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A Stolen Picasso, Breakfasters Breakdown Quiz & A Carol for Sarah

Musician and Triple R broadcaster Casey Bennetto talks about his jazzy Swinging Bella’s Christmas-event, and sings farewell to Sarah; the team recaps weekend shenanigans; journalist Paul Kennedy chats about his new book…

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Kissing, FOMO & Big, BIG News

Sarah makes a big, big BIG announcement; the team discuss platonic kissing etiquette; book lover Fi Wright reviews the re-issue of The Fran Lebowitz Reader; journalist Jess Hill discusses the new Quarterly…

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Walking in Melbourne, Phone Spam & Hummus

Bobby and Sarah have had opposite weekend experiences; Writer Robyn Annear encourages people to explore Melbourne in her new book Adrift in Melbourne: 7 Walks; the team explores the limits of how much…

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Talking to Strangers & Doggy Daycare & Donut Dreams

The team talks about the luxuries of doggy daycare; Dr. Jen explains the benefits of deep conversations with strangers; the team reminisces about fave donuts; Writer and performer Ash Flanders talks about upcoming…

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Caviar, Feet and Everything in Between

Breakfaster icon and entertainment legend Kate Langbroek chats about her new memoir Ciao Bella! Six Take Italy; then, the team’s talk turns podiatric; Michael Harden breaks down a luxurious classic, in caviar…

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Denise Scott, Christos Tsolkas & Blocked Car Rage

The team share their fishing experiences; Award-winning author, screenwriter and Triple R broadcaster Christos Tsiolkas chats about his new book 7 1/2 ; Actor and comedian Denise Scott discuss Easey Comedy and the…

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Champagne Occasions, Tricky Auditions & a Breakfaster Comeback

Author and screenwriter Christian White chats about his new novel Wild Place and his Netflix series Clickbait; Bobby reckons she stuffs up screen auditions; Food enthusiast Michael Harden talks re-opening restaurants and foodie…

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Gassy Gin, a Miso Maniac and a Wannabe Witch

The team discuss alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; Book reviewer Elizabeth McCarthy enthuses about Oliver Burkeman’s 4000 Weeks: Time and How To Use It; Journalist Antony Loewenstein explains his Twenty Years project and…

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Life changing Kettles, Tomato Season & Stolen Trailers

The team get excited about kitchen appliances; Book devotee Fi Wright reviews Diana Reid’s new book Love and Virtue; journalist and filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe chats about her new SBS documentary Our African Roots;

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Ocean Dippers, the Wayforward Machine & Mispronounced Names

Bobby meets some year-round ocean dippers; Dr. Michael Mosley has a chat about his new SBS series Australia’s Health Revolution; tech devotee Dan Salmon explains the ideas behind the Wayforward Machine; the team…

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Fish & Chips, Praying Mantises & Coming Out

The team discuss the social significance of fish and chips; Cass Howcroft from Little Big Steps and Deakin Melbourne Boomers’ Louise Brown talk about their collab to help kids with cancer; bug enthusiast…

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Lucid Dreaming, Earthquakes & Icebergs

Daniel is warmly welcomed back after his short break; media all-rounder Marc Fennel discusses his new tv series The School That Tried To End Racism; the team chat about "the earthquake"; food nerd…

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Spider Drama, Footy Excitement & Shotgun Gone Wrong

Bobby tells a tale of a dramatic spider encounter; Melbourne Football Club historian Adam Woolcock talks about his new book The Last Hurrah: Melbourne Premiers 1964; Chandi Bates from GetUp! discusses the…

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Dodgy Phones, Big Tobacco & Neverending Negroni

The team go hard on credit loopholes and phone flaws; Human Rights Law Centre's Hugh de Kretser explores the the pros and cons of mandating vaccines; Book critic Elizabeth McCarthy reviews Rachel Cusk's…

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Radiothon, Wagging School & Swoopy Birds

Geraldine Hickey pays a visit to kick off day one of Radiothon; investigative journalist Michael Warner talks about his new book The Boys Club; the team chats about wagging school; journalist Antony…

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Progressive Dinners, Nature Strips & a Rebel at a Formal

The team talks about the concept of progressive dinners; filmmaker John Daschbach chats about the MIFF screening of his film Come Back Anytime; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverly tells us what we should grow…

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True Crime, Queue Etiquette & Taking one for the Team

True Crime enthusiast Meshel Laurie chats about her new book CSI Told You Lies; Bobby recounts a time she took one for the team; Director James Ashcroft talks about the premiere of…

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Funnel Web Spiders, Failed Auditions & a Furniture Icon

Comedian and actor Celia Pacquola chats about the final season of Rosehaven; the team share stories about interviews gone wrong; Entomologist Simon Hinkley sheds positive light on deadly funnel web spiders; Bobby…

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Divisive Shorts, Going Full Psycho & Tablescaping

Actor Virginia Gay talks about why she adapted the literary classic Cyrano; the team question the role of shorts in society; comedian and actor Nick Boshier chats about new sketch comedy series…

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Uncoordinated Scooters, Word Blanks & Getting thru Lockdown

The team chats about reasons to not hire a scooter on your holiday; book lover Fi Wright reviews Deborah Levy’s memoir Real Estate; journalist Andrew Dodd talks about the issues and upheavals…

