216 episodes

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.

    How Rafael Bonachela let his inner showgirl out

    How Rafael Bonachela let his inner showgirl out

    At the make or break moment of his choreography career, the last person Rafael expected to hear from was Australia’s pop princess — Kylie Minogue

    • 52 min
    The power of the extra dad

    The power of the extra dad

    When Dugald Jellie was growing up in country Victoria, it was dads — his own and his friends' — who opened the world up for him, and as a father himself, today he is paying it forward

    • 45 min
    Bronnie and the jaws of life

    Bronnie and the jaws of life

    Firie Bronnie Mackintosh attends emergencies to cut people out of crushed cars and rescue them from burning buildings (R)

    • 49 min
    Riding for a fall

    Riding for a fall

    What happens when a man can't stop his drive and desire for more? Author Andrew O'Hagan dissects the pitfalls of more money, more success and more applause in his latest novel

    • 52 min
    The velveteen rabbit at the end of the world

    The velveteen rabbit at the end of the world

    In the decades before Ruth Shaw became a bookseller in New Zealand's Fiordland, she lived the incredible stories of adventure, love and tragedy that now line the shelves in her shops

    • 53 min
    A Latvian Fairytale

    A Latvian Fairytale

    Artist Brigita Ozolins grew up hearing about the magic of her mother's home country, Latvia. It wasn't until she was in her 50s that Brigita understood why her mother fled that paradise, full of flowers and polite children

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11.6K Ratings

11.6K Ratings

Cho Ku ,

Class Act

I’ve loved these conversations since Richard Fidler at 11 am ABC radio - still my favourite podcast with intelligent and deeply interesting conversations -something I look forward to and share with my family and friends - congratulations - a classic😎

Faigiamaylee ,

Richard you are a gem

Love your work, you are such a talented interviewer!

Money Muncher ,

You’re the voice

Top drawer subject matter but, above all, Richard’s wonderful mellifluous delivery will keep you spellbound. Sarah is top drawer too - sadly this is one of few modern-day ABC programs worth engaging with.

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