Better Reading Podcast
By Better Reading Podcast
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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.
||CleanAilsa Piper||Cheryl Akle talks with Ailsa Piper, author of 'The Attachment'. The two discuss writing, grief and personal faith.||13 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoanna Maxwell||Cheryl Akle talks to Joanna Maxwell, author of 'Rethink Your Career: In your 40s, 50s and 60s'. They reveal how they each arrived in their current careers and the many facets of worklife.||13 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnne Tonner||Cheryl Akle talks with Anne Tonner, winner of the 2017 Finch Memoir Prize. The two discuss Anne’s daughter’s experience with anorexia, and her book, ‘Cold Vein’.||6 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManal al-Sharif||Cheryl Akle talks to Manal al-Sharif about growing up in Saudia Arabia, finding her political voice, and her new book, ‘Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening’.||6 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Irish||Cheryl Akle and Paul Irish talk about Sydney History, Aboriginal identity, and Paul's new book, 'Hidden In Plain View'.||30 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Anderson||Cheryl Akle and Richard Anderson talk about writing; passionate, unexpected sex; and Richard’s new book, ‘The Good Teacher’.||30 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJamila Rizvi||Cheryl Akle and Jamila Rizvi discuss Canberra, women in the workplace, and Jamila's new book, 'Not Just Lucky'.||23 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWendy James and Jaye Ford||Cheryl Akle talks with authors Wendy James and Jaye Ford about their friendship, crime fiction, and differing writing processes.||23 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJenevieve Chang||Cheryl Akle and Jenevieve Chang discuss youth, racism, and Jenevieve's book 'The Good Girl Of China Town'.||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Robotham||Cheryl Akle and Michael Robotham talk about ghostwriting, crime fiction and Michael's new book, 'The Secrets She Keeps'.||16 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonica McInerney||Cheryl Akle and Monica McInerney discuss family, the journey into writing, and Monica's most recent book, 'The Trip of a Lifetime'.||16 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRebecca Huntley||Cheryl Akle talks with social researcher Rebecca Huntley about social trends, Pauline Hanson, and what the hell is going on in the world.||9 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeffery Deaver||Cheryl Akle and Jeffery Deaver discuss crime writing, cooking and Jeffery's Lincoln Rhyme thriller, 'The Burial Hour'.||9 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStephanie and Sebastian Smee||Translator Stephanie and Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian talk with Cheryl Akle about growing up in the Smee household. They reflect on their parents, language, and their own careers.||2 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJane Hutcheon||Cheryl Akle talks to Jane Hutcheon about her time in China, chinese orphanages, and her book 'China Baby Love'.||2 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulie Randall||Cheryl Akle and Julie Randall talk about Julie's cancer diagnosis, her treatment in America, and her book Patient 71.||1 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKirstie Clements||Cheryl Akle talks to former editor in chief of Vogue Australia Kirstie Clements about her career, fashion publishing, and fashion's influence on body image.||25 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJenny Valentish||Cheryl Akle and Jenny Valentish talk about the drives behind addiction, how that differs between men and women, and Jenny's book 'Woman Of Substances: A Journey Into Addiction And Treatment'.||25 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaroline Brothers||Cheryl Akle and Caroline Brothers discuss working abroad, how journalism has changed, historical fiction, and Caroline's new novel 'The Memory Stones'.||6 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSara Foster||Cheryl Akle and Sara Foster talk about the transition from editor to author, writing professionaly, and Sara's new book 'The Hidden Hours'.||6 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnabel Pandiella||Anabel Pandiella is the Marketing and PR director for Simon and Schuster Australia. Cheryl Akle and Anabel discuss career, how book publishing has changed, and the essential nature of the story.||6 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLouisa Hope - Part 2||This is Part 2 of a conversation between Cheryl Akle and Lindt Cafe seige survivor Louisa Hope. The conversation explores where leadership came from on the day, group dynamics under adversity, and Louisa's own experience of the day and the years following.