8 episodes

Did one man’s friendship with a dolphin go way – way – too far? It’s 1987 and the British seaside town of Amble has seen much better days. So when a wild bottlenose dolphin nicknamed Freddie appears in the harbour, it feels like a miracle. Everyone wants to swim with him. But Freddie chooses one person above all others: Alan Cooper, a dedicated animal rights activist committed to freeing captive dolphins. Then Alan’s friendship with Freddie is turned against him and a devastating accusation spirals out of control.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.9 • 68 Ratings

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Did one man’s friendship with a dolphin go way – way – too far? It’s 1987 and the British seaside town of Amble has seen much better days. So when a wild bottlenose dolphin nicknamed Freddie appears in the harbour, it feels like a miracle. Everyone wants to swim with him. But Freddie chooses one person above all others: Alan Cooper, a dedicated animal rights activist committed to freeing captive dolphins. Then Alan’s friendship with Freddie is turned against him and a devastating accusation spirals out of control.

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    A Wild Visitor

    A Wild Visitor

    When a wild dolphin called Freddie appears in the harbour of a tired English fishing town and forms a deep friendship with Alan, a devastating rumour emerges.

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    • 36 min
    Flippin' Crazy

    Flippin' Crazy

    Alan continues to swim with Freddie despite the salacious allegation against him. Surely no-one will take it seriously. Or will they?

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    • 37 min
    Deep Trouble

    Deep Trouble

    Alan is caught in a tabloid frenzy. The whole country is laughing at him. But there’s nothing funny about the death threats he receives.

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    • 29 min
    In the Dock

    In the Dock

    Alan’s in court and it’s humiliating. But now he knows who his accusers are. And he’s determined to fight back.

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    • 36 min
    On the Hook

    On the Hook

    Alan’s in the dock facing some tough questions. But now there are tough questions for his accusers too. No-one can tell which way it’ll go. Everyone is hooked.

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    • 32 min
    Sink or Swim

    Sink or Swim

    The most beautiful experience of Alan’s life has left a devastating legacy. Right now, he needs Freddie more than ever. But where is he?

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Riva Refuge Inc ,

Interesting but…

This story could have been told in an hour.

Spesh713 ,

Beautiful

What a gorgeous story of dolphins, animal rights, and the best — and worst — of humanity. Freddie was so special. Bravo

Victor_Van_Dort ,

Dolphin Penis

I thought there may be one episode that mentioned Dolphin pleasuring but I’m sad to report it’s the whole show and that I had to hear the phrase “Dolphin Penis” 100 times more than one should in life. I laughed out loud thinking about the people producing this podcast. What a waste of time.

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