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 • 171 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.

    Paralympian Christie Dawes is super/normal

    Paralympian Christie Dawes is super/normal

    Christie splits her time between training for road and track wheelchair races, holding down several jobs, and raising her family. The Tokyo Paralympics will be her seventh as a competitor, but Christie almost gave up marathons after the 2013 Boston Marathon, and the most frightening experience of her life (CW: mention of suicide) (R)

    • 52 min
    Raising the Kanneh-Masons

    Raising the Kanneh-Masons

    Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason on what it takes to keep up with her seven children — all of them gifted classical musicians.

    • 48 min
    La Goulue — from the cancan to lion taming

    La Goulue — from the cancan to lion taming

    Academic Will Visconti on the true history of the most famous cancan dancer in Paris at the turn of the century, and her later work taming lions

    • 52 min
    Tony the Aussie-Vietnamese Gangster Pastor

    Tony the Aussie-Vietnamese Gangster Pastor

    Tony Hoang was a teenage heroin dealer in Cabramatta at 13, grappling with addiction at 21, then cried out to God for a sign. What came next was more literal than he could have imagined

    • 50 min
    Platypuses' best friend

    Platypuses' best friend

    It was love at first sight, when Jack Ashby first set eyes upon a platypus specimen as a young university student

    • 48 min
    The story of the Bible in Australia

    The story of the Bible in Australia

    Historian Meredith Lake with the Bible's Australian history, from the convict era, to the Mabo land rights campaign, and the modern-day Pentecostal churches (R)

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 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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