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Dr. Ryan Storr & 'Queen Beaver'

LGBTIQA+ sport researcher Dr. Ryan Storr from Swinburne University joins the program to discuss the recent landmark decision from Basketball Australia to ban transgender athlete Lexi Rodgers from participating in their women’s competition…

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Jackie Turner and Tim Loveday

Hamish and Sam are joined by Jackie Turner, director of the ‘Trans Justice Project’. Together they discuss the emerging anti-trans rhetoric in the Australian legislature and how we can battle transphobia on social…

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Tabitha Lean, Amy Middleton, Kanika Chopra

Tabitha Lean (guest editor of the Incarceration edition of Archer Magazine) and Amy Middleton (the founder of Archer Magazine) join the show to talk about Incarceration, prison abolition, and radical possibility…

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Mohammad Awad and Joe Vallese

In this show, two editors discuss their different anthologies. Poet, director, playwright, spoken-word artist, and editor Mohammad Awad joins the show to chat about the new book that he co-edited called Admissions: Voices

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T Rex from Melbourne Dykes on Bikes and Shannon Molloy

T Rex, secretary of Melbourne's chapter of Dykes on Bikes, talks about the recent transphobic and fascist rally, being there as a presence at the counter-rally, and the behaviour of the police. Then…

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Pete Foley, Scott Ford, Patrick Abboud, and John Richards

Pete Foley and Scott Ford, founders of game development studio Fuzzy Ghost, discuss their upcoming game Janet DeMornay Is A Slumlord (and a witch) that's set in a queer sharehouse and talk about…

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Hannah McElhinney

Hannah McElhinney, the creator of Rainbow History Class, joins the show to discuss getting into history as a content writer and creator, overalls and carabiners as lesbian fashion codes, TikTok algorithms and her…

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J Davies, Anna Piper Scott, and Olly Lawrence

Photographer J Davies discusses their exhibition 'The Sentimentality of Something Unseen', shot on film and compiled digitally, and their approach to photography changing during lockdowns. Then Anna Piper Scott, comedian and host of…

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Jess Ho

Nonbinary author and food writer Jess Ho discusses their debut book and memoir Raised by Wolves. They dive deep into the book's focus and talk about the immense stress and challenges of working…

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Kae Tempest and Gary Dunne

Spoken word performer, poet, Mercury prize nominated recording artist, novelist, and playwright Kae Tempest, discusses creativity, their process of writing for different mediums, and their upcoming tour in Australia. Then Gary Dunne, an…

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Robin Eames

Robin Eames, queercrip writer, artist, and historian discusses their upcoming historical exhibition "Pride (R)evolution" utilising the New South Wales State Library’s vast collection that will be a part of Sydney WorldPride 2023.

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Imogen Binnie

Writer Imogen Binnie discusses her 2013 novel Nevada, which was nominated for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for transgender fiction and has been described as "Anti Trans-101" due to it's avoidance of pandering…

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Wayne Murdoch & Austin Fabry-Jenkins

Author Wayne Murdoch discusses his new book 'The Mystery of the Handsome Man: The Double Life of John Lempriere Irvine' and the context of 19th century queer history in Melbourne. Then Austin Fabry-Jenkins…

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Alex Antunes, Hini Hanara, and Graham Willett

Alex Antunes and Hini Hanara discuss Queer Death Cafes, spaces where queer people can discuss the taboo subject of death. Then Queer Historian Graham Willett joins the show to discuss the Queer Aus…

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Isaac Humphries and Inez Baranay

Professional basketball player Isaac Humphries, who plays with NBL team Melbourne United, reflects on making history as the first male professional basketball player to come out publicly. Then Inez Baranay discusses her new…

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Nevena Spirovska, Lucy Best, and New Trans & Gender Diverse Anthologies

Nevena Spirovska, one of the convenors of the Victorian Pride Lobby, returns to the show to talk about LGBTQIA+ issues in advance of the Victorian State election. Writer, producer and performer Lucy Best…

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Fiona Kelly McGregor, Tommi Parrish, Sasja Sydek & Mama Latoya Hoeg

Cross-disciplinary author, artist, and critic Fiona Kelly McGregor talks about her new book 'Iris' based on the life of musician and petty criminal Iris Webber and set in 1930s Sydney. Then cartoonist and…

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Robyn Archer & LUCIANO

Robyn Archer is a singer, writer, artistic director, public advocate for the arts, and expert in the repertoire of the Weimar republic. She joins the show to discuss performing the show Queer Flings…

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Brenda Appleton, Robyn Plaister and Robyn Kennedy

Brenda Appleton OAM, former co-chair of Transgender Victoria for 17 years and the winner of the Liberty Victoria Voltaire Human Rights award for 2022, joins the show to reflect on her experiences in…

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Claire Holland, Max Tassell, and Renee the Celebrant

Producer Claire Holland and Director Max Tassell talk about their show Long Live the King at La Mama Theatre, which features an ensemble of drag kings and is based on Shakespeare's Richard the…

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Miss Cairo and Making Our Mark in Merri-bek

Cabaret performer Miss Cairo, performer of 'Breasts Become Her' at Melbourne Fringe, chats about hormones, unpacking what womanhood means, and the show's reference to the movie 'Death Becomes Her'. Then arts organizers Alex…

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Sylvia Martin, Luka Gracie, Monique Solnordal, & Liz Walsh

Sylvia Martin, the author of three biographies about women who have been ignored in Australian literary and cultural history, talks about the republishing of her book 'Passionate Friends: Mary Fullerton, Mabel Singleton and…

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Jacci Pillar & Suzi Taylor

Performer and comedian Jacci Pillar joins the show to talk about her Melbourne Fringe Show, Gold Star Failure, and about her work in anthropology, social science, and comedy.

