Hmmm: Melbourne Podcast Community

Hmmm: Melbourne Podcast Community

Hmmm is a Podcast company based in Melbourne, Australia. Website: HmmmPodcasts.com Instagram: Instagram.com/hmmmpodcasts We currently have 5 shows! 🎙️ Reasons To Rant 🎙️ Anonymous Musicians 🎙️ Unapologetically Brown 🎙️ Strengths Untold 🎙️ Spiel The Business

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November 21, 2021 46 min

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Raised by her migrant Polish-Czech grandparents in SE Melbourne, Nina Springle's early life was infused with stories of post-war survival, hardship and resilience. This fuelled Nina's steely determination to chart her own course in study, careers and adventure.  However, from suburban Frankston, family chaos and visa rejections, to a one-way ferry to Zanzibar, Nina's choices and fate presented he...

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Kashif Bouns' childhood obsession with cricket in a small country town in Pakistan, landed him in Kuwait as a teen working for his father, then saw him narrowly miss selection by the Pakistani Army and then discover life as an international student in Melbourne - before landing a senior role in the AFL industry. From cab driving in a new country, culture shocks, his Nani's wisdom and a bizarre twist ...

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A modern-day Ibn Battuta, Nora Musa is a UK based intrepid adventurer who has carved a niche for herself in the travel industry as a solo woman traveller extraordinaire. She shares her cross-cultural heritage of Somali and Egyptian background and how a trip to Egypt as a child, spurred her fascination with travel. Her penchant for meeting people living life authentically and sharing their stories as a core f...

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Born in London, Sonia Lindsay hails from South India but has lived in the UK and Australia. She chronicles her school memories, from the hippie London school where they sang Beatles songs at assembly, to the parochial suburban school in Perth, where Sonia endured devastating bullying. Betwixt these cultures & experiences, Sonia found a ‘third space’ from which she’s carved a cathartic role connecting wit...

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Shamila and Niveditha speak with the Hon Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Australian Parliamentarian and an OG Unapologetically Brown, Muslim, Migrant Woman, to hear about her incredible life story, from her upbringing in Pakistan to her remakings in Australia. 

In this conversation, we explore Mehreen’s life and career as told in her book “Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud”, an intelligent primer on ...

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Described as one of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia, my guest is ARIA award-winning Oud virtuoso, Joseph Tawadros AM. Now based in London, Joe talks candidly about his journey from Redfern NSW, as a kid loving music based on his Egyptian roots, to pursuing a passion composing 19 albums, collaborations with elite musicians and performances from Melbourne to Ukraine. His signature wit and ...

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Shantel Wetherall is a Belize/British/Australian creative, writer and host who believes in nuanced conversations about women, culture and change. During our introspective chat we discussed why we should never go backwards, getting permission to be complex- and the importance of honouring the '3am you'.   If finding and celebrating your truth is a priority, then this podcast episode is a must-listen...

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This week Niveditha and Shamila tackle two contemporary issues that exemplify the empty rhetoric on diversity dominating the Australian political landscape at the moment - the National Safety Summit on Women, and the Labour Party’s chosen candidate for the NSW federal seat of Fowler. We analyse the Summit to see whether it passed the diversity and representation test, and share our perspective...

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👩🏽👩🏾 We continue our conversation with Dhanya Mani, the former NSW Liberal Party Staffer who came forward to speak out against the sexual assault she experienced at the hands of a senior NSW Liberal Party staffer in 2019.

We pick up Dhanya’s story and take a look at the circumstances that lead to the assault against her, and the failure of the Party to take action against the abuser. We take a cultu...

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💪🕵️‍♀️ In this episode of ‘Strengths Untold’ I meet up with the uber brilliant Dr. Joey Nguyen, a first-generation Vietnamese doctor born in Australia who is a highly respected Public Health expert.

Currently working in Victoria’s COVID-19 response, Joey’s interest in policy & engagement stems from a place of lived experience. He champions the link between self-awareness and centring patient’s voices as crucial...

