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Bogey Birds, Blockbusters & Therapy Speak

Psychologist Dr. Ahona Guha discusses the rise of therapy speak and its creep into the mainstream language; Sean 'the Birdman' Dooley brings us the latest on Bogey Birds; author Charlotte Wood talks about…


The Guilty Feminist, Barcodes & Mr. Squiggle

Linguist Kate Burridge explains the history and origins of sport slang; the team chats about moving in with a partner; Dan Salmon takes us through the history of the barcode and its first…


Middle Names, Bananas & TV Spoilers

Michael Harden is passionate about bananas; the team discuss middle names; Dr. Jen describes the science behind a baby’s cry; Fi Wright (not the other Fiona Wright) reviews Naomi Klein’s Doppelganger: A Trip


Swimming in the Seine, Puzzles and Aid Work in Gaza

Comedian Chloe Petts chats about her MICF show If You Can’t Say Anything Nice; Nat wonders about the logistics and potential pitfalls of swimming in the Seine for the Olympics; book reviewer…


Comedy Travel, Food Guide for Visitors & a Palestinian Memoir

Aussie legend and gardener Costa Georgiadis chats about the Little Food Festival at Fed Square; foodie Besha Rodell provides the ultimate guide for where to take visitors in Melbourne; comedian Jason Leong on…


Chicago, Aussie Vernacular & Stealing Souvenirs

The team celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Aussie term “grouse”; filmmakers and brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes talk about their latest film Late Night With the Devil; Mon makes a case for…


Happiness, Botany & Comedy Galore

Comedian Tom Ballard talks about his Melbourne International Comedy Festival show Good Point Well Made and his YouTube series IT IS I; Dr. Jen addresses the question: Can we learn to be happy…


Infantile Amnesia, Real Estate Agents & Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Comedian Zoë Coombs Marr covers every single thing in her whole life with her upcoming show at MICF; Dr. Jen explains why we struggle to remember early childhood memories; the team shares stories…


Trader Joe, Tiramisu and RISING 2024

Book lover Fi Wright sums up Cal Newport’s book Slow productivity: the lost art of accomplishment without burnout; for Food Interlude, Michael Harden celebrates an Italian classic in honour of International Tiramisu…


Super Tuesday, Sad Oompa Loompa & AI Photography

Professor of Politics at Deakin University, Zim Nwokora, fills us in on Super Tuesday and the US election; comedian Greg Larsen chats about his show Revolting at Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Dr. Alison…

About this program

Music, news, sport, weather, information, special guests and regular segments each morning.

Monday to Friday from 6am. We post updates throughout the show (including links to books mentioned etc.) on Facebook and Twitter. You can also email us at breakfasters@rrr.org.au.


0466 98 1027


Music Content Producer Sam Cummins: samc@rrr.org.au


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Weekly segments

Monday 7:15am Andrew "Donno" Donnison - Sports Wrap
8:15am Ben Eltham - Politics Wrap
Tuesday 7:45am Fi Wright and others - Book Reviews
8:15am Vanessa Toholka - Tech Talk / Adam Christou - Game Changers
Wednesday 7.15am Justin "Digga" Calverley - Down And Dirty / Michael Harden - Food Interlude
7.45am Dr. Jen - Weird Science
Thursday 7:15am Simone Ubaldi / Megan McKeough - Screen Reviews
8.15am Sean "Birdman" Dooley and others - 'Feature Creatures' / Guests - Global Affairs
Friday 7:45am 'Friday Funnybugger' with local comedians
8:15am The Breakfasters Breakdown Quiz
8:45am Breakfasters Live

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.