A mystery and a minefield: in the 1980s, two Californian millionaires land in Melbourne hoping to have a child using IVF.

No one could have anticipated the incredible saga and debate their case unleashed …….

Here is a direct link to the audio on the website:


Here is a link to the second program, which focuses on the different options for using or discarding embryos left over after IVF treatment.



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