The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas: Audio only en-us ℗ & © 2015 The Wheeler Centre The Wheeler Centre Events from the world of books, writing and ideas, presented by The Wheeler Centre Events and interviews from the world of books, writing and ideas, presented by The Wheeler Centre The Wheeler Centre no Art and Change: One in Two: Juvenile Injustice The Wheeler Centre In partnership with Melbourne Festival 2014, our panel looks at inequality in juvenile incarceration - and effective ways to change it. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 01:06:24 melbourne festival, indigenous, australian politics, crime, law, racism, australia, society, arts, social justice, youth, human rights, art and change, peter mcbain, barbara baikie, highlights, sophie mcneill, scott rankin, allery sandy Key of Sea The Wheeler Centre Join artists, writers, comics and musicians for a celebration of Australia's cultural diversity. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 00:47:19 highlights, oslo davis, alice pung, zakia baig, danny katz, asylum seekers, arts, social justice, storytelling, music, culture, diversity, multiculturalism, war, human rights, illustration, murtaza, awaz, identity The Last Tuesday Society: Alternate Endings The Wheeler Centre Dealing with alternate outcomes of history, our guests weave fictional endings, and spin absurd and amusing yarns. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 01:18:12 the last tuesday society, literature, current affairs, politics, bron batten, richard higgins, fiction, nonfiction, fan fiction, art, theatre, humour, tina del twist, josh ladgrove, laura jean mckay, laura davis, joel tito, highlights Foreign Correspondents The Wheeler Centre Three esteemed former foreign correspondents reveal stories, impressions and long-term effects of the profession – and talk about how it's changed over the years. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 01:01:39 journalism, journalists, publishing, media, newspapers, news, cameron forbes, eleanor hall, tony clifton, mike keats, michael keats, travel, highlights Question time: Transport The Wheeler Centre A panel of experts field an hour of questions on public transport, clean car technology, Australia's transport options and their environmental impacts. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 00:56:46 madeleine morris, question time, transport, urban, future, melbourne, australian politics, politics, angharad wynne-jones, john daley, amandine denis, john stone, environment, climate change, policy, design, government, infrastructure, population, high... The Novella: Forgotten stories The Wheeler Centre Cate Kennedy, Megan McGrath, Jane Jervis-Read and Julianne Schultz discuss the novella - what defines one, what its strengths are, and why it has enduring appeal. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:40 griffith review, novella, books, writing, fiction, cate kennedy, megan mcgrath, jane jervis-read, julianne schultz, highlights Sami Shah: I, Migrant The Wheeler Centre In his unique comic style, Sami Shah shares his story of what it’s like to leave your beloved homeland and start a new life abroad. With Rafael Epstein. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 00:46:40 sami shah, asylum seekers, books, migration, humour, multiculturalism, comedy, pakistan, australia, culture, society, rafael epstein Kate Richards: Madness The Wheeler Centre Kate Richards discusses her book Madness: A Memoir with fellow author and medical researcher Ranjana Srivastava. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 00:46:58 kate richards, ranjana srivastava, mental health, science, psychology, health, depression, medical, memoir, books, writers, highlights The Fifth Estate: Greg Combet: Unions, Labor and Leadership The Wheeler Centre Greg Combet discusses the Australian labour movement, the state of our democracy and life after politics, with Fifth Estate host Sally Warhaft. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:04:08 sally warhaft, greg combet, trade unions, politics, australian politics, leadership, the fifth estate, government, policy, work, highlights, memoir, democracy, books Karen Joy Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves The Wheeler Centre Karen Joy Fowler talks to Hilary Harper about the invented worlds of her novels, and the ideas within them. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:16 karen joy fowler, hilary harper, writers, authors, literature, fiction, america, family, death, psychology, highlights The Fifth Estate: Defence policy in the age of ISIS The Wheeler Centre Sally Warhaft, Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown and terrorism expert Greg Barton discuss Australia's defence policy in the age of ISIS. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:02:34 the fifth estate, sally warhaft, james brown, greg barton, war, military, defence, government, politics, international relations, foreign affairs, crime, policy, australian politics, middle east, highlights, terrorism Well May We Say The Wheeler Centre Sally Warhaft responds to some of Australia’s most significant speeches in conversation with Stuart Macintyre and host Gideon Haigh. And actors Bert LaBonté and Zahra Newman bring them to life. