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The Sentimental Bloke

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Paul Hogan and Shane Warne. Ned Kelly and Russell Crowe. Footballers, diggers, shearers and cobbers. Matter of fact I’ve got it now. Australian masculinity is most often presented as an uncomplicated beast: stoic, sports-loving, beer-drinking, emotion-hiding, hard-working, authority-bucking, laconic. We know what an Aussie man looks like. Or do we?

Featuring

Craig Reucassel

Craig Reucassel was a founding editor of The Chaser newspaper. With the Chaser he has gone on to do shows on the ABC such as The Election Chaser, CNNNN and The Chaser’s War on Everything. Craig also hosted the drive shift Today Today on Triple J for two years. Craig is married, has three children ... Read more

Michael Cathcart

Michael Cathcart presents the radio show, Books and Arts Daily for Radio National. He has a background in Australian history and culture, both in writing and teaching. Michael is passionate about the arts and has worked as a theatre director, dramaturge and script editor. He is a regular participant... Read more

Craig Sherborne

Craig Sherborne is an acclaimed memoirist, novelist, poet and playwright, best known for Hoi Polloi, Muck and The Amateur Science of Love. Craig is the Sydney-born son of Kiwi publicans. They pursued horseracing for a lifestyle and raised him as a racecourse brat. He was transfixed by the seedy glam... Read more

Anne Summers

Dr Anne Summers AO is a best-selling author, journalist and thought-leader with a long career in politics, the media, business and the non-government sector in Australia, Europe and the United States. She is author of nine books, including the classic Damned Whores and God’s Police, Ducks on t... Read more

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