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Confident Women, Vending Machines, Social Moths, and an intro to Mon

Jacinta Parsons chats about her chronic illness as outlined in her book Unseen; Architect Stuart Harrison talks about the new season of the ABC's Restorations Australia; Tech expert Vanessa Toholka explains the…

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A Budget, A Baby, and a Bye-Bye Sarah

Comedian and Breakfasters regular Laura Dunemann has created an acrostic poem in honor of Sarah; Melbourne musician and youth counselor Nellie Jackson talks about new campaign for online support service 'Ask Izzy'; Journalist…

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Paul Foot, Kokomo, & Bloody Heaven

Gez and Cath make a new addition to their Lesbian Pit; Fi Wright gives her thoughts on Victoria Hannan’s debut novel Kokomo; Adam Christou talks us through strategy game Crusader Kings III…

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Cider Tasting, Camouflage Animals, & Baby Update

Screen icon Noni Hazlehurst chats about the SBS series Every Family Has a Secret; Gez recaps her day of market fun and cider tasting; Comedian Scout Boxall chats about Red Dead Redemption and…

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Sleepovers, Koalas, & Quiz Time

Journalist Katharine Murphy explains her new Quarterly Essay,The End of Certainty; Melbourne comedian Prue Blake talks sleepovers and whistling; Actor Lucy Fox of ‘The Travelling Sisters’ chats about new mockumentary web-series…

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Scattergories, Therapy Pig, and The Eyes Have It

Gez is playing Scattergories with her in-laws; Dr Jen explains whether we can communicate effectively with our eyes; I’m Thinking of Ending Things is up for a screen review by Simone Ubaldi; Comedian…

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Fishing, Cooking, and Negotiating Neighbours

Comedian Nazeem Hussain discusses hosting new comedy series Standup Sessions; Gez has, to everyone’s surprise, been fishing; comedian Nat Harris has some thoughts about the right way to interact with neighbors during lockdown…

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Syrup Dumplings, Hungry Ghosts, and Radiothon kicks off!

Gez reports on her efforts to make golden syrup dumplings; The team share wide-ranging thoughts on Couples Day; Fi Wright reviews Zadie Smith's new essay collection Intimations; Actor Jillian Nguyen talks about new…

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Dim Sims, Pavarotti, and Poo Creatures

Filmmaker Alison Ellwood talks about the MIFF screening of documentary The Go-Gos; Sarah reveals the real reason she took a day off; Michael Harden chats about the the history of dim sims…

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Dr Shane, Covid Love, Snarky Snowmen, and Pandemic Paragliders

The team shares intel on what they’ve done this week; Dr Shane from Einstein A Go-Go talks about the show’s 30th birthday celebrations; Libby Butler, the brains behind web-series Loving Captivity, chats…

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Scorpions, Sangas, and Snails

Toby Halligan talks about proposed new defamation laws; Chef Nornie Bero chats about how her damper making class incorporates Indigenous flavors and techniques; Gez does some chores and finds a new friend; Food…

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Bad Haircuts, Gardening, Giant Wombats

Gez is coping with the worst haircut of all time; engineer Phil Gardiner talks about the Sidney Myer Music Bowl; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley shares his winter gardening tips; Daniel gets interrogated on his…

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Urzila Carlson, Lamingtons, and Marine Animals that Love Iso

Gez has been to the pub, and she reports back; Comedian Urzila Carlson talks about her online special Overqualified Loser; food fan Michael Harden celebrates lamingtons; MIFF's Al Cossar chats about this year’s…

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Gez’s Birthday, Barbra Streisand, and Mental Health

Jessie Tu chats about her new novel A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing; Stuart Harrison, formerly of Triple R's 'The Architects' talks about delivering this year's Open House Melbourne’s Heritage Address…

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Serious Comedy, Future Melbourne, Fleas, & Dinner Drama

Rama Nicholas chats about her 'Serious Comedy' show The Lucky Ones; Sarah debriefs on her first ever baby scan; Esther Anatolitis talks about the future of the City of Melbourne; food expert Michel…

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Holidays, Easey Comedy, Tea for Culture, and a Sad Night in a Hotel

The team is back with a holiday recap; Comedian Adam Hills talks about his live Zoom show Easey Comedy; Muriel Bamblett, CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency describes the idea behind…

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Board Games; Conspiracy Theories, Adventure Time, Quiz Time

Greg Mullins talks about this year’s National Bushfire Summit; The team discuss good and bad board games; Dr. Jen explains why people are attracted to conspiracy theories; Sophie Black from The Wheeler Centre…

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Save Our Scene, St Kilda Film Festival, an Old Russian Lady & Zombie Insects

The team start off by summing up their weekends; Richard Sowada chats about the St Kilda Film Festival; Simone Ubaldi talks about the 'Save Our Scene' campaign; Elizabeth McCarthy reviews Mark Lanegan's memoir…

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Sorry Day, Tea Plants, a New Mammal, & a Dead Rabbit

Writer Jack Latimore explains the continued significance of Sorry Day; Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley talks about growing green and black tea plants; Gez encounters a huntsman spider; Sarah announces that the rabbit died (or…

