Listen to Breakfasters - 4 March - 8 March 201901:12:264 March 2019

This weeks Breakfasters offer hard-hitting discussions and light-hearted conversations. We start off in the serious corner as the show is visited by Kassem Eid, who talks about the Arab Spring, his life prior to the war and his book My Country: A Syrian Memoir. All eyes are on R Kelly after a six-part documentarySurviving R Kelly (2019) investigates the sexual abuse allegations against him, and US film producer Tamra Simmons joins the Breakfasters to discuss the difficulties involved in making the series. Wrestle! is a new childrens picture book from the creator of award-winning documentary Gayby Baby (2016), and Maya Newell is in the studio to discuss growing up with LGBTQ parents, the lack of LGBTQ representation in children's books and what it is like co-writing a book with a seventeen-year-old. To celebrate International Womens Day, Geraldine and Sarah are joined by Fee B Squared to talk about the first time they got their periods. And finally, Friday Funny Bugger wraps it all up with Laura Dunemann and her list of Top Ten Influential Women.

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





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Weekly segments

Monday 7:15am Andrew "Donno" Donninson 'Sports Wrap'
8:15am Brass Tacks – Various Presenters
Tuesday 7:45am Elizabeth McCarthy / Fi Wright 'Book Review'
8:15am Vanessa Toholka 'Tech Talk' / Adam Christou 'Game Changers'
Wednesday 7.15am Justin "Digga" Calverley 'Down And Dirty' / Michael Harden 'Food Interlude'
Thursday 7:15am Simone Ubaldi / Hayley Inch 'Film Review'
8.15am 'Feature Creatures' with Sean "The Birdman" Dooley / Entomologist Simon Hinkley / Marine Biologist Ricky-Lee Erickson
Friday 7:45am 'Friday Funny Bugger' with local comedians

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