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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

Pop culture joys of spring, Dalara Williams on Black Comedy, Gates McFadden on TNG

9/20/2018
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Stop Everything! shares your - and our - pop culture happy places: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Terrace House, cookbooks, Instapoetry and more... Plus, Dalara Williams on season three of Black Comedy, and Gates McFadden on keeping up with Star Trek: The Next Generation fans.

Duration:00:53:58

Deborah Riley on her Emmys win, Bruce Beresford, Prague Spring, Custody

9/19/2018
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Game of Thrones designer Deborah Riley on her Emmys win. Plus, Bruce Bereford talks about his new film Ladies in Black, and how cinema echoed the hopes and disappointments of The Prague Spring like no other artform.

Duration:00:53:59

Floral artists, Ken Unsworth, and how a Fairfax photography archive ended up in America

9/18/2018
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Florists Anja and Alicia Van Goor bring SPRING right into the studio, Tony Bond and Ken Unsworth on his 60 year career, and American gallery owner Daniel Miller on his mission to get the Sydney Morning Herald photography archive back to Australia

Duration:00:53:57

Liane Moriarty on Nine Perfect Strangers, spring and renewal with poet David Mason, Australian Reading Hour and creative couples Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Kristin Headlam

9/17/2018
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Bestselling Australian author Liane Moriarty on her latest novel Nine Perfect Strangers, we celebrate spring as the season of renewal with US poet David Mason, how to get involved with Australian Reading Hour, and creative couples Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Kristin Headlam.

Duration:00:53:56

Calamity Jane saddles up, dialect coach Leith McPherson, the Shakespearian nature of the Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Stuart Skelton returns to Britten's Peter Grimes

9/16/2018
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The acclaimed new Australian production of the musical Calamity Jane starring Virginia Gay continues to be performed for bigger and bigger audiences around Australia, voice and dialect coach Leith McPherson leads us through an accent lesson, we welcome spring with a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to learn about its Shakespearian roots, and Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton returns to the role of Peter Grimes in Benjamin Britten's career-defining opera.

Duration:00:53:56

Serena Williams cartoon controversy, Bronies, Pose

9/13/2018
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Mark Knight's Serena Williams cartoon, My Little Pony fans have a new Bronies convention in Adelaide, and Pose brings voguing to TV drama

Duration:00:53:56

Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk, Desktop films, A Very English Scandal, Beast

9/12/2018
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Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk says his role as the antihero in the series was a lucky break. We look at a new subgenre in film, and a new BBC miniseries starring Hugh Grant tells the true story of a political scandal.

Duration:00:53:59

Ben Quilty, American Masters, Julia deVille, Burrup Peninsula rock art, Bloodlines

9/11/2018
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Ben Quilty on Santa's dark side, American Masters at the NGA and Julia deVille at Linden New Art, the World Heritage listing application for rock art on the Burrup Peninsula, Sancintya Mohini Simpson's Bloodlines

Duration:00:53:57

Celebrating 100 years of The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay, a visit to author Robert Drewe's home in Fremantle WA and YA author Veronica Roth

9/10/2018
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Celebrating 100 years of The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay with his granddaughter Helen Glad and children's book illustrator Julie Vivas, a visit to Australian author Robert Drewe's home in Fremantle, WA and meet US author Veronica Roth whose YA Divergent series was a bestseller.

Duration:00:53:56

Australian Dance Awards and Stephanie Lake, Matthews and Grabowsky in The Space Between, behind the scenes of Horror, Mamma Mia! celebrates 300 shows

9/9/2018
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Gideon Obarzanek on the Australian Dance Awards, we meet the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Choreography Stephanie Lake and hear about her new work Colossus, soprano Emma Matthews draws on stories from her life in the world premiere of The Space Between composed by Paul Grabowsky with a libretto by Steve Vizard, we go backstage with Dutch production Horror to learn about their on-stage blood effects, and Mamma Mia! cast members Natalie O'Donnell and Ian Stenlake join us and perform...

Duration:00:53:56

The rise and rise of e-sports, Neighbours' gay wedding, reporting Steve Bannon

9/6/2018
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Angharad Yeo on e-sports, Neighbours' first same-sex wedding, controversy around former Trump strategist Steve Bannon's interview on Four Corners and disinvitation to the New Yorker Festival

Duration:00:54:21

Venice Film Festival, Jeremy Sims on his documentary about Wayne Gardner, Emmys predictions

9/5/2018
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We check in with Variety critic Jessica Kiang at Venice Film Festival. Jeremy Sims is in the studio talking about his new documentary Wayne, about the incredible life and career of motorcycle world champion Wayne Gardner, and Vulture magazine's Jen Chaney talks Emmys predictions.

Duration:00:53:57

Kenji Uranishi, Arthur Murch, Biomess, the Pastor and the Painter

9/4/2018
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Kenji Uranishi's architecturally-inspired ceramics, Arthur Murch's portrait of Rubina Namatjira returns to Hermannsburg, Biomess and biological arts, Myuran Sukumaran's redemption through art in the Pastor and the Painter

Duration:00:53:56

Bonus: One hundred years of Leonard Bernstein

9/3/2018
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In this bonus episode, The Music Show's Andrew Ford guides us through the extraordinary life and legacy of American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

Duration:00:54:43

The legacy of Peter Corris, the role of writers' festivals and UK author Matt Haig

9/3/2018
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The legacy of Australian godfather of crime, Peter Corris, who's died at 76, the the role of writers' festivals in Australia and bestselling British author Matt Haig on how writing saved his life, from the Bendigo Writers' Festival.

Duration:00:54:01

The boys from Jersey are back, casting for diversity on stage, Dust on the Shortbread examines the impact of dementia

9/2/2018
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Jersey Boys, the smash hit jukebox musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons returns to the Australian stage with Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff at the helm, an Opera Australia casting decision for a new production of West Side Story raises the question of whether the people we see on stage reflect the diversity of our country, and Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre's Dust on the Shortbread uses dance to grapple with dementia and its impact on relationships and identity.

Duration:00:54:48

Comedians v Classics bonus episode: Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre

8/31/2018
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A double dose of the windy moors in our Comedians v Classics series with Australian comedians Louisa Fitzhardinge and Kirsty Webeck taking on Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Duration:00:11:10

If You Are the One, Ronny Chieng, Big Bang Theory, Serena Williams' tutu

8/30/2018
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The If You Are the One phenomenon, Ronny Chieng on Crazy Rich Asians, the Big Bang Theory goes out without a bang, and Serena Williams' rebellious tutu.

Duration:00:06:43

Three Identical Strangers, Crazy Rich Asians, Anne with an E, What Is Music?

8/29/2018
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Director Tim Wardle discusses his fascinating documentary about triplets separated at birth. Netflix's adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, a review of Crazy Rich Asians and what makes great film music.

Duration:00:53:56

Vale Mirka Mora, Philip Tinari on Chinese contemporary art, Elizabeth Gower, Mavis Ngallametta

8/28/2018
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Artist Mirka Mora is remembered for her enormous contribution to the Melbourne arts scene, Beijing's UCCA director Philip Tinari on Chinese contemporary art, Elizabeth Gower's bower bird collage process, Wik artist Mavis Ngallametta on finding her way to tradition

Duration:00:53:57