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Sep 26 2019
This week, Toby Halligan talks about bushfires and climate change; independent journalist, author and filmmaker Antony Loewenstein chats about his new book Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs; Breakfasters Producer and book reviewer Elizabeth McCarthy casts her eyes over Josephine Rowe’s book Here Until August; Daniel tells Sara and Gez about how he is getting free drinks all around town; Sally Rugg joins the crew to talk about activism and her book How Powerful We Are: Behind the Scenes of Australia’s leading activists; And finally, this week’s Friday Funnybugger is comedian Matt Stewart.
Sep 23 2019
This week, director Sophie Hyde joins the team to talk about her new Dublin-based film Animals; Sarah, Daniel and Gez discuss what makes a good rider; “Men at Work: Australia’s Parenthood Trap” is the latest Quarterly Essay by journalist Annabel Crabb, and she talks about the challenges parents face in Australia today; Adam Christou recommends the interactive game “Telling Lies” in Game Changers this week; Sarah has had her first facial, and shares her thoughts on this experience; For Feature Creatures, Simon Hinkley gets excited about insects and their place in art and objects of reverence; and Stephen Page, Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre chats about new production, 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand.
Sep 16 2019
This week, we get to hear the details behind Fringe production “Off Off Off Broadway Karaoke” when Jess McGuire and Emma Smith visit the studio; Daniel shares some information about his living arrangements with Sarah and Gez; Food and dining expert Michael Harden talks about the importance of restaurant ambience; With her new book "Fixed It: Violence and Representation of Women in the Media” and an appearance at MWF, Jane Gilmore joins the team for a chat; Daniel, Sarah and Gez share thoughts on romantic things to do for your partner; Nat Harris explores sauna etiquette in this week's Friday Funnybugger segment, and multimedia artist, cultural producer and LGBT activist Zackary Drucker talks about working on the tv show "Transparent."
Sep 06 2019
For the last week of August, Tai Snaith joins Breakfasters to talk about her new book “You Might Find Yourself” and her event at Melbourne Writers Festival; Australian comedian and actor Dave Lawson is back in the studio to talk about the fourth season of Award-winning satirical comedy show Utopia; Gez shares a story from her visit to the pub which somehow results in an impromptu round of Jeopardy; An interview with American comedian Fred Armisen includes tales from the Blue Man Group, the nuisance of buying LPs on holiday, and his love for Australia; By popular demand, Sarah, Daniel and Gez review their latest dinners; Roz Ward joins the crew to discuss the potential significances for LGBTI+ communities ahead of the No Right to Discriminate rally against the Federal Government's proposed Religious Discrimination legislation; “On The Other Side of Freedom” author DeRay Mckesson has a chat before his upcoming event at MWF. And to wrap up this big week, Australian music legend Paul Kelly rocks up to share his thoughts on his new album Thirteen Ways to look at Birds.
Aug 30 2019
This week, Tim Costello visits the studio to talk about his book "A Lot With A Little”; Sarah, Daniel and Gez chat about the sentimentality of jackets; An interview with Omar Musa focuses on the universality of Muhammad Ali, in relation to Musa’s upcoming show at Arts Centre's Fairfax Studio; 'Weird Science' this week has Dr Jen explaining the main differences between early birds and night owls; Geraldine’s niece is going to school camp which gives the Breakfasters a chance to reminisce about their school camp experience; writer, poet and broadcaster Alicia Sometimes comes by to chat about her show “Particle/Wave." And last but by god not lease: Henry Wagons gives a rave-up Triple R's annual Radiothon and the importance of supporting Triple R at this time.
Aug 16 2019
This week, Geraldine teaches Sarah and Daniel how to dance to Rock The Boat; the team engage in a conversation about Geraldine’s missing wallet; Tait Brady, the producer behind MIFF film Suzi Q swings by to talk about one of the unsung Queens of rock ‘n’ roll; we find out what made Daniel’s visit to the barber a bit awkward; Marine biologist Ricky-Lee Erickson talks about the fascinating reproductive strategies of marine animals; and Darlene Lim from NASA talks about what it's like training astronauts.
Aug 09 2019
This week on Breakfasters, writer Emina Ashman and director Stephanie Ghajar chat about their theatre show “Make Me A Houri”, at the La Mama Courthouse; Sarah, Geraldine and Daniel talk about the perks they enjoyed during their first jobs as teenagers; Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off this week, and Breakfasters talk to director John Sheedy about his film “H is for Happiness”, we find out how the team keeps the doctors at bay; and journalist Nick McKenzie discusses why the latest revelations about gambling empire Crown are so scandalous.
