Alison Pennington

Uncommon Sense: Escalating Gender Inequality In The Wake Of COVID-19

“Women are copping it on every level – there isn’t really a space in the labour market you can say women are doing as good as before.” Alison Pennington, Senior Economist at the…

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Double Bounce: No Pressure, Just Playing With Jim White

Some say Jim White is a “serial collaborator”. He sees it as unintentional, saying he does not purposefully seek out many different projects, just enjoys the opportunities. The local drummer and songwriter has…

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Out On The Patio: Clap Your Hands And Don’t Keep Quiet With Gordon Koang

Gordon Koang’s new LP Unity is his eleventh studio album and the first to be released since he gained Australian residency in 2019. Gordon joins Mon to chat about this week’s Album Of…

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From Mince To Household Name: John Wood Joins Breakfasters To Discuss His New Memoir

Gold Logie-winning actor, script-writer and all-round Australian icon John Wood speaks to Daniel, Sarah and Gez about his memoir How I Clawed My Way To The Middle – an account of how a…

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Dr Andi Reflects On Her Years Steering ‘Einstein’

In this online-only special interview with Triple R Talks Producer Elizabeth McCarthy, Dr. Andi reflects on her innings as anchor of Einstein A Go Go. Andi talks about why she loved being…

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Never Mind The Beat Orgy

Steve Cross recreates Johnny Rotten’s playlist from his takeover of a show on London’s Capitol Radio on 16 July 1977. Says Steve, “If you’ve never heard his selection of tunes, I think you’ll…

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The Grapevine: Scrutinising The Powers Of The New COVID-19 Advisory Board

At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in Australia, the Prime Minister hand-picked members for a new COVID-19 Coordination Commission, whose role was to ensure the proper functioning of national supply chains for…

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Off The Record: All The Good Times With Gillian And David

Nearly a quarter of a century has seen Nashville Americana and folk legends Gillian Welch and David Rawlings working together, releasing seven albums as a duo and working on one another’s solo records…

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Neon Sunset: Discover The New Live Stooges Album That Changes What You Know About The Stooges

For 50 years, an urban legend has told that Iggy Pop fired Stooges bassist Dave Alexander after their 1970 performance at Goose Lake because Dave was too drunk to play a note, thus…

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The Australian Mood: The Meanies Talk Life In Spain And The Band’s New Record

Calling from sunny Barcelona, Link Meanie’s life at the moment couldn’t be further from life in his hometown, here in Melbourne. “It’s a lot more relaxed now,” he boasts on The Australian Mood

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Neon Sunset: Crack Cloud Discuss Their Astonishing Debut LP ‘Pain Olympics’

Vancouver’s Crack Cloud describe themselves as a collective rather than a band. There's seven of them in total, but members come in and out; bound more by their relationship to each other than…

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Breakfasters: Assessing The Impact of Covid-19 On The Local Music Scene

RMIT’s Dr. Catherine Strong is leading a Music Industry Impact Survey to try to assess the real impact that the pandemic, and its associated lockdowns, is having on all facets of the music…

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Far and Wide: Fontaines D.C. On Their New Album ‘A Hero’s Death’

Fontaines D.C. took their name from a character in The Godfather, Johnny Fontane, with the initials representing the place they met and formed: Dublin City. “We’re very serious about our music, but…

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Off The Record: Stuart Coupe Tells Us All About His New Paul Kelly Biography

Australian music journalist, band manager, publicist and author Stuart Coupe joins Brian to discuss the origins of his Paul Kelly biography, Paul Kelly: His Life and Times. “I made a decision early…

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LiveWire: Dave Faulkner Tells Us The Story Behind The New Hoodoo Gurus Music Video

Right about now, the Hoodoo Gurus would have been gearing up for an international tour if it wasn’t for a certain virus. “We were supposed to go to the States, and we had…

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Archival Revival: Tiddas’ Triple R Rooftop Performance And An Interview With Singer Amy Saunders

Kate Kingsmill celebrates 30 years of Tiddas by revisiting the band’s legendary performance in the Triple R Rooftop cafe back in July of 1996.

“Everything about that performance that day, listening back to…

Dr Emily van der Nagel

The Curious World Of Sex And Social Media On Byte Into IT

Social media and sex have a complicated relationship. It’s often associated with danger and teenagers; however people may also use the platforms to experiment and build relationships and communities. Digging into the curious…


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…

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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…