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#32 Earning Your Stripes with Patrick Collison. On this episode of the Knowledge Project Podcast, I chat with Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of the leading online payment processing company, Stripe. If you’ve purchased anything online recently, there’s a good chance that Stripe facilitated the transaction. What is now an organization with over a thousand employees and handling tens of billions of dollars of online purchases every year, began as a small side experiment while Patrick and his brother John were going to college. During our conversation, Patrick shares the details of their unlikely journey and some of the hard-earned wisdom he picked up along the way. I hope you have something handy to write with because the nuggets per minute in this episode are off the charts. Patrick was so open and generous with his responses that I’m really excited for you to hear what he has to say. Here are just a few of the things we cover: The biggest (and most valuable) mistakes Patrick made in the early days of Stripe and how they helped him get better The characteristics that Patrick looks for in a new hire to fit and contribute to the Stripe company culture What compelled he and his brother to move forward with the early concept of Stripe, even though on paper it was doomed to fail from the start The gaps Patrick saw in the market that dozens of other processing companies were missing — and how he capitalized on them The lessons Patrick learned from scaling Stripe from two employees (he and his brother) to nearly 1,000 today How he evaluates the upsides and potential dangers of speculative positions within the company How his Irish upbringing influenced his ability to argue and disagree without taking offense (and how we can all be a little more “Irish”) The power of finding the right peer group in your social and professional circles and how impactful and influential it can be in determining where you end up. The 4 ways Patrick has modified his decision making process over the last 5 years and how it’s helped him develop as a person and as a business leader (this part alone is worth the listen) Patrick’s unique approach to books and how he chooses what he’s going to spend his time reading ...life in Silicon Valley, Baumol’s cost disease, and so, so much more. Patrick truly is one of the most warm, humble and down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure to speak with and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation together. I hope you will too! *** For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://www.fs.blog/podcast/ My free weekly Brain Food digest helps you upgrade your thinking. Don't miss out, sign up at https://www.fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on Twitter (https://twitter.com/farnamstreet)
Airbnb's Brian Chesky in Handcrafted. If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don't scale. Handcraft the core experience. Get your hands dirty. Serve your customers one-by-one. And don't stop until you know exactly what they want. That's what Brian Chesky did. As CEO of Airbnb, Brian’s early work was more akin to a traveling salesman. He takes us back to his lean years – when he went door-to-door, meeting Airbnb hosts in person – and shares the imaginative route to crafting what he calls an "11-star experience.”
#3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me. Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? ‘I’m pretending like I’m really happy, and laugh, and you know, smiling on the phones and doing stuff like that – so they feel like, “Oh, my son is really living in a good environment”. So they think like that, but the opposite is the truth.’ Aziz Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret. Warning: This episode of The Messenger includes graphic content and mentions self-harm. If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact one of Australia’s national 24/7 crisis services such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Transcript Download a PDF transcript of this episode here. In this episode Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Associate Professor Anne Bartlett, University of New South Wales, President of the Sudan Studies Association Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes: 'Blue Milk' by Stereolab, 'Up the Box' by Andy Stott, 'Feld' by To Rococo Rot, 'Firefly' and 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise, 'Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, 'Ending' by Kazumasa Hashimoto, 'Remedios the Beauty' by Oren Ambarchi, 'Lazyboat' and 'Vostok' by Triosk, 'Passages' by Bowery Electric, 'Self Seal Mishap' by Tennis and 'Ba Ba' by Sigur Rós. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.Narration by Michael Green. With reporting by Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Additional fact checking by the Guardian's Ben Doherty; transcription by Claire McGregor, Victoria Grey, Camilla Chapman, Lena Lettau and many more. This episode was edited and mixed by Bec Fary and Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Cameron Ford and Heidi Pett, and to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
Rank #1: The Murder Of Jaidyn Leskie. In 1997, a beautiful 14-month-old boy named Jaidyn Leskie was brutally murdered and cruelly discarded of. At the time of his disappearance, he was under the care of his mother's boyfriend, Greg Domaszewicz. This episode takes a look at a small town tragedy that gripped Melbourne. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesisters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/truecrimesisters/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/truecrimesister Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truecrimesisters/ Website: https://truecrimesisters.wordpress.com/ Please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/true-crime-sisters/id1247060969 Intro Music: Mattia Cupelli - Royalty Free -(https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mattia-cupelli/id650088758) Thank you so much for listening to us!
