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Essays On Air

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Essays On Air

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Join us as we read aloud fascinating, meticulously researched essays penned by academics who are experts in their fields.

Latest Episodes

Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever

The stories I share with you today are drawn from consultations and interviews with more than 60 Nimbin residents, Aquarius Festival participants and Indigenous elders.

30 min2019 MAY 3
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Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever

Essays On Air: the politics of curry

Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.

22 min2018 OCT 3
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Essays On Air: the politics of curry

Essays On Air: The female dwarf, disability, and beauty

For centuries, women with dwarfism were depicted in art as comic or grotesque fairytale beings. But artists are challenging these portrayals and notions of beauty and physical difference.

16 min2018 AUG 6
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Essays On Air: The female dwarf, disability, and beauty

Essays On Air: Australia's property boom and bust cycle stretches back to colonial days

Australia's property market is slowing and many are contemplating a possible bust. But today's episode of Essays On Air reminds us that since colonial days, Australia's property market has had its ups and downs.

25 min2018 MAY 10
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Essays On Air: Australia's property boom and bust cycle stretches back to colonial days

Essays On Air: how archaeology helped save the Franklin River

The battle to save the Franklin River - an exhilarating story of politics, cultural heritage and passionate environmentalism - captivated the nation in 1983.

16 min2018 MAY 4
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Essays On Air: how archaeology helped save the Franklin River

Essays On Air: can art really make a difference?

Art has always depicted the crimes of our times throughout centuries of wars and humanitarian crises. Can we really expect it to truly make a difference in the real world?

19 min2018 APR 20
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Essays On Air: can art really make a difference?

Essays On Air: Monsters in my closet – how a geographer began mining myths

So you think the Loch Ness Monster never existed? Think again. Traditional myths from our ancestors might actually reveal important clues about the geological history of the world.

17 min2018 MAR 29
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Essays On Air: Monsters in my closet – how a geographer began mining myths

Essays On Air: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero

Joan of Arc has been depicted as a national heroine, nationalist symbol, a rebellious heretic and a goodly saint. Forget Wonder Woman and Batman – Jeanne d’Arc may be our one and only true superhero.

16 min2018 MAR 8
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Essays On Air: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero

Essays On Air: The personal is now commercial – beauty, fashion and feminism

Sometimes I want to cheer online publications that combine politics, fashion and beauty for the way they are mainstreaming feminism. On closer inspection, though, it has produced some odd results.

16 min2018 MAR 1
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Essays On Air: The personal is now commercial – beauty, fashion and feminism

Essays On Air: On the Sydney Mardi Gras march of 1978

On a cold Saturday night in Sydney on June 24, 1978, a number of gay men, lesbians and transgender people marched into the pages of Australian social history. I was one of them.

23 min2018 FEB 22
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Essays On Air: On the Sydney Mardi Gras march of 1978

Latest Episodes

Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever

The stories I share with you today are drawn from consultations and interviews with more than 60 Nimbin residents, Aquarius Festival participants and Indigenous elders.

30 min2019 MAY 3
Comments
Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever

Essays On Air: the politics of curry

Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.

22 min2018 OCT 3
Comments
Essays On Air: the politics of curry

Essays On Air: The female dwarf, disability, and beauty

For centuries, women with dwarfism were depicted in art as comic or grotesque fairytale beings. But artists are challenging these portrayals and notions of beauty and physical difference.

16 min2018 AUG 6
Comments
Essays On Air: The female dwarf, disability, and beauty

Essays On Air: Australia's property boom and bust cycle stretches back to colonial days

Australia's property market is slowing and many are contemplating a possible bust. But today's episode of Essays On Air reminds us that since colonial days, Australia's property market has had its ups and downs.

25 min2018 MAY 10
Comments
Essays On Air: Australia's property boom and bust cycle stretches back to colonial days

Essays On Air: how archaeology helped save the Franklin River

The battle to save the Franklin River - an exhilarating story of politics, cultural heritage and passionate environmentalism - captivated the nation in 1983.

16 min2018 MAY 4
Comments
Essays On Air: how archaeology helped save the Franklin River

Essays On Air: can art really make a difference?

Art has always depicted the crimes of our times throughout centuries of wars and humanitarian crises. Can we really expect it to truly make a difference in the real world?

19 min2018 APR 20
Comments
Essays On Air: can art really make a difference?

Essays On Air: Monsters in my closet – how a geographer began mining myths

So you think the Loch Ness Monster never existed? Think again. Traditional myths from our ancestors might actually reveal important clues about the geological history of the world.

17 min2018 MAR 29
Comments
Essays On Air: Monsters in my closet – how a geographer began mining myths

Essays On Air: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero

Joan of Arc has been depicted as a national heroine, nationalist symbol, a rebellious heretic and a goodly saint. Forget Wonder Woman and Batman – Jeanne d’Arc may be our one and only true superhero.

16 min2018 MAR 8
Comments
Essays On Air: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero

Essays On Air: The personal is now commercial – beauty, fashion and feminism

Sometimes I want to cheer online publications that combine politics, fashion and beauty for the way they are mainstreaming feminism. On closer inspection, though, it has produced some odd results.

16 min2018 MAR 1
Comments
Essays On Air: The personal is now commercial – beauty, fashion and feminism

Essays On Air: On the Sydney Mardi Gras march of 1978

On a cold Saturday night in Sydney on June 24, 1978, a number of gay men, lesbians and transgender people marched into the pages of Australian social history. I was one of them.

23 min2018 FEB 22
Comments
Essays On Air: On the Sydney Mardi Gras march of 1978
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