Regression Session with Barry Divola

Famous grown-ups share their favourite songs and stories from childhood.

While Regression Session has taken a well earned rest for now, you can still hear all the episodes below; from show one with former Red Wiggle Murray Cook, right up to the grand finale with Australian music icon Paul Kelly.

Each episode host Barry Divola invites a guest to share the songs and stories that shaped their childhood and teen years. 

From musicians to comedians, celebrities and journalists, authors and more. Each guest shares earnest insights, muses on memories, and reflects on the soundtrack to their lives.

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Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons is many things – an ex-Wallaby, a journalist, a best-selling author, Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and a wearer of red bandanas He tells Barry Divola about…

Jane Caro

Jane Caro is a former advertising executive who most of us got to know on The Gruen Transfer, before becoming a popular writer, speaker and social commentator. She admits…

Mark Trevorrow (Bob Downe)

Comedian/singer/entertainer Mark Trevorrow is the man behind the blonde wig, toothy grin and polyester façade of Bob Downe. It turns out his childhood was a training ground for the character…

Emma Swift

Emma Swift was a popular Australian radio DJ before becoming a country singer-songwriter and moving to Nashville. She tells Barry Divola about the trials of being the oldest in a…

Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole was the ’80s pop star with the coolest literary and film references in his songs and he was recently in Australia, touring his stellar back catalogue from younger days Barry…

Andrew P Street

He's renowned as a music journalist and political commentator who’s penned two books, The Short and Excruciatingly Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott and The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull