Compass - Life's Big Questions Series 1
An exciting new Compass series hosted by theologian Scott Stephens who talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life. VOLUME 1 Episode 1 - Peter Cundall Theologian Scott Stephens returns to Compass to continue the search for meaning with a host of new guests. Up first is Peter Cundall, the irrepressible face of gardening in Australia. Peter was born into poverty in Manchester, trained as a parachutist in WW2 and fought in the Korean War. Today he is an ardent pacifist and environmentalist. He's packed many lives into his 84 years. So, does he believe in God? Episode 2 - Cheryl Kernot Cheryl Kernot - formerly a Senator, Leader of the Democrats and Labor Shadow Minister - lived her political life under intense media scrutiny, ensuring her name would forever be associated with controversy. Cheryl talks to Scott about Christian values, hypocrisy, betrayal and love. Episode 3 - Lincoln Hall Scott meets Mt Everest conqueror and survivor, Buddhist and writer, Lincoln Hall. Five years ago Lincoln was left for dead in Everest's death zone more than eight kilometres above sea level. Lincoln's miraculous survival baffled science, but the mountain exacted a huge toll. Lincoln talks to Scott about his beliefs, life, death and miracles. VOLUME 2 Episode 4 - Di Fingleton Di Fingleton became Australia's first and only serving Chief Magistrate to be sent to prison. Wrongly, as it turned out. Her conviction was quashed by the High Court. But Di was no stranger to hardship. She endured a violent upbringing to pursue a career in women's legal aid and women's reforms. Di talks to Scott about faith, resilience and forgiveness. Episode 5 - Warwick Thornton Scott meets rising star of the Australian film industry Warwick Thornton. His debut feature Samson & Delilah, shot with untrained actors in central Australia, won a swag of international awards and put Warwick on the world stage. But life could have been very different for the kid who grew up wild on the streets of Alice Springs. Warwick talks to Scott about religion, redemption, awe and passion. Episode 6 - Margaret Fulton In the 1960s and 1970s Margaret was food editor of Woman's Day, but it was The Margaret Fulton Cookbook that made her a household name. Since then she's published 20 books, sold more than four million copies and is listed as an Australian "Living Treasure". Margaret talks to Scott about life's secret ingredients.
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