Rank #2: The Murder Of Lyndsay Van Blanken. 18 year old Lyndsay Van Blanken was just coming into her own when her life was taken in 2003. This case is a very real reminder of the dangers that can exist within controlling and emotionally abusive relationships. Australian Domestic Violence Hotline: 1800 RESPECT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/truecrimesisters/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/truecrimesister Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truecrimesisters/ Website: https://truecrimesisters.wordpress.com/ Support us: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesisters Find us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/true-crime-sisters/id1247060969?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttruecrimesisters/true-crime-sisters Or wherever you listen to podcasts... Intro/Outro Music: Mattia Cupelli (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mattia-cupelli/id650088758)
Rank #1: Season 3 Preview. True Stories returns with a five-part investigation into the untold stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders. Each episode explores the intriguing circumstances of an unsolved case, told by award-winning Australian investigative journalist and writer, Mark Whittaker, whose full investigation will published online at the end of the series. True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history. sbs.com.au/truestoriesJournalist: Mark WhittakerProducer: Gina McKeonMix, Music and Sound Design: Martin PeraltaIllustrator: Jeremy LordCommissioned by: Ben Naparstek & Kylie Boltin #SBSTrueStoriesTrue Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.
Rank #2: S2 Ep5 Diary of a Tumbleweed. Living in Melbourne and struggling to become a writer, Abigail quits her job, grabs a backpack, and a buys a one-way ticket to Paris. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ‘Untold Australia’. In Season Two, discover True Stories that reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australia today, told by Australia’s best emerging and award-wining writers.True Stories Season Two is inspired by the SBS documentary series Untold Australia, which reveals stories from within Australia’s hidden cultures. Airs Wednesdays from 13 April, 8:30pm on SBS.sbs.com.au/truestories'Diary of a Tumbleweed' written and read by Abigail UlmanMusic & Sound Design: James CecilExecutive Producer: Kylie BoltinProducer: Megan GibbonIllustrator: Bren LukeTrue Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.
Rank #1: Alain De Botton On How To Love. How do you find 'the one'? You can't. They don't exist, and in fact, you will inevitably marry the wrong person. But, it doesn't spell disaster. Alain de Botton, the Swiss-born, British-based philosopher, says we've been sold a lie about romance and love. He says love is a skill we need to learn; not an essence of life that just 'happens'. In this chat, we talk about what it means to love, how to love better, and question everything we believe to be true about love, romance, marriage, and fidelity. It's playful. Wise. And profound.Alain de Botton's new book is The Course Of Love, published by Penguin, and is out now.Follow Alain on Twitter @alaindebottonLeave comments on Meshel's facebook pageAnd her twitter is herePlease leave a review and a rating for this show in itunes.
Rank #2: Making A Murderer: Ken Kratz And The Untold Story. He was the villian of the Making a Murderer documentary. Ken Kratz, the prosecutor who convinced a jury to find Steven Avery guilty of the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach. But is the documentary a reasonable account of the case? Kratz unveils evidence left out of the Netflix documentary and says, the other side of the story needs to be told. Show notes:The Nitty Gritty Committee is hosted by Meshel LaurieTell her your thoughts on her facebook page
Rank #1: Episode One: 17/10/92. Full of optimism about a new life, Nicola Cruickshank and her family spent an idyllic spring Saturday with friends. Then tragedy struck. WARNING: This podcast contains material that may be distressing for younger listeners.
Rank #2: Episode Five: Persons Of Interest. It didn’t take long for police to focus on a small group of suspects. At the time, one name attracted particular attention. In this episode he breaks his silence. WARNING: This podcast contains strong language and material that may be distressing for younger listeners.
Rank #1: Episode 5: Where's Rachel?. 18 years after Rachel Antonio's disappearance, there's some new information from someone who's never spoken and who wasn't called to the inquest. Can this man help Rachel's parents, Cheryl and Ian?
Rank #2: Episode 4: Pool Man and Other Mysteries. A trip to the local pool. Three mysterious phone calls. A man accused of withholding information. The clue that unlocks the entire case could be somewhere in these events.
