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Life on the Line is the podcast that tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories.

Life on the Line Thistle Productions

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Life on the Line is the podcast that tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories.

    Christmas on the Line Vol II

    Christmas on the Line Vol II

    Veterans of Season 3 share their stories of a Christmas in uniform.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Veterans of Season 3 share with the Thistle Productions team their experiences of Christmas in uniform, from deployments overseas and back home in Australia. These stories have not been previously featured on the podcast. Returning guests include Dan Keighran VC, Alastair Bridges, Dr David Stevens, Bob Ray, Geraint Jones, Donna Watts-Endresz, Jodi Farmer, Harry Moffitt, Dr Ajitha Sugnanam, Bob Semple and Aaron Davis. This episode is hosted by Sharon Mascall-Dare.
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    • 19 min
    Panel - Modern Veterans

    Panel - Modern Veterans

    Alex Lloyd hosts a panel on what it means to be a veteran today, with Cassie Collins, Dee Cherry and Aaron Davis.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's panel conversation is on the topic of public perceptions and misconceptions around military service, the role of the media, and what it means to be a veteran in the modern era.
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    • 47 min
    #75 Aaron Davis

    #75 Aaron Davis

    Alex Lloyd interviews Australian Army veteran Aaron Davis.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. The Season 3 finale is a veteran’s story of trauma, growth and resilience, from battlefields overseas to how life in uniform is intertwined with life back home. Aaron Davis was an infantryman in 6RAR. He was deployed to Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. Between his times overseas, he was juggling his ever-growing family and his increasing difficulty to ‘switch off’ and transition from cams to civvies. This is his story, as told to Alex Lloyd.
    Aaron returned to the podcast in the episode released for Remembrance Day 2019, Panel - Modern Veterans.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #74 Dr Paula Dabovich

    #74 Dr Paula Dabovich

    Sharon Mascall-Dare interviews an internationally renowned researcher into veterans' rehabilitation and care, and former soldier, full-time army officer and now reservist, Dr Paula Dabovich.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Dr Paula Dabovich is a former soldier, full-time army officer and now a reservist general service officer in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. She’s dedicated her career to understanding military personnel from a perspective that is deep, insightful and has much to teach us about how we care for our veterans, as she shared in this conversation with Sharon Mascall-Dare.
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    • 36 min
    #73 Ian Richards

    #73 Ian Richards

    Angus Hordern interviews Korean War veteran Ian Richards.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Ian Richards served the Royal Australian Navy for 40 years, including in the Korean War, retiring from the forces as a Rear Admiral and Deputy Chief of the Navy. He shared his story with Angus Hordern.
    To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, and @LOTLpod on Twitter.

    • 29 min
    The Blind Man's Victoria Cross with Tim Rayson

    The Blind Man's Victoria Cross with Tim Rayson

    Alex Lloyd discovers the stories of four Victoria Cross recipients in the British Army, speaking with the Axe Keeper of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, Tim Rayson.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's bonus episode is centred on four British Victoria Cross recipients. All four are also former members of Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. Alex Lloyd spoke with Tim Rayson, the ‘Axe Keeper’, about the incredible stories of Ernest Towse VC, Harry Schofield VC, John Campbell VC and David Jamieson VC.
    The music at the end of the episode is “The Nearest Guard”, especially composed by Major Philip Shannon MBE for the 500th anniversary of the Honourable Corps on 4th June 2009. This recording was performed by the Band of the Irish Guards and supplied by the Axe Keeper.
    Tim Rayson last appeared on the podcast talking about the history of Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.
    To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, and @LOTLpod on Twitter.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

b@ckshot ,

Such a valuable resource

Such a valuable resource for anyone wanting to hear first hand accounts from our servicemen and women.

Appy314 ,

Must Listen

Simply a fascinating story for a genuine down to earth bloke. Excellent interviewing and so well presented.

PhilltheG ,

Great listen

Really enjoy the stories and interviews

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