Radio National’s Common Knowledge to tap into the male psyche at Mumbrella360

common knowledgeNext week’s episode of the ABC’s zeitgeist-chasing pop culture show Common Knowledge will be recorded in front of the audience of Mumbrella360.

The episode will discuss modern Australian men.


Secrets, desires and the new Aussie male

Australians say they love nice guys, but are we secretly fascinated with the bad boys?

Hear the panel tackle the enduring appeal of wholesomeness versus the dangerous but lucrative cache of the bad boys in the media, advertising and TV.

See radio being made as RN’s Cassie McCullagh and Jason Di Rosso record their pop culture show, Common Knowledge, live at Mumbrella360.

Common Knowledge’s guests will be Bevan Lee, creator and writer of Seven’s Packed to the Rafters; Paul Merrill, who was founding editor of lads’ mag Zoo Weekly  and Brooke Hemphill, managing editor of Mumbrella’s sister magazine Encore.

mUmBRELLA360logo 2012Bevan Lee will also be joined by collaborator John Holmes in a separate session at Mumbrella360 where they tell the story of creating Packed To The Rafters.

Merrill will also be taking part in a session where he shares anecdotes from his time in the editor’s chair.

And Hemphill will be presenting one of the opening sessions of the conference when she unveils The Encore Score – an extensive piece of research into what the public thinks of screen personalities. Also on the panel will be actor Michael Caton.

Tickets for Mumbrella 360 – which takes place next Wednesday and Thursday – are available on the Mumbrella360 website.


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