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Spectrum: A 7NEWS Podcast
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Spectrum: A 7NEWS Podcast
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    Taken For Ransom in Somalia

    Taken For Ransom in Somalia

    In 2008, Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan and Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout were kidnapped in Somalia by an Islamist insurgent group while reporting on the country's refugee crisis. The pair were held hostage for 460 days and released in November 2009.
    This episode follows a passionate photojournalist's experience taken hostage in Somalia and a brave sister's defiant journey toward having him released.
    Host: Malin Hägglund 
    Producer: Malin Hägglund 
    On archival supplies: Joseph Highfield
    Guests:
    Nicole Bonney
    Tom Hart
    John Chase
    Bob Brown
     
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    • 44 min
    A Phantom Hitchhiker on Australia's Coast

    A Phantom Hitchhiker on Australia's Coast

    Content warning: this episode discuss material related to sexual assault.
    What if it's not the past haunting us, but the present?
    For decades, hair-raising rumours of a tormented soul haunting Wilfred Barrett Drive in New South Wales have put the Central Coast on the map. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the Jenny Dixon ghost story, and the cultural impact of urban legend and analyse the role folklore plays in societies.
    Host: Malin Hägglund 
    Producer: Malin Hägglund  
    Guests:
    Medium Elizabeth and Sarah RawlingsHaunted Down Under Paranormal Investigator Nadine GrayConveyancer Sharmaine GormleySenior Professor in History at Federation University Dr David Waldron
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    • 33 min
    The search for Australia's bigfoot

    The search for Australia's bigfoot

    Since the early days of European arrival, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people have claimed to have seen a two-metre tall, hairy, ape-like figure stalking the Australian bush, right across the country. So what is this mythical creature we know as the yowie? Join us as we look at the legend and meet a man who has devoted decades tracking it down.
    Host: Chris Hook
    Producer: Malin Hägglund  
    Special thanks to Dean Harrison for yowie recording
    Guests:
    Australian Yowie Research founder Dean HarrisonFormer ranger, wildlife expert and radio host Gary OpitGraham Seal, Professor of Folklore at Curtin University
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