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:27:56 sally warhaft, speech, history, australian history, gideon haigh, zahra newman, bert labonte, stuart macintyre, politics, australian politics, highlights Thomas Keneally The Wheeler Centre Join literary icon Thomas Keneally as he discusses his work, past and present with historian and writer Robyn Annear. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:25 thomas keneally, robyn annear, history, writers, australian literature, literature, books, writing, australia, screenwriting, highlights, film Medium Rare The Wheeler Centre Celebrating Melbourne Rare Book Week in a different way, host Michael Cathcart, authors Emily Gale and Tony Wilson, and Sleepers Publishing’s Louise Swinn tell us about the books they wish were rare. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:51:39 tony wilson, louise swinn, michael cathcart, rare book week, humour, emily gale, pop culture, books, reading, highlights Science Fiction Addiction The Wheeler Centre Doug Hendrie speaks with Jane Rawson, Lucy Sussex, Andrew Macrae and Max Barry about the perks and pitfalls of sci-fi - and what it means to write in the genre in Australia. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:05 science fiction, genre, literature, books, writing, writers, max barry, andrew macrae, jane rawson, lucy sussex, doug hendrie, australian literature, fiction, australia, identity, reading, highlights The Fifth Estate: The Prime Ministers' Chiefs The Wheeler Centre Anne Tiernan and David Epstein discuss the unique role of a prime minister's chief of staff with host Sally Warhaft. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:09 the fifth estate, politics, australian politics, sally warhaft, anne tiernan, david epstein, government, current affairs, tony abbott, kevin rudd, peta credlin, alister jordan, highlights Don Watson: The Bush The Wheeler Centre Writer Don Watson takes us on a journey through our own national landscape and character, presenting the bush in all its complexity and contradiction. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:51:38 don watson, rural, politics, australian politics, culture, pop culture, society, australian history, australia, environment, history, urban, writers, identity, australian literature, myth, highlights The Hard Sell: Dee Madigan on Political Advertising The Wheeler Centre Advertising expert Dee Madigan tells us how political advertising works, and how journalists and politicians use each other. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:44:33 dee madigan, advertising, politics, australian politics, psychology, marketing, ben birchall, media, activism, publicity, books, writers, highlights Whale Wars: Sam Vincent The Wheeler Centre Travel writer, journalist and author Sam Vincent takes an objective eyewitness look at the whale wars. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:29:24 sam vincent, activism, environment, animals, politics, international relations, law, japan, whale wars, animal welfare, culture, highlights Robert Dessaix: What Days Are For The Wheeler Centre 'You will think some of the things I say are outlandish. But then: I love the outlandish.' Opening with a reading from his book, Dessaix traces a path through travel, love, coincidence, intimacy, language, youth and death, in conversation with Ramona Koval. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:59:29 robert dessaix, memoir, ramona koval, humour, satire, death, books, writing, ideas, reading, poetry, language, literature, travel, highlights The Stella Prize Goes to School The Wheeler Centre Cate Kennedy, Tony Birch, Leanne Hall and Bec Kavanagh launch the Stella Prize schools program with a discussion of gender bias in reading, writing and student literature. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:01:53 tony birch, leanne hall, cate kennedy, bec kavanagh, stella prize, education, children, childrens, young adults, writers, publishing, writing, books, women, highlights Annabel Crabb: The Wife Drought The Wheeler Centre Annabel Crabb speaks to George Megalogenis about why we need a genuine conversation about gender equality at work, at home and in all facets of daily life. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:59:34 men, women, sex, gender, sexuality, feminism, annabel crabb, politics, australian politics, george megalogenis, family, work New News: The Glossies: What's happening to magazines in the digital age? The Wheeler Centre Editors of Archer, Cosmos and Australian Woman's Weekly discuss magazine publishing in the digital age. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:59:10 new news, amy middleton, bill condie, magazines, publishing, helen mccabe, carolyne lee, journalism, journalists, media, writing, editors, reading, technology, digital, highlights Question time: Renewable Energy The Wheeler Centre A panel of expert insiders field an hour of questions - your questions - about renewable energy, the economy and climate change. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:02:58 energy, question time, renewable energy, environment, climate change, economy, politics, ecology, weather stations, madeleine morris, liam o'keefe, anna skarbek, matthew warren, john grimes, australian politics, highlights, current affairs Question time: Jobs of the Future The Wheeler Centre A solid hour of questions for our panellists - all expert thinkers on the subject of jobs of the future. