Matt Fraser's Interesting People

The most interesting people you come across in life are never the ones who are on TV or mainstream media. You meet them through a friend of a friend or get talking to them in a pub. They are out there in the world doing cool things like measuring space weather in Antarctica, or driving from London to Sydney on a motorbike. I want to spend some time with these people and find out what makes them tick. I think every different perspective helps as you try to make sense of life and that talking to people who are different to you is one of the best ways to learn about the world.
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Apr 23, 2017

Today is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. On ANZAC day we remember the contribution and suffering of those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. At 96 years old, World War Two veteran Bob Semple is a man from a different time and he remembers those times like they were yesterday. We can learn facts and figures about the war and those days by reading history books, but by talking to someone who was actually there we can start to get a sense of what it might have been like to experience those events as a human being. It was a privilege and an honour to have Bob as a guest. Lest we forget.

Apr 15, 2017

There is no denying that Antarctic Scientist, Dr. James Brundell has a cool job. James and I got together and talked about what it’s like down there. I also asked him to give me his take on the top reasons climate change deniers believe that anthropogenic climate change is a hoax.

Apr 8, 2017

We are hearing about Syria all the time on news and we naturally form our opinions one way or another, but not many of us have had the chance to actually talk to a Syrian. This podcast is the next best thing. Be prepared to throw your assumptions and preconceptions out the window as I talk to Nada about what her life was like growing up in Syria. I really learned a lot from talking to Nada and I think it's helped me to see the recent events from a much more real and human perspective.