Rank #1: Chapter 3: you will be a houso kid. Life's next turn sees the family move into a Houso complex nicknamed 'Smurf Village', a place planted right in the middle of affluent suburban Sydney. But host Rosie Waterland's and family's arrival there was not straightforward: there was a short lived marriage to a Navy man, time living in Hawaii and then moving back again to Tumut. How did all this happen? Why was Lisa arrested by the military police? And how does one navigate through the cacophony of life that is 'Smurf Village'?Rosie Waterland's 'Crazy Lady' tour is touring nationally in September and October. For tickets, head to http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterlandFind PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau
Rank #2: Chapter 4: your friends will find a dead body in the bush, and it will be your dad. "There's a dead guy! A dead guy!" This sighting at Smurf Village got all the children running to see. Rosie and her sister knew who it was straight away.. and it scared them. Host Rosie Waterland's dad would appear at random moments and how he turned up was different every time. What would happen when Dad would take the girls ice skating? Why were they always kicked out of the shopping centre by security? And what was Dad's way of getting ready for a picnic?Rosie Waterland's 'Crazy Lady' tour is touring Australia in September and October. For tickets, head to http://www.frontiercomedy.com/rosiewaterlandFind PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podcastoneau/Follow PodcastOne Australia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastoneau/Follow PodcastOne Australia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastoneau
Rank #1: Part 1 - The crime. David Breckenridge stopped off to grab a six pack of beer then called his best mate from a phone box to say he was on his way over to watch the rugby. Sometime in the next eight minutes, he was kicked, beaten and hacked to death with a machete in an attack so ferocious if left boot marks stamped on his ribs. In this episode we uncover the hours leading up to 28-year-old David's brutal murder.
Rank #2: Part 2 - An ordinary guy?. David Breckenridge was intelligent, charismatic and had a wide circle of friends who said he never looked for trouble, and in fact was good at avoiding it. So how did someone with no obvious enemies come to be brutally slain in a Sydney laneway? Chapter Two of this podcast special investigation delves into David’s lifestyle — his friends and his lovers — and questions why would anyone want to murder him?
Rank #1: RNZ and Stuff present Gone Fishing. Paloma is back to say thanks and to give a tip about another podcast you might enjoy.
Rank #2: The Lost: Francesca Martin. In episode five, Fran Martin popped out to the petrol station in Hamilton in 2005, bought cigarettes and wasn't seen again. Her father, Bob, has spent his life savings looking for her.
Rank #1: Jodie Bradnam Pt 1. Following on from Ep 1 and 2 where Brisbane radio identity Ash Bradnam shared his story of addiction, his wife Jodie now tells it from her perspective. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Jodie Bradnam Pt 2. Following on from Ep 1 and 2 where Brisbane radio identity Ash Bradnam shared his story of addiction, his wife Jodie now tells it from her perspective. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: 2. The Smoking Gun. Jeffrey Brooks told everyone the farm manager's decrepit old shotgun was dangerous. He refused to touch it. So when police investigating his shooting death determined the seasoned hunter had accidentally killed himself reefing the gun - barrel first - towards his own body, family, friends and bosses were in disbelief. They screamed murder, but no-one would listen. Until now ...
Rank #2: 7. Fatal Twist. The farmhand at the centre of the Jeffrey Brooks investigation - the man who found the young scientist's body on that fateful day - is unearthed by this podcast series and steps forward to tell his explosive story. It includes a staggering U-turn that blows the police theory of "accidental death'' wide open.
Rank #1: Ms, Mrs or Miss: What's in a name?. Round the world people use pronouns and honorifics that identify or conceal class, gender and marital status. So why do we use language the way we do?
Rank #2: Catalonia and Spain: A 300 year old break up story. Catalonia is a region in Spain with delicious food, an epic football club and a lot of money. For 300 years some Catalans have wanted to become their own nation - so why won't Spain let them leave?
Rank #1: Fiona Scott-Norman — keeping up appearances. Fiona Scott-Norman tells of being raised in the English middle-class, colonial way of emotional detachment and her family lineage of blocked artists.
Rank #2: Sally Sara — making Christmas "Christmasy". The least "Christmasy" member of the Sara family finds joy after deciding to get the most out of life at the behest of a loved one.
