How Do You Sleep At Night?
Among a rising tide of podcasts that aim to make productive contact across cultural divides (see also: Conversations with People Who Hate Me, Us & Them), the ABC's How Do You Sleep At Night? is a new stand-out. Host Sarah McVeigh approaches people who might kindly be described as "misunderstood": a pair of enthusiastic young game hunters; an unrepentant pokie magnate (our friends outside the Antipodes will call them fruit or slot machines); strident abortion protesters. In each case, McVeigh walks a tricky line between empathetic confidant and confrontational challenger, and succeeds in producing insights that perhaps ought not to surprise us - namely, that even people we imagine we will hate are human beings who don't want to be hated. Hear all six, including this one, in the ABC Listen app, or get the first three in your iTunes feed now.
Released: 11th September 2017