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Queering the Air presents critically engaged commentary from a mix of trans, genderqueer, gender diverse, bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, gay, queer and intersex perspectives. Each week's show features a fresh feast of ideas, interviews, news, histories, arts and discussion with an anti-racist, feminist and anti-capitalist bent. We have a particular interest in the intersection of queerness with other experiences of marginalisation.

Queering the Air presents critically engaged commentary from a mix of trans, genderqueer, gender diverse, bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, gay, queer and intersex perspectives. Each week's show features a fresh feast of ideas, interviews, news, histories, arts and discussion with an anti-racist, feminist and anti-capitalist bent. We have a particular interest in the intersection of queerness with other experiences of marginalisation.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Queering the Air presents critically engaged commentary from a mix of trans, genderqueer, gender diverse, bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, gay, queer and intersex perspectives. Each week's show features a fresh feast of ideas, interviews, news, histories, arts and discussion with an anti-racist, feminist and anti-capitalist bent. We have a particular interest in the intersection of queerness with other experiences of marginalisation.

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English

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PO Box 1277 Collingwood Vic. 3066 Australia (03) 9419 0155


Episodes

Interview with Lay the Mystic

9/16/2018
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We are joined by Lay the Mystic and hear about their work on A Body Gleaned, One Night Stanza , collaboration with Moju Juju for Native Tongue, and much more about his artistry. We also hear about many Fringe festival events. Bahdoesa have their Thy Queendom Come -A Triple Single Launch coming this Friday.

Duration:00:45:38

It's More Complex Than Yes panel, interview with Sav Ferguson, news and events

9/9/2018
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We play a panel discussion held by Queerspace on their short film 'It's More Complex Than Yes,' featuring Peter Waples-Crowe, Jax Jacki Brown, Sally Goldner and Ruth McNair.Frank then interviews game developer Sav Ferguson (@TimesNTroubles). Mentioned in showDjab Wurrung Heritage Protection EmbassyNews itemsIndia decriminalises gay sex.Scott Morrison's comments on gender whispering (Simona Castricum).Protest against Germaine Greer's transphobia and victim-blaming. Greenwashing ableist...

Duration:00:50:40

News, and conversations on friendship, single/coupledom and community

8/26/2018
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We discuss current news: Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy ongoing campaign, successful protests against Quentin Van Meter's transphobic hate tour, the dismal state of this country's politics, counter protest against March for Men, protests in Uganda, sexual violence in academia (Avita Ronnell case) and the left, and "It's a war against bottoms". We then move to a free-ranging conversation about everything from friendship, singledom, coupledom, housing, discrimination, to borders.

Duration:00:49:34

Singledom Vs. Coupledom

8/19/2018
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So today’s program is going to focus on singleness in relation to coupledom. During a dinner, Iris and I touched upon a common occurence: many of our friends disappeared into coupledom. Funnily enough, Iris had been tinkering over a piece about her relationship status. We noticed a significant variation between how different people approach maintaining friendships. This episode touches upon:- hierachies in relationships- the influence of culture on romantic relationships - the dynamics of...

Duration:01:04:06

Interview with Khale McHurst, and assorted news

8/12/2018
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Frank interviews comic creator Khale McHurst. The interview touches on mental illnesss, eating disorders and queer relationships (talk to a friend, or Switchboard's QLife if you need to). Iris also mentions Gary Foley, and his Koori Web website; Djab Wurrung country struggle against Vicroads with project now suspended (check out Protecting country, by Tarneen Onus-Williams); and a disappointing an anti-trans book launch and figure.Upcoming: RISE Ability Rights booklet launch, Tuesday, GLOW...