Rank #1: Episode 2: Leanne Disappears. It is Monday, September 23rd, 1991 - the day Leanne Holland was last seen alive. What did she do? Who was she with? We hear from Graham Stafford, the man who describes her last known activities. How did her family react to her disappearance? And, what happened next...Music: Touch by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.weebly.comDarkest Child by Keven MacLeod at incompetech.comDay of Recon by Max Surla - Media Right Productions
Rank #2: Episode 3: The Evidence. Leanne’s body is found in bushland and police start to build their case. What detectives saw, what they were told and the evidence they found.Music: Touch by Mattia Cupelli at mattiacupelli.weebly.comDay of Recon by Max Surla - Media Right ProductionsIN YOUR ARMS by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlasCreative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/tkYNuH1UrSYGet Back Up - Silent Partner https://youtu.be/pMdlF4rbf6Y
Rank #1: #2 How dare you want to end your life: Liz's story. Liz is a dynamic 48 year-old businesswoman who’s dying of cancer. She wants to have a choice about how she dies because she’s been through palliative care. In her words: ‘They can’t control your pain, let me tell you. I’ve been there.’ Liz in her apartment with some of the equipment needed to test the lethal, and illegal, drug Nembutal — Photo: Andrew Denton Illegally importing Nembutal requires a lengthy process of testing to verify its purity. These photos, taken at Liz's house, depict some of that process – which took six hours in total — Photos: Andrew Denton Liz’s first plan was to apply to the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland, the only country in the world that will legally help terminally ill people from other countries to die. But she’s rebuffed by her specialist – who refuses to support her application on the basis that ‘it will mean that I’ve failed at my job.’ In Australia, there is no law for assisted dying, which means that Liz’s only other option, if she wants to have any say over her fate, is to live – and die – outside the law. Plan B involves illegally importing the lethal drug Nembutal. Beyond the arduous testing process – and the ever-present fear of the police knocking on her door – Liz is now faced with the terrible calculus of dying. Does she try and hang on till her son’s wedding, and run the risk that she will suffer the death she fears? Or does she say goodbye to everything she loves, and take Nembutal? And, if she does, how can she do that without incriminating her family? What is it like to live in fear that your death may incriminate the ones you love? That the only solution is to die alone? Welcome to Liz’s world. 'I am fearful of that end road to death when you are actively dying. I know they can't control my pain.' Liz Please note: this podcast is not about suicide. If you are interested in increasing your understanding of suicide and how to support someone experiencing suicidal ideation, visit the Conversations Matter or beyondblue websites.If you (or someone you know) require immediate assistance, contact one of the following 24/7 crisis support services: Lifeline (13 11 14), Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467), MensLine (1300 78 99 78), beyondblue (1300 22 4636), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) or eheadspace (1800 650 890). Know more Video: 'More Australians importing illegal euthanasia drug' – Lateline, 13 September 2013 In this episode Liz Rodney Syme Our theme music was composed by Zig Zag Lane for Zapruder's Other Films, and edited by Jon Tjhia. Music used in this episode includes 'Paris, Texas' (Ry Cooder), 'Another Routine Day Breaks' (Brokeback), 'Space Kay' (Daniel Lanois), 'Boga' (Amiina), 'Reach for the Dead' (Boards of Canada), 'Good Times' (Jim O'Rourke), 'Up to Pizmo' (Labradford), 'Plastic Energy Man' (Papa M), 'Ten Day Interval' (Tortoise), 'White Mustang II' (Daniel Lanois), 'Moving Thought' (Lori Scacco feat. Tim Delaney) and 'Forty-Eight Angels' (Paul Kelly). Additional original music and sound design by Jon Tjhia. Your stories If you're suffering, or someone you love has died badly – in a hospital, in palliative care, in a nursing home, or at home – add your voice and tell your story here. Further information Better Off Dead is produced by Thought Fox and the Wheeler Centre. Executive producers Andrew Denton and Michael Williams. Producer and researcher Bronwen Reid. For Better Off Dead, the Wheeler Centre team includes Director Michael Williams, Head of Programming Emily Sexton, Projects Producer Amita Kirpalani and Digital Manager Jon Tjhia. This episode was edited and mixed by Jon Tjhia. Thank you Liz and her family, and Rodney Syme. Thanks also to Paul Kelly and Sony ATV for the use of his song ‘Forty Eight Angels’. The series Subscribe in iTunes, or your favourite podcast app. #betteroffdeadpod This episode was first published in preview form in November 2015. A number of small edits and changes have occurred in the interim. Better Off Dead is produced by Thought Fox in partnership with the Wheeler Centre. It is written and created by Andrew Denton for Thought Fox.
