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

Tim Ferguson: why comedy is not just for laughs  

Tim Ferguson: why comedy is not just for laughs (R)

Christine Bryden is defying and re-defining dementia  

Christine Bryden: inside the experience of younger-onset dementia (R)

Alan Alda on bringing science to the stage  

Actor Alan Alda has devoted his life to making science more broadly accessible (R)

Gregory Smith's re-introduction to the world  

After years of homelessness, and extreme seclusion, Gregory Smith walked himself into the wider world (R)

Author Jeanette Winterson on making peace with the past  

Jeanette Winterson endured a difficult childhood to become one of Britain's most successful writers (R)

Julee-Anne Bell on seeing with sonar  

Julee-Anne Bell uses a form of echo-location to navigate her way around the world (R)

Kevin O'Hare's life in dance: from commanding the spotlight, to directing The Royal Ballet  

Kevin O'Hare made the leap from ballet star to ballet company director

Kevin O'Hare's life in dance: from commanding the spotlight, to directing The Royal Ballet  

Kevin O'Hare made the leap from ballet star to ballet company director

Mireille Juchau on her grandmother's escape from Nazi Germany  

Mireille's grandmother fled Nazi Germany with a husband she barely knew.

Egyptologist Melanie Pitkin: unearthing the everyday lives of Ancient Egyptians  

Egyptologist Melanie Pitkin explains why archaeology is more grit than glamour

Carmel O'Brien: on the frontline of domestic violence  

Carmel O'Brien has spent decades on the frontline of domestic violence

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 Leuba  

As an adult Susannah felt she needed to meet 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

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