The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation
154. Harry Garside on boxing, ballet and masculinity

154. Harry Garside on boxing, ballet and masculinity

September 14, 2021

154. Harry Garside on boxing, ballet and masculinity.

153. John Safran on comedy, constraints & creativity

153. John Safran on comedy, constraints & creativity

September 2, 2021

153. John Safran on comedy, constraints & creativity. 

You can check out John's new book 'Puff Piece' here.

Photo credit: Penguin Random House.

Markus Zusak on stories that mean everything (Rebroadcast)

Markus Zusak on stories that mean everything (Rebroadcast)

August 26, 2021

Markus Zusak on stories that mean everything (Rebroadcast).

Hugh Mackay on the Golden Rule and the Positivity Trap (Rebroadcast)

Hugh Mackay on the Golden Rule and the Positivity Trap (Rebroadcast)

August 19, 2021

Hugh Mackay on the Golden Rule and the Positivity Trap (Rebroadcast). 

Note that this episode contains some discussion of the share of people reporting 'No religion' in the Australian Census. The correct figures were 22.3% in the 2011 Census (which listed 'No religion' last), and 30.1% in the 2016 Census (which listed 'No religion' first).

Jono Lineen explains why walking makes us wise (Rebroadcast)

Jono Lineen explains why walking makes us wise (Rebroadcast)

August 12, 2021

Jono Lineen explains why walking makes us wise (Rebroadcast). 

To mark The Good Life reaching 150 episodes, we're conducting a listener survey.

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152. Jill Stark on breakdowns and breakthroughs

152. Jill Stark on breakdowns and breakthroughs

August 5, 2021

152. Jill Stark on breakdowns and breakthroughs. 

If this episode raises issues for you, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

To mark The Good Life reaching 150 episodes, we're conducting a listener survey.

The survey is HERE . It will take you about three minutes, and gives you a chance to suggest who you'd like to hear from in future episodes.

Thanks in advance for sharing your insights and helping shape future episodes. 

151. John Bell on leadership lessons from Shakespeare

151. John Bell on leadership lessons from Shakespeare

July 29, 2021

John Bell on leadership lessons from Shakespeare.

To mark The Good Life reaching 150 episodes, we're conducting a listener survey.

The survey is HERE . It will take you about three minutes, and gives you a chance to suggest who you'd like to hear from in future episodes.

Thanks in advance for sharing your insights and helping shape future episodes. 

(Photo: Naomi Hamilton)

150. Rhiannon Evans on lessons from Ancient Rome

150. Rhiannon Evans on lessons from Ancient Rome

July 22, 2021

150. Rhiannon Evans on lessons from Ancient Rome.

To mark The Good Life's 150th episode, we're conducting a listener survey.

The survey is HERE . It will take you about three minutes, and gives you a chance to suggest who you'd like to hear from in future episodes.

Thanks in advance for sharing your insights and helping shape future episodes. 

N.B. Rhiannon's podcast is "Emperors of Rome", available here.

Rhiannon's publications include "Utopia Antiqua" and "Caesar's triumphs over Gaul and Rome" (with Sarah Midford). The latter is available for free download here.

Linda Burney on love, loss, racism and hope (Rebroadcast)

Linda Burney on love, loss, racism and hope (Rebroadcast)

July 8, 2021

Linda Burney on love, loss, racism and hope (Rebroadcast).

Sisonke Msimang on exile and home, hatred and belonging (Rebroadcast).

Sisonke Msimang on exile and home, hatred and belonging (Rebroadcast).

July 1, 2021

Sisonke Msimang on exile and home, hatred and belonging.

You can find out more about Sisonke, her recent book Always Another Country, and her other writing here.

149. Turia Pitt on triathlons, beauty and happiness

149. Turia Pitt on triathlons, beauty and happiness

June 24, 2021

149. Turia Pitt on triathlons, beauty and happiness.

 

Check out Turia Pitt's books: Happy & Other Ridiculous Aspirations, Everything to Live For and Unmasked.

148. Rob Hamill on rowing naked across the Atlantic

148. Rob Hamill on rowing naked across the Atlantic

June 17, 2021

148. Rob Hamill on rowing naked across the Atlantic.

If you want to learn more about Rob's adventures, you can check out his Youtube channel 'The Cruising Kiwis' here. Rob is available for speaking engagements here.

