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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 11.6K Ratings

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.

    ANZAC Day: letters from the front

    ANZAC Day: letters from the front

    For 100 years Australia has been collecting tens and thousands of letters and diaries from deployed service personnel. These are just some of the moving, beautiful and tragic stories among them

    • 54 min
    How Rhonda defied expectations

    How Rhonda defied expectations

    When Dr Rhonda Wilson was in year 10, she was told she should drop out of school and settle for becoming "just a mum". This is how Rhonda defied the expectations others, and she, had for herself

    • 53 min
    Dr Sutapa Mukherjee on how to sleep well

    Dr Sutapa Mukherjee on how to sleep well

    From muscle paralysis and sleepwalking, to the power of our subconscious, Dr Sutapa Mukherjee takes you into the secret world of sleep

    • 47 min
    Ray and the great language recovery

    Ray and the great language recovery

    When Ray Kelly Snr's grandfather was asked to translate "telephone" into Gumbayngirr, he responded with “muuya barrigi”, or flying breath (CW: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners please be advised this program contains discussion of people who have died. Please take care when listening)

    • 54 min
    Theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama on making peace and living in poetry

    Theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama on making peace and living in poetry

    Pádraig Ó Tuama survived conversion therapy and exorcism as a young gay man in a church in Ireland, then became a leading peace negotiator and a poet (R)

    • 53 min
    Carly-Jay on dying, living, and learning to breathe

    Carly-Jay on dying, living, and learning to breathe

    Carly-Jay Metcalfe lives with cystic fibrosis, and has faced a double lung transplant, a rare cancer and other huge medical challenges. But through it all humour and hope have fuelled her survival (CW: this story discusses organ transplant and donation, drug use and self harm)

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11.6K Ratings

11.6K Ratings

Leah from Berry ,

Australia’s Icon

England has Michael Parkinson
Australia has Richard Fidler
Thank you Richard for all of your interesting and contemplative interviews!
You bring hours of joy to the Australian public.
Your avid listener
Leah
Berry NSW

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Peter O’Brien

Just want to say thank you for your wonderful stories, I find myself engrossed in them from start to finish. Thank you so much 😊

Just listened to Dominic Riley the book binder seriously enjoyed every moment.
Thank you for all the great interviews 👌🙂

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