Black and white illustration of a wooden box. It has the word "fragile" written on the side.

Out of the Box

Episode #210

2023-03-10 05:00:53


In 1964, one of the best javelin throwers in Australia traveled to England to see if he could qualify for the Olympics. But, because of an injury, he didn’t make the team – and he couldn’t afford a plane ticket home. So he came up with an idea while working a cargo job at Heathrow Airport: “I saw them shipping animals. And I thought, well, if the dogs can survive it, I could.

Marcus and Julie McSorley’s book about Reg Spiers is Out of the Box: The Highs and Lows of a Champion Smuggler.

Cover of Out of the Box by Julie and Marcus McSorley