Charm of Finches 2020

Charm of Finches Share Their Folk Flavoured Formative Five

Charm of Finches’ Mabel and Ivy join Tristen Harris to chat about their Formative Five. Given that they’ve been harmonising together since they were children, they have a deep well of influences to…

Winter Gardening

Breakfasters: Digga’s Top Tips For Winter Gardening

As we head into the “premiership quarter” of winter, Justin ‘Digga’ Calverley shares some tips with Sarah, Gez and Daniel for getting ahead of the game before the final quarter.

First, he says…

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Uncommon Sense: Meet Our Smallest Insects, Amphibians, and Reptiles With Museums Victoria

In this episode, host Amy Mullins chats with entomologist Dr Ken Walker and herpetologist Dr Jane Melville from Museums Victoria as part of a special hour-long live-streamed Facebook event. Ken and Jane study…


Einstein A Go-Go: How Artificial Lighting Is Adversely Affecting Native Birdlife

Dr Anne Aulsebrook from La Trobe University and The University of Melbourne researches the effects that light pollution has on local wildlife. In a recent study, Anne looked at how light pollution affected…

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The Grapevine: What Attitudes About 5G Reveal About Public Misinformation And Conspiracies

At the end of last year, the Australian government began an inquiry into the roll-out of 5G networks across the country. As part of this, the public were invited to make submissions to…

Cool Sounds Sleepers

Local and/or General: Cool Sounds’ Dainis Lacey Has A Hard Rubbish, DIY Studio

Taking full advantage of hard rubbish time, Dainis Lacey of Cool Sounds sound-proofed the shed in his sharehouse DIY style, resulting in a “pretty trash studio” that features six couch cushions in the…

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Out On The Patio: Cash Savage On Performing To An Empty Hamer Hall

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, like so many other bands, had their live shows for 2020 put on the back burner due to COVID-19. Frontwoman Cash Savage joins Monique to chat about…

Courtney Marie Andrews

International Pop Underground: Courtney Marie Andrews' Songs Are Like Mini-Novels

Courtney Marie Andrews' earliest memory is of music. Of being five years old, and hearing Tomorrow, from the musical Annie.

"Obviously, I feel the melody and the voice, too, but those…

Mabu Mabu Damper

Breakfasters: Drop That Sourdough And Get In With A Damper

So maybe during this period of lockdown you’ve learned some new culinary tricks. Maybe you’ve even mastered the art of baking sourdough! But what about damper? Want to give it a crack? You’re…

Roxanne Moore

The Mission: Why We Need To Raise The Age Of Criminal Responsibility

Roxanne Moore, Executive Officer from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, joins the program to discuss the Raise The Age campaign, which is advocating for officials to raise the age…

Charley Crockett

Twang: Charley Crockett On His New Album, Health Scares, And Growing Up In Texas

Growing up in a trailer park in a tiny, rural Texas town, Charley Crockett found himself running into strife until he was gifted a guitar. “I just took to the road because I…

Hugo Race 2020

The Australian Mood: Hugo Race On Keeping Creative In Lockdown

There may be some irony in releasing a recording of a prison performance at this particular juncture of history but, as Hugo Race tells Neil Rogers, “The pandemic is forcing us to find…

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International Pop Underground: On Their Second LP, Kllo Are Doing It For Themselves

After the release of Kllo's debut album, 2017's Backwater, the Melburnian duo — Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam — found themselves touring the world several times over. Over the years, over all…

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International Pop Underground: Westerman's Debut LP Offers Hopefulness In the Face of Hopelessness

The debut LP for Will Westerman — the 28-year-old Londoner who records under his surname — is named Your Hero Is Not Dead.

That phrase, Westerman says, "popped up in conversation" during…


Eat It: A Guide To Making Perfect Paella With Movida’s Frank Camorra

Movida owner and chef Frank Camorra jumps on the phone to chat with Cam and Matt about all things paella: from choosing the right rice, how to pronounce it correctly, its history, and…

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The Grapevine: Lachlan Denton Discusses Pop Filter’s Forthcoming Debut Album

Lachlan Denton calls in to discuss his new outfit Pop Filter, which is formed by a bunch of former bandmates from The Ocean Party, and their debut album Banksia. He explains how…

Second Stitch Masks

Breakfasters: Women From Refugee and Asylum Seeker Backgrounds Are Making Face Masks With Second Stitch

Second Stitch is a social enterprise that employs women from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to make textiles. Ordinarily, they operate as a training program, but the coronavirus pandemic has focussed the organisation…

Smart Arts

SmartArts: Shadow Arts Minister Tony Burke On The Federal Government’s Support Package For The Arts

Tony Burke, the federal Shadow Arts Minister, joins Richard Watts to discuss the recent announcement by the federal government of a $250 million support package for the arts. 

Steve Ellen, aka Dr Dolittle

Breakfasters: Lockdown Survival Tips With Steve Ellen

Steve Ellen (aka Dr Doolittle from RRR’s Radiotherapy and Shrink The Virus) joins Daniel, Geraldine and Rachel Short (filling in for Sarah) to talk about the impacts the latest lockdown in Melbourne…

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Out On The Patio: An Update On The Save Our Scene Campaign

Simone Ubaldi joins Monique to chat about the Save our Scene campaign, run by independent Victorian music venue operators and bookers seeking support from the government in the wake of the pandemic. They…