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Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
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Uncle Jack was forcibly removed from his mother as a baby and denied his Aboriginality. A one-off trip to Fitzroy connected him with a family he didn’t know about, and promptly landed him in jail (R)
Europe's startling deep past explained: pygmy dinosaurs, blue-eyed Neanderthals; and how an asteroid the size of Manhattan ruptured everything (R)
The Pulitzer Prize winning author of Less was working as an odd-jobs man for an Italian Baroness when a phone call upended his life (R)
Walking through grief and facing up to life on the Pacific Crest Trail, the true story of Wild (R)
Celebrated British poet Lemn Sissay grew up not knowing his given name or his Ethiopian parents. His life was shaped by being adopted, and then raised in state care (R)
James explains the traditions, language and pleasures of shepherding in England's Lake District (R)
Chasing Robert Cutter

Chasing Robert Cutter

2020-05-2244:292

When Darleen Bungey set out to uncover her father's past she discovered a Hollywood heartthrob and a singer whose records outsold Bing Crosby's
Maira's daily life as a New York-based artist who likes to paint trees, dogs and hats, and why the contents of her mother's closet became famous
The pigment whisperer

The pigment whisperer

2020-05-2047:021

One of the world's only master paint-makers, David Coles on how he found a life creating colours like Lapis Blue and Rose Madder (R)
On 9/11 Captain Beverley Bass diverted her American Airlines jet to a tiny town in Newfoundland, along with thousands of other airspace refugees (R)
Dr Culum Brown's work on fish cognition has proven fish have long memories, sharks have friends, and Sting Rays know it's the weekend
Miranda's story from growing up in Kakadu National Park as a Larrakia Tiwi girl, to finding fame in The Sapphires, and co-creating Top End Wedding, the first romantic comedy set in the Northern Territory
Sheila Heti on the life of Finnish writer Tove Jansson who created the Moomins, and some of her own reflections on her choice about whether or not to become a mother
Helen recently published her diaries from the years 1978 to 1987. They include her thoughts on writing and work, parenting, love affairs, and the quest for the right pair of shoes (R)
Rutger Bregman takes a new look at the accepted idea that humans are just one disaster away from bad behaviour. He says our species' survival has long depended on the best aspects of our nature, such as kindness and the sharing of ideas
When Hayley moved to a cattle property to live with her farmer girlfriend, the rural idyll wasn't quite as she imagined
A new conversation with the Irish novelist, on what it means to be a grown up, and standing her ground on Ireland’s moral questions
Young Robert Lukins modelled himself on the fictional character Adrian Mole, a prodigious reader and writer (R)
Sandy was teaching at a school in the English countryside when he set off in a Mirror dinghy, intending to sail as far as Gloucester (R)
How a group of financiers from a poor and damp island on the outer rim of Europe created a private company which came to rule India (R)
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Diana Hunt

heart felt. keep working.

May 26th
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Diana Hunt

It breaks my heart. We live and work to with our little ones x

May 26th
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W South

All the way through this podcast I kept thinking, "gosh he sounds like Trump ".. the similarities are scary, so are those between Trump's followers and Hitler's followers

May 25th
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john murphy

m.gtxdxxddxdxx e. .mmmmmm. m..nmmm m. ..m n

May 20th
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Dove Hex

PLEASE stop calling sex workers "prostitutes". Other than that, a very chilling and emotive story.

May 14th
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Maria Rosa Baroni

The Odissey is one of my favorite story, Odysseus not the best character. Yet it's almost poetic how a tale written centuries ago can improve and deepen a special relationship such as one between father and son

Apr 25th
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Brooke Beccarelli

is it just me, or has the quality of Conversations audio been quite bad lately?

Apr 15th
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sharon maitland

Love this guy 💕

Apr 11th
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Maria Rosa Baroni

This is beautiful. Ray Collins' life is troubled, but he kept going, trying to be better, and his love for the ocean is what I will take away with me. Thank you for this conversation!

Apr 7th
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Brendan Heffernan

its a billboard on rhe highways

Mar 16th
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Suzanne Moss

one of my favorites

Feb 24th
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Krupa Karan

hii

Jan 30th
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Rina Hill

"there is a problem with this file" is what I am being told and I cannot access this podcast

Jan 25th
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Ron Banning

Sound quality of most of Conversations Podcast is absolutely shocking.

Jan 20th
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Miga Mitchell

Absolutely fascinating, revealing the truth behind everyone's lies on racism and other issues. Also looks at how to solve these issues and the influence of famous people.

Dec 22nd
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sharon maitland

Hands down my most favourite episode, what an amazing man 💕

Dec 18th
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Robert Baird

9and is cc. o.

Dec 18th
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snoblue07

O my goodness. Such

Dec 15th
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Carol NuStev

Thank you Sarah and Ben for this touching and inspiring interview. I'll have to keep an eye out for you next time we visit Brisbane. Your song moved me to tears - that's what I call real music. So glad you've found strength and higher ground.

Dec 12th
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Mandy Connell

Holy shit Dylan. You just made me cry. jump out the window. yeah. Sarah keep up the inspiring and insightful and tactful work. you're a boss.

Dec 11th
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