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Best Sydney Writers Festival podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Sydney Writers Festival podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Australia's largest celebration of literature, stories and ideas. Bringing together the world's best authors, leading public intellectuals, scientists, journalists and more.
 
Work in Progress is the new Sydney Writers’ Festival podcast to help you discover some of the most interesting writers in the world. Featuring candid conversations with authors throughout the year, this series gives you insight into what goes on behind the scenes. We’ll be looking at how and why writers do what they do, with some essential reading recommendations for good measure. Recorded with our Artistic Director, Jemma Birrell, in cafes and bookshops across Sydney, Australia and elsewher ...
 
Podcasts from Australia's premier theatre company
 
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The Book Club
Daily+
 
Hosted by Jennifer Byrne, The Book Club is ABC TV's first nationally televised book club. A forum for literary debate and conversation not easily found elsewhere.
 
The monthly podcast all about books! Check out the Tinted Edges book review blog at www.tintededges.com and the Patreon page at www.patreon.com/TintedEdges
 
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ABC RN
Daily
 
Each week day RN Arts programs zoom in on a specific area of art and culture, brought to you by a specialist presenter. Subscribe to their podcasts separately by searching by name in your podcasting app.
 
Great conversations with authors from Australia and around the world.
 
On the vanguard of Australian filmmaking since his acclaimed debut feature Beneath Clouds, Ivan Sen is no stranger to the Sydney Film Festival; his previous film Toomelah screened in SFF’s 2011 Official Competition. His highly anticipated Mystery Road was SFF’s Opening Night film in 2013. In this Meet The Filmmaker, Ivan Sen together with David Jowsey, discuss the making of Mystery Road.
 
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Beauty Island
Monthly+
 
Beauty Island tells stories of memories sparked by beauty products. Host Brittany Stewart gets inside the minds (and beauty cabinets) of well-known figures inside and outside the beauty industry. Each episode, guests will be asked to share the eight beauty products that have a special meaning to them. Maybe it's the lipstick their mum used to apply on a night out, the first beauty product they ever bought themselves, or the perfume that instantly brings back memories of a special occasion. W ...
 
Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.
 
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Essays On Air
Monthly
 
Join us as we read aloud fascinating, meticulously researched essays penned by academics who are experts in their fields.
 
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Literary star Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and acclaimed author of The Flamethrowers Rachel Kushner didn’t shy away from taking on big issues – inequality, racism and a faulty justice system – in their fearless bestselling books: Friday Black and The Mars Room. They speak with the National Book Foundation’s Lisa Lucas to discuss the influence and s ...…
 
The Beekeeper of Sinjar by Iraqi journalist Dunya Mikhail is the deeply moving real-life account of an Iraqi honey trader who used his regional knowledge to help liberate Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS. Dunya weaves together recent tales of near-impossible escapes with her own experience of exile. A former journalist at The Baghdad Observer and ...…
 
Earlier this year, New Yorker writer Ian Parker published his viral investigation into the lies and deceptions – involving sickness, death and fake collaborations – shadowing Dan Mallory, the book editor who penned the bestselling debut thriller The Woman in the Window under the pseudonym A.J. Finn. Ian talks with Walkley Award–winning journali ...…
 
The post E1008: VSCO CEO & Co-founder Joel Flory is building a photo-sharing platform free of ads, likes & comments to empower creators, shares insights on appealing to Gen Z, expanding their global reach & the magic of subscriptions appeared first on This Week In Startups.By ThisWeekInStartups.com
 
Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Winnie Dunn and Stephen Pham discussing this little red thing. this little red thing is a collection of short works of fiction, microfiction and poetry. It brings together nearly ...…
 
The post E1007: DoNotPay CEO & Founder Josh Browder built an AI lawyer to fight corporations & governments, demos product features & how it helps consumers, shares insights on following in footsteps of his father Bill Browder, & future of consumer empowerment appeared first on This Week In Startups.By ThisWeekInStartups.com
 
It is not surprising that Helen Garner has kept a diary for almost all of her life – chronicling her thoughts, observations, frustrations and joys. Beginning in the late 1970s, following the publication of Monkey Grip, these accounts of her everyday life invite us into the world behind her celebrated work. In this special podcast, hear Helen in ...…
 
Award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister (Good and Mad) and bestselling novelist Meg Wolitzer (The Wife and The Female Persuasion) have contributed to important conversations about women’s lives and feminism through their acclaimed works. They are joined by Lisa Lucas to discuss the evolving articulation of female empowerment on the page and w ...…
 
In these turbulent times, instincts and emotions seem to occupy an ever-expanding corner of our political world. In this podcast, a panel of globally respected thinkers consider why many people now rely on feelings more than facts, the shifting ideologies of our times and how people’s beliefs can (or can’t) be changed in a divided age. Featurin ...…
 
The post E1006: Farmer’s Fridge CEO & Founder Luke Saunders is creating a connected network of vending machines offering fresh & healthy meals, shares insights on creating a restaurant-like experience, solving food-supply chain issues, capitalizing on grassroots marketing & real-world virality & using sales data to create the most appealing men ...…
 
