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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.

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

From the Festivals — Tim Flannery on Europe's bizarre prehistory

5/28/2020
Europe's startling deep past explained: pygmy dinosaurs, blue-eyed Neanderthals; and how an asteroid the size of Manhattan ruptured everything (R)

Duration:00:53:10

From the Festivals — Andrew Sean Greer

5/27/2020
The Pulitzer Prize winning author of Less was working as an odd-jobs man for an Italian Baroness when a phone call upended his life (R)

Duration:00:48:53

From the Festivals — Cheryl Strayed

5/26/2020
Walking through grief and facing up to life on the Pacific Crest Trail, the true story of Wild (R)

Duration:00:50:32

From the Festivals — Lemn Sissay

5/25/2020
Celebrated British poet Lemn Sissay grew up not knowing his given name or his Ethiopian parents. His life was shaped by being adopted, and then raised in state care (R)

Duration:00:52:24

From the Festivals — James Rebanks the Herdwick shepherd

5/24/2020
James explains the traditions, language and pleasures of shepherding in England's Lake District (R)

Duration:00:53:32

Chasing Robert Cutter

5/21/2020
When Darleen Bungey set out to uncover her father's past she discovered a Hollywood heartthrob and a singer whose records outsold Bing Crosby's

Duration:00:44:29

Maira Kalman: 'I fall in love so many times during the day'

5/20/2020
Maira's daily life as a New York-based artist who likes to paint trees, dogs and hats, and why the contents of her mother's closet became famous

Duration:00:47:22

The pigment whisperer

5/19/2020
One of the world's only master paint-makers, David Coles on how he found a life creating colours like Lapis Blue and Rose Madder (R)

Duration:00:47:02

This is your Captain speaking

5/18/2020
On 9/11 Captain Beverley Bass diverted her American Airlines jet to a tiny town in Newfoundland, along with thousands of other airspace refugees (R)

Duration:00:47:32

With a shark under each arm: Dr Fish Feelings

5/17/2020
Dr Culum Brown's work on fish cognition has proven fish have long memories, sharks have friends, and Sting Rays know it's the weekend

Duration:00:51:15

Miranda Tapsell — Kakadu, Cannes and love stories that matter

5/14/2020
Miranda's story from growing up in Kakadu National Park as a Larrakia Tiwi girl, to finding fame in The Sapphires, and co-creating Top End Wedding, the first romantic comedy set in the Northern Territory

Duration:00:44:52

Moomins, motherhood and me — Sheila Heti

5/13/2020
Sheila Heti on the life of Finnish writer Tove Jansson who created the Moomins, and some of her own reflections on her choice about whether or not to become a mother

Duration:00:48:39

Helen Garner — from Moonee Ponds to Paris

5/12/2020
Helen recently published her diaries from the years 1978 to 1987. They include her thoughts on writing and work, parenting, love affairs, and the quest for the right pair of shoes (R)

Duration:00:54:23

A true Lord of the Flies story and what we got wrong about human nature

5/11/2020
Rutger Bregman takes a new look at the accepted idea that humans are just one disaster away from bad behaviour. He says our species' survival has long depended on the best aspects of our nature, such as kindness and the sharing of ideas

Duration:00:53:12

Hayley Katzen's unexpected life as a farmer's wife

5/10/2020
When Hayley moved to a cattle property to live with her farmer girlfriend, the rural idyll wasn't quite as she imagined

Duration:00:44:45

Marian Keyes on growing up

5/7/2020
A new conversation with the Irish novelist, on what it means to be a grown up, and standing her ground on Ireland’s moral questions

Duration:00:49:36

Adrian Mole and the Shropshire postman

5/6/2020
Young Robert Lukins modelled himself on the fictional character Adrian Mole, a prodigious reader and writer (R)

Duration:00:49:56

Sandy Mackinnon's fantastic voyage through the canals of Europe

5/5/2020
Sandy was teaching at a school in the English countryside when he set off in a Mirror dinghy, intending to sail as far as Gloucester (R)

Duration:00:51:59

William Dalrymple on the ruthless rise of the British East India Company

5/4/2020
How a group of financiers from a poor and damp island on the outer rim of Europe created a private company which came to rule India (R)

Duration:00:52:28

The speech collector

5/3/2020
Tony Wilson was always drawn to the world's great speeches. Then, without warning, he was called on to make the most difficult speech of his life

Duration:00:50:07