In this week’s podcast we look at a special edition of the Stella Prize count, a survey uncovering the gender divide in Australian literary criticism. Then we look at the rise of the Australian music critic Anwen Crawford. And finally we chat The Readings Prize, an award dedicated to Australians authors of debut and second books.
In this week’s podcast we read Rachel Hill’s debut nonfiction book The Sex Myth. Then we watch Lady Gaga’s latest music video Till It Happens To You, and check in on its wider meaning. And finally we explore the possibility of Australian mumblecore, with Play It Safe, a lofi cinema ditty.
In this week’s podcast we look at Marcus Westbury’s latest TV documentary series Bespoke, as he also launches his debut nonfiction book Creating Cities. Then we dip into the weird reality TV world of Australia’s brawny version of The Bachelor. And finally, we build our own burgers, as one of our biggest fast food chain rebrands as UnMcDonalds.
In this week’s podcast we come to you live from the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival. Having taken in the best of the festival, we look at Neil Armfield’s film adaptation of Holding the Man, Timothy Conigrave’s seminal Australian memoir of life and love at the centre of the AIDS crisis. Then we browse the Huffington Post as it launches down under. And finally, we’re joined by novelist Antonia Hayes to talk about empathy and advocacy in fiction, following the release of her debut novel Relativity.