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The Rereaders


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Due to changing circumstances, The Rereaders team have ceased episode production, and have consequently had to cancel this live episode recording and event. The Rereaders regret not being able to celebrate their 100th episode milestone with you and apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused as a result.

Since July 2011, fortnightly podcast The Rereaders has been giving local and international culture a second reading: one that’s smart, detailed and convivial.

Hosted by Mel Campbell and Dion Kagan, with a rotating roster of guest hosts, the Rereaders cultural diet is rich and varied – though not always nutritious – covering a satisfying mix of subjects from books to architecture to TV to fashion and consumer trends. Whether they’re discussing Pokémon Go, Brett Whiteley or the work of Frank Moorhouse, the Rereaders offer fresh, funny and informed commentary and plenty of recommendations.

To celebrate their 100th episode, they’ll record a bumper episode live at the Wheeler Centre. Join Campbell and Kagan and special guests, including critic Sonia Nair and editor Adolfo Aranjuez, as they grapple, quarrel and crack wise.


Mel Campbell

Mel Campbell is a freelance journalist and critic who co-hosts the fortnightly literature and culture podcast The Rereaders. She is a columnist on writing at Overland magazine, and a university lecturer and writer-for-hire on film, TV and media. Her first book was the nonfiction investigation Out of... Read more

Dion Kagan

Dion Kagan is a writer, editor and researcher. His writing has appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, Australian Book Review, LitHub, Metro, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue, The Conversation, Archer and more. He is a regular columnist for The Lifted Brow and a co-host on fortnightly culture podca... Read more

Sonia Nair

Sonia Nair is Program Manager at the Melbourne Writers Festival as well as a writer and critic whose literary criticism and social commentary have been published by the Wheeler Centre, Kill Your Darlings, the Big Issue, Eureka Street and the Lifted Brow, among others. She has chaired conversations a... Read more

Adolfo Aranjuez

Adolfo Aranjuez is an editor, writer, speaker and dancer. He is currently the Melbourne International Film Festival’s publications and content manager as well as Liminal magazine’s publication editor; previously, he edited the magazines Metro and Archer. Adolfo’s essays, criticism and poetry h... Read more


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