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

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

Sense of Place: Gabriel Gate on Paris

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living  Saturday 16 July 2016 Chef Gabriel Gate grew up in the picturesque Loire Valley of France but he set off to Paris to become a chef. He takes us behind the scenes of his early restaurant days in the culinary capital and we learn

Sense of Place: Adriana Lisboa on Rio de Janeiro

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 6 August 2016 Copacabana, The Girl from Ipanema and people always relaxing in the sun- these are a few outsider impressions of Rio de Janeiro. But for author Adriana Lisboa, Rio is her hometown. She shares where she goes to escape the craziness that is Rio, and

Sense of Place: Paula Hawkins on Paris

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 28 May 2016 Paula Hawkins rumbled onto the literary scene with her novel, The Girl on the Train, where it quickly reached international bestseller status and come October, it will hit the big screens. Paula whisks us off to Paris for memories of a