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.
What rugby stole from Michael Lipman
Michael's professional rugby career came to a brutal end after dozens of concussions took their toll on his brain
Anna Yen, the Nanjing Acrobats and the family stories
When acrobat and circus performer Anna Yen decided to become a playwright, in the process of finding out her family stories she unearthed a new facet of Australia’s Chinese history
How Sarah built a tall ship
Sarah Parry first saw a tall ship sailing into Sydney Harbour in 1965. Two decades later, in an abandoned Hobart warehouse, she began building her own full-sized Square Rigger from scratch. In the process, she realised it was time to change her own life
The hero of the Zebra
Hannah Kent with the true story of the Prussians who fled Europe for a new life in South Australia (R)
The grief tapes
After the loss of his mum Carol, James Crawley tried to push down his own grief. Then he watched 35 hours of raw and turbulent footage of his Dad Richard grieving in real time (CW: loss, grief and drug use)
A rebel on the bench
David Heilpern with stories of drama, crime and heartache from his 21 years as a country magistrate (CW: references to drug use and sexual assault) (R)
the Finest Podcast hands-down
presenters with wit, charm and a deep knowledge of the world and the wisdom of the ages makes for interviews that are as dynamic as their subject matter: couldn’t recommend Conversations more highly….
Conversations as they should be
I reckon without doubt the ABC conversations are the cream of podcasts. All the anchors know their stuff, guests and their topics are intriguing and as a listener it is so easy to be engaged. Invariably the conversations are informative, the participants empathetic, questions & observations are shared equally and as a listener I usually feel better for having been part of the event. Richard F of course is the gold standard but all other presenters are in the same league.
This is my favourite podcast - hands down Just wondering why there seem to be so many repeats lately of previous episodes