The Yarn

A weekly podcast covering some of the best reporting by The Citizen’s journalists

Host: Fia Walsh

Producer: Jordyn Beazley

Episodes

  • The Yarn: Afghan staff in peril, aid agencies wrestle security versus mission

    20mins 30secs

    Fia Walsh talks to reporter Jordyn Beazley about her story on the confronting choice facing aid agencies in Afghanistan now the Taliban has taken power. While publicly the agencies pledge to ‘stay and deliver’ crucial programs in Afghanistan, internally they are torn as expats depart and their local colleagues face a dangerous future.

    Read Jordyn’s story ‘Afghan staff in peril, aid agencies wrestle security versus mission’ here.

  • The Yarn: ‘Privatised profit over people’, NDIS contract stirs questions

    19min 17sec

    Fia Walsh talks to reporter Vanessa Di Natale about her story on the questions that remain over the contracts awarded under the Federal Government’s controversial and now scrapped plan to overhaul assessments for disability services.

    Read Vanessa’s story ‘Privatised profit over people’, NDIS contract stirs questions here

  • Ep 2: How a cult leader charmed a following

    14min 39sec

    Fia Walsh talks to reporter Julie Fenwick about her audio story on her uncle who started a cult in the Solomon Islands amidst the political turmoil and civil unrest of the early 2000s.

  • Ep 1: Victoria set to trial sobering-up centres in long-awaited reform

    19m 23sec

    Fia Walsh talks to reporter Ashleigh Barraclough about her recent story on the decades-long fight to have public drunkenness recognised as a health issue rather than a police matter.