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.
The true history of the Ark before Noah
How Irving Finkel stumbled upon the true story of the Ark before Noah on a Babylonian clay tablet (R)
A very modern history of swearing
Amanda Laugesen with the rich history of Australian 'bad language', and how the words we classify as swearing have changed over time. *CW: Discussion of swearing and offensive language
From the ashes of a failed farm
Robert Pekin lost his family’s 4th-generation farm, and in despair, walked away from everything and into the wilderness. After much soul-searching and trial and error, he developed a new way to link food producers more directly with those who eat the produce. *CW: mentions suicide
The hunt for the world’s largest owl
Wildlife biologist Jonathan Slaght on his adventurous quest to save the rare, shaggy fish owls of Russia's Far East
Falafel and Fatherhood
John Birmingham found himself rebuilding his life years after the devastating loss of his father (R)
Ben Folds' dream of lightning bugs
Ben on his musical career, the art of song writing and his brief stint as a one-man polka band in a German restaurant (R)
No better interviewer
Richard Fidler is a great interviewer, and Conversations always has fascinating guests who have experience or knowledge covering a wide spectrum of topics.
Excellent, intelligent, and interesting conversations with a wide selection of Australian and international personalities.
The first episode of 2015 was a fantastic series of live stories on the subject of "faking it". Very funny and has me hooked.