Conversations with Richard Fidler

Conversations with Richard Fidler

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A Herdwick shepherd's epiphany

James Rebanks on why he's returning to ancient ways of growing crops and meadows on his family farm

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Fifa Riccobono — godmother of Australian music

Fifa started in the music industry at 16, and worked her way up the ranks of Albert Music to become CEO. In the 1970s...

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Fifa and the toilet door poet

How Fifa Riccobono became the 'godmother of Australian music' and the story of her friendship with the late ACDC...

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Jane Fonda - writing her own script

Jane Fonda's big life has included Barbarella, activism, three husbands, workout videos and hair epiphanies. Now in...

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Mudlarking and beachcombing - a family story of London rubbish

Lisa Woollett's family made their living from combing through London's waste for treasures. Her great-grandfather was...

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Bangarra's bold leader: Stephen Page

When they were kids, Stephen and his brothers would climb onto the laundry roof and put on a show for their...

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How Dyarubbin became the crucible of a colony

Grace Karskens with the story of the riverlands of the Hawkesbury-Napean, where ancient and modern Australia first...

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Maggie Dent on understanding our teenage boys

Maggie grew up around boys, then she raised four sons of her own. Now she's helping parents understand neural...

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Ivan Milat, tribal law, and making my father proud — Andrew Boe's story

Andrew was a 4 year old when his family migrated to Australia from Burma. By his mid-20s he had his own criminal law...

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One thumb, one toe — Billy's escape from paralysis

When a powerful wave he was riding sent him smashing into the sand, breaking his neck, former Army Ranger Billy...

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Craig Foster's fight to save Hakeem

After young Australian soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi was imprisoned in Thailand, Craig fought the power of two...

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Geoff Goodfellow's poetry captures the spirit of working-class Australia

A former boxer and builder's labourer, Geoff is now a highly successful poet (R)

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The amazing life of Frida DeGuise

How a girl from the suburbs of Melbourne grew up to become Australia's first female Muslim standup comedian

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Richard Fidler's Prague

Richard shares stories gathered while writing his biography of the city of Prague. Some emerged from his research...

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Taking your cat for a walk and why dogs never stop loving — Jeffrey Masson

Jeff's latest book on animal behaviour tackles grief — the loss we feel when a beloved pet dies, as well as the...

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Timothy Spall — the British actor digs deep on screen and in life

Timothy’s stellar career, including roles in ‘Mr Turner’, ‘Secrets and Lies’, the Harry...

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Ray versus the road toll — a lifelong campaign against needless road deaths

Dr Raymond Shuey saved countless lives during his career with Victoria Police, driving significant change to road...

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The great hope of Isaiah Dawe

Isaiah lived in 17 places in his first 18 years, none of them with his parents. Now he's established an organisation...

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A daughter's unswerving love: Sarah Holland-Batt and her father

Sarah Holland-Batt's dad Tony was a loving father, her intellectual mentor and her friend. At 18, she became one of...

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The ancient trails of the South East Forests

After decades walking in the South East Forests of NSW, John Blay thought he knew them well. Then Indigenous elders...

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