250 episodes

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.

Conversations ABC Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 170 Ratings

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.

    Taming the Black Dog, and burnout

    Taming the Black Dog, and burnout

    Gordon Parker is the founder of the Black Dog Institute, which works to remove the stigma around mental illness. His latest focus is the phenomenon of burnout at home and at work (R)

    • 52 min
    Finding a dad, zoology and a life-threatening illness

    Finding a dad, zoology and a life-threatening illness

    Ben Bravery tells the story of his childhood in Logan, Queensland, how he went from a career at KFC to studying male satin bowerbirds and why being a patient led him to study medicine

    • 52 min
    My grandfather and his pet lion

    My grandfather and his pet lion

    Author Victoria Mackinlay with the story of how her grandfather, Francis came to have a pet lion, as a gift from an Indian Maharaja

    • 26 min
    The art of taking sperm from a rhino

    The art of taking sperm from a rhino

    Dr Tamara Keeley uses reproductive technology to help save rhinos, Tasmanian devils and koalas from extinction

    • 23 min
    Richie Ramone and the record shop

    Richie Ramone and the record shop

    No, he's not 'that' Richie Ramone, but this Richie Ramone's passion for punk is just as fierce.

    • 52 min
    Lisa Curry on winning gold and losing Jaimi

    Lisa Curry on winning gold and losing Jaimi

    Swimmer and entrepreneur Lisa on her life in and out of the pool, and how the loss of her daughter Jaimi has changed her

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

Crocodilian ,

Interesting guests and a terrific interviewer

. . . Everyone and their brother is on the internet doing podcasts and interviews these days - Richard Fidler gets points for the rarest thing- skill in talking to people.

Deceptively simple, but pushes the story a long to the good bits and worth studying how he makes it look easy.

nyc to oz ,

Conversations

I absolutely love this program. Great stories well researched and very often completely surprising. A must podcast

Bolloncreek ,

Click go the shears boys

Great program on the shearer from Bollon, Cunamuulla n the west. Such people do make a difference n great giving them a voice and hearing of their achievements. Hearing from the everyday people brings sanity to the stillness that we are exposed to daily. The two interviewers of this podcast make Conversations worth listening to.

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