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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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    • Relationships

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.

    William McInnes on being a dad

    William McInnes on being a dad

    William wanders through stories of fatherhood, from growing up in Queensland in the 1970s, to raising his own children as a single dad (R)

    • 50 min
    After triple zero — a paramedic's tale

    After triple zero — a paramedic's tale

    Benjamin Gilmour describes the hectic work of saving lives, and what it's like to bring people back from the brink of suicide

    • 51 min
    Mary's three gurus

    Mary's three gurus

    How a young woman fell under the spell of spiritual cult leaders in the 1970s

    • 52 min
    How Sean Sweeney found his deaf heart

    How Sean Sweeney found his deaf heart

    Sean was the first hearing baby to be born to his mother’s family in four generations. He became an Auslan interpreter, and an instantly recognisable figure during Australia's bushfire crisis

    • 46 min
    Claire G. Coleman's many lives

    Claire G. Coleman's many lives

    Claire grew up running wild in the Banksia forests of Southern Western Australia. As an adult she had a period of homelessness, living on the streets of Melbourne. After learning the truth of her family's story, Claire found her focus

    • 45 min
    Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church

    Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church

    Megan Phelps-Roper grew up inside the notorious Westboro Baptist Church family. In 2012 she left the church, and her family, to live in the world she once reviled

    • 52 min

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