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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.
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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.
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    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
    Stories Behind the Story: Kemper Donovan on Agatha Christie, Scriptwriting and Podcasting

    Stories Behind the Story: Kemper Donovan on Agatha Christie, Scriptwriting and Podcasting

    Kemper Donovan talks to Cheryl Akle about Agatha Christie, and how she consistently inspires his work, from podcasts to novels. His latest book, The Busy Body, is out now.


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    • 31 min
    BE Better: Lizzie Williamson on The Active Workday Advantage

    BE Better: Lizzie Williamson on The Active Workday Advantage

    BE Better: Better Reading’s Self-Development & Wellness podcast – Lizzie Williamson talks to Jane Tara about incorporating micro moves into your daily routine. Her book, The Active Workday Advantage, is out now.
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    • 30 min
    Stories Behind the Story: Victoria Vanstone on how sobriety changed her life

    Stories Behind the Story: Victoria Vanstone on how sobriety changed her life

    Victoria Vanstone talks to Cheryl Akle about her journey to sobriety and how it saved her life. Her memoir, A Thousand Wasted Sundays, is out now. 


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    • 34 min
    What Are You Reading? Summer Edition: Jack Heath

    What Are You Reading? Summer Edition: Jack Heath

    Award-winning author Jack Heath talks to Cheryl Akle about what he's reading. His latest novel, Kill Your Husbands, is out now.
    Books discussed:
    If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe by Jason Pargin
    Killing Aurora by Helen Barnes
    Tipping Point by Dinuka McKenzie
    A Thousand Wasted Sundays by Victoria Vanstone
    Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde
    Red Side Story by Jasper Fforde

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    • 10 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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