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.




Before Dementia, and Medically Supervised Injecting Rooms

Dr. Kate Gregorevic, Geriatrician and Internal Medicine Physician, discusses her new book Before Dementia, and shares some advice on how to care for loved ones with dementia; Professor Suzanne Nielsen, Deputy Director of the Monash Addiction Research Centre in Melbourne, unpacks the State Government's decision to make the North Richmond medically supervised injecting room a permanent service; and the team canvass the UK junior doctor strikes and explore some old self-help advice. With...


The Hinari Programme, and LGBTIQA+ Health Funding

Kimberely Parker, Programme Manager of the Hinri Programme at the World Health Organisation (WHO), discusses the impact of the project in enabling low and middle-income countries to gain access to biomedical and health literature; Joe Ball, CEO of Switchboard Victoria, unpacks a recent Commonwealth Government funding announcement for health research into LGBTIQA+ communities and people; and the team explore digital and online inequities for International Women's Day. With presenters Dr Nick,...


The Brain-Gut Connection

Dr Jim Kantidakis, Expert Gut-directed Psychologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Founder of The Gut Centre, discusses the relationship between the brain and the gut, and the treatment of functional gut disorders; Phoebe Kipen, Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor, explores the role of pelvic floor physiotherapy in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gut disorders; and the team unpack a recent study on the relationship between body pain and watching television. With...


Cancer Diagnosis and Emerging Cancer Treatments

Sue Evans, Head of the Victorian Cancer Registry Division at Cancer Council Victoria, explores patterns of cancer diagnosis prior to, and after the pandemic; Dr Richard De Boer, Medical Oncologist, discusses his work specialising in breast and lung cancer, and unpacks emerging treatments for cancer; and the team canvass the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI). With presenters Dr Mal Practice, Dr Miss Understood, and Nurse Epipen. Website:...


Psychedelic Medicine, Prescriptions from Pharmacists, and Semaglutide for Weight Loss

In Radiotherapy's first show back for 2023, Dr Sharma explores the decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to permit psychiatrists in Australia to prescribe psilocybin for treatment resistant depression, and MDMA for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Dr Dilemma explores the upcoming trial which will allow some pharmacists to prescribe basic medicines; Dr Neo unpacks the recent popularity of Semaglutide as a weight loss drug; and the team canvass the new Strengthening...


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...