2021-07-21 Beaumaris Primary
Beaumaris Primary School (Ocean Reef) students Matvey, Amalia, Paige, Riley & Joel discuss with John Logan whether helmets should be mandatory for skateboarders, why kids still love to read, the importance of the performing arts and why soccer is a contact sport and super popular among girls and boys. To listen to the podcast go to: https://www.curtinfm.com.au/school-of-thought/
2021-07-14 Ingrid Cumming
Jenny chats with Ingrid Cumming, a cultural advisor at Curtin University. They chat about the different aspects of Aboriginal Culture and the growing interest from people wanting to know more about the culture.
2021-07-09 Bill Edgar (aka the ‘Coffin Confessor’)
Jenny chats with Bill Edgar about the unique service he offers. Bill ‘crashes’ funerals on behalf of the deceased, to reveal the secrets they want their loved ones to know. What started as a joke, Bill now has a thriving business, including a published book, and a movie and television series in the offing.
2021-06-08 Antoine Bloemen
Antoine Bloemen was a magistrate in the North, who introduced innovative forms of solving social problems among Aboriginal offenders. He discusses his life and book ‘No Regrets’ with Jenny.
2021-06-08 Trevor Tough
A very popular guest, Trevor, from Outback Grave’s, returns with more fascinating stories from exploring the unmarked graves of WA.
2021-03-04 Jon Sanders
Jenny chats with the legendary Jon Sanders, the first single-handed sailor to remain continuously at sea twice around the world.
On the 31st January 2021, Jon completed his eleventh circumnavigation, which makes the 81 year old one of the oldest persons to sail singlehanded around the world.
2021-02-16 Trevor Tough
Trevor is back with more riveting stories from the discoveries of the Outback Graves team.
2021-01-27 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
The ever-popular and always interesting Dr Karl is back chatting to Jenny about the weird and wonderful science of our planet.
2021-01-18 Gary Taylor
Gary Taylor was a founder member of UK band “The Herd”, which featured an equally young Peter Frampton. Throughout his career he has been a BBC radio disc jockey and presenter, session bass player and guitarist, jingle writer and voice over artist.
Gary, who has lived in Perth for several years, chats with Jenny about his career and the recordings he is doing now with Hank Marvin, also a Perth resident.
2021-01-04 Eric McCrum
Jenny chats with nature lover Eric McCrum, learning about his interesting time in Papua New Guinea.
2021-01-04 Grant Woodhams
Jenny talks to Grant Woodhams, exploring the interesting history behind the “Rock of Ages” cottage and Greenough Village.
2020-12-15 Trevor Tough, Outback Graves
Trevor returns with more interesting facts, thorough research and adventures from the latest trip to the Outback.
2020-12-14 Shane Burke, Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame senior lecturer Shane Burke talks with Jenny about the history of the Albany Convict Gaol and recent findings there.
2020-12-09 Roland Sussex, Linguist
Jenny discusses the evolution and changes in the English language with Roland ‘Roly’ Sussex, OAM. It is a fascinating discussion for anyone who has a love of words.
2020-12-01 Dr Michael Lawrence-Brown
Jenny chats with Dr Michael Lawrence-Brown, author of ‘Feather On The Wind if Change’. It is an extraordinary and fascinating tale of how Michael Lawrence-Brown settled in Australia and tells of his life and career in Perth.
2020-11-24 Steve Matthews
Jenny chats with author Steve Mathews about his book Hitler’s Brothel. This is a story of two sisters ensnared in Hitler’s brutal Nazi regime and their struggle to survive.
2020-11-19 Jodi Doering
Peter shares a USA TV interview with a frontline nurse from St Dakota.
Her reflections on the COVID epidemic in her home town are a powerful reminder of how damaging this crisis is.
2020-11-16 Mary Li
Mary Li is the wife of Li Cunxin, author of Mao’s Last Dancer, and is an accomplished ballet dancer in her own right. Mary studied at the Royal Ballet School in London and danced with Rudolph Nureyev. She gave up her career when they had their daughter, who was profoundly deaf. This is her story.
