In the lead up to the launch of his book, Graham Long has been interviewed on radio stations across the country. Listen to the podcasts to be inspired and moved.
Sen1116 - Monday, 12 August
Reverend Graham Long joined Glenn Ridge... listen
ABC Radio National - Monday, 5 August
Natasha Mitchell talks to Graham about finding beauty and dignity in Kings Cross... listen
Adelaide 5aa - Tuesday, 30 July 2013
During an interview on Adelaide 5aa with Belinda Heggen, a woman rings up to tell a moving story from 30 years earlier about Graham placing five foster children with her... Listen to Part 1here and Part 2 here.
ABC Classic FM - Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Margaret Throsby talks to Graham about his book and the difficulties he's faced in his own life...listen.
ABC 702 Sydney - Monday, 29 July 2013
James Valentine relishes in the opportunity to put Graham in the hot seat and pose him questions about his life and his thoughts on love, hate, power and the ‘self’...listen.
Each Monday, on the Afternoon Show with James Valentine, Graham reads out a letter to Wayside's Inner Circle. Part story, part theology, part philosophy, it's a different view on life each week.
I am therefore I think
When Descartes got modernity off to a false start with, “I think therefore I am”, he couldn’t have been more wrong...listen
Sensitive people miss all the best views
On a trip to get some fresh air last week, a couple was staying in a country hotel. The man realised that he'd not seen his partner in a while and walked out the back to find her hanging... listen
You cannot take what can only be given
It's not the warmest of days and I just saw a woman wearing a blanket and nothing else. I've not seen her before but I introduced myself and told her that if she walks to Wayside we'd find her some clothes to wear... listen
Love in the ups and downs
Sadness is often thought of as a problem. In our over-medicated world, some people find themselves in the health system and even placed in a chemically induced fog so that they don't feel the full effect of their sadness. But sadness is as necessary as oxygen... listen
Everday a deliberate dose of love
This morning in our cafe I celebrated with a 50 cent cup of coffee. A sensitive and beautiful man told me how he was on his way to pay the rent when he got a phone call from a dealer, inviting him to "get on" for the day...listen
Time flies even when you're not having fun
In a nursing home this week, sitting next to my dear old Mum, I was singing "Daisy, Daisy" with a dozen poor old sausages in a dementia ward. One lady was getting into the swing of it, swivelling in her chair. ...listen
One day this week at about 1.30pm in the afternoon, we had maybe 50 or 60 people milling around out the front of the building. At the same time we had a community lunch that was just finishing and so another 50 people were coming down the stairs to make their way through the crowd or to join the crowd for a short time... listen
Meeting and moving
Our day began yesterday with a visit from the Governor of NSW. What an inspiring person! She inspected the new building and told us that, "Wayside is the jewel in the crown of Sydney"... listen
Now here's a challenge from the Wayside
A young woman was advising me a few minutes ago on the state of my shoes. She thought that I'd shown poor taste in buying these shoes in the first place... listen
A wink and a wave from the wayside
The rug got pulled from underneath a rough sleeper this week when he got word that his father was fighting for his life in intensive care... listen
Sometimes love shakes with rage
Bewildered and sad is about the only way I can describe my day yesterday. A kid in his teens told me that he used to inject drugs with his mother and also with his father at times... listen
A little lift from the wayside
One of our volunteers stepped into my office yesterday with eyes filled with tears. She said, "You don't know why I'm here at Wayside do you?".... listen
The freedom to "have a go" is one of the greatest losses for people who live on the street or battle with long term mental health issues.... listen
A wee wave from the wayside
Why on earth don't we get the UN to buy the whole heroin crop from farmers in Afghanistan to use it for legitimate medical needs around the world.... listen
Interview with Graham Long on Adelaide 5aa