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Beat Orgy: Two Hours Of ‘Original’ Songs David Bowie Covered In His Early Career

In this special episode of Beat Orgy, Steve Cross takes us through the original versions of the songs that David Bowie covered through the ’70s and early ’80s.

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Out On The Patio: Archie Roach On 30 Years Of ‘Charcoal Lane’

Archie Roach’s Charcoal Lane established him as one of Australia’s preeminent songwriters, weaving folk and country musical traditions with lived-in lyrics about growing up in Melbourne and, of course, the Stolen Generations.


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The Glasshouse: Decolonising Feminism With Dr Crystal McKinnon

Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 To Now is an upcoming exhibition at The National Gallery Of Australia (NGA), showcasing work from those who identify as women. Amangu Yamaji woman Dr Crystal…

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Primal Screen: Choreography In Film With Stephen Page

Stephen Page, a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from Southeast Queensland, has been the Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre since 1991. He choreographed the…

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Maps: Mary Mihelakos On Being Inducted Into Music Victoria’s Hall of Fame

From humble beginnings as a 14-year-old volunteer at Triple R, to getting inducted to Music Victoria’s Hall of Fame this year, Mary Mihelakos has worked across almost every aspect of the Melbourne music…

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Breakfasters: Environmental Film Festival Takes Us Out Of This World

The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA), now in its tenth year, has had to adapt to the online space and is bringing the audience four seasonal mini-events. The first event Out Of This

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Radio Marinara Pays Tribute To Eco Warrior And Environmental Scientist Tim Ealey

Dr. Tim Ealey, aka Dr Mangrove, was a much loved eco warrior of Victoria’s Westernport and a pioneer in environmental science over the last century. To commemorate his life, the Radio Marinara team…

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Aunty Pat Anderson AO Joins The Mission

Aunty Pat Anderson AO has dedicated her entire life to improving outcomes for First Nations people across the country. She talks with Daniel about her passion for the Uluru Statement and the current…

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Off The Record: Elvis Costello Breaks Down His New Album

From his early days as a new wave pioneer to his collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet and The Roots, Elvis Costello has always been an inquisitive and intuitive artist. In part…

Stephanie Alexander

Eat It: Stephanie Alexander On Why She Continues To Educate Kids About Food

Local culinary legend Stephanie Alexander tells Cam Smith and Josie Smart about expanding her Kitchen Garden Foundation, to introduce more kids to the pleasures of growing and cooking their own food, alongside with…

Sofie Laguna

Backstory: Sofie Laguna On Her New Book

Miles Franklin award-winning novelist Sofie Laguna is an intuitive writer. She chats to Mel about her new book, Infinite Splendours, and her writing process. 

Set in the Grampians, Infinite Splendours follows Lawrence…

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Public Enemy’s Chuck D On Maps

Chuck D, leader of legendary hip hop group Public Enemy, joins Elizabeth McCarthy, filling in for Fee, to chat about his latest releases and what it's like to collaborate with the best.


Laura MacFarlane

The Golden Age Of Piracy: Laura MacFarlane’s Formative Five

Tristen chats to multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Laura MacFarlane about her Formative Five, five tracks that influenced her the most. Laura, founder of local indie band Ninetynine and former drummer for Sleater-Kinney, shares her chosen…

Yanis Varoufakis

Uncommon Sense: A Vision For A Post-Capitalist Society With Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis, author, economist and former Greek finance minister, joins Amy Mullins for a special long-form conversation. They initially discuss who and what has influenced Yanis politically, as well as his time as…

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International Pop Underground: Back In Tunisia, Emel Mathlouthi Explores Her (Metal) Musical Past

Sometimes, Emel Mathlouthi thinks she should've just stayed in a metal band. The 38-year-old Tunisian singer-songwriter — who's found international acclaim for her experimental, electronic folk — cut her musical teeth, two decades…

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Backstory: Best-Selling Author Jane Harper Makes A Seachange With Her New Novel

Off the coast of Tasmania, there are thousands of shipwrecks, which Jane Harper says was too good to pass up for her next crime novel. Earlier this year she organised a diving trip…

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Who Needs Smarts On Double Bounce

Vaughan chats with Billy Gardner, bassist and vocalist of “sax-fuelled” local punk supergroup Smarts, made up of members of Ausmuteants, Alien Nose Job, Parsnip and The Living Eyes. Their new album Who Needs

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Ausecuma Beats On The Good, The Dub & The Global

Systa BB chats with Boubacar Gaye, bandleader and master djembe player of Melbourne nine-piece ensemble Ausecuma Beats. Boubacar discusses how they’ve stayed creative during the pandemic lockdown, how the idea for their name…

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The Grapevine: Mikey Young Chats The Green Child, Eddy Current And The “Lockdown Sound”

Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control) calls into The Grapevine to chat about the new Green Child album Shimmering Basset, his collaborative project with former Grass Widow vocalist Raven Mahon…

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Breakfasters: Rick Morton On Money

“Money is like gravity. It distorts time and space.”

Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist whose memoir, One Hundred Years Of Dirt, was shortlisted for multiple literary prizes. But growing up in…