Eye of the Storm with Emma Barnett

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Kerry Irving and Max the Miracle Dog.
Matthew Hahn talks to Emma Barnett about the moment he stole a safe and how that theft changed his life
Wajed Iqbal talks to Emma Barnett about repairing his life after a newspaper wrongly accused him of helping a paedophile ring.
Ella tripped while jogging and ended up having to have her leg amputated. She talks to Emma Barnett how coming through the ordeal has changed her life.
Last year Matthew spent six months in prison in the United Arab Emirates after being accused of spying. Matthew was initially arrested at Dubai Airport in May 2018 as he tried to leave the country and sentenced to life in prison on 21st November, but was pardoned and released 1 week later. He spent most of his time there in solitary confinement.
Marie McCourt speaks to Emma Barnett about the night her daughter Helen went missing in 1988. Helen's body has never been found, and her mother wants there to be no parole for murderers who refuse to say where their victims' bodies are.
Michaella McCollum (pictured, left) was just 20, when she was caught with 11 kilos of cocaine at the airport in Peru in 2013. Along with her Scottish accomplice, Melissa Reid, she spent almost three years behind bars there, before she was allowed to return home to Northern Ireland in 2016. She’s been speaking to Emma Barnett.
Megan Phelps Roper talks to Emma Barnett about growing up in the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, which preached hatred towards LGBT people and picketed the funerals of dead soldiers.
Trailblazing pilot who was grounded by 9/11.
I lost my family in a crash with a suicidal driver.
In 1994 the former Olympic athlete tested positive in a drugs test and was banned for four years. She won the appeal - but she and her husband lost everything in the process.
Rachel Dolezal remembers the controversy she faced for identifying as 'transracial'. She tells 5 Live's Adrian Chiles what it was like to lose friends and hit headlines around the world after she was branded a ‘fraud’ for her role as a black rights activist.
Corinne Hutton on having a double hand transplant after losing her own hands to sepsis.
Lis Cashin's life changed forever in 1983. She was 13, and she'd been chosen to throw the javelin for her school sports day. But her throw hit her classmate Sammy, who was measuring the distances of the throws. Four days later Sammy was dead. For the last 36 years, Lis has been trying to make sense of that day.
Rachel Deloache Williams tells Emma Barnett how she lost tens of thousands of dollars to a “friend”, Anna, who turned out to be a con artist on a grand scale.
North Sea diver Chris Lemons was 100 metres below the surface when his oxygen hose snapped. He wasn't rescued for half an hour.
Anthony Ray Hinton spent 28 years on death row in Alabama for two murders he didn’t do. He was freed in 2015 when the US Supreme Court quashed his conviction. He was a black man arrested by white police officers, tried by a white prosecutor, convicted by a white jury and sentenced by a white judge. He told Emma Barnett, death row was the one place he didn’t experience racism.
“I was the last person who should have gone on a TV show.” The thoughts of Caroline Wharram, a Big Brother contestant from 2012 who hit the headlines after being accused of being racist. She tells Emma Barnett she feels the producers of the show exploited a young vulnerable and mentally ill woman. And she now wants reality television to change.
Clare McDonnell talks to Beth Nimmo whose daughter Rachel was of the twelve students who were murdered in the Columbine school shootings alongside one of their teachers.
Willy Phillips Junior, who in 2010 survived a plane crash which killed his father, talks to Emma Barnett about how he escaped, and how he has only recently overcome crippling fears and anxieties caused by the accident.
Angie Heal, a former specialist drugs worker with South Yorkshire Police, talks to Emma Barnett about how she helped raise the alarm about the horrific grooming of children and young people taking place in Rotherham.
Ahmad Nawaz escaped the Taliban four years ago, when extremists stormed his school in 2014, killing 149 people, including his younger brother. He now lives in Birmingham and campaigns against extremism.
Peter Duffy, the NHS surgeon who was accused of racism and 'forced out' of his job after raising concerns about three Asian colleagues. Peter, once voted doctor of the year, said the experience completely destroyed his career and devastated his family life.
The winner of the first ever series of the X Factor.
A man who survived being blown up in Afghanistan, and refused to let it ruin his life
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Mar 23rd, 2017
Latest Episode
Mar 3rd, 2020
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