Conversations with Richard Fidler

Conversations with Richard Fidler

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The brutal and beautiful world of Australia's native bees

Sugarbag bees who headbutt their queen to death are among the many Australian bee species which fascinate ecologist...

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Stranded — what Claire learned from falling

Claire Nelson was in the Joshua Tree National Park hiking alone when she strayed from the trail and slipped,...

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Falling for a fake

Stephanie Wood was a successful, confident journalist when she fell for a romantic fraudster (R)

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The apartment on Memorial Drive

Natasha Trethewey's mother Gwendolyn was brutally murdered in 1985. During this great rupture in her life Natasha...

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The bush school at Weabonga

Peter O'Brien was barely out of teacher's college in 1960 when he took up a teaching post in one-room schoolhouse, in...

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Myth and Legend — Kate Forsyth on the dark origins of beloved fairytales

The stories which preceded modern iterations of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood were often...

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Myth and Legend — the creation of Wonder Woman

Historian Jill Lepore untangles the secret history of one of the 20th Century's most striking superheroes. She...

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Myth and Legend — Neil Gaiman on classic Norse mythology

Neil explores some of the stories from Nordic mythology which have captivated him since childhood (R)

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Myth and Legend — the monsters and morals of Sarah Perry

Sarah's life took a gothic turn as she crafted her version of Melmoth (R)

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The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven

Comedian and writer John Doyle was raised in a mining town in a music-loving Catholic family. Behind closed doors,...

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The world of the holocaust's 'hide-away' children

Author Bart Van Es with the true story of Jewish girl Lien de Jong, who was hidden by his Dutch grandparents during WWII

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Bronze age pigs and ancient dingoes — stories from the bones

How zooarchaeologist Melanie Fillios uses the remains and fossils of animals, including dingoes, to understand more...

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The sister who stayed behind

Writer Favel Parrett’s grandmother fled Prague as a teenager, but her sister stayed on, and then lived through...

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Stan Grant's life in storytelling

Stan Grant on his life as a journalist, author and filmmaker from the Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi and Dharawal First Nations...

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Swimming, the Sisters of Mercy, and the search for meaning

At 15, Rebecca McCabe was on track to compete in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics for swimming. As swam, she would often...

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Fascinating fungi — the intelligent kingdom

Biologist Merlin Sheldrake's extreme experiments, many of which involve his physical body and varying forms of fungi,...

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Rise and fall of the Rock Star

David Hepworth charts our fascination with that most earth-bound of gods, the rock star; and discusses some of music...

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Eddie Woo on finding the right formula

Despite never really liking maths at school, Eddie made up his mind in the teaching sign-on queue, to become a maths...

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Floating though the dolines

Cave diver Stefan Eberhard has spent decades exploring the vast underwater caves of the Nullarbor Plains, where the...

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