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Julia Zemiro, Nudibranchs, & Tech Gremlins

Julia Zemiro talks about the new season of Home Delivery; The team discuss the extreme lengths they go to for take-away; Cricketer Corinne Hall chats about new book Victress: Women Who Paved the

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Hugo Weaving, Denise Scott, Briggs, & Frolf

Hugo Weaving chats about his new film, Hearts and Bones; Comedy legend Denise Scott talks about her participation on Who Do You Think You Are; The team chat about the pressure that occurs…

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Bad Lasagnas, Bee Dance, & Window Spying

Nadya Tkachenko talks about Museum Victoria’s program for at-home education; Russel Holmesby discuss his new book The Death of Fitzroy Football Club; the team discuss which type of Iso activity they are; Daniel…

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Bodysurfing, Bond, & Zoom Fashion

The team reveals what they know about bodysurfing; Daniel’s mother-in-law plays a heartfelt 'the last post' for ANZAC day; Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith talks about her online lessons for young stargazers; Is Pierce Brosnan…

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Apples, Laughs, & A Very Long Sea Creature

Toby Halligan talks Turnbull; food expert Michael Harden talks up apples; the team explore 'isolation privilege' and discuss what they’ve been reading lately; Judith Lucy chats about her online special Judith Lucy vs.

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Gardening, Libraries, and at home with Birdman

The team talks about their gardening efforts; and they explore what they’d do if they had one hour covid-restriction-free. Kate Torney, CEO of the State Library of Victoria, describes what they currently offer…

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Literature, Millipedes, and a report from Italy

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

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A Gas Leak, a Poetry Faux Pas, and Online Entertainment

Gez survives a gas leak down at her beach house; Kathleen Lee talks about her new web series Sex & Death; Gez admits to winning a school poem competition on unfair terms; writer…

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Film Noir, Orcas, & Sarah's Shitty Birthday

Margaret Simons talks about her Quarterley Essay Cry Me A River: The Tragedy of the Murray-Darling; Simone Ubaldi reviews the film noir icon, The Third Man; Victor Steffensen explains his new…

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Vegetables, COVID-19, Dinner talk, plus: hidden talents revealed!

Dr. Vyom Sharma (from Triple R's Radiotherapy) talks about essential actions re: coronavirus; The team chats about Geraldine’s giant zucchini, and has a closer look at each other’s dinner ambitions; Justin ‘Digga’…

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Sing-a-longs, Footy, Whale Season, & Tatt Tech

Former Breakfaster Tony Wilson chats about his new book, 1989: The Great Grand Final; playwright Michele Lee explores single ladies; Vanessa Toholka talks leaps and bounds in tattoo technology; the team explore…

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Alex Rance, Sanam Maher, kids, and citrus

Former Richmond AFL player Alex Rance talks about his new kids' book, and whether his AFL days are really behind him; the team get a Baby Gabe (formerly Chub-Fish) update; Adam Christou talks…

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Marieke Hardy, seahorses and pan-flutes

Marieke Hardy explores living eulogies; the team riff ideas around lost and stolen and returned objects; foodie Michael Harden espouses the loveliness of ugly vegetables; Simone Ubaldi reviews 'Honey Boy'; marine biologist Ricky-Lee…

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Breakfasters 17 - 21 February 2020

Maya Newell’s documentary In My Blood It Runs takes a closer look at the difficulties First Nations people face in raising their children with an Arrernte education, and the documentary filmmaker talks to…

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Breakfasters 10 - 14 February 2020

Brand and fashion expert Tony Lee discusses the shift towards a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry; the team explore shopping for "measured" items, such as bras, shoes and hats; Michael Harden is…

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Breakfasters 3 - 7 February 2020

The team explore their thoughts around coloured $2 coins; Professor Tim Entiwsle, Director and Chief Executive at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, talks about the future conservation of the Botanic Gardens in the face…

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Breakfasters 28 - 31 January 2020

They’re back! Sarah, Daniel and Geraldine kick off 2020 by summing up their holidays, with a highlight being swimming; The water theme continues as Gez explains her Jetty adventures in Busselton, WA; Daniel…

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Breakfasters 9 - 13 December 2019

In their last podcast for 2019, Breakfasters speak to senior curator at Museums Victoria, Matthew Churchward, about the restoration of the Great Melbourne Telescope; at least 50,000 young people in Australia are missing…

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Breakfasters 2 - 6 December 2019

Dr Amee Baird discusses her new book, Sex in the BrainBreakfasters book reviewer Elizabeth McCarthy offers her take on Chris Fleming’s On Drugs; Writer, Musician and Superfluity host Casey Bennetto…

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Breakfasters 25 - 29 November 2019

Scientist Chris KP explains the concept of dog years; Award-winning author Bri Lee’s new essay, Beauty, reflects on how beauty standards impact the way we interact with ourselves, and when she joins the…

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Breakfasters 18 - 22 November 2019

The team get a visit from Melbourne illustrator and designer Beci Orpin, who talks about the inspiration behind her new book Take Heart, Take Action; Michelle Bennet returns to the studios and gives…