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Eliza Harvey is the host of Long Distance Call along with her Mum, Geraldine Doogue.

Episodes Eliza Harvey appeared on:

On Edge

Nov 5, 201926 minutes


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How long can the protest movement hold on in Lebanon?

The short answer is no-one knows.

The appetite for political change remains strong. But Eliza also detects a lethargy amongst ordinary Beirutis whose lives have been thrown into chaos.

Small businesses are starting to haemorrhage money and people are worried about losing their jobs.

At the same time, nornality is returning. Some schools are opening and most of the city's roads are accesible.

Also this week, Geraldine speaks about Royal Commission fatigue.

And both women celebrate the "Buy From the Bush" online initiative connecting rural retailers with city buyers. This terrific project was founded by Eliza's school friend Grace Brennan who lives with her family on a property in western New South Wales.

GraceforPM

Join the conversation at the facebook page Long Distance Callers or email us at ldcpodcast1@gmail.com

Jacarandas in full bloom in Kirribilli https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/instagram-inspired-tourists-swarm-sydney-street-for-selfies-with-jacarandas-20181113-p50fuj.html

Barak Obama takes on "woke" call-out culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaHLd8de6nM

Buy From The Bush - founded by Grace Brennan https://www.instagram.com/buyfromthebush/?hl=en

Fleishman's in Trouble https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/573460/fleishman-is-in-trouble-by-taffy-brodesser-akner/

Back from Dubai

Nov 3, 201919 minutes


Eliza speaks to Sarah MacDonald on ABC Nightlife about the latest from Beirut

October Revolution

Oct 25, 201912 minutes


Eliza speaks to protesters in Beirut

What's Next for Lebanon?

Oct 22, 201939 minutes


Will the protest movement lead to regime change?

Lebanon Protests

Oct 20, 20199 minutes


Crisis in Syria

Oct 15, 201934 minutes


Mayhem reigns in Syria as President Trump allows Turkey to invade & attack the Kurds

Slow the Frantic Pace

Oct 7, 201932 minutes


Reading fiction can help us jump off the hamster wheel

Johnson & Trump on the ropes

Sep 27, 201920 minutes


BOOKCLUB: Live a Little by Howard Jacobson

Sep 17, 201924 minutes


Join us for the first episode of Long Distance Bookclub

Letter from America

Sep 17, 201931 minutes


Geraldine muses about America's past and present while on holiday in New York City

Hitting The Streets With Hezbollah

Sep 10, 201942 minutes


Eliza has an unforgettable day in Beirut

War Games

Sep 3, 201933 minutes


Truth becomes a casualty in the tit-for-tat battle between Hezbollah and Israel

Drone Strikes

Aug 27, 201926 minutes


Tensions rise in the Middle East

Court Update

Aug 20, 20194 minutes


Geraldine's Date in Court

Aug 18, 201935 minutes


On the cusp of losing her driver's licence, Geraldine is going to court to plea for leniency

The Decline of America

Aug 6, 201939 minutes


It's a politics-heavy pod this week

Three Women & Chernobyl

Jul 26, 201928 minutes


Geraldine and Eliza talk books and TV this week

After the Holiday

Jul 17, 201928 minutes


Coming back down to earth after a blissful break

Eliza & Geraldine Hit The Road

Jul 4, 201938 minutes


Geraldine's back in Lebanon for a hit of ancient history in Byblos

From Russia With Love

Jun 15, 201930 minutes


Russia is awe-inspiring

Chasing New Friends in Beirut

Jun 1, 201933 minutes


Eliza is in the aggressive growth phase of friendship making in her new city

Theresa May Had To Go

May 26, 201934 minutes


Britain is in a mess

Remembering Bob Hawke

May 16, 201962 minutes


Memories of a great Australian leader

Falling In Love With Beirut

May 15, 201939 minutes


Beirut is at its charming best in Spring

Meeting Remarkable Women

May 9, 201936 minutes


Geraldine meets two of Australia's most impressive women in one weekend

Writers Festivals

May 3, 201928 minutes


Australian literature is having its day in the sun

Holocaust Stories

Apr 28, 201919 minutes


Holocaust survivors share their stories and recipes

The Dreary Election Campaign

Apr 25, 201951 minutes


Our political leaders have forgotten the rhetoric

Are We Eating Too Much?

Apr 20, 201946 minutes


Intermittent fasting is the new trend in Australia

Australians Have More Fun

Apr 9, 201946 minutes


Forget the bad press, Australia is still the standout place to live

Election Season

Apr 2, 201932 minutes


After the Assignment

Mar 28, 201933 minutes


What comes after the adrenaline rush of a big story?

Community in the Wake of Crisis

Mar 27, 201943 minutes


Australia must look at itself in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre

Looking Back at ISIS

Mar 20, 201935 minutes


Was it a 'state' after all?

