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S2E1: Steve Irwin - Our Chaotic Croc Wrangler Was Taken Way Too Soon

Season 2, Ep. 1

CRIKEY, WE'RE BACK! Josie tells Mel the story of one her most favourite people: conservationist, larrikin and family man Steve Irwin. Can she get through it without crying? Probably not!


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To skip the zest, head straight to 20:45.


CREDITS:


1992 Who Magazine article by Peter Castro: https://web.archive.org/web/20070930160513/http://www.who.com/who/scoop/article/0,19971,1531530,00.html


ABC’s Australian Story episode called The Irwin Encounters, from May 2015:

https://www.abc.net.au/austory/the-irwin-encounters/6476540 


ABC Australian Story episode from 2003:

https://www.facebook.com/ABCAustralianStory/videos/928626374297178


ABC’s Enough Rope, October 2003:

https://web.archive.org/web/20060710050845/http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s960998.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuV_6U-z-og 


SMH Feb 2005 no byline:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/steve-irwin-baby-concerns-prompt-law-change-20050225-gdksoj.html


Studio 10 interview with Justin Lyons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeydzMjP4Oo 


The Guardian 2014 by Peter Walker:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/mar/10/steve-irwin-could-not-be-saved-stringray-justin-lyons 


Vox article 2019 by Brian Resnick:

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/2/22/18234978/steve-irwin-57-birthday-google-doodle-crocodile-hunter 


Mental Floss 2019 by Jennifer M Wood:

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/503993/13-facts-about-steve-irwin-and-crocodile-hunter 


Crocodile Hunter website:

http://www.crocodilehunter.com.au/crocodile_hunter/croc_hunter_series/main.html


Australia Zoo website:

https://www.australiazoo.com.au/about-us/history/


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S2E3: Lennie Gwyther & Ginger Mick: A Boy, His Pony And His Silk Pajamas

Season 2, Ep. 3
In this episode, Josie tells Mel the chaotic story of Lennie Gwyther, a 9-year-old boy whose parents let him ride his pony Ginger Mick 1000km to Sydney to see the opening of the Harbour Bridge. Shoutout to Nik from the Zest Is History Facebook group for suggesting this yarn!Hate any kind of zest? Skip straight to 20:20.CREDITS:SMH 2015 by Carolyn Webbhttps://www.smh.com.au/national/the-nineyearold-who-rode-a-pony-1000km-to-sydney-20150121-12v3kq.htmlSydney Living Museums Article by Charlotte Robertshttps://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/lennie-gwytherABC Gippsland by Rachel Lucashttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-19/lennie-gwyther-leongatha-sydney-harbour-bridge/9064790The Weekly Times by Alexandra Laskiehttps://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/country-living/lennie-gwythers-solo-ride-from-leongatha-to-sydney-remembered/news-story/c763ea2cc3bb500ab8209e9959a85b41ABC Conversations with Sarah Kanowski - interview with Peter Lalorhttps://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/peter-lalor-rpt/10426046 As always, love us please:Become a TZIH Patreon supporter at patreon.com/thezestishistoryJoin The Zest Is History Podcast group on FB by searching for "The Zest Is History Podcast" on Facebook.Send us mail! The Zest Is History, PO Box 453, Rose Bay NSW 2029.Follow us on Instagram @thezestishistory and Twitter @ZestHistory.Follow Mel on Instagram @melissamason_ and Josie on Instagram @josieroze