Melbourne Podtours | ABC


Melbourne Podtours | ABC

774 ABC Melbourne invites you to put on your walking shoes, turn on your MP3 player and discover Melbourne’s secrets with the ABC Melbourne Podtours: Eat, Drink Melbourne, Death, Dirt & Disease and Showbiz, Sexy Spectacles and Sideshows.

Whether you are a visitor to the city or a born and bred local, you’ll be surprised at the stories you'll uncover in Melbourne’s hidden lanes and historical buildings.

Join Derek Guille, Jon Faine and Red Symons as they guide you through the sights, sounds and smells of Melbourne town with the free audio tours that you can download to your MP3 player.

The tours are a co-production with the University of Melbourne's Cultural Heritage Unit.

Eat, Drink Melbourne
Presented by Derek Guille with food writer Stephanie Alexander.

Let Derek Guille take you on an exploration of Melbourne’s culinary hotspots as Eat, Drink Melbourne takes in the great eating and drinking sites of today and decades past, interspersed with cooking hints from Stephanie Alexander.

Highlights Include:

- The story of Australian food icons, like Vegemite, the Freddo Frog, and the Dim - Sim, which were all invented in Melbourne.
- The site where the Prince Alfred caused Melbourne’s biggest food-fight involving 100,000 Melburnians.
- Rollicking yarns about Melbourne's famous pubs and vineyards.
- Stephanie Alexander’s advice on how to select a good cheese or cut of meat.

Route: Starting at Federation Square this podtour winds through the lanes and arcades of the inner city to Chinatown and the Greek precinct to finish up at that foodies haven, the Queen Victoria Market.

Death, Dirt & Disease
Presented by Jon Faine.

Join Jon Faine on an exploration of the macabre side of Melbourne. There are dead bodies being pulled out of the Yarra, coroners counting maggots and nightmen dumping bedpans on flowerbeds. Under every glistening, stylish sophisticated city (and Melbourne's certainly one of those) there lies a long tale of grime and crime. This tour about what's waiting for you if it all goes wrong.

Highlights Include:

- The story of the Gun Alley murder.
- Early sewers and waste disposal in a burgeoning city.
- The decapitated head on display outside the city morgue.
- The unique way that coroners determine the time and cause of death

Route: Starting at Federation Square, through the hidden laneways up to Russell Street, past the old police station and along Lygon Street to conclude at the Exhibition Buildings in the Carlton Gardens.

Showbiz, Sexy Spectacles and Sideshows
Presented by Red Symons and Myf Warhurst from triple j.

From a death-defying dip in the Yarra to the decadent brothels of the late 1800s, Red Symons takes you on a tour of some of the strangest spectacles and sauciest celebrity stories that Melbourne has seen on the Showbiz, Sexy Spectacles & Sideshows podtour of the city.

Highlights Include:

- Houdini’s dive into the Yarra chained and padlocked
- Where Kung Fu master Jackie Chan threw a bad guy through a shop window
- The lanes that served for purgatory for Nicholas Cage in Ghost Rider
- The 1920s race to build the first and most exotic picture palace

Route: From Federation Square take a short stroll across to the Arts Centre before paying a visit to the Regent Theatre, up Exhibition Street to the ‘Little Lon’ red-light district and on to the reputedly haunted Princess Theatre.

Podtouring in 3 Easy Steps
- 1 - Download the tour and map of your choice. [see links below]
- 2 - Load the tour onto your MP3 player and print your map.
- 3 - Pop on your headphones and hit the street with your tour guide.

 
www.abc.net.au  Melbourne Victoria  | Map


Web Links

Melbourne Link Melbourne Podtours | ABC Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window Download - Eat, Drink Melbourne (Right Click & Save As) Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window Download the Eat, Drink Melbourne walking tour map Download (Right Click & Save As) Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window Download - Death, Dirt & Disease (Right Click & Save As) Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window Download the Death, Dirt & Disease walking tour map Download (Right Click & Save As) Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window Download - Showbiz, Sexy Spectacles and Sideshows (Right Click & Save As) Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window Download the Showbiz, Sexy Spectacles and Sideshows walking tour map Download (Right Click & Save As) Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window ABC Melbourne Podtours - www.abc.net.au Link opens in new browser window





