Podcast

Architectural Ethics in an Age of Excess – Arts Thursday 20 September

This Arts Thursday segment on the Sydney Architecture Festival covers Ethics in an Age of Excess, a panel discussion querying if architecture has lost its social purpose, and its focus on the public good during the current building boom and the construction of bigger and ‘better’ building. Maisy Stapleton interviews… Read More

Desert fireball network, Sydney Harbour fish and memory limits

Enlightened: How to find #meteorites in the Outback. Poisoned: Why you shouldn’t eat fish from #SydneyHarbour. Forgetful: Why our brain can only remember 4 things at a time.   Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-30/meteorite-search-in-wa-underway/10179826 http://fireballsinthesky.com.au/frequently-asked-questions/ https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/the-poison-that-got-away-20101029-177i0.html http://news.mit.edu/2016/bursts-neural-activity-brain-working-memory-0317… Read More

Offerings to the underworld | Discovering Gamelan

Gamelan musician and teacher Gary Watson speaks to Thursday Drive about the mysterious and sacred world of Gamelan music. See Gary with the Sydney Conservatorium Balinese Gamelan Ensemble perform at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at 1pm Saturday 15th September. More information here. Read More

Erik Ochsner Interview – Mary Poppins In Concert

Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents the Disney classic, Mary Poppins – in Concert. The Oscar award-winning film will be played on the big screen, with the Orchestra performing every note of the charming musical score, including the favourites: Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Chim Chim Cher-ee… Read More

In Exile From St Petersburg with Sylvia Rosenblum

Abram Saulevitch Kagan’s life followed the vagaries of the momentous events of history in the first half of the 20th century. Exiled from his beloved St Petersburg, he goes to Berlin, Brussels and finally New York and in each place rebuilds the publishing house he had established in St Petersburg. Read More

Parasite Special

It’s all about #parasites! We discuss endoparasites in kangaroo meat and how it can affect us. Toxoplasma and how it may make us more drawn to starting a business. And rat fleas – why they might have been innocent of spreading the Black Death. Sources: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/parasite-in-cat-poop-linked-to-entrepreneurial-behavior-2018-7?r=US&IR=T http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/01/09/1715640115.short… Read More

Elio Villafranca, music from the Congo via Cuba and New York

New York based Elio Villafranca, is a pianist and composer who has won numerous awards in the USA and internationally for his compositions and recordings. Born in the Pinar del Río province of Cuba Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and composition at the Instituto Superior de… Read More

Juan Carmona Interview!

Live Interview with Juan Carmona talking about his coming up shows at the Sydney Opera House. Authentic Flamenco tradition meets the Symphony Orchestra for an experience like no other! Juan Carmona and his troupe of fellow artists: guitars, bass guitar, flute,… Read More

Stimulant Special

With 30 % of college students in the US taking Ritalin to be more efficient with their studying, we look into the stimulant drug #Ritalin for those who don’t have #ADHD? We discuss electro-stimulation of the brain can improve states of depression. Only humans react to stimulants? Wrong! Doping horses… Read More

GrindHowl Screech

Drive Tuesday was lucky enough to chat to Luke Escombe about a peculiar meeting he had with a performer by the name of GrindHowl Screech. Luke picked up Grindhowl Screech on the way to a blues festival in Western Australia, and in return Grindhowl Screech gave him a copy… Read More