Professor Sharon Lewin

Einstein A Go-Go: Professor Sharon Lewin Discusses Australia’s Infectious Diseases Response

Professor Sharon Lewin, Director at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, joins the program for a wide-ranging discussion about vaccines and Australia’s management of infectious diseases. She reflects on her last…

Professor Eleanor Bourke

The Mission: Newly Appointed Chair Of The Yoo-rrook Justice Commission Professor Eleanor Bourke

Professor Eleanor Bourke is a distinguished Wergaia/Wamba Wamba Elder, whose outstanding leadership and tireless dedication advancing Aboriginal education and communities has spanned over 40 years. She joins host of The Mission Daniel James…

Lydia Ainsworth

International Pop Underground: Canadian Composer Lydia Ainsworth Laced Her New LP with Spells

On her fourth album, Sparkles & Debris, Canadian composer and songwriter Lydia Ainsworth laced her songs with spells. Like, literally, in the lyrics: Ainsworth incanting charmed collections of words amidst her songs…

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International Pop Underground: On Her Second LP, Denmark's Erika de Casier Embraces Her Sensational Side

When Danish producer/songwriter Erika de Casier set out making her second album —the follow-up to her beloved 2019 debut, Essentials— she quickly identified a sentiment uniting the songs.

"I saw in the process…

Orange Paw

Good Fortune: From Pink Tiles To Orange Paw

Driven by lockdown-induced boredom, Pink Tiles bassist Mara Williams has struck out on her own with a brand-new solo project Orange Paw. The project quickly morphed from a time-killer to a self-titled debut…

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Byte Into IT: Protecting Young People’s Privacy

According to Rys Farthing, an estimated 72 million data points are collected from children by the time they are thirteen - from before they are born, with apps that track pregnancy, to systems…

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Cong Josie Chats Cowboy Hats & Strutting On Local &/Or General

Cong Josie “feels very me”, says Nicolaas Oogjes, chatting about his latest alter-ego project. What started with Nicolaas wanting to wear a cowboy hat and strut around the stage has developed into a…

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Radiotherapy: What Does The Recent Federal Budget Mean For Healthcare

One of Australia's preeminent health experts, Stephen Duckett, Health and Aged Care Program Director at the Grattan Institute, discusses healthcare spending in the recent Federal Budget. He breaks down the significance of the…

The Bushwackers

The Bushwackers Celebrate 50 Years On Twang

The Bushwackers’ Dobe Newton calls Denise Hylands to reflect on the last half century of the band. Fresh off being inducted into the Australian Country Music Roll of Renown, The Bushwackers are now…

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ALL CAPS: Tony Allen’s Never-Ending Sound

ALL CAPS host Areej Nur pays tribute to Tony Allen, playing tracks that span the Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter’s long career – beginning in 1984 with “NEPA (Never Expect Power Always)” and…

Antony Loewenstein

Breakfasters: Antony Loewenstein On The Israel/Palestine Conflict

Independent journalist, author and filmmaker Antony Loewenstein, who was based in Jerusalem from 2016 to 2020, discusses the latest crisis in Israel and Palestine, war crimes against Palestinians as detailed in the latest…

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KUČKA Joins The Dark Room

KUČKA has collaborated with some big names: Flume, Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar – to name a few. But now it’s time for the singer and producer to “bring [her ideas]…

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Breakfasters: Yumi Stynes On Her New Book About Consent

For many people, Dolly Doctor in the sealed section was a “bible” in adolescence, and Yumi Stynes is lucky enough to have written a book on consent with the Dolly Doctor, Dr Melissa…

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SmartArts: Operatic Macbeth Meets Virtual Reality

For some, opera may seem outdated, stuffy, like an artefact of a sophisticated past. But acclaimed filmmaker and stage production director Bruce Beresford is determined to pull opera back onto the contemporary cultural…

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Off The Record: Richard Thompson Looks Back On His Early Years

Revered guitarist Richard Thompson has enjoyed a long and storied career but perhaps his most iconic run – from his time with Fairport Convention to the early collaborative albums with Linda Thompson ­–…

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Neon Sunset: The End Of Constant Mongrel

After two albums and 11 years, Melbourne punk mainstays Constant Mongrel have called it quits. Dropping by Neon Sunset to explain themselves, ahead of their last show, Andrew and Tom bring in some…

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Einstein A Go-Go: The Impacts Of 2020 On Australian Youth

Sophia Garlick Bock is a research and evaluation coordinator at ReachOut Australia, an organisation dedicated to supporting and understanding the experiences of under 25s. Sophia joins Dr Shane to discuss the results of…

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Mick Thomas Performs Live On Twang

Mick Thomas joins Denise Hylands to discuss what he calls “an esoteric time” that gave birth to the track “See You On The Other Side”. Mick dives into the making of this track…

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Under The Sun: Mick Harvey And JP Shilo On Brian Henry Hooper's Posthumous Album

Local musos Mick Harvey and JP Shilo join Jonathan Alley to discuss the release of Brian Henry Hooper's second posthumous album, I Won’t Bend For You. “These recordings already existed and we’d…

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Mooncake Guest Mix: DJ Cookie Shares Special Mix

This week’s installment of Mooncake features a guest mix from DJ Cookie, who also performs as Oliver White. She’s in the duo Take Your Time and is one third of the party collective…