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Like I'm A Six-Year-Old

Comedian Tom Ballard sits down with interesting and passionate people to find out what they do and what they believe in. It's kind of like Kitchen Cabinet except Tom can't cook.
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Feb 24, 2016

Brad Chilcott is a highly-principled pragmatist. A progressive pastor, political activist and founder of super-cool outfit Welcome To Australia, I've come to know Brad over the last couple of years and find him to be an extremely inspiring dude. 

Here we have a big fat yarn about how his faith has informed his life and his activism, what he's learnt from his son Harrison's battles with ill health, the luxury of dismissing things as "politics", his criticisms of the progressive left and the story of and idea behind WTA.  

The World Keeps Happening is in Adelaide now, coming to Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney

Boundless Plains To Share at MICF 2016 

My tour blog for TheMusic.com.au

Me and my fellow hosts covering the 2016 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras for SBS

@bradchilcott

Activate Life Church

Campaign For Australian Aid  

Article: I Donated A Kidney To My Son - Don't Tell Me Not To Make It Political

Article: Fighting Hatred With Hatred At Reclaim Australia Rallies Is A Failure Of Progressive Politics

Article on Brad and boat turnbacks at the Labor conference

Cause of the Week: Food 4 Education (food4education.org)

 

Feb 16, 2016

You probably know Corinne Grant best from her comedic work on Rove, skitHOUSE or The Glass House. She’s been passionate about social justice and politics all her life but has recently made the decision to get her law degree and get her hands dirty for what she believes in.

Here we discuss Sophie Mirabella, unions, how she tried (and failed) to marry her comedy with her politics, the Glass House and ABC bias, the disappointments of Labor, writing speeches for Julia Gillard, Australians and their apathy and refugee rights. We also reflected on a difference of opinion we had a few years ago surrounding gay male comedians and misogyny.

The World Keeps Happening is in Adelaide now, coming to Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney

Boundless Plains To Share at MICF 2016 

Minus 18's 2016 Same Sex Formal & Gender Diverse Formal

Mums4Refugees sing "Age Of Reason" to say #LetThemStay

@corinne_grant

corinnegrant.com.au

Article: Let Them Stay Thousands Turn Up To Rallies But Millions Turn Their Backs

I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era

Corinne's piece on gay male comedians and misogyny; my response

Cause of the Week: The Fitzroy Legal Service (fitzroy-legal.org.au), on Facebook here

 

Feb 10, 2016

Here’s another guest I managed to snag whilst in Perth: 17-year-old (!!!) writer and visual artist Somayra Ismailjee

Somayra is of Karen, Gujarati and Kashmiri heritage and has written for Right Now, New Matilda, Media Diversified, Junkee and many other publications on matters of race, political correctness, Islamaphobia, queer rights and Charlie Hebdo. Here we cover everything from Coldplay and cultural appropriation to the power of the UPF in Perth to trigger warnings and orientalism and Somayra was even kind enough to teach me a new word.

The World Keeps Happening is in Adelaide now, coming to Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney

Boundless Plains To Share at MICF 2016 

An Open Letter from 100 Australian Comedians Saying #LetThemStay

@somayra_

Article: “Australian Muslim is not an oxymoron”

Causes of the Week: Indigenous Literacy Foundation (indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au), RISE – Refugees, Survivors & Ex-Detainees (riserefugee.org)

 

Feb 4, 2016

Episode 50 you guys!

Senator Scott Ludlam is a Greens Senator for Western Australia. He’s co-deputy leader for the party and its spokesperson for issues such as communications, housing, mining and nuclear power.

Whilst in Perth I chatted with Scott about everything from DJing to his viral hit speech to the cult of personality to his journey into politics to why he’s a “Senate nerd”. Plus the issues that drive his passions: nuclear disarmament, digital rights, Julian Assange, our shitty foreign policies, the TPP, the NBN and the possibility of a Greens government.

The World Keeps Happening coming to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne AND NOW SYDNEY!

Boundless Plains To Share at MICF 2016 

Gimme Shelter: a fundraiser for Road to Refuge

#LetThemStay

No Shame: Why Most Australians Feel Okay About Tormenting Asylum Seekers

Ep 48: Jim Coad

@SenatorLudlam

scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au

Scott’s blog: fieldnotes.org.au

Julian Assange found to be unlawfully detained by UN

Article: Foreign policy that blindly follows the US isn’t in our national interest

CAUSE OF THE WEEK: Save Beeliar Wetlands (savebeeliarwetlands.com), Rethink The Link (rethinkthelink.com.au)

 

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