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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.

Latest Episodes

From the Festivals — James Rebanks the Herdwick shepherd

James explains the traditions, language and pleasures of shepherding in England's Lake District (R)

59 MIN11 h ago
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From the Festivals — James Rebanks the Herdwick shepherd

Chasing Robert Cutter

When Darleen Bungey set out to uncover her father's past she discovered a Hollywood heartthrob and a singer whose records outsold Bing Crosby's

59 MIN3 d ago
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Chasing Robert Cutter

Maira Kalman: 'I fall in love so many times during the day'

Maira's daily life as a New York-based artist who likes to paint trees, dogs and hats, and why the contents of her mother's closet became famous

46 MIN4 d ago
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Maira Kalman: 'I fall in love so many times during the day'

The pigment whisperer

One of the world's only master paint-makers, David Coles on how he found a life creating colours like Lapis Blue and Rose Madder (R)

59 MIN5 d ago
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The pigment whisperer

This is your Captain speaking

On 9/11 Captain Beverley Bass diverted her American Airlines jet to a tiny town in Newfoundland, along with thousands of other airspace refugees (R)

47 MIN6 d ago
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This is your Captain speaking

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 Sting Rays know it's the weekend

59 MIN1 w ago
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With a shark under each arm: Dr Fish Feelings

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, and co-creating Top End Wedding, the first romantic comedy set in the Northern Territory

59 MIN1 w ago
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Miranda Tapsell — Kakadu, Cannes and love stories that matter

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 her choice about whether or not to become a mother

48 MIN1 w ago
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Moomins, motherhood and me — Sheila Heti

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, parenting, love affairs, and the quest for the right pair of shoes (R)

59 MIN1 w ago
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Helen Garner — from Moonee Ponds to Paris

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 says our species' survival has long depended on the best aspects of our nature, such as kindness and the sharing of ideas

53 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A true Lord of the Flies story and what we got wrong about human nature

Latest Episodes

From the Festivals — James Rebanks the Herdwick shepherd

James explains the traditions, language and pleasures of shepherding in England's Lake District (R)

59 MIN11 h ago
Comments
From the Festivals — James Rebanks the Herdwick shepherd

Chasing Robert Cutter

When Darleen Bungey set out to uncover her father's past she discovered a Hollywood heartthrob and a singer whose records outsold Bing Crosby's

59 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Chasing Robert Cutter

Maira Kalman: 'I fall in love so many times during the day'

Maira's daily life as a New York-based artist who likes to paint trees, dogs and hats, and why the contents of her mother's closet became famous

46 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Maira Kalman: 'I fall in love so many times during the day'

The pigment whisperer

One of the world's only master paint-makers, David Coles on how he found a life creating colours like Lapis Blue and Rose Madder (R)

59 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The pigment whisperer

This is your Captain speaking

On 9/11 Captain Beverley Bass diverted her American Airlines jet to a tiny town in Newfoundland, along with thousands of other airspace refugees (R)

47 MIN6 d ago
Comments
This is your Captain speaking

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 Sting Rays know it's the weekend

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
With a shark under each arm: Dr Fish Feelings

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, and co-creating Top End Wedding, the first romantic comedy set in the Northern Territory

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Miranda Tapsell — Kakadu, Cannes and love stories that matter

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 her choice about whether or not to become a mother

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Moomins, motherhood and me — Sheila Heti

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, parenting, love affairs, and the quest for the right pair of shoes (R)

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Helen Garner — from Moonee Ponds to Paris

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 says our species' survival has long depended on the best aspects of our nature, such as kindness and the sharing of ideas

53 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A true Lord of the Flies story and what we got wrong about human nature
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