Conversations with Richard Fidler

Conversations with Richard Fidler

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A therapist peers inside her own mind

When therapist Lori Gottlieb found herself in therapy after a devastating breakup, she began to rethink her own life...

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John Prine — from Paradise to Nashville

A songwriter's songwriter, John turned his often bemused view of people and politics into songs for fifty years (R)

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16 sunrises and sunsets in a day: life inside the Space Shuttle

Astronaut Jim Bagian on working, eating and sleeping in micro-gravity while orbiting the earth at 28 000 kilometres...

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The healing power of dogs

Kate Leaver became fascinated by the curative qualities of dogs after her Shih Tzu Bertie helped her through her...

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Big Adventures — aviator Charles Kingsford Smith

Biographer Ann Blainey with the tale of Smithy, king of the Milky Way, and his audacious flight across the Pacific in...

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Big Adventures — Alexander McCall Smith

How a lifetime exploring different landscapes inspires the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, who's...

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Big Adventures — Paula Constant Part 2

Walking the Sahara, towards the fabled city of Timbuktu and into Niger (R)

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Big Adventures — Paula Constant Part 1

A breathtaking Saharan adventure: camels, bandits and one fearless woman (R)

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Min Jin Lee's good fortune

The author of bestselling novel, Pachinko, explores the lives of generations of Koreans in Japan (R)

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Bonus: when Sarah's Dad's fruit shop map went viral

Thanks to her dad’s hand-drawn map, a shopping trip Sarah Kanowski made for her parents during the Covid-19 crisis...

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Hugh Mackay on building community in a crisis

Social researcher Hugh Mackay on the many ways Australian society can pull together while we're meant to live apart

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Paul Kelly and the poetry

Australia's storyteller in song on poems he's loved since childhood, and how reading and learning great poetry has...

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Ray Collins — life in the black, and the blue

Ray was a coal miner when an accident underground left him lying prone in a tunnel a kilometre beneath the earth....

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Julia Baird on finding shards of light in dark times

After journalist Julia Baird survived a terrible bout of cancer, she began to think about the things which sustain us...

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Doll's prams and hand-knitted togs: a Hockney family portrait

John Hockney grew up in an unconventional family of five siblings in post-war Yorkshire. As a child, his brother...

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A father and son odyssey

When Daniel Mendelsohn signed up for a Mediterranean cruise to Ithaca with his aging father, neither of them could...

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Bill Bailey — seriously funny amateur naturalist

Bill Bailey's passion for twitching began as boy growing up in England's west country (R)

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Tales from captivity

Stories of imagination, poetry and menace while living in captivity, from Kari Gislason and Candice Fox

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Elizabeth Gilbert on love and letting go of normal

How a flash of insight about her life saw Liz upend almost everything in it

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Bringing life-saving dialysis to Central Australia

Sarah Brown always wanted to be a remote area nurse. Then she began a medical revolution (R)

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