Midday with Margaret Throsby
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...
Father Frank Brennan
Father Frank Brennan is a Jesuit Priest and Professor of Law at the Australian Catholic University. He has spent much of his life advocating for a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander causes. His latest book is "No Small Change: the road to...
Dr Philip Dwyer
Professor Philip Dwyer is an Australian historian, best known for his research on Napoleon Bonaparte.
Brian Owler is an Australian neurosurgeon and President of the Australian Medical Association.
Ross Gittins has been writing about the Australian economy for 40 years. He is Economics Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, and a columnist for The Age. His latest book, "Gittins: a life among budgets, bulldust and bastardry," was published this...
David Gonski is an Australian businessman and philanthropist, whose name shot to prominence in 2012 following the release of the Gillard Government's review into school funding. He has been described as one of the country's "best connected"...
Vale Joan Kirner
Joan Kirner was the first female premier of Victoria, serving from 1990 until 1992. She remained in the public spotlight long after politics, advocating for abortion law reform and playing a lead role in the Landcare movement. Kirner passed away at...
Professor Hugh Taylor
Professor Hugh Taylor is the founding head of the Indigenous Eye Health Unit at the University of Melbourne's School of Population Health. He worked with ophthalmologist Fred Hollows in the late 1970s, and has since dedicated his life and career to...
Dr Jane Connors
Dr Jane Connors is an Australian historian, who chronicles royal tours. She is the author of Royal Visits to Australia (National Library of Australia, 2015), which looks back at the kings, queens, princes and princesses who have paid a visit to the...
Professor Edgar Peltenburg
As citizens of the modern world, we take the phenomenon of city living for granted. However, around 3000 BC, pastoral nomads living in what we now know as northern Syria decided to cease their itinerant way of life and settle down in what became the...
Professor Chuck Shipan
Chuck Shipan is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan, and a visiting fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
John McCarthy AO
John McCarthy is a former Australian diplomat, who served as ambassador to Indonesia, India, Japan, and the United States. He is currently National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and Chair of the Australia-India...
Nick Davies is an award winning investigative journalist, responsible for uncovering the News of the World phone hacking scandal. He is the author of Hack Attack: how the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch (Random House, 2014). Davies currently works...
Vale Ruth Rendell
Ruth Rendell (17 February 1930 - 2 May 2015) was a legend of British crime fiction.
Andy Griffiths is one of Australia's most successful children's authors.
Asne Seierstad is an award winning Norwegian journalist and author, best known for her work documenting the lives of people living in the war zones of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo. Her latest book, however, turned her attention to home, focusing on...
Alan Cumming is a multi award-winning Scottish actor, writer, and activist, well known for playing the character of Eli Gold in the CBS television show The Good Wife. His latest book is Not My Father's Son: a memoir (Dey Street Books, 2014). Cumming...
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