Claire Edwardes- more than a musical virtuoso

Claire Edwardes is an internationally renowned Australian musician and artistic director, usually described as a percussionist though this does not do justice to the range of instrumentation with which she performs. Though classically changed she is reluctant to use the term “classical” adjective to describe her music. Its… Read More

Drakes equation, space-bound cyanobacteria, rhesus factor

Alex talked about the likelihood of being the living on the only inhabited planet in space, Tim chatted about how the cyanobacterial species, Chroococcidiopsis, may help us colonise Mars, And Cat talked about the perks of having rhesus factor positive. #BoilingPointFM #eastsideradio #cyanobacteria Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20608477 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-15/hardy-bacteria-could-help-humans-breathe-on-mars/9871614… Read More

Find out about Plastiphalt, a fascinating eco-friendly road material

Monday Drive’s Ruth Hessey interviews Stuart Billing, General Manager of Paving from Downer Group, about Plastiphalt. Plastic from around 176,000 plastic bags and packaging and glass from around 55,000 bottles has been diverted from landfill to build New South Wales’ first road made from Plastiphalt, a product made from soft plastics and… Read More

Shakespeare’s Heroes and Villains with Sylvia Rosenblum

During the course of July/August 2018, Dr Anna Kamaralli was Sylvia’s guest, presenting a 6-part series: Shakespeare’s Heroes and Villains. Part 1: In this episode Anna talks about heroes: what makes a hero and who are Shakespeare’s great heroes? Our main example is Henry V. Part 2: Here, Anna introduces… Read More

Riley Reviews: ‘Funny Bones’

Monday Drive’s resident reviewer, Riley Lavelle Long, talks about Funny Bones, a 1995 British-American comedy starring Jerry Lewis and Oliver Platt. An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine. Directed by Peter Chelsom. Read More

Riley Reviews – ‘Tickled’ and ‘The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter’

Riley Lavelle Long reviews two movies available on Netflix. Firstly, a documentary called “Tickled”, which delves into the underground world of professional tickling, directed by David Farrier and Dylan Reeve. Secondly, ‘The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter’, a 2018 comedy directed by Jody Hill and written by Jody Hill, John Carcieri, and Danny McBride. Read More

Mum, Me and the IED

Playwright Roger Vickery spoke to Drive Tuesday about his upcoming play, ‘Mum, Me and the IED’. The play focuses on Rob, a returned Army Medic from Afghanistan and his suffering. The play tackles big issues such as post traumatic stress disorder in a lighthearted way. The play will be performed… Read More