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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 apartment on Memorial Drive

Natasha Trethewey's mother Gwendolyn was brutally murdered in 1985. During this great rupture in her life Natasha managed to complete her college degree and began to garner acclaim for her poetry. In 2012 she was named Poet Laureate of the United States. Later she set out to reclaim her mother's story from the hands of the man who had killed her

50 MIN4 h ago
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The apartment on Memorial Drive

The Weabonga lessons

Peter O'Brien was a new minted teacher in 1960 when he took a job at a one-room bush school in Weabonga, NSW. The living was hard, but the job was incredibly sweet

49 MIN1 d ago
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The Weabonga lessons

Myth and Legend — Kate Forsyth on the dark origins of beloved fairytales

The stories which preceded modern iterations of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood were often much more disturbing (R)

51 MIN4 d ago
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Myth and Legend — Kate Forsyth on the dark origins of beloved fairytales

Myth and Legend — Battles, fairie curses and the evil eye: why old Irish tales still delight us

Irish novelist Paedar O'Guilin weaves old myths into startling new stories (R)

59 MIN5 d ago
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Myth and Legend — Battles, fairie curses and the evil eye: why old Irish tales still delight us

Myth and Legend — the creation of Wonder Woman

Historian Jill Lepore untangles the secret history of one of the 20th Century's most striking superheroes. She explains the myths, politics and eccentric genius behind behind the Wonder Woman story

49 MIN6 d ago
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Myth and Legend — the creation of Wonder Woman

Myth and Legend — Neil Gaiman on classic Norse mythology

Neil explores some of the stories from Nordic mythology which have captivated him since childhood (R)

47 MIN1 w ago
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Myth and Legend — Neil Gaiman on classic Norse mythology

Myth and Legend — the monsters and morals of Sarah Perry

Sarah'slife took a gothic turn as she crafted her version of Melmoth (R)

52 MIN1 w ago
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Myth and Legend — the monsters and morals of Sarah Perry

The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven

Comedian and writer John Doyle was raised in a mining town in a music-loving Catholic family. Behind closed doors, his family life was often turbulent, as his sister Jen had been born profoundly autistic at a time when the condition had no name

49 MIN1 w ago
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The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven

The world of the holocaust's 'hide-away' children

Author Bart van Es with the story of the young Jewish girl Lien de Jong, hidden by Bart's Dutch grandparents during WWII when they joined the resistance

59 MIN1 w ago
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The world of the holocaust's 'hide-away' children

Bronze age pigs and ancient dingoes — stories from the bones

How zooarchaeologist Melanie Fillios uses the remains and fossils of animals, including dingoes, to understand more about ancient humans

51 MIN1 w ago
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Bronze age pigs and ancient dingoes — stories from the bones

Latest Episodes

The apartment on Memorial Drive

Natasha Trethewey's mother Gwendolyn was brutally murdered in 1985. During this great rupture in her life Natasha managed to complete her college degree and began to garner acclaim for her poetry. In 2012 she was named Poet Laureate of the United States. Later she set out to reclaim her mother's story from the hands of the man who had killed her

50 MIN4 h ago
Comments
The apartment on Memorial Drive

The Weabonga lessons

Peter O'Brien was a new minted teacher in 1960 when he took a job at a one-room bush school in Weabonga, NSW. The living was hard, but the job was incredibly sweet

49 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The Weabonga lessons

Myth and Legend — Kate Forsyth on the dark origins of beloved fairytales

The stories which preceded modern iterations of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood were often much more disturbing (R)

51 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Myth and Legend — Kate Forsyth on the dark origins of beloved fairytales

Myth and Legend — Battles, fairie curses and the evil eye: why old Irish tales still delight us

Irish novelist Paedar O'Guilin weaves old myths into startling new stories (R)

59 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Myth and Legend — Battles, fairie curses and the evil eye: why old Irish tales still delight us

Myth and Legend — the creation of Wonder Woman

Historian Jill Lepore untangles the secret history of one of the 20th Century's most striking superheroes. She explains the myths, politics and eccentric genius behind behind the Wonder Woman story

49 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Myth and Legend — the creation of Wonder Woman

Myth and Legend — Neil Gaiman on classic Norse mythology

Neil explores some of the stories from Nordic mythology which have captivated him since childhood (R)

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Myth and Legend — Neil Gaiman on classic Norse mythology

Myth and Legend — the monsters and morals of Sarah Perry

Sarah'slife took a gothic turn as she crafted her version of Melmoth (R)

52 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Myth and Legend — the monsters and morals of Sarah Perry

The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven

Comedian and writer John Doyle was raised in a mining town in a music-loving Catholic family. Behind closed doors, his family life was often turbulent, as his sister Jen had been born profoundly autistic at a time when the condition had no name

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The dark Lithgow childhood of Rampaging Roy Slaven

The world of the holocaust's 'hide-away' children

Author Bart van Es with the story of the young Jewish girl Lien de Jong, hidden by Bart's Dutch grandparents during WWII when they joined the resistance

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The world of the holocaust's 'hide-away' children

Bronze age pigs and ancient dingoes — stories from the bones

How zooarchaeologist Melanie Fillios uses the remains and fossils of animals, including dingoes, to understand more about ancient humans

51 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Bronze age pigs and ancient dingoes — stories from the bones
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