12 episodes

Heartbreaking and hilarious, each episode of Days Like These introduces you to a regular human as they live through something wild. In surprising stories of love and joy, they'll triumph against the odds, face their darkest days, and occasionally fall flat on their face.

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    • Documentary
    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

Heartbreaking and hilarious, each episode of Days Like These introduces you to a regular human as they live through something wild. In surprising stories of love and joy, they'll triumph against the odds, face their darkest days, and occasionally fall flat on their face.

    Secrets Of The Dead

    Secrets Of The Dead

    Bill Edgar is a private investigator from Australia's Gold Coast who's become know internationally as "The Coffin Confessor". His popularity soared when his very strange side hustle hit headlines all over the world. Bill says the deceased pay him (before they die) to rock up at their funerals and deliver previously-unsaid "truth bombs" to loved ones. But, what the media blitz about Bill Edgar didn't uncover was the secret he's been keeping all of his life — until now.

    • 26 min
    The Runner

    The Runner

    Carefree and dancing on the podium at a Perth nightclub, aspiring actress/comedian Nikki Britton spies a strapping man with a prominent tongue ring. It's lust at first sight, quickly morphing into a whirlwind romance... then a long-distance relationship. But when her dashing courtier invites her to uproot her life to be with him, Nikki's hit by a curveball that will change her... and provide a lifetime of standup material.

    • 28 min
    Blood In 

    Blood In 

    Mesmerised by the hard-headed glamour of bikie culture, the son of Afghan refugees finds brotherhood in an outlaw motorcycle club. But when death strikes twice close to Mahmood Fazal, he’s forced to confront his own mortality. Will he be allowed to cut the ties that bind him to Melbourne’s underworld? 

    • 17 min
    The Celebrant

    The Celebrant

    "Stephen saved us." Those words transport us from a glittering harbourside wedding to the grime-filled depths of internet dating. It's time to peek inside the heady and secretive world of the professional wedding celebrant, where random acts of kindness can (and will) change your life.

    • 19 min
    Speedbird Nine

    Speedbird Nine

    It's a hot jolt of dread in your stomach, the cold sweat breaking out on your palms. You're watching the clouds cruise by from the cabin of the plane when turbulence hits. Usually, it's short-lived. You tell yourself 'everything will be okay'. But British Airways Flight 09 was far from usual. For the passengers and crew aboard, that one terrifying moment would stretch out into the longest 12 minutes of their lives.

    • 20 min
    Mike's Miracle At Lightning Ridge

    Mike's Miracle At Lightning Ridge

    Imagine you spend your whole life searching for the elusive, perfect fiery opal. And then, one day, you realise you're holding — literally in the palm of your sweaty hand — a glittering prize of a gem that burns with a secret that could unlock the history of the Australian continent. Welcome to the crazy world of opal mining at Lightning Ridge, NSW, where fossicker Mike Poben is facing a choice that will change his life forever.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

OliveIam ,

One of my favourite podcasts

Interesting and varied stories. Love, love the theme music.

Keeks___89 ,

Speechless

Wow, what a powerful first episode. Speechless at such a moving story, beautifully told

Asatwerp ,

Theme song has to go

Interesting stories told, could be longer and more in-depth. Absolutely terrible theme song choice, please consider changing. Have to quickly mute the volume every time I hear it creeping up. Sorry to the musicians just my opinion.

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