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Extremes is a show about people who’ve lived through extraordinary situations. These are big stories with enormous stakes. There’s no pattern to the stories that our guests tell: some are funny, others are sad. Some situations were accidents, others were created deliberately—but all provide a window into human behaviour.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 277 ratings
Well done podcast
From the format, questions and guests, very well done podcast.
Plower0192837465 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/05/19
Great content
Fascinating stories. Looking forward to series 2.
taryntarzo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/25/19
Really enjoying this series but it’s suddenly ended. Any more episodes in the pipeline?
trimster111 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/25/19
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