2020-11-10 Professor Phil Bland, Director of the Space Science and Technology Centre at Curtin University
Professor Bland explains the important involvement Curtin University has with NASA and the ‘OSIRIS-REx’ Project. Meteorite samples are processed locally, revealing insights into the early history of the solar system and molecular precursors to the origin of life
2020-11-09 Belinda Alexandra – ‘chic cat lady’
Belinda is the author of ‘The Devine Feline’, a guide to aid cat-owners with behavioural and philosophical advice. Belinda shares some surprising points with Jenny as they discuss her new book.
2020-11-02 Nate Anema – Digital and Online Expert
Jenny talks with Nat Anema about the future of the human race that is totally addicted to social media – the Social Dilemma.
2020-10-28 Trevor Tough, Outback Grave Markers
Trevor will share more stories about our brave forbears who lived in incredible conditions and who, when died, were placed in an unmarked grave. The Outback Grave Markers research their story and place a plaque at the site to commemorate their life.
2020-10-26 Janet Thomas
Janet, from Animal-Aid-Abroad, talks to Jenny about her amazing 7-month walk from Melbourne to Perth, with her dog Jack.
2020-10-07 Lisa Bridges Gardam
Lisa is an artist and recovering alcoholic who became an addict at the age of 14. Her life changed for the better when she made contact with the Alcohol and Drug Authority in 2017. Lisa discusses her journey with Jenny.
2020-10-05 Dr Shane Burke, Archaeologist, Notre Dame University
Dr Burke and researchers at Notre Dame University’s Fremantle Campus are rewriting the history of the early settlers in Western Australia, uncovering new information about the collapse of one of the Swan River’s first camps in 1830.
2020-09-30 More Outback Graves
The always popular Trevor Tough from Outback Graves talks to Jenny about their latest findings from investigating unmarked graves in the outback.
2020-09-29 Every Family Has a Secret – Matthieu Heimil
Matthieu lives in Perth and teaches French at Hale School. The search for his identify from a complex family tree is the subject of an SBS special entitled Every Family Has a Secret. Jenny talks to Matthieu about his remarkable journey.
2020-09-25 Peter Waltham with Karl O’Callaghan
Peter and Karl discuss the results from the trial for Bradley Edwards regarding the Claremont Serial Killings.
2020-09-22 Dr. Alicia Manolas
Dr Manolas has a debilitating Neuropathic condition and has had a Macaw (bird) as her animal assistance for 15 years. An amazing story!
2020 -09- 04 John Baker
Stalin’s Wine Cellar – myth or fact? Author John Baker discusses his newly released book based on his discoveries i seeking the truth.
2020 – 08 – 24 Dr. Xanthe Mallett
Description: Forensic anthropologist, and criminologist Dr Xanthé Mallett discusses her quest for truth and justice with her new book Reasonable Doubt.
2020 – 08 – 21 Trevor Tough
Description: Trevor continues to amaze us with his facts, research and adventures with Outback Graves.
2020 – 08 – 18 Tim Collins The impact of COVID-19 on Aviation
Description: Pilot Tim Collins explains the issues of having so many aircraft around the world being grounded for so long.
2020 – 08 – 18 Wendy Morris Homelessness in WA
Description: Wendy Morris talks to Jenny about using her own homelessness experience to help other women find affordable and secure housing.
2020 – 03 – 04 Esther Onek – A Stubborn Life
Description: A WA Family and Domestic Violence Advocate originally from South Sudan, Esther tells her remarkable story of overcoming major challenges.
2020 – 03 – 04 Dr. David Ingram – So You Don’t Want to Get Cancer?
Description: Dr Ingram discusses his book about minimizing the chances of getting cancer.
2020 – 03 – 03 Pamela Watson – From Cottesloe to Lagos
2020 – 11 – 19Nurse Jodi Doering
Peter Waltham replays a recent TV USA interview with a front-line Nurse from St Dakota explaining the horrific COVID situation there.
2020 – 02 – 10 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki – Random Road Trip Through Science
Description: As always, a fascinating discussion with Australia’s science commentator – Dr Karl
2020 – 01 – 24 Kerry Sievwright Outback Station Life
Description: The challenges of station life in the 21st century
2020 – 01 – 15 Trevor Tough – Outback Graves
Description: Unknown/Unmarked graves of the outback brought to life