Bourke has drilled home how comfortable I’ve become in my own Australian bubble. It’s been a painful reminder of how little time I spend thinking about and even more importantly feeling the legacy of dispossession and subjugation that the bubble is based on. … More Imagination’s edge
What I like about Shepparton is that people walk about with a spring in their step and have a real warmth and friendliness. It’s visibly diverse and the people who I met and talked with had a way of making me feel very welcome. Have a listen … More Shepparton
In a few days, much of Australia will move to further ease restrictions that have stopped our worst health fears in their tracks. The changes are already palpable in Melbourne. … More As the cloud lifts (…in Australia)
The closing of St Kilda beach is only a drop in the ocean in the wider story relating to Coronavirus. Melbournians, like so much of the world, are battling with the enormity of Covid-19. Some people are taking a ‘day by day’ approach as they try to keep the basics rolling along – whereas others are hit with loss, fear and change. Have a listen. … More Last day open
In these times, it’s really important that we stick together and stay kind, everyone’s health and lives depend on it. Have a listen. … More Fear in Footscray
What I wanted to know was ‘what’s it like to live in Mount Waverley in 2020?’ What makes it special for the people who live there and ‘what’s changed?’ Have a listen. … More Now arriving at Mount Waverley
I sat down with Natasha Holgate in Woodend, inside Holgate’s newly opened taproom to learn more about the Brewhouse’s history and her desire to strengthen connections with the wider Woodend and Macedon Ranges community. Have a listen! … More Natasha Holgate – Twenty not out!
Not everyone can claim to have had a number one hit in Japan. Jon Mellor and British band Ouch! had three of them. I first met Jon six years ago while we were working together at Oxfam Australia.
Even by Oxfam’s colourful standards, there was something which made this dynamic bass player stand-out from the rest of the crowd. … More Ups, downs and Ouch!
With hundreds of thousands of pies being enjoyed on Grand Final Day alone, I wanted to find out how best to explain the meat-pie to my German friend Philip and discover ‘what makes the perfect pie?’ Have a listen … More The Perfect Pie
Size and sequence really do play a big role in how cites pace themselves out but thankfully they’re not the secret ingredients for smiles. … More Bendigo to Freiburg