I’ve just finished listening to Germaine Greer on Margaret Throsby’s show this morning. I really like Margaret Throsby – a relaxed and respectful interviewer, she draws her guests out, allows them plenty of space, gets down to personal stuff.
Greer talks about her Anne Hathaway book, life as an academic in England, her family and childhood, schooling, singing, Steve Irwin, Pavarotti, treaty with Indigenous people, children in society and the fuzzy thinking around the so-called “fertility crisis”.
I also love that the guests get to share their favourite music along the way. Greer’s music choices (which are not available on the podcast for copyright reasons) include Rameau’s Tambourin, Yothu Yindi’s “Treaty”, and Frank Zappa’s G-Spot Tornado (which she wants played at her funeral).
The podcast has just become available here at the ABC site.