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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.


Adventures in human being

July 25th, 2015

Episode 69 of 99 episodes

Meet a doctor who grew up wanting to be a geographer and who views the human body as a kind of territory to map and explore. He also finds ways of relating his patients’ ailments to ancient stories. A man in emergency has the same injury as a warrior in the Iliad; a young woman with blood poisoning in an isolation cubicle recalls Snow White in her glass casket.