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:58:33 madeleine morris, work, question time, future, matt wicking, gill palmer, charles brass, peter gahan, economy, economics, politics, australian politics, technology, social justice, youth, education Immunisation: When science isn't enough The Wheeler Centre A panel of four researchers discuss science communication - and in particular, what to do when the science isn't enough to change public opinion and behaviour. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:57:19 upulie divisekera, rachael dunlop, david tscharke, anne kelso, science, health, media, journalism, marketing, australian politics, politics, highlights Art and Change: Art and Feminism The Wheeler Centre As part of the Melbourne Festival, we discussed interactions between feminism and art - from the 1970s to the present, and forward into the future. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:01:50 mish grigor, jane montgomery griffiths, juliana engberg, emily floyd, atlanta eke, art, feminism, women, sex, sexuality, gender, culture, society, politics, activism, media, melbourne festival, art and change, highlights Molly Meldrum The Wheeler Centre Iconic music journalist Molly Meldrum speaks to Lee Simon about his long and decorated career at the apex of Australian pop culture. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:13:49 molly meldrum, music, lee simon, pop culture, culture, society, australian history, australia, memoir, highlights, books New News: What's Happening in Australian Journalism? The Wheeler Centre How's Australian journalism negotiating a challenging period, and how can it do better? Major editors discuss. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:56:32 new news, journalism, journalists, margaret simons, kate torney, emily wilson, mark forbes, damon johnston, news, current affairs, editors, publishing, internet, australian politics, politics, highlights New News: Media Policy Makers and Shakers: What can government do? The Wheeler Centre How can news media benefit from government policy – and what are the challenges? Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:56:15 new news, policy, media, government, australian politics, politics, freedom of speech, scott ludlam, publishing, jason clare, malcolm long, julian thomas, paul fletcher, communications, highlights New News: Making it Pay: Perspectives from the ad world The Wheeler Centre How can journalism pay its way in the future? Publishers and advertisers share their thoughts. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:54:38 new news, business, journalism, editors, publishing, media, advertising, marketing, finance, blogging, economics, marina go, neil ackland, zac zavos, ben barren, hugh martin, internet New News: Upstarts Vs the Old Guard The Wheeler Centre What can start-ups, established editors and web-based media outlets learn from each other? Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:57:30 new news, media, internet, technology, business, editors, publishing, paul chadwick, tim hanlon, phoebe montague, andrew dodd, news, current affairs, blogging, economics, editing, digital Architecture in the City: Creating a City with Meaning The Wheeler Centre Leading Melbourne architects give their expert local perspectives on the built environment in our city. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:57:32 architecture, architecture in the city, urban, design, government, policy, culture, society, geography, highlights New News: Watching Me, Watching You The Wheeler Centre How can our media balance investigative surveillance with national security laws and free speech? And how about the public's right to know? Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:57:35 new news, paul farrell, andrea carson, suelette dreyfus, margaret simons, surveillance, whistleblowing, journalists, journalism, freedom of speech, government, security, privacy, ethics, media, publishing, editors, news, newspapers, current affairs, in... New News: Prophecies and Mediums The Wheeler Centre As Twitter becomes old hat and iPads ubiquitous, our panellists discuss what's next – and ask, how will it be used by journalists? Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:59:18 new news, isabelle oderberg, emily wilson, zac zavos, ben barren, margaret simons, social media, internet, future, technology, phones, communications, blogging, newspapers, news, media, journalism, journalists, highlights New News: Misogyny Much? The gendered newsroom The Wheeler Centre How does gender balance in the newsroom affect the news - and how is it changing? With Kate Torney, Ellen Whinnett, Patricia Karvelas and Gael Jennings. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:54:30 kate torney, new news, patricia karvelas, gael jennings, ellen whinnett, media, journalism, journalists, feminism, women, men, gender, news, current affairs, society, culture, newspapers, television, publishing New News: Future Careers in Journalism The Wheeler Centre Liam Mannix, Connor Tomas O'Brien, Bec Zajac and Helen Sykes discuss what they see as the future shape of a journalism career. