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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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Myth and Legend — Neil Gaiman on classic Norse mythology

Neil explores some of the stories from Nordic mythology which have captivated him since childhood (R)

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Myth and Legend — Neil Gaiman on classic Norse mythology

Myth and Legend — the monsters and morals of Sarah Perry

Sarah'slife took a gothic turn as she crafted her version of Melmoth (R)

52 MIN1 d ago
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Myth and Legend — the monsters and morals of Sarah Perry

The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven

Comedian and writer John Doyle was raised in a mining town in a music-loving Catholic family. Behind closed doors, his family life was often turbulent, as his sister Jen had been born profoundly autistic at a time when the condition had no name

49 MIN4 d ago
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The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven

The world of the holocaust's 'hide-away' children

Author Bart van Es with the story of the young Jewish girl Lien de Jong, hidden by Bart's Dutch grandparents during WWII when they joined the resistance

59 MIN5 d ago
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The world of the holocaust's 'hide-away' children

Bronze age pigs and ancient dingoes — stories from the bones

How zooarchaeologist Melanie Fillios uses the remains and fossils of animals, including dingoes, to understand more about ancient humans

51 MIN6 d ago
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Bronze age pigs and ancient dingoes — stories from the bones

The sister who stayed behind

Writer Favel Parrett’s grandmother fled Prague as a teenager, but her sister stayed on, and then lived through both Nazism and Stalinism (R)

47 MIN1 w ago
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The sister who stayed behind

Stan Grant's life in storytelling

Stan Grant on his life as a journalist, author and filmmaker from the Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi and Dharawal First Nations of Australia

59 MIN1 w ago
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Stan Grant's life in storytelling

Swimming, the Sisters of Mercy, and the search for meaning

At 15, Rebecca McCabe was on track to compete in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics for swimming. As swam, she would often ask herself big questions about the meaning of life. When her life in the pool ended abruptly, she decided to take a huge leap of faith

59 MIN1 w ago
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Swimming, the Sisters of Mercy, and the search for meaning

Fascinating fungi — the intelligent kingdom

Biologist Merlin Sheldrake's extreme experiments, many of which involve his physical body and varying forms of fungi, have led to equally remarkable discoveries

50 MIN1 w ago
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Fascinating fungi — the intelligent kingdom

Rise and fall of the Rock Star

David Hepworth charts our fascination with that most earth-bound of gods, the rock star; and discusses some of music history's striking examples

43 MIN1 w ago
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Rise and fall of the Rock Star

Latest Episodes

Myth and Legend — Neil Gaiman on classic Norse mythology

Neil explores some of the stories from Nordic mythology which have captivated him since childhood (R)

47 MIN13 h ago
Comments
Myth and Legend — Neil Gaiman on classic Norse mythology

Myth and Legend — the monsters and morals of Sarah Perry

Sarah'slife took a gothic turn as she crafted her version of Melmoth (R)

52 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Myth and Legend — the monsters and morals of Sarah Perry

The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven

Comedian and writer John Doyle was raised in a mining town in a music-loving Catholic family. Behind closed doors, his family life was often turbulent, as his sister Jen had been born profoundly autistic at a time when the condition had no name

49 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven

The world of the holocaust's 'hide-away' children

Author Bart van Es with the story of the young Jewish girl Lien de Jong, hidden by Bart's Dutch grandparents during WWII when they joined the resistance

59 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The world of the holocaust's 'hide-away' children

Bronze age pigs and ancient dingoes — stories from the bones

How zooarchaeologist Melanie Fillios uses the remains and fossils of animals, including dingoes, to understand more about ancient humans

51 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Bronze age pigs and ancient dingoes — stories from the bones

The sister who stayed behind

Writer Favel Parrett’s grandmother fled Prague as a teenager, but her sister stayed on, and then lived through both Nazism and Stalinism (R)

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The sister who stayed behind

Stan Grant's life in storytelling

Stan Grant on his life as a journalist, author and filmmaker from the Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi and Dharawal First Nations of Australia

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Stan Grant's life in storytelling

Swimming, the Sisters of Mercy, and the search for meaning

At 15, Rebecca McCabe was on track to compete in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics for swimming. As swam, she would often ask herself big questions about the meaning of life. When her life in the pool ended abruptly, she decided to take a huge leap of faith

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Swimming, the Sisters of Mercy, and the search for meaning

Fascinating fungi — the intelligent kingdom

Biologist Merlin Sheldrake's extreme experiments, many of which involve his physical body and varying forms of fungi, have led to equally remarkable discoveries

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Fascinating fungi — the intelligent kingdom

Rise and fall of the Rock Star

David Hepworth charts our fascination with that most earth-bound of gods, the rock star; and discusses some of music history's striking examples

43 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Rise and fall of the Rock Star
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