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Conversations

Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.

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Recent Episodes of Conversations


How Rafael Bonachela let his inner showgirl out

How Rafael Bonachela let his inner showgirl out

At the make or break moment of his choreography career, the last person Rafael expected to hear from was Australia’s pop princess — Kylie Minogue

Episode 23 May 2024 52m and 54s


The power of the extra dad

The power of the extra dad

When Dugald Jellie was growing up in country Victoria, it was dads — his own and his friends' — who opened the world up for him, and as a father himself, today he is paying it forward

Episode 22 May 2024 45m and 6s


Bronnie and the jaws of life

Bronnie and the jaws of life

Firie Bronnie Mackintosh attends emergencies to cut people out of crushed cars and rescue them from burning buildings (R)

Episode 21 May 2024 49m and 31s


Riding for a fall

Riding for a fall

What happens when a man can't stop his drive and desire for more? Author Andrew O'Hagan dissects the pitfalls of more money, more success and more applause in his latest novel

Episode 20 May 2024 52m and 18s


The velveteen rabbit at the end of the world

The velveteen rabbit at the end of the world

In the decades before Ruth Shaw became a bookseller in New Zealand's Fiordland, she lived the incredible stories of adventure, love and tragedy that now line the shelves in her shops

Episode 17 May 2024 53m and 18s


A Latvian Fairytale

A Latvian Fairytale

Artist Brigita Ozolins grew up hearing about the magic of her mother's home country, Latvia. It wasn't until she was in her 50s that Brigita understood why her mother fled that paradise, full of flowers and polite children

Episode 16 May 2024 53m and 12s


Naomi and the smudge of luminous stars

Naomi and the smudge of luminous stars

Astrophysicist Naomi McClure-Griffiths was making an atlas of our galaxy when she discovered an entirely new spiral arm of the Milky Way

Episode 15 May 2024 48m and 12s


Sean Fong dominating life on the jiu-jitsu mat

Sean Fong dominating life on the jiu-jitsu mat

Sean Fong is a para world champion in jiu-jitsu. The 'gentle' martial art has allowed Sean to shatter any illusions that society might have about people with physical differences (R)

Episode 14 May 2024 50m and 42s


The highs and lows of the ALP

The highs and lows of the ALP

From its surprising successes to its dismal failures, historian Frank Bongiorno takes you through the wild 130-year history of the Australian Labor Party

Episode 13 May 2024 50m and 54s


Troy Cassar-Daley: the boy from Halfway Creek

Troy Cassar-Daley: the boy from Halfway Creek

Troy Cassar-Daley grew up walking a tightrope between two worlds after his mum and dad broke up when he was small. As a grown man, a trip on a country music cruise began to change his story (CW: discussion of suicidal ideation and suicide)

Episode 10 May 2024 53m and 12s

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