Duration:00:36:17

Justice for Black deaths in custody, protests, and safer spaces

8/5/2018
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Iris hears from Elytta Manton on her fight for justice for Black Deaths in custody, particularly for sistergirls; the inhumanity of prisons; and her fundraiser. You can find her fundraiser here: https://au.gofundme.com/help-lismores-lilly/ Iris then briefly mentions two protests that occurred on the 28th of July: 'CHANNEL 7 PROTEST: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH', and Protest ASASE (shame on RMIT); and the disappointment of Readings hosting Julie Bindel. Tracy interviews Dani Weber on safer spaces, Cocoa...

Duration:00:40:49

Over-representation of queers in prison and opt out of your My Health Record

7/29/2018
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We hear from Danika Hardiman of the Community Restorative Centre on her knowledge of the over-incarceration of lesbian and bisexual women in Australian prisons. We also talk about supporting Bundjalung sistergirl Elytta Manton, who gave a lot to the recent LGBTIQ women's health conference, with her gofundme.Iris then speaks to the concerns of the My Health Record system, giving many reasons to opt out of the system. See Vixen's information.Upcoming (mentioned)CHANNEL 7 PROTEST: ENOUGH IS...

Duration:02:25:35

Janelle De Silva (Part 2) on Mainstream Media, Jobs, Social Media, Performance and Race

7/22/2018
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Today’s guest is Janelle De Silva is a journalist, marathon runner, director, producer and actor. She has been in the professional arts and entertainment industry for 20 years. She got her big break to co-host the live music and television program, “Recovery”. Janelle then acted and presented on Channel 9, Channel 10, the BBC and co-hosted live arts events.After studying at acting at the National Theatre in St Kilda, she continued on to a Graduate Diploma in the Experiential and Creative...

Duration:00:35:24

Janelle De Silva (Part 1) on Mainstream Media, Jobs, Social Media, Performance and Race

7/15/2018
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Today’s guest is Janelle De Silva is a journalist, marathon runner, director, producer and actor. She has been in the professional arts and entertainment industry for 20 years. She got her big break to co-host the live music and television program, “Recovery”. Janelle then acted and presented on Channel 9, Channel 10, the BBC and co-hosted live arts events.After studying at acting at the National Theatre in St Kilda, she continued on to a Graduate Diploma in the Experiential and Creative...

Duration:00:39:11

Pride transphobia, Nikki Spunde and Miranda Sparks

7/8/2018
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We talk with Nikki Spunde on transphobia at London pride (see open letter), her comedy (The Lazy Show, Asexual Healing), asexuality, acephobia and more. We then are joined by Miranda Sparks who talks about her trans superhero comic Glimmer Girl, mental health with the TRANSmission program, and The Gender Agenda on Joy FM.Also mentioned at the start: you can support / follow the Djap Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy. Earth Matters produced a podcast, 'No Trees, No Treaty'.Events...

Duration:00:49:38

Gem Mahadeo on Poetry, Zines, Food and Networking as a Freelancer

6/17/2018
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Gem Mahadeo is a Melbourne-based writer and musician, who came to Australia in 1987. Her poetry has appeared in zines and online journals such as Concrete Queers, Cordite Poetry Journal, Going Down Swinging, The Suburban Review, and Rabbit Poetry Journal, and in performance as part of the Quippings Troupe. In April 2018, she was a successful applicant for a ‘Woman Writers of Colour’ commission on the theme ‘collaboration’ through Writers Victoria, and she wrote a suite of three poems based...

Duration:00:42:51

Sound School and comics with Frank Candiloro

6/10/2018
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Iris speaks to Bridget from Sound School, a project that is working against the barriers marginalised people face in electronic music. Iris is then in conversation with comic creator Frank Candiloro. LinksQueering the Air radiothon, donate to keep us on air!Sound School's upcoming workshop series at Footscray Community Arts Centre.Frank Candiloro's gumroad, patreon, Instagram and Facebook. Queer Lady Magician 'Magic Happens' fundraiser by Mama Alto and Mx Munro for Creatrix Tiara. Incedium...

Duration:00:35:41

Sex worker campaigns in Victoria and Free CJ Palmer!

