All posts in The inside word

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Why Santa Claus loves Melbourne

He can take his pick of any holiday destination but Santa chooses to come to Melbourne for Christmas every year.

Alana Adea

Singer songwriter Alana Aldea on her home city of Melbourne

Up-and-coming Melbourne artist Alana Aldea has just released her debut solo album, Strong. Here, she gives the lowdown on her home city of Melbourne.

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The Inside Word with… Chris Knights

Former Australian Football League player turned app developer, Chris Knights gives the inside word on his home city of Melbourne.

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The Inside Word with…Peter and Renata Singer

The son of European Jews who moved to Australia to escape the Nazis, Peter Singer studied philosophy in Melbourne before moving to Oxford. He has campaigned against cruelty to animals, […]

Dimitria Papafotiou of DIIDA

Inside Word with Dimitria Papafotiou of DIIDA

Designer Dimitria Papafotiou brings Grecian elegance to Melbourne’s doorstep with the launch of DIIDA’s first retail store.

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Inside word with the Doughnut Prince of Melbourne

Meet the 15 year old Doughnut Prince of Melbourne who is making his mark on Melbourne’s cafe scene.

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An insider’s guide to… A dog’s life in Melbourne

Casper, the two-year-old Golden Retriever (aka @casper_the_goldie), one of Melbourne’s most popular canine social media influencers, sniffs out his top things to do in Melbourne.

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A local’s guide to Victoria’s best street art

Shaun Hossack from Juddy Roller – the street art management agency that’s responsible for some of the most epic mural creations in Australia – gives us the lowdown on the world of ‘vandals’ gone good.


The inside word … with Pallavi Sharda

Born in Perth and brought up in Melbourne, Pallavi Sharda is a lawyer by training, classical Indian dancer and international film actress. She spends her time working in either her […]

Alison Whyte

Inside word… with Alison Whyte

Alison Whyte is set to star in the upcoming Australian premiere of Love and Information at Malthouse Theatre (12 June – 4 July).

Gorgi Coghlan

The Inside Word… with Gorgi Coghlan

The Project’s Gorgi Coghlan shares her favourite things about Melbourne and Victoria.


Inside Word with Dan Sims

Commentator, educator, promoter and personality Dan Sims uncovers his favourite things about Melbourne.

Claire Hooper

Inside Word – Claire Hooper

Melbourne based comedian Clare Hooper shares her top picks for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and what to check out during a visit to Melbourne.

Question time with Daniel Ricciardo

Australian Formula 1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo describes everything he loves about Melbourne.

Mike Milligan

Inside Word – Mark Milligan

Melbourne Victory player and local legend Mark Milligan talks about his love of Melbourne cafes, restaurants, bars, its fabulous sporting culture and why he loves living here.

Dan Sultan

Inside word – Dan Sultan

ARIA-winning Melbourne singer and songwriter Dan Sultan will be back in town to perform at the upcoming The Age Music Victoria Awards.