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MIFF 2021 Screenings, Superstitions and the Science of Screams

Artistic Director Al Cossar launches the program for the 69th Melbourne International Film Festival; bookworm Veronica Sullivan reviews the debut novel Small Joys of Real Life by Allee Richards; the team discuss superstitions…

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Disgusting Stories, Dirty Bloomers, and Late Bloomers

Award-winning Author Boori Monty Pryor chats about his new illustrated book Story Doctors; Dr. Jen shares some science about disgust, and the team share their most disgusting stories; Nat Harris reports on her…

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Magical Fun, Herby Liquor & a Historic Building for Sale

The team discuss allergic reactions; Josh Staley combines comedy and magic with his magic show Moments In Time for Melbourne Magic Festival; Beloved marine biologist Ricky-Lee Erickson joins Feature Creatures for the last…

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Welcome Bobby, Storytelling Cabaret & Eulogies for the Living

Daniel and Sarah gives new Breakfaster Bobby Macumber some tips on how to nail being a Breakfaster; journalist and writer Jenny Valentish talks about her new book Everything Harder Than Everyone Else

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Symbolic Cakes, Invertebrate Olympics, and a Difficult Goodbye!

It's the final week for Gez with the Breakfasters, and it kicks off with a trio of cakes! Also: Games loving techspert Dan Morganti talks us through the role-playing game The Last Spell

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Cheese, Conspiracies & City Microbiomes

Gez reveals some big, big news; ACMI director Katrina Sedgwick talks about the exclusive Disney animation exhibition on at ACMI; Tech expert Vanessa Toholka discusses what to do when a loved one starts…

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Movies, Memoirs, & Dinners

It's Aisha's last week (and Sarah is baaaack on Monday!) Director Molly Reynolds talks about the new documentary about screen legend David Gulpilil; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley explains how and where to volunteer in…

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Big Screens, Small Screens, Books & Barristers

Stage and screen legend Rachael Maza chats about the upcoming production Heart is a Wasteland showing at RISING festival; the team discuss the television show I shouldn’t Be Alive; St Kilda Film Festival…

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Unsuitable Shoes, the Budget & Polarizing Buses

Gez regrets her choice of shoes over the weekend; journalist Ben Eltham breaks down the Federal Budget; Broadcaster and writer Yumi Stynes talks about new teenage handbook Welcome to Consent; screen reviewer Simone…

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Fresh Haircuts, Wedding Dress Drama & Farewell to Mon

During Mon's last week with Breakfasters, the team speak to award-winning journalist Jess Hill about the new SBS documentary series See What You Made Me Do; the team explore rad haircuts; Dr…

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Autumn Gardens, Inconvenient Wizzies, & Calligraphing Royals

Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley recommends beautiful autumn gardens to visit; Gez reveals the reason she was gone last week; Writer-performer Declan Furber-Gillick talks about his yarn Bighouse Dreaming at the Arts Centre Melbourne; Triple…

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Wins, Big Wins, and Five Finger Discount Wins

The team celebrate Gez's award for Most Outstanding Show at MICF; Crikey politics editor Bernard Keane discusses the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan; Comedian Judith Lucy talks about her super serious book Turns…

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Cocktails, Mites & Comedy Delights

Bartender extraordinaire Cara Devine chats about this weekend’s Melbourne Cocktail Festival; Mon celebrates her anniversary, which raised some interesting questions; Simon Hinkley sheds light on the complex and kinky world of mites; the…

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A Funny Catholic, a Delicious Burger & a New Workplace

Writer Monica Dux examines her Catholic background in her new memoir Lapsed; Mon talks us through her delicious homemade burgers; Elizabeth McCarthy reviews Anwen Crawford's memoir No Document; Tech expert and Byte Into…

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Evil Grannies, Super Recognisers & Old School Computers

Comedian, author and radio personality Alan Brough talks about his live performance of acclaimed children’s book Charlie and the War Against Grannies; Dr. Jen explains the concept of super recognisers; Comedian Greg Larsen…

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Boat Trouble, Closing the Gap & International Waffle Day

Food expert Michael Harden talks about the Fed Square-event Future Food Systems; Gez and Mon brings back an old favorite: the dinner review; Daniela Baldry reviews Lauren Oyler’s debut novel Fake Accounts

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Kitty, Dating, & Bruncheons

Actor, writer, and comedian Kitty Flanagan talks about brand her new ABC series FISK; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley gushes over autumn and what that means for gardening; Gez goes on a date with her…

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Cold People, Regional Food Experiences & a Tiny Plane

Screen and stage legend Sigrid Thornton talks about her upcoming 8-hour long performance Homer’s Iliad - The Seige of Troy at Fairfield Ampitheatre; Food enthusiast Michael Harden chats about the resurgence of good…

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Love Dem Apples, Nicknames, and Funny Ankles

Mon recaps attending a hens party; Comedian Wil Anderson chats about his Comedy Festival show Wilegal; The team share thoughts about the passing of Michael Gudinski; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley gets passionate about…

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Mexican Gothic, Dirty Martinis & Restriction-less Plans

Award-winning journalist Jess Hill explains the ramifications of abolishing the Family Court of Australia; book reviewer Jackie Tang shares her thoughts on Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s horror book Mexican Gothic; Gez rediscovers life in the…