Agenda | Podcast
Agenda is your Saturday morning fix of art, politics, news and trash from a feminist perspective. Presented by Katie Winten and Isabelle Hore-Thorburn; the brains behind Women In The Arts. Produced by Mari Stuart.
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EP 84 FATHER'S DAY & SCREEN REPRESENTATION
Who do you look up to or learn from? For Thoughts That Count we talked pros and cons of Father's Day and all kinds of families/relationships, featuring an analysis of some problematic Kanye West lyrics about being a father and what that means to him.
We were also joined by filmmaker, producer and actor Vonne Patiag, who works across stage, screen and performance to focus on issues exploring queer and ethnic intersection in Australia. Vonne has co-written a queer sitcom called Obviously! That opens as part of Sydney Fringe Festival next Thursday night, he’s also recently created a short documentary calledShading, examining current practices of ‘white-washing’ ethnic skin tones of performers in the film and theatre industries.
Plus, we spoke to Sarinah Masukor and Jaya Keaney about The Watermelon Woman, a film that stars Cheryl Dunye as a movie-obsessed young queer woman working in a Philadelphia video store. She’s drawn to films from the 1930s which feature anonymous black women and decides to make a documentary about actress Fae Richards, known as ‘the Watermelon Woman’. Sarinah from Runway Australian Experimental Art has been working with Jaya Keaney to feature Jaya’s written response to the film, and Runway are hosting a screening happening at Golden Age Cinema and Bar on Wednesday September 12.
EP 83 UNSPOKEN WORDS & TEAM INDIGENOUS DREAMING
Who's the coolest teenager you know? FBi Radio turned 15 this week and for Thoughts That Count we talked about teenagers doing amazing things, from Marley Dias to Amandla Stenberg.
We were also joined by Emma Rose Smith and Vanessa Lee who are programmers for Unspoken Words, a festival by and for storytellers, with performances, workshops, discussions and special events happening on 7-17 September at various locations around the inner west.
Plus, we spoke to Meriki Hill and Briony Beckett, members of a rollerderby team called Team Indigenous Dreaming who are currently raising funds to go to the Australian National Roller Derby Championships.
EP 82 IRREGULAR FIT & FACEBOOK GROUPS
This week we were joined by Gayatri and B.T.W.'s Gianna Hayes to chat about Irregular Fit, a night of creating and reclaiming space within the electronic music scene, presented by House of Ayebatonye and MusicNSW on Saturday 25 August at Tokyo Sing Song.
If you're Indigenous, POC, female identifying, non binary, LGBTQIA++ or have a disability and ever felt like you've ever wanted to learn how to DJ from some of Sydney's best and play a set at Irregular Fit, send Ayebatonye an email - email@example.com!
Plus, for Thoughts That Count this week we looked at the power of Facebook groups and heard from Flossy's Melissa Roberts.
EP 81 ACTIVISM, TOCK & THE WAVES
Today at 11am on FBi Radio we've got not one, not two but THREE interviews lined up with some incredible guests:
- Change.org's Sally Rug, for the How To Be An Activist workshop happening at the Sydney Opera House on September 1st
- Curator Kate Britton and artist Angela Tiatia for The Waves, a new exhibition opening on August 18th at Sullivan + Strump
- Artist Jesse Mullins to chat about Series Concert's first event Tock with Ptwiggs & Andy Garvey on August 25th.
EP 80 LEE LIN CHIN, PLAYLIST & LIMINAL
This week we were joined by Karen Therese, Tasha O'Brien and May Tran from PYT Fairfield to talk about their new work Playlist, described as "Beyoncé meets the women’s marches meets Australian Idol" happening from August 2-11.
For Thoughts That Count Tanya and Mari spoke about Lee Lin Chin and what she meant for the Asian-Australian community. We also heard thoughts from Hyun Lee, Reg Harris and Allison Chan on female, trans or non-binary Asian-Australians who have influenced them.
We also spoke to Leah Jing McIntosh who is the editor of Liminal Mag, an online space for the exploration, interrogation and celebration of the Asian-Australian experience.
EP 79 CAMP COPE & YMO COLLECTIVE
This week we heard Tanya's conversation with Camp Cope's Kelly-Dawn Helmrich before their performance at the Sydney Opera House on July 25.
EP 78 QUEER SPACE & TAFFEE
This week on Agenda we heard all about TAFFEE at the Imperial Hotel thanks to Dr Vivienne Linsley, one of the Co-Artistic Directors of TAFFEE, and Dr Grace Sharkey, a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney.
Thoughts That Count: Are you opting out of My Health Record? We spoke about what the new scheme means for sex workers and the trans community.
EP 77 NAIDOC WEEK & FIGHTING STIGMA
For Thoughts That Count, Kat Clarke, Miah Wright and Cathy Craigie talk NAIDOC week and the importance of this year's theme: Because of Her, We Can.
Kat Clarke is a proud Wotjobaluk artist, writer and consultant who will be publishing her first poetry book in the coming year. Miah is the Curator for Burramatta NAIDOC day for the City of Parramatta on Sunday 15 July, and Cathy, a Gamilaroi and Anaiwon writer and Aboriginal Affairs expert, will be speaking at the Dyin Nura, Women’s Place at Burramatta.
EP 76 EMPAT LIMA & POST-GENDERISM
We also took a look at Her Sound Her Story, a new documentary about women in the Australian music industry (screening at Event Cinemas George Street on July 11), and recent controversies surrounding Scarlett Johannson and David Leyonhjelm.
For Thoughts That Count, Agenda content contributor Levent Dilsiz explored the idea of post-genderism and what it would mean to live in a sexless and genderless world.