The Podcast App
By ABC Radio
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients - design, food, travel, gardens, fashion - for a good life.
Lost and Found — Greek Isla...
From the whitewashed houses and idyllic waters of Lefkes, we travel in space and time to the heady bohemian days of Hydra in the 50s and 60s.
The smoothest, richest fabric, imbued with the soul of craftsmanship that transforms everything it touches into a work of limitless sensuality.
Annie talks about why it was a bleak summer for tomatoes, waxes lyrical about the beauty of cabbage and laughs lovingly at some alien kohlrabi.
Sharing economy platforms are radically disrupting the social and spatial dynamics of cities. What role can architects play in mitigating or subverting the more pernicious effects of urban 'disruption'?
Laurie Woolever reflects on the life and legacy of Anthony Bourdain and takes us on a journey through the eyes of the late chef, from the cosmopolitan bustle of Buenos Aires to the stunning desert solitude of Oman's Empty Quarter.
How might you go about building a capital city from scratch?
Katrina Meynink on the pleasures of the slow cooker and why slow cooked food is always worth the wait.
Amidst a landscape transformed by a sea of red and yellow fallen leaves, Tim Entwisle and Jonathan Green take a tour of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Ross Harding, Jefa Greenaway and Clare Cousins talk architectural visions for the future and what architects can do in a moment of profound crisis.
A journey to an ancient city marked by both beauty and ugliness, where intractable allegiances, passions and pasts collide.
Has there ever been a better way of measuring a piece of string?
Annie Smithers on food traditions, ritual, and the changing customs of this most food-centric of seasons.
The senior research scientist at the CSIRO tells us about the migration patterns of waterbirds via the music of John Farnham.
A journey into the speculative interior of a seemingly generic, inner-urban, mass-produced apartment takes a dark, uncanny turn.
A journey to the Lithuanian capital featuring a visit to Vilnius' last remaining synagogue and a day trip to a Soviet theme park.
An individual voice with a singular architectural vision to give pleasure and dignity, embodied in the city of Ljubljana.
Annie Smithers talks clarified butter and showed Jonathan how to make the perfect pancake.
The story behind the mysteriously unsoften-able Canadaian butter.
A look back at the kaleidoscopic colours, raised hemlines and emancipatory fabrics that characterised Mary Quant’s extraordinary fashion.
In anticipation of Australian football's return, journey to the MCG, a centuries old meeting place with many stories to tell.
Sound artist Patrick Cronin has created an immersive botanical listening experience.
At the back of a school, surrounded by suburban streets. three young urban farmers are cultivating a market garden.
The confluence of geography and development, bad planning and accelerating global warming has made western Sydney an increasingly dangerous place to live.
A city of beauty, inwardness, and relentless, driving rain from which emerged Neo-Fjoridc cuisine, Karl Ove Knausgård and with him a great literary renaissance.
In the 1940s, a prototype of the world's first and most beautiful jet airliner took to the skies; it would forever change the way we travel.
Meet Yoko Nakazawa, the woman making miso, mirin and soy sauce from scratch in suburban Melbourne.
In part three of Annie Smithers' celebration of butter, she shows us how to make a schnitzel.
What has the pandemic-led reclamation of public space revealed about ideas of ownership, belonging and rights to the modern city?
Take a tour of Canada's largest and most multicultural city via it's underground walkways, it's myriad of restaurants and a Toronto Raptors home game.
Open, timeless and original: Los Angeles' twenty-two houses that were influential around the world.
When it opened in 1910, the Mount Buffalo Chalet was the epitome of elegance and elevated sophistication. Fiona Gruber takes a tour of the faded star in hope of restoration.
Tasmanian dairy farmer and debut author Meg Bignell on finding her place, the Bream Creek show and the problem of being a proud country woman and a terrible cook.
Scottish-Ghanaian architect, Lesley Lokko reflects on her affinity for architecture, the future of architectural education and the enduring question of identity in the discipline.
Come on an urban tramp, in search of enchantment, to discover the industrial city anew.
An elegant, seemingly simple house in Galway that was home to Robert O'Hara Burke, later John Huston and host to some of the 20th century's creative and intellectual superstars.
Pru La Motte was a weaver, painter and potter, fiercely determined and relentlessly productive; we take a tour of the Wombattery in Adelaide where she lived and worked.
Annie Smithers talks the pleasures of butter and shows Jonathan a recipe for buttery green beans and almonds.
The author of Parwana takes us to Oxford via the music of Armenian composer Komitas.
Swiss darn, stitch hack, replace cuff, alter section, reknit, cardiganise and take back fashion for the people.
Take a trip to South Auckland, a city within a city; it's geographical lines drawn by greater Auckland's collective imaginary (allowing a glimpse of how one might come to understand race relations in New Zealand).
A proposed walkable urban landscape shows how architecture and landscape design can improve urban climate and make our cities sustainable into the future.
Sam van Zweden on food writing, food memories, the problem with wellness culture and the pleasures of eating.
How land use change might help us make sense of recent global fire crises from California to Siberia, Brazil to Australia.
A journey through the ancient Italian capital - from the Spanish Steps to the Villa Sciarra - through the eyes of the poets.
So simple it's almost laughable – a single jet of water shooting upwards out of a lake, as though a giant whale has got stuck on pause.
Gardening Australia's Costa Georgiadis takes the nation's botanical temperature, after a year of weather extremes.
Annie Smithers makes a basic butter cake, talks appliance design and explains the science of creaming butter and sugar.
Tim Entwisle takes a walk to discover how the new ClimateWatch app is enabling citizen scientists to contribute to improving our understanding of how climate change is impacting Australia's plants and animals.
In pursuit of the truth about disappearing bucatini, one brave investigative journalist went deep into the shadowy world of Big Pasta and unravelled 2020's greatest mystery.
Our Danish journey takes a dark turn with a focus on dismemberment, watery death, rogue detectives and a trip across the Øresund Bridge.