I spoke to Stephanie Hirst just six weeks after she’d announced to the world that she was a woman. She’d previously been a man named Simon, and had carved out a fine career for herself in radio. She’d actually started her career at […]
I worked as a receptionist in various brothels around Melbourne in the late 1990s. I probably graced the phones, laundries and condom bins of about 10 different places all up, so I feel as though I got a pretty good picture of the […]
Comedian, actor, writer, father, music-lover and elusive chanteuse – Alan Brough is many things to many people. To me, he is a lovely old friend who can always be counted on for a an entertaining and evocative chat.
Nobody converses quite like Alan. […]
I have a couple of friends working and kind-of living in LA these days. One of them suggested I catch up with comedian Camilla Cleese when I told him I was coming to town and looking for interesting podcast guests. So I googled […]
The stats are startling. 35 000 Australians go missing every year. That’s about 95 people every day. I know, it sounds impossible, like wouldn’t it be the biggest news story in the country? How come no one talks about it? Well I guess […]
Claudette was one of the oldest transsexual ladies we had on offer in our brothel, a surreal, ramshackle cartoon of a place, clinging on defiantly in a gentrifying bayside suburb of Melbourne. One of the oldest, but unchallenged for the title of meanest, […]
A person has died in an Australian prison camp in PNG, scores are injured. Trapped and defenceless, they were, according to advocates and people in the facility, set upon by PNG police and locals.
I called Scott Morrison’s office a minute ago. […]
I was working at Channel 10 when the news broke. Part of the fun of working on a TV show is the gossip you pick up around the traps, and for a couple of days there, it was ALL about the new […]
I write this post at the request of Kirsty, a listener who commented on another post and then added that she’d like to read about my departure from drive time radio. I hadn’t thought about writing a blog on the matter, although the […]