Talk Show Replays

The longest running community radio show in the universe dedicated to health, medicine and well-being, curing Saturday night hangovers every Sunday morning since 1996! A team of medicos, nurses, psychologists and special guests from around Australia and around the globe shed light on everything from Asthma to Zika Virus, your headaches and your heartaches, your sneezing and your snoozing, your meditation and your medication – it's your prescription with your Triple R subscription! The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.


Melbourne, VIC


The longest running community radio show in the universe dedicated to health, medicine and well-being, curing Saturday night hangovers every Sunday morning since 1996! A team of medicos, nurses, psychologists and special guests from around Australia and around the globe shed light on everything from Asthma to Zika Virus, your headaches and your heartaches, your sneezing and your snoozing, your meditation and your medication – it's your prescription with your Triple R subscription! The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.




A New Medicare

Peter Breadon, Director of the Health and Aged Care Program at the Grattan Institute, and Danielle Romanes, Visiting Fellow at the Grattan Institute, canvass their report 'A new Medicare: strengthening general practice' and discuss the reform needed to give more patients better care and boost GPs’ job satisfaction; Jennifer Rasanathan, Primary Care Physician and Clinical Editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), shares some light-hearted research from the Christmas edition of the BMJ; and...


2022 Radiotherapy Awards Special

The team present the annual Radiotherapy Awards, celebrating some of this year's best and worst moments in healthcare and medicine. With presenters Panel Beater, Dr Dilemma, and Dr Sharma. Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:


Climate Change and its Impact on Health

Grant Blashki, Associate Professor at the Nossal Institute and the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne and Lead Clinical Advisor for Beyond Blue, discusses the biggest threats to health posed by climate change; Guy Abrahams, Co-Founder and Ambassador for CLIMARTE, explores the role of art in facilitating behavioural change specifically in relation to climate change; and the team canvass some new medical inventions. With presenters Dr Mal Practice, Nurse...


Medicinal Cannabis and Magic Mushrooms

Associate Professor Daryl Efron, Paediatrician at the Royal Children's Hospital, discusses the use of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of kids with severe neurodevelopmental conditions, and for children in palliative care; Claire Finkelstein, Clinical Psychologist and PhD Candidate, shares the details of her upcoming study into the use of magic mushrooms (psilocybin) for the treatment of eating disorders; and the team discuss healthcare funding promises, the importance of social activity...


The Serotonin Hypothesis and Chronic Pain

Professor Mal Hopwood, Ramsay Health Care Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, unpacks the Serotonin Hypothesis and the latest research on the role of serotonin in mood disorders such as depression; Dr Sonia Srinivasan, GP Registrar, discusses the symptoms, causes, treatment and experience of chronic pain; and the team talk about measles and monkeypox. With presenters Dr Nick, Prudence Dear and Dr Sonia Srinivasan. Website:...


Type 1 Diabetes and RSV Bronchiolitis

Associate Professor John Wentworth, Endocrinologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, explains the Type1Screen initiative and talks about how the breakthrough program is screening for Type 1 Diabetes in Australia; Dr Neo unpacks the causes and treatment of RSV Bronchiolitis; and the team discuss thunderstorm asthma and the efficacy of apitherapy, an alternative treatment using honey bee products. With presenters Panel Beater, Dr Dilemma, Dr Sharma, and Dr Neo. Website:...


Trans Health Special

Dr Julie Peters, teacher, sessional academic and long-time ABC employee, discusses her life and experience as a trans woman, and canvasses her new book A Feminist Post-transsexual Autoethnography: Challenging Normative Gender Coercion; Associate Professor Ada Cheung, specialist Endocrinologist and founder of the Trans Health Research group at the University of Melbourne, talks about trans health and gender affirming healthcare; and the team unpack a recent study on cat directed speech. With...


One Health and Predicting Suicide Risk

Dr Sandra Steele, Veterinary Scientist and expert in One Health, discusses the concept of One Health, and how founding an Australian Centre for Disease Control would promote the health of humans, animals and the environment; Dr Karen Kusuma, Data Analyst and Doctoral Researcher in Psychiatry at UNSW, canvasses her PhD exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to predict suicide risk; and the team unpack the most recent research into the likelihood of developing neurological or...


Game-Changing Women in Orthopaedics, and Suicide Prevention in LGBTQIA+ Communities

Dr Annette Holian, President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, discusses her career as an orthopaedic surgeon and the progress that has been made in diversifying the proffession of orthopaedics; Prudence Dear canvasses a recent coroners report into the prevelance of deaths from suicide amongst the LGBTQIA+ community, and explores strategies for suicide preventation; and the team discuss how an increase in mosquito numbers is threatening to bring Ross River virus to Melbourne. With...