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:59:01 new news, connor tomas o'brien, liam mannix, digital, bec zajac, helen sykes, journalists, journalism, publishing, internet, social media, jobs, media, newspapers, television, film, writing, writers New News: Justice, Journalism and the Law The Wheeler Centre Margaret Simons leads a discussion of the values and dangers of risky reporting, particularly in the cases of Peter Greste and Alan Morison - both now jailed overseas, and both of whom are represented on this panel. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:02:59 peter greste, alan morison, journalists, journalism, new news, ethics, media, law, international relations, foreign affairs, freedom of speech, lois greste, juris greste, highlights, margaret simons, prison, egypt, thailand Intelligence Squared Debates: Coal-fired Power will Soon be Obsolete The Wheeler Centre In our last Intelligence Squared debate of 2014, six expert panellists debate the currency of coal power – in the wake of potentially impactful announcements leading up to Brisbane's G20 meeting. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:38:36 energy, security, environment, climate change, conservation, mining, economy, australian politics, australian history, jobs, science, finance, richard aldous, nikki williams, sinclair davidson, lane crockett, bob brown, mike sandiford, renewable energy... New News: Indigenous Voices The Wheeler Centre Kelly Briggs, Amy McQuire, Jim Remedio, Patricia Karvelas and Ellie Rennie talk about the new media revolution in Indigenous communication. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:04 indigenous, blogging, writers, journalists, journalism, media, new news, television, patricia karvelas, amy mcquire, jim remedio, ellie rennie, kelly briggs, australian tv, policy, highlights Alice Waters The Wheeler Centre Alice Waters presents her ideas on slow food, fair agriculture, healthy meals for young people and the transformative effect of wholesome food. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:14:34 alice waters, food, health, society, culture, environment, agriculture, cooking, writers, politics, children, social justice, policy, nina rousseau, stephanie alexander, highlights New News: LEAK! Why do people leak, and why should you? The Wheeler Centre What motivates leakers, and should the law protect them? Why should, and do, people leak? Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:53:48 new news, media, journalism, journalists, wikileaks, whistleblowing, privacy, security, law, politics, suelette dreyfus, nick mckenzie, peter bartlett, paul farrell, julian assange, edward snowden, technology, internet, crime, current affairs, government New News: How to Adapt and Adopt: The Challenge of News Media in a Citizen Empowered Age The Wheeler Centre In his keynote speech for the New News conference, Kim Williams talks about the future of journalism in the digital age, as the great information technologies of telecommunications, computing, publishing and broadcasting converge. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:12:08 highlights, media, technology, internet, television, news, current affairs, kim williams, new news, margaret simons, journalism, journalists, policy, publishing, digital, film, politics, australian politics Men Overboard: A Blush of Boys The Wheeler Centre What's it like to grow up as a boy today, and what kind of men are they expected to become? Two men and two boys discuss masculinity. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:10:47 paul capsis, maxine mckew, tony birch, st martins youth arts centre, gender, sexuality, men, men overboard, baptiste emery, will beattie, identity, culture, pop culture, society Men Overboard: Performing Gender The Wheeler Centre How much do constructed gender performances relate to and comment on the gender roles we perform, often unconsciously, in our daily lives? Our panel of artists, writers and theatre makers discuss. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:39:20 men, sexuality, women, gender, sex, art, arts, theatre, music, trans, identity, audio, radio, writers, comedy, society, culture, pop culture, highlights, zoe coombs marr, paul capsis, jez pez, roslyn oades, jane montgomery griffiths Press Freedom vs Political Power The Wheeler Centre A panel of journalists, advocates and academics discuss the Peter Greste and Alan Morison cases - and what we should do about them. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:33:53 highlights, freedom of speech, media, journalists, journalism, cece ojany, alexandra wake, regina hill, mark baker, nonfiction, prison, publishing, law, international relations, social media, newspapers, news, peter greste, alan morison Rene Redzepi The Wheeler Centre Superstar chef Rene Redzepi (Noma) offers, through his new book A Work in Progress, an intimate look at one of the world's top restaurants. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:35:24 rene redzepi, food, cooking, highlights, writers, business, memoir The Fifth Estate: Malcolm Fraser: Ballarat (Part Two) The Wheeler Centre In part two of this interview with Sally Warhaft, Malcolm Fraser continues to explore Australia's partnerships and alliances - examining the ways in which they may implicate us in unwanted or even illegal conflicts. