Middays with Margaret Throsby
Dr Peter Sheridan on art deco radios11/25/14
Peter Sheridan is an historian, lecturer, author and collecotr. He's recognised as a world authority of radios from the Deco period. His latest book is "Deco Radio - the most beautiful radios ever made" (Peribo 2014).
Leonard Janeszewski on Australia's Greek cafes
Leonard Janeszewski is a lecturer, writer and exhibition curator who works in the department of Modern History at Macquarie University. Most of his research is on Greek Australian history looking at the Greek Diaspora who came to Australia from late...
Writer Suzanne Burdon
Suzanne Burdon is the author of "Almost Invincible - a biographical novel of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein" (Criteria, 2014).
Julia Zemiro is one of Australia's best-loved comic talents, and her latest TV project has her taking some of her fellow comedians for a stroll down memory lane, visiting their childhood homes and haunts.
Author Christos Tsiolkas
Greek Australian writer Christos Tsiolkas has written novels, short stories, non-fiction, essays, plays and a screenplay. His novels include "The Slap", "Dead Europe" and "Barracuda". He has just published a collection of short stories called...
Simon Winchester OBE is a British writer, journalist and broadcaster. He's the author of the best selling non-fiction books including "The Surgeon of Crowthorne", "Krakatoa" and "The Men who United the States". He is in Australia researching a new...
Theatre director Sarah Goodes
Sarah Goodes is an Australian theatre director. She is Co-Resident Director at the Sydney Theatre Company. She has directed "Switzerland" by Joanna Murray Smith which is on now as part of the Sydney Theatre Company 2014 season.
Chess Grandmaster Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers is an Australian chess champion, Grandmaster of chess and now a World Chess Federation Senior Trainer. He was the first Australian to become a chess grandmaster and was the highest ranked Australian chess player from 1984 until his...
Professor Katherine Samaras
Professor Katherine Samaras is a senior staff specialist in endocrinology and metabolism at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney and a senior researcher in obesity and diabetes at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Creator of MONA David Walsh
David Walsh is the creator of the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) in Hobart. He is a multi-millionaire who made his money gambling.
Phillip Johnson is an Australian landscape designer. He became an international household name after winning Best in Show at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower and Garden Show in 2013.
Journalist Scott Bevan
Scott Bevan is a journalist and writer. His latest book is about Australian artist William Dobell. It's called "Bill - The Life of William Dobell" (Simon and Schuster, November 1st).
Violinist Anthony Marwood
Anthony Marwood is a world renowned classical violinist, music director and co founder of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival in Sussex. He is back in Australia for a concert tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson
Dr Brendan Nelson is the Director of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. He was formerly a Member of Federal Parliament for 13 years and served as head of the Liberal Party of Australia from 2007-2008. He has recently been the Australian...
Dr Munjed Al Muderis
Dr Munjed Al Muderis is a leading orthopaedic surgeon and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at University of Notre Dame Australia. He fled Iraq in 1999 and came to Australia as a refugee. He has written a book about his...
Filmmaker Nadav Schirman
Nadav Schirman is a documentary filmmaker. His latest film is "The Green Prince". It's on as part of the Jewish International Film Festival.
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is a science educator and science communicator. He's most commonly known as 'Dr Karl'. He has regular radio spots on ABC Radio's Triple J and is a prolific author and speaker about science.
Archaeologist, TV presenter Neil Oliver
Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, writer, and presenter of television series about history. His latest series is called "The Memorial - Beyond the Anzac Legend".
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean is an American Catholic nun from the Congregation of St Joseph. Since the early 1980s she has been an advocate to abolish the death penalty in the United States of America. Her biography 'Dead Man Walking' has been turned into an...
Dr Nawal El Saadawi
Dr Nawal El Saadawi is an Egyptian feminist, activist, writer, psychiatrist and physician. For over thirty years she's been writing about women in the Arab world, their lives and treatment.
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