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Conversations with Richard Fidler

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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.

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English

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Conversations GPO Box 9994 Brisbane 4001 07 3377 5567


Episodes

How Alexei Sayle blew up Britain's comedy scene

9/19/2017
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Alexei Sayle brought a tough, political edge to his comedy, changing the landscape forever

Duration: 00:46:52


The history of libraries from before stone tablets, to printed books

9/18/2017
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Stuart Kells' life as a bibliophile began with one ancient, leather-bound, blue book

Duration: 00:50:28


Treasures, trash and synchronicity: adventures in archaeology

9/17/2017
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Nicholson Museum curator Jamie Fraser unwinds the stories of its treasures, including a rare, Egyptian temple priestess mummy

Duration: 00:54:10


The Antarctic voyage which helped end a decade of silence

9/14/2017
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A rare vocal condition left Robyn Mundy unable to speak for more than a decade

Duration: 00:49:53


Utopia, now? A radical rethinking of work, wealth and freedom

9/13/2017
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Author Rutger Bregman on a philosophy gaining broader support: universal basic income

Duration: 00:50:31


Engineering a way to find meaningful work for young people

9/12/2017
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Bill Lawson applies an engineer's mind to solving social problems

Duration: 00:53:25


The girl from Mount Druitt who became a remarkable comedy voice

9/11/2017
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Playwright Nakkiah Lui was given a crucial early piece of advice: when telling stories, always try to offend your mother

Duration: 00:50:09


How the Safe Schools Program began an ideological firestorm

9/10/2017
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Benjamin Law looks behind the media scandal which engulfed an Australian anti-bullying program

Duration: 00:50:00


Truck driver Heather Jones and the call of the road

9/7/2017
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Heather heads her own transport company, and still enjoys driving road trains in her home state of WA (R)

Duration: 00:51:35


Why a Buddhist nun found her way to death row

9/6/2017
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In 1977 Australian Robina Courtin became one of the first westerners to be ordained a Buddhist nun. Then she founded the Liberation Prison Project

Duration: 00:49:50


From combat wounds, to shark attacks, to human error; a life in emergency medicine

9/5/2017
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Alan Turner's life in emergency medicine has seen him spend much of his life in war zones, and remote Australia.

Duration: 00:48:12


How a boy who grew up on a Junk became a theatrical powerhouse

9/4/2017
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When Scott Rankin was a child he slept on a Chinese Junk moored in Sydney's Lane Cove River, until the day six squad cars of police arrived

Duration: 00:50:51


Tim Rogers' struggles to quell his own mind

9/3/2017
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Tim Rogers of You Am I on his life in music, his Kalgoorlie childhood and his battles with anxiety

Duration: 00:44:16


How Bernie McKay helped Australia kick its smoking habit

8/31/2017
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Bernie is the man behind several massively influential public health campaigns, including 'Quit for Life', and AIDS awareness (R)

Duration: 00:51:25


Robert Fisk: life as a war correspondent

8/30/2017
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Robert Fisk has spent his career reporting from war zones and interviewed one of the world's most infamous terrorists, Osama bin Laden.

Duration: 00:51:00


How a former drinking mate was unmasked as serial murderer

8/29/2017
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When Campbell McConachie befriended a man called Lindsey Rose at a Sydney pub, he didn't know he had already killed several people

Duration: 00:48:35


Shushma Malik: the sexcapades and murders of the emperor Nero

8/28/2017
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Shushma Malik on Emperor Nero's decadence, destruction and debauchery (R)

Duration: 00:50:06


What is fake news? Trump, Pizzagate and dumpsters on fire

8/24/2017
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Buzzfeed's Craig Silverman explains where fake news comes from, who benefits, and how the average person might tell genuine news from fake

Duration: 00:51:55


The rise and fall of the East India Company

8/23/2017
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How a company legally formed a transcontinental private empire

Duration: 00:50:19


Bad Behaviour: memories of bullying and boarding school

8/22/2017
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How a 14 year old girl found herself on both sides of bullying

Duration: 00:51:18

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