The Plug- May

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


The Shortest History of Economics – Andrew Leigh

Why the Plug?

Are you curious about economics but find it slightly confusing? Andrew Leigh’s latest book will give you all the information you need to understand today’s economy. From revolutions to the warming of our planet, Leigh tells the story of economics that ranges across centuries and continents. He delves into the origins of the game of Monopoly, how certain diseases shaped colonialism, the reasons skyscrapers emerged first in American cities, and so much more.

Buy here.


The Howie Game

Why the Plug?

Created 5 years ago, The Howie Games is hosted by well-known sports broadcaster Mark Howard. Episodes feature interviews with some of the biggest names in the sporting world exploring their journeys and lessons learnt.

Listen on Spotify here.


Melbourne Design Week 2024

Why the Plug?

Melbourne Design Week celebrates design through 11-days of talks, tours, exhibitions, launches, installations, and workshops across Australia’s design capital. The program is driven by ideas through providing a platform for designers, educators, enthusiasts, thinkers, and businesses to come together to share these ideas, show and sell new work.

Running from 23 May – 2 June, Melbourne Design Week has curated a diverse and exciting program for 2024. See the program here.



Why the Plug?

This documentary follows Italian film composer Ennio Morricone, who was responsible for composing scores for films like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Cinema Paradiso and Once Upon a Time in America. Ennio contains detailed interviews with the composer prior to his death in 2020 and also includes a who’s who of filmmakers and musicians, including interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Springsteen, Quincy Jones, and Clint Eastwood.

Watch ‘Ennio’ on Apple TV.

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