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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.

Conversations ABC Podcasts

    • Relationships
    • 4.8, 118 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.

    Stranded — what Claire learned from falling

    Stranded — what Claire learned from falling

    Claire Nelson was in the Joshua Tree National Park hiking alone when she strayed from the trail and slipped, shattering her pelvis. Her phone was out of range, and she knew she had to stay alive long enough for someone to realise she was missing

    • 51 min
    Falling for a fake

    Falling for a fake

    Stephanie Wood was a successful, confident journalist when she fell for a romantic fraudster (R)

    • 1 hr
    The apartment on Memorial Drive

    The apartment on Memorial Drive

    Natasha Trethewey was 19 when her mother Gwendolyn was brutally murdered. During this great rupture in her life Natasha began to garner acclaim for her poetry. In 2012 she was named America's Poet Laureate

    • 50 min
    The Weabonga lessons

    The Weabonga lessons

    Peter O'Brien was a new minted teacher in 1960 when he took a job at a one-room bush school in Weabonga, NSW. The living was hard, but the job was incredibly sweet

    • 49 min
    Myth and Legend — Kate Forsyth on the dark origins of beloved fairytales

    Myth and Legend — Kate Forsyth on the dark origins of beloved fairytales

    The stories which preceded modern iterations of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood were often much more disturbing (R)

    • 51 min
    Myth and Legend — Battles, fairie curses and the evil eye: why old Irish tales still delight us

    Myth and Legend — Battles, fairie curses and the evil eye: why old Irish tales still delight us

    Irish novelist Paedar O'Guilin weaves old myths into startling new stories (R)

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Femmebelle000 ,

Great interviews

I love this podcast. Interesting topics and characters.

I’m in Europe but this reminds me of my many visits downunder.

joevejojo ,

Best podcast series!

I love these podcasts. I now live in London but this is still my most listened to podcast series. And I’ve been sharing them far and wide. Thank you and keep up the great work.

Dude SKS ,

Converting People Around The World

I’m originally an Australian now living abroad. I keep converting people to this podcast everywhere.

I have just listened to a repeated interview with Tony Attwood. These are some of the best on here.

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