Conversations with Richard Fidler

Conversations with Richard Fidler

Australia

Spend an hour in someone else's life each weekday. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.

Episodes

Ross McKenzie: the role of plants in animal deaths and disease  

Veterinary pathologist Ross McKenzie studies the toxicity of plants

Shipwreck survivor Michael Doleman  

It took Michael Doleman more than 40 years to share his experience of surviving a shipwreck

Stan Grant's Australian dream  

Journalist Stan Grant returns with his vision for an integrated Australia

Mapping the miniscule: fly scientist Christine Lambkin  

Mapping the miniscule: fly scientist Christine Lambkin

A late reunion: Susannah McFarlane and her mother Robin  

As an adult Susannah decided she needed to get to know her birth mother, Robin

Jeff Kennett on the most important work of his life  

After leaving politics, Jeff Kennett began his work in mental health.

Horses: a story collection  

Exploring the bond between people and their horses

Bill Bailey: seriously funny amateur naturalist  

Bill Bailey is a seriously funny amateur naturalist

Journalist Madeleine O'Dea on the rise of new China's subversive artists  

Journalist Madeleine O'Dea on the rise of new China's subversive artists

John Cann the snake man  

John Cann has survived snake bites and crocodile-infested rivers

Jon Ronson: what it's like to be publicly shamed  

Jon Ronson on public shaming in the digital age (R)

Dr Jessica Grisham takes us inside Obsessive Compulsive Disorders  

Dr Jessica Grisham: the torment of OCD is treatable

Nutritionist Rosemary Stanton on finding life outside a religious sect  

Rosemary Stanton and her family had to break from a religious sect before she could attend university.

Mary Norris: The New Yorker's queen of commas  

Mary Norris: The New Yorker's queen of commas (R)

Mark Tedeschi on the man who fought for justice at Myall Creek  

Mark Tedeschi has written a book about one of the most shocking crimes in Australian history, the Myall Creek Massacre.

Dick Braithwaite on coming to terms with his father's history  

Dick Braithwaite's father survived the greatest single atrocity committed against Australians in war (R)

Mandyam Srinivasan on birds, bees and intelligent machines  

Mandyam Srinivasan: how the birds and the bees are revolutionising flying and robotics

Paul Stevenson's act of conscience: exposing Australia's detention centres on Nauru  

Paul Stevenson's act of conscience: blowing the whistle on Australia's detention centres on Nauru

Mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital  

Avi is revolutionising the image of traditional folk instrument, the mandolin.

Barbara Heath: making new jewellery from old stories  

Barbara is regarded as one of Australia's best contemporary jewellers. (R)

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