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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.

    Nick Bryant: on America's decline, Trump... and on getting COVID

    Nick Bryant: on America's decline, Trump... and on getting COVID

    Foreign correspondent, Nick Bryant talks to Cheryl Akle about the political, economic, cultural and technological factors that contributed to America's decline and inadvertently paved the way for Trump's presidency. And also about him and his wife getting COVID.
     
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    • 37 min
    Sue Miller: on observation, character and writing about something that terrifies her

    Sue Miller: on observation, character and writing about something that terrifies her

    The Good Mother author, Sue Miller talks to Cheryl Akle about her life, being a reader, scholar, the point where she realised she was in charge of her inner life, and her latest novel, Monogamy. 
     
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    • 32 min
    Hazel Gaynor: on her unusual journey from self publishing to traditional publishing

    Hazel Gaynor: on her unusual journey from self publishing to traditional publishing

    Bestselling author, Hazel Gaynor talks to Cheryl Akle about the unusual route she took to publication. An excellent episode for aspiring authors.
     
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    • 28 min
    Turia Pitt: on the small steps that lead to happiness

    Turia Pitt: on the small steps that lead to happiness

    Turia Pitt is living proof that, with the right mindset, anything is possible. Here she talks to Cheryl about life, gratitude and Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations).
     
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    • 28 min
    Christine Jackman: on how to find silence in a noisy world

    Christine Jackman: on how to find silence in a noisy world

    Journalist Christine Jackman talks to Cheryl Akle about the noisy world we live in, and how Turning Down the Noise benefits our brains, our lives and our communities.
     
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    • 33 min
    Trent Dalton: on the private conversations we have with the sky

    Trent Dalton: on the private conversations we have with the sky

    Author Trent Dalton (and yes, that will now be on his email signature) talks to Cheryl Akle about the huge success of Boy Swallows Universe, and how his highly anticipated second novel was inspired by the sky.
     
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    • 36 min

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