Ash Berdebes asked me to program an hour of music for FBi's 'Out of the Box', I played Elvis Presley, Steve Reich, Severed Heads, The Gossip, Le Tigre, Hole and more; we talked about romanticism, rock music and my terrible academic record.
Too early for Disco? Never! ABC News Breakfast invited me on the show to talk about cutting the rug, sociocultural decline, and the secret meaning of 'Saturday Night Fever' in advance of my lecture at Mlebourne's School of Life on The Philosophy of Disco
Speaking with Simon Clark of the AU Review, on songs to make you think, songs to make you forget your troubles, and how to tell the difference.
A great chat about everything from Green Day to Green Jelly, and a rousing game of 90s or Not-ies with Tom and Alex, triple j. (Fast forward to about 30 minutes in to hear it.)
Always nice to meet another Blur fan. A little talk about the history of Britpop and the future of music history in this ABC Canberra interview with Ross Solly
Michael Cathcart and I discuss the 20 year loop and try to figure out why nostalgia is such a dirty word in this interview for ABC Radio National Books and Arts
I didn't mean to tell Pete and Parusha of Goodness Greatness the entire story of my life. They just sat me down on a comfortable sofa, asked me some questions about my childhood, and the next thing you know...
A thought-provoking chat about rock music and idealism with Caitlin Welsh of The Brag
I enjoyed this interview with Dan Bigna of the Canberra Times a lot. And not just because he compared me to Alain de Botton and Peter Conrad. Honest.
"Every art movement has a good father and a bad father". The music wars, 20 years on, with Indre McGlinn of Fasterlouder
On the 80s revival and the art of making things seem closer together. An interview with Semi-permanent for Pedestrian TV
Death, Despair, Horror and... collage. A great chat with the irrepressable Andrew Tijs in The Enthusiast
Writing a book about Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Goethe eventually got me invited into The Philosopher's Zone. I just hope I didn't screw it up.
Here, I tell JAC radio's John Austin the amazing true tale of how I began my broadcasting career with a story about how to get a tan like Burt Reynolds.
On being a high school dropout, with FBI's Matt Levinson (scroll down to find it)
A chat with Concrete Playground about my work on the Powerhouse Museum exhibition 'The 80s Are Back'
"After reading this book, I feel like I have a much greater insight into the minds of the teenagers I work with every day". Thank you, Pop Culture Jesus!
Darryn King from The Economist and I talk metaphysics, mountains, lakes, love unextinguishable, thoughts unutterable, and the nightmare of our own delinquencies.
"The book starts out with a confession: Schuftan likes My Chemical Romance. And I have to confess, similarly, that so do I." One music writer at a time, whatever it takes...
Comedy alert! Chaser stars ridicule musicians in new gig