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January 12, 2018

#98 YES (While We Were Out)

FNLS is back. An increasingly tired Daria, Nicky, Nida and Saige touch on marriage equality, Transgender Day of Remembrance, hot chocolate, the 1966 World Cup, allies, pasta, parties, parliament and everything else they need catching up on.

A stage in a park, surrounded by banners showing the flags and colours of intersex, queer and transgender pride.

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First broadcast: 8 December 2017

October 11, 2017

#91 Marriage Equality (Rainbows on the Horizon)

Join us to talk something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! The thought of impending marriage equality has us all warm, fuzzy and queering the hetero-patriarchy!

A queer rainbow flag with two wedding bands lying on it.

Photograph by Robert Couse-Baker, via Creative Commons 2.0

Note: When this episode was recorded, the potential postal poll hadn't been locked in.

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First broadcast: 4 August 2017


April 17, 2017

#78 TDOV 2017 (Transgender Day of Audibility)

Courtney and Daria open your eyes to Transgender Day of Visibility. What do we mean when we talk about visibility in 2017? How do commemorations like these aid our trans siblings and the community at large? Listen in as our heroes hold Court on these questions and more!

Transgender flag - pale blue, white and pale pink.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, orginal by NPP National Progress Party.

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First broadcast: 31 March 2017

April 15, 2017

#77 ‘Respectful Debate’ (Crying Over Spilt Beer)

In the wake of The Bible Society's 'Keeping It Light' video that attempted to place oppression and equality on the same footing, our heroes talk about being queer or feminist in a world of business, branding and debate that is anything but 'respectful'.

Beer spilling over wedding rings.


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First broadcast:  17 March 2017

February 3, 2017

#71 Women’s March Recap (Kellyanne Conway’s Alternative Men’s Hour)

A week out from the Women's March, Jill and Daria talk about their time at the local March on Canberra. They also look over some of the reactions from people around the world - positive and negative - and bring you some footage straight from the March itself. All this, and Daria wants to do homages.


What inspired this? Listen to the episode (or check out the links) to find out!

Episode links:

Women's March Canberra on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/womensmarchcanberra/

Pussy Hat Project: https://www.pussyhatproject.com

How the Women's March was Celebrated on Antarctica at the Sydney Morning Herald:  http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/how-the-womens-march-was-celebrated-on-antarctica-20170122-gtwjuz.html

San Jose Council Member Holds Captain America Shield at Swearing In at The Mary Sue: http://www.themarysue.com/captain-councilman/

Women's March on Washington: https://www.womensmarch.com

This Four Year Old Had Her Own Women's March With Dolls at Buzzfeed:  https://www.buzzfeed.com/terripous/these-parents-brought-the-womens-march-to-their-d 

Alternative Facts at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_facts

What the Pussy Hat Debates Reveal About the Desperate Need for (Inclusive) Cis Feminism at Forward: http://forward.com/sisterhood/361631/what-the-pussy-hat-debates-reveal-about-the-desperate-need-for-inclusive-ci/ 

First broadcast: 27 January 2017

January 20, 2017

#70 Women’s March on Canberra (Ready to be Nasty)

The Canberra Women's March is an event held in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington, as we come together on the first full day of the new administration of the United States with a show of love, strength, protest and power.


(Above: the Women's March's own official image.)

Join us and a special guest to talk about the Women's Marches taking place across the globe tomorrow.


Episode links:

Women's March Canberra on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/womensmarchcanberra/

Canberra Joins Global Women's March After Trump Inauguration at The Canberra Times: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-joins-global-womens-march-after-trump-inauguration-20170103-gtldlp.html  

Women's March on Washington: https://www.womensmarch.com

Reclaim the Night Australia:  http://www.isis.aust.com/rtn/


First broadcast: 20 January 2017

September 24, 2016

#62 Full-Time Social Awareness (24/7/52)

Is being queer and socially aware a full-time dedication? Like, literally full time? Are we letting the cause down if we watch a few movies that don't pass the Bechdel Test? Is it up to us to quash every project that doesn't fulfil our queer and feminist needs, or can we sometimes just let the world to get on with it? In short, do we need to be the perfect queer citizen and activist, and what will that do for how we and others see us?