147. Natasha Stott Despoja on pathbreaking, changemaking & 80s rock

147. Natasha Stott Despoja on pathbreaking, changemaking & 80s rock

June 10, 2021

147. Natasha Stott Despoja on pathbreaking, changemaking & 80s rock.

Pat Dodson on reconciliation, Catholicism and Yawuru country. (Rebroadcast)

Pat Dodson on reconciliation, Catholicism and Yawuru country. (Rebroadcast)

June 3, 2021

Pat Dodson on reconciliation, Catholicism and Yawuru country.

146. Alice Pung on tragedy, cultural appropriation and the craft of writing

146. Alice Pung on tragedy, cultural appropriation and the craft of writing

May 27, 2021

Alice Pung on tragedy, cultural appropriation and the craft of writing.

You can learn more about Alice Pung's new book 'One Hundred Days' here

Dylan Marron on conversations with people that hate me (Rebroadcast).

Dylan Marron on conversations with people that hate me (Rebroadcast).

May 20, 2021

Dylan Marron on conversations with people that hate me (Rebroadcast).

If you're interested in Dylan's podcast, you can find information here.

145. Juliette Wright on Givit and living life like you cannot fail

145. Juliette Wright on Givit and living life like you cannot fail

May 13, 2021

Juliette Wright on Givit and living life like you cannot fail.

Photo: Glenn Hunt

144. Rodney Vlais on changing men who use family violence

144. Rodney Vlais on changing men who use family violence

May 6, 2021

Rodney Vlais on changing men who use family violence.

Nat Heath on Ironman Triathlons and Indigenous Identity (Rebroadcast)

Nat Heath on Ironman Triathlons and Indigenous Identity (Rebroadcast)

April 29, 2021

Nat Heath on Ironman Triathlons and Indigenous Identity (Rebroadcast).

Jihad Dib on racism, role models and respect (Rebroadcast)

Jihad Dib on racism, role models and respect (Rebroadcast)

April 21, 2021

Jihad Dib on racism, role models and respect (Rebroadcast).

 
 
Lana Sandas on addiction, advocacy and incarceration (Rebroadcast)

Lana Sandas on addiction, advocacy and incarceration (Rebroadcast)

April 15, 2021

Lana Sandas on addiction, advocacy and incarceration (Rebroadcast).

Leigh Sales on luck, doubt, trolls and what makes a great interview (Rebroadcast)

Leigh Sales on luck, doubt, trolls and what makes a great interview (Rebroadcast)

April 1, 2021

Leigh Sales on luck, doubt, trolls and what makes a great interview (Rebroadcast).

Marie Coleman on feminism, trailblazing and a good retirement (Rebroadcast)

Marie Coleman on feminism, trailblazing and a good retirement (Rebroadcast)

March 25, 2021

Marie Coleman on feminism, trailblazing and a good retirement (Rebroadcast).

Maree Crabbe on pornography and gender equality (Rebroadcast)

Maree Crabbe on pornography and gender equality (Rebroadcast)

March 18, 2021

Maree Crabbe on pornography and gender equality.

You can learn more about Maree's work here: www.itstimewetalked.com

143. Rosie Batty on tragedy, pain and purpose

143. Rosie Batty on tragedy, pain and purpose

March 4, 2021

Rosie Batty on tragedy, pain and purpose.

 

You can find information about Rosie's book, 'A Mother's Story' here

142. Clara Tuck Meng Soo on transitions and taking a stand

142. Clara Tuck Meng Soo on transitions and taking a stand

February 25, 2021

 Clara Tuck Meng Soo on transitions and taking a stand.

David Sinclair on the science of anti-ageing (Rebroadcast)

David Sinclair on the science of anti-ageing (Rebroadcast)

February 18, 2021

David Sinclair on the science of anti-ageing (Rebroadcast).

141. Jess Hill on power, control and domestic abuse

141. Jess Hill on power, control and domestic abuse

February 11, 2021

Jess Hill on power, control and domestic abuse.

Cate McGregor on cricket, speechwriting and transitions (Rebroadcast)

Cate McGregor on cricket, speechwriting and transitions (Rebroadcast)

February 4, 2021

Cate McGregor on cricket, speechwriting and transitions (Rebroadcast).

During the conversation, Cate refers to Scyld Berry's account of the January 2016 cricket test match between England and South Africa. You can read that article here.

Jonathan Haidt on the Coddling of the American Mind (Rebroadcast)

Jonathan Haidt on the Coddling of the American Mind (Rebroadcast)

January 28, 2021

Jonathan Haidt on the Coddling of the American Mind (Rebroadcast).