||5 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLouisa Hope - Part 1||This is Part 1 of a conversation between Cheryl Akle and Lindt Cafe seige survivor Louisa Hope. The conversation explores where leadership came from on the day, group dynamics under adversity, and Louisa's own experience of the day and the years following.||4 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTim Costello||Cheryl Akle and Tim Costello discuss the value of faith, the nature of extremism, and Tim’s new book ‘Faith: Embracing Life In All Its Uncertainty'.||30 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeather Rose||Cheryl Akle and Heather Rose talk about winning the Stella Prize, the future of the Arts in Australia, and Heather’s new book ‘The Museum Of Modern Love’.||30 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColson Whitehead||Cheryl Akle and Colson Whitehead discuss the writing process, what it was like to end up on Barack Obama’s summer reading list, and Colson’s new book 'The Underground Railroad'.||30 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDame Quentin Bryce||Cheryl Akle and Dame Quentin Bryce discuss a storied career, the current status of women, and Quentin's new book 'Dear Quentin - Letters of a Governor-General'.||30 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Saunders||Cheryl Akle and George Saunders discuss the Trump phenomenon, reassessing their understanding of the world, and George's new book 'Lincoln In The Bardo'.||29 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValli Little||Cheryl Akle and Valli Little discuss the communal nature of cooking, Valli's journey into food, and her new book ‘My Kind Of Food’.||10 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMia Freedman||Cheryl Akle and Mia Freedman discuss how women find community, the media in Australia, and Mia’s new book ‘Work Strife Balance’.||10 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOliver and Rosemarie Zammit||Rosemarie and Oliver Zammit talk to Cheryl Akle about the death of their son Doujon Zammit. They discuss organ donations and the relationships that came about because of them.||9 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNatasha Lester||Cheryl Akle and Natasha Lester talk in depth about the writing process, the book publishing world, and Natasha's most recent book 'Her Mother's Secret'.||9 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuria Pitt||Cheryl Akle and Turia Pitt continue an ongoing conversation. They discuss overcoming challenges and the value of hard work.||8 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBetter Reading Book Club - The Girl Before||Cheryl Akle is joined by authors Rachel Johns and Katherine Scholes for a discussion about J.P Delaney's 'The Girl Before'.||6 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatherine Scholes||Katherine Scholes and Cheryl Akle discuss the writing process, childhood, finding a sense of place, and Katherine’s new book ‘Congo Dawn’.||3 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Safran||John Safran and Cheryl Akle discuss the changing face of far right movements in Australia, the logic of the left and right, and John’s new book ‘Depends What You Mean By Extremist’.||3 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaroline Overington||Caroline Overington talks to Cheryl Akle speak about journalism, literary scandal, writing, and her new book 'The Lucky One'.||28 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTracey Spicer||Cheryl Akle and Tracey Spicer talk about ineqality in the media, society, and families.||27 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHolly Throsby||Cheryl Akle and Holly Throsby speak about family, education, the arts, making albums, and writing her book 'Goodwood'.||14 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCandice Fox||Cheryl Akle speaks to Candice Fox about family life, nature vs nurture, the culture of the navy, and how her collaboration with James Patterson came about.||6 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNikki Gemmell||Cheryl Akle speaks to Nikki Gemmell about her mother, her books, and the broader influences in her life.||6 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent podcast for book lovers
Cheryl Akle has a unique gift of discussing with authors their work and their inspiration. This podcast provides great insight into some excellent books but more importantly makes you feel like you're sitting around the dinner table with a glass of wine listening to a great conversation.
Listening to these podcasts has inspired me to start reading again after a long break. Cheryl's conversationalist approach allows the listener to feel like they are part of the conversation and is very captivating, leaving me wanting more, and more importantly, wanting to read the book. I particularly enjoyed Cheryl's recent interviews with Jeffrey Deaver and social researcher Rebecca Huntley. Keep it up Cheryl and the team at better reading!
Perhaps I will attempt to listen to this podcast another time, but as the quality of audio is so poor I cannot bear it.
With so many podcasts to choose from I won't life to inferior recordings.
A shame because I think the content could be great.