Moulded by the Depression - befriended by artists like Arthur Boyd and Syd Nolan - he started jamming more than 70 years ago.
Peter Thompson talks to John Elliott, whose personal wealth was once estimated to be 50 million dollars.
Fate has played a gigantic part in shaping the extraordinary life of former Ballet Dancer Li Cunxin.
A tribute to the extraordinary life of Australia's Motor Racing King Peter Brock.
Sir Jack Brabham is the ultimate 'speed racer'. A true Jack of all trades, Brabham is the only Formula One driver to have won the championship in a car of his own design.
From a hand to mouth peasant farming existence in Italy, to running one of Australia's most well known restaurants, top chef Stefano De Pieri tells his remarkable story.
We join the celebrated chef/restaurateur, author and advocate of Australian ingredients, Stephanie Alexander, who has lived by her philosophy "There's no greater joy than food, conversation and lau
Recognised as one of Australia's most talented musical exports, Tommy's career began on the road at the tender age of six.
Vivian Bullwinkel: An Australian Heroine chronicles the extraordinary life and legacy of the woman who is one of Australia's greatest war heroines.
Broadcaster Peter Thompson has interviewed some of Australia's most eminent individuals for ABC Radio National's The Wisdom Interviews.
At the beginning of this documentary Blanche d’Alpuget reveals that for her, writing is like Jacob's "struggle with the angel" - a search for truth, for oneself.
Nearly 400 years after being tried by the Roman Catholic Inquisition, Galileo again faces charges of heresy.
The story of Ted Noffs, a maverick Methodist minister, whose groundbreaking work with the young and destitute in 1960s Australia lives on through his son and grandsons.
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.
Jennifer Byrne conducts an in-depth interview with the late author and journalist Christopher Hitchens, discussing life and his memoir Hitch-22 Some Confessions and Contradictions: A Memoir.
Jack Heath is a former diplomat and political adviser who became a high flying speech writer and confidante of a prime minister.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is a writer and thinker who at just 40 years of age, has lived many lives.
From our remote north, the remarkable story of the first traditional aboriginal woman to become a priest.
Explores the life and work of Dr Patricia Brennan who led the campaign for the ordination of women priests in Australia's Anglican Church, and won.
Paul de Gelder was a Navy clearance diver with a reputation as one of the toughest of the tough.