Interviews
Interview: Professor Abdalla
Interview: Professor Abdalla

This week I put some questions to Associate Professor Mohamad Abdalla, the founding Director of the Islamic Research Centre at Griffith University, on Saturday’s Islamic protest in Sydney.

Interview with Jeff Nussbaum
Interview with Jeff Nussbaum

The first speech Jeff Nussbaum wrote was to defend himself against suspension from high school. It was unsuccessful. Since then, Jeff has served as a senior speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore, and most recently served as Vice President Joe Biden’s…

Interview with Ben Eltham
Interview with Ben Eltham

Ben Eltham is a lovely chap who writes on public policy, politics & culture for Crikey and New Matilda. We had a chat last week about the state of political journalism, the “r” word & running up stomach-churning debt in the name of passion. Listen.

Interview with DBC Pierre
Photo courtesy of Ian Wilson

A former conman and coke fiend, Dirty But Clean Pierre (aka Peter Finlay) once wandered the planet indebting himself to thugs. He’s been shot by a neighbour, required facial reconstruction after a car crash, and once scammed thousands of dollars…

Interview with John Kinsella part 2
Interview with John Kinsella part 2

The poet John Kinsella has come a long way since he was shooting up smack in feral apartments. He befriended Jacques Derrida, won the patronage of Harold Bloom and was last year published in The New Yorker. In this 2006 interview…

Interview with John Kinsella part 1
Interview with John Kinsella part 1

The poet John Kinsella has come a long way since he was shooting up smack in feral apartments. He befriended Jacques Derrida, won the patronage of Harold Bloom and was last year published in The New Yorker. In this 2006 interview…

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