Listen to Literature, Millipedes, and a report from Italy53:299 April 2020

Magda Szubanski talks about how her book Timmy The Ticked-Off Pony and the Poo of Excitement came to be; Jackie Tang reviews New Zealand author Rose Lu’s essay collection, All Who Live On Islands; Daniel and Gez go full Mean Girls on Sarah; Gez tells the others of her many animal encounters over the past days; Triple R subscriber Matthew McKay describes Italy in lockdown from the inside; and Simon Hinkley talks about Portuguese millipedes in this weeks’ Feature Creatures. With presenters Sarah Smith, Daniel Burt, and Geraldine Hickey.

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Monday 7:15am Andrew "Donno" Donninson 'Sports wrap'
8:15am Toby Halligan 'Politics'
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 / Simon Hinkley / Ricky-Lee Erickson
Friday 7:45am 'Friday Funny Bugger' with local comedians

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