Sh*t happens!

Maree Delofski, Cath Simpson

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Part one of a two-part audio documentary series. First broadcast by ABC Radio National on 15th August 2016.

Going to the toilet is an everyday event for most of us. But what happens to our bodily waste after we flush? Where does it go, and how does it get there? And why do we rarely discuss it?

After her family endures the unique horror of a broken loo at home, Cath Simpson decides to investigate.

This program takes us on a journey along Sydney sewerage pipes, from a broken toilet in Newtown into the bowels of the sandstone cliffs at the Bondi treatment plant.

Along the way we learn fascinating faecal facts about the formation of western cultural attitudes to human waste.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherABC Radio National
Media of outputOnline
Size28 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2016


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