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.
The hunt for Hitler's horses
Art detective Arthur Brand met neo-Nazis, billionaire collectors and underground art dealers on his hunt for the two enormous bronze horse sculptures once owned by Hitler. It was all part of his quest to find the criminal masterminds attempting to sell the artwork on the black market (R)
Healing the grieving heart
Wendy Liu has spent many years right up close to death. As a forensic counsellor she worked with families who had lost someone to an accident or violence, and as a grief counsellor she supports people surviving all kinds of losses. Wendy says her work brings her a keener appreciation of life
Music, mothering and Martha Wainwright
The folk singer on the songs in her blood and the intergenerational conflict between professional creativity and family
Avi Loeb was Harvard's top astronomer when he became intrigued by reports of a pancake-shaped object the size of a football field hurtling through our solar system (R)
A history of war
Historian Gwynne Dyer on his search to understand whether war is embedded in human nature, and why things are changing, despite the world becoming less violent over the past seven decades
Anita Jacoby uncovers painful secrets hidden by her loving father
Anita Jacoby has spent decades uncovering the truth about other people, but when she turned the lens on her own father, she was shocked
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.
I absolutely love this program. Great stories well researched and very often completely surprising. A must podcast
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.