From A Whisper To A Bang! is an award-winning six-part audio series about wartime remembrance, an Australian prisoner-of-war in World War II Germany, and an emotional journey in ‘historical empathy’.

Produced and presented by Australian broadcaster Megan Spencer, it is the very first podcast to be commissioned by the Australian War Memorial.

Come with Megan as she walks in the shoes of her late grandfather, Corporal Henry Bailey ‘Harry’ Spencer, 2/7 Btn., across land and sea, two world wars, three generations, four POW camps and umpteen compelling conversations with historians, family members, battlefield pilgrims, cultural custodians, returned veterans and many more.

How do we make sense of war and what it leaves behind?

What role does remembrance play in our lives? 

And do we take the responsibility of peace seriously enough?

In the year of the Centenary of the Armistice, Megan asks these important questions and looks at how we remember, why we remember and how the need for remembrance endures – and changes – over time.



All six episodes are online and ready for you to BINGE from start to end! LISTEN here.

Taking two years to make, including 90 voices recorded in Europe and Australia, and featuring the extraordinary music of Cretan-Australian duo Xylouris White, listen to each episode now on the Australian War Memorial website, iTunes and on all good podcast platforms.

From A Whisper To A Bang! is atmospheric, dramatic, historic, moving and – unforgettable. You’re invited to listen, reflect and share with your community.

May we remember well, always.

Flyer: courtesy the Australian War Memorial