140. Peter Singer on why you should go vegan

140. Peter Singer on why you should go vegan

January 21, 2021

Peter Singer on why you should go vegan.

 

Photo: Alletta Vaandering

139. Alan Finkel on Science, Start-Ups and Success

139. Alan Finkel on Science, Start-Ups and Success

January 14, 2021

Alan Finkel on Science, Start-Ups and Success.

 

Photo: Andre Goosen Boem.

Julia Gillard on friendship, purpose and the cone of silence (Rebroadcast)

Julia Gillard on friendship, purpose and the cone of silence (Rebroadcast)

January 7, 2021

Julia Gillard on friendship, purpose and the cone of silence (Rebroadcast).

Bill Crews on Exodus, Talkback and Compassion (Rebroadcast)

Bill Crews on Exodus, Talkback and Compassion (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2020

Bill Crews on Exodus, Talkback and Compassion (Rebroadcast).

138. Jack Manning Bancroft on Aboriginal Mentoring and the Winning Fallacy

138. Jack Manning Bancroft on Aboriginal Mentoring and the Winning Fallacy

December 17, 2020

Jack Manning Bancroft on Aboriginal Mentoring and the Winning Fallacy.

137. Alannah Hill on the killer heel of utopia

137. Alannah Hill on the killer heel of utopia

December 10, 2020

Alannah Hill on the killer heel of utopia.

 

Some issues discussed in this episode may be confronting for some listeners. If you or anyone you know are experiencing a personal crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

136. Robert Dessaix on why you should never quite grow up

136. Robert Dessaix on why you should never quite grow up

December 3, 2020

Robert Dessaix on why you should never quite grow up.

You can find information about Robert's latest book, 'The Time of Our Lives' here.

 

Photo of Robert by Matthew Venables.

135. Graham Walker on the joy of science

135. Graham Walker on the joy of science

November 26, 2020

Graham Walker on the joy of science.

You can watch Graham's Fenner Lecture: Extraordinary Experiments - Science you can feel here.

Kate McClymont on dirt, death and determination (Rebroadcast)

Kate McClymont on dirt, death and determination (Rebroadcast)

November 19, 2020

Kate McClymont on dirt, death and determination. (Rebroadcast)

Eddie Woo on the joy of maths (Rebroadcast)

Eddie Woo on the joy of maths (Rebroadcast)

November 5, 2020

Eddie Woo on the joy of maths. (Rebroadcast)

Morris Gleitzman on writing big stories for little people (Rebroadcast)

Morris Gleitzman on writing big stories for little people (Rebroadcast)

October 22, 2020

Morris Gleitzman on writing big stories for little people.

134. Ginger Gorman on Dealing With Online Trolls

134. Ginger Gorman on Dealing With Online Trolls

October 15, 2020

Ginger Gorman on dealing with online trolls.

Tim Flannery on fossils, adventure and Indigenous mentors (Rebroadcast)

Tim Flannery on fossils, adventure and Indigenous mentors (Rebroadcast)

October 8, 2020

Tim Flannery on fossils, adventure and Indigenous mentors.

Rob Wiblin on effective altruism and making the most of your 80,000 hours (Rebroadcast)

Rob Wiblin on effective altruism and making the most of your 80,000 hours (Rebroadcast)

October 2, 2020

Rob Wiblin on effective altruism and making the most of your 80,000 hours.

133. Tayla Harris on AFL, boxing and that kick

133. Tayla Harris on AFL, boxing and that kick

September 24, 2020

Tayla Harris on AFL, boxing and that kick.

132. Bruce Pascoe on Understanding Australia’s Indigenous Past (and Why It Matters to Our Future)

132. Bruce Pascoe on Understanding Australia’s Indigenous Past (and Why It Matters to Our Future)

September 18, 2020

Bruce Pascoe on Understanding Australia's Indigenous Past (and Why It Matters to Our Future).

131. Astrid Jorgensen on Pub Choir

131. Astrid Jorgensen on Pub Choir

September 11, 2020

Astrid Jorgensen on Pub Choir.

Brad Chilcott on compassion, altruism and activism (Rebroadcast)
Robert Putnam on Bowling Alone and living together (Rebroadcast)

Robert Putnam on Bowling Alone and living together (Rebroadcast)

August 27, 2020

Robert Putnam on Bowling Alone and living together.

130. Craig Foster on Socceroos, SBS and Human Rights

130. Craig Foster on Socceroos, SBS and Human Rights

August 20, 2020

Craig Foster on Socceroos, SBS and Human Rights.

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