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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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Bill Bryson and the wonders of the human body

Why is scratching an itch so pleasurable? How can someone leap from a burning plane in the sky and survive with a few bumps and scratches? A journey through the wondrous complexity of the human body (R)

55 MIN1 d ago
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Bill Bryson and the wonders of the human body

Territory taxidermist — Jared Archibald

Jared spent his childhood behind the scenes at the Museum of the Northern Territory, up close to prehistoric kangaroo fossils, opulent trading pearls, and sacred crocodiles flown in from Arnhem Land. Then he became the museum's taxidermist

47 MIN2 d ago
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Territory taxidermist — Jared Archibald

Nardi Simpson on Crocodile Country

Yuwaalaraaywriter, storyteller and performer, Nardi Simpson of the Stiff Gins talks about her life, art and the meaning ofcountry

51 MIN3 d ago
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Nardi Simpson on Crocodile Country

A boy, his pony and the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Lennie Gwyther was 9 years old when he rode Ginger Mick from country Victoria to Sydney to be at the opening of the Bridge (R)

59 MIN6 d ago
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A boy, his pony and the Sydney Harbour Bridge

In Pico Iyer's Japan the air is thronged with ghosts

Pico was a journalist in New York when a 20-hour layover at Narita airport in Japan made him question everything. He decided to begin again as a monk at a Zen temple in Kyoto. But things didn't go entirely to plan

53 MIN1 w ago
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In Pico Iyer's Japan the air is thronged with ghosts

The raptor whisperer

Peggy McDonald has spent much of her life as wildlife carer who specialises in helping wedge-tail eagles, falcons, owls and other raptors recover their ability to fly

48 MIN1 w ago
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The raptor whisperer

Magic mushrooms, micro-dosing and Michael Pollan

How Michael Pollan 'shook the snowglobe' of his mind by investigating the therapeutic effects of psychedelic substances

52 MIN1 w ago
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Magic mushrooms, micro-dosing and Michael Pollan

The heart expands to fit — a family's adoption story

Justine Flynn's five children were all born in South Korea and adopted into her family

59 MIN1 w ago
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The heart expands to fit — a family's adoption story

The epic hunt for the deadly Taipan

Brendan James Murray on the elusive copper-coloured snake species which terrorised post WWII North Queensland (R)

54 MIN1 w ago
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The epic hunt for the deadly Taipan

Not your average dentist

Sharonne Zaks was working as a dentist when an encounter with a patient named Anna led her to develop a radical new branch of dentistry (R)

59 MIN2 w ago
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Not your average dentist

Latest Episodes

Bill Bryson and the wonders of the human body

Why is scratching an itch so pleasurable? How can someone leap from a burning plane in the sky and survive with a few bumps and scratches? A journey through the wondrous complexity of the human body (R)

55 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Bill Bryson and the wonders of the human body

Territory taxidermist — Jared Archibald

Jared spent his childhood behind the scenes at the Museum of the Northern Territory, up close to prehistoric kangaroo fossils, opulent trading pearls, and sacred crocodiles flown in from Arnhem Land. Then he became the museum's taxidermist

47 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Territory taxidermist — Jared Archibald

Nardi Simpson on Crocodile Country

Yuwaalaraaywriter, storyteller and performer, Nardi Simpson of the Stiff Gins talks about her life, art and the meaning ofcountry

51 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Nardi Simpson on Crocodile Country

A boy, his pony and the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Lennie Gwyther was 9 years old when he rode Ginger Mick from country Victoria to Sydney to be at the opening of the Bridge (R)

59 MIN6 d ago
Comments
A boy, his pony and the Sydney Harbour Bridge

In Pico Iyer's Japan the air is thronged with ghosts

Pico was a journalist in New York when a 20-hour layover at Narita airport in Japan made him question everything. He decided to begin again as a monk at a Zen temple in Kyoto. But things didn't go entirely to plan

53 MIN1 w ago
Comments
In Pico Iyer's Japan the air is thronged with ghosts

The raptor whisperer

Peggy McDonald has spent much of her life as wildlife carer who specialises in helping wedge-tail eagles, falcons, owls and other raptors recover their ability to fly

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The raptor whisperer

Magic mushrooms, micro-dosing and Michael Pollan

How Michael Pollan 'shook the snowglobe' of his mind by investigating the therapeutic effects of psychedelic substances

52 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Magic mushrooms, micro-dosing and Michael Pollan

The heart expands to fit — a family's adoption story

Justine Flynn's five children were all born in South Korea and adopted into her family

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The heart expands to fit — a family's adoption story

The epic hunt for the deadly Taipan

Brendan James Murray on the elusive copper-coloured snake species which terrorised post WWII North Queensland (R)

54 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The epic hunt for the deadly Taipan

Not your average dentist

Sharonne Zaks was working as a dentist when an encounter with a patient named Anna led her to develop a radical new branch of dentistry (R)

59 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Not your average dentist
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