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: 5:18pm AEDT

ZERO-G EPISODE: #1041 10 August 2015


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!

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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
Category:Zero G -- posted at: 1:55pm AEDT

'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
Category:Multi-Storied -- posted at: 10:30am AEDT

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: 3:32pm AEDT

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
Category:Spoke -- posted at: 2:29pm AEDT

Plato's Cave - 24 August 2015

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: 11:06am AEDT

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

Direct download: Breakfasters_-_20150813.wav
Category:Breakfasters -- posted at: 1:09pm AEDT

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: 3:27pm AEDT

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
Category:Multi-Storied -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT

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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.
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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.
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