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Best of the Festivals

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Throughout the year, Radio National brings you coverage of major festivals held around Australia. From books and ideas to music, Best of the Festivals gives you a front row seat at the highlight events. Presented by Cassie McCullagh.

Throughout the year, Radio National brings you coverage of major festivals held around Australia. From books and ideas to music, Best of the Festivals gives you a front row seat at the highlight events. Presented by Cassie McCullagh.
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Australia

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Throughout the year, Radio National brings you coverage of major festivals held around Australia. From books and ideas to music, Best of the Festivals gives you a front row seat at the highlight events. Presented by Cassie McCullagh.

Language:

English


Episodes

Stories and Songs of Resilience

1/20/2018
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Archie Roach and Jack Charles are two elder statesmen of Australian Indigenous culture – Uncle Archie is one of the country’s most treasured singer-songwriters, and Uncle Jack an award-winning stage and screen actor.

Duration:00:53:51

Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan at Melbourne Writers' Festival

1/18/2018
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Kevin Kwan’s satirical novel Crazy Rich Asians became an international bestseller in 2013 and is now being made into a major motion picture. Meet the man behind the hit and discover his latest novel, Rich People Problems, which is as brilliantly abundant in drama and glitz as his previous works.

Duration:00:53:51

The Coming Out Show

1/16/2018
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Back in 1975 a new ABC radio show caused a bit of a revolution. It was called The Coming Out Show, a weekly program made by women, for women.

Duration:00:53:51

Marty Natalegawa - Can Democracy Deliver?

1/15/2018
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One of the most respected foreign policy and international security thinkers of his generation on the health of democracy and the international rules-based order.

Duration:00:53:51

Inglorious Empire

1/13/2018
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In this blistering post-colonial reassessment, Shashi Tharoor exposes the sins of an empire. Tracking the real story of the British in India - from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj.

Duration:00:53:52

Muslim Girl

1/11/2018
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Growing up Muslim in post 9/11 America, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh felt marginalised and neglected. As a response to her growing Muslim faith, she created a website.

Duration:00:53:51

Robert Dessaix on The Pleasures of Leisure

1/10/2018
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A serious conversation on the advantages of being relaxed, rested, comfy and a little lazy.

Duration:00:53:51

A new side of the Cultural Revolution

1/9/2018
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A very new take on the Cultural Revolution and its impact on modern day China.

Duration:00:53:51

Ian Rankin: Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay?

1/8/2018
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Ian Rankin talks about what it takes to create a great crime novel, and walking the sometimes blurry line between real life and fiction.

Duration:00:53:51

The Invention of Russia

1/6/2018
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How did Vladimir Putin become the dominant player he is today? Soviet-born journalist Arkady Ostrovsky invites us to explore the making of modern Russia.

Duration:00:53:52

Nordic Noir Panel Discussion at the Scandinavian Film Festival

1/4/2018
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Nordic crime has found an international audience in books, television and films.

Duration:00:53:51

Lion: A Long Way Home

1/3/2018
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Saroo Brierley's story, A Long Way Home, is now the award-winning film Lion, starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. In a very special event, Saroo and his mother Sue Brierley talk to Janice Petersen.

Duration:00:53:51

Australian History Through a Female Lens

1/2/2018
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What are the moments, and movements, in Australian history, that mattered most for women?

Duration:00:53:51

Irish author Marian Keyes in conversation

1/1/2018
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In an extended conversation with Sarah Kanowski, wildly successful Irish author Marian Keyes speaks with great candour about storytelling in Ireland, her writing life, and her experiences with depression.

Duration:00:53:51

Muslim Girl

12/30/2017
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Growing up Muslim in post 9/11 America, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh felt marginalised and neglected. As a response to her growing Muslim faith, she created a website.

Duration:00:53:51

Crime on screen at BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival

12/28/2017
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Sue Turnbull speaks with critic and actor Graeme Blundell and film-maker Peter Gawler about crime on screen. How is it different from crime in books?

Duration:00:53:51

Turia Pitt Unmasked

12/27/2017
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Turia Pitt's memoir reveals the woman behind the headlines.

Duration:00:53:51

The Rosie Project's Graeme Simsion at Sydney Writers' Festival

12/26/2017
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Graeme discusses his story of love, music and coming to terms with the past.

Duration:00:53:51

The Simple Life at Byron Writers' Festival

12/25/2017
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how can we plan our world so that we can get what we want but also leave a positive environmental and moral legacy?

Duration:00:53:51

Utopia for Realists

12/23/2017
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Our day-to-day reality - life expectancy, health, wealth, and education were once considered unrealistic and utopian. So, what comes next?

Duration:00:53:51