Rick Morton Was Born Into Rural Royalty. Suddenly, He Was Dirt Poor.

Rick Morton was born the son of a cattle baron in far western Queensland. His backyard consisted of hundreds of thousands of acres. He went to school by school of the air. And his family home was 500kms from the nearest town.

But in just 24 hours, Rick’s life went from being something of an idyllic outback childhood to poverty.

So how do you go from rural royalty to dirt poor? What’s it like growing up gay and closeted in a small town? Rick has written a book about his life called 100 Years Of Dirt and he joins his old boss, Mia, to talk about it…

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Host: Mia Freedman 


With thanks to special guest Rick Morton.

You can also find his book at apple.co/mamamia

Producer: Elissa Ratliff


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