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Am I Old Yet?

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There is something very special about the conversations we enjoy with those much older, or much younger than ourselves.  I remember when I was in my late teens and early twenties, my closest friends were people in their forties and fifties. It …

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Jan. 17, 2022

New Year, New Season

To season, or not to season—that is indeed a question. Essential in cooking, and what is a podcast audio drama if it's not a form of cooking! In this case, to be honest, I needed to take a break so I took an executive decision on 17th Decemb…

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Nov. 18, 2021

Where was I?

How did I get to be so busy? It’s a mystery. The past couple of months has been hectic, almost frantic, with teaching and performing work, online events—symposia, lectures and spoken word performances. I’m exhausted! Plus writing and…

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Oct. 18, 2021

Alexa Rules…

Always on the lookout for ways to spread the word, and create a community around the programme, it occurred to me to check that it could be accessed via the Amazon Echo device, otherwise known as Alexa. So I tried. I asked very nicely, I aske…

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Sept. 22, 2021

Catching Up

We do a lot of that these days—catching up. Friends, colleagues, family members we haven’t seen for a while. For me, this is now starting to spill over into a new phase, that of meeting up with people I’ve met on Zoom, who are now avail…

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In case you are wondering, the answer is… It’s not about the answer, it’s about the conversation that the question incites. I have this conversation a lot. It starts with somebody seeing the question, and saying something like &…

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Sept. 2, 2021

Return of the Favour

When I returned to Australia in 1997, after an absence of 30 years, the first acting job I was offered came from a Brisbane based company, Trocadero Productions. I had been impressed by their previous production, Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus…

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Aug. 15, 2021

You Choose!

Here’s a Doodle Poll for you to play with. You can tick whichever character—as many as you like—you would like to hear more from in Season 2. I have my own ideas, but I’m always open to suggestion. Enjoy! DOODLE POLL

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Aug. 6, 2021

Season Close

No spoilers, I promise. If you want to know how it ends, you’ll have to listen all the way through. All I can say is, some things are resolved, while others turn out to not be so… I decided to take a wee break, just two or three wee…

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July 24, 2021

Where is Rockhampton?

Good question. And also, why did I decide to make Rockhampton (known in Queensland as Rocky) the home of Helen’s sister Marian? Well, it’s a middling-sized regional town on the Fitzroy River in Central Queensland, about a third of the…

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