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
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
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)
Costa Georgiadis: Heart and Soil
Australia's most famous landscape architect on learning from the garden, Greek school and his Yiayia
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)
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)
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
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.
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.
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.