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Hosted by your girls - Thuy & Tiana, this is a podcast where we have honest, candid conversations about adulting, careers, relationships and everything in-between. We started this podcast to share our perspectives and stories about navigating through adulthood as Asian Australians and hope that we can create content that is relatable and representative of our community. We invite you to grab that cup of tea or tequila and join in our conversations x
 
Welcome to the reMAKERS… …a new conversation that asks, ‘what is the best version of us, and how do we actually build it?’ How can we be more collaborative, transformative and ambitious? How can we help change systems, not just treat symptoms? This is your home for nuanced, curious, delightful conversations with some of our most impactful leaders, thinkers and reMAKERs from all walks of life. It’s a chat about politics and social change, about humans and all our weird and wonderful ways, abo ...
 
As a Vietnamese & Chinese person born and raised in California, I call on my unique perspectives to discuss topics related to culture, work, & dating. Thank you for listening! 哈囉大家好 ! 我是在加州出生長大的台灣越南人,在頻道裡我用不同的觀點來聊聊文化、工作和愛情,謝謝你們收聽!希望你們會喜歡我的頻道:) Email me at: echizen32kpodcasts@gmail.com
 
This podcast brings you insights from leading experts in disability and mad studies from around the world. You’ll hear about the research and work of disabled scholars, activists, artists and our allies. You’ll also get some insight into their lives - their favourite non-DS activities, hobbies, and adventures. Most importantly, however, you’ll get to hear how they think disability can save the world…
 
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We are living in uncertain and anxious times. Mental health is everywhere, but it’s also been largely ‘privatised’ — treated as a personal issue for individuals to address, rather than as a collective response to systemic conditions. This episode of the reMAKERS asks, ‘do we need therapy, or do we need structural change?’ (Or both.) We also talk ab…
 
Dr Millie Rooney is back! And she has a pond! On this episode the reMAKERS, Lily (pictured left) and Millie (on the right) dive into why things like wellbeing, rest and care are actually the hard work of remaking, rather than the fluff on the side. As writer Elizabeth Gilbert reportedly said, ‘show me a relaxed, rested woman! That’s the revolution …
 
What does it mean to live a good life, in the face of the climate emergency? Or as Hannah asks in this interview, ‘how are we meant to live a life that counters the world’s problems meaningfully, without being a sad mess, and still experience love and joy in our lives?’ Hannah Moloney is the co-founder of Good Life Permaculture at the bottom of Aus…
 
Unity: it’s something Thomas Mayor has thought a lot about in his life and work as a unionist, advocate and writer. Thomas is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. Gentle and softly-spoken, he has come to embody unity in his work and in his life — first finding his voice on the wharfs of Darwin with the union movement, th…
 
In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Adam Davies, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition at Guelph University, an Ontario Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and an Ontario Certified Teacher, Primary-Junior. We talk about the important interventions in early childhood education that a mad studies pers…
 
People power is a nice slogan, but how do we actually do it? And can we do it effectively, without adding to the combustible anger and division in the world today? There's some hard-won wisdom in our next episode of the reMAKERS — part two of our series on democracy and the new movie, Big Deal. Organisers David Barrow and Thuy Nguyen of the Sydney …
 
In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen, an Associate Professor at Carleton University at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies & the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. We talk about decolonial disability studies, the work of doing research in global south count…
 
They say democracy is not a spectator sport, and the new film, Big Deal, will have you ready to get up off the couch. Directed by The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel and starring Bondi Hipster comedian Christiaan Van Vuuren, it follows everyman Christiaan as he tries to unravel the story of money in our politics. Or as ex-politician Sam Dastyari calls it,…
 
Is 1.5 degrees of warming the cliff to the end of the world? Is everything falling part? Are we all to blame? Can we solve this problem, even without the federal government? It’s been a few weeks since latest IPCC report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was released by the United Nations. It’s been called a ‘code red’ for humanity, o…
 
