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February 11, 2018

#98a Check it Out & Lip Service Classics: Tenants Day (Friday Night Lodgings Service)

This fortnight, we'll be taking a sneak peek at a new podcast, and then delving back in time to International Tenants' Day 2016. We talked about the joys and troubles of being a tenant, and the ways that issues around insecure housing and the imbalance of power in a tenant-landlord relationship can adversely affect marginalised groups such as the queer community. The episode was lost in the archives, but has just been unearthed. If you're a tenant or ever have been, you might want to listen as Nicky puts her Lipster and Tenant Union hats on at the same time.
(What is the sound of two hats, anyhow?)

Plus! Fresh to this podcast, never heard before, some more FNLS cat chat!

A cat sitting in a dollhouse. The cat looks surprised.

Maison pour Chat by Santenard (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Note: We apologise for the 'archive' (ie, not very good) quality of some of the Tenants' Day part of the show. It is an artefact of the studio equipment of the time, and we only had limited resources to clean it up. 

Episode links:

First presented: 30 September 2016 & 11 February 2018

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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
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