Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

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What with scarce food, Arctic conditions and polar bears, it turns out that searching for remains of megafauna is risky business. Some hunters simply set off in the morning and never return. 

Imagine going from zero recognition of words to suddenly being able to hear 98 per cent. In our latest doco, actor and filmmaker Sofya Gollan reveals what it was like to get a cochlear implant. 

How to Carve a Spoon

Saturday June 09, 2018

There’s nothing like carving your own spoon to make you feel like a regular Ron Swanson. And with these instructions from our pals at Left Foot Right Foot, it’s easier than ever.

We’re hiring! Could you be our next Don or Peggy?

Forget aliens or a message from God: this homegrown theory about crop circles is less X-Files and more Apple Isle (and um... stoned wallabies).

Watch a mysterious, masked band reimagine the classic New Order song using obsolete instruments from the 1930s. 

You know how it is. You travel around Iran with your best mate. Then one thing leads to another, and you find yourself quitting your job to work with traditional artisans pursuing thousand-year-old practices.

They’re inspired by ‘bothies’, a Scottish term for an abandoned cottage. 

A few handpicked odds and ends to Smith-ify your house (or give as gifts, if you’re feeling generous).

Volume 27 Out Now

Monday June 04, 2018

No bones about it, Smith Journal volume 27 is a mammoth issue – and it’s out now in Australia.