Interview
Chris Gill and Bernard Purdie

Get Down: Father Time Himself, Bernard Purdie Drops By

He's known as the drummer’s drummer. The hitmaker. Father time himself. Meet Bernard Purdie - the most recorded drummer of all time.

Everyone from Aretha Franklin to Miles Davis to James Brown appear…

Interview
Candy Bowers and Areej Nur

Being an African-Australian Boss Lady in Hip Hop: Candy Bowers on The Rap

The multitalented Candy Bowers remembers when there were only a few of African-Aussie hip hoppers making their mark in the local music industry. Now, as she tells The Rap host Areej Nur, they’re…

Interview
Jadan Carroll on Breakfasters

A Book on the Best Dogs of All Time: Jadan Carroll on Breakfasters

From Hachikō the loyal Japanese dog to Bouncer the TV canine star on Neighbours, these are *supposedly* the best dogs of all time. Writer Jadan Carroll has compiled a list of 42 of…

Interview
Leslie Jamison

Backstory: ‘My Great, Big Addiction Book’

History is filled with extraordinarily talented artists who’ve had serious issues with substance abuse and addiction. Writer and essayist Leslie Jamison has compiled a literary history of some of these artists – John…

Interview
Matt Shulz

Double Bounce: Unsound From Krakow to Adelaide

Vaughan Quinn chats to Mat Schulz, artistic director and co-founder of Unsound Festival, which is hitting Adelaide this December. The immersive festival, which began in Krakow, Poland in 2003, features an eclectic mixture…

Interview
David Burke

Grapevine: Evacuating Manus and Nauru

“The reality is these people have been on a remote island for almost six years now, waking up every day with no real hope or certainty in their future.” David Burke of the…

Interview
Fleur Anderson

SleepTalker: Do Politicians Get Enough Sleep?

Are our politicians getting enough sleep and would they admit otherwise? It’s such ponderings which spurred Fleur Anderson to explore our topsy-turvy relationship with snoozing. The former political journalist joins SleepTalker to chat…

Interview
Palm Springs

Palm Springs’ Erica Dunn on Local and/or General

After listening to Palm Springs’ track Hollywood Failure, Local and/or General is joined by the band’s lead singer/songwriter and guitarist Erica Dunn. The band’s latest album, Palm Springs & Friends, launches this Friday…

Interview
Casey Bennetto and Jeff Sparrow

Superfluity’s Casey Bennetto Talks The Show of The Year, on Breakfasters

Superfluity host Casey Bennetto visits Breakfasters to chat about The Show of The Year held at The Athenaeum Theatre on 01 December. This end of year show sees 12 speakers each assigned a…

Interview
John Hiatt

How John Hiatt Carved Out His Niche

“I knew I wanted to go somewhere where music was.” The prolific Americana songwriter reflects upon his long career, from his move to Nashville as a teenager to the advice that he’s given…

Interview
John Bailey and Gilles Peterson in the Band Room

The Music That Gilles Peterson Wants You To Hear

“We’re still within touching distance of a golden age of musicians.” The British DJ, record label manager and human compendium of music joins Stolen Moments. He chats to John Bailey about the incredible…

Interview
Amaru Tribe

The Good, The Dub & The Global: Strings, Skins and Wood

Systa BB chats to bandleader Oscar Jiminez of Latin music powerhouse Amaru Tribe, fresh from performing at Strawberry Fields. Oscar spoke of mythology, being tagged to perform at next year’s South By Southwest…

Interview
Bridge of Clay

Backstory: The Bridge that Clay Built

Thirteen years after The Book Thief, Sydney-based author Markus Zusak has followed it up with his new novel, Bridge of Clay, a story about a family holding themselves together after the death…

Segment
Christine and the Queens

Max Headroom: Everything Fresh and French

Edith takes you on a tour of the French music scene of 2018, spilling enough Euro groove to satisfy even the most demanding Francophile. The tour takes in fresh talents like Amoure and…

Segment
Sticky Institute

Breakfasters: Living in a City of Literature

David Ryder drops by to talk about why Melbourne is indeed a City of Literature, what that entails, and how they are celebrating their 10th anniversary next week.

Interview
David Marr on Breakfasters

How David Marr Survived the Golden Age of Journalism on Breakfasters

Political journalist and revered cultural critic David Marr is ostensibly one of the lucky ones. But reporting on a time when The Age’s Saturday edition ‘made a profit of a million dollars each…

Live in Studio
Moaning Lisa on Breakfasters

Breakfasters Live: Moaning Lisa

In the midst of touring and moving to Melbourne, Hayley and Charlie of Moaning Lisa drop in on the Breakfasters to clue us in on Canberra’s music scene. Followed by an acoustic rendition…

Interview
Cash Savage on Out on the Patio

Out On The Patio: Cash Savage on Grief, Love and Vulnerability

Monique is joined by beloved country punk muso Cash Savage, fresh from a European tour in support of her latest Last Drinks LP, Good Citizens. Cash waxed poetic about grief, love and…

Interview
Kerry O'Brien on Uncommon Sense

Kerry O’Brien Explains the Dangers of the 24-Hour News Churn, on Uncommon Sense

Veteran ABC journalist and Walkley award winner Kerry O’Brien joins Amy Mullins to discuss his new memoir. Reflecting on the last 50 years of Australian journalism and history, he explains how he has…

Interview
Designer Dogs

Breakfasters: What Are We Doing to Our Dogs?

Everyone’s heard of designer dogs and selective breeding, but what about intensive breeding or cloning of dogs? Melbourne University academics Associate Professor Caroline Mansfield and Professor David Balding join Breakfasters to chat about…