The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation
171. Daniel Pink on the power of regret

171. Daniel Pink on the power of regret

April 14, 2022

171. Daniel Pink on the power of regret.

170. Ben Quilty on painting soldiers, asylum seekers and Santa

170. Ben Quilty on painting soldiers, asylum seekers and Santa

April 7, 2022

170. Ben Quilty on painting soldiers, asylum seekers and Santa.

 

Photo credit: Daniel Boud

169. Amani Haydar on Agony, Anger and Art

169. Amani Haydar on Agony, Anger and Art

March 31, 2022

169. Amani Haydar on Agony, Anger and Art.

168. Jennifer Nadel & Matt Hawkins on Compassion in Politics

168. Jennifer Nadel & Matt Hawkins on Compassion in Politics

March 24, 2022

168. Jennifer Nadel & Matt Hawkins on Compassion in Politics.

167. Ed Coper on fighting online lies

167. Ed Coper on fighting online lies

March 17, 2022

167. Ed Coper on fighting online lies.

166. Van Badham on cranks, conspiracies & courage
Susan Carland on Islam and authenticity (Rebroadcast)

Susan Carland on Islam and authenticity (Rebroadcast)

March 3, 2022

Susan Carland on Islam and authenticity (Rebroadcast).

165. Ryan Holiday on Stoicism

165. Ryan Holiday on Stoicism

February 25, 2022

165. Ryan Holiday on Stoicism.

 

Photo credit: Dawson Carroll

164: Andrew Denton on Improvisation, Interviewing & Liquid Time

164: Andrew Denton on Improvisation, Interviewing & Liquid Time

February 17, 2022

164: Andrew Denton on Improvisation, Interviewing & Liquid Time.

163. Emma McKeon on Swimming, Stress & Success

163. Emma McKeon on Swimming, Stress & Success

February 10, 2022

163. Emma McKeon on Swimming, Stress & Success. 

162. Michelle de Kretser on Shimmering Stories & Scary Monsters

162. Michelle de Kretser on Shimmering Stories & Scary Monsters

February 3, 2022

Michelle de Kretser on Shimmering Stories & Scary Monsters.

 

Photo credit: Joy Lai

161. Nyadol Nyuon on seeking refuge & fighting racism

161. Nyadol Nyuon on seeking refuge & fighting racism

January 20, 2022

161. Nyadol Nyuon on seeking refuge & fighting racism.

 

160. Madeleine Dore on avoiding guilt, busyness & indecision

160. Madeleine Dore on avoiding guilt, busyness & indecision

December 30, 2021

160. Madeleine Dore on avoiding guilt, busyness & indecision.

 

Photo credit: Prue Aja

159. Cathy Wilcox on cartoons, chance & change

159. Cathy Wilcox on cartoons, chance & change

December 16, 2021

159. Cathy Wilcox on cartoons, chance & change.

158. Robyn Archer on festivals, artistic risks & German cabaret

158. Robyn Archer on festivals, artistic risks & German cabaret

December 9, 2021

158. Robyn Archer on festivals, artistic risks & German cabaret.

 

 

Photo credit: Rohan Thomson

157. Paul Grabowsky on making music

157. Paul Grabowsky on making music

November 25, 2021

157. Paul Grabowsky on making music. 

Sheridan Harbridge on cabaret, comedy and creativity (Rebroadcast)

Sheridan Harbridge on cabaret, comedy and creativity (Rebroadcast)

November 18, 2021

Sheridan Harbridge on cabaret, comedy and creativity (Rebroadcast)

Violet Roumeliotis on welcoming refugees (Rebroadcast)

Violet Roumeliotis on welcoming refugees (Rebroadcast)

November 11, 2021

Violet Roumeliotis on welcoming refugees.

Cordelia Fine on Female Brains, Boys‘ Toys and Other Delusions of Gender (Rebroadcast)

Cordelia Fine on Female Brains, Boys‘ Toys and Other Delusions of Gender (Rebroadcast)

November 4, 2021

Cordelia Fine on Female Brains, Boys' Toys and Other Delusions of Gender (Rebroadcast).

 
 
156. David Williamson on a Life of Drama

156. David Williamson on a Life of Drama

October 28, 2021

156. David Williamson on a Life of Drama.

155. Cal Newport on deep work and the curse of email

155. Cal Newport on deep work and the curse of email

October 21, 2021

155. Cal Newport on deep work and the curse of email.

 

Photo credit: Penny Gray

Joshua Gans on Parentonomics (Rebroadcast)

Joshua Gans on Parentonomics (Rebroadcast)

October 14, 2021

Joshua Gans on Parentonomics (Rebroadcast).

 

 

 
 
Patricia Karvelas on resilience and community (Rebroadcast).

Patricia Karvelas on resilience and community (Rebroadcast).

September 30, 2021

Patricia Karvelas on resilience and community (Rebroadcast). 

Ellen Broad on what makes a good online life (Rebroadcast)

Ellen Broad on what makes a good online life (Rebroadcast)

September 23, 2021

Ellen Broad on what makes a good online life (Rebroadcast).

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.

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

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.

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