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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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Australia's fearless women pilots

Kathy Mexted with true stories of extraordinary Australian women compelled to take to the skies in Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Cessnas and fighter jets

59 min3 d ago
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Australia's fearless women pilots

The girl from Orroroo — Fleur McDonald

Fleur grew up in a fuel depot in a tiny South Australian town. As a girl she would ride along in road trains with her Dad, singing songs and eating steak sandwiches. She became a jillaroo, a farmer, then an advocate for women in the bush escaping domestic violence

52 min4 d ago
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The girl from Orroroo — Fleur McDonald

Intrepid and curious Charlotte Waring Atkinson — as told by Kate Forsyth

Charlotte was Australia's first children's author. She came to the colony of NSW from London in 1826, and now her trailblazing, tragic and dramatic life story has been written by her descendants, Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

51 min5 d ago
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Intrepid and curious Charlotte Waring Atkinson — as told by Kate Forsyth

The true history of the Ark before Noah

How Irving Finkel stumbled upon the true story of the Ark before Noah on a Babylonian clay tablet (R)

52 min6 d ago
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The true history of the Ark before Noah

A very modern history of swearing

Amanda Laugesen with the rich history of Australian 'bad language', and how the words we classify as swearing have changed over time. *CW: Discussion of swearing and offensive language

59 min1 w ago
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A very modern history of swearing

From the ashes of a failed farm

Robert Pekin lost his family’s 4th-generation farm, and in despair, walked away from everything and into the wilderness. After much soul-searching and trial and error, he developed a new way to link food producers more directly with those who eat the produce. *CW: mentions suicide

51 min1 w ago
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From the ashes of a failed farm

The hunt for the world’s largest owl

Wildlife biologist Jonathan Slaght on his adventurous quest to save the rare, shaggy fish owls of Russia's Far East

49 min1 w ago
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The hunt for the world’s largest owl

Falafel and Fatherhood

John Birmingham found himself rebuilding his life years after the devastating loss of his father (R)

52 min1 w ago
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Falafel and Fatherhood

Ben Folds' dream of lightning bugs

Ben on his musical career, the art of song writing and his brief stint as a one-man polka band in a German restaurant (R)

52 min1 w ago
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Ben Folds' dream of lightning bugs

The animal that walked into my life — story collection

A cat, a hawk, a monkey, a crow and a lop-eared rabbit: animals who walked into the lives of five people leaving the humans to wonder, 'What am I to this creature?'

52 min2 w ago
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The animal that walked into my life — story collection

Latest Episodes

Australia's fearless women pilots

Kathy Mexted with true stories of extraordinary Australian women compelled to take to the skies in Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Cessnas and fighter jets

59 min3 d ago
Comments
Australia's fearless women pilots

The girl from Orroroo — Fleur McDonald

Fleur grew up in a fuel depot in a tiny South Australian town. As a girl she would ride along in road trains with her Dad, singing songs and eating steak sandwiches. She became a jillaroo, a farmer, then an advocate for women in the bush escaping domestic violence

52 min4 d ago
Comments
The girl from Orroroo — Fleur McDonald

Intrepid and curious Charlotte Waring Atkinson — as told by Kate Forsyth

Charlotte was Australia's first children's author. She came to the colony of NSW from London in 1826, and now her trailblazing, tragic and dramatic life story has been written by her descendants, Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

51 min5 d ago
Comments
Intrepid and curious Charlotte Waring Atkinson — as told by Kate Forsyth

The true history of the Ark before Noah

How Irving Finkel stumbled upon the true story of the Ark before Noah on a Babylonian clay tablet (R)

52 min6 d ago
Comments
The true history of the Ark before Noah

A very modern history of swearing

Amanda Laugesen with the rich history of Australian 'bad language', and how the words we classify as swearing have changed over time. *CW: Discussion of swearing and offensive language

59 min1 w ago
Comments
A very modern history of swearing

From the ashes of a failed farm

Robert Pekin lost his family’s 4th-generation farm, and in despair, walked away from everything and into the wilderness. After much soul-searching and trial and error, he developed a new way to link food producers more directly with those who eat the produce. *CW: mentions suicide

51 min1 w ago
Comments
From the ashes of a failed farm

The hunt for the world’s largest owl

Wildlife biologist Jonathan Slaght on his adventurous quest to save the rare, shaggy fish owls of Russia's Far East

49 min1 w ago
Comments
The hunt for the world’s largest owl

Falafel and Fatherhood

John Birmingham found himself rebuilding his life years after the devastating loss of his father (R)

52 min1 w ago
Comments
Falafel and Fatherhood

Ben Folds' dream of lightning bugs

Ben on his musical career, the art of song writing and his brief stint as a one-man polka band in a German restaurant (R)

52 min1 w ago
Comments
Ben Folds' dream of lightning bugs

The animal that walked into my life — story collection

A cat, a hawk, a monkey, a crow and a lop-eared rabbit: animals who walked into the lives of five people leaving the humans to wonder, 'What am I to this creature?'

52 min2 w ago
Comments
The animal that walked into my life — story collection
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