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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 • 133 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.

    Dara McAnulty and the joys of nature

    Dara McAnulty and the joys of nature

    The young naturalist shares his deep connection to the wild landscapes and creatures of Northern Ireland. Dara's first book has been highly awarded, and is all the more exceptional for his being just sixteen years of age

    • 43 min
    Australia's fearless women pilots

    Australia's fearless women pilots

    Kathy Mexted with true stories of extraordinary Australian women compelled to take to the skies in Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Cessnas and fighter jets

    • 52 min
    The girl from Orroroo — Fleur McDonald

    The girl from Orroroo — Fleur McDonald

    Fleur grew up in a fuel depot in a tiny South Australian town. As a girl she would ride along in road trains with her Dad, singing songs and eating steak sandwiches. She became a jillaroo, a farmer, then an advocate for women in the bush escaping domestic violence

    • 52 min
    Intrepid and curious Charlotte Waring Atkinson — as told by Kate Forsyth

    Intrepid and curious Charlotte Waring Atkinson — as told by Kate Forsyth

    Charlotte was Australia's first children's author. She came to the colony of NSW from London in 1826, and now her trailblazing, tragic and dramatic life story has been written by her descendants, Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

    • 51 min
    The true history of the Ark before Noah

    The true history of the Ark before Noah

    How Irving Finkel stumbled upon the true story of the Ark before Noah on a Babylonian clay tablet (R)

    • 52 min
    A very modern history of swearing

    A very modern history of swearing

    Amanda Laugesen with the rich history of Australian 'bad language', and how the words we classify as swearing have changed over time. *CW: Discussion of swearing and offensive language

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 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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