Out Of The Box

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We delve into someone’s record collection and talk about the music they love and the life they lead. Hosted by Joey Watson.

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Ruby Hamad

Writer Ruby Hamad’s bread and butter is tackling big issues like identity and intersectionality. As the daughter of Syrian-Lebanese refugees, Ruby has experienced the breadth of what it means to belong to a marginalised group in Australian society. She’s resisted cultural expectations from her family, fought discrimination in the work place, and the othering that Australia often dishes out to migrant groups. Producers: Bre Jones and Nicole De Palo Paul Kelly - From St Kilda to Kings Cross Elvis Costello – Veronica Tracy Chapman - She's Got Her Ticket James Taylor - Fire and Rain The KLF - 3AM Eternal

Bridie Tanner

Mornings radio star, Bridie Tanner, joins Out of the Box for our special Supporter Drive episode. From growing up in regional NSW, traveling around Australia in a protest rave as a young kid and coming to terms with the onset of her Mum’s mental illness at a young age, Bridie has brought a whole lot of life experience to the microphone. Become an FBi Radio supporter at fbiradio.com/support Producers: Bre Jones and Nicole De Palo Sunscreen – Voices John Williamson – Old Man Emu Dolly Parton – Coat of Many Colours Chicane – Don’t Give Up (feat. Bryan Adams)

DeRay McKesson

When protest broke out on the streets of Fergusson, Missouri in opposition to police violence against African American’s and other minorities, DeRay left a comfortable job as a school administrator and took up the cause of chronicling the resistance via Twitter. Not long after he has become one of the Black Lives Matter movements most high profile activists. Traveling the world with a cautious vision for truth and justice. Producers: Bre Jones and Nicole De Palo Beyoncé - Mood 4 Eva (feat. Jay Z & Childish Gambino) City Girls - Act Up Jazmine Sullivan - Lions, Tigers, & Bears Teedra Moses - Be Your Girl Harry Hudson - Yellow Lights

Stuart Buchanan

On this day 16 years ago, Stuart Buchanan was one of the many midwives and midhusbands who helped birth FBi Radio. In the early 2000’s, he was at the frontier carving out the relationship between music and the internet at inception. Once the General Manager of FBi, Stuart is now Head of Digital Programming at The Sydney Opera House where he continues to dedicate his life to the weird and wonderful future of sound. Producers: Bre Jones and Nicole De Palo Sugarcubes - Birthday (Icelandic Version) Osmani Soundz - Spiritual Masterkey The Emergency - We Got The Horror Kyu - Sunny In Splodges Bjork - Declare Independence

Glenn Lockitch

Glenn is a photographer and photojournalist with a purpose. For 25 years Glenn has carried the flag of human rights and environmental activism through his camera. It’s a passion and a mission that has quite literally taken him all around the world, from South Africa to central Australia, Botswana to Tahiti, and most recently through the Arctic waters where he was a photographer on the Sea Shepherd vessel, The Bob Barker, putting his life on the line to stop whaling. Producers: Bre Jones and Nicole De Palo Hugh Masekela – Stimela Bob Dylan – All Along The Watchtower Bob Marley – Get Up Stand Up Faithless – Mass Destruction Syl Johnson – Talking About Freedom

Murray Cook

For 20 years Murray graced Australian televisions as the Red Wiggle. He played everywhere from regional NSW to New York’s Maddison Square Garden and became a much loved part of millions of childhoods. Since wrapping up with The Wiggles, he’s been busy playing with the DZ Deathrays, recording in the US with his band The Soul Movers and advocating for Australian music. AC/DC – Let There Be Rock Blondie – Rip Her To Shreds You Am I – Purple Sneakers Patti Smith – Free Money The Reels - Quasimodo’s Dream Producers: Bre Jones and Nicole De Palo

Hazem Shammas

Hazem Shammas last year won a Logie for his role in TV show Safe Harbour, a drama which follows the story of five Australians who set out on a sailing holiday and encounter an overcrowded fishing boat of desperate asylum seekers. But it was a long trip to the podium one that goes right back to his Palestinian parents’ migration from a small village in northern Israel in the 1970s to an insurmountable challenge of being typecast as either a drug dealer or criminal on Australian screens. Producers: Bre Jones and Nicole De Palo DAM - Min Irhabi Pink Floyd - Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Farid El Atrash - El Haya Helwa The Clash - White Riot Fairuz - Ya Tayr

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Michael Mohammed Ahmad came of age as a young Muslim man in Western Sydney in the notoriously violent world of Punchbowl Boys High. This became the setting for his award-winning book a work of autobiographical fiction called The Lebs. He is also the founder and director of Sweatshop, a literacy movement in Western Sydney devoted to empowering culturally and linguistically diverse communities through literacy and creative expression. Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come 2Pac - Changes (feat. Talent) Akala - Fire In The Booth Matuse & Kazi - Salaam Tracy Chapman - Talkin' Bout A Revolution Producers: Bre Jones and Nicole De Palo

Emelda Davis

Emelda’s grandfather was kidnapped on a beach in Vanuatu and brought to Australia as a 12 year old boy to work in unspeakably harsh conditions on the sugar plantations of Northern Queensland. It’s a story that makes her a direct descendent of blackbirding - Australia’s forgotten slave trade. Her own life has been defined by identity, community and a healthy dose of black power. Emelda Davis is the head of Australia’s South Sea Islanders - Port Jackson, the principal body advocating for the recognition of blackbirding and Australian South Sea Islander culture. Saratokowia String Band - Oh My Vanuatu The Jackson 5 - ABC Stevie Wonder - Black Man Bu-Baca Diop - Njare No Fixed Address - We Have Survived Producers: Bre Jones and Nicole De Palo

Ray Ahn

Today Joey chats with bass player Ray Ahn of Australia’s thumping 80s pub rock bands, controversially titled, The Hard-Ons. Ray acts as a chronicler of the wild Australian DIY scene of the 80s and 90s through his blog and, of course, his writing is full of stories about his own bands. In 2017 he released a book of his art titled, “The Art of Ray Ahn – What I Did During My School Holidays” and Ray will be hitting the road later this year with The Hard-Ons in support of their latest album, So I Could Have Them Destroyed. ABBA – Mamma Mia Skyhooks – All My Friends Are Getting Married The Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper DEVO – Freedom of Choice The Victims – Television Addict

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