The Australian Podcasts

The Australian Podcasts

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Commentary, conversation and original storytelling from Australia's national broadsheet.

Episodes

Creative Tension - Unpacking the Archibald Prize  

Big portraits? Michael Bodey doesn't like them. Small portraits? Michael Bodey doesn't like them. So what did he like amongst the 2016 Archibald Prize finalists? He and Michaela Boland give their verdicts.

Creative Tension - Less is More for Australian Drama  

The standards for TV dramas are higher than ever before, and funding is harder to find. So how are local series competing with the high profile output abroad?

Creative Tension - The End of the Art Bubble  

Those looking for investment opportunities in Australian art are in for a hard few years ahead, according to Michaela Boland. Also covered in this week's episode: the lack of arts policies in the 2016 Federal Election, Cate Blanchette's Broadway debut, and the revival of mid-century American theatre.

Creative Tension - Forged Art and Fake Giants  

Why is it so hard to crack down on the lucrative forged art market? Michael Bodey and Michaela Boland discuss the tricky world of fake art, Bjork's patchy Sydney performances and Spielberg's new Roal Dahl film in this week's episode of Creative Tension.

Creative Tension - Vivid lights up Sydney but leaves little for locals  

Vivid Sydney's here again, but it's a tourism event leaving little for Sydneysiders. Michael recalls his chat with the smaller-than-expected actress/director Jodie Foster. Music: El Cha Cha Man(Juanitos)

Creative Tension - Private museums take Los Angeles by storm  

Watch out New York, there's a new player in the art scene. Michaela reflects on her recent trip to LA, where private museums are popping up everywhere. Music: El Cha Cha Man(Juanitos)

Australian Dairy - The Complicated Crisis  

Farmers are furious, corporate regulators are circling and lobby groups are calling for levies. But how did we get here?

A Cold War warrior speaks out  

Paul Dibb tells The Australian's Associate Editor Cameron Stewart why he's bitter about his former ASIO bosses.

Bowraville Bonus Episode - The Phone Call  

Only a small section of our interview with Jay Hart made it into episode 5. Here is the full 45 minute conversation. A podcast investigation into a case that remains unsolved after 25 years.

Bowraville Episode 5 - The Case for Jay  

How strong is the evidence of Jay Hart's innocence? Can you build a case to prove he didn't do it? A podcast investigation into a case that remains unsolved after 25 years.

Bowraville Episode 4 - The Trials  

How the courts refused to jail the main suspect in the murders. Has a serial killer been allowed to walk free? A podcast investigation into a case that remains unsolved after 25 years.

Bowraville Episode 3 - The Suspect  

Who is Jay Hart? His family and former friends describe the boy who grew up to be the suspect in the case. A podcast investigation into a serial killing that remains unsolved after 25 years.

Creative Tension - Late Night Logie Fever  

What were the highlights of a very long night at the Logies? Michaela and Michael discuss the highlights, along with why Melbourne's Whitely case is such a significant one for the arts sector. Music: El Cha Cha Man (Juanitos)

Bowraville Episode 2 - The Investigation  

What happened after the police finally arrived in Bowraville? The mistakes made - and the evidence never heard in court. A podcast investigation into a serial killing that remains unsolved after 25 years.

Bowraville Episode 1 - The Murders  

Three children disappear from one small Australian town; the same man seen at the scene of each, but never convicted. A podcast investigation into a serial killing that remains unsolved after 25 years.

Creative Tension - Zeroing in on the Sydney Theatre Company  

Has Australia's largest theatre company lost momentum in the wake of the departure of Cate Blanchett? Long-time subscriber Stephen Brook join Michael and Michaela to discuss the STC's recent productions. Music: El Cha Cha Man (Juanitos)

Creative Tension - Reflecting on Melbourne's summer of Ai Weiwei & Warhol  

The NGV has just wrapped up its most successful ever exhibition, but was it all that good?

Does racism lie behind the opposition to Chinese farm buyers?  

Controversial and outspoken agribusiness executive David Williams holds court at The Australian's 2016 Global Food Forum, discussing Chinese investment, and the misplaced focus on Australia's north.

Creative Tension- The missing city in Sydney's Biennale  

Has Sydney fallen behind its Australian competitors when it comes to hosting big arts festivals? Michaela Boland and Michael Bodey discuss this year's Sydney Biennale, as well as the latest (of many recent) productions of Swan Lake, Michael Moore's new film, and the Jungle Book.

Creative Tension: Turandot on the harbour, a bit like The Footy Show  

Michaela Boland and Michael Bodey discuss Opera Australia's spectacular 2016 production on Sydney Harbour, Turandot, as well as the best kid's movies on offer during the Easter holidays.

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