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Standing Ovations, Ethics of Milk & Emus in the City

The team discuss the tradition of standing ovations at the Cannes Film Festival; Megan McKeough reviews Tran Anh Hung’s The Taste of things; Michael Harden talks about the ethics and significance of milk…

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Law Week, Keeping Secrets & Westminster Dog Show

Dr. Jen discusses how keeping secrets impacts our wellbeing; filmmaker Andreas Dresen chats about his film From Hilde, with Love screening at the German Film Festival; the team get philosophical about balconies; Lynne…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Beans, Landlines & Yeah, Nah

Linguist Kate Burridge explains the Aussie iconic phrase ‘Yeah, Nah’; Foodie Michael Harden makes a case for beans and legumes; Writer Maxine Beneba Clarke and director Tariro Mavondo talks about adapting The Hate

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TikTok Music Agreements, Bootleg Cooking & Can Deposit Machines

The team discuss the trials and heartbreak of breaking in shoes; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley explains how to tell when fruit and vegetables are ready for picking; Vanessa Toholka gives the lowdown on TikTok’s…

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Sleepy Tunes, Water Scarcity Mentality & Table for One!

Michael Harden talks about the joys of dining out alone; Professor of Information Sciences at RMIT Lisa Given explains the Australian government’s approach to AI; Nat shares her preferred sleep music; festival director…

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Wagging Tails, Summer Gardens & Town Planning

Dr. Jen explains the reason why dogs wag their tails; director Rob Connolly speaks about his new film Force of Nature: The Dry 2; Nat has been diving off the Harold Holt diving…

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Hydration Obsession, House Hacks & Food Predictions

Foodie Michael Harden shares his predictions for the year ahead in food; Nat has discovered some clever home cleaning hacks; Dr. Ahona Guha, psychologist and author, talks about her new book Life Skills…

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Swimming Spots, Christmas Lunch Responsibilities & Bangkok for Foodies

Actor Jay Laga’aia chats about playing the iconic character of Vince Fontaine in the Grease musical; Michael Harden explains why Bangkok should be your next food destination; Nat shares her favorite swimming spots…

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Antarctica, 2024 Predictions & Dog Sitting Gone Wrong

Dr. Jen fills us in on her trip to Antarctica; writer and editor Iain McIntyre chats about new book Knocking The Top Off: A People’s History of Alcohol in Australia; games reviewer…

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Helping Wildlife, Password Security & Linguistics

The team compare their tyre changing abilities; CEO of Wildlife Victoria, Lisa Palma, explains how to best take care of wild animals this summer; Film reviewer Simone Ubaldi talks us through the new…

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Britney Spears, Argentina's New President & Kitchen Gadgets

Nat has received a revolutionary gift for her kitchen; Chris KP examines the imagery used on flags; animal advocate Glenys Oogjes chats about what it’s like to be named 2024 Senior Australian of…

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Gin, Spooky Theatre & Gardening

Author Hannah Moloney talks all about how to grow produce in Australia with her new book Good Life Growing; the team work out what animal they would race in a marathon; legendary Irish…

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Glamping, Food Forests & Windscreen Wipers

Nat describes her glamping weekend; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley has been to a food forest in Yarra Valley; writer and director Goran Stolevski talks about his Macedonian-set movie Housekeeping for Beginners; Edgar’s Mission’s director…

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Halloween, Mammal Extinction & Tech-Bro Manifestos

The team look back at Halloween in the 90s; professor Euan Ritchie talks about his essay on mammal extinction published in Best Australian Science Writing 2023; Nat ponders the inconvenience of spilling or…

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Zippers, Ubers & Finding your Passion

Dr. Jen explains the weird science behind finding your passion; Nat recaps an entertaining Uber ride; historian and author Robyn Annear chats about her new book Corners of Melbourne; the team share some…

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Snake Bites, Sleepy Emotions & Ideal Commuting

The team debates the optimal commute; Author Robyn Davidson chats about her memoir Unfinished Woman; Dr. Jen explains how sleep affects our emotions; Nat is wondering what the best natural highs are; Veterinarian…

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Salad Spinners, Fruit Tips & Japanese Birds

The team discuss salad spinners and leaf blowers; Book lover Fi Wright shares her opinion on Tom Lake by Ann Patchett; Comedian Tom Ballard chats about his Fringe Festival show YESNO: A Comedy

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Pasta, Gatecrashing and Politics

Former AFL star and transgender advocate Dani Laidley talks about her new documentary Revealed: Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes; scientist Chris Krishna-Pillay gives us the low-down on the satirical Ig Nobel Prize; Nat has…

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Friendly Neighbours, Tedious Lines & Lunch Woes

Nat is on a mission to befriend her neighbours; Food critic Besha Rodell shares her thoughts on standing in line for restaurants; LA-based artist Memo Akten chats about his AI exhibition Distributed Consciousness

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Cauliflowers, Atmospheric Horror & Theatrical Infrastructure

Nat’s new fridge has changed her life; Playwright Rebecca Cook combines infrastructure and theatre with her play Congested; Dr. Jen stresses the importance of reading for pleasure; Author Katya de Becerra chats…

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Dreamy Celebs, Party Etiquette & Vintage Lamps

Food expert Michael Harden gives a crash course in dinner party etiquette; Ifrin Fittock, CEO of SisterWorks, talks about the Spectuacular Cultural Festival; Nat has added to her lamp collection; Book lover Fi…

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Old Friends, New Friends and Radio Roaylty - A Radiothon Special

Dr. Jen and Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley talks about what 3RRR means to them; author and activist Tony Birch chats about the importance of access and education; Writer and former Breakfaster Declan Fay and…

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The Long Walk, High Vis & Radiothon 2023

Former AFL-player Michael Long talks about the importance of the charity The Long Walk; the team discuss the nuances between stealing and borrowing; Book enthusiast and publisher Laura Pietrobon reviews The Comforting Weight

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Edible Flowers, Winter Fashion & House Hunting

Professor Tracy Taylor talks us through women’s professional sport in Australia; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley shares his favorite edible flowers; Nat is hunting for a new place to live; Dr. Jen explains some of…

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MONday, Dromana & Whac-A-Mole

Mon is back! Legendary actor Hugo Weaving talks about the MIFF premiere of his latest film The Rooster; Book lover Fi Wright chats about the non-biography Biography of X by Catherine Lacey; Astronomer…

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Dark Matters, Botulism & Jigsaw Puzzles

Nat has taken an interest in puzzles; actor and director Courtney Stewart talks about her latest project Miss Peony; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley runs through the checklist for the upcoming gardening season; Tilly Boleyn…

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The Eighty Six, Barbenheimer & Overlooked Cuisines

Foodie Michael Harden reveals some lesser-known cuisines in Melbourne; Award-winning author Shankari Chandran chats about her book Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens; Nat reveals some novel ways of increasing our incidental exercise; Broadcaster…

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Cosy Birds, Winter Wattles & the Anthropocene Epoch

Birdman Sean Dooley reveals how birds stay warm during the winter months; Now or Never Festival’s artistic director Elise Peyronnet discuss this year’s program; Nat provides a conclusion to the postcard saga; Justin…

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Lost Postcards, Yellow Kombis and International Bangers

Nat has embarked on a postcard pilgrimage; Author and filmmaker John Safran discuss SBS’s Who The Bloody Hell Are We?; Dr. Jen breaks down some new gut science; MIFF’s artistic director Al Cossar…

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Retro Orchids, Prehistoric Insects and Neighbourly Favours

Nat wonders how much you can ask of your neighbours; Playwright Ash Flanders talks about his new approach to naturalistic drama with his new play This is Living; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverly encourages…