In Part Two of The Radio Hour, famed for his clever way with words, John Safran discovers words won't always get him out of a sticky situation.
The Valentich mystery
The event that put Bass Strait on the world map of major UFO folklore
"Hardings Supermarket, hello"
Live in front of an audience at the Melbourne Writers Festival Zimbabwean writer NoViolet Bulawayo remembers her first job in the USA, when English words sat like speedhumps in her mouth.
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Theexhilarating highs and the traumaticlows of New Beginnings - your stories of taking a risk and starting something new.
A vast and collection of computer games is destroyed by a flood, how does the collector piece his life back together?
A tale of two warring sisters and a father framed.
The second coming
The secrets of a woman's heart can't be shared with her grandparents, faith gets in the way.
The sounds of Beijing beguile a radio producer and her two blind guides.
No greater love
A memorial in a London park to an ordinary man’s bravery and the immensity of a life loved, lived and lost.
Taking the Waters... in Moree
More than 300,000 people come to Moree each year to immerse themselves in the mineral rich water that rushes from deep within the earth. While their pains melt away and flesh begins to glow in the intense heat of the waters, stories begin to flow.
Aphrodite's tears - crying for Kyrenia
In Cyprus refugees revisit their homes which are now occupied by strangers.
She hated her toes until she visited The Vatican.
The secret lives of paintings in a gallery at night. Do they dream?
What secret would be revealed by a tiny red leather bound book?
Dr Seuss and The Butter Battles
The surprising political legacy of children’s author Dr Seuss.
Miss Pardy hears a noise on the roof
As twilight falls in Miss Pardy’s apartment block, the daily mystery of the restless rustlings on the roof begin. This is a tale of the unseen and imagined elements of high density city living.
When Kohn Ashmore heard his voice for the first time his life was changed forever.
Little black pills of survival
She was a beautiful lily that grew out of the mud, and that mud was a deep dark secret in our family. A poignant story of dignity and pain from China.
Roof of thunder
The sound of rain is so much richer when you can't see it. Come deep inside the mind of a man who slowly went blind.
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