ABC Audio Studios
ABC Audio Studios is the ABC's digital-first audio content production house.  We make compelling and distinctive podcasts for an audience on-the-go. Check out the suite of podcasts we make here.

We’ve recently finished a public pitching round for new podcasts, but submissions for the documentary show Earshot remain open (until May 2018), so scroll down if you'd like to pitch your idea.


Ends on May 1, 2018

Welcome!  This is your first port of call for pitching an idea to Earshot, ABC RN’s features and documentary program.

If you’re interested in contributing, click submit and tell us all about it.

We are looking for:

* stories about modern life, history and creativity.

* new and fresh ideas

* a sense of narrative

* a deep engagement with the people in the program

* creative use of audio to tell the story: compelling writing, location recordings, readings and archives.

We also accept series ideas that naturally stretch across several episodes.

Please fill out the form as best as you can at this point. If we have any additional questions, we will be in touch, and if we don’t feel your idea is right for Earshot, we'll let you know.

We welcome up to three proposals, per producer, per round. If you have any audio or text to include, please upload at the next step. If you have any questions about submitting, contact us at

Ends in 6 days, 19 hours

RN's Shooting the Past is back in 2018 for another fascinating look at Australia’s past through remarkable, intriguing photographs.

And this time around the program wants to include your happy snaps!

Do you have a photograph in your family album which would make the basis for a great episode? 

Perhaps it’s that scorching bush Christmas on the farm or the surprising story behind an eccentric auntie?  Maybe it was the day your town was flooded or that photo of your grandpa working on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric scheme?

Each episode delves into the story of a person or event and starts with a photograph. Pictures are a portal into the past, to explore a wide range of historical experiences — from colonization through to more recent events in Australia, such as immigration. In each episode, there are intimate family stories, as well as analysis and reflection, all driven by historian presenter Dr Clare Wright's curiosity and verve, driven by her passion for the past.

We'd like you to upload your photograph. You’ve got a month to send it in, so get cracking.

Catch up with season one of Shooting the Past on the website, at ABC Listen, or wherever you get your podcasts.