13: FERAL CHILDREN: The real life story of Oxana Malaya, the Bush Boys of Vernon, Gua the chimp and more…

There’s a storybook quality to the idea of children being raised by wolves or living wild in the jungle with animals, but the reality of when children go feral is actually pretty grim. This week on Eavesdroppin’, Michelle talks about the case of Oxana Malaya and an experiment gone wrong with a human baby and a chimp, while Geordie talks about the Bush Boys of Wilmington, but not before a brief chat about hacktivism, robot birds, the Lemonheads and the melting ice caps…

Imagine being forced to fend for yourself during a bleak Urkranian winter at just three years of age… That’s what happened to Oxana Malaya, who survived by living with dogs. How did Oxana end up being raised by dogs? Why is she called Dog Girl? Did she really become one of the pack? Was she ever rescued or is she still basically a dog? Listen in to find out! Michelle also discusses the astonishing 1930s experiment of Donald and Gua, where animal behavioural scientists Winthrop Kellogg and his wife Luella took a human child and a baby chimp and raised them together to see whether or not the chimp could become human-like … Listen now to discover how this case played out…  

Geordie then discusses the Bush Boys of Vernon… Who are Tom and Will Green? Why did they make international news? Why is Geordie talking a lot about fruit? And what do brothers Kyle and Roen Horn have to do with anything? Why are we talking about orthorexia? Can the kindness of strangers backfire? And how wild were these wild boys? Listen in to find out!

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SHOW LINKS

Birds aren’t real! https://birdsarentreal.com

RIP Taylor Hawkins: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60884259

The ice caps are melting: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/25/satellite-data-shows-entire-conger-ice-shelf-has-collapsed-in-antarctica

Hacktivists say FCKPTN: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17797980/putins-73million-superyacht-renamed-fckptn/

A love letter to Sydney in the early 90s – brilliant article from Barry Divola about it being 30 years on for the Lemonheads It’s A Shame About Ray: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/music/a-magical-love-letter-to-sydney-in-the-early-90s-20220321-p5a6fg.html?fbclid=IwAR03HpvKk-bZxnKueZ9YM_CvLZmr0sMKh_pDzYPmJ3SS9upwN3btoln2wFM

The 60 Minutes segment on Oxana Malaya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv3ocntSSUU

More on Oxana Malaya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93HymGXC_wM

Oxana on Ukranian TV in 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSifkl8WQQw

Winthrop Kellogg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winthrop_Kellogg

More on the Donald / Gua experiment: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16232646/experiment-baby-donald-ape-human-killing-himself/

The Bush Boys of Vernon: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3614635.stm

Are the Bush Boys who they say they are? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-bush-boys-really-suburban-kids-from-california-1.470459

About the Wild Boys podcast on Campfire Media: https://www.thenationalnews.com/arts-culture/2022/03/03/new-wild-boys-podcast-tells-the-true-story-of-canadas-infamous-bush-boys-mystery/

Listen to the Wild Boys podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chameleon-wild-boys/id1532225667

DURAN DURAN Wild Boys!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43wsiNBwmo

The Horn family bankrupted over Wild Boys hospital bills: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bush-boys-stick-hospital-with-big-bill-1.572548

What is orthorexia nervosa? https://eating-disorders.org.uk/information/orthorexia/

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