PODCASTS and RADIO

“I write words but I also record words.”

Check out some of my podcasts on the Gender Agenda

A feminist powerhouse in Israeli Civil Society – Hamutal Gouri

This month you’ll hear from one of the most formidable women in Israeli civil society, Hamutal Gouri. She talks about how she uses gender-based philanthropy and storytelling to empower…
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At least one in five pregnancies result in miscarriage But even though pregnancy loss is so common, beyond turning to google, there are not many places in which one can openly discuss their experiences….
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Let’s talk about Fertility: Dr Raelia Lew, fertility expert

We tackle the subject of fertility with the inimitable Dr Raelia Lew. Dr Lew is a gynaecologist and obstetrician who specialises in fertility treatment. She also has a passionate interest in women’s health…
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Coming Out Of The Closet… Twice: Nevo Zisin, Jewish trans activist

It’s hard enough coming out of the closet once. But coming out twice takes things to a whole new level.Jewish transgender activist, Nevo Zisin knew that his body and his gender …
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We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We’re Jewish

A special audio story brought to you live from a milestone event in the Melbourne Jewish Community- the inaugural JCCV LGBTI Community Symposium in August this year…
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Two New Episodes – Pregnancy Taboos and Dean Cohen on Social Enteprises

On Episode 30, we chat about what we DON’T talk about during pregnancy with Tamar Stein and Eti Tamir. Like, why do we wait until the end of the first trimester before..
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The politics of bra fittings, gender in the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF). Hear Tamar Simons from JIFF…
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Wayne Green On Finding His Perfect Jewish Gay Man: himself

Wayne Green knew he was gay from an early age. But having grown up in a traditional Jewish community, he felt that he could not live an authentic Jewish life..
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Julie Szego On Gender, Multiculturalism And The Justice System

We examine and unpack our favourite topics – gender and multiculturalism.In 2011, journalist Julie Szego turned her writer’s pen to the story of a young…
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The Beth Din of Australasia recently published a statement on marriage equality in Australia. We caught up with one of its authors, Rabbi Adam Stein…
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Introducing Sophie Klein: The Gender Agenda’s New Co-host

Over the past few weeks, Sophie Klein has joined me for the Gender Agenda Radio Hour, either as an interviewee (you can listen here), a DJ or as a guest host..
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Sharon Swiatlo wears many, many hats. Educator, business owner, mother, and more recently, media star.A few months ago, Sharon appeared as a…
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As she emerged from the haze of raising young children, Dr. Jackie King found herself in a position …
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Pulpit Plus One: A Look At Life As A Rabbi’s Spouse

During this week’s episode of the Gender Agenda, our New York Correspondent, Elissa Goldstien (@Book_Moth) told us about Pulpit Plus One, a new project about life as the spouse of a rabbi.The project was initiated by Julie Sugar, who is married to an Orthodox Rabbi herself…
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When you’re planning your wedding, civil union ceremony, or forming a new de facto relationship, there is nothing …
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Pop-up Co-working Spaces for Female Entrepreneurs

Sheree is the co-founder of One Roof, a pop-up co-working space for female entrepreneurs. Yes, you couldn’t find anything more quintessentially Gen Y!During this interview, Sheree reflects on her decision…
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Podcast – Galit Klass

We caught up with artist and performer, Galit Klass, who speaks about her amazing journey from actor to cabaret performer/cantorial soloist! Listen to her reflections on performance and art, and how singing in foreign languages makes her feel more connected …
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The Gender Agenda Radio Hour

News and Blog round-up, Text in the City (on Jewish law and sex), and going back to work after maternity leave with lawyer Ilana Fievel. Hear it on J-Air radio – 87.8FM or stream live at j-air.com.au. Podcasts available for download soon…
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Jewish Settlement, Efrat, now has its own female spiritual leader

Rosenfeld is currently in the process of completing a five-year ordination course in advanced studies in Jewish law at Midreshet Lindenbaum (מדרשת לינדנבאום). The course also requires graduates to have passed…
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An All Women’s Law Firm – is there a difference?

Lawyers Chambers on Riley recently launched a new website. Most prominent, is an image featuring five confident looking women, -sporting colourful corporate attire. I could not help but think of Charlie’s Angels…
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Parental Leave for Mother AND Fathers

Stay-at-home-dads should be able to access exactly the same sorts of privileges as stay-at-home mums. Tony Abbott is rarely considered a friend of the feminist cause. But he impressed even the most radical feminist..
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Upgrading from Rebbetzin to Maharat

Dina Brawer, recently reflected on her transition from Rebbetzin to Maharat on the Times of Israel Blog. Originally from a Chabad family, Brawer married an Orthodox rabbi and then embraced the role of “Rebbetzin” with great fervour and devotion…
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Not a wave, but an agenda

Is this a Fourth Wave of feminism? Each wave of feminism in the past was defined (usually posthumously) around a number of unique issues. First wave: equal citizenship rights for women. Second wave: equal access to work and the right to control…
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Welcome

The past few years has seen an explosion in writing and commentary about gender roles. With the rise – and fall – of women leaders such as Julia Gillard, the increasing momentum of the marriage equality movement, greater focus on maternity leave, and calls for women…
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