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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 • 11.7K 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.

    Life and death in the holy city

    Life and death in the holy city

    John Lyons, the ABC's Global Affairs Editor, reflects on the Israel-Gaza war, drawing on his background as former Middle East correspondent for The Australian

    • 51 min
    Like oil and water

    Like oil and water

    A change of heart and a great romance drove Dr Paul Hardisty to walk away from the oil industry and the influence of his brilliant but violent father, and into the world of water

    • 49 min
    Pack ice, seal fat and the big slide: Tim and Ernest's incredible journey

    Pack ice, seal fat and the big slide: Tim and Ernest's incredible journey

    Tim Jarvis takes you on his adventures, following in the footsteps of explorer Ernest Shackleton, who tried valiantly to cross Antarctica from sea to sea, from 1914-17 (R)

    • 50 min
    How Leila saw birds anew

    How Leila saw birds anew

    Leila Jeffreys was a young photographer when she built a tiny studio specifically for birds. She then began taking heart-stopping images of budgies, owls, eagles and cockatoos 

    • 48 min
    Avani Dias on modern India and the rise of Narendra Modi

    Avani Dias on modern India and the rise of Narendra Modi

    Avani Dias was working as the South Asia Correspondent for the ABC when she was forced out of India for doing her job as a journalist

    • 52 min
    The beauty of the brain

    The beauty of the brain

    Neurosurgeon Brindha Shivalingam says it is a privilege to go into someone’s brain and repair the body's most vital organ. She didn’t expect to become the patient in 2019

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11.7K Ratings

11.7K Ratings

Live love & be happy ,

Stories to be engrossed in😊

I love listening to peoples life stories with all the many good bad & ugly aspects & how it turned out 😊

KatieSpencer ,

Richard is a national treasure

Five Stars when it’s Richard interviewing. He’s a master conversationalist, truly gifted. These podcasts over many years have introduced me to a wider world, leading me to learn about things I never thought I’d be interested in, discover new areas of interest and authors to read. This podcast is a reliable happy place.

So cello ,

Thank you

What a lovely burst of something nourishing and different to perk up the week. Only suggestion: could you please pop in a list of top tens? E.g top ten uplifting conversations, top ten “learn something new” , top ten quirky, top ten adventures, top ten epic life stories, etc etc,

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