Media, comedy and political satire with Dan Ilic – WOAE071

Dan Ilic shares stories and insights from his career in media and his work at the intersections of comedy and journalism including creating sketch comedy and political satire. Dan has been a presenter on numerous network television and public radio programs and most recently held senior roles as Executive Producer of ‘Tonightly’ on ABC television and as Executive Producer of Satire at Fusion Media.

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View below some of Dan’s work mentioned in the podcast

And here’s an additional clip not discussed which is always good for a chuckle

The culture of English obscenity law, Professor Chris Hilliard – WOAE070

English obscenity law from the Victorian period in the mid-nineteenth century was unevenly applied to literature available to working class audiences. Hierarchical thinking and elitism in the application of the law was enduring and is evident as late as 1960 during the Lady Chatterley’s Lover trial. This is an idea explored in a forthcoming book by Professor Chris Hilliard from the University of Sydney. Chris is researching censorship and cultural change in Britain from the Victorian period to the 1970s. 

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Indonesian diplomat Bapak Hermanus Dimara – WOAE069

A conversation about diplomacy and Indonesia including the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

Bapak Hermanus Dimara is Consul for Information, Social and Culture at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia for New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia based in Sydney.

Bapak Hermanus Dimara adalah Konsul Fungsi Penerangan, Sosial dan Budaya, Konsulat Jenderal Republik Indonesia untuk New South Wales, Queensland dan South Australia berkedudukan di Sydney

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Films for the Halloween season with Davis Rivera – WOAE068

Dread, surrealism, trash and a good dose of slasher movies—a discussion of films appropriate for the Halloween season. Davis Rivera is a programmer for the Austin Film Society and a film scholar with an MSt in Film Aesthetics from the University of Oxford.

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US midterm elections, Alexandra Carlton – WOAE067

A general explanation of the US midterm elections with no assumed knowledge followed by an analysis of what the 2018 results might mean for the major parties and the future of US politics. The imminent Supreme Court appointment is discussed as is the potential for influential gerrymandering with upcoming redistricting. Alex Carlton is a journalist and social commentator with a special interest in US politics and US political culture.

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Public relations, Nicole Reaney – WOAE066

Insights about public relations techniques with Nicole Reaney who is founder and director of InsideOut PR and #AsSeenOn. Topics include tips for agency pitches to potential clients and story pitches to traditional media journalists and more recent developments in brand marketing via social influencers. Nicole also shares her personal story of entering the industry and starting and growing her business.

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Live music sessions: video recommendations – WOAE065

Reviews of some of my favourite music performances from live studio sessions by Durand Jones & the Indications, Dub FX featuring CAde, Grieves, The Milk, Shakey Graves and Daryl Hall with Chromeo. To listen to the commentary use the audio bar on this page or download the Wide Open Air Exchange podcast from iTunes or Stitcher or your preferred podcast platform. See the videos embedded below and support the artists and studios via their online portals.

Durand Jones & the Indications website
Durand Jones & the Indications on Facebook
Paste Studio on YouTube

Dub FX website
Dub FX on Facebook
CAde on Facebook

Grieves website
Grieves on Facebook
Audiotree on YouTube

The Milk website
The Milk on Facebook
BBC London Introducing on YouTube

Shakey Graves website
Shakey Graves on Facebook
Audiotree on YouTube

Live from Daryl’s House website
Daryl Hall on Facebook
Chromeo on Facebook