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.
David was a 17-year-old volunteer firefighter who was caught lighting forest fires along Australia's southern coast. In this episode, we'll ask what drove him to such reckless behaviour. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ben McMahon learned Chinese in a Melbourne high school, but, like a lot of people who learn languages at high school, he didn’t really. But years later, when Ben was involved in a car accident, he woke up inexplicably speaking Chinese.
On this episode of Extremes we unpack Ben’s belief that...
Peter Bland is a Australian businessman who was almost the first person to cross the Antarctic Peninsula unsupported. But on the home stretch, he was hit by an avalanche and washed down a crevasse. We talk to Peter about ego. The things it can propel us to achieve, and the pain it puts us through.