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

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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!


For a bonus video of Josie answering Steve-related questions, head over to our Patreon!


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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