Hooked on Freddie

Hooked on Freddie

By Wondery

Did one man’s friendship with a dolphin go way – way – too far? It’s 1987 and the British seaside town of Amble has seen much better days. So when a wild bottlenose dolphin nicknamed Freddie appears in the harbour, it feels like a miracle. Everyone wants to swim with him. But Freddie chooses one person above all others: Alan Cooper, a dedicated animal rights activist committed to freeing captive dolphins. Then Alan’s friendship with Freddie is turned against him and a devastating accusation spirals out of control.

Episodes

Flipped Out | 7

In this extra episode of Hooked on Freddie, Becky Milligan meets Doug Cartlidge who went from being a successful dolphin trainer to a leading anti-dolphinarium campaigner. When Britain was in the grip of dolphin-mania in the sixties and seventies, Doug was right at the heart of it. He had big hair, tight trunks and a bunch of famous friends. But after seeing too many young dolphins die in captivity – and almost losing his own life in a horrifying killer whale attack – Doug switched sides, campaigning to return captive dolphins to the wild.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/10/23·26m 3s

Sink or Swim | 6

The most beautiful experience of Alan’s life has left a devastating legacy. Right now, he needs Freddie more than ever. But where is he?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/10/23·50m 1s

On the Hook | 5

Alan’s in the dock facing some tough questions. But now there are tough questions for his accusers too. No-one can tell which way it’ll go. Everyone is hooked.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/10/23·32m 56s

In the Dock | 4

Alan’s in court and it’s humiliating. But now he knows who his accusers are. And he’s determined to fight back.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/09/23·36m 42s

Deep Trouble | 3

Alan is caught in a tabloid frenzy. The whole country is laughing at him. But there’s nothing funny about the death threats he receives.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/09/23·29m 57s

Flippin' Crazy | 2

Alan continues to swim with Freddie despite the salacious allegation against him. Surely no-one will take it seriously. Or will they?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/09/23·37m 28s

A Wild Visitor | 1

When a wild dolphin called Freddie appears in the harbour of a tired English fishing town and forms a deep friendship with Alan, a devastating rumour emerges.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/09/23·36m 25s

Introducing: Hooked on Freddie

Hooked on Freddie premieres Tuesday 19th September. You can listen to episodes early and ad-free on Amazon Music or by subscribing to Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/09/23·2m 21s
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