May 9, 2021

Evo and the Diggers darling

A brilliant young inventor battling army bureaucracy in a race to save thousands of lives, and a nation at war. Support the show (

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Feb. 2, 2021

Warrior Queen of the Iceni (What have the Romans ever done for us?)

What drove Boudicca, warrior queen of the Iceni, to raise an army to overthrow her tyrannical overlord, the super power of her day, the mighty Roman Empire? Support the show (

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Nov. 28, 2020

Dark forces

Was the murder of the Romanov's linked to a dark force behind the throne? Could a simple man of God have been the reason for their downfall? What were the events surrounding the downfall of this300 year Dynasty?

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Nov. 14, 2020

G'Day gang, Ernie here!

G’day gang, Ernie here. I thought I’d better pop me head up and say G’day, you know introduce me self and let you know what’s going on with Ripping Yarns from History.

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Nov. 6, 2020

Alexander Pearce - the cannibal convict

How hungry are you? Im so weak that I could eat a piece o' man. I'd seen the like before.. it eat much like a little pork. On the 20th September 1822, Alexander Pearce and seven other convicts stole a …

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Oct. 27, 2020


Whats in a name? In ancient times, when reverence for ancestors was more common than it is today, and people found meaning in omens and nature, and rituals and the Gods. Could a mans name help fashion his destiny? Follow …

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Oct. 20, 2020


Do you beleive in destiny? A predetermined fate that the universe holds for just a few special individuals who walk this Earth? Follow on Facebook . Say G'day at drop me an email. If you thin...

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Oct. 13, 2020

The Indian Mutiny (First war for independence)

The Indian mutiny is a British term, some prefer to call this event either the Indian Rebellion, or India's first war of independence. During the year 1857, three hundred thousand British trained and armed native Indian soldi...

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Oct. 6, 2020


Have you ever wanted to make a lot of money, real fast? Follow on Facebook . Say G'day at drop me an email. If you think this Ripping yarn was worth a cuppa, I'd be extremely grateful Buy me …

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Oct. 4, 2020

The greatest inventor you've never heard of.

Have you ever come up with a brilliant idea, only to have someone else take the credit for it? How about an idea that would change the world forever?

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Oct. 2, 2020

Eureka Stockade

The Eureka Stockade happened on the goldfields of Victoria in 1854, when gold miners (called diggers) fought against government soldiers in protest over gold licences, taxation without representataion, and the harsh and unjus...

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Sept. 30, 2020


Fordlandia! In the steaming Brazilian rainforrests, one mans dream of self sufficiency for his industrial empire is taking place.

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Sept. 26, 2020


History has many twists, and often makes strange bedfellows. The story of Lucky is one such yarn. What could the U.S. Naval Intellegence and a new York crime boss possibly have in common?

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Sept. 26, 2020

Gavrilo Princips Sandwich

Have you ever pondered on the What if's of history? How the most unlikely series of events could lead to one outcome or another? Or how the most meticulous of plans can be thwarted by fate, only to have fate …

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Sept. 26, 2020

Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade happened on 25th October 1854 during the Battle of Balaclava. Five divisions of lightly armed cavalry charged headlong into Russian cannons. The resulting carnage, along with the accusations of...

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