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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

P-Unique at RRR

P-Unique Is the Melbourne Rapper You Need to Know About

Melbourne rapper P-Unique has a lot to say. Born in North Sudan, her music is a bold expression of her experiences, community and culture. Due in December, the new EP is a collection…

Rice is Nice 2

Julia Wilson Talks Running a Record Label and the Artists She’s After on Local and/or General

Rice is Nice co-founder Julia Wilson chats with Local and/or General about her record label’s progression from fledgling business to indie heavyweight within the Australian music scene. Looking back over the past decade…

Plato's Cave

Reviewing The Old Man and The Gun, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Shoplifters, on Plato’s Cave

This week on Plato’s Cave there is a running theme of robbery with films The Old Man and The Gun, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Shoplifters up for review. Directed by…

Kaz Cooke

Radiotherapy: Kaz Cooke Has Her Finger on the Pulse of Parenting

Kaz Cooke is the bestselling author behind Up the Duff, Girl Stuff and a slew of other works which have helped Australians of different ages navigate the rickety paths of health, puberty…

Muriel Bamblett on Breakfasters

Breakfasters: How to Help Provide a Great Christmas for Aboriginal Children in Care

Muriel Bamblett is CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), a welfare organisation that works with disadvantaged Aboriginal children across the state. Each year the organisation runs a Christmas Gift Appeal…

The Orbweavers

What The Orbweavers Can Tell You About Melbourne’s Waterways

From the Maribyrnong to the Birrarung to Stony Creek, The Orbweavers are soon to present a cycle of songs dedicated to the waterways of Melbourne’s West. Working with The Letter String Quartet, the…

Live at Triple R
Civic LTA

How To Punk - CIVIC Live to Air on Dropout Boogie

Melbourne’s prolific purveyors of punk CIVIC deliver a blistering set from the RRR Performance Space. Join in for Dropout Boogie’s first-ever Live to Air.

On Patriotism by Paul Daley

The Grapevine: Is Anzac on the Wrong Side of History?

Journo Paul Daley offers The Grapevine some tough thoughts on the Anzac tradition off the back of his 'On Patriotism' essay release.