Midday Interview

Midday Interview


On ABC Classic FM Midday, Margaret Throsby interviews special guests who give extraordinary insights into their life and work, thoughts and feelings. Margaret's guest list reads like a who's who of Australia and the world, but also includes less well-know


Author Julia Baird  

Julia Baird reveals the woman behind the myth in her biography, Victoria: The Queen.

Physiotherapist Paulo Ferreira  

Associate Professor Paulo Ferreira researches the causes and treatments of back pain.

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis  

Wynton Marsalis is one of the world's greatest living jazz musicians.

Singer Michael Feinstein  

For everything you ever wanted to know about George and Ira Gershwin, just ask Michael Feinstein.

Architect Glenn Murcutt  

Glenn Murcutt's motto is 'touch the earth lightly'.

Editor Amelia Lester  

Amelia Lester is the editor of Good Weekend and a former editor of The New Yorker.

Historian Clare Wright  

Associate Professor Clare Wright is one of Australia's foremost experts in the Eureka Stockade.

Author John Le Carre  

John Le Carre is a master of the spy novel.

Actress Rose Byrne  

Rose Byrne is one of Australia's most successful exports of stage and screen.

Cricket commentator Jim Maxwell  

Broadcaster Jim Maxwell's voice is one of the sounds of the Australian summer.

Photojournalist Stephen Dupont  

Stephen Dupont photographs people, culture and communities that have existed for hundreds of years, yet are fast disappearing from our world.

Colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling  

Kale and kangaroo were on the menu for Australia's colonial settlers, says gastronomer Jacqui Newling.

Political scientist Professor Simon Jackman  

Professor Simon Jackman leads the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

Actor Alison Whyte  

Alison Whyte is one of Australia's most recognisable actors.

Aboriginal leader Nyunggai Warren Mundine  

Indigenous women in Australia are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised from domestic abuse, says Nyunggai Warren Mundine.

Broadcaster Mark Colvin  

Mark Colvin turned his investigative eye on his own life to write his memoir, Life and Shadow.

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick  

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick constructs bionic limbs for dogs and cats.

Professor Leonie Huddy  

Political scientist Professor Leonie Huddy studies why we vote the way we do.

Professor Corinna Hawkes  

Professor Corinna Hawkes is a leading expert on using sustainable food systems to promote healthier eating and better nutrition.

Journalist Peter Greste  

Peter Greste made international headlines when he was imprisoned for 400 days in Cairo, while on temporary assignment in Egypt for Al Jazeera.

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