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Episode 32 - The Highway of Death

1/13/2019
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An 800km stretch of highway runs almost directly west from Townsville, Queensland, before heading through Charters Towers and straight on to Mt Isa. This stretch of road, known as the Flinders and Barkly Highways, has seen more than its fair share of disappearances and deaths over the last 30 years. Locals call it the Townsville Killing Fields. We call it the Highway of Death... **Correction: The Highway of Death runs through the top half of Queensland, not the bottom half.

Duration:01:15:26

Episode 31 - The Westall UFO Incident

1/6/2019
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In April 1966, more than 300 people witnessed an unidentified flying craft buzzing over their heads. Contrary to most UFO sightings, this happened at 11am, over a built-up area, and involved multiple witnesses. So what really happened? Includes audio from two witnesses: Terry Peck and Joy Clarke, so listen to the end!

Duration:00:59:25

Episode 30 - The Hawkesbury River Monster

12/30/2018
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Just south of Sydney lies one of Australia's biggest river systems, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. And within the waters of the Hawkesbury lies a creature of both legend and fear, Australia's own answer to the Loch Ness Monster: The Hawkesbury River Monster.

Duration:00:40:25

Episode 29 - An Australian Christmas

12/24/2018
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Join Holly and Matthew as they celebrate Christmas the Australian way - with a mishmash collection of traditions gathered from across the globe, all served beside a swimming pool. They discuss the differences between an "American" Christmas and an Australian Christmas, and offer insight as to why we have to be different.

Duration:01:02:20

Episode 28 - Australian Outlaws: The Legend of the Kelly Gang Part 3 (1869-1880)

12/16/2018
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Ned Kelly is a figure that divides the views of a lot of Australians. Was he a villain, killing cops left and right for some perceived vendetta against his family? Was he a hero, standing up for the downtrodden every-man of the last 1800s? Or has his legend taken over, wiping the slate clean and leaving only his final, police-defying last stand at Glenrowan, VIC, to grace the pages of our collective history? How much do you really know about Ned Kelly? Join Holly and Matthew as they look...

Duration:01:20:00

Episode 27 - Australian Outlaws: The Legend of the Kelly Gang Part 2 (1869-1880)

12/9/2018
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Ned Kelly is a figure that divides the views of a lot of Australians. Was he a villain, killing cops left and right for some perceived vendetta against his family? Was he a hero, standing up for the downtrodden every-man of the last 1800s? Or has his legend taken over, wiping the slate clean and leaving only his final, police-defying last stand at Glenrowan, VIC, to grace the pages of our collective history? How much do you really know about Ned Kelly? Join Holly and Matthew as they look...

Duration:00:55:51

Episode 26 - Australian Outlaws: The Legend of the Kelly Gang Part 1 (1869-1880)

12/2/2018
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Ned Kelly is a figure that divides the views of a lot of Australians. Was he a villain, killing cops left and right for some perceived vendetta against his family? Was he a hero, standing up for the downtrodden every-man of the last 1800s? Or has his legend taken over, wiping the slate clean and leaving only his final, police-defying last stand at Glenrowan, VIC, to grace the pages of our collective history? How much do you really know about Ned Kelly? Join Holly and Matthew as they look...

Duration:00:57:21

Episode 25 - The Haunting of Picton Tunnel

11/25/2018
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Nestled in the South-West of Sydney, NSW, lies a small town called Picton. Picton has long been in the running for the Most Haunted Town in Australia, with ghosts seen all over the place. This episode, however, we're focusing on only one part of the hauntings: The Redbank Tunnel. Suicide, murder, rape, accidents, assaults... the list goes on. Join Holly and Matthew as they examine the history and the legends of this small, 180m tunnel in the depths of the Blue Mountains.

Duration:00:45:57

Episode 24 - Australian Outlaws Part 5: The Female Bushrangers (1861-1936)

11/18/2018
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Well, a challenge was issued, and had to be answered. After a bit of research, Holly managed to find two female 'bushrangers', presented here for your delight and amusement. Both rustled cattle, one enjoyed the company of more than a couple of men - one a bushranger in his own right - and both were arrested more than once for their craft. Who are these society-snubbing ladies who took up the male-dominated art of bushranging? Listen in and find out... * Since settlement in 1788, the...

Duration:00:42:22

Episode 23 - Australian Outlaws Part 4: Captain Moonlight/Moonlite (1842-1879)

11/11/2018
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In May 1869, a priest was hauled before the court, accused of robbing a bank. Andrew Scott - Captain Moonlight to his friends-in-arms - denied the accusations, even when a note was waved in front of him. I hereby certify that L.W. Bruun has done everything within his power to withstand this intrusion and the taking of money which was done with firearms. Captain Moonlite, Sworn. Affronted at the inappropriate use of his nickname, Scott pointed the police towards two suspects, including the...