Back in Beirut (via Rome)

Mar 11, 201936 minutes


The women shift their Roman Holiday to the Middle East

Geraldine Challenges Her Prejudice

Feb 19, 201936 minutes


Heroes of Journalism

Feb 12, 201941 minutes


Who inspires you?

News Junkies

Feb 8, 201933 minutes


The news cycle has been in overdrive this week

Childhood Has Changed

Jan 31, 201935 minutes


OK, so now what?

The Kondo Craze & Sex In Books

Jan 25, 201938 minutes


Eliza Whinges About Beirut

Jan 16, 201936 minutes


The Honeymoon Phase is over

Best of 2018

Dec 18, 201870 minutes


It's been a big one

The Lead-Up To Christmas

Dec 6, 201840 minutes


Sydney is awash with pre-Christmas joy

Chit-Chat & Serious Stuff

Nov 28, 201846 minutes


The news of the week & Ferrante Fever

Geraldine Joins The Journalism Hall of Fame

Nov 20, 201846 minutes


She's kind of a big deal, you know?

Geraldine packs up in Sydney, Eliza unpacks in Beirut

Nov 11, 201838 minutes


More change for Geraldine and Eliza

Geraldine Visits Beirut

Oct 28, 201840 minutes


It's Geraldine's first visit to the heart of the Levant

Are Women Getting Angrier?

Oct 17, 201833 minutes


Discussing the publishing phenomenon that is Liane Moriarty

The Opera House Is Not A Billboard

Oct 9, 201836 minutes


Advertising doesn't belong on the sails of the modern architectural wonder

Geraldine Sells Her Home

Oct 3, 201838 minutes


It's time to say goodbye to the family home

Washup

Sep 25, 201833 minutes


It's been a turbulent week in Australian media

Life Is All About Changing Your Mind

Sep 20, 201841 minutes


If circumstances change, so should you.

Are women ready to crack eggs?

Sep 11, 201840 minutes


Sometimes women must be willing to break the rules in order to succeed at work.

First Impressions

Sep 4, 201834 minutes


Eliza's first impressions of Beirut after one month in the Middle East

Season 2: Countdown to Beirut

Aug 8, 201837 minutes


Eliza and her family are about to leave for the next adventure in Beirut.

Changes

Jul 3, 201831 minutes


Life is changing for Eliza and Geraldine

Attack

Jun 22, 201840 minutes


Tune in for Eliza's special report from Jakarta.

Is Trump Being Played?

Jun 12, 201820 minutes


Will Kim have the last laugh after the Singapore Summit?

Farewell Season

Jun 7, 201835 minutes


It's time to say goodbye in Expat Land

Next stop: Beirut!

May 30, 201849 minutes


Eliza's expat adventure continues in Beirut

A family who plays together stays together

May 22, 201833 minutes


Do we allow enough time in our busy lives for play?

Indonesia weeps

May 15, 201834 minutes


Terrorism strikes again in Indonesia

Airbnb isn't worth the hassle (version 2)

May 9, 201833 minutes


Want a holiday? Stay in a hotel.

Activewear is cruelty to women

May 2, 201833 minutes


The lycra clothing that's cruelty to women

Little Aussie Dreamers

Apr 24, 201828 minutes


On the eve of Anzac Day we celebrate being a nation of dreamers.

Episode 11: Bali bliss

Apr 18, 201832 minutes


Eliza has just returned from a blissful break in Bali.

Episode 10: Opinion in the age of outrage

Apr 10, 201831 minutes


Opinion in the age of outrage

Episode 9: Durian daze

Apr 3, 201840 minutes


Holidays in Jakarta are always trickier than you expect.

Episode 8: What's wrong with losing?

Mar 27, 201836 minutes


Eliza and Geraldine talk about the crisis engulfing Australian cricket.

Episode 7: An Indonesian tragedy

Mar 20, 201833 minutes


Finding strength through trauma and the sad history of Eliza's Jakarta home

Episode 6: Being a "Good Enough Mother" & not-so-good yogi.

Mar 13, 201839 minutes


Geraldine loves yoga but Eliza finds it dull and would rather go for a run. And Geraldine tells her daughter that it's ok to be a "Good Enough" mother.

Episode 5: Leaving Twitter and embracing compost.

Mar 6, 201838 minutes


Eliza ends the affair with Twitter. Geraldine's up to her armpits in compost.

Geraldine's trip to Tasmania -- podcasting --- the resilience of radio.

Feb 21, 201837 minutes


Geraldine has recently returned from the Bay of Fires walk in Tasmania. Eliza & Geraldine also talk podcasting and the resilience of radio.

Barnaby, Hawkie and other salacious scandals

Feb 14, 201835 minutes


Should Barnaby Joyce lose his job? Would Bob Hawke have been accepted in modern politics?

Has #MeToo helped women?

Feb 8, 201832 minutes


We talk #MeToo, The Post movie & women's leadership and Le Carre's new novel.


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