Rank #2: #3 The 80-year-old outlaw. According to Canadian anti-euthanasia campaigner Alex Schadenberg, Melbourne doctor Rodney Syme is a threat to society: a ‘cowboy’ and ‘the worst of the worst’. Why? Because for over a decade now, Syme has been publicly assisting terminally and chronically ill patients to die – despite the threat of jail for doing so. How did a respectable 80-year-old urologist come to be a law-breaking cowboy? Melbourne urologist Rodney Syme — Photo: supplied 'I thought: what is ethical about me being able to end my own suffering but my patients have to go on?' Rodney Syme Sandra Morris and Albert Leonzini, both featured in this episode — Photo: Emily Sexton It began 40 years ago, with a patient of his who was dying of kidney cancer. Her name was Betty. Syme could hear her screams from the foyer of the hospital. He didn’t know how to help her – but his conscience was pricked. Syme knew that, as a doctor, if he were in the same kind of pain, he could find drugs – or help from other doctors – that would mean he didn’t have to suffer like Betty. He began to wonder: why should he have access to this help, but not his patients? Over the last two decades, Rodney Syme estimates that he’s helped more than 100 people to die. Assisting a suicide carries a maximum five-year jail term in Victoria. But, despite publicly challenging the police to charge him, no charges have yet been laid. In late 2015, on national television, Syme admitted that he had helped Point Lonsdale man Steve Guest to die. He continues to provoke the law in the hope that a new and more compassionate one can be written: one that allows people with unbearable and untreatable suffering to request assistance to die. Please note: this podcast is not about suicide. If you are interested in increasing your understanding of suicide and how to support someone experiencing suicidal ideation, visit the Conversations Matter or beyondblue websites.If you (or someone you know) require immediate assistance, contact one of the following 24/7 crisis support services: Lifeline (13 11 14), Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467), MensLine (1300 78 99 78), beyondblue (1300 22 4636), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) or eheadspace (1800 650 890). Hear more Embed playerListenBetter Off Dead: Interview with Sandra Morris Through Rodney Syme, Albert Leonzini – dying of motor neurone disease – has obtained the lethal, illegal drug Nembutal, which offers him the opportunity to be in control of how he dies. But for all the peace of mind it offers, it still takes great courage to decide to use it. Albert’s partner of 40 years, Sandra Morris, tells what happened next. Know more Audio: Steve Guest calls Jon Faine on 774 ABC Melbourne in 2005 Article: 'The speech on dying you were prevented from hearing', by Michael Short (with a transcript of Rodney Syme's speech) – The Age, 26 May 2015 In this episode Alex Schadenberg Rodney Syme Albert Leonzini Sandra Morris Catherine Glenn Foster Our theme music was composed by Zig Zag Lane for Zapruder's Other Films, and edited by Jon Tjhia. Music used in this episode includes 'Says' (Nils Frahm), 'Abandon Window' (Jon Hopkins), 'You Know Me Well' (Sharon Van Etten), 'Remedios The Beauty' (Oren Ambarchi), 'Fall Out' (Mount Kimbie), 'Dissolved Girl' (Massive Attack), 'John My Beloved' (Sufjan Stevens) and 'Forty-Eight Angels' (Paul Kelly). Your stories If you're suffering, or someone you love has died badly – in a hospital, in palliative care, in a nursing home, or at home – add your voice and tell your story here. Further information Better Off Dead is produced by Thought Fox and the Wheeler Centre. Executive producers Andrew Denton and Michael Williams. Producer and researcher Bronwen Reid. For Better Off Dead, the Wheeler Centre team includes Director Michael Williams, Head of Programming Emily Sexton, Projects Producer Amita Kirpalani and Digital Manager Jon Tjhia. Editing, sound design and mix on this episode is by Martin Peralta. Thank you Thank you to Paul Kelly and Sony ATV for the use of his song ‘Forty Eight Angels’. The series Subscribe in iTunes, or your favourite podcast app. #betteroffdeadpod Better Off Dead is produced by Thought Fox in partnership with the Wheeler Centre. It is written and created by Andrew Denton for Thought Fox.
Rank #1: Author, author. Mark Perry is captured after seven years on the run and faces trial with Ange Goussis and Warren Shea. Prosecutors try to fit Perry's alleged role in the murder with the Author's evidence and end up with two different and conflicting stories. Hosted by Adam Shand. For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com
Rank #2: God's Eye. The most expensive police investigation in Victoria's history ends in failure. The trauma of the events of 2002/3 continues to play out in 2017. Hosted by Adam Shand. For additional information, case evidence, unheard audio & more: www.thetrialsofthevampire.com