Happy History Week

This week organisations across the state are celebrating History Week 2020, the festival organised by the History Council of NSW. Listen to Mark and Alex on 2SER here The History Council of NSW was established in 1995 as an umbrella organisation to represent everyone...

Listening to the Great Depression

People have been asking me a lot lately about how the economic recession we are experiencing now compares to earlier times of economic instability. Unlike the situation we’re all in at the moment, which has come about largely because of the pandemic, the global...

Death of the Monorail

I remember the childhood joy of riding the old Sydney monorail – a single-loop that connected Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Sydney central business and shopping districts. You had to board with a little gold token and were whizzed through what seemed like...

The squire of Enmore House – Joshua Frey Josephson

Today I’m going to give you an insight into how my mind works and the connections I follow when I’m exploring the Dictionary of Sydney. Listen to Lisa and Alex on 2SER here As we spend more time around our local areas, for those of us with an inclination...

Stars shining bright above you

This month in Sydney is a good time to look to the stars – not only are we all in Covid inspired isolation, with associated clearer and darker skies, but the planets Jupiter and Saturn are in prime viewing positions. Looking at the stars might seem like a thing...