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RD Talks Audio

Sit back and listen to some of the most engaging stories to have appeared in Reader’s Digest magazine. RD Talks brings the real-life unforgettable crime investigations, dramas in real life, and inspirational and heart-warming moments you’ve come to expect from the magazine. Each one will amaze, stir your emotions and have you celebrating the courage of everyday heroes.

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Killer Charm

Killer Charm

Scott Dunn had vanished. Now his father and his super-sleuth friends had to prove he’d been murdered. They uncovered a shocking tale of manipulation and torture, and a most unexpected criminal.
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The Man in the Mirror

The Man in the Mirror

The journey to becoming the world’s first full face transplant recipient was fraught with challenges.
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"Mayday! I'm Going to Ditch"

"Mayday! I'm Going to Ditch"

One moment the helicopter was running perfectly. The next, it was hurtling towards the wind-whipped ocean.
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A Tragedy of Trust – on the trail of Dr Death

A Tragedy of Trust – on the trail of Dr Death

‘It was comforting to know you were with her during her final moments. We couldn’t ask for a finer, more caring doctor,’ wrote the grieving son of one of Dr Harold Shipman’s older patients. But why had so many of his patients died without warning?
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In the Eye of a Firestorm

In the Eye of a Firestorm

In a 1998 bush fire that tore through rural Victoria, five firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Surgery at 28,000 Feet

Surgery at 28,000 Feet

The woman was dying, and the jumbo jet had no time to land. ‘I have to operate,’ the surgeon said.
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“My Car Won’t Stop!”

“My Car Won’t Stop!”

Dodging the highway traffic, her runaway car was clocking more than 140km per hour.
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When I Fell from the Sky

When I Fell from the Sky

A lightning strike at 10,000ft saw a 17-year-old girl free fall into Amazonian rainforest – and live to tell the tale.
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Elin Was Born Twice

Elin Was Born Twice

It was thought that the baby girl was severely handicapped. But the love of her foster parents changed all that.
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One Deadly Mess

One Deadly Mess

When a yacht sends out a call for help, it leads to a turn of events that three helicopter rescuers never saw coming.
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Trapped in a Volcano

Trapped in a Volcano

Scrambling from the downed chopper, the three stunned survivors confronted vents of hissing steam and a boiling lava pit. Sulphurous fumes made them gasp. If there’s a hell, one thought, it’s definitely like this.
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The 39-year-old Apology

The 39-year-old Apology

A bond was broken by a thoughtless act years ago. Could all be forgiven with a simple “I’m sorry”?
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Alone in the Silo

Alone in the Silo

For hours, no-one knew that Arick Baker had fallen into a 58°C grain bin and was slowly being squeezed to death.
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The Shark Wrestler

The Shark Wrestler

It was a split-second decision. The predator had the young woman in its jaw and he might be her only chance of survival.
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The Amazing Grace of John Newton

The Amazing Grace of John Newton

He was a corrupt youth and spent years as a slave-ship captain, but the man who once was lost, truly found salvation.
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