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Source: The Age

“OCCASIONALLY, academic John Carmichael has been forced to take peculiar measures to record what he calls “fireside chats” for his off-campus students.

Once he recorded a chat from under a bed. It may not have been the most comfortable position but it helped to drown out the noise of excited six-year-olds at a birthday party in another room. More recently, he recorded from inside a walk-in wardrobe at his home, partly to get away from his boisterous wolfhound puppy but also because “the clothing dampens external sounds”.

But usually, Mr Carmichael, a law lecturer at Deakin University, records from his dining room table. And his pioneering chats, inspired by US president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “folksy” use of radio, have a serious educational purpose.”

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