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.
Enron, schizophrenia, the Bowls Club and me - the life of Glenn Jarvis
Glenn was working at Enron in London when his mental health began to unravel. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and lost nearly everything. Then a Bowls Club in Queanbeyan helped him begin again
Kitty Flanagan's unlikely path to comedy
Kitty has woven together a series of true stories from her life including being locked in a crayfish freezer for talking too much (R)
Confronting my grandmother the Baba Yaga
Krissy Kneen grew up under the strict control of her grandmother, Lotty, who was the eccentric and sometimes cruel matriarch of her small family. Krissy was forbidden to investigate Lotty's past or ask why she'd come to Australia from Slovenia via Egypt. The extraordinary truth of Lotty's life could only be told after Lotty's death
Sarah Dingle — finding my donor dad
Sarah was twenty-seven when she discovered she had been conceived using a sperm donor. When she set out to find her biological father, she found out the truth about the global fertility business
Hope, hype and exploitation — the wild history of stem cell science
Physician scientist Professor John Rasko on some of the charlatans and shining lights from the problematic and often tragic field of regenerative medicine. Long regarded as a coming salvation, the full potential of stem cells is yet to be realised. John de-mystifies our understanding of the science and explains why there's reason for hope
The blue budgie in Berlin — Gisela Kaplan's story
Animal behaviourist Gisela Kaplan grew up in devastated post-WWII Berlin, forced to eat soap and wild nettles to survive. A brilliant student who loved music, she trained as an opera singer and an academic. Decades later, after adopting a magpie nestling, she began a new chapter as one of the world's leading authorities on the lives of Australia’s native birds
Listening to media in the US without suicidal thoughts has become impossible. Thank you for keeping me sane!
One of my favorite podcasts
Conversation is a fresh breath of air for those of us who live in United States of toxic media and redundant boring topics. My wife and I can’t wait for the next episode of year show. Keep up the good work and thank you. Tony E. Los Angeles
The armchair traveller
Widen your horizons; interesting stories with interesting hosts. Substance over showbiz.