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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

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Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

    Richard Flanagan: on unexpected tenderness and grateful wonder

    Richard Flanagan: on unexpected tenderness and grateful wonder

    Booker Prize winning author Richard Flanagan talks to Cheryl Akle about the unexpected tenderness he's discovered this year, the renewed attention to the beauty of the world, and the spirit of hope and grateful wonder. All things also expressed in his latest novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.
     
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    • 36 min
    Nick Bryant: on America's decline, Trump... and on getting COVID

    Nick Bryant: on America's decline, Trump... and on getting COVID

    Foreign correspondent, Nick Bryant talks to Cheryl Akle about the political, economic, cultural and technological factors that contributed to America's decline and inadvertently paved the way for Trump's presidency. And also about him and his wife getting COVID.
     
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    • 37 min
    Sue Miller: on observation, character and writing about something that terrifies her

    Sue Miller: on observation, character and writing about something that terrifies her

    The Good Mother author, Sue Miller talks to Cheryl Akle about her life, being a reader, scholar, the point where she realised she was in charge of her inner life, and her latest novel, Monogamy. 
     
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    • 32 min
    Hazel Gaynor: on her unusual journey from self publishing to traditional publishing

    Hazel Gaynor: on her unusual journey from self publishing to traditional publishing

    Bestselling author, Hazel Gaynor talks to Cheryl Akle about the unusual route she took to publication. An excellent episode for aspiring authors.
     
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    • 28 min
    Turia Pitt: on the small steps that lead to happiness

    Turia Pitt: on the small steps that lead to happiness

    Turia Pitt is living proof that, with the right mindset, anything is possible. Here she talks to Cheryl about life, gratitude and Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations).
     
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    • 28 min
    Christine Jackman: on how to find silence in a noisy world

    Christine Jackman: on how to find silence in a noisy world

    Journalist Christine Jackman talks to Cheryl Akle about the noisy world we live in, and how Turning Down the Noise benefits our brains, our lives and our communities.
     
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Candy with a ce ,

Wonderful podcast!

Not being a writer....and being a happy reader I have enjoyed this podcast so Much! Cheryl is an excellent interviewer and I really enjoy the different stories behind the books. I just discovered this podcast this month and have loved binge listening to it. Yet I want to slow it down and savor each one!

kaycue37 ,

Highly recommended!

There is always something fascinating to discover in Better Reading Podcasts. The interviews pique my interest in books and topics that I otherwise might not discover. Cheryl is a fantastic host, a great listener and makes me feel like a participant in an authentic and meaningful conversation. Thank you!

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