The Flying Doctor

The Flying Doctor

Australia is a large, remote, and unforgiving land where accidents happen. In this podcast, we talk to real patients and their families about mateship, life in the bush, and the role that the Royal Flying Doctor Service plays in servicing r

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Season 3


What is the legend of The Motorcycle Pudding?

Remote road stretching into the distance, the roar of a motorcycle engine, and snug in the saddlebag, it has seen every state, territory and region of Australia. The motorcycle pudding is now 45 years old and has taken on a life and legend of its own...

What is the legend of The Motorcycle Pudding?

Remote road stretching into the distance, the roar of a motorcycle engine, and snug in the saddlebag, it has seen every state, territory and region of Australia. The motorcycle pudding is now 45 years old and has taken on a life and legend of its own...

25:15

EP08 - S3

23 Sep 21

When you fall into a near boiling thermal mud pool in remote South Australia

Birdsville track. Sandy dunes and red desert stony plains.  Steaming hot thermal springs. Nigel climbs out of the 4WD for a rest break and hears screams like he has never heard before…

When you fall into a near boiling thermal mud pool in remote South Australia

Birdsville track. Sandy dunes and red desert stony plains.  Steaming hot thermal springs. Nigel climbs out of the 4WD for a rest break and hears screams like he has never heard before…

29:04

EP07 - S3

16 Sep 21

When Chad was pulled from the pool with no pulse, how was he saved?

School swimming carnival. Teen laughter and play. Then a friend notices Chad, slumped over on the edge of the pool, not responding…

When Chad was pulled from the pool with no pulse, how was he saved?

School swimming carnival. Teen laughter and play. Then a friend notices Chad, slumped over on the edge of the pool, not responding…

23:39

EP06 - S3

9 Sep 21

How can a regular 21 year old suddenly be grappling with a life-threatening health condition?

Stunning remote SA coastline. Farms surrounded by blue ocean and sky. Danni Horton faints and finds she can no longer see.  She is in and out of consciousness as the doctors dash to save her life…

How can a regular 21 year old suddenly be grappling with a life-threatening health condition?

Stunning remote SA coastline. Farms surrounded by blue ocean and sky. Danni Horton faints and finds she can no longer see.  She is in and out of consciousness as the doctors dash to save her life…

35:07

EP05 - S3

1 Sep 21

How did passengers save the life of Patrick on a commercial flight?

Perth airport. Commercial flight ready. A late passenger dashes in, stressed and sweating. He sinks into his seat but then goes into a seizure and his heart stops. Ben Maher and other passengers, jump into action…

How did passengers save the life of Patrick on a commercial flight?

Perth airport. Commercial flight ready. A late passenger dashes in, stressed and sweating. He sinks into his seat but then goes into a seizure and his heart stops. Ben Maher and other passengers, jump into action…

25:11

EP04 - S3

26 Aug 21

How did an experienced horse rider find herself in a life or death situation?

Gladstone warmth. Blue, blue day. Dogs, birds, horses and kids. Rachael is out for a pleasant ride with a friend but the unexpected occurs.

How did an experienced horse rider find herself in a life or death situation?

Gladstone warmth. Blue, blue day. Dogs, birds, horses and kids. Rachael is out for a pleasant ride with a friend but the unexpected occurs.

35:51

EP03 - S3

12 Aug 21

Why is your mental approach to cancer so key when it comes to health outcomes and quality of life?

Cockatoos fill the fruit trees. Rabbits abound. A long cancer journey is yet another challenge – but Maggie Murphy is living at home, surrounded by her beautiful gardens and she has reasons to smile.

Why is your mental approach to cancer so key when it comes to health outcomes and quality of life?

Cockatoos fill the fruit trees. Rabbits abound. A long cancer journey is yet another challenge – but Maggie Murphy is living at home, surrounded by her beautiful gardens and she has reasons to smile.

24:14

EP02 - S3

6 Aug 21

What does the Archibald, Running of the Bulls & The Flying Doctor have in common?

The Big Dry heat.  Remote township in the Cape. In the dead of night, with rain bringing relief, people take to the streets – starkers – and run. Nigel Gould explains how he started this strange tradition…

What does the Archibald, Running of the Bulls & The Flying Doctor have in common?

The Big Dry heat.  Remote township in the Cape. In the dead of night, with rain bringing relief, people take to the streets – starkers – and run. Nigel Gould explains how he started this strange tradition…

30:10

EP01 - S3

29 Jul 21


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