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Breakfasters - 30 January - 3 February 2017

On this week's podcast, the first of 2017, the Breakfasters are joined by Richard Katz, sole performer of Malthouse show 'The Encounter' and A Toot Your Horn Tuesday where Geraldine built a fence…

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Breakfasters - 29 January - 2 February 2018

Victorian Prize For Literature winner Sarah Krasnostein talks about her new book The Trauma Cleaner; Sean "The Birdman" Dooley talks about the birds he saw on his trip to New Zealand; and…

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Breakfasters - 10 - 14 December 2018

This week on Breakfasters, the team chat about nerd parties; boxer and bronze world medal holder, Kristy Harris drops by the studio, Triple R regular Michael Harden talks about the best and worst…

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Breakfasters - 3 - 7 December 2018

This week on Breakfasters, Professor Ary Hoffmann drops by to discuss the threat of climate change and how it's measured. Josh Earl calls in to talk about the live show of his podcast…

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Breakfasters - 26 - 30 November 2018

Triple R regular Casey Bennetto swaps his Superfluity host hat to talk up "The Show of the Year," in which he sings songs that sum up 2018 and author Jadan Carroll tells us…

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Breakfasters - 19 - 23 November 2018

Director Jessica Leski talks about her film 'I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story'; David Marr drops in to reflect on his career and new book; Michael Harden talks up edible…

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Breakfasters - 12 - 16 November 2018

Director Susie Dee discusses the new show Broken being played at 45downstairs; Shaun Micallef chats about his new book The Uncollected Plays of Shaun Micallef; comedian Catherine Tate talks about The Catherine

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Breakfasters - 5 - 9 November 2018

Olmo Salvatore joins Sarah and Geraldine for a chat with director Sarah Goodes & actor Kamil Ellis about the Melbourne Theatre Company's new show 'Astroman.' Then Jeff returns to the studio for regular…

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Breakfasters - 29 October - 2 November 2018

This week the Breakfasters speak to guests Braden and Zach about Aunty Donna "The Album Tour," Seth Stephen-Davidowitz about his book "Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell…

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Breakfasters - 22 - 26 October 2018

This week the team chat about holiday wine tasting; Palaeontologist Ben Francischelli features on weird science chatting about how whales evolved from land creatures; the team chat about hangover cures; author Chloe Hooper…

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Breakfasters - 8 - 12 October 2018

This week, Geraldine gets her first aid certificate; Sarah shares some of her car dramas; the team are joined by Pacharo Mzembe & Ratidzo Mambo actors in Mambo apart of Melbourne Festival; author…

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Breakfasters - 1 - 5 October 2018

This week, Michael Harden speaks about eating insects on "Food Interlude"; Geraldine and Sarah speak about their adventures at the Melbourne show; Stuart Coupe chats about his latest book "Roadies: The Secrets History…

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Breakfasters - 24 - 28 September 2018

The team chat about their weekend activities; director Benjamin Gilmour and actor Sam Smith comes onto the show to speak about their film "JRGA"; the team chat about the words squirting and oozing…

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Breakfasters - 17 - 21 September 2018

The team chat with Stuart Daulman about his show "Death of a Daulman" happening at Melbourne Fringe Festival; the team did some improvising about writing prompts; Birdman shares some information about magpies on…

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Breakfasters - 10 - 14 September 2018

This week Mia Timpano speaks about her show "Speaking Of Which: The Science Of Conversation" that will playing at Melbourne FRINGE festival; Sarah is the centre of attention on Trauma Tuesday; Michael Harden…

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Breakfasters - 27 - 31 August 2018

The team chat about things you don't have to like as you grow older; Wednesdare is back; Jackson Castiglione comes onto the show who is an artist from Field Theory "ICON" which will…

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Breakfasters - 3 - 7 September 2018

The team welcome back John Safran who will be performing "Jew Detective: Sarcasm is not a crime" at Yarraville Laughs; Zoe Coombs Marr and Mish Grigor chat about "Ich Nibber Dibber"; Wednesdare is…

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Breakfasters - 6 - 10 August 2018

The team chat with Juha Kaakinen about homelessness week and Finland's approach to homelessness; Geraldine shares her experience with helping someone become a captain; writer Carey Gillam comes onto the show to talk…

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Breakfasters - 30 - 3 August 2018

Jeff and Sarah speak with Jill Stark about her book "Happy Never After: Why the happiness fairytale is driving us mad"; Matt chats with the team about problematic 90's TV shows; Geraldine talks…

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Breakfasters - 23 - 27 July 2018

On this week's Breakfasters podcast, Geraldine, Jeff and Sarah speak with Sami, Madeline and Jacki Van Beek who are the writers, directors and actors of the hit new film "The Breaker Upperers"; Wednesdare…

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Breakfasters - 16 - 20 July 2018

