Listen to The Eighty Six, Barbenheimer & Overlooked Cuisines01:27:5328 July 2023

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 and festival director Woody McDonald talks about the upcoming Eighty Six Festival; Film reviewer Simone Ubaldi shares her thought on Oppenheimer; Nat got into trouble at the cinema; Book lover Fi Wright reviews Anna Funder’s Wifedom; Mrs. Orwell’s Invisible Life; and director Dean Bryant talks about comedy musical Bloom at Melbourne Theatre Company. With presenters Simon Winkler, Daniel Burt & Nat Harris.




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" 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 / Emma Grey - Economics wrap
Thursday 7:15am Simone Ubaldi / Vyshnavee Wijekumar - Screen Reviews
8.15am 'Feature Creatures' with Sean "The Birdman" Dooley, Entomologist Simon 'Bugman' Hinkley and others
Friday 7:45am 'Friday Funnybugger' with local comedians
8:15am The Breakfasters Breakdown Quiz
8:45am Breakfasters Live

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