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330 - Ben Miller on his illustrated fairytale mash-up, 'Diary of a Big Bad Wolf'
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  • 330 - Ben Miller on his illustrated fairytale mash-up, 'Diary of a Big Bad Wolf'

    Thrown out of the pack for being a weakling, Laurence the Wolf is down on his luck. He knows he’s strong, and brave, and cool, but nobody else seems to think so. What’s more, he’s STARVING. A clever plot to gobble up Little Red Riding Hood once and for all is foiled by all the creatures of the fairytale forest and just as things are getting desperate, he catches a whiff of something delicious. Could those be . . . vegetables?In this episode Gregory Dobbs chats to Ben Miller about why Lawrence...

    Thu, 30 May 2024
  • 329 - Nadia Wheatley on Charmian Clift's final, unfinished novel, 'The End of the Morning'

    During the years of the Great Depression, Cressida Morley and her eccentric family live in a weatherboard cottage on the edge of a wild beach. Outsiders in their small working-class community, they rant and argue and read books and play music and never feel themselves to be poor. Yet as Cressida moves beyond childhood, she starts to outgrow the place that once seemed the centre of the world. As she plans her escape, the only question is: who will she become?The End of the Morning is the final...

    Wed, 22 May 2024
  • 328 - Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion on a mental health story of heart and humour, 'The Glass House'

    Psychiatry registrar Doctor Hannah Wright, a country girl with a chaotic history, thought she had seen it all in the emergency room. But that was nothing compared to the psychiatric ward at Menzies Hospital. Hannah must learn on the job in a strained medical system, as she and her fellow trainees deal with the common and the bizarre, the hilarious and the tragic, the treatable and the confronting. Every day brings new patients: Chloe, who has a life-threatening eating disorder; Sian, sufferin...

    Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • 327 - Kathy Lette on getting the better of the patriarchy in 'The Revenge Club'

    Matilda, Jo, Penny and Cressy are all women at the top of their game; so imagine their surprise when they start to be personally overlooked and professionally pushed aside by less-qualified men. Only they're not going down without a fight. Society might think the women have passed their amuse-by dates but the Revenge Club have other plans. After all, why go to bed angry when you could stay up and plot diabolical retribution? Let the games begin...In this episode Gregory Dobbs chats to K...

    Tue, 09 Apr 2024
  • 326 - Dr Vanessa Pirotta dives into the mysterious world of whales in 'Humpback Highway'

    Acclaimed wildlife scientist Vanessa Pirotta has been mugged by whales, touched by a baby whale and covered in whale snot. In Humpback Highway, Pirotta dives beneath the surface to reveal the mysterious world of humpback whales — from their life cycle and the challenges humans present, to why whale snot and poo are important for us and the ocean. Plus the cutting-edge new technologies that allow us to see where they swim, listen to them talk and spy on them underwater. Whether you’re a whale ...

    Thu, 04 Apr 2024
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