Shortcut: Drug dealing, car theft and escaping prison. This was Nathan's life.

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. 

Our guest today, Nathan Crisfield, embodies a story of duality like no other.

From Albury, He was born into a tumultuous home life, with his father taking him under his wing at an early age to steal whatever they could off the back of trucks.

From ages 15 to 19, Nathan was out of school, using and dealing any drugs he could get his hands on. Remarkably though, he was also very capable and ambitious in his career as a truck mechanic. He quickly became foreman, then workshop manager at more than half the age of his fellow workmates.

This is all while selling and smoking copious amounts of ice. As you'll hear, this kind of dichotomy can only last for so long. Nathan's life soon becomes one of unbelievable chaos.

He descends so deep into a life of crime, that the fact that he has become who he is today is a true testament to the human capacity for change.

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Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Guest: Nathan Crisfield. You can find him on Instagram, or by visiting Peakshape's website.

Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


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