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Mixed Signals: Local Magic Pop Artist Witching Hour Tells Us How She Turned A Spell Into A Song

Claire Quartz, aka Witching Hour, phones in at the witching hour, having just released her second single “Colourblind”. Claire tells Mixed Signals, “That particular song is an exploration of dishonest and manipulative…

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Backstory: Talking With The Animals

Mel talks to author Laura Jean McKay about her new novel The Animals In That Country, a surreal story about a foul-mouthed, alcoholic grandma searching for a lost granddaughter, the separation of…

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Local And/Or General: Talking New Zealand Music Month With Tiny Ruins

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, New Zealand Music Month has been championing music from its shores every May for the last two decades. Jason Moore speaks to singer/songwriter Hollie Fullbrook of Auckland folksters Tiny…

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Off The Record: The Ghosts of Steve Earle

Brian Wise chats with the legendary country musician – and theatre aficionado – Steve Earle about his new LP, The Ghosts of West Virginia. Centred around the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine…

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Neon Sunset: Dave “Flick” Faulkner Tells Us What It Was Like Being A Punk In Perth In The ’70s

Growing up in Perth as a young punk kid in the ’70s, Dave Faulkner felt isolated and misunderstood. “There was this music that we were just bursting to be involved with, and listen…

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Far and Wide: Sleaford Mods Explain How They Put Together Their New Retrospective Album

Steve shares his conversation with electro-punks Sleaford Mods from early March this year. “It could go either way,” The Mods speculate blissfully about the impending pandemic on Far and Wide. “I find…

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Get Down: Thando Is Happy Being Back On Stage And Live Streaming

Zimbabwean-born and Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Thando joins Get Down’s Chris Gill to talk about her bi-weekly iSoSunday Youtube gigs. She says, “It’s been quite an experience not having a face-to-face audience, but we’ve…

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Breakfasters: Going Wild For Mushrooms

Food Interlude segment presenter Michael Harden implores listeners to “stop panic foraging” during what has turned out to be a boon year for wild mushrooms. He tells Sarah, Daniel and Geraldine that there’s…

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Out On The Patio: Embracing Imperfections With The Teskey Brothers

In a time when we can’t stand in a crowd, The Teskey Brothers have released their latest album, Live at the Forum, recorded during their last national tour. The band had always…

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Breaking And Entering: Parsnip On Their New Release

Paris Richens, bassist and main lyricist from Melbourne-based band Parsnip joins Lauren and Simon to chat about the release of the band’s new 7” Adding Up. Parsnip were due to go on tour…

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Local And/Or General: Resources, Free Memberships And More With Music Victoria

In the midst of the COVID pandemic, which is wreaking havoc on the live music scene, Music Victoria is offering free memberships up until the end of the financial year. The one and…

Denise Scott

Breakfasters: “Picking Ancestral Scabs” With Denise Scott

Beloved award-winning comedian, actor and author Denise Scott tells the Breakfasters team about her upcoming stint on SBS “ancestral scab picking” series Who Do You Think You Are?. Affirmation of convict blood…

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Banana Lounge Broadcasting: A Tribute To Little Richard

“He was uncompromisingly himself.” Banana Lounge Broadcasting’s Dave Graney pays homage to the one and only Little Richard – a rock n’ roll legend who paved the way for countless imitators.

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The Grapevine: The Ethics Of Social Credit Systems

The ‘social credit system’ involves the centralised scoring of people’s everyday actions, which is calculated into an overall trustworthiness rating that is used to regulate social behaviour. With the system set to go…

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Radio Marinara: Staying Connected To The Coast In Isolation

Bron and Fam host this special edition of Radio Marinara, where volunteers and experts from coastal programs explain how they’re staying connected to the coast in isolation. First up, Parks Victoria’s Park and…

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Breakfasters: Honouring Nurses On International Nurses Day

The World Health Organisation has named 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Today, on International Nurses Day, Breakfasters talk to State Secretary of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation…

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Eat It: Cam And Matt Pay Tribute To Gin Palace Founder Vernon Chalker

Eat It pay tender tribute to the founder of Gin Palace, Vernon Chalker, who passed away last week. Vernon was widely regarded as a pioneer in the Melbourne bar and hospitality industry, known…

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Florian Schnieder

Stylin’: Ennio Pays Tribute To Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider

Ennio pays tribute to electronic music pioneer and founding member of Kraftwerk, Florian Schneider, who passed away last week at the age of 73.

Florian left Kraftwerk in 2008 after over 30 years…

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Breakfasters: Hugo Weaving Tells Us About His Favourite Film Set, Masterchef, and His New Film

Hugo Weaving is one of Australia’s most renowned actors, having played iconic roles such as Agent Smith in The Matrix and Elrond in The Lord Of The Rings franchise. But his co-star, Andrew…

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Mystifying Melbourne: The Magic That Is Marios

The Marios (Maccarone and De Pasquale) have been serving up iconic Italian fare in their eponymous restaurant in the heart of Fitzroy since 1986. Mario Mac joins Aisha Pachoud to chat about how…