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BIRDS EYE VIEW

BIRDS EYE VIEW

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Introducing BIRDS EYE VIEW, a podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. 

Made with women incarcerated in the north of Australia, the podcast takes you inside Sector Four, where scars and regret overlap with hope, horoscopes and beauty hacks. 

This 10-episode audio journey is the result of a two-year storytelling project involving more than 70 women imprisoned in the Darwin Correctional Centre.

“We made this podcast ‘cause we want to shake things up and show you who we really are.”

Collectively hosted by 18 women, each episode centres on a theme, using interviews, poetry, satire and prison soundscapes to tell the story. From the holding cells where women are strip-searched, to ‘industries’ where Qantas headsets get cleaned, women share their personal stories of survival and resilience.    

“Not his-stories, HER-stories!”

Latest Episodes

Audio Extra: Rocket's Tips on Surviving Lockdown

EIn this surprise audio extra, Rocket shares her favourite tips on how to survive lockdown in the times of COVID-19. From exercise routines to poetry tips and a recipe for a no-bake-cake, Rocket reveals what she learnt on the inside to help you get through your time locked up. Stay safe, everyone! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9 minAPR 10
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Audio Extra: Rocket's Tips on Surviving Lockdown

Ep 10: Home

E“That’s the only place that has big mussels – my country. You find them in the mangroves, little round mussels with meat inside them. They taste a bit like oysters but with mud in them. Yeah, they’re yummy! And we get longbums, you know mangrove worms. Have you ever eaten mangrove worms?” In this final episode of Birds Eye View, follow Joan as she prepares for her last day in prison, and join Deanne as she heads back home to country. Home is the tenth episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storytellers:Deanne & Joan Poetry: Sylvia and Tara Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Execut...

46 minAPR 10
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Ep 10: Home

Audio Extra: Inside Interview with Caiti Baker

EEvery magazine-style podcast needs a celebrity interview! Beccy Boo interviews Darwin-based songstress, Caiti Baker, about the making of our theme song, ‘Worth it.’ Find out how the beats in the song were made, what it’s like to record in a prison toilet and why Caiti writes haunting lyrics in Melbourne. Huge thanks to Caiti Baker and her producer, James Mangohig, for the love and skills they poured into this track and to Skinnyfish Music for supporting our project along the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15 minAPR 3
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Audio Extra: Inside Interview with Caiti Baker

Ep 9: Beauty

E“I grew up in rags not having anything. We only had this one Spice Girls top, me and my sisters, so we’d smash over that. Now I’m a real girly girl when it comes to all that stuff.” In this episode, women share tips for looking good in prison and you’ll meet Jess, a self-confessed fashion fanatic with a love for expensive body scrubs and animal metaphors. Beauty is the ninth episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller:Jess Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive production: Johanna Bell Production: Cinnamon Nippard, Leah Sanderson and Johanna Bell Mixing: Hamish Robert...

34 minAPR 3
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Ep 9: Beauty

Ep 8: Faith

E“From the outside, I had a good, comfortable life. I had a job, a house, a car, good friends and family. I went to the gym every day. I played netball. I thought I was happy and that things were perfect.” In this episode, you’ll find out why getting mail in jail is such a big deal and you’ll meet Aimee, who goes to church on the inside. Faith is the eighthepisode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller:Aimee Poetry: Bianca and Kim Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive production: Johanna Bell Production: Cinnamon Nippard, Leah Sanderson and Johanna Bell Mixing: Hamish Rob...

