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Spend an hour in someone else's life each weekday. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
||CleanStephen Dando Collins on 'hero-maker' Paul Brickhill, 'Dam Busters' and 'Great Escape' writer||Former POW, Paul Brickhill created some of the most memorable war heros in film. Stephen Dando Collins tells his tempestuous life story.||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhilippe Sands: facing the horror of the Holocaust||A series of coincidences sets Philippe Sands on a path to uncover the truth about his family||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLois and Juris Greste on the 400 days of Peter's imprisonment||The parents of journalist, Peter Greste, who was jailed in Egypt, take us behind the scenes to their family's campaign to have him released.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoanna Rakoff's connection with reclusive author J.D Salinger||Joanna Rakoff worked at J.D. Salinger's literary agency, where she was responsible for fending off his obsessive fans.||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntonia Hayes: confronting shaken baby syndrome||Antonia's life fractured in a single day and her son's life hung in the balance.||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Braczkowski and the leopards of Mumbai||Alex has been looking at the co-existence of humans and big cats, as more communities encroach on wild habitats.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreat Australian homicide detective Ron Iddles||Ron Iddles' success rate for solving murder cases is unequalled, and his integrity widely admired.||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Maclean's determination to walk again||John was left paraplegic after a near fatal accident in his early 20s.||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhysicist Jim Al-Khalili unlocks science's trickiest conundrums||Jim Al-Khalili divides his time between practising and promoting science.||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBattle of Long Tan Veteran Allen May||Allen was 21 years old when he fought in Vietnam||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe science behind Lisa Genova's fiction||The bestselling author of 'Still Alice' investigates the shockwaves of Huntington's disease.||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive Stories Volume 10: Under the Microscope||Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may no||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatthew Thompson on Australia's most notorious criminal Christopher 'Badne$$' Binse||Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may no||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRenee Gracie races V8 supercars||Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may no||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeffery Renard Allen's American stories||Jeffery is a Chicago born and raised author and teacher.||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiz Tynan on the secret history of Maralinga||Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may no||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLarry Writer with the story of Australia at the 1936 'Nazi' Olympics||Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may no||8/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaxine Beneba Clarke: growing up black in white Australia||Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may no||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTim Page's war: the photographer who made us see Vietnam||Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may no||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlana Valentine on Lindy's letters of blame, hate - and apology||Conversations with Richard Fidler draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may no||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Carlton on the survival of HMAS Australia II||Mike is a well-known broadcaster and journalist who has held a lifelong passion for naval history.||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe Geia: Aboriginal protest and the power of song||Allan was Greg Combet's chief of staff in the Defence Materiel, Climate Change and Industry portf...||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAleksander Hemon on love, loss and Sarajevo||While on a trip to the US in 1992, Aleksander's hometown came under siege.||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCinematographer Pieter de Vries: eyes of the world||Sydney filmmaker Pieter de Vries is one of the leading documentary cinematographers in the world, travelling six months of the year to every imaginable location.||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShannon Garner's surrogate pregnancy||Shannon was happily married, with two children of her own, when she watched a TV program about surrogacy.||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorman Doidge believes our 'plastic' brains can heal themselves||Norman is a Canadian psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher and writer.||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGregory Smith's survival instinct||Gregory is an academic in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University, and has just completed a PhD.||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWarren Brown on the mystery of Lasseter's Reef||Warren Brown is an author, cartoonist and historian.||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelen Macdonald: grief and a hawk||She felt a deep affinity for birds of prey, even keeping a kestrel in her bedroom, and was determined to one day become a falconer.||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick Richardson on football in wartime||Nick Richardson grew up listening to his grandfather's war stories.||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDanielle Clode on a rare partnership between man and killer whale||Danielle is a zoologist and science writer at Flinders University.||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlain de Botton questions what we think we know about love||Philosopher Alain de Botton wrote his Essays on Love in his early 20s.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe rise and rise of Donald Trump||Donald Trump is the Republican party's presumptive nominee for President of the United States.||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoa 'The Hulk' Palelei fights his way to a better life||Soa grew up in Newcastle NSW, in a large Tongan family, where he lived in the shadow of a brutally violent uncle.||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulee-Anne Bell's vision is sound||At high school Julee-Anne she struggled with the daily terror of crossing the school grounds without a cane or assistance.||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJaky Troy: awakening Australia's sleeping languages||Jaky is a Ngarigu woman whose country is the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaren Menzies' hidden Aboriginal heritage||The truth of Karen Menzies' heritage was a shock which took her more than a decade to fully accept and comprehend.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBruce Pascoe on pre-colonial Aboriginal agriculture||Bruce is a prolific writer and editor of fiction for adults and young people; and he also writes essays and history.||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesley and Tammy Williams: reclaiming stolen Aboriginal wages||Lesley Williams grew up on the Cherbourg Aboriginal settlement in Queensland.||7/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTuria Pitt is a survivor||Turia was a mining engineer, based in Kununurra, Western Australia, when in 2011, she was invited to compete in an ultramarathon race in the remote Kimberley region.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
"Conversations" gets me in every time!
This is one of my favorite podcasts because Richard Fidler is such a great interviewer, and he finds such interesting people to have on the show. He treats them respectfully but not too formally, and asks questions that really challenge them to explain themselves. Non-Aussies will also enjoy this thoroughly, because the stories are so human and accessible.
Great guests, brilliantly interviewed! You can tell the host loves his job, and the show is a delight.
Exceptional nourishment for the heart and mind!
This is a fantastic podcast. Richard is an exceptional interviewer and as someone who often must interview people as part of my career as a filmmaker, I find myself taking many lessons from his example. I also appreciate the variety of subjects in this podcast and am learning a tremendous amount of social, historical, and cultural information. It's been a source of inspiration to me as well; An absolute gem!
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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