8 episodes

A rhino poaching war uncovers a hidden system of dominance in The Invisible Hand. This series follows Georgina Savage as she returns to her birth country of South Africa to document her family's fight against rhino extinction. But as she immerses herself in the lives of those directly affected by this crisis, including the men who poach rhinos, she must confront her country's colonial past and it's implications in a conflict close to home.

The series will be available to binge on July 1st, 2021.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 68 Ratings

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A rhino poaching war uncovers a hidden system of dominance in The Invisible Hand. This series follows Georgina Savage as she returns to her birth country of South Africa to document her family's fight against rhino extinction. But as she immerses herself in the lives of those directly affected by this crisis, including the men who poach rhinos, she must confront her country's colonial past and it's implications in a conflict close to home.

The series will be available to binge on July 1st, 2021.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    CHAPTER I: Where You Stand Depends On Where You Sit

    CHAPTER I: Where You Stand Depends On Where You Sit

    Georgina returns to South Africa where her family is tasked with winning an impossible war against rhino poaching...

    The title of this episode are the words of Nelson Mandela - “Where you stand depends on where you sit.”

    CREDITS:




    Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd

    Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage


    Research and Narration Written by Sophie Seyd

    Original Score and Soundtrack by Esa Williams

    Executive Produced by Anonymous Casefile Host

    Graphic Design by Marko Vuleta-Djukanov

    Production Assistance and Additional Writing by Max Favetti


     

    OTHER:

    Website Design by Paulina Szymanska

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

    Facebook: @invisiblehandpodcast


    Twitter: @TIH_Pod


    Instagram: @invisiblehandpodcast 

    Email: invisiblehandpodcast@gmail.com 

     

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    CHAPTER II: People Are Trapped In History And History Is Trapped In Them

    CHAPTER II: People Are Trapped In History And History Is Trapped In Them

    Living amongst a conservation unit, Georgina gets to know those on the front lines of this conflict, the rangers...

    The title of this episode is from the words of James Baldwin - “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”

    CREDITS:




    Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd

    Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage


    Research and Narration Written by Sophie Seyd

    Original Score and Soundtrack by Esa Williams

    Executive Produced by Anonymous Casefile Host

    Graphic Design by Marko Vuleta-Djukanov

    Production Assistance and Additional Writing by Max Favetti


     

    OTHER:

    Website Design by Paulina Szymanska

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

    Facebook: @invisiblehandpodcast


    Twitter: @TIH_Pod


    Instagram: @invisiblehandpodcast 

    Email: invisiblehandpodcast@gmail.com 

     

     

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    CHAPTER III: The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House

    CHAPTER III: The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House

    We hear from “the wives” - a group of women who find themselves living far from home in support of their husbands' conservation dreams...

    The title of this episode are words first said by the poet Audre Lourde, “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”

    CREDITS:




    Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd

    Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage


    Research and Narration Written by Sophie Seyd

    Original Score and Soundtrack by Esa Williams

    Executive Produced by Anonymous Casefile Host

    Graphic Design by Marko Vuleta-Djukanov

    Production Assistance and Additional Writing by Max Favetti


     

    OTHER:

    Website Design by Paulina Szymanska

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

    Facebook: @invisiblehandpodcast


    Twitter: @TIH_Pod


    Instagram: @invisiblehandpodcast 

    Email: invisiblehandpodcast@gmail.com 

     

    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS:
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    CHAPTER IV: Wilderness is the Preservation of the World

    CHAPTER IV: Wilderness is the Preservation of the World

    We examine the contentious history of conservation, its colonial roots, and the murky concept of “wilderness,” and are confronted by the reality of poaching...

    The title of this episode are the words of Henry David Thearou - “Wilderness is the preservation of the world.”

    CREDITS:




    Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd

    Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage


    Research and Narration Written by Sophie Seyd

    Original Score and Soundtrack by Esa Williams

    Executive Produced by Anonymous Casefile Host

    Graphic Design by Marko Vuleta-Djukanov

    Production Assistance and Additional Writing by Max Favetti


     

    OTHER:

    Website Design by Paulina Szymanska

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

    Facebook: @invisiblehandpodcast


    Twitter: @TIH_Pod


    Instagram: @invisiblehandpodcast 

    Email: invisiblehandpodcast@gmail.com 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    CHAPTER V: All Animals Are Equal But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

    CHAPTER V: All Animals Are Equal But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

    Georgina travels to a private game reserve, where a poaching incident forces staff members to question their assumptions about those branded “poacher”...

    The title of this episode are words from George Orwell’s Animal Farm - “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

    CREDITS:




    Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd

    Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage


    Research and Narration Written by Sophie Seyd

    Original Score and Soundtrack by Esa Williams

    Executive Produced by Anonymous Casefile Host

    Graphic Design by Marko Vuleta-Djukanov

    Production Assistance and Additional Writing by Max Favetti


     

    OTHER:

    Website Design by Paulina Szymanska

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

    Facebook: @invisiblehandpodcast


    Twitter: @TIH_Pod


    Instagram: @invisiblehandpodcast 

    Email: invisiblehandpodcast@gmail.com 

     

    THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS:
    Better Help – Get 10% off your first month of private online counseling

    • 1 hr 12 min
    CHAPTER VI: Reality Cannot Be Deprived Of The Other Echoes That Inhabit The Garden

    CHAPTER VI: Reality Cannot Be Deprived Of The Other Echoes That Inhabit The Garden

    In an attempt to understand “the other” side of this story, Georgina crosses the border to Mozambique, and immerses herself in a rural village known to conservationists as a “poaching hotspot”...

    The title of this chapter comes from Edward Said quoting T.S Eliot - “Reality cannot be deprived of the other echoes that inhabit the garden.”

    CREDITS:




    Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd

    Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage


    Research and Narration Written by Sophie Seyd

    Original Score and Soundtrack by Esa Williams

    Executive Produced by Anonymous Casefile Host
    Additional Producing and Translation by Domingos Bungane


    Graphic Design by Marko Vuleta-Djukanov

    Production Assistance and Additional Writing by Max Favetti


     

    OTHER:

    Website Design by Paulina Szymanska

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

    Facebook: @invisiblehandpodcast


    Twitter: @TIH_Pod


    Instagram: @invisiblehandpodcast 

    Email: invisiblehandpodcast@gmail.com 

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Mombasa Blake ,

Wow

Wildly profound and thought provoking! I quite honest don’t care about the subject matter in this podcast but the moral questions she asks are fantastic and makes you have to reflect. 5/5

works well... ,

Very complex tale

The story dives quite deeply into the context surrounding the animals, the park, the country and the people. Great story telling. Beautiful audio as well.

iamsouthafrican ,

Rhino poaching podcast turns social injustice podcast

Social injustice is an important subject in our time, community and social setting - there is no denying that! However, I went into this Podcast thinking they are going to explore the very serious issues of a rampant Rhino poaching problem. That was the case until the 2nd half of the series which turns into more of a social injustice exploration rather than sticking to the plot. I understand that there are deeper issues to the poaching than what is presented on the surface. A couple of episodes towards the end dig much deeper and wayawrd than just trying to find why these young men are poaching.

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