Episodes
Joy's travels with her late husband Slim Dusty brought both challenges and rewards (R)
Published 12/11/20
Comedian John Doyle (aka Rampaging Roy Slaven) was raised in a mining town in a Catholic family. Behind closed doors, family life was often turbulent, as his sister Jen had been born profoundly autistic at a time when the condition had no name (R)
Published 12/10/20
Peggy has spent much of her life as wildlife carer specialising in helping wedge-tail eagles, falcons, owls and other raptors recover their ability to fly (R)
Published 12/09/20
The lessons Peter learned as a brand new teacher in a one-room bush school in 1960, in the tiny town of Weabonga, New South Wales. The living was hard, but the job was incredibly sweet (R)
Published 12/08/20
Yuwaalaraay writer and storyteller, Nardi Simpson of the band, Stiff Gins, talks about her life, art and the meaning of country (R)
Published 12/07/20
Judy on life with her late husband, the politician Tim Fischer, and how her son Harrison helped inspire a new beginning on her farm
Published 12/04/20
Arborist Kai Wild used his tree-climbing expertise to rescue burned, injured and orphaned koalas during the Black Summer bushfires (*CW: this episode contains descriptions of the recent fires which may be distressing)
Published 12/03/20
Broadcaster Michael Parkinson with the life story of his late father John William - Yorkshireman, miner, humourist and fast bowler
Published 12/02/20
Kaz Cooke traces the dramatic life of a singular woman (R)
Published 12/02/20
William returns to reminisce about the Christmases of his childhood and his brief but brilliant stint as a department store Santa
Published 12/01/20
The young naturalist shares his deep connection to the wild landscapes and creatures of Northern Ireland. Dara's first book has been highly awarded, and is all the more exceptional for his being just sixteen years of age
Published 11/30/20
Kathy Mexted with true stories of extraordinary Australian women compelled to take to the skies in Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Cessnas and fighter jets
Published 11/27/20
Fleur grew up in a fuel depot in a tiny South Australian town. As a girl she would ride along in road trains with her Dad, singing songs and eating steak sandwiches. She became a jillaroo, a farmer, then an advocate for women escaping domestic violence in the bush
Published 11/26/20
Charlotte was Australia's first children's author. She came to the colony of NSW from London in 1826, and now her trailblazing, tragic and dramatic life story has been written by her descendants, Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell
Published 11/25/20
How Irving Finkel stumbled upon the true story of the Ark before Noah on a Babylonian clay tablet (R)
Published 11/24/20
Amanda Laugeson with the rich history of Australian 'bad language', and how the words we classify as swearing have changed over time. *CW: Discussion of swearing and offensive language
Published 11/23/20
Robert Pekin lost his family’s 4th-generation farm, and in despair, walked away from everything and into the wilderness. After much soul-searching and trial and error, he developed a new way to link food producers more directly with those who eat the produce. *CW: mentions suicide
Published 11/20/20
Wildlife biologist Jonathan Slaght on his adventurous quest to save the rare, shaggy fish owls of Russia's Far East
Published 11/19/20
John Birmingham found himself rebuilding his life years after the devastating loss of his father (R)
Published 11/18/20
Ben on his musical career, the art of song writing and his brief stint as a one-man polka band in a German restaurant (R)
Published 11/17/20
A cat, a hawk, a monkey, a crow and a lop-eared rabbit: animals who walked into the lives of five people leaving the humans to wonder, 'What am I to this creature?'
Published 11/16/20
At sixteen, Alannah fled Tasmania, her family, and a traumatic past. In Melbourne, she began her wildly distinctive fashion label, which became an empire. A few years ago the empire fell apart, and she had to begin again
Published 11/13/20
Nick Bryant reports from New York for the BBC. It's a city he's loved since his first visit in the 1980s. Now when he looks at the USA he wonders if the nation's decline is irreversible
Published 11/12/20
Tim continues his epic three-year adventure on horseback across the Eurasian Steppe, in this episode journeying from Kazakhstan all the way to Hungary (R)
Published 11/11/20
Tim's epic journey across the Eurasian Steppe on horseback, in the style of the Mongol nomads, took him three years (R)
Published 11/10/20