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Never Give Up the Attitude

Tue, 23 November 2021

The indefatigable Teresa Plane knows a thing or two about ageing with attitude. In this episode one of our favourite 2RPH presenters explains how to put your best foot forward at a funeral. She exposes the unfair rules of aged care and she profiles the Australian author Susanne Gervay whose books about school bullies and feminism have inspired a generation - or three.Ageing with attitude

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The Joys of Animism

Tue, 16 November 2021

For many humans a loving relationship with a pet can be a life saver, offering companionship, emotional support, and hours of fun. Every fortnight Animates brings you the stories of these fascinating relationships - whether it's a friendship with a blue tongue lizard or a Llama. This week Animates' star reporter Katie Brookes talks to Samantha Partridge about climbing every mountain - sometimes with a monkey on her back.Sharon mccutcheon KFqosh9fuDo unsplashPic by Sharon McCutcheon.

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Fabulous Funghi

Tue, 2 November 2021

This month in readings from Granta magazine, Tomas Drevikovsky plunges underground with a fascinating article from Merlin Sheldrake, author of the brilliantly readable, best-selling mushroom expose, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures. Sheldrake is a witty, imaginative and quirky scientist with a lot to say about the symbiotic genius of the natural world. 

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Spoonerisms

Tue, 19 October 2021

Handmade ‘villages’ of spoons that first sprouted on nature strips during the coronavirus lockdowns have brought welcome enjoyment, especially for children, reports Lynne Foley-Jones in the next edition of Junior Journal - or should that be Spoonier Spoornal?20211016 092400

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Playful Genius

Tue, 19 October 2021

Next on Monday Profile we feature the first indigenous Australian to win the prestigious Bulgari Art Award, Daniel Boyd. A Kudjla/Gangalu man from North Queensland, he has exhibited his playful, articulate work nationally and internationally since 2005, bringing an alternative lens to Australia’s foundational myths. Boyd's eerily beautiful paintings of historic events and people have placed him at the vanguard of Australian arts.Daniel Boyd copy

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Too Catty For You?

Wed, 13 October 2021

Are you done with social media or still attached to family and friends by your facebook feed and Insta account? This month The New Yorker explores The Moral Bankruptcy of Facebook with a typically incisive and well researched piece by Andrew Morantz. And at last there is an explanation for Donald Trump's obsession with Cats... Just what you've been waiting for?Haugen

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Mum's the Drum

Tue, 5 October 2021

Dave Grohl is the fourth richest drummer alive. He’s the rock star US presidents ask for by name. This week in our regular readings from Spectrum by popular 2RPH presenter Natalie Shea, we learn about a new memoir by the former Nirvana band mate and his enduring love for his mum, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, the hands-down hero of his life story. Dave virginia grohl from cradle to stage paramount plus@2000x1270

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Our New Program for Lovers of Literature!

Wed, 29 September 2021

After three years as a reader at 2RPH,  Tomas Drevikovsky decided it was time to suggest a new program which would satisfy his great love of contemporary literature. We had to say yes! From Monday October 4th 2021, Tomas presents readings from the highly respected Granta quarterly literary magazine exclusively tailored to our listening community.Granta

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