Overnights (ABC Local)
Spot on the Map - Crookwell, NSW08/22/15
Rod Quinn speaks with the Secretary of the Crookwell & District Historical Society about this town in NSW's southern tablelands.
How We Predict the Weather
Meteorologist and Conjoint Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Martin Babakian, joins Rod Quinn to explain how we predict the weather, who owns that information and much the field as evolved in the last century.
Health and Fitness - Wheelchair Strength Training
Rod Quinn speaks to Professor of Physiology at the University of Melbourne, Gordon Lynch ,about the many different ways to improve core strength for those in wheelchairs.
Royalties and the History of Copyright
If you've bought a CD, listened to music streaming online, downloaded an album from iTunes, watched a TV commercial with a jingle or bought a ticket to a concert - royalties have been paid. The most recognised song in the English language, Happy...
Keith Suter Talks Chinese Economy and much more
Trevor Chappell was joined by show favourite Dr Keith Suter, Managing Director Global Directions Think Tank for an analysis of the latest international news.
Being an Only Child
What was once unusual is now very much the norm. What are the myths about being an only child? What is life like in a nation with an ageing population, for only children today? Psychologist Dr David List joins Rod Quinn to explore the developmental...
Advances in Cancer Treatment
Cancer was once seen as a death sentence - now survival rates are steadily improving. Over 60% of people who contract cancer will survive. How has this happened? Is it due to new drugs, procedures or lifestyle changes? Trevor Chappell is joined by...
The incredible fall, rise and demise of Francis Greenway -...
Francis Greenway was on Australia's $10 note. His story is one of crime, transportation and designing some of Sydney's landmark buildings. It was also marked by ambition, self-destruction and a fraught relationship with Governor Macquarie. Trevor...
Being Silvio Berlusconi
Trevor Chappell is joined by journalist Michael Day to talk all things Silvio Berlusconi - his early years as a cruise ship singer turned media tycoon, his implausible succession of political and business triumphs, his involvement with the mafia, his...
White Balloon Day: The Symbol of Support for Survivors of...
Trevor Chappell spoke with Hetty Johnston, founder and Executive Director of Bravehearts, about September 11 as White Balloon Day, the symbol of support for survivors of child sexual abuse.
Animals in Captivity
Trevor Chappell is joined by Elizabeth Hogan, program manager for Oceans & Widlife with World Animal Protection, to discuss animals in captivity and what can be done about wildlife being hunted to extinction.
Classic After School TV
What were the TV shows you watched before and after school? Shirl's Neighbourhood? The Goodies? Monkey? TV Freak Scott Goodings and Trevor Chappell reel through some classic faves.
The Truth Behind Arranged Marriages
Millions of online dating users are testament to the fact that it's hard to find that special person to spend your life with.What if your parents found that person for you? Journalist and author Sushi Das talks to Rod Quinn about the modern world of...
DVD Review - Maggie and Kingsman Secret Service
Film critic Rob Pemberton joins Rod Quinn to review the latest DVD releases - zombie flick "Maggie" and spy comedy "Kingsman Secret Service".
The American Civil War in Australia: The Shenandoah - the...
The year the American Civil War came to Australia. A Confederate raider ship, the Shenandoah, docked in Melbourne. Why was it there? Trevor Chappell discusses this fascinating chapter in Australian history with Paul Williams, author of The Last...
Cilla Black 1943 - 2015 Celebrated
Trevor Chappell discusses the career and charm of UK pop icon Cilla Black with David Bret, author of the Brit Girls of the Sixties series.
Book Club: They're a Weird Mob
This month, it's a 1957 Australian 'classic' - They're a Weird Mob by "Nino Culotta" [a nom de plume for John O'Grady]. Dr Toni Johnson-Woods, from the School of English at the University of Queensland, joins Trevor Chappell. But does it hold up in...
The Hot Topic: Politicians and Perks
In the wake of Bronwyn Bishop's resignation, Dr. John Hewson, Professor at Crawford School ANU and former Liberal leader, discusses the idea of politicians and perks with Trevor Chappell.
Parenting in 2015 - difficult?
Is parenting in 2015 more difficult than ever? Psychologist Rosalie Pattenden discusses this super-hot topic with Trevor Chappell.
The legacy of Lone Pine
To commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Lone Pine, Rod spoke to military historian Dr Ross Bastiaan.
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