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On the eighth episode of the podcast we talk to Gillian Terzis about her impossible dream, Fatima Sehbai about the art of the fable and Peter Rose reads his award-wining poem  >

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In a new piece of memoir, Sophie Quick encounters more than one kind of weird

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Drew Rooke speaks to the locals of threatened Sydney suburb Millers Point

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On his eightieth birthday, poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe muses on tattoed ladies, triangulation and growing up Europhile

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In new memoir, Kerstin Lindros explores her family’s past and the legacy of East Germany

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Stories from the projection room with Aaron Hawke

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Maria Kyriacou recalls the pain and uncertainty surrounding her double mastectomy

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A transfusion in hospital leads Peter Sutton to reflect on memories of blood

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Patrick McCaughey experiences the majesty of central Australia

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Trapped with a mad ufologist, Sofia Stefanovic finds an unlikely love story

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Howard Goldenburg relives the battle for a patient’s life

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Ailsa Wild’s memories of learning to be a better clown under the jeering and playful direction of Monsier Philippe Gaulier

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Christie Nieman on the intimacy of books

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Antonia Hayes reflects on a difficult diagnosis

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Luke Ryan writes about his scars as ‘the permanent memorials to the wounds of the past’

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Lorna Hendry’s astonishing first week in the remote West Australian community, Imintji.

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Hilary McPhee reflects upon her archived past: a large number of boxes in her laundry

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Ellena Savage shares her experience of Bougainville

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On several visits to Angola Jill Jolliffe learnt about imprisonment, fear, war, rigged elections and children’s toys

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Marcia Jacobs visits Berlin years after the Holocaust to make sense of her family’s painful past

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Jessie Cole grapples with her family’s painful past

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Kathryn Freeman on lessons learned from mentoring a young boy in Vietnam

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Hila Shachar remembers a friend and reflects on the power of touch in situations of grief

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Rachel Buchanan on watching a loved one begin a new life on The Street

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Hilary McPhee remembers the extraordinary Betty Burstall

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Kim Mahood visits a site of historical trauma to hear the stories it harbours

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Julian Davies builds a home from scratch in the Australian bush

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Yolande Norris talks about Canberra as home

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Sonya Voumard remembers her time as a young journalist in Canberra

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Linda Judge’s memoir on growing up with Kew Cottages at her family’s doorstep

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A journey to Macondo to find Garcia Márquez’s world

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Feeling lucky? Maybe you really are. No, really.

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There is no hereafter by Paul Williams

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Ronnie Scott visits Croatia in search of a chiropractic of the psyche and a good spray tan

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Tropical humidity, murky crocodile-infested lakes, frogs and mud, and an isolated snack stop in the middle-of-nowhere

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Zoe Barron on what it means to place Australian feet on foreign land. Do we travel just to know the rest of the world exists?

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Barry Pearce shares excerpts from his diary written on his journey of homage to the master of urban vision, Jeffrey Smart

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John Kinsella writes about a life spent between Jam Tree Gully and Cambridge and the contrasts between the two

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Lily Keil is escorted off the Trans-Siberian and forced to place her trust in a helpful stranger

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Ruth Melville shares the experience of entering another’s world when it’s nearing its end.

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Simon Castles debates which was scarier: young love or the Cold War.

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Elmo Keep on what it’s like to really lose it.

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Jane Montgomery Griffiths finds love in Sophocles.

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Mark Dapin reveals that life as a columnist isn’t always a bed of roses.

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Don Miller remembers 1950s Melbourne, bristling with life, art and new discoveries.

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Mike Ladd tries to fill in the gaps with his long-absent son

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Reading Doris Lessing by Melanie Joosten.

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Old Copmanhurst, a memoir from Gillian Mears

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David Scheel on the joys and sorrows of growing up in a passionate Jewish family

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Artist Rod Moss journey’s to the Hart’s Ranges in the name of healing.

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Whose Purpose I Don’t Know by Antonia Pont

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Patrick McCaughey on life by the Quinnipiac River.

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As a young journalist in 1989 Sonya Voumard moved to Queensland, and discovered a strange and unfamiliar land

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Rachel Buchanan learns to read the many moods of the road.

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Dave Graney travels to the Coco Islands and considers never coming back.

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Growing up in Uriarra, Memoir from Jemimah Widdicombe

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Lindsay Tanner remembers the music that made him.

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Elmo Keep remembers repeatedly not reading American Psycho

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Lorelei Vasthi returns to Istanbul, home of bridge metaphors and ambiguous compliments.

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John McKenzie’s honest account of living with, and through, cancer.

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Bryony Cosgrove lives through a diagnosis and says no to all things pink.

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Angelina Mirabito recalls moving from Chelsea to Parkville and a into another. life