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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

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    • 4.3 • 234 Ratings

Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

    Kate Holden: on what really happened to Glen Turner

    Kate Holden: on what really happened to Glen Turner

    Kate Holden talks to Cheryl Akle about the brutal story behind the murder of Glen Turner, and what inspired her to write about it. Her latest book, The Winter Road, is out now.
     
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    • 27 min
    Better Reading Book Chat: episode 14

    Better Reading Book Chat: episode 14

    Better Reading’s Cheryl Akle and Jane Tara discuss their favourite new releases, road trips, and their love for audiobooks.


    Books mentioned:
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly
    Fully Human by Steve Biddulph
    The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
    Good Indian Daughter by Ruhi Lee
    When Things Are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent
    We Were Not Men by Campbell Mattinson
     
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    • 11 min
    Kathy Reichs: on her career as a forensic anthropologist, crime writer and TV producer

    Kathy Reichs: on her career as a forensic anthropologist, crime writer and TV producer

    Bestselling author Kathy Reichs talks to Cheryl Akle about how her background as a forensic anthropologist inspired the Temperance Brennan series. The Bone Code, number 20 in the series, is out now.
     
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    • 32 min
    Tori Haschka: on her love of food and how it influenced her first novel

    Tori Haschka: on her love of food and how it influenced her first novel

    Food and lifestyle writer Tori Haschka talks to Cheryl Akle about her first novel, Grace Under Pressure, their shared love of food, and how it has influenced her career.
     
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    • 30 min
    Meredith Jaffé: on writing a book set in a men's prison

    Meredith Jaffé: on writing a book set in a men's prison

    Meredith Jaffé talks to Cheryl Akle about why she decided to set her latest novel in a men's prison. The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison explores male friendships, and breaks down stereotypes about life on the inside.
     
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    • 30 min
    Dr Robert Isaacs: on bridging the divide between white and black Australia

    Dr Robert Isaacs: on bridging the divide between white and black Australia

    Dr Robert Isaacs talks to Cheryl Akle about his religious upbringing, and discovering his indigenous heritage. His memoir, Two Cultures, One Story, is out now.
     
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

87Christie ,

Cheryl and Jane

These beautiful ladies inspired me to get back into reading. Great podcasts I listen to them every week.

Clarebg ,

Insightful and great variety

Never listened to an episode I didn’t like and always learn something. Gillian Trigg was a favourite and am enjoying her book now. The Kiley Reíd conversation could have been this month- so relevant still and acutely highlights how little is happening. Thank you - Clare

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Janet Skelien Charles

I am a lifelong Francophile having being brought up in Paris. I found this podcast to be dull and full of platitudes.

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