The Sydneyist

The Sydneyist
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.

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14, June 2024

Creatives in Sydney have always done it tough. Now it’s worse than ever. Our artists are leaving in droves. On this episode of The Sydneyist Elizabeth Farrelly asks, can Sydney survive the loss of its creatives?  Elizabeth Farrelly was joined by three artists: writer Mark Mordue, silk-screen artists Peter Bainbridge and actor Kate Mannix about surviving […]


QTOPIA: A tour of Sydney’s first Queer Museum – 89.7 Eastside FM

28, March 2024

At long last Sydney has its first queer history museum. From HIV to LOTL (Lesbians on the Loose) from the 1890s to the 78ers to Mick Fuller’s apology, it’s a story that needed to be told. In a delicious form of revenge-served-cold, the museum colonises the old Darlinghurst police station, a lovely arts and crafts […]

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The Sydneyist with Luca Belgiorno-Nettis

08, December 2023

Would democracy work without elections? In fact, might it even work better (think Athens, which had no elections, think Trump, who revels in them) without the nastiness, lies and corruption that elections bring? This is the huge question I’ll be discussing on THE SYDNEYIST this evening with guest Luca Belgiorno Nettis from the New Democracy […]

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