Batting the Breeze

Thank you for looking in on our weekly podcast where we share stories, invite others to share stories and sometimes just talk for the hell of it. Stories might be amusing, inspirational or stir the emotions. Often they relate to specific historical events and always try to be informative and thought-provoking.

So, if you are curious about the world, why not take 10 minutes out of your hectic schedule once a week and join us batting the breeze.

Recent Episodes

March 30, 2023

Gough Whitlam Was Out To Lunch

It was a mad moment in Australian political history; The 1975 Australian Constitutional Crisis - but don’t let that title put you off! It’s a story of double-crossing, conspiracy theories, the CIA, Australia - a mature worl...

March 23, 2023

21. Date Me

Dating can be hard enough. But imagine you had been involved in a life-changing accident, were adapting to a new life in a wheelchair and were ready to pick up from where you left off with… boys. Date Me is such a story of a ...

Health Human Behaviour

March 16, 2023

20. Repeatedly Dead Fred

Cats have 9 lives. Fred Rutman has at least 20. One night in May 2009, he died - three times. That summer, he died another 17 times. Find out how this incredible story led to a new life of intermittent fasting. You will be ...

Health Human Behaviour

March 09, 2023

19. The Jar

Here’s a definition of insanity for you: throwing in a good job, leaving behind a salary and travelling 10,000 miles across the globe to follow a hunch, a seed of an idea. Then driving around the United States, randomly turn...

Spirituality Human Behaviour Podcasting

March 02, 2023

18. The Arizonian Nomad

Can you imagine selling all your worldly possessions, your house, your car, your furnishings and reducing your ownership of ‘things’ to a 22-inch suitcase and a backpack? Well, that’s exactly what today’s guest did, leaving A...

Spirituality Culture

February 23, 2023

17. Better The Devil You Know

Having previously spoken to near-death experience witnesses, I was keen to uncover how science viewed this extraordinary phenomenon. I tracked down data scientist David Gerrelli. I wasn’t expecting what I heard. Personal com...


February 16, 2023

16. Double Trouble

Can you imagine what it’s like to breathe through someone else’s lungs? Alastair Henry does. In 2020 he had a double lung transplant at the age of 75. He’s only too aware of his responsibility to the donor, to make the best...


February 09, 2023

15. Extroverts Don’t Need Any Help

How are your communication skills these days? No, I don’t mean public speaking or standing up to make a presentation. How are you communicating with your spouse, your children, and your postman? Brenden Kumarasamy, the fou...

Human Behaviour

February 02, 2023

14. Edmund, Churchill and Thatcher

Have you ever wondered if Margaret Thatcher ever met Sir Winston Churchill? If you search, you’ll find that nobody really knows. However, one person does know; Edmund Murray, Churchill’s last bodyguard. Also, What happened...


January 26, 2023

13. Edmund, Churchill and Onassis

Edmund Murray was Winston Churchill’s last bodyguard and as such he witnessed situations and events like no other. What happened when Mrs Onassis, Maria Callas and Jackie Kennedy ended up on the yacht Christina at the same ti...