In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Captain Dylan Conway and host Liam Garman discuss BrothersNBooks, a brand-new charity founded by CAPT Conway to encourage reading as a form of therapy.
The pair discuss CAPT Conway’s journey, having been in hospital for 14 months following a back injury where he underwent eight operations, and how he used reading as a form of therapy (or “bibliotherapy”) to support him through the experience.
CAPT Conway then introduces BrothersNBooks’ brand-new endeavour – the 5in50 challenge – where participants are encouraged to read five books over 50 days, while raising money for Legacy Australia.
CAPT Conway assures listeners that the 5in50 challenge is, in fact, the world’s coolest readathon.
If you’d like to take part in the 5in50 challenge and raise funds for Legacy Australia, learn more here.
Enjoy the podcast and happy reading,
The Defence Connect Team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 323: PODCAST: Cyber security, a legal requirement? With Clyde & Co’s Reece Corbett-Wilkins and Avryl Lattin
Episode 322: PODCAST: 45 Days – The Fight For A Nation, with Emile Ghessen
Episode 321: PODCAST: News wrap – Chapter closed: Subs program turns new page
Episode 320: SPOTLIGHT: Revolutionising the space domain, with Lockheed Martin Australia and Inovor Technologies
Episode 319: PODCAST: Supporting defence businesses, with DSTG’s Nigel McGinty and Robert Hunjet
Episode 318: PODCAST: Digitising the ADF for better and safer training, with Shane Acorn and Daniel Pace
Episode 317: PODCAST: An uncertain world, with MAJGEN (Ret’d) Mick Ryan
Episode 316: PODCAST: The worsening geostrategic environment
Episode 315: PODCAST: News wrap – Strengthening maritime capability
Episode 314: SPOTLIGHT: Unpacking the Aegis combat weapons system, with Lockheed Martin Australia’s Neale Prescott and Rob Milligan