pixel
Conversations with Richard Fidler-logo

Conversations with Richard Fidler

8.7K Favorites

More Information

Location:

Brisbane, QLD

Description:

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 aerial view: how Angus Houston took to the skies

8/17/2017
More
Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston nearly missed out on a career in the military

Duration: 00:50:44


Hannah Kent and the Good People of Ireland

8/16/2017
More
The fairies of Ireland's folk culture were capricious twilight creatures who could bestow favour or grave misfortune (R)

Duration: 00:52:15


The snake man of La Perouse

8/15/2017
More
John Cann's family performed snake shows in Sydney for almost a century (R)

Duration: 00:42:45


The pirates of Somalia

8/14/2017
More
Sarah Percy on how piracy has become a lucrative business, funded by the insurance designed to protects ships against it

Duration: 00:51:18


Lily Brett's portrait of New York

8/13/2017
More
A former Melbournian reflects on the characters and charms of her adopted city (R)

Duration: 00:48:59


A history of two rascals: Prince Albert and his assassin

8/10/2017
More
The attempted assassination of Queen Victoria’s son, at a picnic in 19th Century Sydney

Duration: 00:51:15


Listening to trees: nature's magnificent networkers

8/9/2017
More
How biologist David George Haskell discovered the unique songs of trees, and the way they interconnect

Duration: 00:55:18


The scorpion, the earth's most ancient, deadly creature

8/8/2017
More
Historian Louise Pryke reveals the mysteries of the scorpion, an exceptional creature.

Duration: 00:50:20


Richard Roxburgh: a resume of rogues (and the terrible case of itchy bum)

8/7/2017
More
One of Australia's most recognisable actors, aka Rake's Cleaver Greene, reflects on his life on and off stage and screen

Duration: 00:48:20


Making a good life in the aftermath of violence: Miroslav Volf

8/6/2017
More
Growing up as a Pentecostal Christian in communist Yugoslavia, Miroslav experienced deep marginalisation (R)

Duration: 00:47:39


John Maclean's 25-year journey to walk again

8/3/2017
More
As a young man John Maclean was left an "incomplete paraplegic". He spent 25 years achieving extreme physical feats, before finally walking again.

Duration: 00:49:55


How being raised as 'daughter number five' shaped Mei Fong's life

8/2/2017
More
Growing up as the fifth girl in a Chinese-Malaysian family meant Mei Fong was given a freedom not granted to her sisters. She used it to become an internationally respected writer and journalist

Duration: 00:50:57


How the daughter of a Hindu brain surgeon made her mark on Guantanamo Bay

8/1/2017
More
Shankari Chandran grew up watching her father operate on the brain. But rather than following her parents into medicine, she chose an unexpected path

Duration: 00:50:09


How an expedition to a Eastern Antarctica turned into a fight for survival

7/31/2017
More
Scientist Chris Turney mounted a major expedition to Antartica in 2013. But then extreme weather saw 52 people trapped, on a ship pinned in the sea ice

Duration: 00:49:00


Where inmates make the rules: Bolivia's cocaine-fuelled San Pedro prison

7/30/2017
More
When Rusty Young met drug smuggler Thomas McFadden he became part of San Pedro's unique society

Duration: 00:48:55


Mel Jacob: when my husband went to prison

7/27/2017
More
Mel Jacob's enviable life was turned upside down when her husband went to jail (R)

Duration: 00:49:40


Rugby League's greatest ever grand final upset

7/26/2017
More
The 1969 final between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Balmain Tigers is the stuff of footy legend

Duration: 00:48:27


From Winston Churchill's waiter to anaesthetist in Australia

7/25/2017
More
Tony Atkinson's appetite for mischief and knack for being in the right place at the right time have delivered him a colourful life (R)

Duration: 00:47:43


Etgar Keret's seven good years

7/24/2017
More
A writer recalls the precious stretch of time between the birth of his son, and the death of his father (R)

Duration: 00:51:38


How to spot a psychopath

7/23/2017
More
Understanding and managing the psychopaths in our midst at work and at home

Duration: 00:51:52

See More