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Join us as we read aloud fascinating, meticulously researched essays penned by academics who are experts in their fields.

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Join us as we read aloud fascinating, meticulously researched essays penned by academics who are experts in their fields.

    Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever

    Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever

    The stories I share with you today are drawn from consultations and interviews with more than 60 Nimbin residents, Aquarius Festival participants and Indigenous elders.

    • 30 min
    Essays On Air: the politics of curry

    Essays On Air: the politics of curry

    Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.

    • 22 min
    Essays On Air: The female dwarf, disability, and beauty

    Essays On Air: The female dwarf, disability, and beauty

    For centuries, women with dwarfism were depicted in art as comic or grotesque fairytale beings. But artists are challenging these portrayals and notions of beauty and physical difference.

    • 16 min
    Essays On Air: Australia's property boom and bust cycle stretches back to colonial days

    Essays On Air: Australia's property boom and bust cycle stretches back to colonial days

    Australia's property market is slowing and many are contemplating a possible bust. But today's episode of Essays On Air reminds us that since colonial days, Australia's property market has had its ups and downs.

    • 25 min
    Essays On Air: how archaeology helped save the Franklin River

    Essays On Air: how archaeology helped save the Franklin River

    The battle to save the Franklin River - an exhilarating story of politics, cultural heritage and passionate environmentalism - captivated the nation in 1983.

    • 16 min
    Essays On Air: can art really make a difference?

    Essays On Air: can art really make a difference?

    Art has always depicted the crimes of our times throughout centuries of wars and humanitarian crises. Can we really expect it to truly make a difference in the real world?

    • 19 min

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