Word for Word

Word for Word

Australia's best interviews from a queer perspective

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August 14, 2021 55 min

Joining Lisa Daniel today on Word for Word on @JOY94.9 is guest Yvonne Sillett. Yvonne grew up in Victoria and followed in her parents’ footsteps by enlisting in the Australian Army directly after high school. Her decade long career was cut short in 1989 when she was discharged from the Army after a witch-hunt that was carried out for Australian Defence Force members who were seen as gay or lesbian. As a Corps of Signal Yvonne ...

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Word for Word is hosted by Lisa Daniel and her guest this week is Dan Lake. Dan is an entertainment executive and content producer whose work in development, financing and production extends across feature film, broadcast drama and comedy as well as factual and reality programming. Currently the head of content at Orange Entertainment Co, Dan’s work has encompassed award-winning feature and documentary films, as well as working as ...

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Join Lisa Daniel on Word for Word. Lisa’s guest this week is Grace Lee. Grace was born in the UK and emigrated to Australia in 1990. With a career that has spanned academia and the IT industry as a project manager, Grace is now a psychotherapist and counsellor who has extensive experience working with trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. With her second wife Sheila, Grace co-founded Ovarian Cancer Australia and was Chair of...

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June 5, 2021 55 min

Today’s guest on Word for Word with host Lisa Daniel is RWR McDonald. Rob is an award-winning author, a Kiwi and queer dad who lives in Melbourne with his two daughters and a cat called Harry. His debut novel,  The Nancys,  won Best First Novel in the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards, as well as being a finalist in the Best Novel category.  It was shortlisted for Best First Novel in the 2020 Ned Kelly Awards, and Highly Commended for an Unp...

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Today’s guest on Word for Word with Lisa Daniel is Peter de Groot. Peter could be described as a survivor. Despite the challenges of growing up in a religious based homophobic environment, being bullied at school and being diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy in 2017, Peter de Groot remains upbeat and positive about his past, his present and his future. Word for Word is hosted by Lisa Daniel on JOY 94.9, and produced by Ellen Spalding. ...
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Today’s guest with Lisa Daniel on Word for Word is Linzi Kurileff.  Linzi Kurileff has been somewhat of an unsung hero amongst Melbourne’s queer community for more decades than she would be happy to admit. Some highlights include managing the legendary Glasshouse hotel; being heavily involved in the ALSO Foundation over a number of years; Co- presenter at JOY; Vice president/President BENT TV; Vice President of Victoria’s Pride Mar...

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April 3, 2021 55 min

Ruth Katerelos

Today’s guest with Lisa Daniel on Word for Word is Ruth Katerelos. Ruth is a registered psychologist with over 20 years experience working in the area of mental health. Combining private practice with her role at Queerspace, my guest also manages to find time to be a regular contributor to Melbourne’s arts scene as a performer and producer. On top of that she is also mum to two teenagers. Over the journey Ruth has de...

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Jude Munro AO

Todays guest on Word for Word with host Lisa Daniel is Jude Munro. Jude Munro grew up in Melbourne – the daughter of Salvation Army parents. Her leadership skills were honed early and then developed through her university years and into her career which has spanned unions, Public Service, Public Policy and as CEO of various local governments in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. In 2010 she was made an Officer of the O...

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Lisa Daniel’s guest on Word for Word goes by the simple, yet perfectly suited name of Sprinkle. Sprinkle has been active in the fashion, costumery performance, film and curatorial spaces since the mid 1990s. She’s won awards, appeared in kink performances and sex positive films, and her fashion has appeared in countless media from tv to film, to print magazines.  

A tall and curvy woman herself, Sprinkle struggled for many years tr...

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Lisa Daniel presents Word for Word and her guest is Michael Cutrupi. Michael has achieved an awful lot in a short space of time having worked across the arts in a variety of roles from management, production and leadership roles to acting and performance in film, television and theatre. As a bigger guy he often challenges the stereotypes around dancing and performing. As an actor he has worked with the Sydney Theatre Company, Ameri...

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Lisa Daniels speaks with Belle Zipper. For many of us being diagnosed with a significant degenerative and incurable medical condition at age 44 would challenge us in ways we’ve never before...

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Dennis Altman has quite the resume! Professorial Fellow in Human Security at La Trobe University; Doctor of Letters Macquarie University; Ambassador Human Rights Law Centre; Patron Australian Lesbian and gay Archives; Patron...

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Today’s guest is Michelle McNamara. Besides being involved in a wide variety of transgender and inclusion focused groups, Michelle is also Enterprise Fellow in the School of Biosciences and teaches in...

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July 20, 2020 56 min

Julie McNamara was born in Merseyside in the UK – a child born to rebellious Catholic and Protestant parents, which put her in the role of clown and peacemaker. She...

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July 19, 2020 55 min

Madeleine Swain was born in the UK and moved here to Australia for love around 28 years ago. She’s had a long career working and volunteering in various areas of...

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July 18, 2020 55 min

Jamie Gardiner has led an incredibly rich life and has been at the forefront of almost every major legal reform for the LGBTIQ+ community for several decades. His can list...

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April 13, 2020 56 min

This week’s guest is the comedically talented Sunanda Sachatrakul Sunanda was born in New Delhi and adopted out a month later to a Punjabi/Indian/Thai couple who were living in Bangkok....

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April 2, 2020 56 min

This week’s guest is the always insightful and engaging Brenton Geyer. Brenton has been a fixture of Melbourne queer life for what seems like decades. His contributions have spanned the...

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March 12, 2020 57 min

This week’s guest is the truly community spirited leader, Daniel Witthaus Author of Beyond Priscilla: one gay man, one gay truck, one big idea… , Beyond ‘That’s So Gay!’: Challenging...

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March 12, 2020 56 min

This week’s guest, Mark Trevorrow may not be instantly recognisable to some listeners, but chances are you know him. Mark has been a part of Australia’s media landscape for decades...

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