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The Ghost Foetus cassette

The Ghost interviews JG Thirlwell (1987)

While in NYC for the New Music Seminar Conference in '87, The Ghost caught up with Melbourne born, New York based artist JG Thirlwell (also known as Foetus, Clint Ruin, Frank Want). Thirlwell…

Dennis Altman on Grapevine

‘Accidental Activist’ Dennis Altman Reflects On His New Memoir

Academic, writer and activist Dennis Altman confesses his unrequited love for the United States, a romance that began with his involvement in the Gay Rights Movement of the early ‘70s ‘and ended with…

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The Ghost NYC Award

The Ghost in New York (1987)

In June 1987 The Ghost headed over to New York for the New Music Seminar Conference. He phoned Breakfasters' Chris Hatzis and Richard Neal with live updates each morning.

Listening back to…

Deborah Lipstadt

Uncommon Sense: Antisemitism is a Danger to Democracy

Amy picks the brain of distinguished historian Professor Deborah Lipstadt, author of Antisemitism: Here and Now.

Deborah recounts her successful defence of a libel suit brought by Holocaust denier David Irving in…

Tayari Jones on The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse: An American Exploration of Feminism and Ambition

How long would you put your life on hold if your spouse was wrongfully incarcerated for 12 years? Beth AQ has a chat with American novelist Tayari Jones, whose fourth novel – An

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The Rap: Jamil Jivani Explains Why Young Men Get Swept up in Violent Movements

Canadian lawyer and community organiser Jamil Jivani visits Areej to discuss his new book, Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity. Why is it, he wonders, that it’s almost…

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Jeff Buckley 1995 Setlist

Jeff Buckley Live at RRR and Interview with The Ghost (1995)

Jeff Buckley's only studio album Grace was released 25 year ago this month, on August 23 1994. The following year, Jeff toured Australia for the first time.

He stopped by Triple R on…

Fred Armisen on Breakfasters

Fred Armisen: Comedy for Breakfasters (But Everyone is Welcome)

The Breakfasters crew chats with beloved comedian Fred Armisen on the eve of his Comedy for Musicians (But Everyone is Welcome), playing Thursday night at the Athenaeum. The co-creator of Portlandia talked…

Nina Kenwood Author Publicity Photo

Backstory: Why Nina Kenwood Focuses on Character over Plot

Mel chats with author Nina Kenwood, whose debut novel It Sounded Better in My Head won the 2018 Text Prize of YA and Children’s Writing. Self-describing it as a ‘book with no villains’…

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Uncommon Sense: What We Can Do About Domestic Abuse – Insights from Journalist Jess Hill

Trigger warning: domestic abuse, assault, gendered violence

Investigative journalist Jess Hill joins Uncommon Sense host Amy Mullins to discuss her new book, See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse.

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Alvin Chipmunks Achy Breaky Heart Disc

The Ghost Chipmunked (1993)

In 1993, two Triple R broadcasters dropped the Chipmunks version of 'Achy Breaky Heart' on air. Those broadcasters? Phil Wales (former host of Monday Mourning, Blokes You Can Trust and Byte Into

Elspeth Scrine on Breakfasters

Breakfasters: Huntly’s Elspeth Scrine on Doofs, Car Radios and Triple R’s Ecosystem

Freshly back from balmy Sicily, Elspeth Scrine of local electronic R&B trio Huntly (whose LP Low Grade Buzz was Triple R’s Album of the Week in March) visits Breakfasters for a chatty Radiothon…

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Stephen Walker Book Launch Photo 2006

Radiothon Skull Cave (2008)

Listen back to one of The Ghost's Radiothon shows from 2008! 'It only takes a second for us to take down your particulars,' as he would say...

Omar Musa on Breakfasters

Breakfasters: The Universality of Muhammad Ali

Omar Musa, the award-winning poet, author and rapper from Queanbeyan, NSW, discusses Since Ali Died, his new one-man show at Arts Centre Fairfax Studio, on Breakfasters. Omar talks about its adaptation…

Big Issue Fiction Edition on Backstory

Backstory: How The Big Issue Put Together their ‘Bloody Good’ Fiction Edition

Celebrating The Big Issue’s 15th Fiction Edition, deputy editor Kathrine Smyrk chats to Backstory host Mel about the curating of another bumper issue of short stories penned by established and emerging writers.

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TISM and Stephen Walker 2001

The Ghost and TISM (2001)

In late 2001, Humphrey B. Flaubert and Ron Hitler Barassi from legendary Melbourne band TISM join Stephen in the studio for an utterly ridiculous studio takeover and hilarious quiz!

Owen Jones and Amy Mullins

Owen Jones on the Downfall of Theresa May and a Looming No-Deal Brexit

Amy Mullins is joined by Guardian columnist and author Owen Jones, who garnered attention after saying he had ‘less than no sympathy’ for Theresa May after her emotional resignation speech in May.


David Byrne

The Ghost Interviews David Byrne (1992)

Stephen 'The Ghost' Walker dives deep with Talking Heads frontman David Byrne on May 5 1992, when Byrne was touring Australia in support of his second solo album Uh-Oh.

They discuss the…

Timothy Leary 1989

The Ghost Interviews Dr Timothy Leary (1989)

In Oct 1989, Dr Timothy Leary toured Australia for a series seminars and workshops. The psychologist and psychedelic guru dropped by the Skull Cave to chat to the Ghost during that tour. Listen…

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20 Years of Brothers and Bluegrass: The Davidson Brothers on Twang

Hamish and Lachlan Davidson – aka bluegrass ‘wizards’ The Davidson Brothers – regale Denise Hylands with stories and music from their 20-plus years performing together. In the midst of celebrating their 20th anniversary…