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Retire to the eclectic environs of the RN Drive Drawing Room, for music, musings and unexpected conversations. The Drawing Room is equal parts performance space, salon, and kitchen table confessional.

The Drawing Room ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

Retire to the eclectic environs of the RN Drive Drawing Room, for music, musings and unexpected conversations. The Drawing Room is equal parts performance space, salon, and kitchen table confessional.

    Tony Ayres on Fires

    Tony Ayres on Fires

    The fires of 2019 and 2020 were shocking in their intensity. They destroyed forests and homes, threatened communities and blanketed entire states in smoke.

    Fires is a new drama series that takes us into the blazes of that summer and the lives impacted by them, finding human stories of loss, community and resilience.

    In the Drawing Room, co-creator Tony Ayres talks about the show and about his new Netflix series, Clickbait.

    • 21 min
    All About Yves

    All About Yves

    Yves Rees is a historian and writer, who has examined the story of Australia.

    But in their latest book, Yves is telling a different story: their own.

    As Yves looked at their path to transness they saw many beginnings and many questions and in their new memoir they're embracing them all.

    • 25 min
    Lior and Domini: New tales and old

    Lior and Domini: New tales and old

    After years of touring together, Lior and Domini are releasing their first EP as a duo.

    In the Drawing Room, they discuss harmonies, life on the road, and being reminded of the wisdom of age.

    • 18 min
    The making of a Modern Marriage

    The making of a Modern Marriage

    From the outside, Klara and Dante seem to have the perfect lives: successful careers, a good marriage, and a close family.

    But long-held secrets bring everything crashing down when Dante ends up in intensive care and Klara discovers that he was found in a gay sauna.

    In the Drawing Room, Filip Vukašin discusses his debut novel, Modern Marriage, balancing medicine and writing, and the cost of secrets.

    • 17 min
    Jack River: We Are The Youth

    Jack River: We Are The Youth

    We live in interesting times, and, whether it's pandemic lockdowns or climate change, there's a lot to think about how we engage with the world around us.

    • 15 min
    Coming Home In The Dark

    Coming Home In The Dark

    In the remote hills of New Zealand, a family is taking advantage of the off-season to have the wilderness to themselves.

    But when they run across two violent drifters, the idyllic holiday turns into a nightmare.

    And as the story unfolds, this seemingly random act of violence reveals a connection to a long buried secret.

    In the Drawing Room, director James Ashcroft and actor Erik Thomson discuss their new film, Coming Home In The Dark, based on a short story by Owen Marshall.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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fascinating stories

love this segment on RN Drive. Such an eclectic mix of guests, you never know what you're going to get. A great relaxing and entertaining listen!

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Voice fry

I am a long time listener to radio National and for the most, I I enjoy the topics and presenters. Unfortunately Patricia Karvelas has fallen prey to the scourge, that many female journalists have succumb to, known as ‘voice fry’.
It’s a growing problem on all platforms. Don’t producer’s ever give feedback?????

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