Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
It’s longform interviewing done right, with significant time and energy invested in production, delivering the ABC’s consistently most downloaded podcast. Formerly named for its only host, Conversations with Richard Fidler, it’s since been rebranded Conversations accounting for new co-host Sarah Kanowski. Both are adept at cutting the crap and gracefully digging deeper – and finding the unique and untold aspects of a person’s story (with the help of a dedicated team and a well-oiled pre-interview process).
Fidler worked with his founding producer Pam O’Brien for over a decade, and has attributed the quality of the show to their great presenter/producer relationship – and the work of its Brisbane-based team of producers. Despite personnel changes in recent years, the show remains a stalwart of Australian public broadcasting and a treasured opportunity to spend time with a stranger.