The Plug - March

The Plug - March // March 2024 The Plug - March
We’ve pulled together some of our top recommendations of what to read, listen, watch, and see around Melbourne this March.


Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport

Why the Plug?

In his latest book, New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport explores the concept of productivity through a different lens, focusing on achieving meaningful results without succumbing to the pressures of modern fast-paced work culture.

In the book, Newport suggests that slowing down and adopting deliberate, focused work habits can lead to more sustainable and fulfilling outcomes. He offers strategies for managing time, attention, and energy to enhance productivity while avoiding burnout, ultimately promoting a healthier and more effective approach to getting things done.

Buy here.


Full Story

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Some headlines might ring a bell, but do you actually understand what you’re reading? The Guardian’s podcast ‘Full Story’ is hosted by journalists who give listeners a deeper understanding of the news in Australia and beyond. With episodes focusing on topics like EV’s, the disappearance of MH370, politics and crime, you’ll be armed with knowledge about topics that are regularly being spoken about.

Listen here.


Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Why the Plug?

Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back in town and everyone is invited to load up on laughs, with comedians hitting stages right across the Melbourne

The Festival has something for every comedy lover with world-class special events and one of a kind solo shows. Celebrate the fun, the fearless, the rebellious and the ridiculous by getting your tickets here.


Australian Story: Peter Garrett

Why the Plug?

Who doesn’t love to sneak in a quick episode before bed? If you’re short on time but still want to sit on the couch, we’ve got the perfect antidote. An Australian Story special with former politician and Midnight Oil frontman, Peter Garrett. Watch as Garrett opens up to Leigh Sales about love, loss and living large.

You can watch this episode of Australian Story free on ABC iView here.

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