15 May 2016

Lorna Piatti-Farnell - The History of the Banana

From Sunday Morning, 8:40 am on 15 May 2016

Banana! Photo: Evan-Amos

Pop culture researcher, Lorna Piatti-Farnell, joins Wallace to talk bananas.

In her new book, Banana - A Global History, Lorna has unearthed a fascinating history of the fruit - she explains where they came from, why they've been banned and why they have such a place in pop culture.

Lorna Piatti-Farnell is associate professor of Popular Media and Cultural History / Director: Popular Culture Research Centre at AUT.