The Conversation Hour podcast

The Conversation Hour podcast


On the Conversation Hour, you'll get to know great Australian and international guests as they share their stories with Jon Faine.


The Conversation Hour: Kevin Bridges and Richard Cornish  

Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges on performing for Barak Obama and why he hates the sound of money inserted into a pool table. Food writer Richard Cornish considers culinary curiosities. And co-host Toltu Tufa is about to qualify for a very special badge.

The Conversation Hour: Bennelong and Albert Namatjira  

Stephen Page on Bangarra's new work about Bennelong, and Sophia Marinos and Scott Rankin on the life of artist Albert Namatjira and the campaign to restore copyright on his work to his family.

The Conversation Hour: Dr Clare Wright, Paul Little, Jane Hansen, Don Farrands  

Paul Little and Jane Hansen discuss their $3.5m gift to the State Library; Don Farrands tells why he wrote his grandfather's WWI story.

The Conversation Hour: Dr Andrea Carson, Robert Fisk  

Robert Fisk has spent more than forty years covering the Middle East and reporting from the region's wars.

The Conversation Hour: Ranjana Srivastava, Shashi Tharoor, Sam Dastyari  

Author and Indian MP Shashi Tharoor on "the real story of the British in India"; Australian Senator Sam Dastyari on his fall from grace.

The Conversation Hour: Benson Saulo, Micah White, Hannah Kent  

Micah White is one of the founders of Occupy Wall Street but has declared 'the end of protest as we know it'; Hannah Kent is a multi-award winning and much-loved Australian author.

The Conversation Hour: Bram Presser, Omar Musa, Stephen Dupont  

Three story-tellers: a family's tale of survival, a childhood telling yarns on the steps of the flats, and a close-up view of the horrors of war.

The Conversation Hour: Lauren Rosewarne, Anna Broinowski, Rutger Bregman  

Filmmaker Anna Broiniwski on the rise, fall and rise of Australian senator Pauline Hanson; Rutger Bregman on his case for universal basic income.

The Conversation Hour: Robert Dessaix, Kim Scott, Sheila Fitzpatrick, Paco Pena  

The Conversation Hour brings you a Melbourne Writers Festival special; with a special appearance by guitar virtuoso Paco Pena.

The Conversation Hour: Tracee Hutchison, Brian Vaughton and Richard Allen  

Hear about the band that changed the face of Australian music and the game that can offer a 'window into your soul'.

The Conversation Hour: Sophie Black, Stephen Jones, Katie Somerville, Jennifer Down  

Celebrated milliner Stephen Jones and Australian novelist Jennifer Down reflect on their shared creative processes.

The Conversation Hour: Peter Mattessi, Geoffrey Rush, Osamah Sami  

Film icon Geoffrey Rush and emerging star Osamah Sami discuss their new films.

The Conversation Hour: Shivali Nayak, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, Ande Somby  

Two singers share with us their distinct cultural traditions: South Indian Carnatic music and the vocal art of yoiking.

The Conversation Hour: Sally Warhaft, Judith Brett, Paul Strangio, Shaun Carney  

Our guests reflect on Australia's second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin, and the shifting demands of Australian leadership.

The Conversation Hour: Bruce Esplin, Daniel Monks, Don Barnby, Paul Field  

Our guests discuss recovery and resilience when faced with life-changing traumatic events.

The Conversation Hour: Deborah Conway, Jason Smith, Iain Grandage  

Raf and co-host Deborah Conway chat with their guests about art in the You Yangs and music in Port Fairy.

The Conversation Hour: Indian Film Festival of Melbourne  

The stars of IFFM live from the foyer of the ABC with a studio audience.

The Conversation Hour: Ben Elton's new Australian film Three Summers  

Damien Leith sings Elvis gospel, and Ben Elton's movie premieres at the Melbourne International Film Festival

The Conversation Hour: Gail Kelly with Christine Nixon  

Former Westpac CEO Gail Kelly on leadership. Filmmaker Piers Mussared on virtual reality.

The Conversation Hour: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton  

A new Treehouse book as we celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day

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