David Hunt

Aussie Inventions That Changed The World

They say I have a face for podcasts, so you can listen to these little beauties that expand upon some of the stories in Aussie Inventions That Changed The World, a History Channel television program I co-presented, without having to see my homely mug.  You can hear my dulcet tones on episodes 5 (Medicine), 6 (Food Preservation) and 9 (Super Vision).





Rum, Rebels and Ratbags

Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of Girt, David Hunt, and ABC Radio Sydney’s Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.

Sir Joseph Banks wasn’t just ‘that plant guy’, but a celebrity playboy botanist who decided Australia was just the place for a penal colony. The lady on the $20 note, Mary Reibey, was deported to Australia for horse theft and cross-dressing, but what she did next will surprise you. And, who circumnavigated Australia first—a French monkey or a South African cat?

Rum, Rebels & Ratbags was one of Rolling Stone’s four hottest podcasts of 2016 and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Ten History Podcasts You Need to Hear.



I wrote these episodes of ChangeMakers for Dr. Amanda Tattersall. ChangeMakers is a great podcast that tells stories of people who are striving for social change across the world.


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