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RN Presents brings you the best short feature and documentary series from the ABC’s Radio National network.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

RN Presents brings you the best short feature and documentary series from the ABC’s Radio National network.

    08 | Patient Zero: First Outbreak

    08 | Patient Zero: First Outbreak

    In 1789, a disease tore through Aboriginal communities around Sydney Cove, or Warrane, leaving dead bodies floating in the harbour, and scattered along the shorelines. Some think that this outbreak was a fire that was deliberately lit.

    • 44 min
    07 | Patient Zero: Back From The Brink

    07 | Patient Zero: Back From The Brink

    A six-year old boy in Papua New Guinea wakes up one day and is suddenly unable to stand by himself. Less than a year later, children in three other Asia Pacific nations are experiencing the same alarming symptoms. A disease that was eradicated from these countries is back -- and it appears to be spreading.

    • 40 min
    06 | Patient Zero: Ticking Time Bomb

    06 | Patient Zero: Ticking Time Bomb

    You’re a doctor faced with a dilemma: your patient isn’t responding to treatment. In fact, they’re getting worse. You run through a list of what might be wrong, but nothing seems to fit. And then suddenly -- whatever is wrong appears to be spreading. It’s a race against time, and a medical mystery that only a seasoned disease detective can solve.

    • 40 min
    05 | Patient Zero: Spillover In Suburbia

    05 | Patient Zero: Spillover In Suburbia

    A sleepy suburb in Brisbane is the scene of a gruesome disease outbreak, where the streets literally run with blood.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Excellent research, wonderful writing, great narration & production. Well, mostly. 5/5

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Good info. The music is way too intrusive

Please tone the sound effects and music down. Why do podcasts think we need it to know how to feel?

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