Episode Date November 25, 2021
Featured Guest Michael Bachelard
Featured Book "Bliss" by Peter Carey

Episode Summary

Michael Bachelard reading from Peter Carey’s Bliss and discussing the world from a journalist’s perspective.

I had a few nicknames growing up; Flat Stanier after the book series Flat Stanley, which was shortened to Flat Stan, and eventually, just Stan. One of my best friends through high school and university was also a ‘Michael,’ and one of his early nicknames was Davros, a villain from Doctor Who, but in the end, Michael Bachelard just became Bach.

Michael Bachelard is now an award-winning author and journalist. He’s a deputy editor and investigations editor at The Age in Australia – one of the country’s top 3 newspapers. Michael, like me, has come a long way, but, for him, that was always the plan.

Michael reads two pages from ‘Bliss’ by Peter Carey. [reading begins at 12:55]

Hear us discuss:

  • Being intrigued by the world: “If you’re not angry, you’re not looking, and if you’re not righteous, you’re not hoping to do something about it.” [21:09]
  • How to keep an open heart. [22:58]
  • Assembling the puzzle: an editor’s job. [29:13]
  • Staying on course: “Tell people what they need to know in the most compelling and transparent way you can.” [31:30]

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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