The Worthy Podcast's 1st Birthday!

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The Worthy Podcast's 1st Birthday!

The Worthy Podcast has reached its 1st birthday and we are so incredibly proud of the success this humble little show has seen in just 12 months! Producing 28 episodes and counting, ranging from alien hunters, pregnancy hoaxes, cryonics in Australia and everything in between. If it's worthy, we'll share it. 

We are so happy you've enjoyed listening as much as we've enjoyed making each and every episode. A big thank you for tuning into the Worthy Podcast, with more than 5000 subscribers around the world, we could not be more proud.

We're still dedicated to bringing you newsworthy and noteworthy stories, so until then, enjoy our archive here or free on iTunes too.

 

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Recording in Progress

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Recording in Progress

Stay tuned for brand new episodes of the Worthy Podcast arriving free on iTunes and right here at worthypodcast.com very soon.

Our next batch of stories promises not to disappoint, with Worthy investigating everything and anything from the future of robots to the fast-paced and demanding life of a news cameraman. Stay tuned for all of that and much, much more.

Don't forget if you have a story you'd like to share or you would like to contribute you can contact us at producers@worthypodcast.com

 Worthy will be back soon with new stories to tell. Stay tuned.

Worthy will be back soon with new stories to tell. Stay tuned.

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Attempted Murders & Brothels

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Attempted Murders & Brothels

Alexia's father, former Victoria Police Inspector Greg Boland returns again for his second 'Tales From The Force' feature.

This week we focus on his role as a detective in Melbourne in the 1970's, investigating three separate attempted murders on sex workers inside brothels.

Find out what happened on Episode #020: Tales From The Force - Attempted Murder and Brothels here

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Thank You To Our Audience

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Thank You To Our Audience

There aren't enough words to describe how thankful we are that you have taken the time to listen to Worthy. We are so extremely proud to announce our audience continues to grow, reaching more than 3000 subscribers on iTunes alone. Thank you so much!

We are committed to bringing you the best content possible, featuring newsworthy and amazing stories from Australia and around the world. 

As we approach the 20 episode mark, we are continuing to gather new stories and as always, if you have a story you would like to share, you can reach us at producers@worthypodcast.com .

 

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Seen The Thylacine?

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Seen The Thylacine?

Worthy this week features one man who has dedicated the past 15 years to tracking and searching for one of Australia's most fascinating and extinct marsupials - the elusive Thylacine.

He claims he has spotted the mysterious Tasmanian Tiger at least 20 times during his career, and believes it is only a matter of time before there is indisputable evidence that will prove once and for all, that the Tasmanian Tiger is very much alive.

We discuss the reasons behind the extinction of this animal in the late 1930's and where this wolf-and-tiger-like marsupial could be, if it is indeed alive somewhere Down Under.

You can hear my interview and all of the details with Murray McAllister on the Worthy Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud or right here on our site under Interviews and Podcasts.

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Worthy Returns Monday

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Worthy Returns Monday

We are very excited to confirm the Worthy Podcast will return from the Australian summer break on Monday February 8, 2016.

We will be kicking off the latest batch of weekly episodes with an amazing story from the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, with the disaster's seventh anniversary tomorrow.

Remember, you can access all of our episodes right here, on iTunes and on SoundCloud. We always love to know what you think so don't forget to send us your feedback at producers@worthypodcast.com or post below.

 

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Episode #003 Recap: Mental Health in Sport

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Episode #003 Recap: Mental Health in Sport

Worthy recently interviewed former AFL footballer Lance Picioane, who openly shares his story of suffering and overcoming anxiety and depression. Now he dedicates his time to his own charity, aiming to breakdown the barriers some people face when it comes to dealing with their own mental health.
 
'It's pretty common in today's society. Especially in post-footballers in that professional sports world. But my history with mental illness started when I was a teenager. This is 20 years ago, it took me a long time to understand my journey, and now here we are,' he explained.

The former Hawthorn, North Melbourne and Adelaide footballer detailed how he didn't understand his own feelings, or know how to seek help to overcome such complex issues a critical age in terms of development.

'Understanding what's going on in your body, your head and your mind, friendships, school and sport, you just don't understand it. You just think that it's a part of life,' he said. 'You just don't talk about it. Especially if you are a guy, it is just one of those things that you just don't talk about.'

By the time Lance was 13, his football and sporting skills were starting to show, with several AFL clubs keeping him under close watch.

'I was speaking to AFL clubs when I was 13 or 14, so yeah it was always one of those things that I was always going to do. I was always going to play professional footy, but probably didn't understand the hard work that was associated with it to achieve something.'

Lance was never diagnosed during his career. It wasn't until after he stepped out of the spotlight of the sporting world, when he was forced to deal with his mental health.

