Middays with Margaret Throsby
John Pickrell is an award winning science journalist. He is editor of Australian Geographic, and author of Flying Dinosaurs: how fearsome reptiles became birds.
Vale Maurice Saxby
Maurice Saxby AM (26 December 1924 - 30 November 2014) was an educator, author, and expert in Australian children's writing.
Vale Malcolm Fraser
Malcolm Fraser (21 May 1930 - 20 March 2015) was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia, holding office from 1975 until 1983.
Vale Alan Seymour
Alan Seymour OAM (6 June 1927 - 23 March 2015) was an Australian playwright, best known for his controversial 1958 play The One Day of the Year, which was about ANZAC Day.
Vale General Eva Burrows
Eva Burrows (15 September 1929 - 20 March 2015) was the 13th General of the Salvation army.
Anna Bligh is an Australian politician. She was premiere of Queensland from 2007 to 2012. She has just published an autobiography called "Through the wall - reflections on leadership, love and survival" (HarperCollins, March 2015).
Vale Sir Terry Pratchett
Sir Terry Pratchett was an English author best known for his Discworld series of books. He announced in 2007 he had early on-set Alzheimer's disease. He died on March 12th 2015 at the age of 66.
Actor, singer, performer Craig McLachlan
Craig McLachlan has had a 30 year career that began with a recurring role on "Neighbours", and soon expanded to regular television and feature film roles, and musical theatre. He reprises the role of Frank N'Furter in the 40th anniversary production...
Dr Karen Hitchcock
Dr Karen Hitchcock is a practising medical doctor and a writer of short stories, essays, columns and fiction. She is the author "Dear Life - on caring for the elderly", Quarterly Essay 57 published this month. In 2009 she published the short story...
Actor Olwen Fouere
Olwen Fouere is an actor, writer and theatre artist. She is currently in Australia performing "Riverrun", a one woman show inspired by James Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake".
Author Alan Gold
Alan Gold writes historical fiction and literary fiction as well as being a literary critic, lecturer and columnist. His latest book is a work of fiction based on the life of Gertrude Bell who was instrumental in the forming of Iraq. The book is...
Professor Tony Broe AM
Tony Broe AM is a specialist in Geriatric health, dementia and brain ageing. He is the Program Head of the Koori Growing Old Well Study in the Aboriginal Health & Ageing Research Program at NeuRA, Neuroscience Research Australia, an independent not...
Roxane Gay is an American writer, novelist, essayist, blogger and columnist. Her two most recent books are the collection of essays "Bad Feminist" and the novel "An Untamed State" both published in late 2014. She writes about feminism, race, identity,...
Chef Somer Sivrioglu
Somer Sivrioglu is a chef, restaurateur and passionate advocate for Anatolian food. In Sydney he is known for his restaurant Efendy where he cooks traditional and modern Turkish cuisine. He and David Dale travelled to Anatolia to explore the cooking...
Anne Gorman is a writer, mother, farmer and civic leader. Her memoir is called "The Country Wife" (March 2015).
Playwright Suzie Miller
Suzie Miller is an award winning playwright. She worked as a human rights lawyer in her first career. Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney are staging her play "Caress/Ache" which opened February 27 2015 and runs from March 6 to April 11.
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...
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