43 minMAR 27
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Ep 8: Faith

Audio Extra: Inside Interview with Courtney Barnett

EEvery magazine-style podcast needs a celebrity interview! Join Rocket, our storyteller from EP 1, as she interviews ARIA-award winning rock musician, Courtney Barnett. They’ll be talking art, drugs and poetry and Rocket might just throw in a surprise pop quiz too. Big thanks to Courtney and her manager, Ellen, who generously visited the women in Darwin Correctional Centre. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13 minMAR 20
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Audio Extra: Inside Interview with Courtney Barnett

Ep 7: Love

E“In some prisons you get conjugal visits. That’s when you get a little room and you meet up with your partner and you get to have sex. You see it in US prison realty TV shows and shit but it doesn’t happen here in Sector Four.” Let’s talk about sex, baby. That’s right folks. This episode is all about love and sex in prison. Meet Naomi who had a boyfriend on the other side of the fence, find out what it means to be ‘gate gay’ and meet some real love birds. Love is the seventh episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller: Naomi Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive p...

40 minMAR 20
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Ep 7: Love

Ep 6: Fractures

E“We left about five o’clock in the morning. It was still dark. I wanted to feel sleepy. I went back to sleep. And then I heard that big bang. We hit the big truck and [the bus], it spins around six times. All the bodies were flying out everywhere ...” Time does strange things in prison. Hours are broken up by the intercom and whole weeks dissolve into a single meal. This week, find out how women measure time with hot dogs and why Kaye is determined to stop drinking. Fractures is the sixth episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller: Kaye Poetry: Sylvia and Noelene Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen...

45 minMAR 13
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Ep 6: Fractures

Ep 1: Making HERstory

E“I got put in the back of the paddy wagon and I remember sitting there, cross-legged in the back, thinking ‘Oh fuck’.” Welcome to BIRDS EYE VIEW, a podcast made in the Darwin Correctional Centre. In this episode, you’ll meet the women of Sector Four and a bunch of birds, but first, we need to get you inside the prison. Making HERstory is the first episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller: Renae Poetry: Bianca Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive production: Johanna Bell Production: Cinnamon Nippard, Leah Sanderson and Johanna Bell Mixing: Hamish Robertson from Ta...

37 minMAR 7
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Ep 1: Making HERstory

Ep 2: Survival

E“I got a visitor, my cousin, who came up to me and said ‘Look Cuz, we’re looking for someone to do background vocals and dancing. Have you got a passport?’ ‘Yes I do.’ And she got me into becoming the background vocals and dancer for Yothu Yindi Band.” In this episode, you’ll find out about the beauty hacks women use to keep looking good in prison and you’ll meet Julie, who survived a rare disease and a world tour with a famous rock band. Survival is the second episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller: Julie Poetry: Yasmin Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive...

37 minMAR 7
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Ep 2: Survival

Latest Episodes

Audio Extra: Rocket's Tips on Surviving Lockdown

EIn this surprise audio extra, Rocket shares her favourite tips on how to survive lockdown in the times of COVID-19. From exercise routines to poetry tips and a recipe for a no-bake-cake, Rocket reveals what she learnt on the inside to help you get through your time locked up. Stay safe, everyone! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9 minAPR 10
Comments
Audio Extra: Rocket's Tips on Surviving Lockdown

Ep 10: Home

E“That’s the only place that has big mussels – my country. You find them in the mangroves, little round mussels with meat inside them. They taste a bit like oysters but with mud in them. Yeah, they’re yummy! And we get longbums, you know mangrove worms. Have you ever eaten mangrove worms?” In this final episode of Birds Eye View, follow Joan as she prepares for her last day in prison, and join Deanne as she heads back home to country. Home is the tenth episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storytellers:Deanne & Joan Poetry: Sylvia and Tara Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Execut...

46 minAPR 10
Comments
Ep 10: Home

Audio Extra: Inside Interview with Caiti Baker

EEvery magazine-style podcast needs a celebrity interview! Beccy Boo interviews Darwin-based songstress, Caiti Baker, about the making of our theme song, ‘Worth it.’ Find out how the beats in the song were made, what it’s like to record in a prison toilet and why Caiti writes haunting lyrics in Melbourne. Huge thanks to Caiti Baker and her producer, James Mangohig, for the love and skills they poured into this track and to Skinnyfish Music for supporting our project along the way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15 minAPR 3
Comments
Audio Extra: Inside Interview with Caiti Baker

Ep 9: Beauty

E“I grew up in rags not having anything. We only had this one Spice Girls top, me and my sisters, so we’d smash over that. Now I’m a real girly girl when it comes to all that stuff.” In this episode, women share tips for looking good in prison and you’ll meet Jess, a self-confessed fashion fanatic with a love for expensive body scrubs and animal metaphors. Beauty is the ninth episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller:Jess Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive production: Johanna Bell Production: Cinnamon Nippard, Leah Sanderson and Johanna Bell Mixing: Hamish Robert...

