Better Reading Podcast

Better Reading Podcast

Australia

Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

Episodes

Jamila Rizvi  

Cheryl Akle and Jamila Rizvi discuss Canberra, women in the workplace, and Jamila's new book, 'Not Just Lucky'. 

Wendy James and Jaye Ford  

Cheryl Akle talks with authors Wendy James and Jaye Ford about their friendship, crime fiction, and differing writing processes. 

Jenevieve Chang  

Cheryl Akle and Jenevieve Chang discuss youth, racism, and Jenevieve's book 'The Good Girl Of China Town'. 

Michael Robotham  

Cheryl Akle and Michael Robotham talk about ghostwriting, crime fiction and Michael's new book, 'The Secrets She Keeps'. 

Monica McInerney  

Cheryl Akle and Monica McInerney discuss family, the journey into writing, and Monica's most recent book, 'The Trip of a Lifetime'. 

Rebecca Huntley  

Cheryl Akle talks with social researcher Rebecca Huntley about social trends, Pauline Hanson, and what the hell is going on in the world. 

Jeffery Deaver  

Cheryl Akle and Jeffery Deaver discuss crime writing, cooking and Jeffery's Lincoln Rhyme thriller, 'The Burial Hour'. 

Stephanie and Sebastian Smee  

Translator Stephanie and Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian talk with Cheryl Akle about growing up in the Smee household. They reflect on their parents, language, and their own careers. 

Jane Hutcheon  

Cheryl Akle talks to Jane Hutcheon about her time in China, chinese orphanages, and her book 'China Baby Love'. 

Julie Randall  

Cheryl Akle and Julie Randall talk about Julie's cancer diagnosis, her treatment in America, and her book Patient 71. 

Kirstie Clements  

Cheryl Akle talks to former editor in chief of Vogue Australia Kirstie Clements about her career, fashion publishing, and fashion's influence on body image. 

 

Jenny Valentish  

Cheryl Akle and Jenny Valentish talk about the drives behind addiction, how that differs between men and women, and Jenny's book 'Woman Of Substances: A Journey Into Addiction And Treatment'. 

Caroline Brothers  

Cheryl Akle and Caroline Brothers discuss working abroad, how journalism has changed, historical fiction, and Caroline's new novel 'The Memory Stones'. 

Sara Foster  

Cheryl Akle and Sara Foster talk about the transition from editor to author, writing professionaly, and Sara's new book 'The Hidden Hours'. 

Anabel Pandiella  

Anabel Pandiella is the Marketing and PR director for Simon and Schuster Australia. Cheryl Akle and Anabel discuss career, how book publishing has changed, and the essential nature of the story. 

Louisa Hope - Part 2  

This is Part 2 of a conversation between Cheryl Akle and Lindt Cafe seige survivor Louisa Hope. The conversation explores where leadership came from on the day, group dynamics under adversity, and Louisa's own experience of the day and the years following. 

Louisa Hope - Part 1  

This is Part 1 of a conversation between Cheryl Akle and Lindt Cafe seige survivor Louisa Hope. The conversation explores where leadership came from on the day, group dynamics under adversity, and Louisa's own experience of the day and the years following. 

Tim Costello - Podcast #17  

Cheryl Akle and Tim Costello discuss the value of faith, the nature of extremism, and Tim’s new book ‘Faith: Embracing Life In All Its Uncertainty'.

Heather Rose - Podcast #16  

Cheryl Akle and Heather Rose talk about winning the Stella Prize, the future of the Arts in Australia, and Heather’s new book ‘The Museum Of Modern Love’.

Colson Whitehead - Podcast #15  

Cheryl Akle and Colson Whitehead discuss the writing process, what it was like to end up on Barack Obama’s summer reading list, and Colson’s new book 'The Underground Railroad'.

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