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Immerse yourself in a different world, every week, as host Emma Gillespie and guests dig deeper into the truth and tragedy of some of the world’s most remarkable women. From Ita Buttrose to Charlotte Dawson to Amanda Bynes...Extraordinary lives, told by extraordinary people. Welcome to Extraordinary Stories.

Extraordinary Stories Mamamia

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Immerse yourself in a different world, every week, as host Emma Gillespie and guests dig deeper into the truth and tragedy of some of the world’s most remarkable women. From Ita Buttrose to Charlotte Dawson to Amanda Bynes...Extraordinary lives, told by extraordinary people. Welcome to Extraordinary Stories.

    1. ‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ - The Amy Winehouse Story

    1. ‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ - The Amy Winehouse Story

    You can recognise it in an instant, that iconic voice and a candid style of songwriting beyond her years. The sound of Amy Winehouse was a sound unheard of since the days of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. But the name ‘Amy Winehouse’ seems to be as synonymous with talent as it is tragedy. On this season we’ll dive deep into the life of Amy. From her rise to fame, her artistry, to her pain, her loves, and her losses. Could she have been saved? What does her death tell us about the pervasive grip of addiction and fame?

    CREDITS:

    Host: Emma Gillespie

    Written and Produced by Emma Gillespie and Tia Ucich

    Guest booking: Kally Borg 

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou

     

    With thanks to:

    Dr Peter HughesEleni PapavasileiouPolly Taylor 
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    • 28 min
    2. ‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ - The Amy Winehouse Story

    2. ‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ - The Amy Winehouse Story

    After a celebrated album with her debut, Frank, and with that distinct voice and sound, Amy Winehouse got very famous, very fast. Everyone wanted a second album, but Amy had entered a whole new world. On this episode, we’ll hear how Amy’s very private struggles with mental health and addiction became headlines for a relentless tabloid culture. And, in one of the most volatile love affairs in pop culture history, how would the story of Amy and Blake become a cautionary tale about the dangers of codependency?

    CREDITS:

    Host: Emma Gillespie

    Written and produced by Emma Gillespie with Elissa Ratliff, Tia Ucich & Kally Borg

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou

    Guest booking: Kally Borg

    With thanks to:

    Dr Peter HughesEleni PapavasileiouPolly TaylorDean McCarthy
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    • 29 min
    3. ‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ - The Amy Winehouse Story

    3. ‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ - The Amy Winehouse Story

    A month before Amy Winehouse’s death, her performance at a music festival in Serbia was resoundly panned. She was intoxicated for the whole world to see, but the silver lining of what would be labelled 'the worst gig of her career' meant she didn’t have to go on tour. It meant Amy, and those who loved her, had their hopes pinned on a chance for Amy to get better again. 

    On this episode we’ll explore the final years in the life of Amy Winehouse. After her closest friends were convinced Amy was doing better than ever, how did she die? Why was she sent on tour when she was not only unwilling, but unwell? 

    Plus, we’ll take a closer look at the 27 club. What is this unique curse that looms over the legacies of these young artists?

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Emma Gillespie

    Written and produced by Emma Gillespie with Tia Ucich & Kally Borg

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou

    Guest booking: Kally Borg

    With thanks to:

    Dr Peter HughesEleni PapavasileiouPolly TaylorDean McCarthy
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    • 34 min
    Introducing: ‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ - The Amy Winehouse Story

    Introducing: ‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ - The Amy Winehouse Story

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    1. The Disappearance Of Peng Shuai: The Tennis Star Who Vanished

    1. The Disappearance Of Peng Shuai: The Tennis Star Who Vanished

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    It was after 10 pm, on November 2nd, 2021 when 35-year-old Peng Shuai - China’s beloved global tennis star - sat down and began typing. Truncated sentences of an open letter, detailing an affair and sexual assault involving one of China’s highest-ranking political figures. It took only a few minutes before the post had amassed thousands of shares, likes, and comments. But within half an hour, it vanished. And moments later, so too did Peng Shuai.CREDITS:

    Host: Emma Gillespie

    Writers: Emma Gillespie, Tia Ucich 

    Producers: Emma Gillespie

    Guest booking: Kally Borg 

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

     

    WITH THANKS TO:Sydney Pead, Yaqiu Wang and Drew Pavlou

     

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    • 27 min
    2. The Disappearance Of Peng Shuai: Proof Of Life

    2. The Disappearance Of Peng Shuai: Proof Of Life

    For three long weeks in November 2021, the tennis community, news organisations, and human rights advocates the world over had one question; Where Is Peng Shuai? In the aftermath of a Weibo post detailing allegations of sexual assault against one of China’s top political figures, concerns for Peng Shuai's freedom were escalating swiftly. Then suddenly, proof of life. In this episode, we’ll learn more about the Chinese propaganda machine, and how it’s working to convince the world of Peng Shuai's safety, whilst censoring her story.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Emma Gillespie

    Writers: Emma Gillespie

    Producers: Emma Gillespie, Kally Borg, Tia Ucich

    Guest booking: Kally Borg 

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

     

    WITH THANKS TO:Yaqiu Wang, Drew Pavlou, Tom Steinfort & Sydney Pead
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    • 29 min

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