Interview
Holly Throsby on Backstory

Holly Throsby on Backstory

Mel Cranenburgh speaks to musician and author Holly Throsby about her second novel Cedar Valley, a mystery set in a small New South Wales country town. Featuring quirky small town characters, a…

Feature Segment
Magpie Swooping Kookaburra

The Birdman Cometh on Breakfasters

The Breakfasters Fakefasters – Tom, Nat and Areej – welcome Sean ‘The Birdman’ Dooley into the studio for another exciting episode of ‘Feature Creatures’. Among topics discussed are the psychology of swooping magpies…

Interview
Maeve Marsden

Michelle Bennett Reviews ‘Queerstories’ on Breakfasters

Queerstories is a contemporary collection of stories from some of Australia’s best LGBTQIA+ writers. Inspired by the speaking event of the same name, the new book—edited by Maeve Marsden—focuses on queer experiences other…

Interview
Cyclists in Melbourne

How to Prevent Cycling Deaths on The Grapevine

Cycling deaths have doubled in the past year and are currently well above the average. With decreased speed limits and more bike lanes than ever, what’s the deal? Ahead of Ride2Work Day, Kulja…

Interview
Simone LeAmon

Curator Simone LeAmon Discusses NGV's First Interior Design Exhibition on Breakfasters

Simone LeAmon is the curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the National Gallery of Victoria. She joins this week’s Breakfaster fill-in team of Tom Tumble, Areej Nur and Nat Harris to give…

Interview
Margaret Roadknight on Banana Lounge Broadcasting

Margret RoadKnight Contemplates Woody Guthrie on Banana Lounge Broadcasting

Australian interpretive singer Margret RoadKnight joins Banana Lounge Broadcasting presenter Dave Graney to discuss the life and work of American folk singer Woody Guthrie leading up to her performance in Woody: Songs of

Interview
Reef Restoration Foundation

Radio Marinara Discusses Steps for the Great Barrier Reef’s Future

Stewart Christie joins Bron and Dr Beach to discuss the work he has been involved in to help ensure the Great Barrier Reef’s future survival. As CEO of the Cairns-based not-for-profit Reef Restoration…

Live in Studio
Radiotherapy LTA Courtyard

Mental Health Live to Air on Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy broadcasts from the Triple R Performance Space for Mental Health Month along with a live studio audience and jam-packed with special guests.

Bestselling author Jill Stark joins the Radiotherapy team to discuss…

Segment
Jamal Khashoggi

Breakfasters Discuss the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

‘Utter villainy.’ To chat about the suspected torture and execution of dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, resident political expert Toby Halligan joins Breakfasters to tell us about the world’s warming political waters, taking…

Live in Studio
Tangents on Stolen Moments

Tangents Perform Live on Stolen Moments

Sydney-based experimental rock and electronic quintet Tangents joins Stolen Moments for a 25-minute improvised set live in the studio as well as a lovely chat with John Bailey. Tangents speak about the unique…

Interview
Indi Clarke on Breakfasters

Indi Clarke joins Breakfasters

Despite Aboriginal people only representing 0.8 per cent of Victoria’s population, Indigenous kids make up 19.5 per cent of children under the state’s youth justice supervision. The recently released Ngaga-dji Report, commissioned by…

Segment
Bench Press

Bench Press’ Formative Five on The Golden Age of Piracy

Lewis and Jordan from Bench Press join Tristen to offer up a few of the songs that made them. Go with them on a journey through ‘80s new wave, experimental synth-pop, straight-up rock…

Interview
Lachlan Denton and Emma Russack on Breaking and Entering

Valuing Sincerity with Lachlan Denton and Emma Russack on Breaking and Entering

When Emma Russack and Lachlan Denton write songs together something inexplicable happens. ‘I don’t know how to explain it,’ says Lachlan. ‘The way we make music and the way we’re comfortable to express…

Interview
Climate Council

Finally Some Good Environment News on Breakfasters

To round out the week of bad news on climate change, the Breakfasters offer some much-needed positivity. Alix Pearce, director of the Cities Power Partnership joins Sarah, Geraldine and Chris Johnston (filling in…

Interview
Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan Chats about His New Children’s Book on SmartArts

Renowned for surreal paintings and unique writing, Shaun Tan’s wit and imagination has gone wild again with his new children’s book Tales from the Inner City. Did you know you can find…

Interview
Cash Savage on Out on the Patio

Cash Savage Discusses Her New Album ‘Good Citizens’ on Out on the Patio

Anger and frustration fuelled Cash Savage to write the politically charged album she thought she would never write. Good Citizens is the fourth album by Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, and was…

Interview
Hauntville

Breakfasters Check Out Melbourne’s First ‘Hauntville’ Halloween Festival

Some might need some ‘Dutch courage’ before heading to Melbourne’s inaugural Hauntville Haunted House Halloween Festival, but as organiser Dale Pruser tells Breakfasters there’s more to the family-friendly event than just getting spooked.

Interview
Barry McGovern in Watt

Beckett’s Watt on Uncommon Sense

Amy Mullins speaks to thespians Barry McGovern and Tom Creed, who’ve brought their adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist existential novel Watt to the Melbourne International Arts Festival. A meditation on the significance of…

Interview
Melbourne International Games Week on Byte

Gaming Tips on Byte Into IT

Connecting gamers, technology and culture, the Melbourne International Games Week is upon us later this month – and Byte Into IT is on the case. Maize and Vanessa speak with video game composers…

Interview
Izzy Roberts-Orr on Backstory

Digital Writers Festival on Backstory

What do game design and poetry have in common? Izzy Roberts-Orr, artistic director of the Digital Writers Festival, believes that they share a common DNA in creating a textured world through which people…