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How and when did you first connect with Triple R?
I discovered Triple R as a Uni student. First it was the music, but one day to my surprise I listened to Radiotherapy and was intrigued. The lead host was Dr Mal Practice, who sounded exactly like one of my best friends from school who I’d lost contact with. I asked around to see if I could find out who Dr Mal Practice was, but was never successful. Years later I went work at the Alfred Hospital, and there was my old friend, working as a doctor in the psych department. We became instant friends again, as if the lost years never existed. And one of the first thing I asked him was “Is that you on RRR?” The rest is history.
What does Triple R mean to you?
Hmmm. It is a family, but it’s also a moral & cultural compass for me. I love the sense of community and the effort just to do better in this world. And of course, the music is my soundtrack.
What’s your favourite Triple R story?
There are so many. All of the best ones involve someone emailing or calling and saying something we covered on Radiotherapy really helped them. When we’re in the studio, it feels like we are just talking amongst ourselves and cracking jokes, so I love it when we find out that people actually find our banter useful.
Describe your happy place.
Any beach on any sunny day. Love it.
The studio door has accidentally jammed shut with you stuck inside. If there was only one album in there, what would you want it to be, and why?
Really? Just one? That’s a tough question. I’m going to go with Doolittle by the Pixies. Love the name, love the album ;-)