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What can stories of ordinary people teach us about ourselves? Untold perspectives on the ordinary person’s life in Australia.

The Good Morning Podcast Kelly Phan

    • Documentary

What can stories of ordinary people teach us about ourselves? Untold perspectives on the ordinary person’s life in Australia.

    Fr Rob Galea: the singing priest

    Fr Rob Galea: the singing priest

    Fr Rob Galea is a Catholic priest, singer-songwriter, film-maker and author. I was super lucky to be joined by Fr Rob and my friend Ashley as a co-host to talk about Fr Rob's story.


    In this episode: Fr Rob grew up in Malta, a party island, and developed depression and anxiety as a teen. After hitting rock bottom, he joined a Christian youth group and later - the priesthood. We talk about prayer, misconceptions of the Catholic church and what Fr Rob's "elevator pitch" about Catholicism is.


    Trigger Warning: We talk about depression and suicide in this episode from 7:38 - 14:29. If anything you hear has a triggering effect, please reach out to someone who can help keep you safe. Or remember, you can find lifeline at any time at 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au.


    Connect with Fr Rob Galea on Instagram (@frrobgalea) or Facebook or the FRG Ministry website.


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    Episode hosted and produced by Kelly Phan | Artwork by Mei Kingwell

    • 50 min
    Dan Stubbs: the fight for rights of people with disabilities

    Dan Stubbs: the fight for rights of people with disabilities

    Dan Stubbs has fought for the rights of vulnerable communities for his whole career. After developing a vision impairment as a teen, he went from tradie training to an economics degree. He's gone on to be a lawyer, CEO and now - Commissioner for Disability Workers.


    In this episode: Dan tells us about his career, which began with being unemployed straight out of uni. He now focuses on championing the rights of people with disabilities and suggests how we all can be part of it. We talk about ableism and how the world is not designed for all abilities.


    This episode is one of our favourites and we hope you've enjoyed it!


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    Episode hosted and produced by Kelly Phan | Artwork by Mei Kingwell

    • 39 min
    AFTERSHOW: arranged marriages (?)

    AFTERSHOW: arranged marriages (?)

    When we recorded this episode, Daizy had just read a book about arranged marriages - so we decided to talk about it!


    SEGMENT 1: Daizy's Oh No moment included very nearly running late to an appointment with BMW (!) Kelly's Oh Yes moment involved a pleasant IKEA trip.


    SEGMENT 2: We answer Google's top questions on "do arranged marriages...?" Questions include: Do arranged marriages still exist? Do arranged marriages have love? Do arranged marriages last longer?


    You can find Daizy's podcast and blog here. Connect with Daizy on LinkedIn.


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    • 17 min
    Daizy Maan: entrepreneurship as a tool for change

    Daizy Maan: entrepreneurship as a tool for change

    Daizy has always wanted to make a positive impact on the world. But it wasn't until she volunteered with refugees in Thailand that she realised the power of entrepreneurship. After completing half of a law degree, she realised the power that entrepreneurial skills has in empowering people - especially those who are disadvantaged.


    **In this episode: **Daizy talks about growing up in Griffith NSW and the racism that she faced growing up. She tells us about how her independent nature led her to travel to India as a teenager, volunteer in Thailand and Tanzania and found her own university club. She now works with SPARK Deakin and Bold Punjab to cultivate entrepreneurial and leadership skills in young people and South Asian women.


    You can find Daizy's podcast and blog here. Connect with Daizy on LinkedIn.


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    • 48 min
    AFTERSHOW: pools!

    AFTERSHOW: pools!

    Sam Kane tells us everything you need to know to fall in love with swimming pools again. Sam has been campaigning since he was 14 years old to keep his local pool open. Even today, he continues to make his pool the centre of his community with float races, Zumba classes and many volunteers.


    SEGMENT 1: Sam and Kelly talk about their Oh Yes and Oh No moment of the week. Sam's Oh Yes moment had him celebrating National Volunteers Day by giving out awards! Kelly's Oh No moment involved her stealing someone's car park (by accident!)


    SEGMENT 2: Sam and Kelly answer Google's questions on "Why swimming pools...." Questions: Why are swimming pools blue? Why are swimming pools green? Or quite simply...why swimming pools?


    Find out more about Golden Square Pool on Facebook.


    If you have questions, stories or comments you would love to share, head over to the Facebook group and let us know in the episode thread.


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    Episode hosted and produced by Kelly Phan | Artwork by Mei Kingwell

    • 34 min
    Sam Kane: 14 y/o campaigner to 21 y/o Citizen of the Year

    Sam Kane: 14 y/o campaigner to 21 y/o Citizen of the Year

    Happy Monday ☀️ In this episode, Sam tells us about growing up in Bendigo and how he discovered a cause he felt extremely passionate about - saving his local pool. He faced a disappointing Council vote to close the pool after campaigning, but rallied the community to get a Yes vote weeks later.


    In this time of great social movements, Sam's story reminds us that change is possible. He is a Politics/Journalism student and offers his perspective on why engaging in politics is more important than ever.


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    Episode hosted and produced by Kelly Phan | Artwork by Mei Kingwell

    • 40 min

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