We are surrounded by mass-produced things, but every production line start with a single object. This episode shines a light on the patternmakers, whose invisible hands are the original creators of much of our stuff. They see a world no-one else can see. So why are they disappearing? And what will we lose when they are gone?
Lindy Chamberlain and the afterlife of evidence explores what happens to evidence after a criminal trial through the story of one of the worst miscarriages of justice in Australian history. It is the first episode of season 1 of the podcast series History Lab.
As part of a Monocle 24 series that explores food districts around the world, I toured Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang District with Kingson Kok from Young Master Brewery. Until recently, Wong Chuk Hang was a gritty, industrial area. Now, it’s a thriving and hip district with galleries and studios sitting side-by-side with ongoing heavy industry.
As part of a Monocle 24 series that explores food districts around the world, I toured Smith St with food writer and podcaster Emily Naismith. Smith Street runs north from central Melbourne through Fitzroy, the city’s first suburb, and now one of its most progressive. It’s populated by a lively mix of cheap eateries, trendy cafes and hip bars.
How do you get to know a stranger? Your voice is as unique to you as your thumbprint, so why not start there? Through an exchange of audio postcards, I got to know a woman who lives 4,000 kms away and learned we have plenty in common.
The Waterloo Towers public housing estate was opened by the Queen in 1977 and is home to more than 2,500 people. At the end of 2015, the residents received a letter telling them their buildings were going to be redeveloped. This is their story.