From the Lighthouse
Interview with Xu Daozhi on Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children’s Literature

Interview with Xu Daozhi on Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children’s Literature

May 8, 2019

How are Indigenous people represented in Australian children's literature? Xu Daozhi joins Stephanie to discuss her book Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children's Literature, which explores this very subject.

Meredith Lake’s The Bible in Australia: A fascinating history of the part the Bible played in shaping Australia

Meredith Lake’s The Bible in Australia: A fascinating history of the part the Bible played in shaping Australia

September 5, 2018

Meredith Lake, award-winning historian, traces the impact of the Bible on Australian culture, from Tony Abbott's misuse of the Bible to discredit the science of climate change to the distinctively Australian irreverence for authority that saw the coining of the expressions 'bible-basher' and 'wowser'. Join Michelle Hamadache as she interviews Meredith Lake about the complex ways the Bible and its reception has shaped Australian literature, language and politics.

Lexi Freiman’s Inappropriation

Lexi Freiman’s Inappropriation

August 1, 2018

Lexi Freiman's debut novel, Inappropriation, is a hilarious biting satire on identity politics, social media, high school, cyborgs, and pretty much everything else you can imagine. This week, Stephanie chats to Lexi about her novel, writing funny books, feminism, and high school formals. 

Francis Webb: The Best Australian Poet You’ve Never Heard Of

Francis Webb: The Best Australian Poet You’ve Never Heard Of

August 22, 2017

Francis Webb is the best Australian poet you've never heard of. At least, that's what Dr Toby Davidson thinks. This week, Stephanie and Michelle discuss Australian poetry, cultural cringe, and Francis Webb's influence on the poets who came after him. This podcast also features recordings of Francis Webb reading his own poetry.