About

A program for lifelong learners, the Wide Open Air Exchange is a place to meet people with fascinating vocations, interesting expertise and special interests with an aim of providing accessible introductions to information and ideas.

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 and Saturday at 1030am AEDT.

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Host Christine Gallagher comes from a vocational background at the intersections of communications and policy – consulting as a speech writer, policy officer and media manager.

Christine had previously spent more than 12 years working in Sydney news-talk radio, most recently as an executive producer, before going on to pursue postgraduate studies in Politics & International Relations and Administrative Law & Policy.

It was while a postgrad researcher that Christine was inspired to create the Wide Open Air Exchange podcast as a way of recording some of the many fascinating conversations she was having with academics working on interesting projects and novel ideas.

The program has since expanded to a wide variety of subjects and guests outside of academia covering a broader range of perspectives and experiences with an emphasis on inclusiveness. 

The Wide Open Air Exchange happily found a radio home at 2SER 107.3FM, a Sydney station which shares a vision for providing a stimulating forum for learning informed by principles of social justice. 

The program is currently broadcast on 2SER 107.3FM on Mondays at 630pm and Saturdays at 1030am AEDT.

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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