Conversation Hour with Jon Faine
The future of Australia and the world07/25/14
An inspiring discussion on global health, human rights, politics and education with The Hon. Tim Fischer, The Hon. Michael Kirby and Professor Lawrence Gostin.
Needing to be needed
A special forum on loneliness with listeners' calls answered by an expert panel: Dr Ranjana Srivastava, Rev Howard Langmead, Dr Melanie Davern and Paul Sladdin.
Where is the Liberal Party heading?
A new biography of Joe Hockey, and we meet the President of the Victorian Young Liberals.
Do newspapers have a future?
A look at the recent history of Fairfax and Murdoch newspapers in Australia, and informed speculation on the future of mastheads like The Age and The Australian.
Captivating underwater vision of WWI submarine and Menzies at the helm...
There's no footage like it. Hugh Dolan recalls the pristine condition of the AE2 that has spent years under the sea and author Anne Henderson reveals unknown truths about Sir Robert Menzies.
Dipping into other people's libraries while listening to breathtaking...
Find out what book gave author Toni Jordan a lifelong yearning for Turkish delight, while young musicians Melody Pool and Marlon Williams take turns playing the guitar.
Step inside a Melbourne HIV research laboratory
Join Jon Faine on a tour of the Burnet Institute, talking to HIV AIDS researchers, doctors and one of their patients.
Extraordinary slide guitar playing with master instrumentalists from...
Shane Jacobson meets guitarists Debashish Bhattacharya and Kerryn Tolhurst, who play some great music and improvise together live-to-air and unrehearsed.
France and the two World Wars
Gabriel Gate marks Bastille Day with historians Annette Becker and Simon Kitson, who specialise in the history of France in WWI and WWII.
Film: What really goes on behind the scenes?
Fred Schepisi shares stories from the set of his latest film and Finnish film star, Laura Birn, talks Hollywood.
Celebrating NAIDOC Week
Firsthand stories and insights into the history and culture of Indigenous Australians, accompanied by live music from Richard Frankland and Monica Weightman.
The end of Julia Gillard's Prime Ministership, and the first feature...
Mary Delahunty shares her first-hand knowledge from inside the PM's office during her last year in power, and two film-makers discuss the joys and difficulties of shooting the first feature film in a young country.
Living and giving ethically: if you can only do a little, what should...
Peter Singer is optimistic about our capacity to alleviate poverty around the world, and refugee David Nyuol Vincent is giving back by working for peace.
Turning fifty and what that might mean for your career, line of work,...
Novelist Nick Earls on being an analogue man in a digital age, and actor Maude Davey on why her show 'My Life In The Nude' may mark the end of an important part of her practice.
AFL mergers and upcoming tennis superstars
Who remembers the infamous bumper sticker, ''Up yours Oakley''? Ross Oakley talks AFL and Tennis Australia's Craig Morris tells us what Nick Kyrgios is like.
Life after China's construction boom
Journalist Nick Bryant associates Australia's political talent pool to that of a "drought-ridden billabong", while economist Andrew Charlton hunts down the country's next opportunity for prosperity.
New stories from the First and Second World Wars
A forensic examination of the battle of Fromelles, and an amazing tale of one man's experiences during WWII.
Are we becoming increasingly narcissistic?
Anne Manne turns a mirror on the self obsessed world we live in, and Dr Alan Duffy looks up and back in space and time.
What's happening with the NDIS?
A special broadcast from Geelong looking at the National Disability Insurance Scheme with Stella Young, Elly Stewart, Tina Gulino, Toby oConnor, and Bruce Bonyhady.
Marvellous Melbourne musical theatre
Marty Rhone is one of the stars of The King and I, and costume designer Tim Chappel is making Guys and Dolls look good.
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