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2614 - The strange true tale of the tattooed arm regurgitated by a shark
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  • 2614 - The strange true tale of the tattooed arm regurgitated by a shark

    Phil Roope with a true crime saga from 1930s Sydney involving a tiger shark, a severed arm, a Gladstone bag, smuggled cocaine, and a wronged man (CW: graphic descriptions)

    Fri, 14 Jun 2024 - 46min
  • 2613 - The girl who turned her head away

    Juliana Nkrumah survived ill treatment at the hands of her stepmother, growing up in Ghana, and got away with a warning from the Mugabe regime when she was teaching in Zimbabwe in the 1980s. And she is still the same girl who was too shy to look her husband in the eyes the first time they met

    Thu, 13 Jun 2024 - 50min
  • 2612 - Free will, liberty and Aristotle in the animal kingdom

    Why do we all feel "funny" about zoos? And should we? Dr Jenny Gray is the CEO of Zoos Victoria, and an ethicist fascinated by concepts like liberty and free will in the animal kingdom

    Wed, 12 Jun 2024 - 50min
  • 2611 - Michael Mosley’s legacy: empowering science for the everyday

    The late Michael Mosley on his investigations into the complicated and fascinating world of our gut health and the human microbiome (R)

    Tue, 11 Jun 2024 - 49min
  • 2610 - The 700-room nightmare

    For a thousand years, Colditz Castle has sat on the edge of a cliff in eastern Germany. It has been a royal hunting lodge, a madhouse, and most famously an inescapable prisoner of war camp (R)

    Mon, 10 Jun 2024 - 51min
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