For his regular segment on Spoke this week, New Matilda’s political correspondent Ben Eltham provides an overview of the recent NSW State Election, in which the Coalition’s Mike Baird was re-elected, comfortably defeating his Labor opponent Luke Foley. Ben discusses the key topics of the election, such as the proposed leasing of half of the state’s electricity networks, and the continuing political influence of Alan Jones as a broadcaster. They also touch on Treasurer Joe Hockey’s latest tax white paper on ‘tax reform’.

The Marxism Conference will be held in Melbourne on 2 - 5April 2015. Khury Petersen Smith, international activist and participant in the #blacklivesmatter movement joins Michelle in the studio ahead of his appearance at the Marxism Conference. He explains how the #blacklivesmatter movement started in the US after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and explains significance of the protests that followed and what it means for the broader movement.

Next, Michelle chats to regular guest Sophie Black, Editor in Chief at Private Media, about the announcement of the closure of women’s news and opinion site The Hoopla, and the current gendered media landscape.


Also a guest of the upcoming Marxism Conference, author Anand Gopal chats to Michelle about his new book ‘No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes’. The book traces the lives of three Afghans caught in America’s War on Terror. He discusses the current situation in Afghanistan, which he describes as a ‘proxy war’ between two sides in an incredibly violent setting.

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Dr Shane and Dr Crystal discuss the 'Value of Science' and how it's more to the average person than just free Wifi and GPS. Followed by possibly the ultimate control experiment spanning over 12 months and involving identical twins and NASA.

First Guest: Dr Beth Healey - Live from Antarctica,  Concordia Base. Beth discusses the land based space experiment, isolated and at high altitude for 9 months including 3 months of complete darkness.

Second Guest: Dr Jo Abbott - Research Fellow, Health Psychologist & Acting Deputy Director at the National E-Therapy Centre for Swinburne University of Technology. Jo discusses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Insomnia and sending things into space.

Third Guest: Dr Christoph Rudiger - Senior Lecturer Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University. Christoph discusses hydrology and working with NASA using satellites to measure water levels in soil.

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On today's show we had a quick market report from John at the Vic Market.

One of Melbourne's super-chefs Donovan Cooke joined us with Hillary McNevin to talk about his new book The Atlantic at Home. We spoke about his history as a chef, his initial memories of seafood as a child, working with Marco Pierre White, and his approach to cooking with various types of fish.

We finished the show enjoying a Knickerbocker cocktail courtesy of Sebastian Reaburn. Melbourne hosts the final of the Cricket World Cup today, and we'll bet you didn't know that the first ever tour of the English cricket team to Australia was bankrolled by Melbourne's famous Cafe de Paris. Commercialisation of sport has been around for a long time!

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On this episode of Radiotherapy we hear Tallman, McZiff, Anabolics and SK talk to the inaugural Director of the Doherty Institute Professer Sharon Lewin about latest developments in infectious diseases. We also hear a discussion about the appropriate usage of the term depression and what it means to different people, plus SK talks about the Nicholas Cage film 'Dying of the Light' and the medical aspects of the flick.

If you or someone you know needs help in regards to depression or suicide prevention please contact Lifeline - 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467.

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Drs Beach and Surf will be joined by Perran Cook (Monash Uni) to talk about worm holes – not the cosmological kind, but actual worm holes – and how, as Charlie Darwin suspected, they are really, really important in turning over stuff (chemical goodies) on land and sea. Then, in the lead up to the 53rd Bells Beach Surf Comp, we’ll yack to Bob Smith, archivist and historian for Rip Curl, and John Collins, who ran the competition in the 90's. We'll ponder the history of the longest running professional surf comp in Australia, if not the world, and find out just how much work is involved in organising it.

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The Breakfasters discuss tongue-twisters and try a few of their own. Ahead of his Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lawrence Mooney drops by to chat about turning depressing topics into comedy material for his new show. Comedian and correspondent on The Daily Show Wyatt Cenac talks to the Breakfasters ahead of his debut Australian comedy show. Animal Welfare specialist at Zoos Victoria Sally Sherwen talks about all things primates. 

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Michelle and regular guest Ben Eltham of New Matilda chat about Malcolm Fraser's political legacy, following his death last week. They speak about his career both in politics and post-politics, touching on his change in political ideals and his legacy, especially in terms of immigration policy.

Daniel Haile Michael is one of the speakers at the public forum 'Racialised Policing: From Ferguson To Flemington', to be held at the Caston Centre for Human Rights Law this week. He joins Michelle in the studio to talk about Daniel's case taking Victoria Police on the grounds of racial profiling, which was the inspiration for creating the forum.

And finally, David Manne from the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre comes in to discuss the findings of the Moss Review.

Direct download: Spoke-20150324.mp3
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Love is Strange, Big Eyes and Finding Vivian Maier are reviewed. With Cerise Howard, Josh Nelson, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Thomas Caldwell.

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Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan. This week: a tribute to the late Sir Terry Pratchett, who touched and expanded many a mind and heart; and we go far out with a look at novel THE MARTIAN, plus more!

For playlists, show notes, the T.V Geek and news see the 3RRR website at 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

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Dr Chromo and Dr Ray join Dr Shane in the studio.

In news: the jury is back in on homeopathy - it doesn’t work.
Australian science made it into Nature this week for not funding their scientific infrastructure. Time for science to fight back.

Today's guest is Emily Petroff from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburn University. Emily works with telescopes and radio astronomy instrumentation to look for short timescale events in the radio sky, like pulsars; and a new type of object called fast radio bursts. Bright, single bursts that appear to originate billions of light years away.

Support Dr Chromo in the World’s Greatest Shave.

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3RRR is Australia's best known community radio station. Shows are streamed live from 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 and Cerise Howard. 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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