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The Australian War Memorial has partnered with LiSTNR to deliver a new podcast series that explores the lives and experiences of Australia’s modern veterans.

The 6-part series, named Up Close, is hosted by Walkley Award-winning journalist Adam Shand  and explores the personal challenges involved in training, conflict and life after the uniform.

Australian War Memorial Director Matt Anderson said, “Up Close is, as the name suggests, a way for Australians to understand what it means to join and work in the military. They are our veterans’ stories, in their words, up close and personal. The podcast allows us to gain a strong appreciation of the very human aspect of our Australian Defence Force. Listeners will hear, through raw conversations, the real stories, challenges and rewards of military life.

“It has never been more important for Australians to have a variety of ways to connect with our military history, in addition to visiting the Memorial in person. Podcasts enable us to reach and engage with people all over Australia and the world,” Mr Anderson said.

You can listen to Up Close on LiSTNR’s website:, the Memorial’s website ( and through all major podcast platforms.

Read more on the Australian War Memorial’s website.