Short Stack (Andy Clemmensen, Shaun Diviney, & Bradie Webb)

This week I met up with the guys from Short Stack who are promoting their new album Homecoming. The band smashed its way onto the national scene with two gold certified albums before separating temporarily in 2012. We talk about coming off from hiatus, the definition of irony, and not meeting John Travolta. Unfortunately, some…

Hazel Edwards, Authorpreneur

Hazel Edwards is best known for her children’s book “There’s A Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Cake”, but she has published over 200 books on a variety of subjects during her career. Some of her other notable releases include “F2M: The Boy Within”, a young adult novel about gender transition co-written with Ryan Kennedy; “Trail…

Bendigo Blues Tram (Erica Hawkey & Tony J King)

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of riding aboard the Bendigo Blues Tram. Here is what it was like: The next Blues Tram is Fathers Day, Sunday 7 September. More information can be found at bendigobluesandroots.com.au/bluestram.html. This year’s Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival will be held 6-9 November. This podcast contains the following…

Michael Robotham, Crime Writer

Last weekend, the Bendigo Writers Festival was in town and I caught up with crime writer Michael Robotham for a chat. We talk about real life inspirations, ghostwriting for a Spice Girl, and encounters with the likes of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King. For this episode, I decided to try recording outside. In retrospect, not…

Sue Gillett, Bendigo Writers Festival

Dr Sue Gillett is a lecturer at La Trobe University Bendigo and a program coordinator for the Bendigo Writers Festival. Photo by Megan Spencer. The Bendigo Writers Festival takes place 8-10 August 2014. For more information visit its website: bendigowritersfestival.com.au. As promised, here is the “Bendigo” song from last year’s festival: ‘Bendigo’ Words by the…

Tom O’Callaghan

This fortnight I caught up with my Bendigo Decides co-presenter, Tom O’Callaghan, and we discussed tigers and murders in Nepal. You can read Tom’s blog post, Tigers In The Doorway, at tomwritesstuff.wordpress.com. Tom and I talk politics on Bendigo Decides. Tom can be found on Twitter, @TomBendigo.

Norm McMurray

In this fortnight’s episode, I met up with Norm McMurray, a Legal Executive from Maurice Blackburn law firm. We talk about the kind of work Norm does around regional Victoria, including providing assistance for people who have been disadvantaged by injury and illness. You can contact Norm on 0418 432 576 or nmcmurray@mauriceblackburn.com.au. For more…

Clare Robinson & Keegs Scilini

Here is the first episode of my new fortnightly podcast, Local Chats. In this episode, I speak with my radio cohosts, Clare Robinson and Keegs Scilini. We each talk about our love of music and our association with Bendigo community radio station Phoenix FM. Feedback is welcomed. Find me on Twitter (@themaneuver) or send me…