New podcast, The Folded Lie, launches today | radioinfo

New podcast, The Folded Lie, launches today

Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Reflects on a killing during Australia's Great Strike of 1917. 

The series is a collaboration between Frances Morgan, Miles Martignoni (Guardian Australia / Heaps Good Media) and Ellen Leabeater (2SER 107.3). 

The Folded Lie reflects on a killing that happened during one of Australia's largest industrial conflicts—the Great Strike of 1917. At the height of the conflict, Reginald Wearne, a strikebreaker and brother of a National Party politician, killed striker Mervyn Flanagan.

Through interviews with descendants on both sides, and drawing on 10 years of research, The Folded Lie seeks to uncover the truth of what happened 100 years ago.

It explores the legal proceedings that followed, where Reginald Wearne was cleared of all charges while Mervyn Flanagan's brother and friend were sentenced to three months in jail. 

Podcaster Frances Morgan said: 'With the proliferation of fake news, this story is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. 

'It serves as a reminder of what happens when we don't challenge the status quo and stand up for those who are disempowered.'

The Folded Lie is now available on Apple PodcastsWhooshkaa and all other podcasting apps. You can listen online at Episodes will be released over the summer.

The Folded Lie is made with the support of 2SER 107.3 and the City of Sydney. Research was supported by UTS and made possible by an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship.
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