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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
5.0 stars from 49 ratings
Good but... that interviewer
These stories and the people behind them are so cool. However, the interviewer / narrator comes across as rude and uninterested. You can do better Vice.
jdodndbdjkaks via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/19/19
Must listen
This is such a well-produced, fascinating, moving podcast. Each story is unique and impossible to stop listening to. My new favourite.
Rose Ashely via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/17/19
Good content but interviewer is borderline rude asking questions for the sake of sensationalism.
RobRattler via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/17/19
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