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S1 E41: The Village

The Village

Sean Dorney got thrown out of PNG for his reporting, yet he received one of its top honors. He skippered its footy team and fell for a local girl. Now suffering motor neurone disease, he makes an emotional final visit.

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A Big Piece of Good News

A wild piece of coast was threatened by malls and McMansions until a reclusive billionaire couple arrived with the gift of a lifetime. Zoe Daniel reports.

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Eye of the Fire

It’s a Greek tale of tragedy, heroism and mind-blowing incompetence. Eric Campbell tells the story of the world’s deadliest bushfire since Australia’s Black Saturday in 2009 — and the fury in its aftermath.

  • 2020-01-17T23:30:00-08:00
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Homeland

Berlin was Holocaust headquarters — but for young Israeli Jews it’s the paragon of cool. Eric Campbell tracks one of the odder modern migrations.

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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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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.

  • 2020-01-21T20:30:00-08:00
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The Battle for Rio

Democrat or despot? Brazil’s new strongman is cracking down on rampant crime – but many fear the “Trump of the Tropics” is turning his country into a police state. Sally Sara reports.

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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.

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Saving Venice

The “Floating City” is sinking under rising seas and the weight of mass tourism. Now Venice’s residents are fighting to reclaim it, as Samantha Hawley reports.

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A radical experiment in democracy and women’s rights is under way in the old badlands of Islamic State. But as Yaara Bou Melhem reports, it could be crushed in an instant.

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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

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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.

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Secret Sardinia

It’s touted as Europe’s most beautiful island — but the people of Sardinia are getting sick and dying mysteriously. Fingers are pointing at secret bomb tests and war games by the world’s armies, as Emma Alberici reports.

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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?

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