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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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    • Relationships

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.

    How a former ironman made the beach accessible to everyone

    How a former ironman made the beach accessible to everyone

    For a time, surf-loving athlete Nick Marshall was a professional Ironman. Then he created a new way for kids with special needs to be included at the beach

    • 50 min
    A revolutionary idea to stop good food going to waste

    A revolutionary idea to stop good food going to waste

    Ronni Kahn saved 45,000 tonnes of food from landfill and changed how we think about food waste

    • 51 min
    Eric Idle's life on the bright side

    Eric Idle's life on the bright side

    Eric on life before and after Monty Python's Flying Circus (R)

    • 53 min
    Mike Hayes and the Holy Grail of winemaking

    Mike Hayes and the Holy Grail of winemaking

    Mike was 15 when he left school to chip weeds in a Queensland vineyard. Forty years later he found himself in Portugal holding one of the world's oldest grapevines trying to discover if grapes can survive global warming.

    • 45 min
    Thea Hayes, the walkabout nurse

    Thea Hayes, the walkabout nurse

    When Thea Hayes was hired as a nurse on one of the largest cattle runs in the world, the job expanded to include hostessing and saving cows with clover bloat. In 1975 she was at Wave Hill Station when Gough Whitlam handed the Indigenous owners back their land

    • 49 min
    Botox, castrations and beauty pageants: Inside the world of Australia's only camel vet

    Botox, castrations and beauty pageants: Inside the world of Australia's only camel vet

    Margie Bale's car is loaded with ultrasounds, milk crates and angle grinders. All the things needed when you're tending to 7-foot tall camels in the middle of nowhere without a clinic in sight

    • 47 min

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delightful

This is one of the most intelligent and relaxing podcasts that I listen to.

someoneotherthanme ,

Love this podcast

Hosts have an amazing ability to draw out a story. Highlights that everyone has a story of interest, but it’s all in the telling

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Australia Day

The conversation with Stan Grant, so thoughtful, heartfelt and measured. I really enjoyed it!!

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