Aug 02 2019
This week, Anne Hunter, relationship coach and co-founder of PolyVic talks about polyamory and non-monogamy; Sarah, Daniel and Geraldine talk about what they are grateful for, resulting in a highly entertaining story from Sarah’s past; Australian comedy legend Fiona O’Loughlin visits the studio to talk about her upcoming show, ‘Gap Year’, at the The Yarraville Club; and we find out what Sarah, Daniel and Geraldine’s Comăneci Day would look like. Plus: The Ann Street Morgue is part of this year’s Open House Melbourne, and Glenn Jones, Executive Officer of the Seaworks Foundation, joins the team for a chat about this year’s event and canvasses Seaworks' role in Melbourne’s history.
Jul 27 2019
This week on Breakfasters, Daniel, Sarah and Geraldine discuss relaxing, driving and feeling so relaxed while driving that you miss a turn. Food Interlude this week is all about the Australian classic: jaffles! Journalist Stephen Mayne stops by the studio to talk about the scourge of pokies and gambling. In honour of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, former astronaut trainer Dr Gail Iles gives the lowdown on all you have ever wondered about launching humankind into space. Jim Morton, one of the creators of the successful podcast and HBO comedy special ‘My Dad Wrote a Porno’, stops in ahead of the Australian and NZ tour of his new live show. And finally, the team reminisce about creative approaches to concealing underage drinking.
Jul 19 2019
Another week is over, and here are the highlights from this week on Breakfasters. Sarah, Daniel and Geraldine starts the week by talking about camping, wine and boobies. Melbourne International Film Festival is almost here, and the artistic director Al Cossar stops by to discuss this year’s program. Another artistic director, Marieke Hardy, also visits the studio, but this time the focus is on the Melbourne Writers Festival and their program for 2019. It’s been a week since Geraldine got engaged, so naturally the trio talks about the aftermath and how Geraldine went about telling her dad. The feeling of time slowing down is the basis for some very entertaining stories. And finally, French-based author Tara June Winch is home in Australia for a visit, and talks to Breakfasters about her new novel, The Yield.
Jul 12 2019
The first week of July is an eventful one on Breakfasters. We start off with an interview with Ed Hill from Friends of the Earth, who talks about extinction and the future of the native animals of Australia. Daniel, Sarah and Geraldine discuss lotto and what they would do if they won. “A Wunch of Bankers” is a new book from Dan Zitter, and he joins the studio to talk about a topic that could be dense, yet ends up being very interesting. Finally, this week’s Friday Funnybugger with Laura Dunneman is all about wedding songs, with a great surprise from a special guest.
Jul 05 2019
Breakfasters are back, and as promised, they do a recap the community cup. Geraldine shares her favourite experience from her trip to New Zealand: the glow worm cave. Noni Hazlehurst visits the breakfast trio to talk about her fresh documentary series on SBS, “Every Family Has a Secret”. Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook is one of the most iconic novels set in the Australian outback, and director Declan Greene from the Malthouse Theatre visits to talks about his vision for the story and how it translates to the stage. Australian political satirists Sammy J. brings laughter and humour into the studio. And finally, Erik Jensen joins the Breakfasters to talk about politics in light of his new essay ”The Prosperity Gospel: How Scott Morrison Won and Bill Shorten Lost”.
Jun 28 2019
Sarah is back from Italy, and the trio is finally whole again. Sarah shares observations from her Italian holiday with Daniel and Geraldine. They follow up by having a really great talk with Richard Lowenstein about his new documentary “Mystify: Michael Hutchence”. Geraldine has attended the final training of footy prior to the game between the Megahertz and the Rockdogs, and shares some of her feelings about playing for the first time. Paola Bella is an Indigenous writer, artist and curator, and chats to Breakfasters about opening this year’s Emerging Writer’s Festival with her event, Speaking Truth to Power. Michael Harden joins the trio for this week’s Food Interlude, and talks about the ethical procurement of Indigenous game meat. Sarah, Daniel and Geraldine also shares some interesting tales about octopus, including fascination and fear. Tony Birch’s new novel, The White Girl, is set in south-eastern Australia and focuses on an extraordinary Indigenous woman. Tony stops by Breakfasters this week to talk about his own personal experience with the community that is the foundation of his book.