COVID Drug Controversy and Nurse Shortages

Dr Kyle Sheldrick, medical doctor and researcher at UNSW, unpacks the controversy surrounding the use of the antiviral drug Molnupiravir for the treatment of COVID; Kylie Ward, nurse and the CEO of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), discusses workforce shortages in the nursing sector; and the team explore the efficacy of urine therapy. With presenters Panel Beater and Dr Sharma. Website: Facebook:...


Lung, Heart, and Kidney Transplants

Baby Doc discusses his journey from trainee doctor to Cardiothoracic Surgeon, and describes a typical lung transplant procedure; Associate Professor Rosemary Masterson, Consultant Nephrologist and Honorary Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Melbourne, unpacks the role of the kidney and the causes and treatment of kidney disease; Kidney transplant recipient Belinda describes the lived experience of undergoing an organ transplant; and the team discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment...


John Thwaites on COVID Lessons and Healthy Cycling

John Thwaites AM, Professorial Fellow at Monash University, Chair of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and Climateworks Centre, and former Deputy Premier of Victoria, canvasses the Lancet Commission report on lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic; Paul Visentini, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, discusses the health benefits of cycling and bicycle safety; and the team unpack a recent study on bony stress injuries in female athletes, and canvass World Mental Health...


Abortions and Elective Surgery Delays

Dr Sonia Srinivasan, GP Registrar and women's health specialist, canvasses some common reasons women choose to have an abortion, and discusses how to access abortion services in Australia; Associate Professor Phong Tran, Head of the Orthopaedic Department at Western Health, unpacks how waiting periods for elective surgery have been effected by the pandemic, and how these delays have impacted the mental health of patients; and the team canvass Restless Legs Awareness Day, and discuss the...


ADHD, Polio, and the Quantified Self

Professor Mark Bellgrove, Director of Research at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, and a Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD; Dr Sharma unpacks the resurgence of polio in New York; and the team canvass the most recent COVID statistics, and discuss the phenomenon of the quantified self. With presenters Panel Beater, Dr Neo, Dr Dilemma, and Dr...


Fertility Special

Associate Professor Kirsten Palmer, Obstetrics Specialist and Head of the Maternal Fetal Medicine unit at Monash Health, and a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Monash University, discusses fertility, fetal health, and premature births; Dr Michelle Peate, Research Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Royal Women's Hospital and the University of Melbourne, canvasses her research and work with women on issues of fertility associated with cancer and endometriosis, and discusses the...


Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, Bulk Billing, and The Third Eye

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher, canvasses his memoir STRONGER: How Losing Everything Set Me Free, and discusses his journey to becoming the first medical graduate with quadriplegia in Queensland; Dr Sharma explores the role of GPs in our community, and unpacks the complexity and challenges of bulk billing for both GPs and patients; and the team explore the science behind the pineal gland and its association with the third eye. With presenters...


STIs, Tuberculosis, and Phubbing

Dr Jo Peel, Sexual Health Physician, unpacks the stigma assocaited with sexually transmitted infections (STIs); Associate Professor Suman Majumdar, Deputy Program Director (Health Security and Know-C19), Co-head of the Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science Working Group and a Principal Research Fellow at the Burnet Institute, canvasses the symptoms, causes, and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB); and the team explore the impact of being phubbed, and discuss the achievements of...


Viral Infections amongst Children, and Man on Earth

Dr Lexi Frydenberg, General Paediatrician at the Royal Children's Hospital and presenter of the Kids Health Info podcast, discusses the onslaught of viral infections amongst children, and canvasses the new COVID vaccine recommendations for toddlers; Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Filmmaker, Producer, and Musician, discusses his most recent film Man on Earth and the process of documenting the final six days of life of the film's subject Bob Rosenzweig; and the team discuss new breast augmentation...


Children and Sleep and Living Younger Longer

Professor Harriet Hiscock, Consultant Paediatrician at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, discusses her new book series Sleep with Kip and shares some techniques to help children sleep; Dr Norman Swan, medical expert and broadcaster, explains his new book So You Want To Live Younger Longer? and explores the role of diet, exercise, and lifestyle in health and longevity; and the team unpack the inclusion of wellbeing in the upcoming Federal Budget. With presenters Dr Nick, Prudence...


Oral Health, The Patient Doctor, and Power Posing

Dr Mark Hutton, President of the Australian Dental Association, canvasses the impact of poor oral health and why dentistry is not covered by Medicare; Dr Ben Bravery, doctor and author of the memoir The Patient Doctor, shares his journey from cancer patient to doctor; and the team discuss a case of polio in New York, and unpack the recent phenomena of power posing. With presenters Panel Beater, Dr Sharma, Dr Dilemma, and Dr Neo. Website:...