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Conversations with Richard Fidler

ABC (Australia)

Conversations features real people telling true stories. They might not be famous but they have seen and done amazing things.

Conversations features real people telling true stories. They might not be famous but they have seen and done amazing things.
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Brisbane, QLD

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Conversations features real people telling true stories. They might not be famous but they have seen and done amazing things.

Twitter:

@abcconvos

Language:

English

Contact:

Conversations GPO Box 9994 Brisbane 4001 07 3377 5567


Episodes

The strange honeycomb houses of Çatalhöyük

4/18/2018
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Archaeologist Serena Love on climbing into history in one of the first villages on earth, where the locals lived with de-skulled bodies buried in the floor

Duration:00:49:24

What Clare did next: a survivor's story

4/17/2018
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Stockbroker Clare Keenan has worked in places ranging from a New Zealand prison, to a covert Jordanian broadcaster. She trusts her fierce survival instinct to keep her safe

Duration:00:47:33

How Australia's first female detective nabbed Tilly Devine

4/16/2018
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Leigh Straw on the story of Lilllian Armfield, Australia's first female detective

Duration:00:52:15

The mission of a flying midwife

4/15/2018
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When Jan Becker isn't running her flight training academy, she is helping to save the lives of babies in Tanzania

Duration:00:52:01

Midnight Oil's Rob Hirst

4/12/2018
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Chasing the back beat and adventures in wide open spaces, Rob remains essentially the same as the boy he was

Duration:00:50:16

Pleasures and pain: tales from the piano

4/11/2018
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Virginia Lloyd's rare talent for the piano shaped her early life

Duration:00:49:58

The delicate and deadly world of jellyfish: from Bazinga to Shiraz

4/10/2018
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Lisa-Ann Gershwin is among the world's foremost jellyfish biologists (R)

Duration:00:51:59

The poetry of the trenches

4/9/2018
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Neil James on the diggers sent to the battlefields of WWI with spurs, a clasp knife and two books of verse

Duration:00:45:42

Vasily Sukhomlinsky: educating the heart, head and hands

4/8/2018
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Alan Cockerill explains the revolutionary philosophy of educator Vasily Sukhomlinsky

Duration:00:49:36

Adrian Mole and the Shropshire postman

4/5/2018
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Young Robert Lukins modelled himself on the fictional character Adrian Mole, a prodigious reader and writer

Duration:00:49:26

What the whales know: how humpbacks thrive in Australian waters

4/4/2018
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Marine biologist Micheline Jenner has lived at sea, researching humpbacks, for thirty years

Duration:00:51:13

Lessons from the end of a marriage

4/3/2018
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When James Jeffrey's parents split up, his life took on a seismic instability

Duration:00:50:06

Revealing the scars: the life of Kate Mulvany

4/2/2018
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Kate Mulvany has used tragic events in her own life as creative fuel to write more than 25 plays

Duration:00:46:55

The curious history of the umbrella

3/28/2018
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Marion Rankine finds a wealth of stories in the folds of literary and historic umbrellas

Duration:00:25:10

The Orchid and the Wasp: the life and work of naturalist Edith Coleman

3/28/2018
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Danielle Clode is determined to restore naturalist Edith Coleman's reputation in Australian science

Duration:00:26:38

The murder of Mollie Dean

3/27/2018
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Gideon Haigh returns with the story of a shocking crime from bohemian 1930s Melbourne

Duration:00:50:38

Geoffrey Robertson's fear of the dull

3/26/2018
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Geoffrey's sense of social justice saw him become a barrister at the Old Bailey, then a champion for human rights

Duration:00:52:45

Kitty Flanagan's unlikely path to comedy

3/25/2018
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Kitty Flanagan has woven together a series of true stories from her life including being locked in a crayfish freezer for talking too much

Duration:00:52:39

Urzila Carlson: a life without regrets

3/22/2018
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A group of work colleagues cajoled Urzila into performing live on stage for the first time, and kickstarted her unexpected career in comedy

Duration:00:51:55

Watching the universe from the Hubble Space Telescope

3/21/2018
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NASA astronomer Jennifer Wiseman on exploring the design of the universe

Duration:01:04:09

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