A recent paper in The American Naturalist suggests that some species of fish raise their young close to other parents and their young as an evolutionary strategy to maximise the chances of survival. Associate Professor Bob Wong from Monash University’s School of Biological Sciences joins us to talk about his team's great piece of local research into fish parental behaviour.

Then we’ll speak with Sean Doherty about his new book MP Untold. In 2004 Sean Doherty wrote a bestselling biography of Michael Peterson that laid his incredible story bare. Over the years that followed and especially after Michael’s death in 2012, hundreds of people – family, friends, surf stars and complete strangers – contacted Doherty with stories never before shared. Stories that spoke of the man, not the legend. Stories of Michael, not MP.

Steffan Howe, PV's Marine Parks Research Manager joins us to talk about last week's release of  some astounding footage shot by remote controlled robots in the deep waters around Wilson’s Promontory.  

Also details of the Disabled Surfers Association's fundraiser auctioning AFL club painted surfboards signed by players.

Direct download: Radio-Marinara-20150830.mp3
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On this week's special podcast of the Breakfasters Melbourne Writers Festival Outdoor Broadcast from Deakin Edge, featured guests included Lisa Dempster, Chris Womersley, Graeme Simsion, Melissa Lucashenko, Daniel Handler, Jessica Yu, Antonia Hayes, Katie Mack, Will Self and Jon Ronson.

Direct download: breakfasters-20150828.mp3
Category:Breakfasters -- posted at: 7:18 AM


Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan. This week: the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, the Melbourne International Film Festival's second big week, and a 'Marvelite' crash and burn superhero film shows why they should've gone with NASA instead of the Fantastic Four, and more!

For playlists, show notes, the T.V Geek and news see the 3RRR website at http://www.rrr.org.au/program/zero-g/playlists and follow @zerogrobjan on Twitter.

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Zero G broadcasts live from Melbourne Australia on Mondays at 1pm AEST on 3RRR (102.7FM). To stream or to find out more, go to http://www.rrr.org.au

Direct download: Zero-G-20150810.mp3
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'True stories told live' - Elizabeth and Lou speak with Jennifer Hixson, Senior Producer of The Moth, and Merrilee McCoy, Producer of Melbourne Story Slam, about the art of live storytelling and its recent resurgence.

Actor and adaptor Jane Montgomery Griffiths and performer Emily Milledge discuss Antigone - a reinterpretation of the timeless Sophocles tragedy, showing at the Malthouse Theatre until Sept 13. 

And award-winning novelist, memoirist and journalist Mark Dapin chats with Lou about his new book, R&R.  

Direct download: MultiStoried_20150826.mp3
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Elizabeth & Lou speak with multi award-winning author Rod Jones about his new novel, The Mothers. The story examines the lives of four women as they raise their children in Melbourne throughout the 20th century, confronting the social, gender and economic dynamics and challenges of the time.

The winners of the Glen Eira Poetry Slam - Eli, Bernie & Ishai - visit the studio to reflect on their performance poetry debut and recite their winning piece. 

Aviva Tuffield, Executive Director, The Stella Prize, visits the studio to discuss the Stella Count - a survey which shows the ratio of books by men and women reviewed in major Australian newspapers and literary review publications. 

Direct download: MultiStoried_20150812.mp3
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Elizabeth and Lou speak with author Claire Varley about her debut novel, The Bit in Between; and talk 'under-the-radar' Australian literature with Jenelle O'Callaghan as she reviews 2011 novel Berlin Syndrome by Melanie Joosten.  

Direct download: MultiStoried_20150805.mp3
Category:Multi-Storied -- posted at: 5:32 AM

Ben Eltham from New Matilda gives the lowdown on current and topical politics news. This week he explains the tax cuts being proposed by the government and how tax thresholds and bracket creep works.

Mark Wakeham, CEO of Environment Victoria pops in to chat about the proposal by the government to remove the rights of activists and environmental organisations to challenge developments under Federal law.

Michael Green and Donna from Behind the Wire pop in to chat about the new website which is run by volunteers and documents what it’s like behind the fence as an asylum seeker.

Sophie Black pops into the studio and tells us about the Mark Latham issue which unfolded at the Writer’s Festival, where Latham launched into an avalanche of personal attacks and abuse at various people in the audience and at Jonathan Green. This event unfolded on the Twittersphere.


To end the Spoke podcast for this week, Marika Sosnowski, Middle East analyst chats about the situation in Turkey and Syria.

Direct download: Spoke-20150825.mp3
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The team discusses a wide selection of recent releases including Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Far From Men, Maggie, Last Cab to Darwin, Trainwreck, Girlhood, Dope, Irrational Man and Iris. With Thomas Caldwell, Cerise Howard and Josh Nelson.

Direct download: Platos-Cave-20150824.mp3
Category:Plato's Cave -- posted at: 1:06 AM

On this week's podcast Lawrence Leung talked about his film Sucker on at MIFF, Tony Biggs reviewed 'Everything is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails' by Duncan J Watts, Dr. Lauren reviews the bog pen and  Lally Katz talks about her short film 'Stories I Want to Tell You in Person' on at MIFF

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Ben Eltham explains how the Carmichael mine approval was knocked back and how the Environment Minister Greg Hunt responded to this. 

 “The Look Of Silence” director Joshua Oppenheimer chats to Michelle about his new documentary film. The film focuses on a family who are survivors of the Indonesian genocide in the 1960s.

