Two of this country’s leading  media identities – the ABC’s Geraldine Doogue AO and the Sydney Morning Herald’s Kate McClymont AM join Lex and Patricia in this captivating episode.

While in 2022 the ABC celebrated 90 years, Geraldine notched up her own extraordinary career milestone – 50 years as a journalist. She discusses how the ABC has changed over her decades on TV and radio, and the women who broke through the glass ceiling to earn a place in news and current affairs broadcasting.

Meanwhile, in Nostalgia Town, nine-time Walkley Award-winning journalist, Kate McClymont talks about her life as the chief investigative reporter of the Herald. She entertains listeners with hilarious yarns from decades of exposing crime but also talks about the dark side of her work – confronting villains and dealing with death threats.

For Steppin’ Out, we continue the women-in-media theme but take the pressure down a few notches with a community radio perspective. We meet up with journalist and presenter Judy-Ann Steed from 3MDR. The station broadcasts from the Melbourne suburb of Upwey and covers the shires of Yarra Ranges and Cardinia.

Money Extra addresses Capital Gains Tax with Noel Whittaker and the importance of considering this tax when making your will.

Useful links –

Celebrating 90 Years of ABC

Geraldine Doogue

ABC Radio National profile

ABC Saturday Extra program

Australian Media Hall of Fame

Books/Harper Collins



Kate McClymont:


Australian Media Hall of Fame


Sydney Morning Herald profile

Money Extra:

Noel Whittaker website

ATO : Inherited assets and Capital Gains Tax

ATO: CGT and inherited assets

Canstar: Property and CGT

Steppin’ Out:

3MDR – Judy-Ann & Company