Books and Arts - Separate stories podcast

Books and Arts - Separate stories podcast


Separate stories: Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts. Published Mondays to Saturdays.


Roanna Gonsalves The Permanent Resident  

This collection of short stories presents a wide range of Indian-Australian experiences, with sharp humour.

RN's Best Reads of 2016: Robyn Williams  

Robyn Williams recommends The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes.

Geoffrey Blainey: The Story of Australia's People  

The Story of Australia's People by Geoffrey Blainey was joint-winner of this year's Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History.

Can bad people create good art?  

Composer Wagner was anti-semitic, painter Donald Friend was a paedophile so should this change the way we approach their art?

Graham Moore: The Last Days of Night  

The latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author, Graham Moore, tells the story of the battle between the great inventors Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to electrify America. 

Judy Watson for GOMA Turns 10  

Judy Watson's new public artwork, tow row, celebrates the Aboriginal history of the GOMA site.

Expressions of Interest: John Simpson  

The former chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary tracks down the origins of some unusual words

Carolyn Cocca: Superwomen  

Carolyn Cocca takes a long hard look at Wonder Woman and Princess Leia, as she argues the case for more and more diverse Superwomen

Charlie Adlard: Comics Laureate  

The artist behind The Walking Dead is Britain's next comics laureate.

Islands: A Speculation  

A multi-media installation exploring the similarities between Tasmania and New Caledonia.

Art and Chess: The Rookie by Stephen Moss  

Chess has inspired great works of art - from John Cage and Marcel Duchamp to Lewis Carroll and Vladimir Nabokov - but is the game itself an art?

25 years of the Women's Circus  

Melbourne's iconic Women's Circus is celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

Frank Norton: from war artist to gallery director  

Frank Norton was the first Official War Artist for the Royal Australian Navy. He went on to run the Art Gallery of WA for 18 years.

Top Shelf: Madeleine Thein  

Canadian short story writer and novelist Madeleine Thein chooses her favourite artworks.

Art inspired by animals  

Human/Animal/Artist: Art Inspired by Animals features work by 25 artists at the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery.

Kiffy Rubbo: Curating the 1970s  

Kiffy Rubbo was a key figure in the Melbourne art scene in the 1970s, she took her life in 1980 and her legacy has been largely forgotten until now.

The Love of a Bad Man  

The Love of a Bad Man is a collection of short stories that imagines the inner lives of 12 historical women who were caught up with bad men.

Tricking the Eye at Geelong Gallery  

The Geelong Gallery is hosting an exhibition drawing on the centuries old tradition of trompe l'oeil painting (or 'trick of the eye').

Crossing Boundaries: A Complicated Exchange, Jessica Huwae  

A Complicated Exchange follows the awkward and touching story of a young couple who are establishing the parameters of their first sexual encounter.

Belarus Free Theatre: Burning Doors  

When your art could result in your imprisonment or even torture, what makes it worth the risk?

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