Jun 21 2019
Sam has been filling in for Sarah this week, and along with Geraldine and Daniel they’ve had an exciting week following Queen Lizzie’s Birthday. Daniel ran a Marathon in the Otways, and shares his thoughts and experience with the other two. Is walking 10.000 steps per day really good for you? In This week’s Weird Science, Dr. Jen talks about what science says about the phenomenon. The Breakfasters discuss the concept of eating things purely out of politeness. Ashleigh Wilson just published his book “On Artists”, and he joins the studio for an in-depth talk about his essay, and also his relationship with Miles Davis. Lastly, the trio spoke to Jane Clifton and the St Kilda Film Festival event “On the Inside: 40 Years of Prisoner”, about the iconic Australian TV show.
Jun 14 2019
It’s the last week of May, and the Breakfasters have been busy talking about both the big and little things in life. First out is Muriel Bamblett from the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, who talks to the Breakfasters about all the amazing things happening around it in the light of reconciliation week. Geraldine talks about her visit to the "Dreamtime at the G"-match, and how horrible she found it. Following that, Geraldine, Sarah and Daniel talks about how good it feels to smash things. This week’s “Down & Dirty” is about leaves and what to do to them, with Justin “Digga” Calverley sharing his knowledge. Finally, Hillary O’Shaughnessy talks about how to make a city playable, as she is one of the key speakers at the 2019 Creative State Summit.
May 31 2019
Informative talks and funny stories is what it’s all about this week on Breakfasters. Journalist Jane Gilmore is in the studio to talk about the future of feminism, in light of her participation in the Talking Progress-series. Geraldine, Sarah and Daniel reminisce about school uniforms and casual clothes day. Doctor Heather Holst talks about how governments can help struggling Australians with rising house costs. How long can a tortoise be lost, and does it realize it’s lost? Emma Koster talks about the SMS chatbot “Hello Cass”, which provides support and information for people effected by family and sexual violence. The second season of award-winning comedy series “The Letdown” is premiering on ABC, and co-creator Sarah Scheller is on Breakfasters to talk about choices and decisions.
May 24 2019
This week on Breakfasters, Daniel Burt officially joins Sarah Smith and Geraldine Hickey to create a new power trio. To get to know the new addition, Geraldine quizzes Daniel to find out which Powerpuff Girl he is. We also learn that Daniel once applied for a work experience with RRR's Breakfasters. Dr Jen joins the trio for this week’s Weird Science, which focuses on tongue twisters. Ricky Lee Erickson shares interesting facts about squids on Feature Creatures. “Smokestack Comedy Gala” is the main event at the Progress Festival, and MC Tom Ballard stops by the studio to share his thoughts on progress. To round off the week, the new trio chat about everyone’s favourite topic: pets.
May 17 2019
It is Jeff’s last time on Breakfasters, and this week has been filled with quality interviews, great stories and heart-warming chats. Sarah shares a story from her surf adventure and the characters she encountered. Joel Bray came to the studio to talk about his show Daddy, a solo dance cabaret that combines humour and tenderness. Producer Elizabeth McCarthy does a special appearance in this week’s Book Review, giving her frank opinion on French novel Adele by Leila Slimani. Cloudstreet is playing at the Malthouse Theatre, and Assistant director Katt Osborne stops by to talk about the award-winning stage show. Crushes and stepping up when you’re not capable are two topics that Jeff, Sarah and Geraldine chats about. Dr. Darren O’Donovan phones the studio to discuss the serious issues concerning robo-debt. We finish up with an extravaganza from the live show at Northcote Social Club, packed with fun guests. Producers Elizabeth McCarthy and Michelle Bennet, Weird Science’s Dr. Jen, Friday Funnybugger’s Laura Dunemann and all-round entertainer Casey Bennetto all celebrate Jeff Sparrow in his last show with the Breakfasters in this last half of the podcast.
May 10 2019
As we transition into the month of May, Jeff has a big announcement to make on Breakfasters this week. Mish Grigor is joins the crew in the studio to talk about "The Temple", the new comedy theatre running at Malthouse this May. ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Festival is happening, and American artist and activist Beka Economopoulos has been in Melbourne as one of the keynote speakers, and joins the Breakfasters to talk about art and activism. Sarah and Jeff share their thoughts on the age-old question: Can you steal stuff from hotels? Geraldine has been sick and that brings back memories of that time her mum did not believe her. She also shares a tale about a bad interaction with a fan, which somehow ended up in a good experience.
May 04 2019