Mark D and Laila E are historians based in Sydney, Australia. When they are not working or doing other things, they are busy scratching the surface of their gritty, harbourside city.

For eight years until December 2015, they got up bright and early every Friday morning at 8.15am to broadcast the Scratching Sydney’s Surface segment on Sydney’s Fbi Radio. But no more! Do not despair – if reading the blog isn’t enough, you can listen to a selection of segments on Soundcloud.

You can also check out the Scratching Sydney’s Surface facebook page here: