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Books and Arts Daily explores the many worlds of performance, writing, music and visual arts, and features interviews with local and international authors and artists.

Books and Arts Daily explores the many worlds of performance, writing, music and visual arts, and features interviews with local and international authors and artists.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Books and Arts Daily explores the many worlds of performance, writing, music and visual arts, and features interviews with local and international authors and artists.

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English

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GPO Box 9994 Melbourne Victoria 3001 (03) 9626 1500


Episodes

Indian writers Shobhaa De and Balli Kaur Jaswal from the Jaipur Literature Festival, Adelaide

11/19/2018
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Indian writers Shobhaa De and Balli Kaur Jaswal talk about sex, repression, love and literature from the Jaipur Literature Festival, Adelaide.

Duration:00:54:06

Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the secrets of improv comedy, Scott Rankin on cultural justice, The Bridge reimagined, behind the scenes at Opera Australia's workshop

11/18/2018
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Whose Line Is It Anyway's Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops tour Australia, Big hART Creative Director Scott Rankin on the importance of culture and ensuring everyone's stories are heard, Vicki Reynolds' play about the aftermath of the West Gate Bridge collapse restaged at the Art & Industry Festival, and we visit the workshop where the backdrops, props and costumes that bring Opera Australia's productions to life are crafted.

Duration:00:54:36

Remembering Stan Lee, Red Dead Redemption 2 and flawed feminism

11/15/2018
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We remember Marvel Comics' Stan Lee, travel to the wild west to explore video game mega hit Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Spice Girls embrace "people power".

Duration:00:54:05

The Old Man and the Gun, Dean Hurley, Greg Haddrick, Shoplifters

11/14/2018
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David Lowery talks about directing Robert Redford in The Old Man and the Gun, the true story of a career criminal and rumoured to be Redford's last film. Sound artist Dean Lowery was David Lynch's music supervisor for over 12 years. He tells us what it's like to work with the man and the visions of the notably abstract director. Greg Haddrick is a writer and producer behind shows like Underbelly, Janet King and Pine Gap, he joins us for our Top Shelf segment, and a review of Hirokazu...

Duration:00:54:06

Adventurous art: Peter Anderson's expeditions, David Roberts, Van Gogh's Starry Night, the Overwintering Project

11/13/2018
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Peter Anderson shares his experiences sailing - and painting - the world as this week's studio artist, David Roberts on lugging 50kg of camera gear to the Arctic circle, Martin Bailey on Vincent van Gogh's time in an asylum, and Kate Gorringe-Smith's Overwintering Project brings together printmaking and migratory shorebirds.

Duration:00:54:06

Markus Zusak, Gary Shteyngart and the diaries of Jenny Ackland and William McInnes

11/12/2018
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Markus Zusak on his new novel Bridge of Clay, Gary Shteyngart's novel about America called Lake Success and dip into the bad diaries of writers Jenny Ackland and William McInnes.

Duration:00:54:04

How do our theatre companies respond to sexual harassment? Belvoir's The Dance of Death review, the ABCs of rock and rebellion - School of Rock hits the theatre

11/11/2018
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In the wake of the testimony heard in the Geoffrey Rush case, we discuss sexual harassment policy with Black Swan State Theatre Company's Clare Watson and Actors' Equity National Director Zoe Angus, ABC presenter James Valentine reviews The Dance of Death at Belvoir, and we meet the cast and creatives of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock: The Musical as they prepare for opening night.

Duration:00:54:07

Pop power panel, Reni Eddo-Lodge and Rebel Wilson's twitter stumble

11/8/2018
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We unpack the return of the Spice Girls, Ariana Grande's new song and the (possible) return of power ballads, with Saskwatch's Nkechi Anele and Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding. Plus we catch up with Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, and look at the backlash to Rebel Wilson's claim that she's the first plus-size woman to star in a romcom.

Duration:00:54:05

House of Cards, They Shall Not Grow Old, Suspiria

11/7/2018
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A discussion on how the new and final season of House of Cards fares without Frank Underwood in the mix. Peter Jackson has given new life to World World One footage in his astounding documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, and a critics panel on Luca Guadagnino's remake of the 1977 cult horror film Suspiria.

Duration:00:54:05

The impact of WW1 on Australian art, Armistice paintings, Steven Rhall, Sebastian Smee on fog sculptures

11/6/2018
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Historian Margaret Hutchison and art critic/historian Sasha Grishin discuss the impact the "war to end all wars" had on Australian art, Eddie speaks to curator from the Australian War Memorial Anthea Gunn about two paintings by Australian artists Vida Lahey and Will Dyson that offer distinct perspectives on the end of the war, producer Hannah Reich tours Taungurung artist Steven Rhall's latest exhibition, which challenges museums as colonial and imperialist spaces, and Washington Post art...

