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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 155 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.

    Rebel doctor Caroline de Costa — smuggling condoms and scaring priests

    Rebel doctor Caroline de Costa — smuggling condoms and scaring priests

    Being a single mother and student doctor in 1960s Ireland was merely the 'first act' in Caroline's gutsy adult life. She became a pioneering obstetrician, delivering sometimes contraband contraception, and babies, for fifty years

    • 52 min
    Taming the Black Dog, and burnout

    Taming the Black Dog, and burnout

    Gordon Parker is the founder of the Black Dog Institute, which works to remove the stigma around depression, mental illness and bipolar disorder. For the past few years he's been looking closely at the phenomenon of burnout at home and at work

    • 54 min
    When I am dead I will love this

    When I am dead I will love this

    From Scotland's Orkney Islands, stories of how a chance meeting in a pub led Andrew Greig to climb the Himalayas, how golfing helped him recover from a near death experience, and his quest for the Loch of the Green Corrie

    • 52 min
    40 years in journalism — Philip Williams and his brilliant career

    40 years in journalism — Philip Williams and his brilliant career

    A former ABC chief foreign correspondent, Philip began at the ABC as a stagehand in 1975. He left the organisation 46 years later after reporting from Japan, Washington, the Middle East, Nyngan and the Ukraine

    • 54 min
    Dr Anne Aly's passion for justice

    Dr Anne Aly's passion for justice

    When Anne was ten, she walked onto the school playground and a girl spat in her face after calling her ‘a dirty, Arab Muslim’. To her shock, her teacher did nothing. The incident changed how she saw the world, and helped set her on the path to becoming the first Australian Muslim woman elected to parliament (R)

    • 53 min
    Ben and the birth of Miss Ellaneous

    Ben and the birth of Miss Ellaneous

    Darwin's Ben Graetz on becoming one of Australia's best-known Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Drag Queens

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

Isaiah Bryant ,

Nice

This is a awesome podcast. Please keep up the good work. Also I am listening to your podcast from the United States, Ohio

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Excellent

Listening to media in the US without suicidal thoughts has become impossible. Thank you for keeping me sane!

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One of my favorite podcasts

Conversation is a fresh breath of air for those of us who live in United States of toxic media and redundant boring topics. My wife and I can’t wait for the next episode of year show. Keep up the good work and thank you. Tony E. Los Angeles

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