Extremes

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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 ...Show More
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How it Feels to Survive a Plane Crash That Kills Everyone Else

32:17 | May 16th

Annette Herfkens was 31 when she and her fiancé boarded a Vietnam Airlines flight in November of 1992. It was supposed to be a romantic trip. A surprise getaway from her fiancé who was working as a banker in Ho Chi Minh City. But instead of reaching ...Show More
The Firefighter Who Was Caught Lighting Bushfires

30:04 | Jul 8th

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/p...Show More
The Man Who Woke From a Coma Speaking Chinese

29:14 | Jun 28th

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 episo...Show More
Near Death in the Antarctic

31:23 | Jun 6th

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...Show More
The $700 Million Bank Fraud

39:41 | May 30th

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.
The Man Who Mailed Himself From the UK to Australia

32:10 | May 24th

In the 1964 Reg Spiers was in London, trying to make the Olympic javelin team. When he didn’t make the cut he found himself stranded, with not enough funds to get home to Australia. But rather than trying to save money, Reg decided to send himself ba...Show More
Introducing Extremes

01:39 | Mar 12th

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 ...Show More