Taking podcasting to the people: OzPod 2016

Podcasters great and small, amateurs and pros, have come together at OzPod 2016(link is external) to discuss the state of this emerging industry in Australia and how the talent gap with the podcasting powerhouse, the US, can be narrowed. The inaugural Australian Podcast Conference took place at the ABC’s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney at the weekend. Buffy Gorrilla spoke with

How bluestone came to frame a city

Bluestone. Victoria would not be Victoria without it, and Melbourne would look very different without its historical laneways or its dark and brooding colonial edifices. Think St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Old Melbourne Gaol, and the modern bluestone incarnation that is the National Gallery of Victoria. But where did bluestone come from and why are Victorians so attached to

Eat For Italy

This piece originally appeared on Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas on Friday 26 August 2016 6:25 PM (view full episode). Paolo Campana is helping the earthquake victims, one bowl of pasta at a time. He launched the idea on his Facebook page hours after the earthquake destroyed Amatrice. He suggested that Italians donate 1 euro


The State Library’s old Queen’s Hall will soon be reopened as a public reading space for the first time since 2003. The hall originally opened on Queen Victoria’s birthday — May 24, 1859 — three years after the State Library was established. The room will receive a complete makeover as part of an $83 million refurbishment of the library,

The hit and miss of Olympic fashion

This post originally appeared on The Citizen, Friday 5 August 2016. A version of this story was featured on ABC Radio National (link is external).   Gold! Gold! Gold, for Australia! Or is it? Buffy Gorrilla reports on the Olympics’ sartorial balancing act. “I’m sitting in a warehouse in Sydney surrounded by 100,000 pieces of clothing and 6000

World’s largest fashion parade: the Olympic Games

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 30 July 2016 Olympic enthusiast or not, chances are you have an opinion about what our athletes wear during the games. Uniforms are part national costume and part fashion statement and usually divisive. But have you considered what goes into the design, innovation