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An amazing group of talented queer women and non-binary folk who are driven to make the world a better, happier and more peaceful place via the magic of radio. fridaynightlipservice@gmail.com

June 30, 2017

#85 National Fish ‘n’ Chip Day (Batter Up)

Sometimes your episode content is waylaid, but you notice that it's National Fish 'n' Chip Day. Izzy gets enthusiastic, Daria gets cravings, Corey looks for an escape hatch, and Jodie simply judges silently.

Are they potato scallops or cakes? We're tackling the big issues tonight.


FreeImages.com/Mia P

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First broadcast: 2 June 2017

April 25, 2017

#81 Parenting and Families (Bonds of Friendship, Fur or Flesh & Blood)

Tonight we begin a look at families and how we queers form them with a focus queer women's parenting choices.
How has being queer affected your decisions around being parents?
How have you queered the idea of mothering?

A cat in a pram

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First broadcast: 17 February 2017

April 24, 2017

#80 Queer Women in Hip-Hop (That’s A Rap)

Tonight on FNLS we are talking queer women in hip hop! Tune in to hear my top ten queer queens of rap and how they are forging a path to becoming the new leaders of the urban underground.

Nuggets on a plate.

(Apologies for the ongoing battle against station technical issues that may create some distortion in this episode.)


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First broadcast: 21 April 2017


February 9, 2017

#72 AFL Women’s Competition Begins (WAFL on)

This week, thirty-two players took to the field for the first match of the Australian Football League's Women's competition! Izzy, Moira and guest expert Tess have gathered in the studio to mark this historic day in AFL and Australian sport in general.


Episode links:

AFL Women's:  http://www.afl.com.au/womens/ 

ANU Griffinettes on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ANUGriffinettes/ 

The Auburn Giants on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/auburngiants/ 

Girls Make Your Move:  http://www.health.gov.au/internet/girlsmove/publishing.nsf/Content/home

Brazilian Rugby Player Accepts Surprise On-Field Marriage Proposal at The ABC:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-09/brazilian-rugby-player-gets-surprise-proposal-after-olympic-7s/7711410

Gamblers Anonymous Australia:  http://gaaustralia.org.au 

Recorded: 4 February 2017

November 18, 2016

#66 Queering boardgames (Rolling the Dykes)

Join us as we are talking about our favorite boardgames, and giving them a bit of the queer shakedown and the feminist turnaround.

Fat Pixie snoozing on a Scrabble board.

What is this Scrabble Coven? Can Battle of the Sexes be feminist? Is there a way to queer up Settlers of Catan? Find out in this episode.

Episode links:

Settlers of Catan:  http://www.catan.com
Pandemic:  http://www.zmangames.com/pandemic-universe.html?id=1246 
Battle of the Sexes:  http://battleofthesexes.com
Scrabble Australia:  http://www.scrabble.org.au

First broadcast: 14 October 2016


November 15, 2016

#65 2016 US Presidential Election (Make Women Nasty Again)

In this episode we are talking about the impact of the 2016 US Presidential Election on queer women, non-binary people and others with whom we stand in solidarity.

(We didn't want to use a picture of Donald Trump, so here's a much preferred gentleman with wild orange hair instead.)

Emily, Jayne and Rosie join Courtney and Izzy to talk about the shape of America (and the world) for the next four years and beyond.


Episode links:

Pantsuit flash mob on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxHT4kFG14M
Margaret Thatcher at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premiership_of_Margaret_Thatcher
Pussygate at The New York Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/us/donald-trump-tape-transcript.html?_r=0
Lull Gallery and Workshop:  https://www.facebook.com/lullgallery/
2016 US Presidential Election at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2016
Canberra SpringOUT Festival:  https://www.springout.com.au


First broadcast: 11 November 2016

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

September 4, 2016

#61 Bisexual Erasure (Bye Bi?)

This week, bisexual erasure.

When we pop out our initialisms, usually B is right there near the front. But is there a tendency for bisexuality to be overlooked, ignored or even wilfully denied when it comes to the greater queer scene?FNLS has noticed and we're trying to work out why and how it happens.




