Radiothon 2021 - on now

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Squirrel Flower by Tonje Thilesen

International Pop Underground: Squirrel Flower Talks Fears, Storms, Cars, Concussions & Planet (i)

Across Ella Williams' second Squirrel Flower LP, Planet (i), there's two major recurring motifs in her lyrical imagery: cars and roads and highways; and then weather, in the form of storms and…

Interview
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Off The Record: Looking Back At The Continental

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its closing, the team behind The Continental drop by Off The Record to remember and celebrate the iconic Melbourne music venue. The two Marios reminisce…

Special Program
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Ed Kuepper And Jim White Present Beat Orgy

Ed Kuepper (of The Saints, Laughing Clowns and The Aints!) and Jim White (of The Dirty Three) guest program Beat Orgy, spinning records from their own collections for the full two hours…

Interview
Nerita Waight

The Mission: Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service CEO Nerita Waight On The Need For Bail Law Reform

Victoria's stringent bail law reforms were designed to prevent men committing further violent offences. In reality, the laws are disproportionately affecting women experiencing poverty and, in particular, Aboriginal women. Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service…

Interview
Mannequin Pussy by Phobymo

International Pop Underground: Mannequin Pussy's Missy Dabice is 60/40 Heartbreaker/Heartbroken

Mannequin Pussy had big plans for 2020. Fresh off the release of their all-conquering third LP, Patience, the Philadelphia punks were going to spend the year touring, play Coachella, and revel in…

Interview
Lily Konigsberg by Jonah Peterschild

International Pop Underground: Hyper-Prolific Cult Songwriter Lily Konigsberg Just Knows She's a Popstar

Lily Konigsberg wrote her first song when she was 2 years old. She was in Florida, with her dad, holding his hand in a pool, and sung the melodic refrain: "oooooh ooh-ooh-oooh, you…

Interview
Billie Marten by Katie Silvester

International Pop Underground: Billie Marten Gets Less "Fluffy", More Fun on Her Vibrant 3rd Album

When English folkie Billie Marten first set out making her third LP, in 2019, she felt like "something was about to burst". Both within herself —after signing a record deal at 15 and…

Interview
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Still Here: Budjerah On His New EP

Fresh off the release of his debut EP, young Coodjinburra singer/songwriter Budjerah calls into Still Here. The self-titled release was written and recorded during lockdown last year and draws on his upbringing…

Interview
Professor Sharon Lewin

Einstein A Go-Go: Professor Sharon Lewin Discusses Australia’s Infectious Diseases Response

Professor Sharon Lewin, Director at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, joins the program for a wide-ranging discussion about vaccines and Australia’s management of infectious diseases. She reflects on her last…

Interview
Professor Eleanor Bourke

The Mission: Newly Appointed Chair Of The Yoo-rrook Justice Commission Professor Eleanor Bourke

Professor Eleanor Bourke is a distinguished Wergaia/Wamba Wamba Elder, whose outstanding leadership and tireless dedication advancing Aboriginal education and communities has spanned over 40 years. She joins host of The Mission Daniel James…

Interview
Lydia Ainsworth

International Pop Underground: Canadian Composer Lydia Ainsworth Laced Her New LP with Spells

On her fourth album, Sparkles & Debris, Canadian composer and songwriter Lydia Ainsworth laced her songs with spells. Like, literally, in the lyrics: Ainsworth incanting charmed collections of words amidst her songs…

Interview
Erika de Casier by Gloria Berenice Moreno

International Pop Underground: On Her Second LP, Denmark's Erika de Casier Embraces Her Sensational Side

When Danish producer/songwriter Erika de Casier set out making her second album —the follow-up to her beloved 2019 debut, Essentials— she quickly identified a sentiment uniting the songs.

"I saw in the process…

Interview
Orange Paw

Good Fortune: From Pink Tiles To Orange Paw

Driven by lockdown-induced boredom, Pink Tiles bassist Mara Williams has struck out on her own with a brand-new solo project Orange Paw. The project quickly morphed from a time-killer to a self-titled debut…

Interview
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Byte Into IT: Protecting Young People’s Privacy

According to Rys Farthing, an estimated 72 million data points are collected from children by the time they are thirteen - from before they are born, with apps that track pregnancy, to systems…

Interview
Cong Josie

Cong Josie Chats Cowboy Hats & Strutting On Local &/Or General

Cong Josie “feels very me”, says Nicolaas Oogjes, chatting about his latest alter-ego project. What started with Nicolaas wanting to wear a cowboy hat and strut around the stage has developed into a…

Interview
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Radiotherapy: What Does The Recent Federal Budget Mean For Healthcare

One of Australia's preeminent health experts, Stephen Duckett, Health and Aged Care Program Director at the Grattan Institute, discusses healthcare spending in the recent Federal Budget. He breaks down the significance of the…

Interview
The Bushwackers

The Bushwackers Celebrate 50 Years On Twang

The Bushwackers’ Dobe Newton calls Denise Hylands to reflect on the last half century of the band. Fresh off being inducted into the Australian Country Music Roll of Renown, The Bushwackers are now…

Special Program
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ALL CAPS: Tony Allen’s Never-Ending Sound

ALL CAPS host Areej Nur pays tribute to Tony Allen, playing tracks that span the Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter’s long career – beginning in 1984 with “NEPA (Never Expect Power Always)” and…

Interview
Antony Loewenstein

Breakfasters: Antony Loewenstein On The Israel/Palestine Conflict

Independent journalist, author and filmmaker Antony Loewenstein, who was based in Jerusalem from 2016 to 2020, discusses the latest crisis in Israel and Palestine, war crimes against Palestinians as detailed in the latest…

Interview
KUČKA on The Dark Room

KUČKA Joins The Dark Room

KUČKA has collaborated with some big names: Flume, Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar – to name a few. But now it’s time for the singer and producer to “bring [her ideas]…