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The Body Sphere - Program podcast

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Get physical with Amanda Smith on ABC Radio National's The Body Sphere. It's a program about the human form and the way we use it as we create and compete, care and abuse, display and hide. Published every Sunday.
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Polio: then and now

Polio: then and now

2017-01-1400:25:32

Polio isn't yet eradicated from the world. It still exists in Pakistan and Afghanistan. And if you had it as child in Australia and elsewhere last century, you may well now be experiencing a recurrence of symptoms.
To embody evil, Shakespeare gave Richard III physical disabilities, most notably a hunchback. Why the link between spinal deformity and moral crookedness?
The mummy returns

The mummy returns

2016-12-3100:25:31

There's a whole genre of horror movies where ancient mummies come to life, but it's actually forensic Egyptology that's revealing the secrets of mummified bodies.
Strange sport

Strange sport

2016-12-2400:25:31

Among the more curious sports there's Three Sided Football, and Quidditch (as played by mortals).
Paralympian and soldier

Paralympian and soldier

2016-08-2700:27:30

Meet Curtis McGrath, who lost both his legs in a bomb blast while serving in Afghanistan with the Australian Army, and who's competing at the Rio Paralympics.
Orwell's nose

Orwell's nose

2016-08-2000:27:00

What's the world like when you permanently lose your sense of smell, or when you're a super smeller?
The age I'm in

The age I'm in

2016-08-1300:27:00

Most of what you hear about ageing is decline and loss. Can you change a bad story into a good one?
The swimmers

The swimmers

2016-08-0600:27:00

Olympic and Paralympic swimming champions reflect on the years they've spent getting wet.
To embody evil, Shakespeare gave Richard III physical disabilities, most notably a hunchback. Why the link between spinal deformity and moral crookedness?
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