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S1 E20: It Doesn't Happen to People Like Me

It Doesn't Happen to People Like Me

Thousands of travelers, many of them young Australians, are flocking to the Amazon to chase the highs of the ayahuasca plant. Tragically, some never return. Hamish Macdonald visits to investigate the death of one individual.

 

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Venezuela Undercover

It's got more oil than any country on the planet but its people eat garbage and gangsters rule. Defying a media ban, Eric Campbell goes undercover in the onetime socialist idyll of Venezuela.

It Doesn't Happen to People Like Me

Thousands of travelers, many of them young Australians, are flocking to the Amazon to chase the highs of the ayahuasca plant. Tragically, some never return. Hamish Macdonald visits to investigate the death of one individual.

 

Happy Birthday Mr President

Vladimir Putin crushes opponents, but a growing army of young Russians is fighting back. Their gift to the strongman on his 65th birthday? A show of defiance and a demand to quit. Eric Campbell reports.

  • 2019-06-18T21:00:00-07:00
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On Top of the World

Is the world going mad when Greenlanders fight drought and brushfires and catch warm water fish? A decade after discovering a farming boom in Greenland, Eric Campbell returns to see how locals are facing up to climate change.

The Baby Trade

A cruel trade is tearing baby orangutans from their jungle homes to be sold abroad. Samantha Hawley gets a smuggler’s story - and meets the warriors risking their lives to save the great apes from extinction.

The Home Show

How do we make housing more affordable? What are other countries trying - and what bright ideas might we pinch from them?

Redneck Revolt

A year into Donald Trump’s presidency resurgent white supremacists are preaching hate. Now left- wing activists are hitting back with their own shock tactics. Stephanie March goes inside a controversial radical group.

The New Italian Job

The old is new. Ditching conventional careers, a generation of hip young Italians is rediscovering the grand tradition of “Made in Italy”. Hamish Macdonald takes an exhilarating road trip to meet the Italians building up a new reputation for handcrafted cheese, shoes and wine.

The Dome

Runit is a far-flung coral speck surrounded by shimmering blue lagoons, a tiny outpost of the Marshall Islands.

It’s also Ground Zero of the South Pacific or, as one Marshallese calls it, “a big monument to a giant American fuck-up”.

Runit is dominated by what’s called the Dome. It looks like the work of extra-terrestrials. But this is a man-made, sprawling concrete circle that encases tonnes of nuclear waste including about 400 lumps of plutonium, one the deadliest substances known to science.

  • 2019-07-02T21:00:00-07:00
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On His Own Terms

This is the inside story of 104-year-old activist David Goodall’s last days in Europe as he farewells family and campaigns for the right to die, up to his final hour

Don't Call Australia Home!

Australia is detaining, cuffing and deporting more New Zealanders than any other group. Guest reporter Peter FitzSimons finds it’s riling Kiwis and straining relations across The Ditch. Is this how we treat an old mate?

Blockchain Island

A tropical paradise is racked with bankruptcy then smashed by a killer hurricane. In rides a cavalry of digital evangelists selling hi-tech revolution. Will they save the day?

The Love Boat

Matthew Carney reports on a determined group of young Chinese men and women taking action against China’s anti-gay laws. Shanghai has seen thousands of cruise ships come and go, but perhaps never one like this. About 800 special invitees are piling aboard the ship to witness the marriages of nine LGBT couples in a brazen statement against China’s law and traditional family values.