Episode links:

Erasure of Bisexuality at GLAAD:  http://www.glaad.org/bisexual/bierasure

Bisexual Erasure at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_erasure

Woman from Navy's 1st Same-Sex 'Homecoming Kiss' Engaged to Man, Has Son at The Washington Times:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/29/citlalic-snell-woman-from-navys-1st-same-sex-homec/

Fruit Tingles (High Quality!) Women's Dance on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/421568274700669

Canberra Qwire:  http://www.canberraqwire.org.au

Butches and Boots at Butch Wonders:  http://www.butchwonders.com/blog/butches-and-boots

Why OITNB Refuses to Say the Word 'Bisexual' at Pride:  http://www.pride.com/oitnb/2016/6/30/why-oitnb-refuses-say-word-bisexual


First broadcast: 2 September 2016

August 28, 2016

#60 Pokémon GO (Gotta ‘Cast ‘Em All)

FNLS, I choose you! Zev joins the team as everyone's been boots on the ground rounding up digital wildlife with hit mobile game Pokémon GO. How queer is it to wander around the town capturing, training and fighting little imaginary alien creatures? You can listen to this episode and find out...

Episode links: 
Pokémon GO Official Site:  http://www.pokemongo.com
Pokemon Go Canberra - Women and Gender Variant Safe Space:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1161394847263856/
Pokémon X: Ten Years of Pokémon soundtrack available at iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/pokemon-x-10-years-of-pokemon/id194320688
First broadcast: 22 July 2016
July 2, 2016

#58 Australian Election 2016 (Votey McVoteface)

There's about to be a federal election. I know, right, who knew? 



Modified from an image by: Rama - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.0 fr, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2067181


Daria and Jill are about to appear on your player, not to tell you how to vote, of course, but to have a look at some of the issues that have appeared around the event.


Episode links:


The Australian Electoral Commission:  http://www.aec.gov.au/

Edmund Burke at Wikiquote:  https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Edmund_Burke

Vote Compass at the ABC:  https://votecompass.abc.net.au/

This Week in Blackness, home of TWIB Nation:  http://thisweekinblackness.com/

Brexit at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_withdrawal_from_the_European_Union

Aqua Harmony Enriched Learning Partnerships:  http://www.aquaharmony.com.au


First broadcast:  1 July 2016

June 25, 2016

#57 Intersex Variations (Intersex: It’s Complicated)

To be intersex, to be born with intersex variations, is to have a body whose form, genitals and/or chromosomes don't fit the typical perceptions of the sex binary. Join Izzy and Daria as they talk with our guest full of experience and knowledge of intersex, Cody, all about intersex and everything around it. (Take heed, the topic of violence towards infants comes up.)

Also, why not check out our newest sponsor? If you pop along to http://www.audibletrial.com/fnls , you can get yourself a free (oh yes, free) audiobook by signing on for their free 30-Day trial. And if you decide to stay for Day 31, there's plenty more where that came from.
Episode links: 
OII Australia - Organisation Intersex Internation Australia:  https://oii.org.au
Dad arrested for trying to kill intersex baby at LGBTQ Nation (trigger warning: it's about a dad trying to kill an intersex baby):  http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/06/dad-arrested-trying-kill-monster-intersex-baby-repeatedly/
Orchids: My Intersex Adventure:  http://www.orchids-themovie.com/
TranzAustralia Education on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TranzAustraliaEducation/
Alice Domurat Dreger's homepage:  http://www.alicedreger.com/
Aqua Harmony Enriched Learning Partnerships:  http://www.aquaharmony.com.au
First broadcast: 24 June 2016

June 8, 2016

#56 Queer Sex Education (The Birds and The Bees and All Other Beasts)

Safer sex and sex education? Right here! Erin from Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT is in the studio with us, armed with a lot of knowledge and a box of questions from you, the listener!

Episode links (some may be Not Safe For Work): 
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT:  http://www.shfpact.org.au
The Labia Library:  http://www.labialibrary.org.au
Love, Canberra podcast:  http://www.lovecanberrapodcast.com
First broadcast: 3 June 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
May 28, 2016

#54 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS I Say So)

You'll want to get your cow's-head diagram for this one.


Izzy and Nida are talking all things to do with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Body positive insulin resistance and the war on carbohydrates. Reproduction insurance and hirsutism. The hormone binary and second-year chats.
All this, and a chance to win free tickets to local BDSM party Fire & Ice!
Episode links:

PCOS 101 at GBHealthwatch:  https://www.gbhealthwatch.com/science-portal-PCOS-101.php

Fire & Ice at Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fireandicecanberra/

Spirolactone at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spironolactone

Is PCOS an Intersex Condition? at JustAnswer:  http://www.justanswer.com/ob-gyn/5xkgz-pcos-hirsutism-intersex-condition.html

Did Obesity Exist in Prehistoric Times? at Slate:  http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/05/old_and_fat.html

PCOS and food by Dr Tori Hudson:  http://drtorihudson.com/general/endocrine-health/pcos/polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-pcos/
Androgen Generation in Adipose Tissue in Women with Simple Obesity by Quinkler, Sinha, Tomlinson, Bujalska, Stewart and Arlt:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15531721

First broadcast: 20 May 2016

May 19, 2016

#53 Queer & Tattooed (Written on the Body)

Get ready to think ink. Tonight's show is all about tattoos. Do queer women get them more than other people, or do tonight's team just happen to have a thing for slipping dye under their dermis?

