From Afar

by Lori Uden

From Afar, a podcast about long distance love, from tropical Australia to icy Antarctica.

 

“How do we tackle the challenges that creep into our lives when we’re away from the person or people we love the most?

 

How do we deal with isolation, loneliness, anxiety, unexpected danger and longing?  And what happens when things go wrong”

 

These are the questions that host, Lori Uden, asks herself when her husband Shaun gets a driving boats job in Antarctica, leaving her and their two kids Matilda 10 and Saxon 9, home in Darwin.

 

“As we prepare for Shaun to depart, I realise I need to look beyond myself for the answers. So, I pack an audio recorder in with Shaun’s beanies and thermals, buy myself a fancy new mic, and we press record as we ask the ‘experts’ around us - our friends, neighbours and ship mates - how they do it.”

 

Told through a mix of memoirs, audio diaries, interviews and soundscapes, From Afar submerges the listener in a story of love, adventure, fear and resilience spanning from Australia’s steamy tropical north to the freezing, dangerous waters of Antarctica. 


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