Race Matters

Race Matters | Podcast

Race Matters is a weekly show, airing live on Sydney’s FBi Radio each Monday at 5:30pm.

It sees rotating hosts Rhyan Clapham, Sara Khan, Darren Lesaguis and Georgia Mokak chat race, culture, representation, arts and current affairs with a range of guests.

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Episode 2: Stop Calling Me (with Barbie-Lee Kirby)

This week's Race Matters spans identity, icons and Invasion. Sara and Rhyan are joined by special guest Barbie-Lee Kirby, a Ngemba/Wailwan, Baakindji and Yuwaalaraay woman. Barbie is a NASCA board member and the CEO of We Pledge, an initiative that seeks to connect Indigenous female high school students with Indigenous professional women across various industries. The crew speak on the huge Invasion Day rallies around the country, and the need to #changethenation rather than simply change the date. They also reflect on the importance of community coming together at Yabun, and the powerful, joyous comeback of deadly 2000s legends Shakaya, who performed at the festival. 


Episode 1: Reclamation (with Marcus Whale)

Welcome to Race Matters! In our first episode of 2019, hosts Darren Lesaguis and Georgia Mokak are joined by musician, co-host of FBi Radio's Sleepless in Sydney and multidisciplinary artist Marcus Whale. They discuss Marcus' experience of the Sydney music scene, his band BV's upcoming reunion show, and the importance of reclamation and creations of language and dialects. Darren and Georgia also chat about an epic astronomical phenomenon that so happens to coincide with the Race Matters 2019 debut!


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