Middays with Margaret Throsby
Margaret Throsby talks to Harry Christophers, founder and conductor of UK based choir and period instrument ensemble, The Sixteen.
Opera tenor Michael Fabiano
Michael Fabiano is an American tenor. He is currently performing the role of Faust in the Opera Australia production of Gounod's "Faust" from Scottish director David McVicar. This version had its first life at Covent Garden in 2004.
John Darnielle is an American songwriter and musician best known for being a member of the band The Mountain Goats. He published his first novel last year, "Wolf in White Van" which was immediately long listed for the USA National Book Award.
Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham
Matthew Mitcham OAM is an Australian diver, author and musician/performer. He won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and won gold and two silver medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. He is currently performing in his cabaret show...
Baroque music specialist Jeanne Lamon
Jeanne Lamon is a violinist, conductor and the Music Director of the Canadian Baroque orchestra Tafelmusik.
Author, playwright and performer Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, and was the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate for the UK. She writes pictures books, novels for teens, plays, songs and poems. Julia is in Australia between...
Roslyn Jolly on Robert Louis Stevenson
Roslyn Jolly is a world expert on Robert Louis Stevenson. She is an Honorary Research Associate at University of New South Wales in the School of the Arts and Media.
Bryan Stevenson is a human rights lawyer and the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice he set up to defend the most marginalised and poor in the US criminal justice system. He is the author of a memoir "Just Mercy - a...
Choreographer Graeme Murphy
Graeme Murphy is an Australian dance choreographer. Murphy along with his fellow dancer and wife Janet Vernon turned the Sydney Dance Company into one of Australia's most successful and well-regarded dance companies. Murphy is also now an opera...
Barry Humphries is a satirist, comedian, artist, and character actor perhaps best known for his alter ego Dame Edna Everage.
Singer and performer Deana Martin
Deana Martin is an American singer, actor, performer, author, radio host and businesswoman. She is also the proud daughter of iconic entertainer Dean Martin. She's in Australia touring her one woman show in which she sings and shares stories about her...
Screenwriter and author Steve Worland
Steve Worland is an Australian screenwriter and novelist. He has worked extensively in film and television in Australia and the USA. Steve co-wrote the screenplay for the new Australian feature film "Paper Planes". The film stars Sam Worthington, Ed...
Percussionist Claire Edwardes
Claire Edwardes is an award winning Australian percussion soloist, chamber musician and co-artistic director of Ensemble Offspring.
Vale Colleen McCullough
Colleen McCullough was an Australian author who sold millions of books worldwide. She may be best known for her novel "The Thorn Birds" which was later adapted into a hugely successful television miniseries. She died on January 29 2015 at the age of...
Peter Doyle on pulp fiction novels
Peter Doyle has become Sydney's leading go-to person for all things shadily historical - whether it's crime, pop-music, politics, scams, lurks or pop culture. He's curated exhibitions of historical mug shots for the Justice and Police Museum, written...
Vale Tom Uren
Tom Uren was Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party. He became a minister in the Whitlam and Hawke governments. He helped to establish the heritage conservation movement in Australia, protecting large areas of suburban Sydney from developers....
Astronomer Professor Tim Bedding
Professor Tim Bedding is an astronomer specializing in high-precision observations of stars. He leads a group that made the first clear detection of oscillations in a Sun-like star by using some of the world's biggest and most advanced telescopes.
Professor Jack Copeland
Jack Copeland FRS NZ is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he is Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing. Copeland is a leading authority on Alan Turing, the British mathematician whose work...
Critic and writer Daniel Mendelsohn
Daniel Mendelsohn is an award winning writer, critic and translator. His essays, reviews and articles appear in many publications, most frequently in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review.
John Kean is a curator and writer. He is an Honorary Associate of the Museum Victoria, where he was a producer of exhibitions and other projects for fifteen years. Kean has written extensively about the representation of nature in Australian museums....
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