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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.
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    • 4.3 • 306 Ratings

Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.
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    Stories Behind the Story: Jane Tara on getting older and being visible

    Stories Behind the Story: Jane Tara on getting older and being visible

    Jane Tara talks to Cheryl about ageing, being visible... and the day she got the job at Better Reading. Her novel, Tilda is Visible, is out now. 


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    • 34 min
    BE Better: Jodi Rodgers on being Unique

    BE Better: Jodi Rodgers on being Unique

    BE Better: Better Reading’s Self-Development & Wellness podcast – Star of ABC TV's Love on the Spectrum Jodi Rodgers talks to Jane about working with the autistic community. Her book, Unique: What autism can teach us about difference, connection and belonging, is out now.


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    • 41 min
    Conversations from the Vault: Julia Baird: on winning the ABIA Book of the Year

    Conversations from the Vault: Julia Baird: on winning the ABIA Book of the Year

    We've had some amazing guests on the podcast over the years, so we're sharing a few old favourites from the vault. Award-winning author Julia Baird talks to Cheryl Akle about winning the 2021 ABIA Book of the Year for Phosphorescence, and how the world has changed since its release.
    If you enjoyed this conversation, see Julia Baird in person at the 2024 Manly Writers Festival.


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    • 18 min
    Stories Behind the Story: Simone Amelia Jordan on being Australia's most successful hip-hop journalist

    Stories Behind the Story: Simone Amelia Jordan on being Australia's most successful hip-hop journalist

    Simone Amelia Jordan talks to Cheryl Akle about how she went from a kid in the inner-west to a New York hip-hop journalist with a career spanning print, radio, TV, and digital media. Her memoir, Tell Her She's Dreamin', is out now.


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    • 35 min
    Conversations from the Vault: Tom Keneally on exploring rural Australia through fiction

    Conversations from the Vault: Tom Keneally on exploring rural Australia through fiction

    We've had some amazing guests on the podcast over the years, so we're sharing a few old favourites from the vault. Award-winning author Tom Keneally talks to Cheryl Akle about his extraordinary legacy and exploring rural Australia through fiction.
    If you enjoyed this conversation, see Tom Keneally in person at the 2024 Manly Writers Festival.

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    • 31 min
    Stories Behind the Story: Simon Rowell on good dogs and oil rigs

    Stories Behind the Story: Simon Rowell on good dogs and oil rigs

    Simon Rowell talks to Cheryl Akle about service dogs, oil rigs and about writing a female protagonist. His latest novel, The Good Dog, is out now.
    Photographer: Darren James

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
306 Ratings

306 Ratings

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The Kate Cebrano episode was superlative. Entertaining, enlightening & most of all fun. Brilliant.

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Fantastic conversations

Loving this show. Just listened to one of Jane Tara’s episodes, it was an incredibly engaging conversation. Wish it was twice as long!

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An interesting listen …

Really enjoying these podcasts … Cheryl is fabulous at engaging the author to talk about the “how - what - why - when” that bought the book into the world …

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