'When you take that structure away, the constant support network, that are always there for you, you're sort of left to fend for yourself. (It was) A massive shock. So I replaced chasing those highs on the footy field with chasing those highs off the field. You know, I made a few wrong choices along the way and it wasn't until later that I realised those choices aren't helping me.'

'I wasn't working. I wasn't doing anything for anyone around me that was any good. So that was my rock-bottom. But from rock-bottom you can always go up.'

Lance credits his family, wife and friends with his recovery and new path to success where he now helps others to overcome their own hurdles at LoveMeLoveYou, raising money for those who need it most.

'So through their support I just took those baby steps and turned it all around and chose understanding the triggers. When you talk about triggers you talk about, everyone talks about what makes them sad or what causes a challenge but for me it's about understanding the triggers that make you happy and what's going to make you do what you want to do. I now live by the 3 A's, I accept, I acknowledge and action. So, accept what is, acknowledge what I've got to do and then I action how to do it.'

If you want to know more about mental health or Lance's charity go to LoveMeLoveYou.org or if you or someone you know needs help you can access help in your respective countries. If you're in Australia you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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Brain Freeze: Cryonics in Australia

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Brain Freeze: Cryonics in Australia

The first cryonics storage facility in the southern hemisphere is preparing to open in Australia this year – bringing with it the possibility of a life after death. Worthy featured this news in its very first podcast, Episode #001: The Big Freeze.

Whether you believe in the concept or not, this new not-for-profit organisation is powering ahead with the planning and construction of its facility in New South Wales, while also creating intrigue over what the future may bring, and who could live to see it for themselves.

“Once you've been pronounced legally dead, by a doctor, then the cryonics team will jump into action and start preparing your body to be cooled down to liquid nitrogen temperature,” Matt from Stasis Systems Australia explained.

The cryonic suspension process causes the body to drop down to -196 degrees Celsius, before being sealed in a flask-like container, filled with liquid nitrogen.

“You’ll stay there for as long as it takes for medical science to catch-up and we're able to both heal whatever it was that caused your death in the first place, and undo all of the damage from the freezing process,” he said.

The hope for the future cryonics provides is something close to the Stasis System cause, explained Matt.

“When I was studying engineering and computer science at university I learned that if there is something wrong with a complex system, and you can't fix it, it's because you don't understand the system well enough,” he said.

The organisation believes it is just a matter of time before medical science understands the body enough, to be able to repair any damage it sustains, or disease that threatens it, such as heart disease, stroke and cancer.

“Ultimately, the human body is just a very complex system. So, the things that currently go wrong with it, like disease and the degenerative effects of ageing, are ultimately solvable problems.”

You can hear the Worthy Podcast’s full interview, presented by Alexia Boland at worthypodcast.com, on iTunes and on SoundCloud.

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Worthy Featured on iTunes

We would like to extend a very, very big thank you to each and every one of our listeners who has helped WORTHY reach new heights in its first season.

Our humble little podcast has been featured under 'New and Noteworthy' on iTunes (secretly I love that WORTHY is noteworthy)!

It has been wonderful to see our audience grow with each episode and we look forward to bringing you a whole new set of stories each week again for Season Two.

As always, if you would like to contribute to Worthy or have a story tip you can contact us at producers@worthypodcast.com and on Facebook and Twitter.



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The Worthy Podcast Season 2

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the Worthy Podcast and to also listen to our amazing stories. We still have plenty more to come, but now we are beginning to look at our plans for season 2. Do you have a story idea? If yes, we would love to hear it and make you part of our show too!

If you are sitting on a story you would love to share please feel free to get in touch. You can reach the Worthy Podcast at producers@worthypodcast.com, on Facebook and @WorthyAustralia

Don't forget, our episodes are released on iTunes, SoundCloud and on our Interviews page each week for you to enjoy.



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WORTHY Celebrating Launch Success

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WORTHY Celebrating Launch Success

WORTHY would like to thank all of its new subscribers for jumping on board and taking the time to listen to our brand new podcast!

We have been met with overwhelming support and are completely surprised by our growing popularity - thank you so much!

Season One is off to a fantastic start, with 8 more episodes remaining we hope the momentum continues.

WORTHY is now available on iTunes, SoundCloud and right here at worthypodcast.com

You can get in touch with us on social media too on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you have any story ideas or feedback contact producers@worthypodcast.com

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WORTHY has launched!

The exciting day has finally arrived - Season One, Episode One has launched and is now available to listen to FREE.

Episode #001 explores preparations for Australia's first cryonics facility, what it means for investors, who will use it and how will it all work.

You can listen now via our Interviews and Podcast pages or at SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-925077410

Coming soon to ITunes.

 

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WORTHY is born

It's been several months since the launch of the WORTHY podcast concept and now we're pleased to confirm interviews for Season One are now wrapped up.

This means our podcast is now a step closer to launching, with the mammoth editing task now underway.

If you have a story idea or want to know more, please contact us at producers@worthypodcast.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay tuned.

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