Midday with Margaret Throsby
Choreographer Michael Flatley07/29/15
Michael Flatley is an Irish stepdancer, choreographer and musician. He brought Irish stepdancing to the world 21 years ago with Riverdance. A new staging of his show "Michael Flatley - Lord of the Dance, Dangerous Games" tours Australia in September...
Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO recently retired from her role as Governor of New South Wales after 13 years (March 2001 to October 2014). Before that she was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney, Area...
Duncan McNab on crime and corruption in Australia
Duncan McNab is a former police officer who became a private detective. He then worked as an investigative journalist for Channel 7 and the ABC program Four Corners before turning to writing. He's the author of 9 books on various Australian criminal...
Kate Carnell is a former Liberal politician who was Chief Minister of the ACT from 1995 to 2000. She has been CEO of Beyond Blue and is now CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Astronomer, Professor Fred Watson
Fred Watson is an astronomer, science writer, science teacher and communicator. He is also the Astronomer in Charge of the Australian Observatory at Coonabarabran. As well as that role, Fred is now also the Head of Lighting and Environment at the...
Yaron Lifschitz is a director and creator of theatre, opera, dance work, large scale events and circus performances. He is the Artistic Director and CEO of Circa, a contemporary circus group and company formed and based in Brisbane, Australia.
Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham
Susan Graham is a world renowned Mezzo-Soprano from Texas. She is in Australia performing concerts that celebrate her love of French vocal music, with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Archaeologist Adam Ford
Adam Ford is an Archaeologist, writer and television presenter best known for presenting the ABC television series "Who's Been Sleeping in my house?". For the series, Ford goes into Australian homes to help uncover and learn about the histories and...
Film Producer Damien Parer
Damien Parer is a producer of film, television and documentary in Australia. His latest film is "Women He's Undressed" about legendary Australian costume designer Orry-Kelly who worked in Hollywood during the Golden Era of film there in the 1950s. The...
Acclaimed Australian Filmmaker Rolf de Heer
Rolf de Heer is an Australian film director, screenwriter and producer. His 2014 film "Charlie's Country" starred Indigenous actor David Gulpilil and screened at Cannes Film Festival in May 2014. Gulpilil won Best Actor in Un Certain Regard at the...
Clinton Walker is an author, music writer and social historian. His latest book is "Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music" (Verse Chorus Press, 2015).
Nick Mitzevich is the Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver
Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM is Chair of Indigenous Health, Professor Public Health and Director of Mura Marri Indigenous Health Unit at the University of New South Wales.
Anna Broinowski is an Australian filmmaker and writer. She directed the award winning 2007 documentary, "Forbidden Lie$". Her latest movie, "Aim High In Creation", follows her journey to North Korea, where she learns how to make a propaganda film from...
Simon Rickard is a gardener, musician and author. He plays principal bassoon for the Pinchgut Opera, and runs his own garden consultancy and coaching business. His latest book is a guide to the history and variety of heirloom vegetables.
Dr David Smith is a lecturer in American politics and foreign policy. As a researcher, he has a particular interest in examining the nexus between religion and politics in the United States. He has published papers on a variety of topics, including...
Hayley Mills is an award winning British actress, well known for her dual role as the twins Susan and Sharon in the 1961 Walt Disney classic, "The Parent Trap". Later in life, she remade herself for the stage and became a successful theatre actress....
Australian playwright Hannie Rayson joins Margaret Throsby to discuss her new book, "Hello, Beautiful!" (Text Publishing, 2015).
Cheryl Koenig AOM is an Australian author, motivational speaker, and disability advocate. She is best known for her 2008 book "Paper Cranes" (Exisle Publishing), which details her journey with her son Jonathan after a car accident that left him brain...
Christine Brewer is a Grammy Award winning soprano opera singer. She has worked with a range of leading conductors, and her unique voice has been praised by critics around the world. She is playing the part of Isolde alongside Canadian heldentenor...
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