Interrogate the art of the interview with Kirk Docker (the creator of ABC’s You Can’t Ask That, Hello Stranger and the ‘black backdrop’ vox pop series on Andrew Denton’s Hungry Beast). Is a ‘good’ question or interview in the preparation, the location or rapport-building, and how do you ask people things that are uncomfortable or personal? Kirk will take you through the art of the interview so that you come away with answers that are real, compelling and unrehearsed.

On receipt of booking, we will ask you to confirm any special requirements, including access needs. While not all rooms in Science House are fully accessible, we are committed to ensuring that all participants can attend all workshops.

With thanks to NYU Sydney.

Kirk Docker (Australian)

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Kirk Docker is a producer and show creator as well as the ‘Vox Pop King’, having interviewed thousands of people over a decade working in broadcast media. He created the iconic ‘black backdrop’ vox pop series for Andrew Denton’s Hungry Beast and more recently is the co-creator ABC’s You Can’t Ask That and Hello Stranger. He works with a deep curiosity, compassion and playfulness to facilitate honesty from his interviewees, most of whom have never been interviewed before.