Also, what happened when a Lipster took a hit of Italian confectionary? #ferrerogate


Episode links:


A discussion on the differences between cultural exchange and cultural misappropriation at Quora:  https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-difference-between-cultural-appropriation-and-cultural-exchange-or-appreciation

Why Going Vegan is Not a Pledge of Perfection at The Full Helping:  http://www.thefullhelping.com/what-if-i-mess-up-why-going-vegan-is-not-a-pledge-of-perfection/

The Mickey Rooney role nobody much wants to talk about at The Wall Street Journal:  http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/04/08/the-mickey-rooney-role-nobody-wants-to-talk-about/

Breakfast at Tiffany's at EzyDVD:  http://www.ezydvd.com.au/blu-ray/breakfast-at-tiffanys-50th-anniversary-edition/dp/820630

Doctor Who - The Talons of Weng-Chiang on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/tv-season/doctor-who-talons-weng-chiang/id284294855

Ferrero Australia and New Zealand:  https://www.ferrero.com.au


First broadcast: 23 September 2016

May 29, 2016

#55 Sophie Labelle (Coming of a Cartoonist)

This week we have a special guest from across the world! (Quebec, actually.) Izzy and Daria were thrilled to be joined by Sophie Labelle of globally appreciated transgender-themed Assigned Male to talk about her comic, her work, her activism and her world.

(Art by Sophie Labelle.)
Listen in to hear tales of creativity from Canada to Canberra.
Episode links:
Sophie Labelle on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/assignedmale
Assigned Male website:  http://www.assignedmale.com
Assigned Male books and more:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/assignedmale
First broadcast: 27 May 2016
October 29, 2015

#34 Queerness and Unions (What About the Workers?)

Queer? Unionist? Enjoyed the movie Pride? Wondering what the unions have done for you lately, or grumbling about them as you knock off at five for the weekend?

Fighting for workers' right has been a cause for centuries, but where does it stand with the queer women of the here and now?

Listen in to Jill, Moira, Nicky and Nida talking intersections of queerness and unions.
The song in this episode appears thanks to Jesse Thomas Brown and his Creative Commons Licencing.
Episode links: 
Pride: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture at Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pride-Music-Inspired-Motion-Picture/dp/B00MNS6UCO/
The Harvey Milk Foundation:  http://milkfoundation.org
Jesse Thomas Brown's homepage:  http://www.jessethomasbrown.com
First broadcast: 16 October 2015
Remastered and rereleased: 9 September 2016
September 18, 2015

#28 LGBT History (Several Millennia in Under an Hour)

Jess and Daria bring you more knowledge with an eclectic journey through queer history. Starting at the ancient world, will we make it to the present day before the credits roll?

Episode links:
LGBT History at Wikipedia, with plenty of links and tangents:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_history
Sappho at The Isle of Lesbos:  http://www.sappho.com/poetry/sappho.html
Homosexuality in Ancient Greece at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_ancient_Greece
'The Future Arrives Late: Queering the Ladies of Llangollen' at Google Books:  https://books.google.com.au/books/about/The_Future_Arrives_Late.html?id=SvfBnQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y
The Mattachine Society of Washington DC:  http://mattachinesocietywashingtondc.org
Stonewall and Beyond: Lesbian and Gay Culture at Columbia University:  http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eresources/exhibitions/sw25/index.html
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras:  http://www.mardigras.org.au
Transgender People Will Be Able to Alter Their Birth Certificates at The Canberra Times:  http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/transgender-people-will-be-able-to-alter-birth-certificates-20140316-34vt0.html
First broadcast: 11 September 2015
July 30, 2015

#23 Youth Activism (We are Young, We Run Free)

Tonight, FNLS brings you a special interview with the three inspiring young women behind last Sunday's Youth Organised Walk for Marriage Equality. Jillian, Nicky and Nida are joined by Ally, Angie and Ciara as they prepare for the event and talk over their ideas on what young people can do for the queer causes, and vice versa.

Don't forget, if you live in Australia, please call 1300 663 679 to leave a message showing your support for marriage equality.
Episode links
Catholic Church issues Don't Mess With Marriage Manual at the ABC:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-09/catholic-church-makes-a-stand-on-same-sex-marriage/6531712
First broadcast: 24 July 2015