In celebration of International Women’s Day – a few interviews aired previously online, and a few you may not have heard before!
Fashion and Style journalist Pip Christmass wrote in the May 2014 West Australian about the tirade that left her appalled and shaken: “Women are fair game in Perth bogan culture”. This interview discusses the incident, the aftermath and what’s next.
The Tweet that she made showing the response from one of four mothers that she complained to went viral. But the problem raises questions about how to deal with online abuse and what strategies are useful.
Big diseases with bigger names are a concern to us all – but what happens when you have a condition and no one seems to be able to name it, let alone diagnose and help?
Susanna Wills-Johnson has experienced two different rare diseases – and is one of an estimated 1.5 million who lives with these conditions in Australia. I spoke to her about what’s being done to promote a registry and develop a national framework – the National Rare Disease Plan – and how vital timely diagnosis, care and treatment is.
Vaccinations always seem to be a hot topic – over in the USA, with the outbreaks at Disneyland, it’s even become a political issue for the forthcoming presidential race.
But what if you’re pro-health… but aren’t too sure about where to go for information? More importantly, what if you’re sure that vaccinations are good for the community – but have difficulty talking about it to others? That’s where Associate Professor Julie Leaske comes into it. Dr Leaske is a social scientist at the University of Sydney, specialising in immunisation. Her research aims to find ways to improve communication about immunisation in clinical and public settings.
This is an interview with Australian artist Rona Chadwick, about the screening of the documentary “Women, Art, Revolution”. You can see the documentary at: http://www.womenartrevolution.com.
On Saturday 8th March 2014, the Women’s Art Expo had a screening of a film entitled !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION. “WAR” touches on the struggle of women for recognition in the art world in the 1960s, the role of women in the performance art community, the actions of the feminist activist pranksters the Guerrilla Girls, and the controversy over Judy Chicago’s ground-breaking installation “The Dinner Party.”
We would like to open this show with our thoughts and sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Avijit Roy from Bangladesh. Dr. Roy was a role model for rationalists worldwide and a courageous and eloquent defender of reason, science, and free expression, in a country where those values have been under heavy attack. His death is a great loss to freethinkers worldwide.
For this episode, we’re looking into Australian student activism and the world-wide phenomenon and answer to community-through-churches The Sunday Assembly, which has also reached Australian shores.
The Freethought Student Alliance connects student leaders from around Australia to help them work together and grow as a collective student movement dedicated to furthering science, reason, and secular values in Australian society. It aims to provide students with useful advice, resources, and networking opportunities, and to support students planning to start new groups on university campuses.
The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrates life. Their motto: live better, help often, wonder more and their mission is to help everyone find and fulfil their full potential. Their vision is to have a godless congregation in every town, city and village that wants one. For this interview, I spoke to one of the founders, Sanderson Jones at the very first Perth Sunday Assembly.
All Atheist Aus Podcast episodes are under the Creative Commons license. You are free to distribute unedited versions of the episodes for non-commercial purposes. If you would like to edit the episode please contact us.
The views expressed are not necessarily representative of the Atheist Foundation of Australia, its affiliates, sponsors or advertisers.