Episode links:
I Saw The Sign: LGBT Symbols Then and Now at Autostraddle:  http://www.autostraddle.com/i-saw-the-sign-lgbt-symbols-then-and-now-140061/
Glow in the Dark Tattoos: The Pros and Cons at Tat2X:  http://blog.tat2x.com/glow-in-the-dark-tattoos-the-pros-and-cons/
Miss Ink Australia:  http://www.missink.com.au
First broadcast: 13 May 2016
May 9, 2016

#52 2016 Budget Roundtable (Living Dollars)

Join a power-packed panel to unpack the Budget.

Izzy, Jill, Nicky, Moira and Nida are joined by guests Elena from the Women's Legal Centre and Hannah from Equality Rights Alliance to ask: As queers and women, what does this Federal Budget mean for you?
Episode links:
Australian Federal Budget, 2016-17:  http://www.budget.gov.au/2016-17/content/
Women's Legal Centre, ACT and Region: http://womenslegalact.org
Tenants Union ACT:  http://www.tenantsact.org.au
Canberra Community Law:  http://www.canberracommunitylaw.org.au
Equality Rights Alliance:  http://www.equalityrightsalliance.org.au
First broadcast: 6 May 2016
April 16, 2016

#50 Carol (Love in the Time of McCarthy)

For our 50th episode we take you back to the 1950s. Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt was adapted into the 2015 film Carol, and a six-pack of Lipsters are here to talk all about it!

(Spoilers for the movie within. Caveat auscultator.)


Episode links:
Official site (with trailer): http://carolfilm.com
Carol available at: EzyDVD, via Booko and on iTunes
The Price of Salt available at: Bookworld (Australia),  Book Depository (everywhere else) and Audible
Patricia Highsmith at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Highsmith
Laurel Lefkow's site: http://laurellefkow.com
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Talk About Oscars Snub at The Feminism Project:  http://thefeminismproject.com/entertainment/cate-blanchett-and-rooney-mara-talk-about-oscars-snub-oscarssostraight/
Gay Cliché on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gaycliche/
Reload Bar & Games:  http://www.reloadbar.com.au

Equal Love Canberra on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/equallovecanberra/
First broadcast:  15 April 2016
April 12, 2016

#49 Online Discourse (Let’s Get Digital)

Izzy and Daria with more about life across the digital frontier. After all, there's more than just Facebook and Twitter. What are some good spots to see and be seen online? Is it really reclusive to spend so much time on the Internet now that you can carry it around with you and your friends?

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First broadcast: 1 April 2016
April 3, 2016

#48 Lesbians and Cats (The Feminine and the Feline)


Why do so many lesbians seem to like cats so much? Do the cats like the lesbians in return? Can cats be queer? Do they have gender identities? Politics? Do they need to be environmentally aware when they are of course the ruler of all they survey?
All this and more when Izzy, Nida and Daria join us to have some fun and talk about their furry feline four-legged friends.
Episode links: 
Recyclable litter-trays:  http://www.poopycat.com/en/3-litterbox
Stop Tony Meow:  http://stoptonymeow.com
The Peter Dutton Cat's hashtag on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/hashtag/DuttonCat?src=hash
Neko Atsume at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neko_Atsume

First broadcast: 18 March 2016
March 30, 2016

#47 Mixed Bag (Outfoxed)

On this week's show...

  • Gem & Yen invite you to bring your life problems to them in our new advice segment, 'Dear Aunty Queer'.
  • Nida talks with Jill Scalon from the Women's Centre for Health Matters about domestic violence in the queer community.
  • Kat, Izzy, Lisa and Daria take another look at The Danish Girl and consider the casting controversy.
So have a listen, there's bound to be something for you!
Episode links:

Ask a question for Dear Aunty Queer at dearauntyqueer@gmail.com 

The Women's Centre for Health Matters:  http://www.wchm.org.au
The Danish Girl at the Internet Movie DataBase:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810819/
First broadcast: 25 March 2016