I am a producer with the investigative history podcast, History Lab. The podcast was created by the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney.
History Lab won a silver prize in the 2019 New York Festivals Radio Awards and was shortlisted in the 2020 NSW State Library Premier’s History Awards.
I have produced two episodes of the show, Lindy Chamberlain and the afterlife of evidence and Invisible Hands.
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.
Invisible Hands looks at the dying craft of Engineering Patternmaking. Patternmaking is the first step in most mass-production lines. So why are they soon to be a thing of the past?
Reading the Signs – History Lab
The signature is one of the most fundamental tools used by the law to authenticate or identify a person. But strangely, the law struggles to define what exactly a signature is. I wrote and produced this episode of History Lab that looks at how Australia’s legal system has been inconsistent in how it has interpreted signatures of Indigenous people.
In Case I Die in This Mess – History Lab
Death, money and family are the key elements in any last will and testament. But they make for a killer cocktail that unleashes a special force not present in any other part of the law.
I wrote and produced this episode of History Lab that looks at how the law determines your last wishes through some truly unusual cases.
History Lab – Invisible Hands
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?
History Lab – Lindy Chamberlain and the afterlife of evidence
What happens to evidence after a criminal trial? Lindy Chamberlain’s legal saga is one of the worst miscarriages of justice in Australian history. This episode retells her story through the criminal evidence that sent her to jail. It is the first episode of season 1 of the podcast series History Lab.