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Australia's best interviews from a Queer perspective, delving into the extraordinary lives of everyday people, highlighting every shade of queer culture whilst reflecting the spectrum of diversity that makes Australia today.Sometimes challenging, often inspiring, always engaging and constantly entertaining, Word For Word is JOY 94.9's premier long-form interview program and syndicated nationally via the Community Radio Network.If you know someone who is amazing, unique, extraordinary or has a great story to tell, then email the show and suggest a guest.

Word for Word JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Australia's best interviews from a Queer perspective, delving into the extraordinary lives of everyday people, highlighting every shade of queer culture whilst reflecting the spectrum of diversity that makes Australia today.Sometimes challenging, often inspiring, always engaging and constantly entertaining, Word For Word is JOY 94.9's premier long-form interview program and syndicated nationally via the Community Radio Network.If you know someone who is amazing, unique, extraordinary or has a great story to tell, then email the show and suggest a guest.

    Greg Axtens

    Greg Axtens

    Lisa Daniel’s guest on Word for Word is Greg Axtens. Greg is a well-known and much loved member of Melbourne’s LGBTIQA+ community. Diagnosed at 3 months old with cerebral palsy, Greg’s family were told he would never speak. Greg is here over 50 years later to prove that advice wrong.

    A transcript of this podcast can be found here: Greg Axtens Transcript

    Word for Word is hosted by Lisa Daniel on JOY 94.9, produced by Ellen Spalding, podcasted by Jacqueline Shields. & Thomas Olejniczak. This podcast originally aired on July 2nd, 2022. For further information head to JOY 94.9 webpage, Word for Word podcast page or on Facebook or email Lisa Daniel and the team at Word for Word.

    • 55 min
    Mike Toole

    Mike Toole

    Lisa Daniel hosts Word for Word on JOY94.9. Lisa’s guest is Mike Toole. After an incredible career spanning decades in infectious disease research and international health at Burnet Institute, Professor Toole retired at the end of September 2021. He remains an Associate Principal Research Fellow at Burnet.  Mike spent more than 40 years in a range of international health areas; communicable disease control (including HIV), maternal and child health and nutrition, and public health in emergency settings. 

    Working for eight years in Thailand, two years in Somalia, and ten years at the CDC in Atlanta, Mike also undertook short projects in more than 30 countries in five continents and now speaks a variety of languages. A founding member of Medecins sans Frontieres Australia, Mike is a member of the Global Fund Technical Review Panel, the Board of the Three Diseases Fund for Burma, and the Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Mike is an AM – The Council for the Order of Australia for his work in public health. 

    Word for Word is hosted by Lisa Daniel on JOY 94.9, produced by Ellen Spalding, podcasted by Jacqueline Shields. & Thomas Olejniczak. This podcast originally aired on May 7th, 2022. For further information head to JOY 94.9  webpage or email Lisa Daniel and the team at Word for Word.

    • 55 min
    Julie Peters

    Julie Peters

    Lisa Daniel hosts Word for Word on JOY94.9. Lisa’s guest is Julie Peters.  Julie has had an incredible history of activism, both from a personal perspective living her life as an out trans woman, to being active in transgender social justice organization to politics with the Democrats in the 1990s. Julie claims she is still naïve enough to believe the world can be a better place and her activism has seen her take on a variety of roles from performer, writer, parliamentary candidate, practical environmentalist, media professional and doctoral researcher.  

    Julie has worked at the ABC for over 50 years in over 30 different roles from technology to leadership.

    Word for Word is hosted by Lisa Daniel on JOY 94.9, produced by Ellen Spalding, podcasted by Jacqueline Shields. This podcast originally aired on April 30th, 2022. For further information head to JOY 94.9  webpage or email Lisa Daniel and the team at Word for Word.

     

     

     

    • 55 min
    Peter Quarry

    Peter Quarry

    Lisa Daniel hosts Word for Word on JOY94.9. Lisa’s guest is Peter Quarry. Peter is a multi-award-winning psychologist whose videos and training programs are used by Fortune 500 companies, Universities and organisations in over 20 countries.  

    He was resident psychologist on Good Morning Australia for 7 years and a sought-after seminar leader and public speaker. His recent book If I Were You charts his complicated family relationships, struggle with his sexuality and sex and drug addictions – just to name a few themes. It explores his diverse career, and is a kind of therapy session with himself. Peter lives in Melbourne with his husband Paul and dog Pixel. 

    Word for Word is hosted by Lisa Daniel on JOY 94.9, and produced by Ellen Spalding and this podcast originally aired on April 9th, 2022. For further information head to JOY 94.9 webpage or email Lisa Daniel and the team at Word for Word.

    • 55 min
    Michelle Sheppard

    Michelle Sheppard

    In this Word for Word live episode hosted by Lisa Daniel, Lisa’s guest is affectionately known as Mama Mish. Michelle Sheppard will be well known to Joy 94.9 listeners. She’s a highly respected presenter, advocate, and trainer in the gender equity space. As a transgender woman, Michelle appreciates the difficulties within the grey created by the gender divide and traverses them herself and willingly takes others on the ride with her. Michelle brings her lived experience of being a trans woman into her work – running diversity, equity, and inclusion training, mentoring colleagues, and providing extra support to anyone transitioning or affirming their gender. Michelle lays out the sobering statistics around violence and discrimination against transgender people, unemployment, financial troubles, and mental health issues but mixes them with anecdotes and funny stories from her life.



    Word for Word is hosted by Lisa Daniel on JOY 94.9, and produced by Ellen Spalding and this podcast originally aired on April 2nd, 2022. For further information head to JOY 94.9 webpage or email Lisa Daniel and the team at Word for Word.

     

     

    • 53 min
    Ernest Price

    Ernest Price

    Lisa Daniel is joined by guest Ernest Price. Ernest is a writer and secondary school teacher who transitioned a few years ago. He is the survivor of a challenging upbringing in Perth and New South Wales, but has used his life experience to inform his education practice. He has been published in the journal Overland, and is working on his first novel which is loosely based on his life. 

    Word for Word is hosted by Lisa Daniel on JOY 94.9, and produced by Ellen Spalding and this podcast originally aired on March 26th, 2022. For further information head to JOY 94.9 webpage or email Lisa Daniel and the team at Word for Word.

    • 55 min

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Todd Mc Kenney

What a fabulous insight into an arguably loveable rogue. So enjoyed this podcast, found it so enlightening. You made me feel somewhat boring. Thankyou x

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