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Conversations

ABC (Australia)

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.

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.

Location:

Brisbane, QLD

Genres:

Podcasts

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@abcconvos

Language:

English

Contact:

Conversations GPO Box 9994 Brisbane 4001 07 3377 5567


Episodes

The life of 'Mr Eternity'

6/30/2020
Throughout the 1930s and 40s, Arthur Stace rose before dawn to write a one-word sermon in chalk on the footpaths of Sydney. Writer Roy Williams unearthed the truth about Arthur Stace's life story with the help of those who knew him personally (R)

Duration:00:52:13

Leigh Sales and the days after the worst possible day

6/29/2020
Leigh went through an event in 2014 which changed her profoundly. She was left questioning how we cope when the unimaginable happens (R)

Duration:00:54:04

Tim Rogers' daydreams

6/28/2020
The frontman of You Am I on his life in music, his Kalgoorlie childhood, and his battles with anxiety (R)

Duration:00:39:09

Glennon Doyle's untamed life

6/25/2020
Glennon was the world's most famous Christian mummy blogger when she fell wildly in love with U.S Women's Soccer star Abby Wambach

Duration:00:51:52

Deborah Feldman: rejecting my Hasidic roots

6/24/2020
Writer Deborah Feldman grew up inside the claustrophobic world of an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect in Brooklyn, and as a teenager she was married off to a man she barely knew. In her 20s she fled to Berlin to make an entirely new life

Duration:00:50:53

The daredevil of Monte Cristo

6/23/2020
Lawrence Ryan grew up in a dilapidated Victorian-era homestead called Monte Cristo. From when he was young, he knew he'd grow up to become a professional stuntman, jumping his motorbike over cars, buses and planes

Duration:00:50:27

Peter Norman and the day that shook the Olympic movement

6/22/2020
Matt Norman's late uncle Peter won a silver medal at the 1968 Olympics, then was notoriously cast out of Australian sport (R)

Duration:00:50:17

The Nazi Brigadeführer who got away

6/21/2020
Philippe Sands on how a cache of letters sent him on the trail of Nazi war criminal Otto Von Wachter, who escaped to Rome on the 'Ratline'

Duration:00:50:52

The women of Steel City

6/18/2020
Robynne Murphy, film-maker and former steel worker, on the Wollongong women who took on BHP for the right to work alongside men at the steelworks

Duration:00:51:45

What Jack Reacher did next

6/17/2020
How a Birmingham boy became best-selling thriller writer, Lee Child (R)

Duration:00:53:43

How Johnathan Thurston became one of the greats

6/16/2020
When Johnathan was a boy he was written off as too skinny and too wild for rugby league (R)

Duration:00:52:37

Jesse Blackadder: when Lucie left

6/15/2020
The late writer with the story of a terrible accident in 1976 which completely changed her family (R)

Duration:00:51:36

Outposts — what Dan found at the ends of the Earth

6/14/2020
Dan Richards follows his curiosity to some of the most remote habitable places in the world including an Icelandic cabin and a monastery high in the mountains of Japan

Duration:00:51:45

Vika and Linda Bull — on song and in harmony

6/11/2020
Hearing their Tongan mother’s powerful voice rise above the congregation in church, primed Vika and Linda for a life in song. Their distinctive harmonies and dazzling energy have seen them grace stages and studios for thirty five years

Duration:00:47:29

The girl from Kilkivan

6/10/2020
In the midst of Lisa Millar's brilliant career as a journalist, she found herself in the grip of aviophobia, a crippling fear of flying (R)

Duration:00:53:52

Opium everywhere — on the trail of the 'Milk of Paradise'

6/9/2020
Historian Lucy Inglis on humankind's greatest painkiller and how its trade and cultivation are threaded through the story of civilisation, and the lives of every one of us

Duration:00:45:03

The comic genius of Jennifer Saunders

6/8/2020
The co-creator of Absolutely Fabulous says her success rests on a series of happy accidents and calls herself an extreme procrastinator (R)

Duration:00:52:59

Conspiracy theories and me

6/7/2020
When Danna Young's husband Mike received a terrible diagnosis, she found herself drawn to conspiracy theories in the search to find someone, or something to blame

Duration:00:46:32

Hannah Gadsby and the point of no return

6/4/2020
The Australian comedian on Nanette, her 'farewell' to stand up comedy; being diagnosed with high-functioning autism as an adult; and on Douglas, the show and the dog

Duration:00:52:23

Pasi Sahlberg — making school the happiest place to be

6/3/2020
When Pasi was a boy he would sneak into his father's empty schoolroom in northern Finland and pretend to be a teacher. Now he's one of the world's leading voices in education, encouraging schools to help kids find their passion in life, and to follow it

Duration:00:50:48