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Chuck Bean


If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

The angry Australian animal Australians are actually scared of

Australia has a reputation for terrifying, deadly animals, from brown snakes to redback spiders to buff red kangaroos that can disembowel you with their feet. Fortunately, most of these hell creatures will won't start anything if you just leave them alone. Unfortunately, magpies do not extend the same courtesy.

Viewers shocked by Channel 9 star's 'nude' outfit

Channel 9 star Belinda Russell has defended her choice to wear a "nude" outfit while presenting the weather on the weekend. Viewers were taken aback by Russell's outfit on Saturday night, with viewers writing on social media: "My husband spat his drink out and shouted, 'Bub come quick, Belinda isn't wearing any pants!'" Another person wrote: "I must admit my husband and I did a bit of a double take last night."

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.