#1326 The Spoken Word


 ‘Spoken Word’ as a cultural movement grew from the Harlem Renaissance of the 1960’s.  It graced Australia’s shores soon after and developed it’s own unique style and voice here.  The movement continues to change and develop to this day, as performers, poets, musicians, writers…. experiment with words, sound and expression.  

In this episode we meet Tug Dumbly, a legend on the Australian scene and we hear the work of Tug Dumbly, Bravo Child and Candy Royalle.   

Let your senses and imagination run wild with the linguistic journeying of our poets.


The Poets:




Music Credits:   Harry’s Game by Clannad, Express Yourself by Madonna, Song of Myself compiled by allcast.co.uk, The Beat Generation featuring Jack Kerouac

Picture Credits:  Ed Schipul

*Thanks to Tug Dumbly, Bravo Child, Candy Royalle, Tell Me a Story, Australian Science Communicators, Word in Hand &  The Blue Space


Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally

Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester

Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez