Weird Crap in Australia

Weird Crap in Australia

Australia is a land of many people, beautiful landscapes and culture. But behind the tourist commercial is an unexplained strangeness. Join Matthew and Holly each week as they discuss legends of Outback serial killers, UFO's and Monsters lurking in the bush.

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November 29, 2021 59 min
In the late 1980s, a man single-handedly led a 14-month reign of terror on the elderly population of Sydney, attacking women in broad daylight with a hammer, stealing their purses and running away.

With a clear signature, the Granny Killer sought out elderly women he thought would make an easy mark for a fast robbery - and found a thirst for blood along the way.

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In the late 1980s, a man single-handedly led a 14-month reign of terror on the elderly population of Sydney, attacking women in broad daylight with a hammer, stealing their purses and running away.

With a clear signature, the Granny Killer sought out elderly women he thought would make an easy mark for a fast robbery - and found a thirst for blood along the way.

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November 15, 2021 59 min
In 1942, Darwin was a small town with limited civil and military infrastructure. Seeing its location in close proximity to the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), Portuguese Timor and others, the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force constructed bases near the town in the 1930s and the early years of World War II (1939-1945). In spite of being the Northern Territory’s capital city after the Territory split from South ...
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In 1942, Darwin was a small town with limited civil and military infrastructure. Seeing its location in close proximity to the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), Portuguese Timor and others, the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force constructed bases near the town in the 1930s and the early years of World War II (1939-1945). In spite of being the Northern Territory’s capital city after the Territory split from South ...
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November 1, 2021 48 min
As of 2021, Skylab is the only space station 100% operated exclusively by the USA - everything else has been at the bahest of or in conjunction with another nation, or as part of the ISS mission.
Join Holly and Matthew as they look into this historic effort, its achievements, and the reason why it's sometimes called the "Chicken little Satellite" in Australia.
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It's Halloween again! Join Holly and Matthew as they look into 3 stories from Canberra, and their spooky legacies:
- The 1940 Canberra Air Disaster
- The Ghosts of Duntroon House
- The Tuggeranong Yowie
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October 18, 2021 59 min
Australia is famous for a few things, most of which will kill you: Sun, Surf, Snakes, and Spiders. We've already covered most of the others, so why not focus on those creatures that feature in the most populous of fears: arachnophobia.

Join Holly and Matthew as they look into some of the most interesting spiders on this continent, some interesting stories about them, and maybe learn a thing or two about our little helpful garde...
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The story of Jimmy Governor and his family is a particularly interesting story. Born in the world of the colonies and dying just short of the birth of the Commonwealth of Australia, this is the story of Australia's Indigenous outlaws who rebelled against the bigots in their life, only to find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the life and times of the Governor Clan, and their legac...
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The story of Jimmy Governor and his family is a particularly interesting story. Born in the world of the colonies and dying just short of the birth of the Commonwealth of Australia, this is the story of Australia's Indigenous outlaws who rebelled against the bigots in their life, only to find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the life and times of the Governor Clan, and their legac...
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September 26, 2021 49 min
At around 6.10pm on Oct 4, 1960, Anglican Minister Rev Lionel Browning and his wife were standing in their dining room, in the rectory at Cressy, Tas. They were looking east towards the hills, which were partially obscured by low clouds and rain, thus forming a rainbow in the setting sunlight.
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Anyone who spends a decent amount of time on the wholesome side of the internet knows there are 3 pillars of society that the internet looks up to. These three pillars are men who have made an impression on the people who watched their shows, and encourage them to do their very best.

These three men are Bob Ross, Fred Rogers, and Steve Irwin.

Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the life of the late, great Steve Irwin, his rela...
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Anyone who spends a decent amount of time on the wholesome side of the internet knows there are 3 pillars of society that the internet looks up to. These three pillars are men who have made an impression on the people who watched their shows, and encourage them to do their very best.

These three men are Bob Ross, Fred Rogers, and Steve Irwin.

Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the life of the late, great Steve Irwin, his rela...
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When Adelaide was constructed, planners were sure that, being a free colony without convicts, there would be no crime. How wrong they were...



Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the first murder in a government building in Adelaide, and the many voices that saw it happen.
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August 30, 2021 49 min
Monsters have been seen on the Australian continent all over, not just in NSW and Victoria. Join Holly and Matthew as they get on the trail of 3 such creatures, and the legends that have sprung up around them.
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Australia's record protecting children of all nationalities is poor at best, and nothing makes this more obvious than even a cursory glance at the history of the Australian Catholic Church. For decades, people have been abandoning organised religion Could it have something to do with the power and control abusers have displayed over victims, cushioned in the bosom of the Church?

Join Holly and Matthew as they take a deep look in...
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Australia's record protecting children of all nationalities is poor at best, and nothing makes this more obvious than even a cursory glance at the history of the Australian Catholic Church. For decades, people have been abandoning organised religion Could it have something to do with the power and control abusers have displayed over victims, cushioned in the bosom of the Church?

Join Holly and Matthew as they take a deep look in...
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Australia's record protecting children of all nationalities is poor at best, and nothing makes this more obvious than even a cursory glance at the history of the Australian Catholic Church. For decades, people have been abandoning organised religion Could it have something to do with the power and control abusers have displayed over victims, cushioned in the bosom of the Church?

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Stop me if you've heard this one.
Agent Smith, General Zod and Aldrich Killian walk into a pub...

Australia is a land of contrasts: Surf and sand, cold beer and hot days, gay bashings and a cult film about a trio of drag queens...

Wait, what?

In 1994, a small film made by a bunch of guerrilla filmmakers rewrote what being gay, transgender or a drag queen meant to the Australian public at large. From the feather boas to the famous ...
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Stop me if you've heard this one.
Agent Smith, General Zod and Aldrich Killian walk into a pub...

Australia is a land of contrasts: Surf and sand, cold beer and hot days, gay bashings and a cult film about a trio of drag queens...

Wait, what?

In 1994, a small film made by a bunch of guerrilla filmmakers rewrote what being gay, transgender or a drag queen meant to the Australian public at large. From the feather boas to the famous ...
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Between 1975 and 1999, dozens of men across Sydney found themselves the victims of assaults and murders. In 1988, Scott Johnson died off the cliffs of Manly. His body was found naked, and an investigation went underway.

30 years, 3 inquests and a public campaign later, his killer was close to hand. The investigation into Scott Johnson's murder uncovered many other men who lost their lives in similar fashion. Join Holly and Matth...
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