Duration:01:03:28

Episode 22 - Australian Outlaws Part 3: The Bathurst Rebellion (1830)

11/4/2018
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In 1830, a pair of convicts tasked with the driving of some sheep pelts to Sydney stopped off in the November Australian heat to go for a quick dip in a local creek. A few visiting dignitaries saw them, and had them hauled before the governor. Less than 12 months later, six men would hang, including Ralph Entwhistle, one of the bathers on that fateful November day, leaving his bushranger army leaderless... * Since settlement in 1788, the bushrangers of Australia have long been a part of our...

Duration:00:37:36

Episode 21 - Australian Outlaws Part 2: The Cannibal Bushrangers (1824-1825)

10/29/2018
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The Australian bush can house a delightful bounty, if you know where to look. The Aboriginal peoples of the Australian landscape ate well for 40,000 years before white man settled its shores, after all. But when those white man did settle, and found themselves without supplies or farms, some of them found it very hard to cope. A few of them, fleeing authorities and trying out outrun death, turned on each other in the most intimate way... * Since settlement in 1788, the bushrangers of...

Duration:01:04:43

Episode 20 - Australian Outlaws Part 1: Black Caesar (1763-1796)

10/22/2018
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What does Australia's bushranging past have to do with the American War for Independence? What drove men from their homes to take up life in the unforgiving, unfamiliar Australian bush? Who started it all? Caesar. * Since settlement in 1788, the bushrangers of Australia have long been a part of our collective history - dashing young men that rob from the rich to feed both themselves and their families, and who openly defy the law in a larikin kind of way. But there is much more to...

Duration:00:36:39

Episode 19 - Ghost Lights of Australia

10/14/2018
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Aboriginal legend says the min min are spirits come to earth to scare children... European legend says that those who catch the min min light never return to tell the tale... Min min lights are a natural phenomenon that occur all over Australia, most often in the shoulder of the Queensland/South Australia border. Seen on plains, hills, coasts and rivers, in calm weather and stormy, this phenomenon can be seen year-round. They've also multiplied exponentially since the appearance of white man...

Duration:00:42:56

Episode 18 - Banjawarn Station and Aum Shinrikyo

10/7/2018
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In 1995, sarin gas, a nerve agent that causes severe muscle seizures and brain damage, was released on the Tokyo subway lines, killing 13 people and injuring at least a thousand more. A Japanese cult called Aum Shinrikiyo took responsibility for the attack, and attempted similar attacks through 1995. In outback Western Australia, a small group of sheep farmers on one of Australia's biggest stations suddenly left. What investigators of the 1995 attack found when they examined the bodies of...

Duration:00:51:56

Episode 17 - The Rum Rebellion

10/1/2018
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Australians are known around the world for their culture of alcohol, bartering and -- especially recently -- leadership coups. Join Holly and Matthew this week as they examine the only armed coup ever held on Australian soil, the events that drove Australia's bartering culture underground, and the basis for Australia's reputation of putting the Irish to shame when it comes to alcohol consumption.

Duration:00:47:14

Episode 16 - The Phantom Cats of Australia

9/24/2018
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For more than a hundred years, reports of large cats being seen along the east coast of Australia - from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast - have both interested and frustrated zoologists and locals alike. With only a few blurry photos to prove their existence, these Phantom Cats are both myth and reality at the same time... Join Holly and Matthew as they talk about the Phantom Cats and other creatures of the Australia bush, and Matthew relays some local knowledge of his home town.

Duration:00:43:01

Episode 15 - Azaria Chamberlain

9/16/2018
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Join Holly and Matthew as they discuss the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain, the spate of dingo attacks since, and the unfortunate Lindy Chamberlain saga, 35 years in the making.

Duration:00:56:25

Episode 14 - Pilliga Forest

9/9/2018
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In central-north New South Wales, there exists a small patch of land covered in bush and trees, a small but well-travelled road cutting through the middle of it. Living amongst those trees are creatures of the Australian mythos so disturbing that even truckies dare not stop at night. Do you dare listen?

Duration:00:45:01

Episode 13 - Pine Gap Listening Post

9/2/2018
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There's more than just kangaroos and serial killers out there in the Australian outback: there's also a (not-so-) secret base in the hills, where UFOs are regularly sighted and everyone who works there is a gardener... Join Holly and Matt as they explore the myths, truths and stories behind Pine Gap Listening Post, home of the CIA, NSA, ASIO, and probably a whole host of others as well. We're definitely on their lists right now!

Duration:01:01:08