A little different message from me today, to say it is that time; yes, Beauty Island season three has finished! I hope you enjoyed the season, with incredible guests from London to Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne in between. But, do not fear - because I have another podcast to tide you over until Beauty Island returns in 2020. And if you love Ch ...…
 
The Australian Classics Book Club is a monthly exploration of Australian writing; looking back over the forgotten & controversial, the much discussed & the underappreciated books of Australian Letters. Eat Me draws together four friends in the vibrant heart of inner Sydney in the mid-nineties. Julia is a photographer, Helen and academic, Chanta ...…
 
The post E1005: Scale AI CEO & Co-founder Alexandr Wang creates training data for all AI applications to improve machine learning, shares insights on the future of autonomous vehicles, China’s AI advantages over US, importance of humans focusing on higher-value work & next major trends in AI appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
The writer, critic, and broadcaster spoke in 2015 about his illness and how his writing was flourishing.By ABC Radio National
 
Neo-soul singer Ngaiire treats us to some new music, we look at how autism is represented in pop culture, and we feel a little clucky over baby Yoda.By ABC Radio National
 
Actor Timothy Spall talks about his role in Mrs Lowry and Son, a bio-drama chronicling the life of artist L. S. Lowry. Osman Faruqi discusses HBO's take on superhero comic series Watchmen, a review of Hollywood Blockbuster Knives Out, and Abe Forsythe's top shelf.By ABC Radio National
 
One of Europe’s most respected political thinkers, Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran discusses How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship, a field guide to spotting the insidious patterns and mechanisms of a rising populist wave, in conversation with Sally Warhaft. Weaving memoir, history and argument, she delivers an imp ...…
 
Benjamin Law talks with three reporters who have each been the victim of online trolling about the rise of cyberhate. ABC’s Osman Faruqi, Troll Hunting author Ginger Gorman and Guardian Australia’s Jennine Khalik each share their stories, examine the mindset and motivations of cyberbullies, discuss the rise of ‘doxxing’ (publishing private info ...…
 
Millennials have been blamed for everything from the death of the nine-to-five work week to the decline of the diamond industry. Delve beyond the facile headlines with three exuberant and incisive millennial writers as they share insights into the complexities and challenges of their generation. They give their takes on work, home, the economy, ...…
 
Author, illustrator and film-maker Shaun Tan explores our beautiful and complex relationship to animals. And we speak to the provocative Darwin-based artist Therese Ritchie, whose work confronts racism in the Top End.By ABC Radio National
 
The post E1004: Yousician CEO & Co-founder Chris Thür created an interactive platform to master musical instruments, shares insights on acquiring 1M+ users, increasing retention through gamification, using profitability as leverage while attracting investors as an international startup appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
We look at the origins of the Faustian bargain with Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès in the Opera Australia production of Gounod's Faust) and music scholar Peter Tregear, we search for the ghost of Federici, who died performing the Méphistophélès role in Melbourne in 1888, Maxine Doyle shares the Best Advice she was ever given, and we meet acc ...…
 
What does it really take to be successful in business? And what's the grown-up musky perfume this beauty expert wants her kids to remember her by? Hello and welcome back to Beauty Island, the beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick. I’m your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart. Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them a ...…
 
When crime fiction is about more than murder: LA author Michael Connelly, and Australian crime writers Sulari Gentill and Robert Gott on their tour in the US.By ABC Radio National
 
Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Scott Westerfeld discussing his new novel Shatter City. After the events of Imposters, Frey is left impersonating her sister Rafia in the citadel of Shreve. Her plan is to bide he ...…
 
The post E1003: The Athletic CEO & Co-founder Alex Mather is building a paid online sports media publication, shares insights on attracting investors in a seemingly dying industry, managing 500+ remote writers, creating interesting angles through unique coverage & more appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
Our Survivor Correspondent Shannon Gaitz on the #metoo controversy surrounding the latest episodes of US Survivor, we examine that Prince Andrew interview and should people be watching/reading/listening to things at speed?By ABC Radio National
 
In July this year actor, filmmaker and advocate Daniel Monks took time out of his busy schedule, performing in STC's production of Lord of the Flies, to do a special 'in conversation' event in which he discussed his craft, his career and his leadership in the art and disability advocacy space. A collaboration between STC and Accessible Arts, NS ...…
 
We look at Netflix's new season of The Crown which released this week with an entirely new cast and in a new time in history. Jason reviews François Ozon's By the Grace of God which follows three survivors of a Catholic priest's abuse. An interview with Australian director Mirrah Foulkes about her debut feature Judy and Punch, and filmmaker Dyl ...…
 
Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat are towering figures in American art. A new exhibition examines the work of the men side by side for the first time.
 
