The Guardian Australia Culture podcast

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The Guardian Australia's culture team is often joined by performers, writers, musicians, and artists of every form. They discuss the news, trends, events and everything else which encompass Australia’s incredible culture

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Remembering the Man podcast: how Timothy Conigrave narrated a documentary about his own death
At an event recorded live in Melbourne, we look at the documentary that explores the lives and romance of Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo – the subjects of Australian memoir, play and film Holding the Man. Guardian Australia’s film critic, Luke Buckmaster, talks with documentary directors Nick Bird and Eleanor Sharpe, and HIV advocate Nic Holas. Together they examine the making of the film and why 20 years later the story is still important to young gay men
Jun 06, 2016
A Month of Sundays podcast: midlife crises and the mental health of men
Recorded live in Melbourne, Guardian Australia’s film critic Luke Buckmaster discusses Australian film A Month of Sundays with writer and director Matthew Saville, stage and screen actor Julia Blake, and Steve Biddulph, one of the world’s best-known authors on parenting. Together, they examine the themes of the film: society’s expectations of men, the changing role of fathers, and where women fit into all this
Jun 06, 2016
Eva Orner on Chasing Asylum – Guardian Australia culture podcast
Film critic Luke Buckmaster speaks with Chasing Asylum director Eva Orner and Guardian Australia reporter Melissa Davey after a screening of the documentary for Guardian Australia’s Film Club. They discuss safeguarding sources, why Orner decided to show security guards’ faces and how the film’s release strategy was designed to avoid government interference
May 31, 2016
The Storm Boy film club episode
Recorded live at Guardian Australia’s Film Club, film critic Luke Buckmaster discusses what makes Australian films succeed or fail as well as examples of how misguided restoration can lead directors to destroy the legacy of their films. Also involved in the panel are film critic Margaret Pomeranz and Michael Loebenstein from the National Film and Sound archive • Five great Australian children’s movies – from Babe to BMX bandits
Oct 31, 2015
Australian culture: the Splendour episode
Megan Washington joins Alexandra Spring, Fred McConnell, Alan Evans and Elle Hunt in a very muddy Splendour in the Grass festival tent to talk second album pressure, David Bowie and our festival highlights
Aug 03, 2015
The Animal Kingdom film club episode
Recorded live at Guardian Australia’s first Film Club, film critic Luke Buckmaster discusses debut films with Animal Kingdom producer Liz Watts, Kath Shelper of Ruben Guthrie and Tristan Roche-Turner of zombie horror Wyrmwood
Jul 29, 2015
Australian culture: winners, losers and Scientologists
Luke Buckmaster and Alexandra Spring discuss more films from the Sydney film festival including Arabian Nights, Tangerine, Amy, Going Clear and Holding the Man
Jun 16, 2015
Australian culture: the 'so Sydney' film festival part I
Luke Buckmaster and Alexandra Spring discuss the Australian films in this year's Sydney film festival line up, including Ruben Guthrie, The Women He Undressed, Strangerland, Last Cab To Darwin, The Daughter, Sherpa and more
Jun 12, 2015
Australian culture: The thinking in the shower episode
Vivid Ideas curator Jess Scully and musician Jake Stone join Alexandra Spring and Nancy Groves to discuss the end of new music, whether the internet has destroyed daydreaming and if public art actually benefits the community
Jun 02, 2015
Australia culture: arts funding crisis special episode
Jake Stone and Jess Scully join Alex Spring and Nancy Groves in a special episode that addresses the fears of the arts community after a redirection of funding in the May 2015 budget
May 27, 2015
Australia culture: the fried chicken episode
What made Monica declare she saw the 'worst show ever'? Is comedy the last battleground for sexism? And will documentaries always play second fiddle to features?
Apr 28, 2015
Guardian Australia culture podcast - the power of snowdomes episode
Is Ken Done done? Does art speak have to be so indecipherable? And why do celebrities like Jay Z, Lady Gaga and Shia LaBeouf want to become performance artists? Guardian Australia culture talks all things art in this month's podcast
Mar 31, 2015
Guardian Australia culture podcast - the Lost in Aussiewood episode
The Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Baftas, the Aactas ... two film-savvy special guests join the Guardian Australia culture team to discuss the state of Australian film and awards dos more generally. Plus we nominate our top culture tips for March
Feb 24, 2015
Guardian Australia culture podcast - the naked festival episode
Performer Adrienne Truscott, of standup and Wau Wau Sisters fame, joins the Guardian Australia culture team to discuss this year's Sydney festival and the ideas it inspired, from the art of body shaming to what mainstream culture means these days
Jan 31, 2015
Guardian Australia culture podcast - the year in review episode
Eamon Flack and Brigid Delaney join the Guardian Australia culture team to look back at a year of controversy, delight and some surprising Australian cultural highlights for 2014
Dec 23, 2014
Guardian Australia culture podcast – the prescribed fun episode
The culture team talks summer music festivals, whether fashion is art and if Australians are intellectuals. Plus we nominate our top December must-dos that don't involve tinsel
Dec 04, 2014
Guardian Australia culture podcast – the unwelcome ukelele episode
The culture team are back from Melbourne to talk about the most intriguing shows of the festival and pick November's must-sees
Oct 31, 2014
Adelaide festival podcast: episode five
In our final podcast from the Adelaide festival we discuss the highs and lows of festival programming. Plus: hiddenin the South Australian Museum's playful exhibition of fossils for kids is a serious lesson about asking big questions in science.
