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Richard Fidler

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Richard Fidler finds the travelers, rulers and storytellers of the Islamic Golden Age

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast

Long before the Lonely Planet writers, long before missionaries, adventurers, or even the Crusaders — the Muslim travelers of the Islamic Golden Age, traveled the roads of the early kingdoms, holding to the Quranic commandment "Go about the earth and look".They were curious, prized practical geography but also embraced storytelling in the most wonderful way: the poet and traveller Abu Dular said "My adventurous soul finds peace in alien things, not in the comfort of the known world".When broadcaster Richard Fidler was himself unable to find peace in alien things due to the pandemic, his adventurous soul took him into these historical records, piecing together a picture of that lost world.And in the Drawing Room, Richard talks about his resulting book, The Book of Roads and Kingdoms.


20 Oct 2022

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CONVERSATIONS without Richard Fidler

The Chaser Report

To continue our Podcast Swearing-In Week we have kidnapped Richard Fidler and commandeered his award-winning podcast 'Conversations'. Joined by Andrew Hansen, Charles and Dom take a look at where all Sydney's drugs are going, and debate whether it should be illegal for world leader's to dance. You can lose the ads and get more content! Become a Chaser Report VIP member at http://apple.co/thechaser OR https://plus.acast.com/s/the-chaser-report. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


22 Aug 2022

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Richard Fidler & Ramona Koval

Sydney Writers' Festival

Journalist and author Caroline Baum (Only) joins two of Australia’s favourite broadcasters and authors for a whirlwind of a conversation comprising incredible stories, curious characters, robots, alchemy and hyper-optimism. Host of ABC’s Conversations Richard Fidler has turned his love affair with Prague into a personally curated history – The Golden Maze – a work that is both a biography of a city and the stories and people that define it. Former host of ABC Radio National’s The Book Show Ramona Koval recently embarked on a global quest to better understand the ingenuity, science and tales that make us human in A Letter to Layla. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


3 Dec 2021

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Space Podyssey with Ben Ellwood and Richard Fidler - Children of Men Part 2

Big Squid with Justin Hamilton

Welcome to part 2 of the 2-part exploration of the brilliant Children of Men. This episode sees the return of ABC broadcaster and author Richard Fidler as he joins Hammo and Ben Ellwood on their Space Podyssey journey. The Big Squid podcast is the presenter of this science fiction limited series. Bonus Squid - Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 14mins

26 Nov 2021

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Space Podyssey with Ben Ellwood and Richard Fidler - Children of Men Part 1

Big Squid with Justin Hamilton

The latest episode in the Big Squid science fiction mini-series Space Podyssey welcomes not only comedian Ben Ellwood back to the podcast but also author and ABC broadcaster Richard Fidler. Today's episode is part 1 of a 2-part exploration of the brilliant Children of Men. Bonus Squid - Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 21mins

25 Nov 2021

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StoryFest 2021 "The Golden Maze" - Richard Fidler & Nicole Abadee


The Golden Maze - Richard Fidler in conversation with Nicole Abadee Richard Fidler first visited Prague in 1989, the moment in history when the decrepit police state was being overthrown by its people in what became known as the Velvet Revolution. The experience never left him. Thirty years later, Fidler returned to Prague to uncover the glorious and grotesque history of Europe's most instagrammed and uncanny city. And, in his inimitable style, he has brought story and history together in a personally curated history of one of the world’s most magical cities, Prague. Beloved ABC broadcaster and bestselling author of Ghost Empire and Saga Land, Richard Fidler joins Nicole Abadee in conversation about his passion for Prague and his passion for story. SHOW NOTES Storyfest Web - https://www.storyfest.org.au/ Facebook / Twitter / Instagram - @storyfestinc Richard Fidler Web - http://www.richard-fidler.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/rfidler Nicole Abadee Web - https://www.nicoleabadee.com.au/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/nicoleabadee Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nicoleabadee/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nicole.abadee LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-abadee-5789677b/ Buy The Golden Maze from your local bookstore or online here.

1hr 3mins

18 Nov 2021

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S03E04 Richard Fidler Meeting the Stars

Discover Energy Work

Meeting Richard Fidler on YouTube was great. His videos on Astrology were calm explained and I felt a connection straight away. He's an expert of western and Vedic astrology and I wanted to know how he got into it. His story is here as useful advice and opinions. Subscribe to him on YouTube for a great astrology information. Please subscribe to Discover Energy Work - I am on YouTube, Facebook and as a Podcast.


11 Jun 2021

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Bill Birtles, Yun Jiang & Richard Fidler | The China Puzzle

Ideas at the House

Against the context of growing hostilities between President Xi Jinping's government and the west, nationalist agendas across the board, shocking stories about the abuse of the Uyghur population, trade wars and diplomatic flare-ups, this tightening of the flow of information sparked international alarm. But with unacceptable racism against Asians in the west on the rise, and China's global influence and economic power growing ever stronger, how do we think about the complicated China question? Listen to former ABC China correspondent Bill Birtles and China specialist Yun Jiang for this timely discussion recorded in the Playhouse and moderated by Richard Fidler. - Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 17mins

31 May 2021

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AWW21 The Golden Maze - Richard Fidler

Adelaide Writers' Week

In Richard Fidler’s love letter to the city of Prague, The Golden Maze: A Biography of Prague, he describes it as a city “written in pencil, erased, rewritten and erased again... a fabulous palimpsest of stories.” Richard interweaves his own visits, experiences and impressions of Prague with its broader history, giving us a brilliant living portrait of a city of fairy tales, violent crusades and dark secrets. His passion and love for the city infuse the pages of a book that captures its very essence. Chaired by David Sly


24 Mar 2021

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Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

Georgina Godwin speaks to celebrated Australian writer and broadcaster Richard Fidler, best known for presenting ‘Conversations’ on ABC Radio, which is one of the most popular podcasts in the country. Having also forged a successful writing career, Fiddler’s latest book, ‘The Golden Maze’, is about the fascinating history of Prague.


21 Feb 2021