Radio/Television

I speak regularly on radio as a guest or expert commentator, talking about philosophy, literature, and the quirks of modern life.  I've also appeared on ABC and commercial television.  I'm a regular guest on ABC Radio National's 'Life Matters' program.
  • Philosophy in the garden, Moncrieff, Newstalk Ireland,  30/4/14.
  • 'Meaning' and freedom, HUMAN TV (Netherlands), 21/4/14.
  • My Nanna is a Ninja and children's literature, 'Books and Arts Daily', Radio National, 30/3/14.
  • Exercise and the mind, 'Afternoons', ABC Local Northern Territory, 3/3/14.
  •                  "                   'Published or Not', 3CR radio Melbourne, 27/2/14.
  •                  "                   'Breakfasters', 3RRR radio Melbourne, 18/2/14.
  • Art, climate and ethics, 'Saturday breakfast', ABC Radio Melbourne, 15/2/14.
  • Exercise and the mind, 'Evenings', ABC Radio Melbourne, 11/2/14.
  •                  "                       'Mornings', Radio Australia, 7/2/14.
  •                  "                       'Sunday Drive', ABC Local (nationally), 5/1/14.
  • Christmas lunch, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 2/12/13.
  • Distraction, 'Sundays with James O'Loghlin', ABC Melbourne, 3/11/13.
  • Mobile phones and distraction, 'Life Matters', 21/10/13.
  • How to argue well, 'News Talk', 4BC Radio, 6/10/13.
  • Female facial hair, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 30/9/13.
  • Oscar the Grouch and philosophy, 'Breakfast', ABC Radio Sydney, 16/7/13.
  • Philosophical running, 'The Body Sphere', ABC Radio National, 14/7/13.
  • On philosophy and writing, 'Saturday Breakfast', ABC Melbourne, 13/7/13.
  • Friends overstaying their welcome, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 1/7/13.
  • Philosophy in the Garden, Romanticism, childhood and philosophy, 'Midday with Margaret Throsby', ABC Classic FM, 27/6/13.
  • Commitment-phobia, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 8/5/13.
  • On class, 'Hack', Triple J radio, 5/4/13.
  • On class, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Melbourne, 4/4/13.
  • Happiness, 'Late Night Live', ABC Radio National, 7/3/13.
  • My favourite essays, concerto, poetry, painting and film, 'Books and Arts Daily, ABC Radio National, 1/2/13.
  • Star Trek and philosophy, 'Books and Arts Daily', ABC Radio National, 18/12/12
  • Gardens and philosophy, 'Late Night Live', ABC Radio National, 4/12/12
  • Gardens and philosophy, 'Drive', ABC radio Adelaide, 3/12/12. 
  •                  "                       'Afternoons', ABC radio Perth, 3/12/12. 
  •                  "                       'Drive', ABC radio West Australia, 3/12/12. 
  • Grandparents and babysitting, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 3/12/12
  • Friend or carer?, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 5/11/12.
  • Holiday or charity?, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 15/10/12.
  • School students, employment and dropping out, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 17/9/12.
  • Retirement and stealing jobs from younger workers, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 27/8/12.
  • Real estate committees and the need for pluralism, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 6/8/12.
  • Honesty and job applications, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 30/4/12.
  • Distraction and television, 'Sydney Live', 2GB radio Sydney, 17/4/12.
  • Deception at work, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 2/4/12.
  • ANZAC and Australian identity, 'Sunday Extra', ABC Radio National, 1/4/12.
  • Parents and homework, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 19/3/12.
  • Texting etiquette, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 20/2/12.
  • Martial arts and philosophy, 'The Philosopher's Zone', ABC Radio National, 19/2/12.
  • Piety and vice, 'The Drum', ABC1 TV, 2/2/12.
  • Teen sex and sleeping over, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 30/1/12.
  • The art of the essay, 'Saturday Breakfast', ABC radio Melbourne, 21/1/12.
  • Religious victimhood, 'The Drum', ABC1 TV, 12/1/12.
  • Sartre and slime, 'Sunday morning', ABC radio Melbourne, 23/10/11.
