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.

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 51m. Bisher sind 1531 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint täglich
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Inside the dictator's mind


Frank Dikotter on the common personality traits of Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao and other twentieth century dictators


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Armistice: The Good Friends


The story of two men who fought for different sides on the western front, and an unexpected friendship between their descendants (R)


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Talking magpies, grieving tawny frogmouths and canny galahs


Gisela Kaplan fell under the spell of birds when hand-rearing a magpie nestling. After it learned to speak, she was so intrigued she switched careers and began her research into avian behaviour. Her many books on Australian native birds have been ground-breaking


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Finding new ways to grow old


After both her parents died young, Charlotte Wood grew up believing she would never grow old. When she reached her 50s, she began to ask some big questions about aging


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My second family is in Vanuatu


Physiotherapist Sky Fosbrooke’s stint as a volunteer health worker led to a deep attachment to the people of a small South Santo village


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David McAllister: a life in dance


David McAllister grew up in Perth in the 1970s, where being a 'ballet boy' was a kind of social death. He grew up to become one of the world's best ballet dancers


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


The outrageous story of a group of financiers from a poor and damp island on the outer rim of Europe, who created a private company that became the biggest military and political power in all of India


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Archie Roach: turning spirit into song


Archie tells of writing Took the Children Away and playing it in public for the first time, of his belated reunion with his siblings, and his love story with Ruby Hunter


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Di Morrissey and the tragedy on Lovett Bay


Di Morrissey grew up in a tiny village only accessible by rowboat with Chips Rafferty and Dorothea Mackellar as neighbours. In 1954, a terrible accident on Lovett Bay changed everything


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The writer and the Prince


While fleeing the aftermath of a failed marriage, Hilary McPhee accepted a job in Jordan to write the autobiography of a Hashemite Prince. Living alone for the first time, she was plunged into extreme loneliness


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