Jay Winter examines the role of René Cassin in making human rights as a fundamental form of Holocaust commemoration.
Lili Wilkinson and guest Ailsa Piper explore Ray Lawler's Australian classic, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
This edition of Texts in the City features Lili Wilkinson and Laura Carroll discussing Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Historian Yvonne Ward talks about key details of Queen Victoria's private life, shielded from public knowledge until ...
Martin Flanagan and James Ley discuss an Australian classic - Henry Lawson's short story The Drover's Wife.
Geordie Williamson explains his passion for Australian literature's past masters. With Sarah L'Estrange.
In this edition of Unexpected Passions, Jess McGuire confesses to her love of British reality pop band Girls Aloud, w...
In this eloquent argument for atonement, Paul Ham recounts the barbaric and long-forgotten ordeal endured by Australi...
Andrew McDonald and film critic Thomas Caldwell discuss Bruce Beresford's film Paradise Road.
Guests George McEncroe and Dave Graney share their unfamiliar obsessions - junior football and explorer Sir Richard B...
Bill Gammage discusses the insightful, holistic way in which Aboriginal Australians managed their land.
Ramona Koval is joined by Peter Craven, who offers his considered thoughts on Patrick White's classic novel Voss.
In a very lively, candid appearance hosted by George Megalogenis, David Marr discusses his bold, controversial essay ...
Dava Sobel discusses her account - part-play, part-historical account - of the astronomer Copernicus. With Robin Will...
Critic Kerryn Goldsworthy discusses Helen Garner's iconic book Monkey Grip with Ramona Koval.
One of the country’s most controversial politicians, Bob Katter Jr joins ABC politics stalwart Barrie Cassidy to disc...
Alison Croggon explores Ray Lawler's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll for Australian Literature 101, with Ramona Koval.
Ramona Koval is joined by Michelle de Kretser, who examines Christina Stead's classic novel, The Man Who Loved Children.
Chris Wallace-Crabbe joins Ramona Koval to discuss the poems of Judith Wright.
George Megalogenis discusses his incisive book on Australia's place in the global economy. With Annabel Crabb.
Publisher and master researcher Hilary McPhee discusses film-maker Tim Burstall's diaries with Wendy Tuohy.
In the series debut, Ramona Koval and Michael Williams explore the generous historical voice of Watkin Tench.
Opium dens, illegal brothels and men with names as colourful as their pasts: we uncover Melbourne's criminal record.
Stuart Macintyre, Tim Soutphommasane, Marcia Langton and Clare Wright discuss essential works of Australian history.
Elliot Perlman talks about his new novel The Street Sweeper, writing 20th century histories and his return to Melbourne.
Jane Gleeson-White traces double entry bookkeeping from monastic origins to its place at the heart of capitalism.
Tony Moore, Robyn Annear and Des Cowley remember 'urban bohemian' journalist, poet and novelist Marcus Clarke.
Eight of Melbourne's finest writers and performers read their favourite speeches - from Redfern to Notting Hill via F...
Desbois reveals the methods and motivations behind his archival interviews with former Soviet Holocaust witnesses.
How can we reconcile atrocities that have happened in our midst, and where do memory, truth and justice fit?
Professor Timothy - aka TJ - Clark speaks to Antoni Jach about the mute image and why art is the "enemy of truth".
Author James Boyce reveals the forgotten founders of Melbourne, and ponders their impact on the present-day metropolis.
Sarah Maddison explores Australia's guilt over its brutal past and the transformative opportunity it offers.
Biographer Mark McKenna and Michael Cathcart discuss the work and life of the late historian Manning Clark.
Our panel of five discuss the Aussie fair go - what it means and to whom. Is it still true, relevant or indeed fair?
David Tacey explores the reemergence of holistic therapies, and the barriers to their widespread acceptance.
Nam Le, Mary Delahunty, Joy Damousi and Sue Pascoe reflect on various forms of memory in this discussion led by Micha...
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