Then filmmaker, radio producer, and…

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Alok V Menon & Sophie Cunningham

Performance artist and poet Alok V Menon talks about returning to Australia, healing, queer comedy, and using humour to de-naturalize systems of power. Then writer Sophie Cunningham discusses her new novel 'This Devastating…

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Georgina Young, Scout Boxall, & Aurelia St Clair

Author Georgina Young chats about her new YA novel 'Bootstrap', a scifi, time-travel, romance set in a fictional small Australian country town. Then comedians Scout Boxall and Aurelia St Clair join the show…

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Yves Rees, Simona Castricum, Sasja Sydek, and Nevena Spirovska

Yves Rees, Simona Castricum, and Sasja Sydek join the show to talk about 'Nothing to Hide', a new anthology of trans and gender diverse writing and both Simona and Sasja do short readings…

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Rebecca Jennings, Mykaela Saunders, Timmah Ball & Merryana Salem

Professor Rebecca Jennings, editor of 'Between Me and Myself: a memoir of muder, desire, and my struggle to be free', discusses the extraordinary life of the late Sandra Wilson, and how 1960s cultural…

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Jay Carmichael, Kate Spinks, and Yvonne Sillett

Novelist Jay Carmichael reads an excerpt from his new novel 'Marlo' set in 1950s Melbourne, and discusses his influences, queer history archives, and the use of archival images in his book. Then curator…

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Rae White & Cry Club

Writer, educator, and zine maker Rae White joins the show to discuss their new poetry collection, 'Exactly As I Am' which speaks to their lived experience as a non-binary transgender person, and reads…

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Filmmakers Jim Muntisov and Craig Borham

Filmmaker Jim Muntisov discusses their new short film GEM; and filmmaker Craig Borham talks about about his new film LONESOME. Both films are screening at the upcoming Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). With…

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Cadance Bell and Anouska Phizacklea

Cadance Bell, writer of the new memoir 'The All Of It: A Bogan Rhapsody', talks about being gender non-conforming in rural Australia in the 90s, writing about addictions without demonizing people, and including…

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Sam Walllman and Yves Rees

Cartoonist, comics journalist, and labour activist Sam Wallman talks about his new book 'Our Members Be Unlimited: A Comic About Workers and Their Unions'. Then Yves Rees, writer and historian, discusses their recent…

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Amao Leota Lu, Marqy Kitione, and Ricki Spencer

Amao Leota Lu, host of upcoming event 'Queer Pasifika: The Rebirth of the Cool' at the Bowery Theatre, and Marqy Kitione, President of Pacifiquex, discuss the intersections of queer and Pacifika identities, as…

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Noah Riseman & Roz Bellamy

Professor Noah Riseman explains his report on trans history in Australia that looks at the past, how much has changed, and explores the contemporary challenges for trans people; and Roz Bellamy, Editor-in-Chief of…

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Manu Kailom, Ian Seal, & George Haddad

Manu Kailom is a peer support and community development officer at Many Coloured Sky and Ian Seal is the Director of Three for All. They join the show to discuss challenges for LGBTQI+…

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Justine Dalla Riva, Angela Bailey, & Rudy Jean Rigg

Justine Dalla Riva, CEO of the Victorian Pride Centre, and Angela Bailey, Australian Queer Archives President, photographer, and curator discuss Pride Month events and in particular the event 'Print and Protest: Graphic Activism…

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Angus Cameron & Kathryn Wilson

Playwright Angus Cameron comes on the show to discuss his play "Dirt" at Chapel Off Chapel which has won 4 awards at 2021 Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2 awards at Fringe World, and was…

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Bastian Fox Phelan, Luke George & Daniel Kok

Writer, musician, and zine-maker Bastian Fox Phelan talks about their new book 'How to be Between', a memoir exploring female facial hair, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and negotiating gender identity; and artists Luke George…

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Brendan McCleary & Joe Ball

Description:  Brendan McCleary, the Associate Curator from Photo 2022 International Festival of Photography, talks about queer content in the festival, in particular 'Queering The Frame: Community, Time, Photography' at CCP; and Joe Ball…

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Artemis Muñoz and Han Riley

Presenters Sam Elkin and Gemma Cafarella speak to two musicians:Artemis Muñoz, the musician and performer in "Artemis: Utter Mess" at La Mama; and Han Riley, music therapist and the creative director of a…