Stop Everything! Nakkiah Lui, Thai Boys Love, Word Up

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Playwright, actor, director, and Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman Nakkiah Lui's new violent superhero comedy "Blackie Blackie Brown" comes with the tagline "reconciliation, or revenge?" She joins us to discuss Reconciliation Week, dealing with social media trolls, and the (American) ABC's decision to axe the "Roseanne" reboot after the star's racist tweet.

Thai "boys love" series are making waves across Asia and beyond. Aimed at female audiences, they're also empowering the queer community with depictions of young male same-sex relationships. Producer Kim Jirik tells us how he fell in love with the genre, and introduces us to some international fans, plus "Together With Me" stars Max Nattapol Diloknawarit and Tul Pakorn Thanasrivanitchai, and Thammasat University's Poowin Bunyavejchewin, who says the series have had a big impact on Thai society. Macquarie University Japanese studies lecturer Dr Thomas Baudinette explains "boys love" links to manga, and why the series have taken off in the Philippines.

Rudi Bremer from RN's Word Up and Awaye podcasts tells us why we should hear more Indigenous languages - and listen. She explains why she loves "lust out loud" podcast Thirst Aid Kit, and discusses whether its objectification of men puts it at odds with #MeToo.


Period1 Jun 2018

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  • TitleRadio Interview
    PersonsTom Baudinette