Middays with Margaret Throsby
Joan Rivers was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer and television host known for her ascerbic wit and cutting one-liners. Her targets were often celebrities and politicians. She died on September 4th 2014.
Dr Nick Gales
Dr Nick Gales is Chief Scientist in the Australian Antarctic Division. He was previously Leader of the Australian Marine Mammal Centre also based at the Australian Antarctic Division in Hobart.
Matthew Wittmann is a curator at the American Numismatic Society whose work focuses on the cultural, material and transnational history of the United States during the 19th centry. He's written about the history of circuses in America and US popular...
Theatre director Geordie Brookman
Geordie Brookman is a theatre director and the Artistic Director of the State Theatre Company of South Australia.
Professor Jane McAdam
Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and the Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW. Her latest book is "Refugees - Why Seeking Asylum is Legal and Australia's Policies Are Not" co-authored with Fiona...
Simon Kennedy is the author of "9/11 and the Art of Happiness - An Australian Story" (2014). Simon's mother, Yvonne Kennedy, was the only Australian onboard American Airlines flight 77 which was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon in September 11...
Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans
Professor Gareth Evans is a former politician, international policymaker and author. His new book is "Inside the Hawke-Keating Government - A Cabinet Diary".
Writer photographer Michael Katakis
Michael Katakis is a writer and photographer. He has been writing about and photographing a wide range of cultures and geographic locations for the past thirty five years. His latest book is "A Thousand Shards of Glass - there is another America".
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.
Martin Amis is an acclaimed British author. Amis's writing centres around the apparent excesses of late-capitalist Western society. His latest novel is "Lionel Asbo: State of England". Martin Amis will be guest at Perth Writers' Week 2014.
Professor Bruce Western
Bruce Western is a Professor of Sociology who has spent over 15 years researching the link between social inequality and the growth of prison populations in the United States.
Frank Walker is an Australian author and freelance journalist with more than 37 years experience in newspapers and radio. His current book, Maralinga, is a chilling expose of the British nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s and 60s.
Dr David Malouf
Dr David Malouf is a leading urological surgeon and Chair of the Awareness and Education Committee of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Andy Griffiths is one of Australia's most successful children's authors. His latest book, The 52-Storey Treehouse, is the fourth in a series co-written with illustrator Terry Denton about an imaginary treehouse containing everything a child could wish...
Violinist Vadim Repin
Vadim Repin is an acclaimed Russian concert violinist, currently in Australia to perform Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at Sydney Opera House on August 29, 30 and September 1. He is also the founder and Artistic...
Kevin McKenzie is the Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre. He also had a long and successful career as a Principal dancer and choreographer. American Ballet Theatre make their Australian debut with productions in Brisbane later this year.
Film historian Ian Christie
Ian Christie is a film historian, curator, broadcaster and has been Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College, University of London, since 1999. Whilst in Australia he's been researching 'lost' films at the National Film and...
Dr Phil Plait
Astronomer, skeptic and popular science blogger Dr Phil Plait, better known as "The Bad Astronomer", has made it his mission to clear up public misconceptions about astronomy and space science in movies, the news, print, and on the internet.
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.
Opera singer Rachelle Durkin
Rachelle Durkin is an Australian soprano.
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