34 minAPR 3
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Ep 9: Beauty

Ep 8: Faith

E“From the outside, I had a good, comfortable life. I had a job, a house, a car, good friends and family. I went to the gym every day. I played netball. I thought I was happy and that things were perfect.” In this episode, you’ll find out why getting mail in jail is such a big deal and you’ll meet Aimee, who goes to church on the inside. Faith is the eighthepisode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller:Aimee Poetry: Bianca and Kim Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive production: Johanna Bell Production: Cinnamon Nippard, Leah Sanderson and Johanna Bell Mixing: Hamish Rob...

43 minMAR 27
Comments
Ep 8: Faith

Audio Extra: Inside Interview with Courtney Barnett

EEvery magazine-style podcast needs a celebrity interview! Join Rocket, our storyteller from EP 1, as she interviews ARIA-award winning rock musician, Courtney Barnett. They’ll be talking art, drugs and poetry and Rocket might just throw in a surprise pop quiz too. Big thanks to Courtney and her manager, Ellen, who generously visited the women in Darwin Correctional Centre. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13 minMAR 20
Comments
Audio Extra: Inside Interview with Courtney Barnett

Ep 7: Love

E“In some prisons you get conjugal visits. That’s when you get a little room and you meet up with your partner and you get to have sex. You see it in US prison realty TV shows and shit but it doesn’t happen here in Sector Four.” Let’s talk about sex, baby. That’s right folks. This episode is all about love and sex in prison. Meet Naomi who had a boyfriend on the other side of the fence, find out what it means to be ‘gate gay’ and meet some real love birds. Love is the seventh episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller: Naomi Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive p...

40 minMAR 20
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Ep 7: Love

Ep 6: Fractures

E“We left about five o’clock in the morning. It was still dark. I wanted to feel sleepy. I went back to sleep. And then I heard that big bang. We hit the big truck and [the bus], it spins around six times. All the bodies were flying out everywhere ...” Time does strange things in prison. Hours are broken up by the intercom and whole weeks dissolve into a single meal. This week, find out how women measure time with hot dogs and why Kaye is determined to stop drinking. Fractures is the sixth episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller: Kaye Poetry: Sylvia and Noelene Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen...

45 minMAR 13
Comments
Ep 6: Fractures

Ep 1: Making HERstory

E“I got put in the back of the paddy wagon and I remember sitting there, cross-legged in the back, thinking ‘Oh fuck’.” Welcome to BIRDS EYE VIEW, a podcast made in the Darwin Correctional Centre. In this episode, you’ll meet the women of Sector Four and a bunch of birds, but first, we need to get you inside the prison. Making HERstory is the first episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller: Renae Poetry: Bianca Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive production: Johanna Bell Production: Cinnamon Nippard, Leah Sanderson and Johanna Bell Mixing: Hamish Robertson from Ta...

37 minMAR 7
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Ep 1: Making HERstory

Ep 2: Survival

E“I got a visitor, my cousin, who came up to me and said ‘Look Cuz, we’re looking for someone to do background vocals and dancing. Have you got a passport?’ ‘Yes I do.’ And she got me into becoming the background vocals and dancer for Yothu Yindi Band.” In this episode, you’ll find out about the beauty hacks women use to keep looking good in prison and you’ll meet Julie, who survived a rare disease and a world tour with a famous rock band. Survival is the second episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects. Feature storyteller: Julie Poetry: Yasmin Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley. Executive...

37 minMAR 7
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Ep 2: Survival
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