Interrogating the tumultuous age we are living through and the shifting tides of power and authority to ask what exactly is Australian culture?
Culture is how we share who we are with the world, and how we tell our stories to each other. But in 2020, what exactly is Australian culture? What does the rest of the world think of us? And what makes us Australian? Through Our Place, Myf will pinpoint the thinkers, makers and figures who are changing the game and create a new narrative for Australia’s future.
Music: Michael Grossman and Mitch Tolman
Introducing Our Place
Myf Warhurst's Our Place is a podcast that explores Australian culture. If culture is how we share who we are with the world and how we tell our stories to each other, what is that story right now? Myf Warhurst talks to the thinkers, makers and figures who are creating a new narrative for Australia’s future.
- Our Place • Episode 4 •
This is the origin story of the humble fish & chip shop. Myf speaks with Veronica Papacosta, who has three generations of seafood history to draw on to tell us about the past, present and future of fish & chips in Australia. We also hear from Elizabeth Chong, the celebrity chef who speaks of how intersecting migrant cultures and an entrepreneurial spirit led to the birth of a unique Australian culinary treat. "A trip to the beach comes with many advantages. A swim, a lie on the sand, and at the end of the day, the prize is usually a warm bundle of mostly yellow fried food wrapped in butcher’s paper handed gingerly over a counter of a fish and chip shop."
- Our Place • Episode 3 •
This is a story of the contemporary legacy of Welcome to Country, a ceremony that has been performed for thousands and thousands of years by Australia’s first nations peoples. Myf speaks to Boon Wurrung Elder N’arweet Carolyn Briggs, Senator for Victoria for the Australian Greens Lidia Thorpe, and legendary activist, agitator and educator, Professor Gary Foley.
- Our Place • Episode 2 •
This is a story about the Big Things, the highway-side attractions like the Big Banana and the Big Prawn, and some Bigger Things, the silo murals that line the highways of regional Victoria. This is also the story of how these monuments speak of a towns industry and identity.
- Our Place • Episode 1 •
This is the story of how the goon bag was invented on a soldier settlement block in rural Victoria. Myf interviews John Angove, the son of the inventor, and Ian Cook, grandson of one of the soldier settlers.View All Episodes