Season two of Expanse explores a wild story of endurance, resilience, mateship, and ultimately survival. It's the kind of tall tale that might be told in the bar over a beer — but this story is all true.
01 From the Dead | The Blythe Star
As 18-year-old Mick Doleman farewelled young love to set sail on the Blythe Star, he could never have seen what was coming. Just 14 hours into their journey, Mick’s life – along with those of his rag tag crew of shipmates – would change forever as they scrambled to save themselves from a sinking ship. In this episode of From the Dead, host Piia Wirsu discovers the uneasy signs that all was not right when the Blythe Star set sail.
02 From the Dead | Lost at Sea
When the Blythe Star fails to turn up at port as scheduled, the authorities are left scratching their heads. Meanwhile, the families of the crew reel at the news the ship is missing. In this episode, bungles, bickering and birthday cards create mayhem on land.
03 From the Dead | The Search
When the Blythe Star fails to turn up at port as scheduled, the authorities are left scratching their heads.
Meanwhile, the families of the crew reel at the news the ship is missing.
In this episode, bungles, bickering and birthday cards create mayhem on land.
04 From the Dead | Missing: Presumed Dead
The search is called off and the men are declared dead, leaving loved ones reeling.
But on the raft, the men have one final hope for salvation.
In this episode time runs out for the men, as they have a make-or-break opportunity.
05 From the Dead | Back From The Dead
Three of the remaining crewmen set off on a do-or die mission to find help, and fate steps in.
In this final episode of From the Dead, the impacts of the disaster are felt long after the event.
INTRODUCING – Expanse S2: From the Dead
When a ship called the Blythe Star disappeared without a trace in 1973, it kicked off the largest sea and air search Australia had ever seen.
Ten men were left clinging to life in an emergency raft, at the mercy of the wind and currents. In the days to come they were pushed to the extremes of endurance.
Outstanding journalism and storytelling
I binged Series 2 in an evening and was absolutely riveted by such an amazing story of survival. Piia’s voice is so well suited to this kind of storytelling and I found her such a compelling narrator. She has a natural warmth and regard for the people she is both talking to and about. I never usually take the time to write a review but this was an exceptional podcast. Five stars!
The host has such a lovely voice, and this podcast was very well researched and constructed. Thoroughly recommend!
Way too drawn-out
While probably an interesting story, the narration was way too slow and convoluted, and I eventually drifted off in search of something else…