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Conversations

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Conversations
Conversations

Conversations

ABC Radio

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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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The chair with five legs

As a girl, Davida Allen was brought up to be a proper young lady. Instead, she covered her naked body in paint and rolled around to make art. She grew up to become one of Australia's most famous painters (R)

53 MIN2 d ago
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The chair with five legs

Child convicts, lost boys and the murder at Point Puer

British boys as young as nine were transported to Van Diemen's Land for petty crime. 3000 of them were incarcerated at Point Puer, the first prison in the world built exclusively for children

51 MIN3 d ago
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Child convicts, lost boys and the murder at Point Puer

Strange rescuers: my father's Holocaust

Juliet Rieden traces the story of her Czech father, who was taken as a child refugee to Britain a week before the Nazis arrived in Prague, and thus spared the fate of his extended family

59 MIN4 d ago
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Strange rescuers: my father's Holocaust

Kumi’s Japanese inheritance

Australian journalist Kumi Taguchi grapples with divided loyalties after the death of her father

51 MIN5 d ago
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Kumi’s Japanese inheritance

Story of a blood red rose

Kate Forsyth tells the origin story of a fairy tale staple, the ever-flowering red rose. Her version has its roots in Imperial China, and arrives via the French Revolution

47 MIN6 d ago
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Story of a blood red rose

Dear Dolly Doctor, Am I normal?

Dr. Melissa Kang explained sex, puberty and periods to teen girls in her role as Dolly magazine's ‘Dolly Doctor’. She spent 23 years answering questions sent by mail, that young people were too embarrassed to ask out loud

59 MIN1 w ago
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Dear Dolly Doctor, Am I normal?

Dinosaur fields: finding fossils on the family farm

The random find of a dinosaur bone on her Queensland property led Robyn Mackenzie to develop an outback museum of international importance, and a deep sense of wonder at prehistoric geology

59 MIN1 w ago
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Dinosaur fields: finding fossils on the family farm

Chasing the dream that was Prague

Author Favel Parrett’s grandmother escaped from Czechoslovakia as a teenager, but her sister stayed behind - suffering the twin nightmares of Nazism and Stalinism

59 MIN1 w ago
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Chasing the dream that was Prague

Finding the right formula with Eddie Woo

Waiting in line to enrol for a teaching degree in history and English, Eddie was persuaded to pursue maths instead. Despite never really liking maths at school, he signed up. The split-second decision changed his life, and the lives of many of his future students

59 MIN1 w ago
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Finding the right formula with Eddie Woo

The lucky accident of Sydney's Opera House

Helen Pitt on how the luminous shells of Australia's most loved building nearly didn't make it off the drawing board (R)

52 MIN1 w ago
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The lucky accident of Sydney's Opera House

Latest Episodes

The chair with five legs

As a girl, Davida Allen was brought up to be a proper young lady. Instead, she covered her naked body in paint and rolled around to make art. She grew up to become one of Australia's most famous painters (R)

53 MIN2 d ago
Comments
The chair with five legs

Child convicts, lost boys and the murder at Point Puer

British boys as young as nine were transported to Van Diemen's Land for petty crime. 3000 of them were incarcerated at Point Puer, the first prison in the world built exclusively for children

51 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Child convicts, lost boys and the murder at Point Puer

Strange rescuers: my father's Holocaust

Juliet Rieden traces the story of her Czech father, who was taken as a child refugee to Britain a week before the Nazis arrived in Prague, and thus spared the fate of his extended family

59 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Strange rescuers: my father's Holocaust

Kumi’s Japanese inheritance

Australian journalist Kumi Taguchi grapples with divided loyalties after the death of her father

51 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Kumi’s Japanese inheritance

Story of a blood red rose

Kate Forsyth tells the origin story of a fairy tale staple, the ever-flowering red rose. Her version has its roots in Imperial China, and arrives via the French Revolution

47 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Story of a blood red rose

Dear Dolly Doctor, Am I normal?

Dr. Melissa Kang explained sex, puberty and periods to teen girls in her role as Dolly magazine's ‘Dolly Doctor’. She spent 23 years answering questions sent by mail, that young people were too embarrassed to ask out loud

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Dear Dolly Doctor, Am I normal?

Dinosaur fields: finding fossils on the family farm

The random find of a dinosaur bone on her Queensland property led Robyn Mackenzie to develop an outback museum of international importance, and a deep sense of wonder at prehistoric geology

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Dinosaur fields: finding fossils on the family farm

Chasing the dream that was Prague

Author Favel Parrett’s grandmother escaped from Czechoslovakia as a teenager, but her sister stayed behind - suffering the twin nightmares of Nazism and Stalinism

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Chasing the dream that was Prague

Finding the right formula with Eddie Woo

Waiting in line to enrol for a teaching degree in history and English, Eddie was persuaded to pursue maths instead. Despite never really liking maths at school, he signed up. The split-second decision changed his life, and the lives of many of his future students

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Finding the right formula with Eddie Woo

The lucky accident of Sydney's Opera House

Helen Pitt on how the luminous shells of Australia's most loved building nearly didn't make it off the drawing board (R)

52 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The lucky accident of Sydney's Opera House