Fascinating lives, deep convictions, dedication to self-mastery...these are the stories within Rare Air. Meri Fatin's curiosity and light touch as an interviewer allows the teller to guide the narrative. Prepare to be enlightened.
Andrew Wear is a very experienced public policy expert from Melbourne. He’s worked across a vast array of different policy areas from Planning and Community, Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources and that came in handy when he decided to write a book that just generally looked at how some of the world’s biggest problems were being solved. The book is called SOLVED and it details how ten countries solved ten big problems from climate change to multiculturalism.
The idea of “saving the world” is one tossed out in a glib way in conversation, a grandiose statement few believe can manifest
But my guest today is taking his mission, to do that exact thing, save with world, via meditation, extremely seriously.
Tom used meditation to regain his health after reaching the lowest of points as a stressed-out trader, suffering depression and anxiety. But it wasn’t enough for Tom simply benefit personally. Meditation has become Tom’s reason for being.
The idea of an artificial womb – a place where a prematurely born baby could continue to safely gestate closer to full term, is one scientists have worked on intermittently since the late 1950’s. Until recently it’s been considered a wild card, a fairly unorthodox angle on dealing with pre-term birth. In this conversation, Assoc Professor Matthew Kemp discusses the determination, dedication and serendipity that has gained the artificial womb project significant recognition.
Dominic Smith's fifth novel The Electric Hotel is set around the birth of cinema, the three decades across which most silent film was made.
It was reported by the US Library of Congress in 2013, that 75 percent of silent films made in the US between 1912 and 1929 had been lost. This formed part of Smith's motive to write a book set in the era as he tried to imagine a comparable situation in the world of literature. He joined me from Seattle.
Eighteen years ago when I started as a student of the Pilates method, I had no idea how quickly it would become a significant part of my daily life.
My very first instructor was Elizabeth Wilson at her fledgling Perth Pilates Studio. Today, with over 25 years teaching experience, Elizabeth is a senior Educator at Polestar Pilates Australia, and is the Director of the Perth Pilates Studio – which has grown exponentially since the day we first met.
As a former food critic, chef, author and TV personality Matthew Evans is not new to the ethical sourcing of food.
It’s been a passion for well over a decade, and the first book he published on the topic was 2010’s The Real Food Companion.
Fast forward through many beautiful publications, and numerous TV series and we arrive at his most recent book – On Eating Meat.
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Meri is one of the best Podcast interviewers around and this is yet another very well researched and engaging interview. Best of all she doesn’t make us listen through advertisements for her or any other product!