8 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
    • 4.0 • 8 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.

    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
    Mum Thinks The Earth Is Flat

    Mum Thinks The Earth Is Flat

    Conspiracy theorists are easy to laugh at, right? Well, yeah, until it's your loved one spewing out those convoluted and plainly BS beliefs at the family dinner. This is exactly what happened to Kasey when her mum disappeared down some deep QAnon rabbit holes. It's been devastating for her family. FaceTime with gran is likely cancelled this Christmas.

    • 21 min
    Shihad’s Frontman Is Home Again

    Shihad’s Frontman Is Home Again

    Will rock god Jon Toogood surrender? Or will the Shihad singer keep fighting his fate? Jon built a career as frontman for the New Zealand band Shihad, infusing stadium-sized songs with his avowed atheism. But when he fell in love with a Muslim woman, he was forced to wrestle with his identity and belief — and forces way beyond his control.

    From Wellington to Melbourne and Los Angeles and back, Jon charts his journey through an epic tale of love, identity, empathy and belief... plus a few things he could never have seen coming.

    • 24 min
    Baby

    Baby

    A distracted moment during a shopping trip with her toddler goes horribly wrong for Marisa. During hours of desperation and anguish, she gets a surprising peek behind the curtain of a suburban Melbourne mega mall. A hilariously-told story confirming the kindness of strangers... and the awesome power of the online "mummy mafia".

    • 19 min
    Cate's Black Summer Secret

    Cate's Black Summer Secret

    During Australia's worst bushfires, Cate Tregellas and her family are forced to evacuate their home in Mallacoota, retreating to the local wharf as fire closes in on their small seaside town. But, in an effort to protect each other through a long, terrifying night, the family discovers a big secret they're all keeping from each other. It's a New Year's Eve they'll never forget.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

MrRobot123 ,

So good

These are brilliant. The Shihad episode had me crying my eyes out. Looking forward to the next instalment!

squrilled ,

So refreshing

I’m loving these stories they are so real so warm. I get chills and heart swells. Really feels like something fresh and unique in the vast podcast world out there. Keep them coming !

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