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May 12, 2017

This week's podcast features the return of 'Drawn Out', our monthly comics segment with Bernard Caleo. Bernard introduces us to new Australian indie comic Eyes Too Dry by Jessica Tavassoli and Alice Chiplin, described as "a graphic memoir about heavy feelings". Richard and Bernard discuss old Doctor Who, new Flintstones and Dark Hope Essence, the latest in the Dark Hope series with a story by Sabine Schmidt and illustrated by Philip Spinks.

Curator of the Monash Gallery of Art Stephen Zagala joins Richard to talk Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain's 'Sunbaker'. This 1930s image is widely recognised as iconic to Anglo-Australian culture and in this exhibition 15 contemporary Australian artists from diverse ages, gender and ethnic backgrounds are invited to respond to the photograph. The results are a mixture of sculpture, photography, abstract and faithful, examining the current culture of Australia in relation to this classic image.

It's almost time for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival again, and this year stalwart of Australian cabaret Dolly Diamond is taking the reins as Artistic Director. Dolly joins Richard to give a preview of the wide girth of the festival this year, as well as her particular interests in cabaret as an art form. Fabulous!