Bernard Keane, political correspondent from Crikey explains the Trans Pacific Partnership.

To complete Spoke for this week, Jana Fevero from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre explains the new mobile Food Justice Truck based in Footscray that sells ethically sourced groceries for great prices to the public and asylum seekers.

Direct download: Spoke-20150811.mp3
Category:Spoke -- posted at: 5:27 AM


About Us

3RRR is Australia's best known community radio station. Shows are streamed live from www.rrr.org.au and may be heard in Melbourne by tuning in to 102.7 FM.

All Over The Shop

In their reclining years, two old gasbags have a scratch and a cack while firing up and kicking back. Subjects - media stuff, real life and anything in between ...with Stew Farrell & Leaping Larry L
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Along For The Ride

A show about cycling for anyone who has ever thought about riding a bike.
...with Sublime, Sturmey-Archer & Dr Dew
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Aural Text Interviews

Stand out interviews from Triple R's books and spoken word program
...with Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clarke
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Banana Lounge Broadcasting

Banana Lounge Podcasting. Everything you'd expect from the Lounge, minus the music.
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Best Music Interviews

Some of the best interviews from Triple R music programs over the last week pulled together in one podcast.
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All the Breakfaster highlights that you need to start the day. At any time of the day!
...with your hosts Jacinta Parsons, Lorin Clarke and Stew Farrell
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Byte Into It

Computer news, product reviews and clues for roaming that information superhighway (or gravel track).
...with Rose Paton & Georgia Webster also Mike Bantick, Ed Borland, Andrew Fish, Keren Flavell, Byron Scullin, Jay McCormak, Chuck Tetaz , Paul Callaghan & Ben Finney
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Comedy Obscura

Three lovers of comedy unite to talk about humour and bring you interviews with purveyors of laughter.
...Pete, Kate & Gerry
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Dirty Deeds

Talking all matters horticultural in unique Triple R style and taking your calls seeking green fingered advice.
...with Digga, Olive & Laurel
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Eat It!

Foodie stuffs.
...with Cameron Smith and guests
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Einstein A Go Go

Weird and wonderful science! Discussion and dissection of science ideas made digestible for public consumption.
...with Dr Andi, Dr Shane & additives
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Film Buffs Forecast

The cutting edge of contemporary and historical cinema/film, TV, video, DVD, reviews, film events, local and overseas guests.
...Paul Harris & Team
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Naturopathic advice & talkback
...with Gill Stannard & Nicole Findlay
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Lime Champions

Stylish comedy for men and women looking to add some confusion to their lives.
...It features, in numerical order: Josh Earl, Damien Lawlor, and ladio herself Eva Johansen.
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Nothing Rhymes With RRR

"Poetry has a sexier outfit on and people are starting to take notice." From song lyrics, to poetry on pillows to greeting cards, wedding vows, advertising, cafe poets and slam, poetry is everywhere! Nothing Rhymes with RRR is a place for emerging poets to shine, a place where you get your monthly language and poetry fix and a chance for all of us to rekindle that poet inside.
...with Eliza Hull and Jess Rizzi
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Off The Record

Music news and interviews with Brian Wise.
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On Air Bookclub

The Grapevine's On Air Bookclub, broadcasts monthly on Monday mornings at 10.30am, with Kulja Coulston, Donna Morabito and Josh Earl bangin' on about their latest read, and listener bookclubbers ringing and emailing in their 20 cents worth.
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Plato's Cave

Plato's Cave is a film criticism show presented by film critics Thomas Caldwell, Josh Nelson, Cerise Howard and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas. Each week the team record a half hour show where they take a critical eye to recent cinema and DVD releases, followed up by a debate on an issue relating to film and film criticism. Informed, passionate, accessible and fun; Plato's Cave is a must for all serious and not-so-serious cinephiles.
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Triple R's monthly guide to the world of wine is on hiatus. Unfortunately the presenters and producers of Plonk have too many other commitments to continue podcasting for the time being. Plonk may still appear on your radio over summer but for now, Plonk is Plunk.
...with Duncan Buchanan & Barney Flanders
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Radio Marinara

Radio Marinara is about our marine and coastal world. Starting in late 1996, Radio Marinara has long had a tradition of bringing you a quirky but informative look at all that is marine and coastal.
...Anthony Boxshall, Bron Burton & team RM
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Radio Therapy

Explores the lighter, more eccentric side of medicine. A team of irreverent doctors lampoon sacred medical cows, and shed light on a range of medical and psychiatric conditions.
...with Dr Mal Practice, BabyDoc, McZiff, Dr Malice, Dr SK, Dr VooDoo, Dr Autonomy and The Tallman.
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One-off content from outside our regular range of podcasts including documentaries and community events.
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The Architects

Talk about buildings, places and stuff...
...with Simon Knott and Stuart Harrison with Rory Hyde
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The aRRRts pod

Highlights from the station's arts content plus podcast only arts interviews and reviews
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The Spin

They're back! Examining the worlds of politics and corporate media management.
...Richo, Delilah, Little Boy & friends
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Vital Vital Bits

A taste of Triple R's weekend breakfast, Vital Bits.
...with the one and only Tim Thorpe and regular guests
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Zero G

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical. Popular culture, TV, books, magazines and toys.
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