216 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.

    David Wengrow: everything we know about the human story is wrong

    David Wengrow: everything we know about the human story is wrong

    Archaeologist David Wengrow has discovered an entirely new way to think about the history of humanity, from the origins of farming, cities, democracy and slavery to civilisation itself

    • 49 min
    Matt Hall's life at supersonic speed

    Matt Hall's life at supersonic speed

    Matt Hall made his first solo flight at 15 years old and has been addicted to life in the air ever since. He became a top gun fighter pilot and after serving for more than 20 years, he still hasn't come down to earth (R)

    • 50 min
    The forgotten treasures of desert dwellers

    The forgotten treasures of desert dwellers

    Archaeologist Julien Cooper digs up the remote deserts of Sudan and Egypt, finding forgotten artefacts, which tell the uninterrupted, thousands-year-old story of the nomadic peoples of Northeast Africa

    • 50 min
    Billy Bragg — the boy from Barking

    Billy Bragg — the boy from Barking

    Billy Bragg grew up in working-class Barking, east of London. The expected path was to go from school to the local car factory, but Billy his sights set further, and even a brief stint in the army couldn’t keep him away from a life in music (R)

    • 49 min
    How Rafael Bonachela let his inner showgirl out

    How Rafael Bonachela let his inner showgirl out

    At the make or break moment of his choreography career, the last person Rafael expected to hear from was Australia’s pop princess — Kylie Minogue

    • 52 min
    The power of the extra dad

    The power of the extra dad

    When Dugald Jellie was growing up in country Victoria, it was dads — his own and his friends' — who opened the world up for him, and as a father himself, today he is paying it forward

    • 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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