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.

Direct download: Spoke-20150331.mp3
Category:Spoke -- posted at: 4:28pm AEDT

Einstein A Go Go - 29 March 2015

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.

Program page:
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go

Direct download: Einstein-A-GO-GO-20150329.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 5:47pm AEDT

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!

Direct download: Eat-It-20150329.mp3
Category:Eat It! -- posted at: 9:26pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: radiotherapy20150329.mp3
Category:Radio Therapy -- posted at: 3:15pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: Radio-Marinara-20150329.mp3
Category:Radio Marinara -- posted at: 11:33am AEDT

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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Category:Breakfasters -- posted at: 4:07pm AEDT

Byte Into IT - 25 March 2015

On this week's Byte:

  • Guests:
  • News in Brief:
    • Netflix in Australia has launched! But will it offer enough for people using VPN services to switch?
    • India has struck down a controversial internet censorship law, after first being challenged in 2012.
    • The transport industry is reacting to Uber in NSW, with complaints that it's anti-competetive.
  • News in Depth:
    • Keren's returned to us briefly after establishing a life in Vietnam. She fills us in on the tech scene over there, and the benefits of working in a tech industry that is in the process of taking off.
  • Events and Opportunities:
    • Freeplay is turning 10 years old this year! It's on April 10 to April 19, but if you want to get involved, the Freeplay Fete is looking for stall holders to displaying their creations - Saturday April 18, 10am-6pm, or you can present at the festival's Unconference.
    • Startup Weekend is a global active movement of grassroots entrepreneurs, and is happenening this weekend, March 27-29. Plenty of stuff going on!
    • Startup Week, run by Startup Victoria, is on from March 27 -April 2.
    • Social Melbourne meet at Plantation Coffee, Shop 253 (Level 2) at Melbourne Central at 8am every Friday to discuss working for Social Media and the web.

Presented by Warren Davies, Keren Flavell and Maize Wallin

Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!

Direct download: Byte-Into-IT-20150325.mp3
Category:Byte Into It -- posted at: 8:00pm AEDT

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
Category:Spoke -- posted at: 3:50pm AEDT

Plato's Cave - 23 March 2015

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

Direct download: Platos-Cave-20150323.mp3
Category:Plato's Cave -- posted at: 11:50am AEDT

ZERO-G EPISODE: #1020 16 March 2015


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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Direct download: Zero-G-20150316.mp3
Category:Zero G -- posted at: 1:51pm AEDT

About Us

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 the Breakfaster highlights that you need to start the day. At any time of the day!
...with your hosts Sarah Smith, Jeff Sparrow and Geraldine Hickey.
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Byte Into It

Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more.
...with a rotating brains trust of opinionated tech commentators.
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Eat It!

Food for thought: recipes, hints and tips, interviews and a market reports.
...with Cameron Smith and guests.
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Einstein A Go Go

Discussion and dissection of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption.
...with Dr Shane, Dr Krystal & colleagues.
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Film Buffs Forecast

A program devoted to the world of film. Featuring contemporary and historical film, plus local and international guests, interviews and reviews.
...with Paul Harris.
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Graphic Nature

An exploration of the inspiring world of comic books, the culture that supports it, the creators, publishers & people behind the printed pages & digital screens pushing the medium on into the future, in Australia, and the world.
...with Zoran Ilievski and guests.
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Greening the Apocalypse

There is a crack in everything, that's where the light gets in. Each week the Greening the Apocalypse team talk to the tinkerers and thinkerers, the freaks and geeks from permaculturists and eco-farmers to alt-tech innovators and peer-to-peer information networkers who are growing fascinating new systems through the fault lines of the old.
...with your hosts Ben Bushy, Adam Grubb, Sarah Coles and Kate Dundas.
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Interviews with people who tell stories, write stories or otherwise contribute to the narrative arts. With a focus on how stories are told, and why. Novels and narrative non-fiction. Performance and poetry. TV and stage production. Mythology and internet memes.
...with your hosts Elizabeth McCarthy and Louise Irving.
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Parallel Lines

How do arts, culture, science and design inform our everyday experiences in the world? Exploring the possible intersections of seemingly parallel lines through interviews, talk and a regular music segment each week.
...with your host Sara Savage.
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Plato's Cave

Informed, passionate, accessible and fun film criticism; Plato's Cave is a must for all serious and not-so-serious cinephiles.
...with Thomas Caldwell, Cerise Howard and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas.
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Radio Marinara

The team continues the great Marinara tradition of bringing you a quirky but informative look at all that is marine. Get to know all things wet and salty.
... with Bron Burton, Dr Beach, John Ford, Anthony Boxshall, Dr Surf, Dave Speller and Angeline Tew. Plus regular segment presenters Jeff Maynard and Hillary McNevin.
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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 special guests from around Australia and the globe.
...with Dr Mal Practice, McZiff, Dr Malice, Dr SK, Anna Bollocks, Dr Autonomy, Backman, BulkyBill, Deep Thought, Retina and The Tallman.
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Smart Arts

Visual art, theatre, film and literature
...with your host Richard Watts.
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The Grapevine

Current affairs you can engage with and participate in. Particular interest in social enterprise, urban planning, technology, education, craft and design. Plus the weekly Reading Room, where readers disciuss writing and ideas.
... with Kulja Coulston and Dylan Bird.
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Uncommon Sense

A weekly conversation about politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, books, and the natural world, to illuminate the issues faced by society and explore them in new ways.
...with your host Amy Mullins.
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Zero G

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical. Movies, television, theatre, events, books, comics, humans, toys, Things, mathoms and oojahs!
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