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Intimate long-form conversations with writers sharing what drives them to tell their stories. Going beyond the press tour Q&As to discuss how their experiences and beliefs shape who they are and the tales they tell. Featuring authors, journalists, screenwriters, comedians and more, Conversations With Writers is published monthly.

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Intimate long-form conversations with writers sharing what drives them to tell their stories. Going beyond the press tour Q&As to discuss how their experiences and beliefs shape who they are and the tales they tell. Featuring authors, journalists, screenwriters, comedians and more, Conversations With Writers is published monthly.

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Latest release on Oct 09, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Dr Sarah Edelman & Louise Remond - Fighting Teen Anxiety with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

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According to recent studies, one in four young people are at risk of serious mental illness. The issues of body image, coping with stress, school and studying identified as the key drivers of concern.
In response, Clinical Psychologists Dr Sarah Edelman and Louise Remond have authored Good Thinking - a teenager's guide to managing stress and emotions using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). An evidence based guide to changing how teenagers think to improve the way they feel.
In conversation Sarah and Louise discuss the multiplying issues affecting teens today, the impacts of comparisons in a world of instagrammers, the terrible power of perception over reality and most critically, how to quickly acquire the skills to challenge anxiety, depression and anger.
Sarah is the best selling author of Change Your Thinking and Louise was for many years the professional voice of Dolly Doctor in that bastion of teen advice Dolly magazine.

Aug 05 2017

43mins

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Rank #2: Patti Miller - Remembering Memoir

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Patti Miller is one of Australia’s most successful memoirists. The author of several best-selling award-winning biographies and autobiographies, capturing the cultures, legacies and life-stories of herself and hundreds of others.

Patti has recently published Writing True Stories and in conversation discusses her discovery of memoir; the unreliable narrator of memory; the richness of uncovering the Australian indigenous culture and the memoirs of white settlers.

Writing true Stories is available in stores and online now.

Sep 01 2017

40mins

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Rank #3: Chris Hammer - Scrublands secrets & violent anniversaries

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Chris Hammer’s best-selling debut thriller Scrublands is set in the sun-ravaged heart of regional Australia. Chris is a former foreign correspondent and political journalist and has stolen from his real-life experiences to inform this bold addition to the outback noir genre. In conversation we delve into his connections to the towns of Australia's bush, and discuss what drove him to steer his story through the eyes of a PTSD-affected protagonist. This is a slight change in pace for our conversation series as we spend much of our time exploring the writing of the book, instead of the author himself.

Sep 02 2018

38mins

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Rank #4: R.A. Spratt - Writing TV Comedy & Global Kids Book Success

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International bestseller R.A Spratt is the creator of the Friday Barnes and Nanny Piggins kids book series. With a love of the absurd and a rapid-fire wit, Rachel started her career writing political comedy before making the unexpected leap into kids TV and becoming a global writing star. In conversation, Rachel shares how 10 jokes broke her into writing for Good News Week; the black humour of the Clinton era; the joys of writing for a boisterous anarchic pig; how to break the rules of kids TV; and where the clues for an 11 year old girl detective come from. The very funny and engaging R.A Spratt can be found on Twitter: @RASPratt and via her website: www.raspratt.com

Dec 13 2017

46mins

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Rank #5: Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons & the Birth of Online Film News

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Garth Franklin has been at the forefront of online film criticism for the past 20 years, breaking news via scoops, leaks and non-disclosure breaches from every corner of the Hollywood system. His news and reviews site Dark Horizons changed the way studios engaged with online media and established new release and feedback models across the publicity and production industries. In conversation, Garth also discusses his recent treatises on masculinity in film. Garth can be found at www.darkhorizons.com.
NOTE: Apologies for the sound issues on this episode. An unfortunate accident we couldn't repair on this rare occassion.

Sep 17 2017

39mins

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Rank #6: Alan Baxter - Writing & Fighting

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Multi-award winner Alan Baxter fills his dark urban horror thrillers with realistic violence from first-hand experience. The author having spent a lifetime training and teaching Kung Fu. In conversation Alan provides an insight to his love of mashing genres and writing across formats; how the cowardice of bullies drove him towards competitive martial arts; and we tap into the injustice of losing loved ones while the less deserving live on. Alan can be found via Twitter @alanbaxter

Aug 19 2017

47mins

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Rank #7: JP Pomare - Psychology of Suspense

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JP Pomare's breakout suspense thriller Call Me Evie plays with the issues of memory and trauma, drawing heavily from psychological theory to inform his many twists and character motivations. In conversation we take a deep dive into his life experiences and studies, dissecting the darker edges of memory and the human psyche.

