Conversations with Richard Fidler

Conversations with Richard Fidler

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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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From a mountain monastery

Paul Haller grew up Catholic in Belfast, and his pursuit of meaning has since taken him around the world. Now a Zen...

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Lying on the job — the story of an undercover officer

Keith Banks spent twenty years in his dream career with the Queensland Police. He was awarded for bravery several...

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Bill Bryson and the wonders of the human body

Why is scratching an itch so pleasurable? How can someone leap from a burning plane in the sky and survive with a few...

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Territory taxidermist — Jared Archibald

Jared spent his childhood behind the scenes at the Museum of the Northern Territory, up close to prehistoric kangaroo...

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Nardi Simpson on Crocodile Country

Yuwaalaraay writer, storyteller and performer, Nardi Simpson of the Stiff Gins talks about her life, art and the...

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A boy, his pony and the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Lennie Gwyther was 9 years old when he rode Ginger Mick from country Victoria to Sydney to be at the opening of the...

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In Pico Iyer's Japan the air is thronged with ghosts

Pico was a journalist in New York when a 20-hour layover at Narita airport in Japan made him question everything. He...

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The raptor whisperer

Peggy McDonald has spent much of her life as wildlife carer who specialises in helping wedge-tail eagles, falcons,...

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Magic mushrooms, micro-dosing and Michael Pollan

How Michael Pollan 'shook the snowglobe' of his mind by investigating the therapeutic effects of psychedelic substances

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The heart expands to fit — a family's adoption story

Justine Flynn's five children were all born in South Korea and adopted into her family

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The epic hunt for the deadly Taipan

Brendan James Murray on the elusive copper-coloured snake species which terrorised post WWII North Queensland (R)

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Not your average dentist

Sharonne Zaks was working as a dentist when an encounter with a patient named Anna led her to develop a radical new...

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The life of 'Mr Eternity'

Throughout the 1930s and 40s, Arthur Stace rose before dawn to write a one-word sermon in chalk on the footpaths of...

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Leigh Sales and the days after the worst possible day

Leigh went through an event in 2014 which changed her profoundly. She was left questioning how we cope when the...

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Tim Rogers' daydreams

The frontman of You Am I on his life in music, his Kalgoorlie childhood, and his battles with anxiety (R)

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Glennon Doyle's untamed life

Glennon was the world's most famous Christian mummy blogger when she fell wildly in love with U.S Women's Soccer star...

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Deborah Feldman: rejecting my Hasidic roots

Writer Deborah Feldman grew up inside the claustrophobic world of an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect in Brooklyn, and as a...

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