Missed a moment of enlightenment or entertainment at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival?

Our 2022 podcast series brings stunning wordsmithery, lively debate and considered reflection to your personal listening list. Readers and writers exchange thoughts and opinions, perspectives and philosophies in a series of essential conversations to enjoy during your morning commute or leisurely evening of literature at home.

Johann Hari asks why we’ve lost our ability to focus and casts a hopeful vision for reclaiming our attention spans. Hanya Yanagihara introduces her latest novel, exploring themes of love, loss and the elusive promise of utopia in a fictionalised New York. Ali Cobby Eckermann, Jackie Huggins and Nardi Simpson reflect on the changed, changing and changeable nature of their minds over extraordinary careers. Warren Ellis sheds light on his playful memoir in which a meaning-rich relic blossoms into a metaphor for art, music and obsession.

And with new episodes released weekly, there are plenty more ideas to indulge in.

Explore the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2022 podcast series below, also available on all major podcasting platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.