Listen to Palestinian Film Festival 2024, The Mary Wallopers, Dungeons & Dragons 50th anniversary, PHOTO 2024, and theatre theatre theatre!01:44:227 March 2024

Richard kicks off this week’s epic show with Irish band, The Mary Wallopers. The cheeky, rowing brothers, Charles and Andrew Hendy, talk sibling rivalry, genre shifting, and their anticipation of Ireland’s global domination…

Professor Lisa Given is on the line to celebrate Dungeons & Dragons 50th Birthday. What is the legacy of DnD and tabletop roleplaying? Lisa’s recent research goes into the mental health benefits and value of playing it.

Naser Shaktour, the Festival Director of the Palestinian Film Festival 2024, calls in to give us a program overview and talks through why it is so important to engage with Palestinian media right now. The Palestinian Film Festival starts at Cinema Nova on March 14.

Actor, Yvette Turner, who stars in The Hearth Theatre’s iteration of ‘The 39 Steps’, gives an insight to the tongue-in-cheek-love-letter coming to us at Chapel off Chapel from March 8.

PHOTO 2024 Curator, Brendan McCleary, and visiting artist, Clifford Prince King, give a big festival overview chat with a focus on the regional weekend on March 7-10.

The dangerously in sync Helen Hopkins and Carolyn Bock from The Shift Theatre tell us about their new production ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ at La Mama. How devilishly fun, darling!

PLUS The brilliant Anne-Marie Peard reviews the latest and greatest theatre performances around town.

About this program

Visual art, theatre, film and literature. Segments include:

  • 'Art Attack' - fortnightly visual arts reviews with Ace Wagstaff and Tai Snaith.
  • 'Shoot the Messenger' - fortnightly theatre news & reviews with Fleur Kilpatrick.
  • 'Drawn Out' - monthly chat about comic books and graphic novels with Bernard Caleo.

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Richard Watts has many years experience working in the arts industry, including five years as the Artistic Director of the youth arts organisation Express Media, seven years on the Board of Melbourne Fringe (including three years as Chair), and six years on the Committee of Management at La Mama Theatre, where he currently serves as Chair. Richard has helped program a range of festivals including Next Wave, the National Young Writers' Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Emerging Writers' Festival (which he founded) and he has written for various broadsheets, journals, zines and magazines. Currently he pays the rent by working as the Performing Arts Editor at In his spare time he watches old Doctor Who episodes.

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.