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Liberal MP Bridget Archer on life, trauma and crossing the floor against her party
This week, we talk to rebel Liberal MP Bridget Archer, who has crossed the floor 27 times since she joined federal parliament in 2019. Archer is calling for a revolution to take back the Liberal Party which she believes has strayed too far to the right and away from mainstream Australia.
Hosting this conversation about everything from Archer’s near death experience to her early years as a survivor of childhood sexual trauma, is Good Weekend senior writer Melissa Fyfe.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Guy Pearce on fatherhood, films, cults and that Neighbours reboot
This week we talk with veteran Aussie actor Guy Pearce, whose career now spans four decades, from his debut as a novice straight out of high school in Neighbours, via Hollywood movies like LA Confidential and international hits like The King's Speech, to high-end TV series such as Jack Irish and Mare of Easttown and his new show coming out shortly on Disney+ - The Clearing - an eight-part thriller set in Victoria.
Hosting this conversation - about everything from how fatherhood has changed him, to his itinerant global life, to how he really feels about the Neighbours reboot, is senior culture writer for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Karl Quinn.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paddy Manning on Rupert, Lachlan, Tucker, Trump, succession and Succession
This week we talk with journalist Paddy Manning, author of the 2022 book The Successor: The High-Stakes Life of Lachlan Murdoch. Manning is no stranger to writing about powerful people, having previously penned biographies of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and former mining billionaire Nathan Tinkler.
He's also working on a PhD, A Century of News Corporation, and is appearing soon at both the Sydney and Byron writers festivals. Hosting this conversation about everything from Rupert and Lachlan, Crikey and Dominion, Tucker and Trump and Succession for the Murdoch empire is the editor of Good Weekend, Katrina Strickland.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The news that sent Matt Nable and his brothers on a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Vegas trip
This week we talk with actor, writer and director Matt Nable about his unlikely shift from professional rugby league and boxing into film and television, where he's played tough guys in shows such as Underbelly, Bikie Wars, The Dry and Mr Inbetween; penned his own screenplays and novels (from the comfort of his car) and recently, turned his hand to directing.
Nable talks about all this plus the benefits of being a military kid, coming to terms with his beloved brother's motor neurone disease, and his own mental health issues, in a conversation hosted by The Sydney Morning Herald senior writer Garry Maddox.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
‘I was heartbroken’: Don Walker on moving on after Cold Chisel
In this episode, we talk with revered songwriter Don Walker who joins us in the studio for a chat about his time penning hits with Cold Chisel, including everything from Khe Sanh to Flame Trees, as well as his own new album, Lightning In a Clear Blue Sky and the tour he's about to kick off next month. Hosting this conversation is music writer for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Martin Boulton.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Good Weekend Talks features in-depth conversations with the people fascinating Australians right now, from sport to politics to the arts, business and beyond, interviewed weekly by the country's top journalists. Consider it a magazine for your ears.