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💪🕵️‍♀️ *Triggering warning* this episode contains discussions of war crimes.

As a child, Ameena Rahimi witnessed the fear the Taliban invoked in her country. When she arrived in Australia as an Afghan refugee ten years ago, Ameenah never expected her homeland to endure the return of violence and instability quickly unfolding these past few weeks. In this raw and informative interview, Ameenah shares her family'...

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👩🏽👩🏾 To no one’s surprise, racism has reared its ugly head in sport again in Australia. Shamila and Niveditha discuss how the abuse against Robbie Young is not an outlier or limited to sport, but an exemplar of ongoing institutional failure to take meaningful action on racism in the country. They deconstruct the “apology” to Robbie and how it exemplifies the concept of white tears and white fragility...
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👩🏽👩🏾 Niveditha and Shamila interview Dhanya Mani, Former NSW Liberal Party Staffer who came forward in 2019 to speak out against the sexual assault she experienced at the hands of a senior NSW Liberal Party staffer, and her journey to create Kate’s List, a campaign and community platform for survivors of sexual harassment and assault. In Part 1 of our interview, we explore Dhanya’s story growing up...
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📰 11.8.21 Adrienne, Eve and Marcus talk about a tradie charged with fraud for allegedly pretending he had Covid-19 to get off work. Australian brothers fined for destroying mother's home in will dispute. Pooseum in historic Tasmanian town of Richmond wins council battle to keep unique signage. Victoria has now made it illegal to release balloons into the air and more! Producer: Marcus Rimondini Assistant Editor: Zoltan...
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💪🕵️‍♀️ In perhaps her most powerful interview to date, Tasneem Chopra spoke with Amani Haydar about her memoir, ‘The Mother Wound'. They have a raw conversation on the legacy of her mother and grandmother as well as a critique of failures in systems, cultures and mindsets that shortchange women in life and death. *Triggering warning* this episode contains discussions of war crimes and domestic violence. ...
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👩🏽👩🏾 Niveditha and Shamila interview Ruby Hamad, internationally renowned author of White Tears, Brown Scars: how white feminism fails women of colour. We unpack the key themes of the book such as the history of feminism and it’s problematic relationship to race, white womanhood as a key instrument of colonialism and slavery, and how white tears are used to strategically silence women of colour. We...
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💪🕵️‍♀️ A multidisciplinary artist, Abdul Abdullah is a creative of mixed cultural heritage whose creations are as subversive as they are arresting. With his works showcased throughout Australasia and Europe, Abdul's phenomenal talent combined with his earthy humility make him a fascinating subject. 🌐 hmmmpodcasts.com/strengths-untold 📷 instagram.com/tassafierce Producer: Marcus Rimondini Assi...
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👩🏽👩🏾 Trigger warning; this episode contains discussions of abuse, mental health. “We’re never taught about sex, consent, or boundaries- until it’s too late. I had no words to describe what had happened to me. I didn’t even know the word “vagina”. If I had known what good touch was from bad touch - maybe I would have screamed. I’ll never know. I had no words to describe what had happened to me. And ...
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📰 7.7.21 Adrienne, Eve and Marcus talk about an Australian woman who googled 'how to commit murder' found guilty of murder. Notorious Aussie vegan protestor storms restaurant and pours fake blood everywhere. Australian woman wakes up to find mouse is chewing her eyeball and more! Producer: Marcus Rimondini Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso 🎨 Carla Scotto Art 🎼 Sunbeam Sound Machine You can follow and ...
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👩🏽👩🏾 In part two of our series on self-loathing, we tackle some famous South Asians in tv and entertainment: Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, Hassan Minhaj and Russell Peters. We analyse their career trajectories and break down the key shows they created or starred in, including The Mindy Project, Master of None, Patriot Act and Parks and Recreation. Niveditha and Shamila discuss what these shows tell u...
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