The Podcast

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.

Join us every Tuesday for a conversation with a veteran, as we sit down and hear their incredible stories. On Fridays we also have bonus episodes, featuring chats with authors, historians and more from the veterans community.

Subscribe to LIFE ON THE LINE for Australian stories as you’ve never heard them before. You can listen to us on Apple PodcastsStitcher and the official LIFE ON THE LINE website.

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 first episodes of LIFE ON THE LINE were published on Tuesday 5 September 2017. LISTEN HERE, or SUBSCRIBE through Apple Podcasts to listen on your iPhone or iPad, or on Stitcher for both Android and Apple devices.

From the schoolyard to the battlefield, a dozen student soldiers put down their books, and went to war…

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