Dr Richard Harris is an Australian anaesthetist and cave diver who was involved in the 2018 Thai Cave Rescue. Now an author, sought after public speaker and budding documentary maker, he has started a podcast called Real Risk.
Episode 14: I wouldn't give that to my worst enemy On this week's special episode we speak to a man that wears so many hats we're going to spend the whole episode chatting with him. We'll likely just skim the surface of his fascinating life in technical cave diving, search and recovery, his book Against All Odds, his podcast "Real Risk", his work as anesthetist, and so much more. You may have guessed this already but we're speaking with Dr Harry Harris.   I'd list his credentials, but honestly, the podcast is only an hour and we want jump right in. He became 2019's Joint-Australian of the year along with his dive buddy Craig Challen for their work on the famous Thai cave rescue, we're not going to spend much if any time at all on that bit of his story, his book covers that in amazing detail and you can use link in the show notes to find it and even more from his website. Episode Links: Aqua-Fi: Underwater WiFi With Aquatic Internet That Sends Data Through Beams of Light https://www.speleopix.com.au/ Real Risk Podcast Diving the Pearse Resurgence Against All Odds Episode Sponsor: TorpedoRays.com Contact and Subscription Links - https://linktr.ee/diveinthepodcast Find us on Social Media- This Podcast @DiveIn.ThePodcast April Weickert @aprilweickert Justin Miller @idiveok Nicolas Winkler @nicolaswinklerphotography NicolasWinkler.com Torpedo Rays @torpedorays Seafoxes @seafoxes_ Halifax Freediving Club @halifaxfreedivingclub Music Credits: RetroFuture Dirty Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4278-retrofuture-dirty License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5011-upbeat-forever License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diveinthepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diveinthepodcast/support
Episode 14 Teaser: I wouldn't give that to my worst enemy On this week's special episode we speak to a man that wears so many hats we're going to spend the whole episode chatting with him. We'll likely just skim the surface of his fascinating life in technical cave diving, search and recovery, his book Against All Odds, his podcast "Real Risk", his work as anesthetist, and so much more. You may have guessed this already but we're speaking with Dr Harry Harris.   I'd list his credentials, but honestly, the podcast is only an hour and we want jump right in. He became 2019's Joint-Australian of the year along with his dive buddy Craig Challen for their work on the famous Thai cave rescue, we're not going to spend much if any time at all on that bit of his story, his book covers that in amazing detail and you can use link in the show notes to find it and even more from his website. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diveinthepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diveinthepodcast/support
I am delighted and honoured to bring you an amazing conversation that comes at an excellent time. While the world is currently gripped by the Coronavirus, there was a time when the world’s foremost news story was something completely different – and more positive. In 2018, the world’s foremost international news story was something that made us all feel good – the rescue of the Wild Boars football team from the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand. As you will hear however, that happy ending was by no means guaranteed. My guest today is Dr. Richard Harris – or Harry as he is known. Dr. Harris is an anaesthesiologist and expert cave diver. It was the confluence of these two skills that brought him to play the crucial role he played in the rescue. The stakes could not have been any higher and Harry did not even think the plan he helped design and would implement would work. But, as he puts it, it was a choice between letting the kids die a slow, painful death – or giving it a go. For his efforts, he and his compatriot Craig Challen were given the Australian of the Year award. In spite of that, Dr. Harris is humble, possesses a service mindset, and is very quick to acknowledge that this was an amazing team effort – and a victory for the human spirit. This is a wonderful conversation that deals with many of the themes we regularly tackle at All Things Risk: Decision-making; Planning; Mindset; Resilience; Morality and ethics; Humility, Much more! Show notes: Dr. Richard Harris Dr. Harris on Twitter Craig Challen The Tham Luang Cave Rescue Harry on the prospects of the rescue succeeding Craig and Harry’s book Against All Odds _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Like what you heard? Subscribe and/or leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/1PjLmK Subscribe on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/all-things-risk/the-all-things-risk-podcast Subscribe on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ben-cattaneo Follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiskThings Drop us a note: allthingsrisk@gmail.com  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Our free course module “How to Set Up Any Decision for Success” from our upcoming course How to Make Decisions With Calm and Confidence
What you are about to hear is the first-hand account of the experiences of Richard "Harry" Harris during the Thai cave rescue. His excitement at the opportunity to participate was quickly replaced by the trepidation of what the rescue team faced. They almost certainly would witness the deaths of the 12 boys and their coach and there was little hope that they would be successful. But they had to try.   Harry had to deal with ethical dilemmas as he agreed to the plan to anesthetise the kids and then submerge them underwater for up to 3 hours to transport them out of the cave.   This account focuses on the events and also on the diving aspects of the rescue. How they actually accomplished the dives, the equipment they used the conditions they faced the skills sets, what went well and the near misses that occurred. All this and much more... Sponsor: XDEEP - https://www.xdeep.eu/ #XDEEP #Sidemountpros #sidemountdiving #cavediving #Caveccr #sidemountccr #Thaicaverescue #Richard Harris #Againstallodds  
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Location
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Episode Count
6
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
5 hours, 21 minutes
PCID
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