Grace Williams is an emerging leader with a love of law, story-telling and ‘activism without resistance.’ She was born into a refugee camp in Ghana; her early life was spent in learning to speak different languages, befriending with other largely displaced peoples and not taking much of anything for granted. Today, she has degrees in political econ…
 
Is it really possible to build an economy that works better for people and planet? How? Few leaders understand this question from as grounded, practical and hopeful a perspective as Dr Amanda Cahill. In 2014, Dr Cahill was invited to help present to a regional community in Queensland, Australia, worried about their economic future amidst falling de…
 
Dan Ilic is a comedian for good trouble. He is one of the most prolific comedy voices in Australian media — with a resume that spans tv, radio, digital and live performances in Australia, the US and beyond. As the creator and host of A Rational Fear, winner of Best Comedy Podcast in 2020, Dan and his cohort of merry mischief-makers rip apart the ne…
 
Dr Emma Lee is a trawlwulwuy woman from tebrakunna country, north-east Tasmania. She is a leader, advisor and multi award-winning academic at the Center for Social Impact at the Swinburne University of Technology. We first came across Dr Lee in 2019, reading her article, “We love-bombed the Tasmanian government to win Indigenous rights.” In it, Dr …
 
‘The Rebellion will Prevail’ David Ritter has worn many hats: mischievous kid (“a real nuisance in class”), lawyer, author, husband, father and now CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. In this brilliant, wise and deeply-hopeful conversation, he gives the best answer we’ve ever heard to the question, ‘but what can I do about climate change?’ We also…
 
Show notes Here are some of the things we mention: Doing democracy differently in Australia — stories we’ve written “From trepidation to transformation: democracy, Indi-style” “Uncommon victories: lessons from Warringah and Indi” The decade-long community campaign that led to a constitutional ban against fracking: ‘Always Look Up: Connecting Commun…
 
In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Jihan Abbas, an instructor in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University and a researcher at DAWN-RAFH Canada, the DisAbled Women's Network. We talk about her experiences studying DS, her concern about the lack of access to vaccines for disabled people, and how she thinks disability can save the world…
 
In today's special episode, I bring you a conference-presentation-style podcast in collaboration with the research project, Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life. This episode acts as our conference submission to the 2021 Arts in Society conference in Perth, Australia. In the episode, we discuss what barriers to the art…
 
In today's episode, I am for the first time joined by a group of folks. They are Dr. Kelly Fritsch, Dr. Anne McGuire, and Eduardo Trejos. We talk about their collective project, a children's book called We Move Together and of course, we discuss how they think disability can save the world. We Move Together, AK Press by Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire,…
 
Last episode of Season 3, what?! It's been an absolute joy ride the past few months with heaps of amazing guest speakers and new partnerships (shout out to Scoopy and Shapes and Sounds!). As a way to round off the season, us girls get hella deep and play the heartfelt, introspective game called "We're Not Really Strangers", a card-based game that e…
 
Uh-oh. There's a 4 in the title of this episode! What's wrong with that, you may wonder? Well, according to Asian superstitions, the number 4 sounds eerily similar to the word 'death' in Chinese and Japanese and is hence considered a very unlucky number. In this episode, we dabble into the (in)auspicious world of Asian superstitions and the superna…
 
As humans, we all have lots on our plate and are all prone to experiencing waves of burnout. In this episode, we discuss the struggles that we have balancing work, podcasting, social activities, relationships, family and self-love. We talk about practical habits and tips that we are trying to implement to manage our varying responsibilities. And ge…
 
Do you sometimes put up a wall up in relationships because you don't want to get hurt? Do you constantly crave attention from your partner and always wonder whether they actually like you? Are you able to give and receive love confidently? Attachment Theories is a psychological and evolutionary concept that breaks down human behaviour in social set…
 
