Into the Silentworld

Into the Silentworld

Dive in and explore the history of humans at sea. From sea monsters to ghostships and curious superstitions in between, join Renee and Kate for a spooky season on the high seas of Australia and the Pacific.

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January 2, 2022 37 min
Tis the Season

Kate and Renee pop back in for a Yuletime look at some charming history of the end of year festivities in Australia, through a maritime lens.

 

If you wish to find out more about these stories, head over to the show notes on our website. 

 

The theme music was performed and recorded by The Mutineers, Sydney's leading pirate band. 

 

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    Very Superstitious  

    Cats, women, tomahawks and whistling. Superstitions around the seas and waterways are in no short supply no matter whereupon the face of the Earth we find ourselves. In this episode we explore some of the more well-known superstitions held by sailors through the ages, explore some of the beliefs held amongst our near neighbours in Melanesia and recall/recount some hair-raising moments we have come across dur...

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    November 26, 2021 43 min
    Haunted Lights

    The job of a lighthouse is to keep ships safe. But what are the dangers of working at the lighthouse itself? This episode takes a closer look at some of the ghostly stories around these mysterious and lonely structures.

     

    WARNING This episode contains stories of, and references, to true untimely, sad and mysterious deaths. We have linked to historical, primary sources of these stories in the show notes to provid...

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    November 23, 2021 28 min
    Ghostly Ships

    Apparitions of ships known to have been lost and real ships sailing without a visible crew. Join Kate and Renee on this chilling episode exploring some of the ghost ship legends of the southern hemisphere and having a look at some of the natural ocean processes at play that give rise to some of these stories.

     

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    November 6, 2021 35 min
    Monsters of the 1800s and 1900s

    A brief and bonus look at the persistence of sea monsters as reported in local Australian newspapers of the 1800s and 1900s. Six hand-picked articles from Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria, ranging from the 1870s to the 1930s, demonstrate the depth of human imagination as it relates to the maritime realm.

     

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    October 21, 2021 24 min

    A dive into the stories of some legendary aquatic monsters of the Aboriginal and Pacific mythologies.

     

    This episode touches on a small number of terrifying sea creatures - some from Aboriginal tales; some tied to the myths of our neighbours in New Zealand; and others from the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

     

    If you wish to find out more about these stories, head over to the show notes on our website. 

     

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    October 19, 2021 21 min

    A warm welcome aboard. Hold tight as we plunge Into the Silentworld – a maritime-themed podcast centred on Australia and our neighbours in the Pacific, exploring our relationship with the sea through various topics.

     

    We begin with a Halloween themed season focusing on the supernatural elements associated with the waters through time.

     

    Renee and Kate explore what Halloween and this time of year in the southern hemisphere are ...

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    October 19, 2021 1 min

    A warm welcome aboard. Hold tight as we plunge Into the Silentworld – a maritime-themed podcast centred on Australia and our neighbours in the Pacific, exploring our relationship with the sea through various topics. 

    We begin with a Halloween themed season focusing on the supernatural elements associated with the waters through time. It’s a journey of sea monsters, ghost ships, sailor’s superstitions and perhaps a haunted lighth...

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