The post E1002: Wealthfront CEO & Co-founder Andy Rachleff on hitting escape velocity at Wealthfront, pioneering “self-driving money” for consumers, shares insights on product-building in 1980’s vs. today, best investor attributes, & the future of NextGen banking appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
Chloe Hooper and Susan Orlean join Matthew Condon to share their insights into the dark logic of arson, and how they reconciled confusion and culpability in piecing together portraits of maddeningly elusive subjects. Chloe’s The Arsonist investigates the bullied loner who lit two of the Black Saturday fires. Susan’s The Library Book examines th ...…
 
The Land Before Avocado is Richard Glover’s uproarious and anti-nostalgic portrait of Australia in the 60s and 70s. Described by Annabel Crabb as a “hilarious and horrifying intergenerational conversation starter”, The Land Before Avocado vividly charts the shortcomings of the Australia that baby boomers like Richard grew up in. In this special ...…
 
Two of the Festival’s most exciting millennial authors explore how their darkly funny, profoundly moving debut works engage with the excesses of late capitalism. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s stinging satire Friday Black dissects the dehumanising forces of capitalism and racism in America. Ireland’s Caoilinn Hughes examines art, privilege and the ...…
 
With the yuletide season drawing near, a live radio play version of the 1946 Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life will be staged in Perth, theatre producer and columnist Richard Jordan discusses the emerging transfer hubs for new theatre in New York and London, Fiona Blair reviews the Australian premiere of Oil by British playwright Ella Hickso ...…
 
What's it like to go into labour while getting your eyelash extensions done? Why should you splurge on exxy serums but skip the cleansers? And what's the dry shampoo this beauty editor swears by? Well, listen on... Hello and welcome back to Beauty Island, the beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick. I’m your host, beauty journalist, Br ...…
 
Racism is not her problem.By ABC Radio National
 
Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode features Garry Disher discussing his new novel Peace. Paul Hirschhausen is the cop in Tiverton; a small town in farming country south of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. He’s only b ...…
 
The post E1001: Eight Sleep CEO & Co-founder Matteo Franceschetti pioneered “sleep-fitness” with smart heating & cooling technology; shares insights on product iteration, delighting customers, innovating in D2C, raising $40M from LAUNCH, Founders Fund, Craft & more appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke on her work before and after #Metoo went viral in October 2017 and some of the challenges of Me Too in Australia, comedian Josh Thomas revisits Seinfeld, and Ricky Gervais hosts the Golden Globes AGAIN.By ABC Radio National
 
This week, British director Ken Loach talks about his new film set in the dog eat dog world of the gig economy. Jason reviews Martin Scorsese's mob epic The Irishman, a film that makes most sense as a late career exploration of some of Scorsese's life long obsessions, and with Apple TV+ the latest streaming platform launching in an increasingly ...…
 
Atong Atem is a Melbourne-based South Sudanese artist, whose work features young African Australians looking bold, powerful and regal - a welcome change to the tradition of ethnographic photography. We also visit the studio of Darwin artist Franck Gohier, and delve into the world of monsters and demons in Japan Supernatural at the Art Gallery o ...…
 
The post E1000: 1000th Episode Retrospective! Jason & TWiST lifers Lon Harris, Brian Alvey, & Tyler Crowley re-live favorite moments & guests, highlighting innovations in podcasting & tech over the last decade, hitting global trends & what’s in store for the next 1000 appeared first on This Week In Startups.…
 
Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical theatre star — and two-time Disney Princess — Lea Salonga brings her concert tour to Australia, Alana Valentine and Sandra France have written Flight Memory — a song cycle inspired by the Australian inventor of the black box premiering at The Street in Canberra, and Australian theatre-maker Roshelle Fong, ...…
 
What is mineral makeup? And how do you fake tan without leaving the giveaway signs on your hands? Today's guest has the answers to both... Hello and welcome back to Beauty Island, the beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick. I’m your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart. Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them about the ...…
 
From the bestselling author of The Flamethrowers comes the Man Booker Prize shortlisted The Mars Room, an unflinching portrait of a young woman’s life in a Californian prison where inmates must hustle and fight for the bare necessities. Rachel Kushner discusses her fearless black comedy about love, friendship and the illusion of free will with ...…
 
Reckoning with his identity as a Korean–American, gay man, activist and artist, Alexander Chee examines everything from his father’s death to the AIDS crisis to moonlighting as a Tarot reader in his non-fiction essay collection, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. Join the author described as "masterful" by Roxane Gay and "incendiary" by Th ...…
 
After years of sleepless nights, British writer and editor Marina Benjamin penned Insomnia, a lyrical, witty and humane account of a malady that’s a source of deep angst for its sufferers and often afforded scant analysis by others. She sits down with Angela Ledgerwood to expand on a memoir that weaves together musings on everything from Naboko ...…
 
She burned her earlier diaries, and now she's published others in Yellow Notebook.By ABC Radio National
 
Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world. Today's episode dives into the Final Draft archive to rediscover Robert Lukin's An Everlasting Sunday. An Everlasting Sunday describes the arrival of seventeen year-old Radford at Goodwin Manor. It is the ...…
 
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