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:49:52 malcolm fraser, ballarat, the fifth estate, sally warhaft, politics, history, australian politics, australian history, society, books, writers, law, war, military, america, england, government, highlights David Walsh The Wheeler Centre In conversation with Julian Morrow, MONA owner/founder David Walsh talks about his memoir, and about risk, loss, chance and art. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:52:45 david walsh, art, tasmania, culture, pop culture, writers, memoir, writing, nonfiction, gambling, gaming, money, julian morrow, highlights Yotam Ottolenghi The Wheeler Centre Famed vegetable master Yotam Ottolenghi speaks with fellow chef Karen Martini about his path to the world of food, his rules for homous, and his passion for cooking vegetables. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:36:55 yotam ottolenghi, karen martini, food, cooking, writers, highlights, health, business, culture Art & us: Art & science The Wheeler Centre Empathetic medical jewellery? Memory metals? Now that we've got your attention: Art & science, with Briony Barr, James Saunders, Leah Heiss and Alicia Sometimes. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:50:08 art, science, leah heiss, briony barr, alicia sometimes, technology, creativity, james saunders, media, jewellery, sculpture, physics, art and us, art us, highlights The Fifth Estate: Women, Politics and Power The Wheeler Centre Sally Warhaft is joined by Mary Delahunty and Anne Summers to discuss the state of women in Australian politics. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:50:20 anne summers, mary delahunty, sally warhaft, the fifth estate, gender, women, sex, sexuality, politics, australian politics, society, journalism, journalists, writers, julia gillard, highlights The Fifth Estate: Last Bets The Wheeler Centre Independent Senator Nick Xenophon and writer Michaela McGuire discuss gambling in Australia, and the gaps between ethics and the law. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:58:58 gambling, the fifth estate, sally warhaft, nick xenophon, michaela mcguire, ideas, politics, australian politics, economics, culture, pop culture, society, law, ethics, highlights The Fifth Estate: Wayne Swan in Melbourne The Wheeler Centre Wayne Swan speaks to Sally Warhaft about key moments of his economic management of Australia, and the relationships within his party at the time. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:02:37 wayne swan, economics, economy, australian politics, australia, politics, government, sally warhaft, the fifth estate, highlights Peter Carey The Wheeler Centre In a sprawling conversation with Michael Williams, author Peter Carey uncloaks themes from his latest book, Amnesia, and shares insights from his coming of age in Australia. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:54:12 peter carey, michael williams, books, australian literature, literature, fiction, internet, technology, politics, australian politics, journalism, highlights Travels with Hemingway's Keeper The Wheeler Centre Keeper of the Hemingway estate, Michael Katakis, talks to Laura Jean McKay about Hemingway, his own love of travel, and America. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:41:59 michael katakis, laura jean mckay, travel, writing, writers, ernest hemingway, history, literature, highlights Lunchbox/Soapbox: Adam Alter: Drunk Tank Pink: The subconscious forces that shape how we think, feel and behave The Wheeler Centre In this short talk, marketing and psychology professor and author Adam Alter talks about disfluency - what is it, and how can we use it? Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:19:02 marketing, science, psychology, society, culture, pop culture, language, design, education, reading, highlights, lunchbox soapbox Architecture in the City: Architecture and Cultural Identity The Wheeler Centre Architect David Gianotten talks with Virginia Trioli about why it’s important to immerse yourself in a city in order to appropriately design for its culture. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:25 architecture, culture, urban, design, society, pop culture, art, david gianotten, virginia trioli, highlights Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014: Mike Nock The Wheeler Centre Jazz pianist Mike Nock looks back over his 30-album career – delving into technique, influence and creativity with host Fem Belling. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:59:23 melbourne international jazz festival, mike nock, fem belling, music, creativity, songwriting, highlights Nick Earls The Wheeler Centre Nick Earls (Analogue Men) is joined by fellow author Chris Flynn for a discussion about writing in the age of digital technology. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:53:56 writers, books, nick earls, chris flynn, technology, digital, society, pop culture, culture, fiction, australian literature, satire, highlights The Fifth Estate: Mark Carnegie on Civic Responsibility The Wheeler Centre Mark Carnegie discusses his call for civic responsibility with Fifth Estate host Sally Warhaft. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:45:32 di gribble argument, mark carnegie, government, society, australian politics, politics, sally warhaft, the fifth estate, democracy, law, highlights, ideas Wheeler Kids: Andy Griffiths The Wheeler Centre Children's author and entertainer Andy Griffiths talks about the latest in his Treehouse series of books. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:58:04 andy griffiths, childrens, children, wheeler kids, comics, fiction, highlights Men Overboard: Blokes, Wimps and Mates The Wheeler Centre Jennifer Granger, Benjamin Law, Clementine Ford and Ben Birchall explore masculine terminology and the contemporary Australian male psyche. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:51:38 men, gender, sex, sexuality, culture, society, pop culture, language, australia, politics, feminism, jennifer granger, clementine ford, benjamin law, ben birchall, highlights Cultural Impact of AIDS The Wheeler Centre Join us for a discussion on how deeply HIV and AIDS have impacted the cultural community, and how their responses have opened enlightening and exciting avenues of change. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:47:27 highlights, aids, sex, sexuality, gay, gay rights, queer, art, culture, society, pop culture, community, gender, dion kagan, sean strub, jessica whitbread, paul woodward, dennis altman, health Lunchbox/Soapbox: Mark Yettica-Paulson: Cross Cultural Leadership The Wheeler Centre Through dance metaphors, Mark Yettica-Paulson offers his ideas on leadership and meaningful dialogue between and across cultural barriers. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:24:06 highlights, mark yettica-paulson, indigenous, language, publicity, media, australia, politics, australian politics, multiculturalism, culture, pop culture, society, lunchbox soapbox Births, Deaths and Marriages: Marriages The Wheeler Centre Comedian George McEncroe gets serious about marriages – and how they can transform us – with the help of guests Monica Dux, Fabian Dattner, Jane Fisher, Kaz Cooke and Molly Carlile. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:54:28 births deaths and marriages, culture, society, pop culture, women, men, sex, romance, health, highlights, george mcencroe, monica dux, fabian dattner, jane fisher, kaz cooke, molly carlile Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014: Mary Stallings The Wheeler Centre Jazz vocalist Mary Stallings recounts her formative influences and collaborations, and reflects on a life of music with Fem Belling. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:44:24 mary stallings, music, melbourne international jazz festival, fem belling, history, pop culture, highlights Sammy J's Democratic Party: Lindsay Tanner The Wheeler Centre Former politician turned bestselling author Lindsay Tanner shares his opinions on politics, Adelaide and 'House of the Rising Sun' with comedian Sammy J. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:02:44 sammy j, sammy j's democratic party, politics, humour, comedy, lindsay tanner, music, culture, pop culture, society, australian politics, highlights L for Leather The Wheeler Centre At Grand Final time, AFL footballers dominate the headlines. But how do these blokiest of blokes represent the lot of the modern man? Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:54:22 sport, men, libbi gorr, simon madden, don scott, luke ball, culture, society, highlights Jung Chang The Wheeler Centre Bestselling Chinese non-fiction star Jung Chang speaks with Toni Jordan about her work. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:49 toni jordan, jung chang, england, china, writers, women, literature, highlights, asia, history, biography Anne Frank, from Diary to Book The Wheeler Centre Professor Jeffrey Shandler examine's how Anne Frank's story has been transformed from its original form as a diary, and how the text has provoked responses from artists and writers of all kinds. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:03 highlights, history, jeffrey shandler, anne frank, war, memoir, media, books, writing Let's Talk About Sex: What Do Women Want? The Wheeler Centre Author Daniel Bergner discusses his book, What Do Women Want?, and its arguments about female desire, with medical research scientist Krystal Evans. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:01:47 sex, sexuality, gender, women, pop culture, society, culture, health, daniel bergner, science, psychology, krystal evans, highlights Let's Talk About Sex: Feminist Pornography The Wheeler Centre What is feminist porn, and how does it express female sexuality? Cyndi Darnell hosts this discussion between pornographers and advocates. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:54:49 sex, pornography, sexuality, gender, women, men, pop culture, media, society, culture, health, mental health, let's talk about sex, cyndi darnell, fiona patten, gala vanting, anna brownfield, film, television, highlights The Fifth Estate: Power Flail The Wheeler Centre Sally Warhaft and Philip Chubb, author of Power Failure, discuss Australian leaders' successes and failures in climate policy – and the strategies they must employ for the future. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:55:41 climate change, environment, pollution, energy, politics, australian politics, activism, economy, economics, government, kevin rudd, tony abbott, julia gillard, policy, science, highlights, philip chubb, sally warhaft Blak Wave The Wheeler Centre Leading artists discuss what it means to be a forward-thinking 21st Century Indigenous art practitioner. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:55:30 tajhee moar, tony albert, richard bell, destiny deacon, virginia fraser, clinton nain, indigenous, australia, australian politics, art, australian art, next wave, activism, media, highlights Art & us: Art & the universe The Wheeler Centre Could humanity's art have a universal definition? And how do we relate to eternity? Willoh S. Weiland, Elizabeth Finkel, Jeff Khan and Christopher Fluke investigate. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:01:28 art and us, art us, space, science, art, willoh s weiland, jeff khan, aphids, christopher fluke, elizabeth finkel, highlights Lunchbox/Soapbox: Rob Fowler: Rolling Back the Years: Regression in Commonwealth Environment Laws The Wheeler Centre Rob Fowler outlines arguments against shifting environmental protection powers from the Commonwealth to the states. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:26:42 rob fowler, law, lunchbox soapbox, environment, government, australia, australian politics, politics, highlights Lunchbox/Soapbox: Emerging Writers' Festival: Sam George-Allen on Literary Sexting: Scum Mag & Online Sex Writing The Wheeler Centre Brisbane writer and Scum Magazine editor Sam George-Allen defends - and celebrates - writing sex online. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:18:19 sam george-allen, sex, writing, erotica, sexuality, gender, queer, fiction, magazines, memoir, health, society, culture, pop culture, pornography, lunchbox soapbox, writers, emerging writers festival, highlights Lunchbox/Soapbox: Lynne Segal on the Pleasures (and Perils) of Ageing The Wheeler Centre Lynne Segal explores how her generation of baby boomers are getting old – and how they can experience a long and fulfilling life. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:34:53 ageing, women, society, culture, pop culture, media, health, youth, activism, books, sex, lynne segal, lunchbox soapbox, highlights The Fifth Estate: The Whistleblowers The Wheeler Centre Whistleblower Thomas Drake and lawyer Jesselyn Radack discuss privacy, free speech, security and accountability in a tech-driven society with Sally Warhaft. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:02:56 the fifth estate, journalism, journalists, law, ethics, media, technology, activism, government, espionage, military, publishing, foreign affairs, international relations, ideas, thomas drake, sally warhaft, current affairs, julian assange, wikileaks, ... Emerging Writers' Festival Launch: Fact vs Fiction The Wheeler Centre Four guests from this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival present their tall tales at the program launch. The trick is to convince everyone they are telling the truth, unless of course they’re lying. It’s up to you to decide. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:02:48 emerging writers festival, nonfiction, fiction, writers, australian writers, simon abrahams, sam twyford-moore, highlights Epic Fail: Erik Jensen The Wheeler Centre Saturday Paper editor Erik Jensen talks about his fear of failure – and why it causes him to do things 'ever more likely to fail'. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:07:43 erik jensen, epic fail, humour, journalists, writers, editors, highlights Forgotten Rebels The Wheeler Centre Who writes history? And how does that dictate who makes the main story, and who we relegate to the margins? With Clare Wright and Robyn Annear. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:59:25 clare wright, history, australian history, australia, robyn annear, women, feminism, war, activism, highlights Sian Prior on Shyness The Wheeler Centre Through two decades in music, journalism and radio, Sian Prior tried not to betray a characteristic she’s carried with her since childhood – her debilitating shyness. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:17 health, mental health, psychology, society, writers, sian prior, memoir, francesca rendle-short, highlights Weather Stations: Oisin McGann's Storytelling for Kids The Wheeler Centre In this special workshop for kids, Irish author Oisin McGann talks about the gathering of ideas, bringing the story together, and how to use language in a clever and funny way. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:54:33 weather stations, oisin mcgann, childrens, illustration, books, storytelling, highlights Bob Brown On Optimism The Wheeler Centre Bob Brown illuminates the reasoning and the influential events that have shaped his belief in optimism as a powerful agent that can make a real difference. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:42:37 bob brown, environment, politics, australian politics, highlights, climate change, health, culture, society Epic Fail: Julian Burnside The Wheeler Centre Julian Burnside moves from primary school athletics failure to a passionate plea for a response to Australia's epic failure to protect our environment. