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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.
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    Garry Linnell: on one of Australia's most infamous serial killers

    Garry Linnell: on one of Australia's most infamous serial killers

    Walkley Award-winning journalist Garry Linnell talks to Cheryl Akle about his latest book, The Devil's Work, which explores the life of Frederick Deeming, an Australian serial killer who was a suspect in the Jack The Ripper killings.


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    • 28 min
    David Hunt: on exploring the crazy history of Australia

    David Hunt: on exploring the crazy history of Australia

    David Hunt talks to Cheryl Akle about the fascinating history of Australia, and how he finds the humour in it. His latest book, Girt Nation, is out now and is the third book in the Girt series.


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    • 28 min
    Lola Berry: on learning from failure

    Lola Berry: on learning from failure

    Bestselling author Lola Berry talks to Cheryl Akle about why failing is something she looks forward to. Her new book, Fearlessly Failing, is a companion to her hit podcast of the same name.


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    • 27 min
    Anita Heiss: on the Aboriginal heroes of the Gundagai flood

    Anita Heiss: on the Aboriginal heroes of the Gundagai flood

    Poet, social commentator and bestselling author Anita Heiss talks to Cheryl Akle about her latest book, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams), which shines a light on the flooding of Gundagai and the Indigenous heroes who saved many lives. 
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    • 42 min
    Julie Kalman: on people smuggling and the criminalisation of refugees

    Julie Kalman: on people smuggling and the criminalisation of refugees

    Historian Julie Kalman talks to Cheryl Akle about people smuggling and the criminalisation of refugees in Australia. Her book, Smuggled, provides compelling insight into this defining yet unexplored part of Australia’s history.


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    • 27 min
    Shane Jenek: on the genesis to Courtney Act

    Shane Jenek: on the genesis to Courtney Act

    Shane Jenek talks to Cheryl Akle about the genesis to Courtney Act – artist, advocate, and now, author. Shane’s memoir, Caught in the Act, is out now. It's also available via Bolinda Audio with Shane narrating.


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
250 Ratings

250 Ratings

Kas1958 ,

Kasway

Better Reading is the best podcast I listen to. Cheryl is fantastic at interviewing authors she makes you feel like you’re there with them. There are never any spoilers. Each day I check to see if there’s a new episode ready.

Difficult to Listen ,

Terrible Interviewing

Ugh. Comes across so rude and presumptuous every time. Great book choices, terrible interviews.

Louie Lulu 16 ,

Inspiring

This podcast has introduced me to so many authors and books. Cheryl has a lovely interviewing style and I have found all the episodes so interesting, even when I thought the episode wouldn’t interest me. Love this podcast.

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