About Up Close

What is Up Close?

Up Close is an online, audio talk show of research, opinion and analysis, presented in English, from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Up Close has an audience in 170 countries, and program episodes are currently accessed about 30,000 times each month.

Topics are diverse, and include interviews with experts and researchers in the arts and humanities, in law and business, and in life and physical sciences. Guests on the program include senior academics from the University of Melbourne as well as universities and research institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Every episode of Up Close is available as a podcast, an mp3 download or as on-demand streaming audio. Episodes are also transcribed to text, and offered in both PDF and HTML formats.

Contact Up Close via email at up-close@unimelb.edu.au


Up Close on social media

  • Selected episodes of Up Close are also available on YouTube.


How do I listen to Up Close?

You can download episodes of Up Close directly from this website. Mp3 files can be saved for listening at any time and on most phone, tablet or computer devices. You can also choose the “listen now” option, which streams the audio for immediate listening.

If you wish to receive each new episode of Up Close as it’s released, please be sure to subscribe to Up Close using iTunes or other podcast software.

iTunes software may be downloaded from http://www.apple.com/itunes. Once you have iTunes software loaded on your computer, click on the “iTunes” button on this web page (top right) to begin the subscription process via the iTunes Store.

Up Close is also available for mobile devices on Stitcher and TuneIn.