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…


Breakfasters: How Street Artist Rone Breathed Life into a Decaying Beauty

For over twenty years Burnham Beeches, a glorious 1930s mansion nestled up in the Dandenong Ranges forest, has lain neglected and decaying, its glamour a thing of the past. Enter Melbourne street artist…

Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy

The Rap: Why People Are Protesting to Protect Three Thousand Sacred Trees in Ararat

On March 19, police forces arrived in Ararat with the equipment and intentions to remove trees that have cultural significance for the traditional owners of the land, the Djab Wurrung people. Their arrival…

Jay Rock on Double Bounce

Jay Rock Discusses Working with the Industry’s ‘Top Dawgs’ on Double Bounce

Jay Rock is a Grammy-winning American rapper and producer at Top Dawg Entertainment, working alongside Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and many others. He sits down with Vaughan Quinn ahead of his show at…

Dr Amy Bater on Einstein a Go-Go

Einstein A Go-Go: Don’t Fear the Reaper with Programmed Cell Death

Dr. Amy Baxter from La Trobe University’s Department of Biochemistry and Genetics joins Einstein A Go-Go to talk about programmed cell death in the human body. Programmed cell death or ‘apoptosis’ as it’s…

Paxy & Newy on Kick Like a Girl

Kick Like a Girl: Melbourne’s Paxy and Newy Share Their Hopes for What Lies Beyond Round Seven

Joining Kick Like a Girl as special co-host is ‘supercoach’ and digital producer for Fox Sports Paige Cardona. After returning to the world of footy, Paige is now playing for Diamond Creek, having…

Tiana Khasi

Good Fortune: Cooking up Tiana Khasi’s Anthem for Empowerment

‘My great-grandmother said, “Slow cooking is good cooking.”’ Brisbane soul artist Tiana Khasi breaks down the recipe for her latest single ‘They Call Me’, a song about women reclaiming power over the narratives…

Guy Rundle on The Grapevine

The Grapevine: Christchurch, Brexit and ‘the Existential Act of Violence’ with Guy Rundle

‘The existential act of violence is the way to assert yourself when the world is trying to crush everything you believe in.’ Guy Rundle is one of the most unique, irreverent and incisive…

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Neko Case Live During Twang

Twang: Neko Case Brings the Fire to the Performance Space

Legendary songwriter Neko Case joins Denise for a lovely conversation as well as a live show in the Performance Space. Neko speaks about the fire that affected her property in Vermont, joking about…

Toxic City Symposium

Breakfasters: How to Design a More Sustainable Future

Toxic City? is a symposium focused on reducing the impact on the systems of global warming. Happening as part of Melbourne Design Week, Toxic City? aims to provoke conversation about building forward-thinking cities…

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Paul Gorrie

Tomorrow Never Knows: How a Tinder Date Led to Paul Gorrie Becoming a DJ

Paul Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai and Yorta Yorta man based in Melbourne. He is a DJ, playwright, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Paul chats to Emerald about his recent experience playing drums at Golden Plains…

Dispossessed on Respect the Rock

Respect the Rock: Putting Politics Back into Punk with Dispossessed

While in town for Brunswick Music Festival, the new lineup of metal/punk band Dispossessed drop in to Respect the Rock to explain some of the reasons they do what they do:

‘You grow…

Laraaji on Get Down

Resetting Your Nervous System to the Universe: A Guided Meditation with Laraaji on Get Down

Sometime in the mid-’70s Laraaji had a transformative experience. He describes it as an ‘internal sound vision’, in which his ‘heart cracked open’ and ‘eternity was no longer a mystery’. It was this…

Gut Feeling Exhibition Image

Breakfasters: Why Listening to Your Gut Could Save Your Life

Humans have always been pretty obsessed with the gut. Whether we’re listening to it, spilling it or having a ‘gut feeling’, we seem to know instinctively that there’s something magical about that part…

DJ Screw Max Headroom

Max Headroom: ‘I’m Gonna Screw the World Up’: Discover the Brilliance of DJ Screw

Tom Martin Takes Us On A Musical Tour Featuring Hip-Hop Artist, DJ Screw

Robert Earl Davis Jr., better known by his stage name DJ Screw, made a huge impact in his relatively short…


Byte Into IT: BindiMaps Light The Way For Vision-Impaired People In Indoor Spaces

Have you ever wandered into a large shopping centre and been overwhelmed trying to find your way around or perhaps, more pressingly, locate the loo?

Well, for one in four Aussies that task…

Sasha Smith, co-host of ASH Podcast

Podcasting about Aboriginal Sexual Health on The Glasshouse

From crushes to queer stories to sexual education, the ASH podcast reaches out to Aboriginal communities to provide a platform of resources through a sex positive lens. Sasha Smith, one-half of the team…


Reflecting the True Stories of the African Diaspora on The Rap

Quick! Close your eyes and think of Africa. What comes to mind? Starving children? Gun-toting warlords? Tin-pot dictators wearing aviator shades? Kholisile Dhliwayo, architect and head curator for the Afro Urban Collective, wants…

David Bridie on Vital Bits

Vital Bits: How David Bridie Uses the Ordinary to Make Extraordinary Music

Acclaimed songwriter and composer, David Bridie stops by the studio to have a good yarn with Tim about his new album The Wisdom Line, his favourite collaborations, his love for pump organ…

Leta Hong Fincher on Uncommon Sense

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…