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Beat Orgy Punk and Post Punk Covers

Beat Orgy: Punk And Post-Punk Cover Versions 1975–85

Over the week, Steve Cross had an idea: what about a full episode of Beat Orgy dedicated to punk and post-punk artists doing covers? He managed to assemble 100 tunes... The final result…

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Lidia Thorpe

New Senator For Victoria Lidia Thorpe On The Mission

Gunai-Gunditjmara woman Lidia Thorpe is the new Greens senator for Victoria. She talks to host of The Mission Daniel James about the challenges of her new role and describes what it's like to…

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Primal Screen: How Director Kitty Green Explores Workplace Harassment in ‘The Assistant’

Melbourne-based Director Kitty Green is behind Casting JonBenet, Ukraine is Not a Brothel, and her latest release, The Assistant. She joins Primal Screen host Flick Ford to discuss this new movie, which tells…

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Breakfasters: Addressing The Aged Care Crisis with Sarah-Holland Batt

Sarah-Holland Batt is a poet, editor, critic and faculty member for Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology. Recently, Sarah testified to the Royal Commission’s inquiry into aged care and safety, which…

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Uncommon Sense: David Quammen Explains How Animal Infections ‘Spillover’ Into Humans

David Quammen is an American science writer and journalist whose 2012 book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic analyses how zoonotic viruses, like Ebola and SARS, spread from reservoir animal hosts…

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Dog in lap

Uncommon Sense: The Science Behind Human–Canine Friendships

Kate Leaver is a journalist and author who has just released her book Good Dogwhich delves into the curious and special bond that has evolved between canines and humans. Kate chats…

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Climate Kids Strike

Breakfasters: How Students Can Fight For Climate Justice During Lockdown

Ella Simons from School Strike for Climate phones in to discuss how students can remain politically active in the fight for climate justice during the COVID-19 pandemic. She explains the particular activities that…

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Stephen Walker at his Roast

Skull Cave 8th February 2013

An archival episode of the Skull Cave for you to enjoy, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Walker on what would have been his 70th birthday today, 17th April.

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The Mission: How Prisons Incubate Diseases And Injustices Faced By Indigenous Populations

Dr. Thalia Anthony is a Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology in Sydney and has recently written an article for The Guardian, where she explains the immanent…

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Johnathon Davey

Radio Marinara: How You Can Support the Local Seafood Industry During COVID-19

Johnathon Davey is the Executive Director of Seafood Industry Victoria, the representative body for Victoria seafood producers and distributors. Johnathan calls in to discuss how the local seafood industry is coping with the…

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Mia Timpano and Emily Highfield, Suldusk, Square Image

Max Headroom: The Origins Of Suldusk

Suldusk is the first-ever metal act to perform at the Music Victoria Awards. The project of Melbourne-based artist Emily Highfield, Suldusk is also the winner of Music Victoria’s 2019 Best Heavy Album –…

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Breakfasters: The Three Easiest And Most Rewarding Crops For Your Backyard

Justin “Digga” Calverley calls in (while sitting next to his chicken coop watching the sunrise) for his regular "Down & Dirty’ segment, where he provides expert advice on plants and gardening. This week…

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Bill Bowtell

Uncommon Sense: Bill Bowtell On Australia’s Response To COVID-19

“We've got to come together in a calm way to minimise the effect of what's coming.” Bill Bowtell, strategic health policy adviser and Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales, joins…

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Archie Roach on The Mission 2020

The Mission: Archie Roach In Conversation

Archie Roach joins The Mission host Daniel James (back for the first time in 2020) for a candid discussion on what he achieved last year, including the critical acclaim of his book Tell

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Alison Pouliot on Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense: The Surprising Allure of Fungi

From the Pixie’s Parasol (Mycena interrupta) to the less invitingly named Anemone Stinkhorn (Aseroe rubra), Australia is one of 18 countries regarded as megadiverse, and it is especially when…

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Amy Mullins, Will Shank and Antonio Rava

Uncommon Sense: How Art Conservators Are Restoring Keith Haring's Monumental Murals

Will Shank and Antonio Rava are world-leading art conservators who have led art restoration projects across the globe, working on conserving murals by the likes of American street artist and social activist Keith…

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Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense: What We Know About the New Coronavirus So Far

Dr Alexandra Phelan, global health lawyer, and Faculty Research Instructor at Georgetown University's Centre for Global Health Science and Security, calls in to clear up the misinformation that is currently fuelling anxiety about…

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Sue Karzis on Breakfasters

Breakfasters: How State Schools Relief Helps Parents Manage the Costs of Kids’ Education

Sue Karzis is the CEO of State Schools Relief (SSR), an initiative that was established in 1930 and has since provided ways for parents to manage the increasing costs of children’s education. Sue…

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Slave to Sirens at Wacken Open Air 2019

Requiem For A Scream: Making Metal In The Middle East

Slave To Sirens is the first all-female metal band in the Middle East, a place where metal, in some instances, remains banned. The band’s founder, Lilas Mayassi, joins Mia Timpano on Requiem For

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Amrita Hepi and Samira Farah on The Rap

The Rap: Opening the Body’s Archives via Allegory with Choreographer Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi is a Bundjulung (Aus) and Ngāpuhi (NZ) woman and award-winning dancer and choreographer. She joins The Rap with fill-in host Samira to discuss her residence at the Melbourne Immigration Museum, where…