Podcasts 


We are now uploading recordings of selected upstairs literary events. Click to stream, or right-click and 'save as' to download.  

Recent events: 

Thursday February 11th 2016 - First Dog on the Moon discusses A Treasury of Cartoons with Fiona Katauskas

Wednesday 10th February, 2016 Barry Jones discussed "The Shock of Recognition" with Michael Kirby

Thursday January 28th 2016 - Garth Callender discusses After the Blast with Leigh Sales

Tuesday November 24th 2015 - Kerry O'Brien discusses Keating with Fran Kelly

Thursday November 19th 2015 - Jenny Hocking discusses The Dismissal Dossier with John Faulkner

Friday November 13th 2015 - Patrick White Award Ceremony

Thursday November 12th 2015 - Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston discuss The Dismissal

Tuesday November 10th 2015 - Debra Adelaide discusses The Women's Pages with Cath Keenan

Tuesday November 17th 2015 - Don Watson discusses Worst Words

Friday October 23rd 2015 - An Evening Without Clive James (part 1)  - with Bob Ellis, Terry Clarke, Andrew Sharp, Monroe Reimers and Kate Reid
Friday October 23rd 2015 - An Evening Without Clive James (part 2)  - with Bob Ellis, Terry Clarke, Andrew Sharp, Monroe Reimers and Kate Reid

Thurs October 22nd 2015 - Drusilla Modjeska discusses Second Half First with Susan Wyndham



  Wednesday 30th September 2015

David Marr discusses his Quarterly Essay on Bill Shorten with Julia Baird
  Monday 21st September 2015

George Megalogenis discusses Australia's second chance with David Marr  
  Thursday 3rd September 2015

Mark Butler in conversation with Anthony Albanese on the politics of ageing.        
  
   Wednesday 5th August

Speeches from David Malouf and others at our 40th  birthday party.

Bob Ellis, joined Bill Charlton, Andrew Sharp, Monroe Reimers and Mark Connelly with Robbie Murphy on keyboard, in this banquet of the best of human eloquence. Script by Bob Ellis and Mark Connelly. A world premiere.
 

Karen Hitchcock in conversation with David Marr
 
   
Gareth Evans in conversation with Geraldine Doogue
   
Paul Kelly in conversation with Sarah Ferguson
   
Starring Bob Ellis, Terry Clarke, Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Brandon Burke.

In association with The Lifted BrowSimon Copland, Kate Doak, Monique Schafter and Danielle Warby, chaired by Patrick Abboud. Timed to coincide with Sydney's international gay rugby tournament, The Bingham Cup, we held a panel to celebrate sexual diversity in sport.
 
 Wednesday 18 June 2014 - The Jet Lag Monologues
A reading in four voices with songs from Bob Carr's black comic adventures as foreign minister. Starring Bob Carr, Bob Ellis, Simon Burke and Terry Clarke.

 Thursday 19 June 2014 - Ian Bedford - launch of The Last Candles of the Night  
  Tuesday 11 March 2014 - David Malouf eightieth birthday celebration    Wednesday 20 November 2013 – Launch of Beloved Land and Andy McNaughtan Memorial Lecture – Gordon Peake and others
  Tuesday 5 November 2013 – A Country Too Far – Panel: Tom Keneally, Gail Jones, Debra Adelaide and Rosie Scott
 Wednesday 25 September 2013 - David Marr in conversation with Geraldine Doogue on George Pell 
  Thursday 22 August 2013 – Event on Big Coal
Guy Pearse and David McKnight in conversation with Jonathan Holmes

   
       

  








   




 




 


















































 




Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'


Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'


Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'


Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'


Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'


Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'


Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'


Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'


Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'


Event: Wednesday September 11, 6 for 6:30pm


$10/$7/gleeclub free
In conversation with Phillip Adams

The extraordinary life of Australia's most controversial doctor.

This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight.

The books spans Philip's early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia's Far North; to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned.

It covers the controversy surrounding Philip's work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.

Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one's own death is as fundamental as the right to control one's own life: 'It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.'



Barry Jones discusses The Shock of Recognition with Michael Kirby, Wednesday 10th February 2016 
Barry Jones discusses The Shock of Recognition with Michael Kirby, Wednesday 10th February 2016 
Barry Jones discusses The Shock of Recognition with Michael Kirby, Wednesday 10th February 2016 
Barry Jones discusses The Shock of Recognition with Michael Kirby, Wednesday 10th February 2016