this new world? Michael Brydon tried to find out.
Produced by Michael Brydon
Music Credits: ‘Ritual Road Map’ by Calexico, ‘Sapphire’ by Bonobo, ‘Woodenmen’ by Plutonic Lab, ‘Fruitcup’ by Bell Gardens
Melbourne Features Executive Producer: Tess Lawley
Production Manager: Carly-Ann Keneally
Executive Producers: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez
Feature’s Executive Producer: Merran Winchester
Image Credit: JCSullivan