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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

    • Society & Culture

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.

    Sunanda Sachatrakul

    Sunanda Sachatrakul

    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. She went to school in Bangkok but moved to the US to study in the early 2000s. She moved between Bangkok and the US for a time where she began her careers in filmmaking, theatre and stand up. In 2019 she toured with her show How Gay am I, and is currently living in Melbourne with her partner.

    Join Lisa “Dano” Daniel as she sits down with Sunanda Sachatrakul the life and times of this comedy talent.

    • 56 min
    Brenton Geyer

    Brenton Geyer

    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 queer club scene as well as media, events and his current roles at Living Positive Victoria and the soon to be completed Victorian Pride Centre.

    Join host Lisa “Dano” Daniel as she sits down to discuss life and community with Brenton Geyer.

    • 56 min
    Daniel Witthaus

    Daniel Witthaus

    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 homophobia in Australian schools and the Pride & Prejudice educational package, Daniel has spent much of the past two decades in schools, rural communities and developing countries to challenge homophobia and transphobia. In 2013 he founded the National Institute for Challenging Homophobia Education (NICHE), which focuses on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in regional, rural and remote Australia.

    Join Lisa “Dano” Daniel as she discusses with Daniel the life and experiences that led him to look beyond his own backyard to supporting our diverse communities.

    • 57 min
    Mark Trevorrow (AKA Bob Downe)

    Mark Trevorrow (AKA Bob Downe)

    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 providing absolute media excellence at the Herald, ABC, and Australian Vogue, but most best know him for his stage persona, the Prince of Polyester himself – Bob Downe!

    Australian and UK audiences alike will know Bob intimately from his extensive theatre and television shows and appearances through out the 90s to today, and recently Sydney listeners will have gotten to know Mark as the guest host of  the Evening Show on ABC Sydney.

    Join Lisa “Dano” Daniel to discover exactly how Bob Downe came to be and just how different the man behind the polyester is to his beloved persona.

    And as special bonus content: check out the ‘The Camp Courier’ below for insight into the very early beginnings of this amazing career.

    • 56 min
    Hang Vo

    Hang Vo

    This week Lisa “Dano” Daniel speaks with the remarkable and lovely Hang Vo.

    Hang is the CEO of White Lion – an organisation devoted to helping at risk young people, and has a clear dedication to social justice. Having arrived in Australia as a Vietnamese boat person in 1978 , Hang recounts her experiences growing up in Melbourne’s southeast in a family full of love and happiness, but not without struggles. As an adult Hang has worked across a variety of roles over 20 years in the not-for-profit sector, often trailblazing as both a woman and out and proud lesbian in the role.

    Join Lisa as she sits down with Hang Vo to hear a heartwarming story of intersecting communities and why she and her family love to call Australia home.

    • 57 min
    David Gale

    David Gale

    This week’s guest is one of JOY’s favourite and most dedicated presenters, David Gale.

    Host of the award nominated Hooked on JOY 94.9, David has used his very real-life experience of functional alcoholism and recovery to demonstrate the power to overcome at any age. Now 13 years in recovery, David is living a life of new experiences and successful enterprise while continuing to mentor fellow recovering addicts in person, as well as through his groundbreaking program.

    Join Lisa “Dano” Daniel as she sits down with David to discuss a life previously never thought possible.

    • 57 min

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