Richard Fidler is the author of the best-selling books Ghost Empire and Saga Land, co-written with Kári Gíslason. Saga Land is the story of Richard and Kári’s journey through Iceland in search of the medieval Icelandic sagas, and to confirm a personal connection to the greatest of the saga authors. Saga Land was awarded the 2018 Indie Book Award for non-fiction.
Richard is best known as the presenter of Conversations on ABC Radio, which has become the most downloaded podcast in Australia. In another life Richard was a member of Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS), which played to audiences all over the world.
With a thirst for knowledge and an interest in philosophy, history, contemporary Australia, politics and motorbikes, Steve likes to discuss ideas.
Truth and trust are the values most important to Steve pursues an issue important to the people of this city.
Steve left high school with a notation on his report card: "Steve has a problem with authority", which is why he’s great at asking the hard questions of politicians, community leaders and those in positions of power on ABC Brisbane Drive.
Steve has had a varied career at the ABC from TV Current affairs, as well as ABC Radio news and presenting a variety of Queensland radio programs.
Steve’s love of Brisbane and passion for fighting the good fight ensures lively and informative conversation every evening on ABC Brisbane Drive.