On this week's Breakfasters podcast, Geraldine, Jeff and Sarah speak to Dr. Peter Thorne about CSIRAC, Australia's first computer; Melbourne Writers Festival 2018 Artistic Director Marieke Hardy stops by to discuss this years…

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Breakfasters - 9 - 13 July 2018

This week, the Breakfasters team chat with writer and perfomer Amer Hlehel, who has a show called "TAHA" at the Arts Centre; the team chat about terot cards and spirts; Geraldine speaks about…

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Breakfasters - 2 - 6 July 2018

This week, the Breakfasters team chat with card magician Woody Aragon, who has a show at Melbourne Magic Festival called "A Bald Faced Liar"; the team chat about what they got up to…

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Breakfasters - 19 - 22 June 2018

This week, Breakfasters welcome back comedian Anne Edmonds, former Triple R presenter, to chat about "Helen Bidou: Enter The Spinnaker Lounge"; the team chats about whale watching and how to become a whale…

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Breakfasters - 11 - 15 June 2018

This week, Breakfasters welcome back filmmaker Leigh Whannell, former Breakfaster film reviewer, to chat about his latest film, Upgrade; Geraldine describes her experience with meeting a shark; Jeff shares his footy poem…

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Breakfasters - 4 - 8 June 2018

This week the Breakfasters team caught up with Molly Carlie who is a greif, death and palliative care expert; Bird hydbirds are up for discussion with a possible Pidgpie discovery; Corin Nemec, actor…

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Breakfasters - 28 May - 1 June 2018

Dr Michelle Lim from Swinburne University discusses loneliness as a public health issue; playwright Patricia Cornelius talks about her new adaption of the The House of Bernarda Alba; food writer Larissa Dubecki…

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Breakfasters - 21 - 25 May 2018

Climate journalist Jeff Goodell chats about his book The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World; Writer and performer Rowan Thambar talks about his show 23

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Breakfasters - 14 - 18 May 2018

Beer expert Melissa Cole has a chat about Good Beer Week; in "Weird Science" Dr. Jen talks about misophonia - getting annoyed or outraged at common repetitive sounds; Nasser Mashni from the Australian…

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Breakfasters - 7 - 11 May 2018

Film critic Simone Ubaldi chats about new film Breath; entomologist Simon Hinkley discusses the dreaded bed bug; Geraldine talks about her travels in NSW and seeing the bizarrely racist Ayers Rock Roadhouse…

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Breakfasters - 30 April - 4 May 2018

Actor and director Simon Baker talks about his new film Breath; food critic Larissa Dubecki chats about what foods people are willing to eat; conservationist and campaigner Christian Slattery talked about the…

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Breakfasters - 23 - 27 April 2018

Lawyer and Middle East researcher Marika Sosnowski chats about the current situation in Syria; Vanessa Toholka talks about the history of emojis in "Tech Talk"; "Friday Funnybugger" Laura Dunemann chats about famous babies…

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Breakfasters - 16 - 20 April 2018

Comedian David O'Doherty talks about his MICF show You Have To Laugh; singer and comedian Lady Rizo chats about Red, White and Indigo, her cabaret show about "bad boyfriend" America; human…

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Breakfasters - 9 - 13 April 2018

Comedian Scout Boxall talks about the RAW Comedy Grand Final and the road to becoming a comedian; Gurrumul's musical collaborator Michael Hohnen chats about the new Gurrumul documentary; food critic Larissa Dubecki talks…

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Breakfasters - 3 - 6 April 2018

Organiser Matt Nurse chats about the March for Science; performer Maddie Rice speaks about the show playing at the Malthouse, Fleabag; curator Sarah Tutton talks about Wonderland an exhibition about Alice in…

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Breakfasters - 26 - 29 March 2018

Writer Tim Winton chats about his new book The Shepherd's Hut; Founding editor & publisher of Jacobin magazine Bhaskar Sunkara talked about his appearance at the upcoming Marxism conference; The team invent…

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Breakfasters - 19 - 23 March 2018

GP and author Nick Martin talks about his piece in Meanjin - Diary Of A Nauru Doctor; Curator at Melbourne Museum Lena Hejil talks about the new exhibit Vikings: Beyond the Legend

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Breakfasters - 13 - 16 March 2018

Director Garth Davis chats about his new film Mary Magdalene; In "Feature Creatures" Simon Hinkley informs the team about ants nursing each other back to health; "Friday Funnybugger" Nick Capper designs a…

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Breakfasters - 5 - 9 March 2018

Writer and editor Sue Sullivan chats about the new essay collection Women Of A Certain Age; "Friday Funnybugger" Nick Capper talks about doing comedy in Hurstbridge; Justin "Digga" Calverly talks about lead…

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Breakfasters - 26 February - 2 March 2018

Actor, writer and comedian Magda Szubanski talks about her appearance in new film The BBQ; Writer Cory Doctorow chats about the difficulties with writers getting paid these days, and his new novel…