9:30pm – Wednesday, August 17 on ABC1
Like many people, Judith always thought that money and fame might fill a hole in her life. She asks whether fame or career success can fill a spiritual need as she chats to former Big Brother sensation Sara-Marie Fedele and to longtime friend and fellow comedian Frank Woodley.
As for the money… she relives both the soul-destroying pain and the hilarious insanity of her time in a highly-paid commercial radio job, as she attends a support group for former radio jocks, with some surprise celebrity cameos.
Deciding that she needs to get out of the city to clear her over-active mind, Judith, having never camped a day in her life, heads to the desert outside Alice Springs to learn all she can from David Jungula Kriss and the Arrernte people of central Australia. With her tent pitched in the red earth, Judith is taken under the wing of three Aboriginal women elders, Gloria, Maggie and Beryl, who appear on the horizon like a far cooler version of Charlie’s Angels.
As she learns to be still, to be connected, and to hunt and eat live honey ants, will Judith find some spiritual answers in the desert, or will she just look like the whitest woman alive?