All I want for Christmas is … an earworm
Christmas songs package up the joy the ‘ideal’ day into a three-minute ditty. But a University of Melbourne expert explains why those earworms are so annoying.
The myth and magic of Sgt Pepper
As the Beatles' most celebrated album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band, turns 50, Mark Pollard from the University of Melbourne discusses its many myths.
Eurovision skyrockets into orbit with Timberlake
Eurovision's knack for capturing the zeitgeist is paying off amid Swedish savviness and now raw US star power that is taking it into the global mainstream
An icon who collected sounds
Rock icon David Bowie was an obsessive listener, but he taught us how to listen to music we thought we already knew.