My Ramadan documentaries

So for the last few weeks, I’ve been in the thick of some amazing work at the ABC for Sunday Nights’ The Good Life. I’ve been working on four segments, which are more like documentaries, about Ramadan – well, the experience of it.

I’m a big fan of This American Life (like so many others, no doubt). It’s great storytelling, and what really strikes me about it is how unexpected, unusual and downright quirky many of the stories are. And it’s all happening in the real world, not the pages of a fictional book.

So I gave myself a primary objective: this needed to be an exploration that dug deep and brought out the gems. The stuff of Ramadan that no one really talks about in depth, or at least, in a documentary style.

The first two pieces have aired and are online now and on the Sunday Nights podcast:

Ramadan and the ‘moonsighting wars’

Good sport in Ramadan

Two more to go. This Sunday night’s one I am especially excited about. Lots of funny stories and an evening somewhere a little different.

My podcast pilot

Here I am again talking about a project I’ve been working on. This one is a podcast series, which has been birthed with a pilot episode featuring three Muslim women sharing personal experiences to do with marriage, divorce, love and faith. The series is called Extra(ordinary) People, and the first episode was kindly sponsored by the amazing people at Aquila Style, of which I was a regular contributor for a about three years.
It’s free to download on iTunes, and can also be listened to on my Extra(ordinary) People website. Enjoy and please feel free to send me your thoughts!