Staying in for the weekend? Let's pop on the radio. Can't handle the endless ads and pointless banter? Maybe its time for ABC Radio National.
With around 60 distinct programs aired each week, Radio National is guaranteed to satisfy your earbuttons and stimulate your thinkingbuds. As one of Australia's largest national networks it broadcasts nationwide over 260 frequencies.
Weekend Radio National is a delightful mix of comedy, current affairs, poetry, indigenous art and issues and music.
Kick off the weekend with a laugh. Ed Reardon's Week, Flight of the Conchords and Bleak Expectations are just a few of the radio comedies featured on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 5:30am. Or from Sundays at 11:30am enjoy a playful half hour of film reviews and interviews.
Any bedroom philosopher can appreciate programming from midday on Saturdays. Exploration of the new and shiny in the world of science is followed by discussion on the human brain and behavior. Icing on the scholarly cake is the "Philosopher's Zone"- questioning all things philosophical – and all before 2pm!
Wrap up your Saturday and Sunday evening with "The Weekend Planet" from 10pm. Voted "National Music program of the year," the program presents some of the "most eloquent, vibrant, individual, intimate, inventive and beautiful music" from around the globe. Expect jazz, folk, art, blues, soul, rap of global production.
Yet this is really just the tip of a wide sea of programming. To explore the full extent of Radio National check out the Program Guide or simply tune in on any weekend.