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Biggins SOH Talk

STC: Jonathan Biggins on 'Talk'

"If everyone can be a journalist, then no-one is. We have more information than ever, but paradoxically, know even less."

Jonathan Biggins, the writer and director of Talk, discusses his play, the internet and the state of journalism.
Kate Mulvany, who plays the most wicked character Shakespeare ever wrote in Bell Shakespeare’s latest production, is not afraid to show her own scars.
Aboriginal culture can be part of Australia's shared strength, says SOH's head of First Nations Programming Rhoda Roberts.
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Seeing Music: Leif Podhajsky

Inside the London studio of an artist whose clients include Tame Impala, Bonobo and Vivid LIVE.

Byron-born, London-based Podhajsky has designed cover art for Tame Impala, Bonobo and Kelis. He explains his creative process with SOH's Claudio Santoro.
Hiatus Kaiyote

Hiatus Kaiyote

Nooks & Crannies

Watch Melbourne future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote jam in the Drama Theatre in our Nooks & Crannies series, a collaboration between the Sydney Opera House and Intel.
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Buffy the Culture Slayer

Forget The Sopranos and The Wire. Binge-worthy television began in Sunnydale, writes Giles Hardie.

"TV was not art before Buffy, but it was afterwards," once wrote critic Robert Moore. To mark the inaugural BingeFest, we look back at the Slayer's enduring legacy.
STC A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dressing for drama

A play needs tension to propel the drama forward. STC's Kip Williams and Alice Babidge discuss the spark that electrifies the stage.

STC Artistic Director Kip Williams and costume and set designer Alice Babidge discuss how direction and design inform each other to create brilliant theatre.
The producer and hit-maker talks through his new show, Missing Link.

“When I trace my life from the beginning, I can see what led to this moment.”

The day after arriving in Australia, Syrian refugee Awkar Ruel saw the Opera House. Now he's studying architecture in Copenhagen.

The day after arriving in Australia, Syrian refugee Awkar Ruel saw the Opera House. Now he's studying architecture in Copenhagen.
Everything you need to know about Bizet's Carmen, one of opera's greatest hits.
Yarmila Alfonzeti, the curator of the Utzon Music Series, describes ten years of incredible music in an incredible space.
Utzon in Beijing

Uncovered: Utzon in Beijing

How China influenced the Opera House

A film made by the architect of the Opera House en route to Sydney has, until now, never been publicly seen. Lin Utzon recalls the influence and inspiration her father drew from Chinese architecture.
Popular culture is a powerful voice in telling little girls what they might become, writes Georgia Cockerell.
Henry Rollins

“One day I woke up and I didn't have any more lyrics”

Henry Rollins on Häagen-Dazs, punk rock and putting anger to work

When Henry Rollins was in 10th grade he punched a 12th grader in the jaw so hard that one of the other kid’s teeth tore through his cheek. The moment proved seminal in his long and varied career.
What do kids think about the environment, school or social media? This Kid Life is a podcast where kids get to talk about topics they aren’t often asked about.
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Geena Davis

Why Hollywood fails girls

The celebrated actor has become a 'numbers geek' to change how women are depicted on film and TV.
Its a Long Story

It's a Long Story

A podcast about the moments that made the people who shape our culture.

What makes someone succeed in changing the culture? Hamish Macdonald talks to Alicia Garza, Lionel Shriver and others about the moments that made them who they today.
From child soldier to criminal lawyer, Deng Thiak Adut recounts his early years in Sudan and the challenges of building a new life in Australia.