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Get curious about class and currency with Farah Farouque, Helen Razer and Esther Anatolitis. How do we reconcile personal and political principles with the glib practicalities of modern life?
We’ll consider alternative economies, class and elitism in the arts, and the market price of artistic integrity and truth-telling.
Join us for dinner (and drinks), with an entree of keynotes followed…
The Fifth Estate
As Rupert Murdoch's right-hand man for more than 50 years, Les Hinton has enjoyed both a close-up and a long view of the radical changes that have swept through the newspaper business.
His new book, The Bootle Boy, is a memoir of his progress through the ranks of the Murdoch Empire. Prior to stepping down in 2011, Hinton oversaw…
The Wheeler Centre
AFLW 2018 Season Wrap
The inaugural season of the AFL National Women’s League saw some brutal contests, some soaring speckies and hundreds of eager fans turned away at the gates. Within a matter of weeks, a cohort of superb Australian athletes rocketed from relative unknowns to household names. The season spurred a revolution in girl’s and women’s participation in amateur Australian Rules competitions across the country.
For the AFLW 2018 season, the talent pool has deepened, competition has intensified and the stakes are higher, following the league’s first trade and draft period. The women’s game is evolving rapidly, trialling new rules and refining playing standards.
Following the AFLW Grand Final weekend, Karen Lyon, Sam Lane and Angela Pippos – all experienced Australian Rules journalists (and fans) – unpack the highs and lows of the year in women’s footy. They’ll share their insights and predictions on the future of the game.
Karen Lyon, Sam Lane and Angela Pippos discuss the 2018 AFLW season — Photo: Jon Tjhia
AFLW 2018 Season Wrap
The inaugural season of the AFL National Women’s League saw some brutal contests, some soaring speckies and hundreds of eager fans turned away at the gates. Within a matter of weeks, a cohort of superb Australian athletes rocketed from relative unknowns to household names. The season spurred a revolution in girl’s and women’s participation in amateur Australian Rules competitions across…
The Wheeler Centre
Invasion of the Pod People: Radiotopia and Beyond with Julie Shapiro
You might think of Julie Shapiro as a master listener.
Back in 2000 – before podcasting was invented – Shapiro was a co-founder and the artistic director of the highly respected Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago, dedicated to extending the craft and awareness of artful radio storytelling. She did that for 14 years: a time during which the creative audio community, listenership and marketplace exploded.
Today – amid all the excitement, investment and real innovation around podcasting – she’s the executive producer of Radiotopia, the tightly curated Boston-based network widely considered the ‘indie record label’ of podcasts … and home to 99% Invisible, Ear Hustle, The Heart, Song Exploder and many more.
Julie Shapiro, right, speaks with Sophie Black — Photo: Jon Tjhia
Shapiro also boasts a strong connection to Australia. From 2014 to 2015, she lived in Sydney as executive producer of ABC RN’s Creative Audio Unit, which produced the boundary-blasting Soundproof and the storytelling show Radiotonic.
This December, she visited Melbourne to share insights from her long career in listening – and to discuss collaboration, reinvention and the long view in the era of the podcast, with host Sophie Black.
To hear more from Julie, check out the next episode of the Wheeler Centre podcast – in which she lends us her ears as a judge of So You Think You Can Pod – the Wheeler Centre’s search for new, audible ideas – alongside Audiocraft executive director Kate Montague, Australian podcast producer Eric George (Bowraville, Ballarat's Children), Sophie Black and Wheeler Centre senior digital editor Jon Tjhia.Part two Podcast episode
The Wheeler CentreSo You Think You Can Pod 2017 / Radio & podcasts
The Festival of Questions: Questions for the Nation: Melbourne
What are the most important questions facing Australians – today and in the future?
In the first session of our 2017 Festival of Questions, we bring together some of the sharpest thinkers we know to help us think through some perplexing questions about the world – and society – we live in.
Each of our speakers present their ideas on…
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We’ve survived the GFC and now greed might be good again, but can we start thinking about right and wrong in the financial sector. Hedge-fund manager Tom Elliott argues what his profession does and why, Rudyard Kipling-style “if you can make money while everyone else around you is losing it - that’s smart”.
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