Alrighty, so this is not the hit song by Calvin Harris & Rihanna BUT it is all about the theory of love languages baby!!!! Ahh, love is complex innit. As we try to navigate different romantic and non-romantic relationships, it is important to understand that humans give and receive love in different ways. According to Dr Gary Chapman's book The Fiv…
 
Have you ever felt conflicted because a family member's old school way of thinking doesn't align with what you value? Or felt a pull between being Asian and being Australian? Growing up Asian in the west comes with many beautiful things but it can also harbour feelings of confusion and disconnect as we explore our cultural identity. From gendered s…
 
'To swipe left or to swipe right? That is the question.' - Hamlet Shakespeare or something like that. Modern day dating has led to some interesting new inventions, apps being one of the biggest players in the realm. We're joined by our lovely girlfriends, Lucy, Ina Jade and Trinh for a fun chat about the eccentric world of dating apps. So, what con…
 
This is part 2 of our fantastic chat with ex-Masterchef Australia contestant, Khanh Ong! If you haven't already, be sure to check out Pt. 1 (episode #38) for an equally hilarious and insightful conversation. Khanh Ong is a loud and proud, Vietnamese Australian cook, presenter, author and ex DJ. Born in a Malaysian refugee camp into an incredibly ha…
 
You are in for a treat because we are absolutely BLESSED to have the vivacious Khanh Ong grace us w/ his warmth, wit and wonder! Khanh Ong is loud and proud, Vietnamese Australian cook, presenter, author and ex DJ. Born in a Malaysian refugee camp into an incredibly hard-working family, his infectious bubbly, down-to-earth personality, wit and capt…
 
The legendary Beyonce once said, all the single ladies - put yo' hands up! Whether you're a single pringle who is ready to mingle, Miss Independent or always on the prowl for a mans or womans, there is not doubt that all our experiences shapes us and our future relationships. In this episode, we are joined by 3 amazing babes who are all single and …
 
In today's show, I am joined by Alan Martino, an instructor at the Woman's and Gender Studies program at the University of Carleton. We discuss his work about the intersection of disability and sexuality by engaging with people labeled with intellectual disabilities and how he thinks disability can save the world. Academic crush: Dorothy Smith Curr…
 
On today's episode we are seizing the yay with boss babe, lawyer turned funtrepreneur Sarah Davidson! Born in South Korea, at 6 months old, Sarah was adopted by a beautiful Australian family. She started off her career as a lawyer at a top tier firm and after an incredible sliding doors moment, quit corporate life to start her entrepreneurial journ…
 
BTS, Big Bang, EXO, Black Pink... sound familiar? Within the last few decades, Korean POP music culture has swept the world by storm, introducing a remarkable new world of entertainment in the form of eccentric music videos, perfectly synched choreography and eclectic fashion style. From the Hallyu wave to international collaboration with Western a…
 
Disclaimer: this is NOT a sponsored episode! We were so excited to have the opportunity to attend an advance screening of the breathtaking film, Minari. Minari is a movie written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung and starring Steven Yuen, Han Ye-Ri, Young Yuh-jung, Alan S. Kim, Noel Cho and Will Patton. It's a film that centres around a Korean immigr…
 
Siri, play Drake's entire discography because we about to hit da sad girl hours. Whether you've had your heart broken or broken up with your S/O, one thing is for sure.. breakups suck. In this episode, we get raw 'n' real and share our experiences with heartbreak. We talk about lessons we've learnt from these past relationships, get introspective a…
 
In today's show, I am joined by Dr. Beth Haller, Professor of Mass Communication at Townsend University in the United States. We discuss her current book project about disabled media creators, television, and news, and how she thinks disability can save the world. Currently reading: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner…
 
Guess who's back?! To kick off Season 3, we're absolutely elated to be joined by the amazingly talented Hieu Nguyen, a.k.a kelogsloops! Hieu is a self-taught Asian Australian artist who goes by the alias kelogsloops. He specialises in both digital and watercolour paintings, blending abstract and surreal art styles with anime influences from his upb…
 
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