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...

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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 …

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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 …

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March 9, 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...

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March 2, 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...

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Feb. 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...

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Feb. 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 …

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Feb. 9, 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...

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Feb. 2, 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...

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Jan. 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...

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Jan. 19, 2023

12. Winston Churchill's Last Bodyguard

Have you ever found a handwritten inscription behind an old bathroom cabinet and not stopped to read it? In that case, you may be kicking yourself by the time you’ve finished listening to the series of events which uncovered ...

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Jan. 12, 2023

11. Secondhand Embarrassment

Have you heard of secondhand embarrassment? Imagine you’re sitting on a train next to a toilet with an automatic opening door. And then, for no reason, it starts to open. Think this could never happen? If you’re going to as...

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Jan. 5, 2023

10. A Holotropic Journey

In the 50’s and 60’s, a pharmaceutical company in Switzerland released the psychedelic drug LSD to encourage research of possible beneficial effects for psychological struggles or psychiatric illness. Psychedelic drugs were s...

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Dec. 29, 2022

9. Awakening in the Northwest Territories

If you’ve retired, are nearing retirement or have ever considered what life looks like after work, you may want to listen in. Alastair Henry provides an alternative to seeing out your days cutting grass and playing golf. And...

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Dec. 22, 2022

8. From Belarus with Love

At the last count, 221 million people have migrated, ie moved from their “country of usual residence”; that’s 3.5% of the world’s population. Of these, just short of 80 million were forcibly moved from their homes as refugees...

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Dec. 15, 2022

7. Is Anybody There?

Have you ever visited a psychic medium? Perhaps you’re a little tentative? Or perhaps you think it's all hocus-pocus. You may be surprised on all three counts. Thank Jules, for such an illuminating chat. You are a gem. It...

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Dec. 8, 2022

6. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

My guest today ran for the UK parliament in 2019. Spoiler Alert - he didn't get in! That was the year when the UK was devouring itself on the subject of Brexit. Listen to his hilarious account of fighting to …

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Dec. 1, 2022

5. Marsy's Law

Listen to the tragic story of a young man and his family, and how the law fails families like this time after time. Also, listen to his subsequent fight for justice and find out how you could play a small …

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Nov. 24, 2022

4. Misfit in Hell to Heaven Expat

Have you ever had that experience where life was ticking over quite nicely, and everything felt normal? And then something happened, and suddenly life wasn't normal anymore. What about if that something was that you died? You...

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Nov. 17, 2022

3. A Tale of Two Mothers

If you need a lift, listen to the story of David Figueroa. He was born with cerebral palsy in Puerto Rico with very little chance of creating a fulfilling life for himself. Take a look where he is now, and …

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Nov. 10, 2022

2. A Child's Eye View of World War II

On the 3rd September 1939, Neville Chamberlain broadcast the news that Britain was at war with Germany. Accounts of war time have been well documented, but what was it like for the children living under the constant threat o...

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Nov. 3, 2022

1. Hello

Welcome to Batting the Breeze, the podcast for the Infinitely Curious! This introductory episode provides a summary of what you can expect from our podcast. It's a place where we share stories, invite others to share stories...

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