“An Ordinary Australian, a personal account of social drinking and alcoholism” is a 4-part open discussion with co-creator and contributor Mark Bennett, who, after three decades of alcohol use and abuse, is now sober and ready to share his personal journey. From ordinary social alcoholism to the devastating emotional impact on personal and professional relationships, this is a universal story that affects many of us. There is no judgment here, this is just a conversation starter so we can all examine our personal relationship with alcohol and decide if it is a healthy one. Produced and presented by Laurent Auclair.
Our cohort of culture hosts have lively conversation with creative individuals, talk to industry experts, writers, commentators and critics and they bring their wealth of knowledge to you, the listeners. You'll find out what shows are on; the engaging exhibitions to see; the best in the written word; the latest in performing and visual arts; what the cultural organisations are up to as well as hear all of the great music form Eastside's collection.
Have you ever wondered who the artists are behind the Bondi Sea Wall murals? In this podcast series we meet the mural artists who have come from all over the world and around Australia to adorn the Sea Wall at Bondi Beach with colourful, thoughtful and sometimes provocative public art. From lush tropical jungles to ocean wildlife and surfing iconography, the Bondi Sea Wall has captured our imagination and engaged our minds for nearly 50 years.
Breaking Waves is a program about smashing stereotypes and dispelling stigma. It’s about daring to be different, and getting maximum fun out of life. Honest, provocative and often hilarious, Breaking Waves is training a new generation of radio personalities and presenters, skilling them up and letting them loose on the airwaves. They’ll make you laugh and sometimes you’ll shed a few tears. Breaking Waves is brought to you by Eastside Radio and produced by Ruth Hessey in the 89.7FM Paddington studios in Sydney in association with the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
Catch it by the tail is a podcast of songs, stories and poems for young and old but in particular children aged 4 and up. The program features contemporary material along with classics from the past. It also features content made especially for it: stories and poems performed by actors, authors reading their work and kids being themselves in all sorts of different ways.
Drive time is the soundtrack to your journey home. On air every day 4-6 pm, your five Drive presenters bring you an eclectic mix of music and great interviews. You will get breaking news as well the latest from activists, politicians, academics, social commentators and musicians. You'll hear about the great events happening around Sydney and most of all some great music from contemporary Americana and African music to electronic and Jazz.
For The Duration airs at 4pm every Friday to bring the Eastside community the latest and most reliable information about the Covid-19 outbreak. FTD will feature interviews with the eastern suburb’s politicians, police, medical experts and authoritative figures who can help us all navigate and make sense of the developments. It will also give the community the opportunity to ask questions of the authorities and share their experience of, and solutions around, dealing with the shutdown. Local businesses and services which are still open will also have a chance to explain their offerings.
The “Making Airwaves” project is a partnership between Windgap Foundation and Eastside Radio 89.7 FM. “Making Airwaves” is an opportunity for people with an intellectual disability to learn radio presentation and production skills, creating their own radio show. The project has brought together a diverse group of people to share stories, news, views, interviews, humour, insights and music to listeners across the City of Sydney and Eastern Suburbs.
Conscious conversations, and real talks with real ones. Only on Eastside Radio, 89.7FM. On Midnight Moods, we play a mix of oldschool & new age hip-hop from all around the world, plus some R&B sprinkled into the mix, along with some roots music, that consists of reggae and afrobeats. Here on Midnight Moods at Eastside Radio, we love to set the vibe and mood, raising the vibration one song at a time!! We explore the connection of each genre with one another and the deeper meanings behind the music. Cocoa is a hip-hop artist, born and raised here in Sydney's East, he is of Ghanaian and Lebanese roots which has given him a dynamic and vast love for all music. Cocoa, whom goes by the artist name Cocoa the Conscious, brings his hip-hop love, flavour and conscious perspective to Eastside Radio.
Each week on this half hour program, I’ll interview a variety of householders from prominent Sydney identities to more ordinary folk to discover the stories about their home, why they chose it, what they love about it, and find out some of the funny things that happened along the way to making their house a home.
The Eclectic Comedy Music Show Featuring Comedy Records (Stand Up/Skit/Novelty – i.e Monty Python – Australia You’re Standing In It – Tom Lehler etc) Instructional Records ( Everything You Need To Know To Operate A CB RADIO – Shape Up & Dance with Felicity Kendal – etc) Odd / Left of Centre Music – The Residents, They Might Be Giants etc. Embracing the weird and wonderful…
Sonic Tales brings the very best of Australian playwriting to you through our originally produced, contemporary radio plays. Produced by Gill Falson and Eastside Radio, Sonic Tales delves into the creative play-making process, bringing you new and original works from the best local writers, actors and sound designers.
The Artist Onion features acclaimed artists and creatives each with their own unique perspective and artful experiences in conversation with series host John Feitelson. Artist Onion interviews are originally broadcast during Art Addict, Sundays at 3pm on Eastside Radio. Art Addict is a magazine style arts and culture program that explores our creative potential of art through conversations with artists and industry specialists.
A series focussing on the intersection between music and history, The Intersection traces the evolution of ideas, social norms and cultural forms in Australia – and the characters and events behind them. Be prepared for an immersive journey into the dramatic moments that shaped our lives and tastes today, and the role that music, musicians, promoters, the media and audiences played within it. An audio documentary, produced by Two Star Studios, sits at the heart of each weekly episode, followed by interviews with academics in the field. As you listen, you’ll be captivated by music from different eras and genres – from 100 years ago until today – and will hear it in ways you’ve never quite heard it before. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sydney is changing faster than ever but questions as to how it is changing – and how it should change – are seldom addressed. Are skyscrapers the best way to densify? How do we define heritage? Should more of us cycle to work? Will we continue to work from home? Is the affordability crisis solvable? Must we sacrifice koalas for homes? The Sydneyist seeks to fill this gap by energising public debate. Each Thursday at 6pm we’ll have lots of talk, some fun, a smidgeon of politics bit definitely NO WHINGEING. Join presenter Elizabeth Farrelly, producer Sophie Kennedy White and their informed guests in sharing opinions and insights on how to help Sydney find its best self.