The History Listen

by ABC Radio National

The History Listen is ABC Radio National’s audio time capsule.

Taking listeners on a journey through different eras, places, voices, and faces, the program’s immersive episodes are a deep dive into discovery.   

In conversations with historians, musicians, academics, and newsmakers The History Listen navigates the inherent connections between human life, experiences and actions.

Presented by Kirsti Melville, one feature per week is interwoven with captivating field recordings, news grabs and emotive sound design listeners discover history through sound.