5/27/2018
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Iris is joined in by Jane Green from Vixen collective who gives an update on Victorian sex worker campaigns, including pressure put on the Liberals and ALP, plus the campaign against founder of anti-sex worker organisation Project Respect and Greens candidate Kathleen Maltzahn. For further information on Maltzahn, check this page on Facebook, and Twitter (one), and (two). We then hear from Jules Kim, CEO of Scarlet Alliance, who talks to the latest on the injustice of CJ Palmer's...

Duration:00:52:04

Lachy Siu on Graphic Designing, Creative Process, Australian Design, Biracial Identity and Masculinity

5/20/2018
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Lachy Siu is a freelance graphic designer and art direction. He focuses on print, branding and UX Design. In 2017, he was shortlisted for the “Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing” and the “Australian Photo Book of the Year”. Lachy has undertaken projects for the Sydney Opera House, Kaldor Arts and also owns Etcetera Press.

Duration:00:40:31

Wild Tongue Vol 2 launch: Arts and unpaid labour

5/13/2018
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Iris is joined by Timmah Ball and Azja Kulpińska who talk about the launch of volume 2 of their zine Wild Tongue. Azja and Timmah talk to many issues including their experiences of unpaid labour, zine production and some of the contributors to the zine.Wild Tongue Vol. 2 – How Should an Artist Be? is launching on the 19th of May at Southbank Library from 2-4pm. There is also a zine workshop at 5:30pm at the same venue on the 16th of May.

Duration:00:42:32

Palestine, pinkwashing and solidarity

4/29/2018
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Iris is joined by Fatima and Nidaa to talk about Palestine, pinkwashing and solidarity, including the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement.Links to mentioned things in interview:Dean Spade's Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!WHERE ARE WE HEADING? Q and A for the Racialised & Criminalised: Video 1, Video 2.May 1st solidarity demoNakba, protest, May 19

Duration:00:41:42

Prison and police abolition, and Inside Out

4/22/2018
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Iris is joined in the studio by Emma Russell and Miranda Gibson to talk police and prison abolition. Emma has written extensively on criticisms of the police in criminology. Miranda is a part of the LGBTIQ+ prisoner support newsletter, Inside Out. They both are part of the Abolitionist and Transformative Justice Centre (ATJC).Here's some links to things mentioned in the podcast. You can find more information and a petition to change the Penpal ban in Victoria here. You can support CJ Palmer...

Duration:00:51:30

Marisa Wikramanayake on Queer Identity, Writing, Publishing, Fan Fiction and Freelancing as a Career

4/15/2018
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Our special guest: Marisa Wikramanayake is a published author, a freelance journalist, a reputed editor and also a committee member of MEAA. We talk about queerness in Colombo (Sri Lanka), the idea of "coming out", writing, Sri Lanka's publishing industry, fan fiction in the Internet's early days, freelancing and the label "Writer".

Duration:00:46:51

Creatrix Tiara on Art, Race, Structural Barriers, Tips for Succeeding in the Media Industry and her Upcoming Performance

3/18/2018
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Tiara focuses on creative arts, media, technology, games and community culture. She explores ideas around community, identity, liminality, belonging and social justice. She has been involved in a large range of organisations and causes in the US, Australia and Malaysia. Do not ask her the question: "Where are you from?" as any possible response is "deeply insufficient". She is currently based in Melbourne but open to possibilities from any corner of the globe. Tiara's Website:...

Duration:00:41:30

Critical reflections and Queer film reviews

3/10/2018
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We reflect on tack-ons to Acknowledgements of Countries, criticism of mainstream feminism for International Women's Day and changes to Visas for migrants. We then review two films for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival which is on the 15th to 26th of March: Signature Move and Saturday Church.You can find more information on submissions for the trans and gender diverse Myriad Collective's next art and performance showcase 'Transpire' here.

Duration:00:48:20