Tens of thousands of holiday makers fled seaside towns on Australia's east coast on Thursday as bushfires approached, and military ships and helicopters began rescuing thousands more trapped by the blazes.
Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia's east coast Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid firefighting and evacuations.
Australian musician Tash Sultana's forthcoming LP, "Flow State," is the next musical step for the former busker. Sultana describes what it's like being in a flow state and why she's greedy when it comes to genres.
Emma Donovan is an indigenous R&B singer from Australia, backed by the Melbourne-based band The Putbacks. Their debut album may sound like the latest release from Brooklyn's Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, but there's a lot more to it than that.
The Stroke a Chord choir in Melbourne, Australia, is made of people who have lost their abilities to speak normally because of strokes. But thanks to a quirk of the brain, they're still able to express themselves in song.
He's been called sexist, racist and a misogynist. Now "dating coach" Julien Blanc could end up being banned from the entering the UK for a seminar later this month after he posted photos pretending to choke women.
Floods, wildfires, droughts and heat waves have struck Australia in recent years, leaving survivors traumatized. With more extreme weather predicted as the earth warms up, mental health experts are seeking ways to prepare the public emotionally.
Despite growing evidence that the earth's climate is changing, many people remain skeptical. This denialism is often seen as a political response to the issue, but some mental health experts in Australia say it can also be a beneficial coping mechanism.
Anchor Lisa Mullins features two female singer-songwriters in today's Global Hit -- Anna Ternheim from Stockholm, Sweden, and Missy Higgins from Melbourne, Australia. Each has won Best Female Artist awards in her country.
We end today taking you on a musical voyage between two cities, two cities that are as almost as distant as you can get from each other. For Ben Frost, these would be his two homes of Melbourne, Australia and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Demonstrators are protesting in Australia, where dozens of assaults against Indian students have been reported in the past year. Gautam Gupta, a student who was attacked, joins The Takeaway from Melbourne to talk about the rise in ethnic tensions.
Last month, the illustrator-author Lou Beach released a book of extremely short stories – each just 420 characters long. Kurt Andersen challenged our listeners to write their own 420-characters stories. Hundreds poured in; you can read them all here.
The Economist magazine released its list of the world's most expensive cities this week. Cracking the top 10 were two Australian cities: Sydney and Melbourne. It's not just expensive to live there; it's expensive for tourists to visit.