About

A program for lifelong learners seeking to expand their general knowledge, the Wide Open Air Exchange is a place to meet people with fascinating vocations, interesting expertise and special interests.

We have a new Discord group linked here if you’d like to join our small community.

And you can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or your preferred podcast platform and listen to the radio version on 2SER each Monday at 630pm AEST.

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Host Christine Gallagher worked in Sydney news-talk radio, 2003–2015, most recently as a Senior Producer at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, before pursuing postgraduate research at the University of Oxford.

It was while a Clarendon Scholar at Oxford, 2015–17, that Christine was inspired to create the Wide Open Air Exchange as a way of recording some of the many fascinating conversations she was having with academics in various disciplines working on a range of interesting projects and novel ideas.

The conversations featured on the Wide Open Air Exchange continue to be guided by sincere curiosity and informed by an approach of seeking to make information and ideas accessible to non-specialists. It is a form of non-confrontational journalism with a thought that gentle efforts to understand different ways of thinking are as valuable as aggressively interrogating or pushing back on ideas.

Learn more about the program in these interviews by radio station 2SER:

2SER print article

2SER Breakfast show chat

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