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The DailyFrom nine to midday every weekday tune in for a great mix of music and ideas. We've got 2SER's unique mix of new music running all morning while we take an in depth look into the issues that matter. From science, health and politics to the arts and local news, we've got it covered.

If you're looking for the content before March 2014 you can find it on these pages: Monday Daily, Tuesday Daily, Wednesday Daily, Thursday Daily, Friday Daily.

Playlist - 28th March

Mystery of Pop - Temples

Love - The Ocean Party

Ran - Future Islands

Lost Plays from Shakespeare's Contemporaries

From high school to film, literary tropes and famous quotes, William Shakespeare is a key part of our cultural consciousness. Less known, however, his contemporaries of the Elizabethan and Jacobean era. Over 700 plays are missing entirely or fragmented, leaving a big hole in our theatrical history. Unearthing these plays could give us much needed historical background, and even context for Shakespeare's plays, allowing far more academic analysis and discussion.

David McInnis is the Chief investigator at the School of Culture and Communication, and is playing a key role in recovering information about these plays. He joined the Daily this morning to talk more. 

Produced by: Max Lewis 

The Truth About PTSD

Whenever many think of PTSD, we often associate it as being attached to professions like the military, but in truth this stigmatisation hides it as being a much more complicated illness. So why do we attach a stigma to PTSD? And who is affected most by it?

Today, the Daily was joined byMary-Anne Kate, PhD Candidate in Psychology at the University of New England.

If you or someone you know is effected by PTSD, please don't hesitate to contact the Blue Knot Helpline on 1300 657 380 or the SANE helpline at 1800 18 7263. 

Produced by: Nick Wasiliev 

Gender Inequality in Economics

When it comes to economics in Australia, female representation is becoming a major issue. With a lack of women in senior ranks, fair and equal representation in the decisions made by economists is less likely to occur. There is much progress to be made: we have yet to have a female federal treasurer, or chief economist for the big four banks.

Data has shown that less women are studying economics, and the drop-off rate for those who are is increasing.

What factors have led to the dearth of women in economics, and what can be done to bridge the gap? For more The daily was joined by Danielle Wood, Fellow at the Grattan Institute and Inaugural Chair of the Woman in Economics Network.


If you're interested, head to for more info.


Produced by: Max Lewis 

Hidden Secrets of Australian Sewage

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has issued a new report on drug use in Australia using a new technique of analysing sewage. The sewage analysis or wastewater drug monitoring is a discrete method in which drugs are detected in sewage allowing for certain areas to be monitored and targeted according to it's drug use. To discuss and inform us about this report The Daily was joined by Joshua Robertson from the Guardian.


Produced by: Sean Conlon 

Music and Memory - Help for Dementia?

Music plays many roles in society, whether it is to entertain, comfort, express emotions and ideas, set moods, the list goes on. But research has shown that music holds a special place in our memory. So much so that it can help those experiencing memory loss or dementia by using music to evoke certain memories. The Daily was joined by Amee Baird, a Clinical Neuropsychologist and dementia research expert to talk to us about these insights. 


Produced by: Sean Conlon 



Daily Playlist 24th March

"There's a place in town where we all hang out // Where the country girls go and the boys get loud // Yeah when the whistle blows we make quite the crowd // When the sun sets low on Friday"

-- Derek Ryan

This Day In History - 24 March

Sean Britten has once again presented his favourite Friday segment on all things famous. Famous events, famous birthdays and moments in the news where we all knew it would make the This Day in History segment! Very important day for us here at 2SER, on March 24th in 1896 Russian scientist Alexander Popov made the very first radio signal transmission in history, sending the Morse code message "HEINRICH HERTZ" in Russian to a transmitter 250 meters away! The 1921 Women's Olympiad begins in Monte Carlo and more...

Produced by Sean Britten

Does Google Maps New Update Breach Our Privacy?

Google Maps have announced their latest feature that allows for a user to share their location with others, by tracking their location in real time on the map. While the app aims to assist its users , the question lies whether the feature enables privacy concerns? Joining me on the line to discuss how the new feature can be abused, is Katina Michael, Associate Dean at International Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at University of Wollongong.

Produced by Brooke Taylor

Outback Hollywood - Women in Film

This June, Winton, Queensland will host a special film festival in what is called "Australia's Outback Hollywood". The festival features tours of Winton's most loved film locations and chances to meet famed Australian directors and screenwriters - but this year comes with a unique twist. The festival's theme this year is "celebrating women in film" - acknowledging the cultural impact of women in the homegrown film industry despite it being a generally male dominated industry. The Daily was joined by the creative director of the festival, Dr Gregory Dolgopolov to speak about the festival itself.

For more info, visit the Vison Splendid Film Festival website.

Produced by Hans Lee


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