My Marvellous Melbourne is a regular half-hour podcast produced by staff and students affiliated with the Melbourne History Workshop in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Our segments combine stories, interviews, personal reflections and memories that interest and inspire us about the social history of the city and suburbs. My Marvellous Melbourne draws on and adds to the resources of the online eMelbourne project. Favourite places, food and leisure, the city of the senses, sources and resources, exhibitions, environmental issues, archaeological sites—there is something for everyone in our selection of stories about the people, processes and institutions that make up the rich history of Melbourne. If you like what you hear, and have more to add on any of our podcast stories, we’d love you to write something on our blog. If you have a burning query about any aspect of Melbourne’s history, drop us a line and we may be able to follow up in our ‘Can We Help?’ segment.
Episode 14: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century
Melbourne by the Book #4: A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century Presenter: Dr Sue Silberberg, in conversation with Rabbi John Levi (virtual seminar hosted by the Australian Jewish Historical Society, 20 August...
Episode 13: St Kilda Main Drain
Looking for… #2: St Kilda Main Drain Presenter: Dr Sophie Couchman Further information and links: St Kilda Main Drain Blog Credits Series Host — Professor Andy May Episode Presenter — Dr Sophie...
Episode 12: Melbourne Day, Modern Melbourne
What’s in a Name #1: Melbourne Day Presenter: Andy May Further information and links: Founding Myths Melbourne by the Book #3: Modern Melbourne: City and Site of Nature and Culture by Rod Giblett Presenter: Andy...
Episode 11: Christopher Gee
In Memoriam #1: Christopher Gee Presenter: Professor Andy May Further information and links: Bijou Theatre — Brewers and Brewing — Carlton — Carlton & United Breweries — Fires — Hotels — Melbourne Harbor Trust — Metropolitan Fire Brigade — Port...
Episode 10: James Patrick Main
Looking for … #2: James Patrick Main Presenter: Marie Kantharidis Further information and links: Bridges — Burke and Wills Monument — Convicts — Doutta Galla — Customs House — Moonee Ponds — Old Melbourne Gaol — Princes...
Episode 9: Amy Williams: The Lady of the Gramophone
Aural Postcards #3: Amy Williams: The Lady of the Gramophone Presenter: Henry Reese Further information and links: Allan’s Music — Charity Organisation Society — Poverty and Wealth — St Paul’s Cathedral — Women in the City Credits...
The Best Podcast
This is my favourite podcast. Very interesting to listen to and also very entertaining.
Very enjoyable, well researched, fantastic.
Pretentious and boring
A Radio National wanna-be injected with a sedative. Presenters are dry, lacking engaging personalities. It's easy to drift off as the hosts become absorbed in their own musings.