Keith Urban on travelling at the 'Speed of Now'
The multi Grammy award-winning musician catches up with us in an existential mood, reflecting on the nature of time as he releases his latest album "The Speed of Now". We talk about the artistic paralysis he felt at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, and how living in the moment is a cure for all sorts of ills. Urban tells us about starting out in Nashville as a country singer with an Aussie accent, and how different musical styles have always made their way into his sound.
Britney Spears fans revive #FreeBritney movement over fears for her welfare
We look at the British dailies which are widely reporting on an alleged Russian hack into coronavirus vaccine research. Also, a new study blames climate change for massive forest fires in Siberia. The European Space Agency has captured the closest ever photos of the sun. Finally, find out why Britney Spears fans are reviving a #FreeBritney movement overs concerns for her wellbeing.
'It's a good time to be versatile', says hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza
For the past eight years, Tkay Maidza has been honing her sound to become one of Australia's top rap ambassadors. The Zimbabwean born hip-hop artist who was for some time tempted by a career in architecture, broke into the music business when she was just 16-years-old. She went on to tour the globe and work with dance pop artists including France's Martin Solveig.
Film show: Cinemas reopen in France
Two world wars couldn't close French cinemas but after 125 years in operation, every movie theatre in France closed its doors on March 14 because of Covid-19. Three months later, cinemas are reopening. Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the movies on offer and what it means for film lovers and the film industry.
Writer Nick Hornby: 'The struggles of women are often more compelling than those of men'
Nick Hornby, the Academy Award-nominated writer of "About a Boy", "High Fidelity" and "Fever Pitch", talks to Eve Jackson about his book "State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts" that's being translated into French, writing about women and why in 2020 Zoë Kravitz was the right choice to play the male protagonist of his cult classic "High Fidelity" in the TV series.