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 destiny put him in that car accident. That he was supposed to learn fluent Chinese and ultimately appear on the world’s most-viewed dating show, "If You Are the One." For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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
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.
In 2003, John Rusnak became briefly famous for pulling one of the biggest cases of bank fraud in US history. We talk to John about how he got himself into so much trouble, why he turned himself in, and whether it was worth the prison time.