It's A Long Story
About This Show
Hamish Macdonald uncovers the stories behind the ideas of some of the world’s leading academics, culture creators and thinkers. It’s A Long Story is produced at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Talks and Ideas program. The first season was recorded during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2016 and features a number of renowned guests including, Henry Rollins, Alicia Garza and Lev Grossman.
Most Recent Episode
Shaken by a court's decision to acquit George Zimmerman over the shooting death of Treyvon Martin, Alicia Garza wrote, "Black people, I love you. I love us. Our lives matter." From there, the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was born and then a social movement. It is a world away from the life she had growing up with her mother, stepfather, and brother, where they ran an antique shop in Marin County in San Francisco. Standing firmly in the national spotlight today in a divided America, she is a leading voice in what's widely viewed as America's new civil rights movement.