217 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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 201 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.

    Life and death in the holy city

    Life and death in the holy city

    John Lyons, the ABC's Global Affairs Editor, reflects on the Israel-Gaza war, drawing on his background as former Middle East correspondent for The Australian

    • 51 min
    Like oil and water

    Like oil and water

    A change of heart and a great romance drove Dr Paul Hardisty to walk away from the oil industry and the influence of his brilliant but violent father, and into the world of water

    • 49 min
    Pack ice, seal fat and the big slide: Tim and Ernest's incredible journey

    Pack ice, seal fat and the big slide: Tim and Ernest's incredible journey

    Tim Jarvis takes you on his adventures, following in the footsteps of explorer Ernest Shackleton, who tried valiantly to cross Antarctica from sea to sea, from 1914-17 (R)

    • 50 min
    How Leila saw birds anew

    How Leila saw birds anew

    Leila Jeffreys was a young photographer when she built a tiny studio specifically for birds. She then began taking heart-stopping images of budgies, owls, eagles and cockatoos 

    • 48 min
    Avani Dias on modern India and the rise of Narendra Modi

    Avani Dias on modern India and the rise of Narendra Modi

    Avani Dias was working as the South Asia Correspondent for the ABC when she was forced out of India for doing her job as a journalist

    • 52 min
    The beauty of the brain

    The beauty of the brain

    Neurosurgeon Brindha Shivalingam says it is a privilege to go into someone’s brain and repair the body's most vital organ. She didn’t expect to become the patient in 2019

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 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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