Author: Connor Johnston

Deja Moo 17 Feature

PODCAST: Deja Moo #17 – “Who You Gonna Call”

blshOn this week’s Deja Moo the team turn their focus to one of the most anticipated yet equally dreaded films of the year: Ghostbusters; as the team explore the initial and subsequent responses to the all female reboot as well as offering their own opinions in yet another #DejaMooReview. The team is also joined by guest host Hugh Murray to discuss “Humon” – a new initiative that seeks to give voice to the individuals of Monash University. Finally this weeks show also features an exclusive interview with Sharna Bremner of “End Rape on Campus Australia” that launches officially this week to discuss the toxic culture that surrounds sexual assault in Australian Universities and beyond. Featuring Music from Fall Out Boy, Missy Elliot, Pentatonix, Walk the Moon and Ray Parker Jr.

Join us on Radio Monash; Every Monday at 6pm as we expose the ever burring lines between the Political Arena and the Entertainment Industry through poor attempts at comedy. Read more …

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Notice: A Compulsory Meeting for Returning Presenters

***Please be aware this notice is only for Semester One Presenters hoping to return to the station in Semester Two — New Presenter Applications will open later in the week**

This is the event for the Compulsory Meeting/Training Session for ALL PRESENTERS HOPING TO RETURN FOR SEMESTER on Friday the 22nd of July at 12:00pm. It is extremely crucial that any presenters hoping to return for the new semester attend.

With Semester 2 fast approaching, we are now offering all Semester One presenters the opportunity to express interest in our new timetable, before show applications open to new presenters next week. Read more …

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PODCAST: Deja Moo #16 – “Throwback People”

16This week on Deja Moo the team struggle to avoid the dark depths of the Pokemon Go! plague currently sweeping the world by partaking in a live Monash Uni Hunt, as well as reflect on the slightly inconsistent outcome of the 2016 Australian Election. The Moo Croo also explore the incredibly divisive Vanity Fair interview with Margot Robbie, taking to using Rich Cohen’s erotica-esque tone to describe the RadMon studio, as well as share some horror stories from their own personal weeks. Featuring Music from Pauline Pantsdown, The Zutons, Wheatus and Stiff Dylans

Join us on Radio Monash; Every Monday at 6pm as we expose the ever burring lines between the Political Arena and the Entertainment Industry through poor attempts at comedy. Read more …

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PODCAST: Beats and Vinyl – Monday 11th of July

Tune in and you can hear a whole range of funky, soothing, and downright catchy beats with Oisin your dedicated host. Funk, soul, blues and even jazz – bringing you the best from the extensive vinyl collection in the vaults of Radio Monash.

House, trap, dubstep, electro, beats, drum & bass – we’ll get you vibing on a Monday night! But surely you could never hear all this in one show? Tune in 7pm on Monday nights and you can!

Featuring background information on classic artists and news on current gigs and happenings around Melbourne, if you like to have a groove then this is a show not to miss.

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REVIEW: Winterfall’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”

Review written by Saskia Penn and Connor Johnston:

Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is an iconic piece of 20th Century Americana, often considered one of the greatest scripts in theatrical history. Winterfall Theatre’s current season of the classic play presents a raw, realistic, and compelling interpretation of the complex material and its utter success is owed, in no small part to the miraculous performances presented by the accomplished cast.

The three hour-long study in the dynamics of marriage is strung with an incredible, palpable tension throughout, the claustrophobic atmosphere thick with bourbon. At times highly absurd, at times strangely funny, at times genuinely frightening and at times truly challenging, this post modern giant dances like the wind on the edge between reality and illusion. Through the violent throes of breakdown, the deepest, darkest freudian truths and fantasies of the characters are revealed, allowing the audience a rare opportunity for genuine intellectual stimulation. Read more …

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REVIEW: Red Stitch’s “THE HONEY BEES”

As a pioneer of showcasing Australian talent both on stage and behind the scenes, it is no secret that Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre have built up a certain reputation amongst the Melbourne theatre scene to produce high-quality performances season after season. Following the success of “The Village Bike”, “Splendor”, and “The River” earlier this year, the world premiere of “The Honey Bees” has been developed through the INK program, working to encourage and give platform to works of Australian playwrights. Written by Caleb Lewis and Directed by Ella Cadwell, “The Honey Bees” is a story of empire, family and unspoken truths that threaten to destroy the already fractured bonds between a group of characters linked by both blood and ambition.  Read more …

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PODCAST: Beats and Vinyl – Monday 4th July

Tune in and you can hear a whole range of funky, soothing, and downright catchy beats with Oisin your dedicated host. Funk, soul, blues and even jazz – bringing you the best from the extensive vinyl collection in the vaults of Radio Monash.

House, trap, dubstep, electro, beats, drum & bass – we’ll get you vibing on a Monday night! But surely you could never hear all this in one show? Tune in 7pm on Monday nights and you can!

Featuring background information on classic artists and news on current gigs and happenings around Melbourne, if you like to have a groove then this is a show not to miss.

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REVIEW: OXAGEN’s “THE WEDDING SINGER”

Based on the 1998 Adam Sandler movie of the same name; “The Wedding Singer” follows the story of Robbie Hart, a charming and entertaining musician from Ridgefield, New Jersey. Left at the altar by his long-time fiancé and having developed feelings for his unhappily engaged co-worker Julia, Robbie’s story explores the confusion and temptations of a forbidden love with an incredibly humorous script and robust musical score. This week Oxagen Productions are staging the iconic musical at Genazzano College in Kew.

There’s no question that Ryan Purdy’s performance carries the show, bringing to life the charismatic and lovably naive ‘Robbie Hart’ by channeling the aspects of Adam Sandler’s original portrayal that made the story so iconic. Vocally Purdy excels, nailing each and every song thrown his way. Similarly impressive is Maddie Wooster’s ‘Holly’ who quickly becomes a crowd favourite due to both the sharpness of her character and her magnetic stage presence. Stefanie Fazzari’s ‘Julia’ fares quite well too, especially vocally. However, she struggles in some aspects of her character. Whether it be a fault of the sound mixing or a lack in Fazzari’s diction, her performance is quite difficult to understand and many sections of dialog sound quite muffled. Benito Veneziano and Johnathon White make up the other two thirds of “The Wedding Band”, and while both are responsible for a number of the show’s comedic highlights (George’s Prayer being suitably hilarious), there were moments in which they broke character and struggled with some of the material thrown their way. The remainder of the main cast unfortunately failed to make much of an impression – Alex Dehn as ‘Glen’ aced his character though struggled vocally, Kim Siemensma as ‘Grandma Rose’ was a casualty of poor direction, and Merryn Degnan as ‘Linda’ produced both one of the show’s highlights in “A Note From Linda” and one of the show’s most uncomfortable moments in “Let Me Come Home”. Read more …

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Joshua Briers

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Josh Briers is the 2016 Australian Greens Party Candidate for Deakin.

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Josh Fergeus

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Joshua Fergeus is the 2016 Australian Greens Party Candidate for Chisholm.

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Radmon Exclusive Interview: Stefanie Perri

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Stefanie Perri is the 2016 Australian Labor Party Candidate for Chisholm.

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Tony Clark

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Tony Clark is the 2016 Australian Labor Party Candidate for Deakin.

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