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Labor's deportation bill controversy, Maria Birch-Morunga, Brown Women Comedy and the West Papua Film Festival

This week, Samira is joined by Jana Favero, ASRC’s Head of Systemic Change & Betia Shakiba, Human Rights Lawyer and Refugee Advocate, to discuss Betia’s op-ed for The Guardian on Labor’s Deportation bill…


Prof Sunil Bhar on the high level of depression in aged care homes and the lack of mental health care older Australians receive

Samira speaks with Professor Sunil Bhar on how half of all Australians in aged care live with depression; the challenges older Australians face in receiving mental health care; and his new research on…


House of Gods, the Indonesian election and Families for Palestine

This week, Samira is joined by actor and screenwriter Osamah Sami on his new ABC TV series, ‘House of Gods’. Having grown up with a father who was the head cleric, Osamah took…


Gela Pour, Microplastics and The Halo Vocal Ensemble

Samira Farah speaks to Iranian-Australian singer/instrumentalist and one half of band ZÖJ, Gela Pour who will be composing a special live performace set to the screening of the 1925 silent documentary film GRASS…


The Whisper, the ICJ ruling and MUDRAT

This week, Samira is joined in the studio by Brodie Murray, Wamba Wamba and Ngarrindjeri storyteller, playwright and performing artist. Brodie talks through his debut production ‘The Whisper’, which is playing at Fortyfivedownstairs…


Burn Out in the Arts and Culture Sector, Indian Election Update and Digital Archiving

Samira speaks to Kate Power, senior lecturer at the University of Queensland discussing burn out in the arts and culture sector. She also speaks with PhD candidate Aviroop Gupta about research into state…


Can AI and art be friends? Why are avocados being coopted by the cartel? And who is Britney Spears?

Kate Fielding, CEO of A New Approach (ANA), tells Samira all about the organisation's latest paper Friend, foe or frenemy: Foreseeable impacts of AI on arts, culture and creativity, which dissects the…


Kiwat Kennell & It's a Mob Thing

Musician and RRR presenter of The Exchange, Kiwat Kennell, joins Guest Host Leah Avene to discuss the It's a Mob Thing festival, a community-led music festival supporting local First Nations communities and…


Recovering from settler colonialism

Guest host Leah Avene facilitates a series of conversations about colonisation, solidarity, and living on unceded land.

Tiriki Onus, Head of Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Culture development, speaks on strength-based transformation…


Radical Son on life, adversity, and Until You Call My Name

Guest host of The Score, Leah Avene, speaks with Gomeroi and Tongan artist Radical Son on the complexities of expression in art and music, as well as his new single Until You Call…

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A weekly in-depth exploration of arts, culture and media, featuring deep-dive interviews alongside an eclectic mix of music.