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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.

Conversations ABC Podcasts

    • Relationships
    • 4.5 • 130 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.

    Wil Paterson aka Mr Ordinary — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    Wil Paterson aka Mr Ordinary — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    Wil Patterson was a suburban dad who wanted all the good things in life for his family. Then he made a decision which upended everything

    • 53 min
    Helen Elliott — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    Helen Elliott — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    Helen was working as a psychologist when she became so ill she was held in a locked psychiatric ward. There she was given ECT, one of the most extreme treatments for depression (R)

    • 52 min
    Zenith Virago — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    Zenith Virago — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    Zenith Virago married at seventeen, and had two children. Then she left her young family to create a life of her own on the other side of the world (R)

    • 52 min
    Akmal Saleh — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    Akmal Saleh — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    When Akmal and his wife decided to have a treechange by moving to Byron Bay, almost immediately a comedy of errors ensued, involving a python in the roof, a half-finished home and rats in the wall (R)

    • 53 min
    James Earl Jones — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    James Earl Jones — Not Quite What I Had Planned

    How the man who voiced Darth Vader and Mufasa overcame a childhood stutter to build a career on his rich, resonant voice (R)

    • 43 min
    Dave Graney — a musician's take on the art of the bludge

    Dave Graney — a musician's take on the art of the bludge

    Dave looks back on the many forms of employment and unemployment to have sustained him as a hard working musician (R)

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

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Don’t miss The Apartment on Memorial Drive

Excellent deep interview with a treasure of an American poet.

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Aussie Gold

Unique stories told with the help or warm engaging hosts in a similar vein to “Australian Story”.

RN Diehard ,

5 Stars for Richard but Sarah?

Richard is engaged, and engaging. Sarah K, however, is like toast without butter. She needs to understand that a 45 minute + interview needs spirit . The ABC should warn when Sarah K is at the helm.

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