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Good Weekend Talks features in-depth conversations with the people fascinating Australians right now, from sport to politics to the arts, business and beyond, interviewed weekly by the country's top journalists. Consider it a magazine for your ears.

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Good Weekend Talks features in-depth conversations with the people fascinating Australians right now, from sport to politics to the arts, business and beyond, interviewed weekly by the country's top journalists. Consider it a magazine for your ears.

    Andrew Quilty on photography in a combat zone

    Andrew Quilty on photography in a combat zone

    The cars with blown-out windscreens stood out, as did the demolished shopfronts. Things like this led photojournalist Andrew Quilty closer and closer to the heart of ground zero in Kabul, where a bomb had been detonated, following the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban.Quilty is the focus of a feature story in this Saturday’s Good Weekend — “As the Taliban advanced on Kabul, Andrew Quilty landed at its airport” — and the award-winning photographer is joined in conversation by the author of that piece, Good Weekend senior writer Tim Elliott, for a chat about life in that country before, during and after the withdrawal of US troops in 2021.
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    • 43 min
    Helping kids navigate the online world: Tips from Australia's eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant

    Helping kids navigate the online world: Tips from Australia's eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant

    Julie Inman Grant leads the world’s first regulatory agency designed to keep people safe online, after an influential career working with US Congress, as well as in senior positions at Silicon Valley giants Microsoft and Twitter. But she’s also just a mum, albeit one who understands better than most the pressures parents face in keeping their kids out of harm’s way online.Inman Grant speaks with senior writer Konrad Marshall about the kind of disturbing content that comes through her office; what parents should and should not do to help their kids navigate the online world; and how she deals with all this in her own family dynamics.
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    • 34 min
    The inside story of the woman who took down Josh Frydenberg

    The inside story of the woman who took down Josh Frydenberg

    For independent MP Monique Ryan, unseating federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg at the May election was an incredible feeling. “It was the most fun night of my life,” Ryan says of becoming the member for Kooyong, a blue ribbon Victorian seat that had always been Liberal. “There’s no doubt about it.”And yet in the wash up - assessing the three month election campaign and the three months since her win - she’s also come to see politics as a “very brutal blood sport”, filled with emotional and interpersonal challenges she simply didn't see coming. As she heads to Canberra, she freely admits she's on a very steep learning curve.Ryan discusses her former life as a paediatrician, the election campaign and her hopes for the next three years with Good Weekend senior writer Melissa Fyfe, who penned today’s magazine cover story about Ryan.
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    • 33 min
    Ben Crowe on the art of being human

    Ben Crowe on the art of being human

    Ben Crowe has been mindset coach to the stars (including everyone from Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott, to Dustin Martin and Stephanie Gilmore) in a marketing and mentoring career spanning 25 years. Good Weekend senior writer Melissa Fyfe recently profiled Crowe, examining his work counseling everyone from CEOs to students to soldiers, and now hosts an in-depth chat with the man himself. In this latest episode of Good Weekend Talks - a magazine for your ears, in which top journalists from across The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age host discursive conversations with the people capturing the imagination of Australians right now - Crowe answers all the big questions. Does a mindset coach need his own mindset coach? What is a ‘courage mantra’ - and how do you come up with one? What was Shane Warne really like? And what is the meaning of life?
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    • 46 min
    Jaguar Jonze on the cost of speaking out

    Jaguar Jonze on the cost of speaking out

    Despite being the very public face of the Australian music industry’s #MeToo movement, singer Jaguar Jonze still feels gagged by the country’s onerous defamation laws.

    The Taiwanese-Australian indie-pop darling was among the first to speak out against the poor treatment of women in the local music industry when she posted allegations on Twitter about being sexually assaulted by two producers in 2019.

    Jonze speaks to host of sister podcast Please Explain, Nathanael Cooper about the cost of speaking out about poor behaviour in the music industry, in this episode of Good Weekend Talks.

    Good Weekend Talks is a weekly podcast featuring conversations between journalists from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age with extraordinary people from across the country and beyond.
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    • 33 min
    Dylan Alcott on life after tennis, his mornings compared with yours - and his acting dream

    Dylan Alcott on life after tennis, his mornings compared with yours - and his acting dream

    Paralympic gold medalist, winner of tennis’s uber-rare Golden Slam and Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott feared he'd miss tennis when he stopped playing earlier this year. He didn't - not one jot. On this, the relaunch episode of Good Weekend Talks, he discusses with Konrad Marshall his post-tennis career plans, what he really wants to achieve as Australian of the Year, and why people with disabilities, aka "natural born problem solvers", make for great employees.

    Good Weekend Talks is a weekly podcast featuring conversations between journalists from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age with extraordinary people from across the country and beyond.
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    • 36 min

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