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Public Enemy’s Chuck D On Maps

Chuck D, leader of legendary hip hop group Public Enemy, joins Elizabeth McCarthy, filling in for Fee, to chat about his latest releases and what it's like to collaborate with the best.


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The Golden Age Of Piracy: Laura MacFarlane’s Formative Five

Tristen chats to multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Laura MacFarlane about her Formative Five, five tracks that influenced her the most. Laura, founder of local indie band Ninetynine and former drummer for Sleater-Kinney, shares her chosen…

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Uncommon Sense: A Vision For A Post-Capitalist Society With Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis, author, economist and former Greek finance minister, joins Amy Mullins for a special long-form conversation. They initially discuss who and what has influenced Yanis politically, as well as his time as…

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International Pop Underground: Back In Tunisia, Emel Mathlouthi Explores Her (Metal) Musical Past

Sometimes, Emel Mathlouthi thinks she should've just stayed in a metal band. The 38-year-old Tunisian singer-songwriter — who's found international acclaim for her experimental, electronic folk — cut her musical teeth, two decades…

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Backstory: Best-Selling Author Jane Harper Makes A Seachange With Her New Novel

Off the coast of Tasmania, there are thousands of shipwrecks, which Jane Harper says was too good to pass up for her next crime novel. Earlier this year she organised a diving trip…

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Who Needs Smarts On Double Bounce

Vaughan chats with Billy Gardner, bassist and vocalist of “sax-fuelled” local punk supergroup Smarts, made up of members of Ausmuteants, Alien Nose Job, Parsnip and The Living Eyes. Their new album Who Needs

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Ausecuma Beats On The Good, The Dub & The Global

Systa BB chats with Boubacar Gaye, bandleader and master djembe player of Melbourne nine-piece ensemble Ausecuma Beats. Boubacar discusses how they’ve stayed creative during the pandemic lockdown, how the idea for their name…

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The Grapevine: Mikey Young Chats The Green Child, Eddy Current And The “Lockdown Sound”

Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control) calls into The Grapevine to chat about the new Green Child album Shimmering Basset, his collaborative project with former Grass Widow vocalist Raven Mahon…

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Breakfasters: Rick Morton On Money

“Money is like gravity. It distorts time and space.”

Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist whose memoir, One Hundred Years Of Dirt, was shortlisted for multiple literary prizes. But growing up in…

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Mystifying Melbourne: The DeathTech Research Bringing New Life To Cemeteries

Aisha chats with Melbourne University anthropologist Dr Hannah Gould about the DeathTech research of bringing new life to cemeteries. They discuss augmented realities, QR codes on gravestones, and eco-friendly burials.

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The Rap: Gita Jackson On The Cool Zone, Radical Politics And The US

“This is the moment in time that you are going to tell your children about – what did you do?” Gita Jackson is talking about “The Cool Zone”. The New York-based writer for…

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Radiotherapy: Remembering Larundel Psychiatric Hospital

Standing in the outskirts of Melbourne, Larundel Psychiatric Hospital exemplified the attitudes and approaches towards psychiatric treatment in the 20th century. But with the move towards acute psychiatric wards and hospital treatments, Larundel…

Sam Amidon

International Pop Underground: Sam Amidon's Ongoing, Eclectic Exploration Of Folksongs

Sam Amidon's new seventh album is self-titled. The 39-year-old American folksinger decided on this name by way of a simple rationale: "A few of the songs on these record are songs that I…

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SmartArts: Creative Industries Minister Announces Survey To Shape State Strategy

Earlier in October, Danny Pearson MP became Victoria’s new Minister for Creative Industries. He joins Richard to announce the “rebooting” of the ‘Creative State’ strategy, the details of which will help shape the…

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Radio Marinara: Barton Lynch’s Online Surfing Festival

BL Blast Off is a family-friendly surfing festival, aimed at introducing young surfers to competition in a fun and constructive environment. The event was founded by World surfing champion Barton Lynch as a…

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The Rap: The Abandonment Of Temporary Migrants During The Pandemic

Neha Madhok, national co-director of Democracy in Colour, chats about the Migrant Worker Justice Initiative “As If We Aren’t Humans: The Abandonment Of Temporary Migrants In Australia During Covid-19” on The Rap. Many…

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Einstein A Go-Go: How to Astronaut With Terry Virts

Terry Virts is a former NASA astronaut who’s commanded the International Space Station and knows a thing or two about isolation … but in space! Dr Shane chats with Terry about what cinema…

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Good Fortune: Harps, Loops and Memory with Mary Lattimore

Jazz has a chat with Los Angeles-based harpist Mary Lattimore about her new LP Silver Ladders, out now through Ghostly Records. Mary discusses working with Slowdive’s Neil Halstead, the auspiciousness of coastal…

Kendrick Lamar

Read the Room: The Politics Of Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is the West Coast hip hop artist who became one of the best to ever do it, following a meteoric rise in the 2010s. An incredible lyricist, he has an ear…

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The Golden Age Of Piracy: Laura Jane Grace Shares Her Formative Five

The Against Me! singer joins Tristen Harris to discuss the five tracks that influenced her the most.