Middays with Margaret Throsby
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....
Kate Miller-Heidke is an Australian singer songwriter, composer and performer. She has released four albums, received 8 ARIA nominations over the years and most recently she composed the music for the new opera The Rabbits - a co-commission of the...
Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard is an award winning British comedian and actor who works in film, television and theatre. Izzard is known and loved for his often tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives on stage. He's been described by John Cleese, of Monty...
Marius Webb was part of the team of people who formed Double J at the ABC in Sydney. Double J became Triple J in 1990. And Triple J celebrates its 40th birthday this year. Marius worked at the ABC from 1969 to 1994.
Surf journalist, surfer, author Nick Carroll
Nick Carroll is the world's best known surf writer. He began surfing at age 11 in Sydney's Newport, alongside his younger brother Tom Carrol. Nick was the men's division national champion in the Australian National Titles in 1979 and 1981. He later...
Composer, conductor, bandleader Maria Schneider
Maria Schneider is an American Grammy Award-winning composer, arranger, conductor and bandleader. She is in Australia as a guest of the 2015 Sydney Festival.
Dr Michael Ondaatje
Dr Martin Luther King Jnr's epochal "I Have A Dream" speech was given on August 28 1963. In this interview from 2013, on the 50th anniversary of the speech, political historian Dr Michael Ondaatje discusses some forgotten aspects of both Dr King and...
Rob Oakeshott was the independent Member for the House of Representatives for the Division of Lyne (NSW). He was also a Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly from 1996 to 2008, first as a member of the National Party and then as an independent from...
Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans
Professor Gareth Evans is a former politician, international policymaker and author. His latest book is "Inside the Hawke-Keating Government - A Cabinet Diary".
Australian writer Helen Garner's latest book is "This House of Grief - the story of a murder trial" (Text Publishing, August 2014). It's about the trial of Robert Farquharson who was accused of killing his three sons in 2005 in Winchelsea.
French chef Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch
Chef Daniele Mazet Delpeuch hails from the Perigord Region in South Western France. She founded the now famous Foie Gras Weekend, a pioneering class teaching the region's cuisine, as well as the Ecole d'Art et Tradition Culinaire du Perigord, the...
Eve Ensler - playwright, performer and activist
Award-winning author of "The Vagina Monologues". Eve's work, "I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around The World", (February 2010, Random House) made The New York Times Best Seller list. Ensler is a prominent activist addressing...
Ingrid Betancourt is a former Colombian presidential candidate, and former Greens Party leader and anti-corruption activist who spent 6 years in captivity after she was kidnapped by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an author, women's rights activist and founder of the AHA Foundation, an organisation committed to giving voice to women and girls at risk of honour violence, female genital mutilation and forced marriage.
Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson is an English author, speaker and international advisor on education. His TED talk 'How schools kill creatvity' has been viewed by over 30 million people since 2006.
Professor Christopher O'Brien
Professor Christopher O'Brien was a cancer specialist whose work focused on cancers affecting the head and neck. He founded the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute in 2002. He was Director of the Sydney Cancer Centre.
Professor Ian Frazer
Professor Ian Frazer and his colleagues created the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer. He is a Scots born immunologist and was Australian of the Year in 2006. He is now CEO and Director of Research at the Translational Research Institute. He's...
Jimmy Webb is an American songwriter, singer and composer. Known for his numerous hit songs performed by artists including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Carly Simon, Webb has dedicated his life to preserving the rights and the craft of the...
Neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo
Dr Charlie Teo is Director of The Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.
Vale Harry Haythorne MBE
Harry Haythorne MBE was an Australian ballet, vaudeville performer and he was Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet (1975-78) and the longest serving Artistic Director of Royal New Zealand Ballet (1981 - 1992). He died on November 24 at the age of 88.
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