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The podcasting of a life, by Matt Smith. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” - Charles Dickens.

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The podcasting of a life, by Matt Smith. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” - Charles Dickens.

    Ned Kelly 4: Such is Life

    Ned Kelly 4: Such is Life

    With his last desperate stand at an end, Ned Kelly will be tried and executed for his crimes in 1880, at the age of 25. His name and notoriety would only grow, and a surprisingly mixed reputation as a larrikin bushranger would develop. Many Australians would come to admire the legend and the myth, without necessarily understanding the man.

    Guest: Dr Doug Morrissey (Historian and author of Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life)

    • 21 min
    Ned Kelly 3: The Last Stand

    Ned Kelly 3: The Last Stand

    The Kelly gang they are broke and on the run, having ambushed and killed policeman and conducted bank heists. Their next plan is their most daring, or perhaps reckless, centring around the victorian town of Glenrowan.

    Guest: Dr Doug Morrissey (Historian and author of Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life)

    • 26 min
    Ned Kelly 2: A Short Life of Crime

    Ned Kelly 2: A Short Life of Crime

    Ned Kelly came through a troubled upbringing and started a career as a horse thief, but is now on the run after shooting a policeman. With the authorities after him, he would only become more desperate and ruthless.

    Guest: Dr Doug Morrissey (Historian and author of Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life)

    • 26 min
    Ned Kelly 1: Australian Outlaw

    Ned Kelly 1: Australian Outlaw

    Ned Kelly is a legendary figure in Australian history. A bushranger, an outlaw, a convicted police murderer, and controversial figure. Despite his rap sheet, to some he was a rascal and a hero.

    Guest: Dr Doug Morrissey (Historian and author of Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life)

    • 30 min
    Gandhi 4: Father of the Nation

    Gandhi 4: Father of the Nation

    When British India collapses, India embraces it’s state of free rule, but it isn’t the outcome Gandhi had campaigned for. Religious rivalries and disagreements lead to a split between Muslim and Hindi, dividing the territory in two.

    Guest: Dr Thomas Weber (Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University)

    • 26 min
    Gandhi 3: Shaking the Foundations

    Gandhi 3: Shaking the Foundations

    The salt march is the most iconic event from Gandhi's campaign of non-violent resistance. In 1930 Gandhi and his followers began a month-long march to the coast where he made salt, defiantly breaking a British law related to the taxation of salt production.

    Explaining his choice, Gandhi said that "Next to air and water, salt is perhaps the greatest necessity of life."

    Guest: Dr Thomas Weber (Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University)

    • 22 min

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