Cloak & Dagger 2: Jack the Ripper

One was a charming con artist who was a master of forgery and seduction.The other a deranged murderer who brutally killed two of his wives and four of his children. Two criminals who made their names, and sealed their fates,…

Cloak & Dagger 1: Aum Shinrikyo

In April 1993, members of the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo moved to an isolated farm in Western Australia where they established a chemical weapons factory in preparation for a Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway. Two years later…

Odd Wars

You’ve heard of Gallipoli, but have you heard of the Emu War? Or the war of vengeance against the Mad Mahdi of Sudan? Do you know who was made the Lord of Armageddon after WWI? This episode, we look at…

New Australia

New Australia

What happens when 238 settlers described as the “misfits, failures, and malcontents of the left wing of Australian democracy” leave Australia in the aftermath of a brutal shearers strike and attempt to found a socialist utopia in the jungles of…

Wreck of the Batavia (Part 2)

While Jeronimus Cornelisz reigns over the wreck survivors on a tiny island, Pelsaert and Jacobsz are stuck with each other in a tiny boat on the way to Indonesia. Cornelisz knows that if the authorities are told about the wreck,…

Wreck of the Batavia (Part 1)

In the mid-17th century, when an unmapped Australia was still only known as Terra Australis Incognita, a Dutch East India Company vessel wrecked off the West coast, only days before mutineers could seize the ship in a bloody uprising. The…

The New Guard (Part 2)

In part 2 we’re almost ready for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge but dissent is making its way through the New Guard while Jack Lang’s success as Premier continues to haunt Eric Campbell. Around the world, fascists are…

The New Guard (Part 1)

It’s 1932 in Sydney: The Harbour Bridge is almost complete after nine years and the whole country continues to struggle with the economic disaster of the previous decade. But for well-heeled Sydney lawyer and ex-WWI officer Eric Campbell, the biggest…