Richard Fidler is a broadcaster and writer and host of Conversations with Richard Fidler—an in-depth, up-close-and personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio. He’s interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world. The program attracts a large listening audience around the nation and is the most popular podcast in Australia.
Richard is the author of the best-selling book Ghost Empire—the story of his journey to Istanbul with his son Joe, to uncover the history of the lost civilization of Byzantium.
Richard’s first foray into public life—busking with friends Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott for beer money—mutated into the monstrously confrontational and successful musical comedy group, The Doug Anthony Allstars.