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Marriage equality is a subject that's captured the hearts and minds of Australians for years, and the topic of love is one for the ages. What is it to love and be loved? What does it mean to have our relationships recognised by the communities we are a part of? These questions and more are explored in Listen to Love, a six-part original audio series from Audible.com.au in partnership with The Equality Campaign.
Peter de Waal and Peter Bonsall-Boone
Episode 1: Second Class Citizens
Narrated by: Joel Carnegie, Amanda Keeling, Amy Keeling, Cathy Eccles, Peter de Waal and Peter Bonsall-Boone
LBGTIQ couples speak with broadcaster and performer Joel Carnegie about their relationships, and what marriage equality means for them and their families. Hear stories of love and commitment, heartbreak and pain as we explore the significance of marriage equality across Australia.
Joel Creasey
Episode 2: What Is Love?
Narrated by Joel Creasey, Osher Günsberg
Funnyman Joel Creasey presents 'What Is Love?' – an exclusive audio-first standup routine for the Listen to Love series. Plus Osher Günsberg reads poetry! What's not to love about that?

This episode features the poem Glisten by Quinn Eades from the collection Rallying.
Dr Shirleene Robinson
Episode 3: So, What's the Status Quo?
Narrated by Tom Ballard, Dr Shirleene Robinson, Osher Günsberg
Join comedian and Listen to Love host Tom Ballard for a serious chat about all angles of the marriage equality debate with Dr Shirleene Robinson – a historian focusing on the evolving treatment of gay, lesbian and transgender Australians. Plus the 'love god' Osher Günsberg pulls out some classic love poems to share. Brace yourself.

This episode features the poem 'To Be One With Each Other' by George Elliot.
Angie Greene and Brent Greene
Episode 4: Standing Up For Us
Narrated by Angie Greene, Brent Greene, Osher Günsberg
Angie Greene grew up surrounded by exceptional sportsmen. Her brother Brent Greene was one of them. But he was gay, and struggled as a teenager to accept his sexuality in sport. After confiding in his sister, and later his parents, Angie went on to establish Stand Up Events, an organisation challenging sexual and gender discrimination in Australian sport. This is a touching story about the family dynamics of equal love and how one woman is determined to stand up for all of us. Osher Günsberg also takes to ye olde world-y prose in our poetry session.

This episode features the poem 'Sonnet 116' by William Shakespeare.
Damon Young
Episode 5: The Ethics of Love
Narrated by Damon Young, Osher Günsberg
This episode will delve into the ethics around love, the foundations of marriage, and whether it is ethical to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples. Join philosopher and writer Damon Young for a thought-provoking and captivating romp through the history and ethics of love. Oh and we get Osher Günsberg's breaking out a wedding classic in Classic Love Poems: Revisited.

This episode features '1 Corinthians 13:4-8'.
Osher Günsberg
Episode 6: Mother Love
Narrated by Louise Siversen, Osher Günsberg
We humans tend to be pretty social creatures – with romantic partners to blood relatives all part of the tribe. And the stuff that keeps us all together is love. In this episode, Australian writer Catherine Cole gives us 'Mother Love'. Read by Louise Siversen, this is a simple but touching story of a friendship put to the test, a parental connection and a crush. Plus the love god is back with poetry!

This episode features the poem 'Love's Philosophy' by Percy Bysshe Shelley.