Duration:00:54:07

Kate Atkinson, Tara Moss with Melissa Lucashenko and John Purcell, Shoes in Fairy tales and World War One lingo

11/5/2018
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UK author Kate Atkinson on her novel Transcription, Tara Moss speaks with authors Melissa Lucashenko and John Purcell about crafting character, we examine the importance of shoes in fairy tales and try out some World War One slang.

Duration:00:54:26

Astroman takes us back to the '80s, cabaret meets opera in Lorelei, Leith McPherson helps us with our Southern drawl, Armistice 100: performers on the front lines

11/4/2018
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The Melbourne Theatre Company's Astroman introduces us to a young video game wiz in 1980s Geelong, Victorian Opera's world premiere of Lorelei reimagines the myth of the water spirit who lures sailors to their deaths, voice and dialect coach Leith McPherson helps us with the accent of the Southern United States, and as part of Armistice 100 on RN we look at some of the performing arts events staged near the battlefield during WWI.

Duration:00:54:05

Twitter's quest for "healthy conversations", the rise of intimacy directors in the #MeToo era, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

11/1/2018
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What are "healthy conversations" and is Twitter the place for them? Plus, we speak to intimacy director Claire Warden, who choreographs sexual scenes for stage and screen, and Awaye's Rudi Bremer takes us through supernatural series.

Duration:00:54:05

Bohemian Rhapsody, Joel Edgerton, , The Heiresses, Mark Humphries

10/31/2018
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Our critics panel weigh in on whether the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is actually any good. Paraguayan director Marcelo Martinessi on his debut feature The Heiresses. Joel Edgerton is in the studio discussing Boy Erased, a film he wrote, directed and stars in opposite Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, and TV host Mark Humphries shares five TV shows that he loves.

Duration:00:54:07

Kellie O'Dempsey's live performance drawing, Nolan, Nick Earls on William Robinson, OzAsia Festival

10/30/2018
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Kellie O'Dempsey demonstrates her live performance drawing in studio, creating images to project on the wall, producer Julia Peters and Sidney Nolan's daughter Amelda Langslow on ABC TV documentary Nolan, acclaimed author Nick Earls on his new book about artist Brisbane artist William Robinson, and OzAsia Festival showcases installations by Chiharu Shiota and JeeYoung Lee, and a very unusual funeral by Anida Yoeu Ali.

Duration:00:53:56

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Tara Moss with Kathryn Fox and Krissy Kneen and Graham Norton

10/29/2018
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An examination of race in the playground with award winning Australian writer Maxine Beneba Clarke, Tara Moss with Kathryn Fox and Krissy Kneen in the craft of writing series and celebrity Irish comedian Graham Norton on his second novel, A Keeper.

Duration:00:57:33

Mandela's life and influence honoured in Madiba, vale Richard Gill, Port Pirie of 1947 portrayed in The Gods of Strangers, telling Indigenous Australian stories on stage

10/28/2018
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We meet Perci Moeketsi who plays Nelson Mandela in Madiba — a stage musical celebrating Mandela's life, we pay tribute to Richard Gill who has died at the age of 76, Elena Carapetis's The Gods of Strangers takes us to Port Pirie in 1947 where southern European immigrants seek refuge after WWII, we discuss the importance of Indigenous Australians telling their own stories on stage, and we dive into the archives to hear Richard Gill in conversation about the Victorian Opera production of The...

Duration:01:07:57

Debut writers series: Katherine Collette's The Helpline

10/25/2018
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Uplit is a new genre of joyful fiction and The Helpline is definitely an example.

Duration:00:20:28

Superwog, 1-844-WYT-FEAR, and Whovian Rhianna Patrick

10/25/2018
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Theo and Nathan Saidden - brothers and stars of the hit Superwog Youtube channel and now ABC Comedy series, New York Times video producer Taige Jensen on editorial satire in the 21st century, and Whovian Girl and ABC radio presenter Rhianna Patrick on Dr Who's encounter with Rosa Parks.

Duration:00:54:26

Jamie Lee Curtis and Jason Blum on Halloween, Beautiful Boy, The Haunting of Hill House

10/24/2018
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Hollywood actor Jamie Lee Curtis and producer Jason Blum are on our shores for the premiere of the latest installment of ultimate horror movie, Halloween, they join us in the studio. Plus, Netflix's new series The Haunting of Hill House and a review of Beautiful Boy, the story of a son struggling with drug addiction, starring Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell.

Duration:00:54:23