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The Intersection - Eastside FM

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A series focussing on the intersection between music and history, The Intersection traces the evolution of ideas, social norms and cultural forms in Australia – and the characters and events behind them. Be prepared for an immersive journey into the dramatic moments that shaped our lives and tastes today, and the role that music, musicians, promoters, the media and audiences played within it. An a... more

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And that's a wrap for Season 1 of The Intersection. Thanks for all your support and engagement. Send any feedback, gripes or suggestions for future topics to We'll be back here in this feed with updates along the way.

11 days ago

For Part 2 of Episode 6, we hand over to musician and broadcaster, Preston Peachey. Preston is a Wiradjuri and Malyangapa man who grew up in Sydney. Having played drums in local bands since the age of 14, he went on to study community development whi... more

a month ago

It became known as “the Great Australian Silence”. The way in which white Australia failed to recognize its Indigenous history. In this episode of The Intersection we look at a few ways in which, from a personal perspective, music tried to counter th... more

a month ago

For each episode we follow up the main segment with an interview to further explore the themes of the show. Our special guest for this episode is musician and activist Keyna Wilkins. In recent years she has been involved in some extraordinary collabo... more

2 months ago

In Episode 5 of The Intersection, we make it into the 21st Century. Millennium Blues looks at that fraught period in Australia - Howard, Hanson, Tampa, 9/11, War on Terror, a rise in xenophobia and a backlash against First Nations' people's claims to... more

2 months ago

We follow up each episode of The Intersection with an interview with an expert on the topic. Our special guest for Episode 4 is historian and musicologist Kay Dreyfus. Her 2013 book,,’Silence and Secrets – the Weintraub Syncopators in Australia’, int... more

2 months ago

The Weintraub Syncopators were the hottest jazz band in Weimar Germany. But after the Nazi party passed the first anti-Jewish laws, the Syncopators decided to embark on what was perhaps the longest world tour by any band in history. It ended in an in... more

2 months ago

Our special guest is historian and activist Gary Foley. A Gumbayngirr man, Gary Foley has been at the forefront of Indigenous activism for over fifty years and was a key figure in the Bicentennial protests.

2 months ago


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