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:10:29 julian burnside, environment, climate change, australia, australian politics, politics, culture, society, social justice, epic fail, highlights Bob Brown: Optimism for Kids The Wheeler Centre Bob Brown speaks to Max Teakle and Remy Anderson (St Martins Youth Arts Centre) about optimism and its alternatives, compulsory voting and the choices we can all make to preserve our collective future. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:16:10 bob brown, environment, children, max teakle, remy anderson, politics, australian politics, arts, young adult, youth, activism, highlights Travel Bugs The Wheeler Centre Tony Wheeler, Doug Hendrie, Laura Jean McKay and host Marni Cordell unpack travel - and what it brings to our culture and lifestyle. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:22 tony wheeler, laura jean mckay, doug hendrie, marni cordell, travel, culture Epic Fail: Nahji Chu The Wheeler Centre Nahji Chu unravels her collection of professional false starts, and the mishap which prompted her to found her now successful chain of food businesses. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:11:20 epic fail, fashion, nahji chu, food, storytelling, migration, work, highlights Epic Fail: Sarah Blasko The Wheeler Centre Musician and songwriter Sarah Blasko outlines the saga of her first visit to New York City – involving the troublesome issue of an errant bunk bed. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:18:52 sarah blasko, music, songwriting, epic fail, highlights Words & music: Hannah Kent and Lior The Wheeler Centre In the second instalment of Words & music, debut novelist Hannah Kent, whose book Burial Rites has been an international sensation, is joined by ARIA-award-nominated singer/songwriter Lior, whose first album *Autumn Flow* is one of the most successful Australian releases in recent history. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:51:55 hannah kent, lior, writers, music, words and music, creativity, books, songwriting, genevieve lacey, fiction, australian literature, australia, highlights Epic Fail: Sam Bramham The Wheeler Centre Paralympic swimmer Sam Bramham talks about notable failures and mishaps from his career ... and beyond. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:22:23 disability, sport, epic fail, sam bramham, highlights Epic Fail: Clare Wright The Wheeler Centre In her candid Epic Fail speech, Clare Wright details her struggle with postnatal depression, and describes crucial moments in her return to mental wellbeing. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:12:01 epic fail, mental health, health, memoir, women, clare wright, nonfiction, writers, highlights Epic Fail: Rob Oakeshott The Wheeler Centre Former balance-of-power independent MP Rob Oakeshott describes the challenges he faced - and lessons he learned - during his tenure in federal parliament. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:11:55 rob oakeshott, politics, australian politics, epic fail, highlights, democracy, julia gillard, government A.M. Homes The Wheeler Centre In discussion with Toni Jordan, US writer A.M. Homes talks about the Great American Novel, the challenge of being hopeful, and the serious utility of humour. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:55:29 am homes, fiction, writers, literature, america, toni jordan, satire, humour, politics, history, television, screenwriting, highlights Laura Bates: Everyday Sexism Project The Wheeler Centre Laura Bates walks us through the history of the Everyday Sexism Project and look towards a hopeful future by examining its positive impact on the lives of women as we work towards a truly equal society, free of prejudice. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:02:25 sex, women, feminism, society, culture, men, activism, media, jess mcguire, laura bates, next wave, highlights On Water: Matthew Mitcham The Wheeler Centre Olympic champion diver Matthew Mitcham offers some of his personal thoughts on depression – and how we might strive to keep ourselves and each other afloat. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 00:11:01 highlights, on water, water, sport, matthew mitcham, mental health, community, society, health The Fifth Estate: The Freedom Fighter: Tim Wilson The Wheeler Centre What is the purpose of the Human Rights Commission, and how will Tim Wilson's beliefs and ideas on liberty and rights influence his work? Find out here. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:29 tim wilson, human rights, politics, australian politics, the fifth estate, sally warhaft, current affairs, freedom of speech, highlights, media Cultural Solutions The Wheeler Centre Marcus Westbury, Scott Rankin, Julianne Schultz, Robyn Archer and Simon Abrahams explore cultural solutions to social and economic problems. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 01:00:59 griffith review, culture, art, arts, urban, politics, australia, marcus westbury, julianne schultz, scott rankin, simon abrahams, robyn archer, music, writers, highlights