Conversations with Richard Fidler

Conversations with Richard Fidler

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With a shark under each arm: Dr Fish Feelings

Dr Culum Brown's work on fish cognition has proven fish have long memories, sharks have friends, and that Manta Rays...

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Miranda Tapsell — Kakadu, Cannes and love stories that matter

Miranda's story from growing up in Kakadu National Park as a Larrakia Tiwi girl, to finding fame in The Sapphires,...

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Moomins, motherhood and me — Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti on the life of Finnish writer Tove Jansson who created the Moomins, and some of her own reflections on...

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Helen Garner — from Moonee Ponds to Paris

Helen recently published her diaries from the years 1978 to 1987. They include her thoughts on writing and work,...

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A true Lord of the Flies story and what we got wrong about human nature

Rutger Bregman takes a new look at the accepted idea that humans are just one disaster away from bad behaviour. He...

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Hayley Katzen's unexpected life as a farmer's wife

When Hayley moved to a cattle property to live with her farmer girlfriend, the rural idyll wasn't quite as she imagined

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Marian Keyes on growing up

A new conversation with the Irish novelist, on what it means to be a grown up, and standing her ground on Ireland’s...

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Adrian Mole and the Shropshire postman

Young Robert Lukins modelled himself on the fictional character Adrian Mole, a prodigious reader and writer (R)

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Sandy Mackinnon's fantastic voyage through the canals of Europe

Sandy was teaching at a school in the English countryside when he set off in a Mirror dinghy, intending to sail as...

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William Dalrymple on the ruthless rise of the British East India Company

How a group of financiers from a poor and damp island on the outer rim of Europe created a private company which came...

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The speech collector

Tony Wilson was always drawn to the world's great speeches. Then, without warning, he was called on to make the most...

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Kindness and coincidence — Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi is an American poet and author living in San Antonio, Texas. Her family story is marked by life-changing...

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Not fourteen for ever

How Shannon Molloy survived the worst year of his life, as a gay teenager at an all boys' school on the coast of...

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Magda Szubanski — my father, the assassin

A much-loved performer digs into the challenging truth of her father's past (R)

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Christiaan Van Vuuren's fully sick life

While confined to a hospital room for months with a rare form of tuberculosis, Christiaan found love and an entirely...

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Disappointing Dickens — Charles Dickens' son in the Australian outback

Tom Keneally with the story of Edward 'Plorn' Dickens who was sent to live in Australia when he was sixteen in the...

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The life and death of boxer Davey Brown

In 2015, Sydney boxer Davey Brown died of brain swelling after he was knocked out n in the ring. When journalist and...

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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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