Wednesdays 9am; replay Mondays 9am

Gary Max chats to the people who help shape our Jewish community. Politicians, communal leaders, authors and more are Talking to the Max in between quirky songs and unbelievable tales from the golf course.

Max has a keen understanding of Melbourne’s Jewish community communications needs. He has decades of experience in PR, government and media relations for leading Australian businesses and has been and remains involved in a number of Melbourne Jewish community organisations. 


In Talking to the Max, Gary keeps us up to date with communal issues, news, as well as showcasing achievements of individuals and organisations. The show’s style is light and chatty, but with questions that delve into all the issues.


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20 Oct 2021, 10am

20 Oct 2021, 10am Talking to the Max Prof Kim Rubenstein discusses her bid for the Senate…Monash student, Josh Feldman discusses antisemitism on Aussie campuses 

13 Oct 2021, 9am

13 Oct 2021, 9am Talking to the Max Alan Schwartz and Gabi Crafti discuss the future of Jewish education in Victoria

7 Oct 2021, 11am

7 Oct 2021, 11am Talking to the Max Yochai Glick on COVID facts and myths. Meet J-AIR Chair, Jim Cyngler 

15 Sep 2021, 10am

15 Sep 2021, 10am Talking to the Max David Southwick MP and Deputy Lib Leader and JCCV President Daniel Aghion were Talking to the Max

1 Sep 2021, 10am

1 Sep 2021, 10am Talking to the Max Josh Burns, MP for Macnamara; Rabbi Tsykin on Project High Holydays; and Kate Weiss and Bianca Stern from All Things Equal

25 Aug 2021, 11am

25 Aug 2021, 11am Talking to the Max Nina Bassat chats about her recently launched book, Take the Child and Disappear, a Memoir; and UJEB’s Tal Spinrad discusses his disability inclusion program, The Courage to Reimagine

6 Jul 2021, 10am

6 Jul 2021, 10am Talking to the Max MDA’s International Relations Manager Uriel Goldberg joined rescuers in South Florida

25 May 2021, 10am

25 May 2021, 10am Talking to the Max Jonathan Pearlman, Editor of the Jewish Quarterly. May edition includes articles by Simon Schama and Deborah Lipstadt

24 Mar 2021, 9am

24 Mar 2021, 9am Talking to the Max Rob Sward on the book – Rabbi John Levi

17 Mar 2021, 9am

17 Mar 2021, 9am Talking to the Max MP James Newbry and Jewish Holocaust Centre’s Jayne Josem

10 Mar 2021, 9am

10 Mar 2021, 9am Talking to the Max Daniel Tuksar UIA

24 Feb 2021, 9am

24 Feb 2021, 9am Talking to the Max Andre Obeler was Talking to the Max

17 Feb 2021, 9am

17 Feb 2021, 9am Talking to the Max UIA’s Jeff Feldman and Courage to Care’s Mike Zervos

10 Feb 2021, 9am

10 Feb 2021, 9am Talking to the Max UJEB’s Tal Spinrad 

23 Dec 2020, 9am

23 Dec 2020, 9am Talking to the Max Mary Li, wife of Mao’s Last Dancer discusses her book, Mary’s Last Dance…Ron Jontof Hutter discusses his composition, Kristalnacht Cantata and current world threats to peace

16 Dec 2020, 9am

16 Dec 2020, 9am Talking to the Max David Southwick and Zak Gelfand were Talking to the Max

9 Dec 2020, 9am

9 Dec 2020, 9am Talking to the Max Josh Burns MP and ECAJ’s Julie Nathan were Talking to the Max 

25 Nov 2020, 9am

25 Nov 2020, 9am Talking to the Max Sen James Paterson and outgoing JCCV President Jennifer Huppert

11 Nov 2020, 9am

11 Nov 2020, 9am Talking to the Max Bruce Wolpe on the US election; Vic Alhadeff, CEO NSW JBD

4 Nov 2020, 9am

4 Nov 2020, 9am Talking to the Max Bram Presser, Melb Jewish Book Week; Author Harry Lew

28 Oct 2020, 9am

28 Oct 2020, 9am Talking to the Max Bruce Wolpe on the US election, Elka Gaensler on the MBD’s Get Dignity community survey