Did You Like This Page?    Click here to LIKE this page..    0  LOVE IT







UPDATE

About This Page > Edit Content | Mobile Site | Category | Melbourne

What's On Nov 2014 >
 Click on a date | Opens new page..
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30


Featured
Four Seasons | New Years Eve @ Campari House
View Four Seasons | New Years Eve @ Campari House
Rooftop Package | $195 (or $185 for Early bird, Members & Groups of 10+) Access to all 4 levels – watch the fireworks from the rooftop! Ketel One Espresso Martini + 5 hour beverage package with ...

NYE Tiki Island Party
View NYE Tiki Island Party
Wednesday 31st December 2014 Ring in the new year on the banks of the Yarra River - Tiki style! Riverside | Food Huts | Drinks Package | Live Music Tickets: $150pp + BF ($140pp + BF - ...

Birregurra Vintage Train & Barbecue Express
View Birregurra Vintage Train & Barbecue Express
Vintage Rail Train to Birregurra for Pre-Christmas Barbeque Express On Sunday 30 November 2014, Vintage Rail Travel invites you to enjoy a Pre-Christmas heritage train journey to the ...

World Record performance of Handel's MESSIAH
View World Record performance of Handel's MESSIAH
THE STARS COME OUT FOR THE RMP’S WORLD RECORD BREAKING MESSIAH! Take Australia’s favourite bass-baritone, add a sensational young tenor and international star soprano and contralto, mix with over ...

Seance with Dylan Thomas
View Seance with Dylan Thomas
Seance with Dylan Thomas is a play featuring the memories, stories and works of the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. In honour of Dylan Thomas' Centennial, The Australian Character actor Richard ...

Speed Dating Night | Amourlife
View Speed Dating Night | Amourlife
Amourlife is bringing Speed Dating to Plan B Lounge, with 2 Events over 2 Night’s. Join us for our Speed Dating Events on: Tuesday the 9th of December for singles aged between 20-30, and Wednesday ...

Spanish Guitar Virtuoso | One Night Only Dec 10
View Spanish Guitar Virtuoso | One Night Only Dec 10
Andrew Blanch is developing a reputation as one of the country's leading young classical guitarists. He is a regular performer as a soloist and in chamber settings and has performed at ...

New Year's Eve | H2oh Docklands
View New Year's Eve | H2oh Docklands
HARBOURSIDE IS BACK!! NYE h2oh! 2014 - HARBOURSIDE EXTRAVAGANZA..... DOCKLANDS Newquay. H2oh! steps up a Level - literally!!!: with a NEW WATERFRONT LOCATION….Waterfront Venues - Level 1 ...

Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
View Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
WITNESS IMPOSSIBLE OCCURRENCES, ONE OF MELBOURNE’S MOST EXCLUSIVE ATTRACTIONS. Award winning magician Luke Hocking intrigues and amazes with astounding displays of magic, illusion and mind ...

Check Out
Melbourne Escape Rooms Guide
View Melbourne Escape Rooms Guide
There is no escaping Escape Rooms. Well, it would be a "great escape" if you did given there are over 10 escape rooms operating in Melbourne. Escape Rooms | More..

Grow a MO for Charity | Movember
View Grow a MO for Charity | Movember
Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Mo | More..

This Weekend
What's Hot

Our Pick
Made In Melbourne | Film Festival 2014
View Made In Melbourne | Film Festival 2014
The Made in Melbourne Film Festival is an exclusive showcase for Melbourne filmmakers and films that are 'Made in Melbourne'. MIM celebrates the desire, drive, and diversity of our local film ...

Suzuki Night Market
View Suzuki Night Market
Now in its 17th year, the Summer Night Market attracts over 200 stall holders and showcases some of Melbourne’s finest artisans, producing locally made clothing, jewellery, prints and an array of ...


What's On Newsletter
Receive our free weekly newsletter every Tuesday and stay up to date with what's on in Melbourne. More..
Email Address

Read This Week's Newsletter
This Week's Newsletter covers everything happening in Melbourne.
--> View Newsletter Here