Apr 02 2019

39mins

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Rank #8: John Connell - Irish Legends & Nazi Cows

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Talking Celtic legends, Nazi history, the circle of life and the story of the Irish Thor, John Connell's The Cow Book tells the critical role of the cow in history and his own life working the family farm in Ireland. This is a fascinating, fun and very personal exploration of Irish traditions. John is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, author and journalist. You can follow John on Twitter @jconnelj2

Mar 01 2019

48mins

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Rank #9: Michael Robotham - Cowards, Killers & Thrillers

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Multi-million copy bestselling thriller author Michael Robotham in a deeply personal conversation about his fear of failure, the badge of journalism, the driving force of his father, and the power of sharing your story. A surprising and intimate insight into one of the world's favourite thriller writers. Michael's latest book is The Other Wife.

Aug 10 2018

52mins

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Rank #10: Jay Kristoff - NYT Bestselling Sci-Fi

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Jay Kristoff has consistently topped the New York Times Bestseller list with his Science Fiction and Fantasy works, often using the genres to address real world issues of slavery, race, class divide and political injustice.
Jay's latest series is LIFELIKE, a fast-paced action tale set in a post-apocalyptic world, questioning the ethics of giving life to robots and demanding they live to serve.In conversation we discuss the responsibility of building worlds; the value of sensitivity readers; how not to swear; and the power of science fiction to call for social change.Jay is the author of the Lotus War series, Nevernight series and co-author of the phenomenally successful Illuminae series with Amie Kaufman. Lifelike is the first in a new YA Sc-Fi trilogy.Jay can be found on twitter @misterkristoff

Jul 01 2018

45mins

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Rank #11: Bridie Jabour - Millennials, Marriage & Mother Issues

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Journalist Bridie Jabour's debut novel "The Way Things Should Be" is a fierce & amusing deconstruction of millennial angst & mother issues, questioning what it takes to get, be & stay married amid a family in constant disarray. In conversation we reflect on Bridie's own family; becoming a hashtag when the Prime Minister tells you to "calm down"; the bad wrap of the millennial generation; and the influences that have forged her journalism career. 
You can find Bridie's writing at the Guardian Australia and follow her on Twitter: @bkjabour

Jun 17 2018

38mins

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Rank #12: Professor Toby Walsh - Killer Robots & Artificial Intelligence

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Professor Toby Walsh is one of the world's leading researchers in Artificial Intelligence & recently returned from lobbying the UN to ban lethal autonomous weapons, aka Killer Robots.In his book "It's Alive", Toby considers the broader societal and philosophical questions of what happens when robots think and will they really fill our battlefields, take our jobs and eventually rule the world. You can follow Professor Toby Walsh on Twitter @tobywalsh

Jun 02 2018

44mins

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Rank #13: Eileen Ormsby - Murder-For-Hire on the Dark Web

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Journalist Eileen Ormsby was accused of running the world's most successful Murder-For-Hire website, following her investigation into the scams, drug markets and hurtcore sites of the Dark Web. Working with white-hat hackers, Eileen has become an authority on the darkest areas of this hidden online world, exposing the vices, blackmail and murders conducted away from the spying eyes of the global security services. Everything is true. Eileen's book The Darkest Web is available now and Eileen can be found at her website www.allthingsvice.com

May 18 2018

46mins

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Rank #14: Caroline Baum - Only The Lonely

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Journalist and author Caroline Baum's memoir 'Only' is a fascinating insight into growing up an only child in a world of privilege to controlling parents. In conversation Caroline shares the conspiracy of being the lost child of JFK; how MI5 & the KGB came to sit outside her London home; & the challenges of being the precious cargo of immigrant parents escaping their own secretive worlds of grief. This is an intimate and long conversation exploring Caroline's life and the techniques used to capture it.

Apr 15 2018

56mins

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Rank #15: Duncan McNab - Sydney's Unsolved Gay Murders

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Up to 80 gay men were murdered along Sydney's beaches during the 70s, 80s & 90s, with their cases remaining unsolved or excused as suicides. Duncan McNab's award winning 'Getting Away With Murder' digs into the stunningly dark history of a homophobic NSW Police Force & the numerous cases of poor judgement, lost evidence & miscarriages of justice committed at a peak of anti-gay violence in the harbour city. Duncan is a former police officer, journalist and the author of 10 non-fiction true-crime tomes to date. Duncan can be found on Twitter @duncanmcnab

Feb 22 2018

43mins

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