Overnights (ABC Local)
Down Under: The Tune and the Tragedy09/01/15
Trevor Chappell is joined by another Trevor, Trevor Conomy, whose written a book - Down Under: The Tune, The Times, The Tragedy - that details the saga of Men at Work's chartbusting number. It was a couple years back that two of Australia's most...
Peter Doyle - The Big Whatever - The Australian Post-War...
Trevor Chappell catches up with Australian crime writer Peter Doyle. It's said that no one knows Sydney's murky past like Peter Doyle. Doyle is the author of a number of novels set in Australia's post-war crime underground. He's the three-time winner...
Spot on the Map - Oberon NSW
Rod Quinn speaks with Laurel McMahon, who together with her husband runs the Oberon & District Museum in this beautiful and chilly part of NSW.
The Whitney Plantation Slave Museum
Rod Quinn speaks with Ashley Rogers, the Director of Operations at the Whitney Plantation Slave Museum - the only slave museum in the US.
Fast and Loose - In Conversation with Nicholas J Johnson
Rod Quinn speaks to Nicholas J. Johnson - a con man who became an author, and has just published a new book, "Fast and Loose". He made a living scamming people, and now he just wants you to read his books.
Income Tax - History and Reform
In the 2013-2014 financial year, the Federal Government made $351 billion in tax revenue. A full $248 billion of that was income tax. That includes wages, business income and capital gains. The taxes you pay each year make up the single biggest source...
Health and Fitness - Pickles, Pickles, Pickles
Rod Quinn speaks to Professor of Physiology at the University of Melbourne, Gordon Lynch, about the many ways pickle juice is good for you!
Scott Goodings TV Freak Talks F. Troop, Taffy the Lion and...
Trevor Chappell is joined by The TV Freak, Scott Goodings, pays tribute to F. Troop's Melody Anderson, has a call from Taffy the Lion (John Cousins) and discusses TV siblings in real life.
Book Club: Harper Lee - Go Set a Watchman
Ripping read or overrated? This week Trevor Chappell and Dr. Toni Johnson-Woods are discussing the Harper Lee book that re-wrote the rules of modern publishing - "Go Set a Watchman".
Has the War on Drugs Had its Waterloo?
It's now 100 years since drugs were first banned. How successful has the war on drugs actually been? Why do people get addicted; why is it so hard to quit? What can families do? What can governments do? Trevor Chappell is joined by Johann Hari, author...
Does religion have a place in our schools?
Trevor Chappell discussed the idea of religion in schools with Reverend Howard Langmead, an Anglican priest and ex-primary school teacher.
Managing Your Back Pain
Professor Gustavo Machado joins Tim Brunero to talk about something that plagues so many of us throughout our lives: back pain. We take your calls to hear about the solutions that have worked best over the years.
DVD Review - Big Eyes and A Little Chaos
Film critic Rob Pemberton reviews this week's DVD releases with Tim Brunero - "Big Eyes" and "A Little Chaos".
Spring Has Sprung: Wildflowers in the Environment
Trevor Chappell catches up with Overnights' 'earth doctor', Dr. Reese Halter, to discuss blooming wildflowers!
The Refugee Crisis on the Greek Island of Lesbos
Rod Quinn speaks with Julie Copeland, ex-Radio National presenter, about the refugees landing on the Greek island of Lesbos.
The Collected Art of Catherine the Great
Who was Catherine and why was she so great? Trevor Chappell goes in-depth with Simon Dixon, author of a biography called Catherine the Great. There's an impressive exhibition of the artworks of Catherine the Great that has just opened at the National...
The Forgotten History of RAAF Butterworth Base, Malaysia
It's Australia's biggest single engagement with Asia but is it forgotten history? Mathew Radcliffe has recently completed a fascinating history of the RAAF Butterworth Base, which existed in Malaysia from 1955 to 1988. It was once described as...
Spot on the Map - Crookwell, NSW
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.
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