Making use of that old digital TV set-top box

Here’s a handy hint for making use of that old digital TV set-top box you might still have. You can now listen to ABC stations like local ABC Radio, Triple J, Classic and RN etc via free-to-air TV. Today I was chatting to a colleague who lives in the south of Sydney, and doesn’t […]

Andrew Olle Media Lecture 2019

I took a rebel stand on my outfit for this year’s “Andrew Olle Media Lecture”. Though I’ve been attending the lecture for over twenty years (only missing one, the year I lived in Western Australia) dressing for it is pretty simple. As a man, all you need to worry about is a tuxedo and a […]

Radio Alive

“I was on the verge of getting up and walking out”, a colleague told me over lunch. “He’s a disgusting, horrible person, and represents everything I hate”, she added. She was referring to the radio presenter, Kyle Sandilands, in conversation with TV presenter, Karl Stefanovic. They were on strage at Radio Alive, an annual radio […]


“Because a lot of producers come from a journalism background, they mostly think about the words. I love that he spent so much time speaking about the sound”, I said to someone over drinks at the end of #ozpod2019 today. We were talking about Dan Blank, creator of the fiction podcast, “Carrier”. Dan, incidentally, has […]