From Radio Nederlands, an intriguing half-hour audio program by Australian producers and writers Stewart Nestel and Peter Davis, who “went in search of people who have chosen to become hermits, and of people who encountered them.” Essentially on wilderness hermits, but interesting reflections on the psychological and spiritual realizations discovered by those who live in the “bush.” Narrative inserts of hermit poems, too.
Here is the website’s description of the program:
The Australian bush can be brutally harsh and unforgiving as well as hauntingly beautiful. It is also an ideal place to seek a solitary life. Being so totally alone in nature can be a unique experience. It can unlock all sorts of secrets of one’s true self. It can teach a person to stop time. It can be a place of escape, and of discovery. “In Search of the Hermit Within” is a story about people in search of something that only solitude could provide.
Or access the audio directly:
Windows Media Player (http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/rnw/smac/2004/in_search_of_the_hermit_within_050715vh.wma)
Real Player: http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/rnw/smac/2004/in_search_of_the_hermit_within_050715vh_
Originally broadcast by Australian Broadcasting Corporation in February 2005 but audio not available on their web site: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/radioeye/stories/s1285016.htm.