Dr. Terence Fitzsimons is Sovereign Hill’s Honorary Musicologist and a member of the resident band Men’O The Hill. Terence possesses a passion for the music of the 1850s and an understanding of the origins and contemporary meanings of individual songs. In this podcast he explores the history of the goldrushes through song.
Sovereign Hill’s Honorary Musicologist, Dr. Terence Fitzsimons presents this wonderful insight into early immigration to the Port Phillip District, Victoria.
Dorian Lynskey discusses his book A History of Protest Songs: 33 Revolutions Per Minute.
In 1939, a New York club was stunned to silence by Billie Holiday’s rendition of Strange Fruit. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and even the British punk band The Clash have all written and sung songs with something to say.
But has the protest song in popular music gone the way of vinyl records?
Innovation in Australia part 3 of 3 - getting to where we want to be - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
In the final part of his three-part series on innovation in Australia, Mark Dodgson argues for the importance of innovation in creating a prosperous society. He contrasts the success of countries which have embraced innovation with the stagnation of those which have not. After describing the influence of Australia’s colonial past, and efforts in recent decades to bring forth change, this week Mark Dodgson presents his simple recipe for government, business and education, to create a nation with a prosperous future.