Mar 12, 2014
Adelaide festival podcast: episode four
Guardian Australia takes you behind the scenes of some of the most exciting performances at the Adelaide Festival. We talk to Matthew Whittet, writer of the Windmill Theatre Trilogy, and Oren Ambarchi, a featured artist in Tectonics Adelaide.
Mar 11, 2014
Adelaide festival podcast: episode three
Join Guardian Australia's culture team for dancing lessons with Afrobeat's Femi Kuti and Positive Force, and an inspiring chat with the woman who wrote the soundtrack to the Tunisian uprising, Emel Mathlouthi. Plus: the Adelaide fringe runs away to join the circus
Mar 09, 2014
Adelaide festival podcast: episode two
Guardian Australia brings you an Adelaide festival podcast full of musical pioneers as we talk to Morton Subotnick, the grandfather of electronic music, and Speech from legendary hip-hop outfit Arrested Development. Plus: all the action from the Adelaide Fringe, and a review of comedian Wil Anderson's new show
Mar 09, 2014
Adelaide festival podcast: episode one
Guardian Australia's culture team head to Adelaide to sample all the delights of the festival. We talk to Christos Tsiolkas about drug use and the writing process, and the place of literature in Australia; we welcome festival director David Sefton onto the podcast for discussion of our festival moments; and discuss the work of artist Vernon Ah Kee. And away from the international festival, Jane Howard brings us her first dispatch from the Fringe
Mar 08, 2014
Perth festival podcast: episode five
Today's podcast comes from the Perth Writers festival, where we hear from Burial Rites author Hannah Kent, and get some feedback from literary festival goers. Plus all the latest reviews from Perth's international and fringe festivals, with Vicky Frost, Van Badham, Jane Howard and Alex Needham
Feb 22, 2014
The Perth festival podcast: episode 4
Today we get two views on an art exhibition that looks at Australia's relationship with Bali and a single person theatre project that leads you through Perth. We also hear from Punchdrunk about how you make immersive theatre for three year olds. Join Vicky Frost, Van Badham, Jane Howard and Katharine Viner as they podcast from the iconic Cottesloe beach.
Feb 21, 2014
The Perth festival podcast: episode 3
Jane Howard, Van Banham and Vicky Frost discuss An Iliad, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bianco and the Fringe World show Red Bastard. We also check back in with Andrew P Street about how Beastie Boys' samples hold up in a stand alone concert, and catch up with Andrew Frost
Feb 20, 2014
The Perth festival podcast: episode two
In this podcast, Andrew Frost looks at an exhibition of works from Anne Ferran, Andrew P Street gives us a new band to watch in Lilt, and Vicky Frost shares her thoughts on Situation Rooms and the future of theatre. Plus, we join the Kelemen Quartet in rehearsal and talk to composer Ross Edwards
Feb 19, 2014
The Perth festival podcast: episode 1
Join Vicky Frost, Andrew P Street and Andrew Frost as they discuss works at the Perth festival. In this first episode we look at Batsheva's Sadeh21, music from Austra and Ebony Bones, and festival artworks such as Sacrilege – the jumping castle Stonehenge we're bouncing on in this podcast. Perth festival director Jonathan Holloway also joins us for a chat
Feb 18, 2014
The Sydney festival podcast: Episode five
Join Vicky Frost, Jane Howard and Van Badham at Carriageworks as we discuss Forklift, Gudirr Gudirr and His Music Burns, lock our producer in a box with a folk musician, and talk to theatre director Gavin Quinn about how to take a production and make it successful with an entirely different audience
Jan 19, 2014
The Sydney festival podcast: Episode four
Join Vicky Frost, Helen Davidson, Jane Howard and Van Badham as we pick apart Dido and Aeneas, get a report on Hurricane Transcriptions and the truth about Scotch & Soda. We'll also take a trip to Funpark and talk to the director of Forklift.
Jan 18, 2014
Sydney festival podcast: episode three
Join Vicky Frost, Helen Davidson, Jane Howard and Van Badham as we take some life advice from punk-cabaret star Amanda Palmer, take a look at The Piper, Kaput and Matmos, and hear some amazing festival sounds from Limbo. It's all here in episode three of Guardian Australia's Sydney festival podcast
Jan 17, 2014
Sydney festival podcast: episode two
Join Vicky Frost, Van Banham and Andrew Frost as we chat about big festival art: is it good art or fun art – and can it be both? We also hear from the Hilliard Ensemble, and discover some non-festival treats Sydney has on offer with Time Out Sydney editor Joel Meares
Jan 16, 2014
Sydney festival podcast: episode one
Join Vicky Frost, Helen Davidson and Jane Howard as we talk to Sydney Festival Director Lieven Bertels, take a close look at the play All That Fall and pick the best festival shows this week
Jan 15, 2014
Guardian Australia Culture podcast: coming soon
Guardian Australia's critics and writers join performers, writers and musicians to discuss the hottest shows at Australia's biggest cultural festivals in these special podcasts
Jan 14, 2014