Books and Arts - Separate stories podcast

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Arts, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Separate stories: Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts. Published Mondays to Saturdays.


Reboot your life with the Great Empathy Debate. This is a debate inspired by research into the effects of reading literary versus genre fiction. The sharpest minds in Australian fiction will argue for or against the proposition that reading literary fiction improves empathy.

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Monsieur Mayonnaise is a documentary about filmmaker Philippe Mora as he’s making a comic book about his parents experience during German occupied France.

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Who Speaks for Me?

October 11th, 2016

A new production at the National Theatre of Parramatta explores what it means to exist in translation.

A new exhibition at Heide brings together the work of three pioneering modernist painters: Georgia O'Keeffe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.