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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
    • 4.7 • 142 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.

    Ed Ayres' life in music

    Ed Ayres' life in music

    Music was always a friend to Ed, but while he struggled to come to terms with being trans, he couldn't face his beloved instruments. Once he accepted himself, his relationship with sound flourished

    • 53 min
    The railway child: Monica from Clare

    The railway child: Monica from Clare

    Monica McInerney with tales from her childhood in a railway family in the South Australian town of Clare (R)

    • 53 min
    Costa Georgiadis: Heart and Soil

    Costa Georgiadis: Heart and Soil

    Australia's most famous landscape architect on learning from the garden, Greek school and his Yiayia

    • 52 min
    The Nazi Brigadeführer who got away

    The Nazi Brigadeführer who got away

    Philippe Sands on how a cache of letters sent him on the trail of Nazi war criminal Otto Von Wachter, who escaped to Rome on the 'Ratline' (R)

    • 50 min
    Jenny Kee's incandescent life

    Jenny Kee's incandescent life

    Designer Jenny Kee with the story of her wild and creative life, including how she and Linda Jackson began a movement which changed Australian fashion (CW: discretion required. Drug references, suicide and content that might be upsetting)

    • 45 min
    Paul Kennedy on finding his way

    Paul Kennedy on finding his way

    The ABC Sports presenter describes his life at 17, a year dominated by football, girls, beer, and a serial killer stalking his neighbourhood

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

AussieAbroad83 ,

Excellent show that explores Australian identity

Excellent show with seasoned interviewers. As an Aussie living abroad, this podcast has helped me connect with home without having to be there. The stories are quintessentially Australian and delve deep into the Aussie psyche. A variety of topics and always a pleasant listen. Every episode is an amazing adventure, leading you places you didn’t know existed.

Outsider.1 ,

Excellent interviews. Fascinating subjects.

Love this show. The information is presented in such an easily digestible way and leads to wanting to discover more about the subjects and interviewees. Wonderful interviewing techniques.

Peter B Edinburgh ,

CONVERSATIONS

Avid listener to these wonderfully prepared and presented podcasts. Intuitive and engaged presenters on a huge variety of topics. Only been in Australia once but loved the country and people particularly Darwin but topics and people on these podcasts are relevant us Scots too here in Edinburgh. Have listened to the whole back back catalogue. Only rival Jim Al-Khalili on “The Life Scientific” but they are science based.

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