The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine

The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine


Known for his provocative and probing debate, quick wit and willingness to ask the stickiest of questions, Jon Faine delivers thought-provoking radio


The Conversation Hour: La Mama at 50 and Djuki Mala  

Liz Jones on a milestone for Melbourne independent theatre, and the Indigenous dancers who took the world by storm with Zorba's dance.

The Conversation Hour: Nicole Livingstone's new TV show, and Jesus Christ Superstar  

Sideliners comes to ABC TV, and Gale Edwards directs Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Conversation Hour: Rob Sitch, Kevin Myles, and the Grigoryan Brothers  

With Utopia's Rob Sitch, and live music from Slava and Leonard Grigoryan.

The Conversation Hour:  Leading women  

Lady Anna Cowen, Jeanne Pratt, Amanda Sinclair, and Christine Nixon.

The Conversation Hour:  Scandinavian film and Melbourne public sculpture  

Charlotte Sieling directed Borgen and The Bridge. Pamela Irving made Larry La Trobe, the City Square dog.

The Conversation Hour:  Young women in Victoria are anxious with low wellbeing levels  

A special talkback forum on the wellbeing of young women and their surprisingly high levels of anxiety.

The Conversation Hour: Barak vs The Black Hats of Melbourne, and Noises Off  

A new history shows the Melbourne establishment up against Aboriginal settlement Coranderrk, and a new production of popular farce Noises Off.

The Conversation Hour: Storytellers Alan Brough, Adam Elliot, and Shaun Tan  

Telling stories with clay, paint, animation, words, puppets ... and farts.

The Conversation Hour: Conservation of penguins and rangers  

Gerg Buchanan on the history of the penguin parade, and John Fleming on helping rangers through the Thin Green Line Foundation.

John Clarke: A Celebration  

A selection of speakers from the public memorial to John Clarke at the Melbourne Town Hall.

The Conversation Hour: Music and languages for NAIDOC Week  

A NAIDOC Week focus on language with live music from Benny Walker

The Conversation Hour: Noel Tovey's remarkable life  

Noel Tovey reflects on the highest of highs and lowest of lows. And making radio in prison with Kutcha Edwards and Kerri Lee Harding.

The Conversation Hour: Judy Horacek, Cassie Lane, Christie Whelan Browne  

A cartoonist, a former model, and an actor and singer talk self-publishing, feminism, and ailing mothers.

The Conversation Hour: Lincoln Rhyme author Jeffery Deaver meets the high profile criminal psychologist felled by depression and cocaine  

Bestselling author Jeffery Deaver meets Tim Watson-Munro, a high profile criminal psychologist felled by depression and cocaine.

The Conversation Hour: Uncle Jack Charles, John Harvey, and Ursula Yovich  

A new series of Cleverman, and new play Heart is a Wasteland.

The Conversation Hour:  Jimmy Webb  

Jimmy Webb, songwriters' songwriter, in conversation at the piano.

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