The Monthly Hour
By Schwartz Media
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Editor Nick Feik is joined by The Monthly’s contributors and the people they write about. This is an essential hour of news, culture and ideas that gives you an insight into each issue of Australia’s leading current affairs magazine. Produced by Sharon Davis, with theme music by Evelyn Ida Morris.
||CleanSummer stories||Tim Winton talks about the fight to preserve a pristine wilderness: Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. We check in with our US correspondent, Richard Cooke, for his observations in the wake of the dramatic midterm elections. Writer Lola Button describes her experience working as a stripper in a Melbourne club. And acclaimed author and poet Nam Le reads the work of the legendary Les Murray.||1 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA former immigration department official speaks out, plus Sean Kelly on Scott Morrison||Episode description: As the situation for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island reaches appalling new lows, one brave person has decided to speak out. This former immigration official sees a way to break the political deadlock. We also reveal the plight of the thousands still trapped in Jakarta. Writer and columnist Sean Kelly, a former adviser to both Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, addresses the questions “Who exactly is Scott Morrison?” and “What does he stand for?” Victorian coroner Caitlin English talks about coping with a stressful, sometimes grisly job, and the expectations of loved ones seeking answers. And we hear from young women about how they navigate the streets at night.||28 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArts special, featuring Rachel Perkins, plus Karen Hitchcock on drug legalisation||Writer and doctor Karen Hitchcock discusses the medicinal benefits of cannabis and other “mind-bending” drugs, and questions the logic of criminalisation. Producer and director Rachel Perkins celebrates the new golden age of Indigenous storytelling on Australian screens and in theatres. Rising singer-songwriter Mojo Juju talks about her music, politics and identity, and her celebrated new album, Native Tongue. And Justin Clemens tells the bizarre story of judge and colonial poet Barron Field, whose major historical error shaped the nation as we know it.||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelen Garner on the courts and Ceridwen Dovey on David Sinclair’s cure for ageing||Helen Garner visits the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court. Ceridwen Dovey explores the work of Australian geneticist David Sinclair, who has discovered a way to reverse ageing. Thornton McCamish follows the legend of Laurie Matheson, Australia’s James Bond. Andrew Ford traces the legacy of conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. And Paul Connolly visits the outback NSW town of Moree, where an arts project has helped turn around an Indigenous rugby league club.||1 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon.||Australian politics, culture and ideas||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Worth a listen - great content
Interesting and well researched interviews. Loved the extra sound mixes used in last podcast which made the content stronger.
Not sure the piano music at the beginning creates the right mood for this podcast - it’s too low key and ‘reflective’ and a turn off for younger listeners
Insightful and more than “news”
Broadening my knowledge, understanding and appetite of Australian current affairs. Not the quick turnaround new stories, much more in depth journalism that I enjoy getting in a very listenable audio dose.