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Jun 29, 2018

This week, Breakfasters welcome back comedian Anne Edmonds, former Triple R presenter, to chat about “Helen Bidou: Enter The Spinnaker Lounge”; the team chats about whale watching and how to become a whale watching captain; Richard Dennis comes onto the show to chat about his Quarterly Essay “Dead Right: How...


Jun 28, 2018

This week the team chats with Chris Walsh, expert in the health of rivers, streams and their landscapes at the University of Melbourne and a senior member of the Melbourne Waterway Research- Practice Partnership with Melbourne Water. They talk about biodiversity in rivers around the world, introduced species wreaking...


Jun 27, 2018

On this episode of Backstory, Mel Cranenburgh speaks to writer and cultural historian, Maria Tumarkin about her extraordinary new book, Axiomatic, described by Robert Dessaix as "a brilliant kaleidoscope of arresting observations on suffering and innocence in modern times". She's then joined by Backstory's podcast...


Jun 27, 2018

On this edition of Backstory, host Mel Cranenburgh talks to Young Adult fiction writer, Clare Strahan, author of The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge as well as the program director of Melbourne Rare Book Week, Professor Chris Browne.


Jun 26, 2018

This week Kulja and Dylan speak with Dr Nicole Kalms, Director of XYX Lab, and the Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University. They have a chat about a piece she wrote in The Conversation on designing safer cities, and listening to the experiences of women: