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Listen to Love Audiobook

Listen to Love

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Publisher's Summary

Pop on your headphones, and hit 'play' - Australia, let's talk about love.

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.

Listen to Love features some of Australia's favourite voices, including comedian Tom Ballard as host, comedian Joel Creasey with an original stand-up routine, writer and philosopher Damon Young with a thought-provoking discussion on the ethics of love and marriage, TV and radio personality Osher Günsberg reading classic love poetry, and Australian author Catherine Cole with a short story providing a timely reminder that how we experience love is how we experience the world. Bringing us up to speed on the issue of marriage equality in Australia is Dr Shirleene Robinson, a historian focusing on the evolving treatment of gay, lesbian and transgender Australians.

We also hear from everyday Australians whose lives are touched by the ongoing conversation about marriage equality. LGBTIQ couples sit down with broadcaster and performer Joel Carnegie to speak candidly about their relationships, and siblings Angie and Brent Greene explore the family dynamic of love as well as the issue of sexual discrimination in sport. These intimate real-life stories of love and commitment demonstrate the barriers faced by those Australians who are not presently able to marry the ones they love.

Listen to Love is free to download and listen to - don't miss your opportunity to hear these powerful Australian stories brought to you by Audible.com.au and The Equality Campaign.

About the Listen to Love series:

  • Episode 1: Second Class Citizen - Joel Carnegie with LBGTIQ couples
  • Episode 2: What Is Love? - with Joel Creasey, featuring the poem 'Glisten' by Quinn Eades from the collection Rallying
  • Episode 3: So What's The Status Quo? - Tom Ballard with Dr Shirleene Robinson, featuring the poem 'To Be One with Each Other' by George Elliot
  • Episode 4: Standing Up for Us - Angie and Brent Greene, featuring the poem 'Sonnet 116' by William Shakespeare
  • Episode 5: The Ethics of Love - Damon Young, featuring 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • Episode 6: Mother Love - by Catherine Cole, narrated by Louise Siverse, featuring the poem 'Love's Philosophy' by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Production of The Space Company for Audible Originals.

©2017 Audible Originals (P)2017 Audible Originals

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    Amy 26/05/2017
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    "great!"

    this was wonderful,thoughtful,touching,and maddening at the same time that LGBTIQ are still waiting. absolutely loved all the stories.

    thank you.

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    "Fernando Estrada - thank you!"

    congratulations for such an insightful and nurturing manner to express what marriage equality means to the LGBTQI community.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 13/06/2017
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    "amazing and needs to be shared."

    absolutely love this. such a great and positive way to promote what should already be available!

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    Amazon Customer 08/06/2017
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    "Love is Love"

    Listened to all six episodes. Made me laugh, cry, and most of all think. An important addition to the discussion on Marriage Equality.

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    Librariasaurus 08/06/2017
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    "Equality in Australia needs to happen now"

    I'm not sure how much this will accomplish in the fight to gain marriage equality in Australia but it was heartbreaking to listen to and enlightening to hear about the struggles homosexual couples go through. I've always been pro-marriage equality, now I am more so.

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    "Brilliant!"

    How are we still waiting for marriage equality? Love is love. Great podcast, beautifully done. Loved it.

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    Simone 31/05/2017
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    "So important!"

    I don't know why this is even a thing still. JUST LEGALISE IT ALREADY!

    Anyway, Listen to Love is a really insightful, interesting, sad and funny collection of stories. Well worth the listen, and puts some of the stupid myths around the 'perils' of gay marriage to bed.

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    ReadforFun 29/05/2017
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    "Great topic"
    Any additional comments?

    Personally i think that each story ended before a "deep dive". Would of loved to hear more about the couple in episode 1.<br/>I'm probably alone on this but honestly i didn't like the poems.

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    "Great topic - but no real content"

    Episode 1 started strong, then it spiralled into random nonsense. Do a series on the elderly couple from episode 1, that would have been brilliant

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    "Comprehensive reasons for marriage equality"

    From personal anecdotes to undebatable logic and evidence, this is the best debate for marriage equality. If you're against marriage equality after this, then there is no hope for us to change you.

    Personally, I wish we didn't have to debate this anymore.

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    "Equality for all"

    Lovely, touching stories... that also make me sad. Equality is a must... and now is the time!

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  • Jess
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    "Sort yourself Australia. "

    Great stories. Sad that we still have to discuss the fact that Australia is so backwards on this matter though. Hurry up Australia!

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  • Miareadsbooks
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    23/05/17
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    "An important conversation"

    An excellent production highlighting the many positive reasons the Australian government should embrace and legislate marriage equality. The conversation is balanced, entertaining at times, informative and engaging. Congratulations to all the contributors.

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