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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 • 9K 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.

    The mystery of broken-hearted syndrome

    The mystery of broken-hearted syndrome

    Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp reveals how emotional shock can be fatal (R)

    Henry Reynolds and the truth

    Henry Reynolds and the truth

    One of the foremost historians of black and white Australia, Henry says now is the time to acknowledge how the country was founded. Frontier violence, the myth of peaceful settlement, and the failure of the British to make treaties with the First Nations have led to consequences we still live with today (CW: material might be distressing to ATSI listeners)

    How a doctor's suicide broke the silence

    How a doctor's suicide broke the silence

    Gastroenterologist Andrew Bryant's active, social and positive exterior gave no hint of the depression he was suffering. Days after his tragic death his wife Susan wrote an email making it clear she and her adult children were not ashamed of the way he died. It went viral (CW: suicide)

    • 52 min
    New York, Oenpelli, the Village People and me

    New York, Oenpelli, the Village People and me

    Allen Murphy was raised in New York and grew up to become a drummer for The Village People. When he arrived in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory he fell in love with Indigenous culture and music, and knew he'd found home (CW: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are advised that this episode includes the name of a person who has died.)

    • 46 min
    A Renaissance scholar on love, power, Florence and folly

    A Renaissance scholar on love, power, Florence and folly

    Dale Kent is a Professor of Italian history who grew up in Australia. Rejecting her Christian Science upbringing, Dale forged an unapologetic life of her own design. She lived and worked in Europe and then in the US where she taught at the University of California for 25 years

    • 52 min
    The family and the jail sentence — the ripple effect of losing a parent to prison

    The family and the jail sentence — the ripple effect of losing a parent to prison

    Dennis Van Someren works as a transport volunteer with young people going to visit a parent in the prison system. Dennis does the work because he's been in their shoes (R)

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9K Ratings

9K Ratings

louisem68 ,

Susan Bryant episode

Whilst feeling Susan pain it was so good to hear someone else talk about having the same feelings I have had from my partner too taking his life 13 years ago . Thank you for this raw yet much needed discussion on Suicide we need to talk about it, will it help ? I’m not sure but this episode really resonated with my experience as well. Great interviewing on a very delicate subject. Thank you 🙏🏼

rebbecca09 ,

The best

You couldn’t get two better interviewers . I love missing a couple of weeks then doing a big binge to catch up. Love love love

KerstKB ,

Love this podcast - so much to learn

Listening while I drive around for work in sales and it’s an inspiration this podcast. One of my favourites is Glenn’s story of living with mental health issues and the bowling club and Enron. Good on you Glenn - I learnt a lot and you made me feel so grateful. What a great human and a great journey. Thanks Chris!!

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