From the Embers Podcast - Stories from the Bushfire Crisis

From the Embers - The Records, The Pets and The Knickers - Ep 5


When a fast-moving fire started in Cudlee Creek in the Adelaide Hills, residents throughout the region had to stop, drop what they were doing and return to their homes to defend, evacuate, or take shelter.


If they chose to flee to safety, they faced another tough decision - what to take with them and what to leave behind? Episode 5 of the CBAA documentary series From the Embers takes us to the Adelaide Hills in South Australia.


From the Embers documentary series takes listeners to the very heart of nine communities affected by the recent bushfire crisis. The communities of the Adelaide Hills, Bairnsdale, Braidwood, Cooma, Kangaroo Island, Mallacoota, Mongarlowe, Moruya and Omeo share their stories. In the wake of COVID-19, it's easy to forget that only a few short months ago, hundreds of communities across Australia were faced with fire and smoke, homes destroyed and one of the most difficult bushfire seasons Australia has ever seen.


From the Embers podcast - Episode 5



  • Matt and Bec Edwards
  • Caz
  • Meg Stephens



  • Producer: Lisa Burns
  • Executive Producer and Sound Design: Sarah Mashman
  • Production Management Team: Vicky Rouse and Abe Killian
  • Engineering: Tegan Nichols
  • Script Consultation: Zoe Ferguson
  • Theme: Oliver Beard

This podcast has been brought to you by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and is supported by The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas and The Paul Ramsay Foundation.