26 episodes

Under Cover is not just a podcast. It's a phone call, a voice message left for those who are lonely, confused or just need someone to talk to them at this time of isolation. It's a warm and friendly midnight radio for the world. It is a good friend who is informative, trustworthy and is there for you - with stories, songs and sounds to make you feel connected. With yourself, with your friends, with your world.

Under Cove‪r‬ RMIT Journalism Students

    • Documentary
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Under Cover is not just a podcast. It's a phone call, a voice message left for those who are lonely, confused or just need someone to talk to them at this time of isolation. It's a warm and friendly midnight radio for the world. It is a good friend who is informative, trustworthy and is there for you - with stories, songs and sounds to make you feel connected. With yourself, with your friends, with your world.

    Interview with Eve Barlow - Bonus

    Interview with Eve Barlow - Bonus

    If you’re into music reviews, interviews with artists, and music journalism, you know Eve Barlow… or at least you know her work. You might also know her as the journalist fighting against the prediction of the end of journalism. In this bonus interview, journalist Eva Marchingo asks Eve about the future of music journalism in the wake of Coronavirus and beyond.

    • 10 min
    Episode 8 - Reality Now

    Episode 8 - Reality Now

    What will the new normal look like after the corona-virus? What does normal look like for us, right now? This episode we’ll be arming you with stories to quell your queries about life might look like after lockdown.

    We’ll talk about how you’re faring - missing friends or fearing a return to your outside life? we’ll cover stories from a few of our closest international neighbours, and we’ll give you an update on the environment as well as the manufacturing industry.

    Presenter: Eva Marchingo
    Producer: Alexandra Middleton
    Assistant Producer: Leyla Arrykova

    • 47 min
    Episode 7 - New Normal

    Episode 7 - New Normal

    This episode, we’re looking at how things have changed from what we’re used to, from the media landscape to volunteering. How has the news industry changed and will those changes be permanent? How productive is too productive and are you too dedicated to “the hustle”? How do athletes and regular people train and exercise under restrictions ? What happens when volunteers can’t work any more? All these questions and more, explored in this episode of Under Cover.

    Producer: Mikayla Van Loon
    Assistant Producer: Isabelle Harris
    Presenter: Katelyn Kalafatis

    • 27 min
    Episode 6 - Change (Full Episode)

    Episode 6 - Change (Full Episode)

    In this episode of the podcast, we explore the topic of ‘change’. How have our lives changed since the pandemic started, and what might the future look like? We look at changes to the economy, rent, essential work, tourism and more.

    Producer: Edward Lim | Assistant Producer: Stephen Ganavas

    • 43 min
    Episode 5 - Bonus Story - Saba's Ramadan in Isolation

    Episode 5 - Bonus Story - Saba's Ramadan in Isolation

    For reporter Saba Hashmi and her family, Ramadan is not only about fasting; it is also a time for giving and undertaking charity work, spending time with family and friends, spiritual reflection and prayers. This year, however, Ramadan is not going to be like previous years. During Ramadan, Mosques are usually a place of congregation for people to break their fast and pray together. With isolation measures due to COVID-19, this cannot happen this year. But this doesn't mean Saba and her family can't still celebrate the holy month. Here's her story of how she spends Ramadan this year in Melbourne, Australia.

    • 6 min
    Episode 5 - Odd Jobs (Full Episode)

    Episode 5 - Odd Jobs (Full Episode)

    This episode, we explore the world of “odd jobs” during the coronavirus pandemic. Many people don’t conform to the banalities of the 9-5, and it’s these sole traders that are getting left behind by Jobseeker and Jobkeeper payments. We speak to those on the margins - drug dealers, refugee advocates, cam girls and funeral celebrants - and the everyday, like dog walkers and babysitters about pandemic life. Some are on the brink, and others are experiencing unexpected success.

    Producer: Josh Martin | Assistant Producer: Katelyn Kalafatis

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Aris.Indra ,

Great work!

Floored by the quality! Well done

Sophiesnoops ,

Outstanding podcast

Outstanding work! Very hard working and dedicated journalists, cant believe they are students!

MelbourneUnder ,

Great collection of stories about life in isolation

Wow - what a great range of stories so far! Have subscribed and will keep listening!

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