  • Martial arts and philosophy, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Northern Territory, 10/10/11.
  •                  "                       'Afternoons', ABC radio Brisbane, 23/9/11.
  •                  "                       'Afternoons', ABC radio Brisbane, 22/9/11.
  •                  "                       'Sunday morning', ABC radio Melbourne, 4/9/11.
  • Distraction and loneliness, 'Sunday morning', ABC radio Melbourne, 24/7/11.
  •                  "                         'Afternoons', ABC radio Canberra, 21/7/11.
  •                  "                         'Breakfast', 3AW radio Melbourne, 20/7/11.
  • On the meanings of nature, 'Sunday morning', ABC radio Melbourne, 5/6/11.
  • On the Ultimate Fighting Championship, 'Sunday morning', ABC radio Melbourne, 10/4/11.
  • Martial arts and philosophy, 'Sunday morning', ABC radio Melbourne, 6/3/11.
  • The new midlife-crisis, 'Sunday morning', ABC radio Melbourne, 23/1/11.
  •                  "                  'Afternoon Drive', 2UE radio Sydney, 15/1/11.
  • A Jesus-free Christmas, 'Breakfast', 3CR radio Melbourne, 24/12/10.
  • On the Ultimate Fighting Championship, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Sydney, 16/12/10.
  • Martial arts and philosophy, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 6/12/10.
  •                  "                           'Sunday Morning', ABC radio Melbourne, 21/11/10.
  • Distraction and smartphones, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Sydney, 25/10/10.
  • Men and domestic cooperation, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 30/9/10.
  • The wisdom of illness, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Sydney, 27/9/10.
  • Distraction, 'McCauley and Co.', BBC radio Scotland, 2/9/10.
  • Class in Australia, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Sydney, 30/8/10.
  • Distraction, 'Wax Lyrical', RRR Melbourne, 11/8/10.
  • The value of silence, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Sydney, 26/7/10.
  • Democracy and the public sphere, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Sydney, 28/6/10.
  • Men and domestic cooperation, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 25/6/10.
  • Star Trek and philosophy, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Sydney, 31/5/10.
  • Apple and corporate greed, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Sydney, 21/5/10.
  • Distraction, 'Lunchtime', 4FM Ireland, 11/5/10.
  •          "         'Breakfast', ABC radio Sydney, 30/12/09.
  • On single-sex clubs, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Adelaide, 7/12/09.
  • Unfashionable virtues, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 25/9/09.
  • On home ownership, 'Afternoons', ABC radio Hobart, 18/8/09.
  • Voltaire and Candide, 'The Sunday Show', ABC radio Melbourne, 24/5/09.
  • Martial arts and philosophy, 'Connections', 2CH radio, 17/5/09.
  •                      "                      'Mornings', Capital radio, 24/4/09.
  •                      "                      'Sunrise', Channel 7 TV, 23/4/09.
  •                      "                      'Afternoons', 2UE radio, 22/4/09.
  •                      "                      'Mornings', ABC radio South Coast/Wooloongong NSW (22/4/09).
  • Distraction, 'World View', SBS radio, 18/12/08.
  • The value of regret, 'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 7/11/08.
  • Body image and fashion, 'Hack Half Hour', ABC TV, 20/10/08.
  • Distraction, 'Statewide Drive', ABC radio NSW, 25/9/08.
  •        "           'French Language Show', SBS Radio, 22/9/08.
  •        "           'Statewide Drive', ABC radio VIC, 22/9/08.
  •        "           'Statewide Drive', ABC radio QLD, 19/9/08.
  •        "           'Afternoons', ABC radio Hobart, 12/9/08.
  •        "           'Mornings', ABC radio Alice Springs, 12/9/08.
  •        "           'Life Matters', ABC Radio National, 11/9/08.
  •        "           'Mornings', ABC radio Central Western NSW, 9/9/08.
  •        "           'Mornings', ABC radio Adelaide, 8/8/08.
  • 'The Social Club' (as the 'Footy Philosopher'), SEN radio 1116, fortnightly from 4/07-9/07.