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…

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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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Final Episode of From the Bunker (1986)

From The Bunker was a music program hosted by Stephen 'The Ghost' Walker on Wednesday nights, 7-9pm, from 1983 to 1986. This is the final episode. During it, Stephen announces he'll be starting…

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The Ghost Interviews Lydia Lunch and Rowland S Howard

The Ghost interviewed Lydia Lunch and Rowland S Howard back on September 1 1994. You may have caught a snippet of it during Woody's tribute to Stephen on The Cave. Hear the interview…

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The Ghost Is in The Cave

Skull Cave – 3 October 2008

This epsiode of the Skull Cave is from 2008. Enjoy this sample of Stephen 'The Ghost' Walker keeping us all company on a Friday afternoon.

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Skull Cave – 29 July 1988

Revisit some truly vintage Skull Cave from 1988, an early sample of the show (which ran for over three decades), hosted by Stephen 'The Ghost' Walker.

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The Ghost's Interview with Patti Smith on Skull Cave

Stephen was doubled the time he was allocated to chat to Patti Smith, back in 2008, for his iconic, long-running Triple R show Skull Cave.

In this longform interview, the pair discuss…

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Baroness Lead Guitarist Gina on the Positive Power of Metal: Online Exclusive

Growing up, guitarist Gina Gleason was so obsessed with learning to play her instrument, she'd even bring it to the family dinner table.

She's since played with a stack of legendary musical acts…

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Sharon Van Etten on Stage

Sharon Van Etten In Conversation and Live Set at RRR

Singer/songwriter/powerhouse performer Sharon Van Etten has been doing a lot of reflecting of late. In addition to writing some incredible music, she’s been studying therapy. But it hasn’t made her prone to analysing…

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Bill McKibben on Why Tackling Climate Denial Requires Collective Action

The pendulum of ideology swings back and forth, but the neoliberal obsession with unfettered growth has persisted for decades, contributing to what environmentalist Bill McKibben calls the ‘architecture of deceit and denial’ about…

Eleanor Gordon-Smith on Uncommon Sense

Reasons to ‘Stop Being Reasonable’ with Philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith

When we have debates about things that have high stakes for us, people on both sides often lift the standards for what counts as good and reliable evidence. This can result in us…

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Peter Singer’s Guide to Flexible Veganism and Effective Altruism on Uncommon Sense

Is it right to eat meat? Should we give to charity? World renowned philosopher and bioethicist Peter Singer joins Uncommon Sense to discuss these issues in detail. Peter is a utilitarian, which means…

Thantologist Peter Roberts on Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense: From Music into Silence: Returning to One’s Source

It was a work by 13th century Persian poet Rumi that provided the inspiration for Geelong businessman Peter Roberts to pack up his family and move to America to study the art of…

Rebecca Huntly on Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense: Hung, Drawn and Quartered with Rebecca Huntley’s Essay Tackling Australia’s Rising Political Temperature

‘You don’t ask for what you think you can get – you ask for what you want.’ Social researcher and writer Rebecca Huntley tackles the rising political temperature of the nation in her…

Carolyn Rasmussen on Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense: What You Don’t Know About Doris and Maurice Blackburn

Historian Carolyn Rasmussen joins Uncommon Sense host Amy Mullins to talk about her latest work The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions. The book tells the story of the relationship between Australian political…

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Uncommon Sense: Leta Hong Fincher Gives Us the Rundown on China’s Growing Feminist Movement

The concept and practice of gender equality is not new to China. In fact, encouraging women to take on male-dominated roles was once a core goal of the Chinese Communist Party. However, as…

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Rah! Rah! – History, Context and Change: from the Wet Ones to Wetfest

This is a recording of one of the panels that took place during ‘Rah! Rah!’, a feminist punk retrospective of the last 30 years of female, femme and non-binary sounds from this city…

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Rah! Rah! – Locating Gender in Genre: a Feminist Punk Rock Sound?

This is a recording of one of the panels that took place during ‘Rah! Rah!’, a feminist punk retrospective of the last 30 years of female, femme and non-binary sounds from this city…

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Rah! Rah! – Gendered Spaces: What Happens When We Carve Out Space?

This is a recording of one of the panels that took place during ‘Rah! Rah!’, a feminist punk retrospective of the last 30 years of female, femme and non-binary sounds from this city…

Judith Brett

Uncommon Sense: Why Voting is Compulsory in Australia

We take our voting for granted, but how much do you actually know about the history of compulsory voting in Australia? Judith Brett, Emeritus Professor of Politics at La Trobe University, visits Amy…