NAIDOC Week & First Nations Narratives

NAIDOC Week 2020

NAIDOC Week 2020 is a chance to celebrate First Nations stories in TV, film, books and music. This week is NAIDOC week in Australia. In 2020, this year’s theme 'Always Was, Always Will Be' recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for the continent for over 65,000 years. Originally

What to watch, read and listen to in November

This month’s round-up of TV, books, podcasts and more includes I Hate Suzie, Fargo, Chan & Dee’s Drink Tank, plus new books A Jealous Tide and On Tyranny, and a new playlist from the Sydney Opera House. A Note on TV I Hate Suzie TV star Suzie Pickles has her phone hacked and

What to watch, read and listen to in September

This month's round-up of TV, books, podcasts and more includes The Salisbury Poisonings, The Bisexual plus new books Growing Young and Glimpses of Utopia and a podcast about Women With Clout. A Note on TV The Salisbury Poisonings In 2018, a father and daughter were found slumped on a park bench in the

What to read, watch and listen to in August

A Note on TV Why Women Kill A sharp dramedy about three married women (played by Ginnifer Goodwin, Lucy Liu and Kirby Howell-Baptiste) inhabiting the same house across three different eras, the 60s, mid 80s and late 2010s, Why Women Kill is a dark and sometimes sombre examination of the dynamics of

What to read, watch and listen to in July

A Note on TV Forever Marrying your life partner is one thing, but what about if it meant spent post-death eternity together? This is the question at the heart of Forever, where husband and wife June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) both find themselves united in a pst-death life. XX is

What to read, watch and listen to in June

This month’s round-up of things to watch, read and listen to has a collection suggestions taking inspiration from the last few weeks and the focus on racial injustice, Black Lives Matter protests and what’s currently screening and streaming online. A Note on TV High Fidelity Vintage black coat, Levi’s 501s, pattern shirts and

What to read, watch and listen to in May

Photo by Karen Zhao on Unsplash And so we find ourselves nearing the half-way mark in 2020, and what a year it’s turning out to be. The blog is also nearing its first birthday, and there will be more on that later, when the Broad will mark the first anniversary of

What to watch, read and listen to in April

Image by Gary Ross/ Pixabay As we enter our second month of lockdown, isolation or social distancing - your current status will depend on where you’re living or if you’ve travelled recently, but you know how you are - here’s this month’s round-up of TV, film, books and podcast suggestions, plus

Confinement culture

How many events have you had cancelled in the last few weeks? Probably any number of things you’ve been looking forward to have now vanished from your calendar. The Broad counts the Sydney Writers Festival, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, concerts, book launches and talks among the diary cancellations stretching into

What to watch, read and listen to in March

This month's round-up of TV, film, books, podcasts and more to keep you entertained and informed in March. A Note on TV The Twelve The Twelve is a Belgian drama about a jury who must decide if school headmistress Fri Palmers is guilty of two separate murders, one 20 years ago of