53 episodes

A weekly in-depth exploration of arts, culture and media, featuring deep-dive interviews alongside an eclectic mix of music, hosted by Samira Farah.

The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.
https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

The Score Triple R Podcasts

    • Society & Culture

A weekly in-depth exploration of arts, culture and media, featuring deep-dive interviews alongside an eclectic mix of music, hosted by Samira Farah.

The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.
https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

    Stephanie Wescott & Steven Roberts on the detrimental manosphere and live coder, Nū

    Stephanie Wescott & Steven Roberts on the detrimental manosphere and live coder, Nū

    This week, Samira is back to keep the important conversations coming. Starting off with Monash University scholars, Stephanie Wescott and Steven Roberts, who recently published their research into how the manosphere and men’s rights content creators are influencing boys behaviour and attitudes towards women in Australian schools. They say the response needs to be urgent, especially after the disturbing spreadsheet that saw boys expelled from their private school in Melbourne… read more here: https://theconversation.com/andrew-tates-extreme-views-about-women-are-infiltrating-australian-schools-we-need-a-zero-tolerance-response-229603 Plus, artist Nū (aka Fetle Wondimu) tells Samira all about her new music, upcoming gigs and explains how live coding works… Nū says we shouldn’t be afraid. You can catch some live coding at the upcoming Next Wave 40th (re)birthday party on May 25! There will be cake!

    • 41 min
    Labor's deportation bill controversy, Maria Birch-Morunga, Brown Women Comedy and the West Papua Film Festival

    Labor's deportation bill controversy, Maria Birch-Morunga, Brown Women Comedy and the West Papua Film Festival

    This week, Samira is joined by Jana Favero, ASRC’s Head of Systemic Change & Betia Shakiba, Human Rights Lawyer and Refugee Advocate, to discuss Betia’s op-ed for The Guardian on Labor’s Deportation bill controversy, the vicious cycles of how Australia's current system treats refugees, and they work to answer the question: what’s been going on with immigration law in AU lately? Maria Birch-Morunga, co-host of the Being Biracial podcast comes in to discuss her venture hosting the Creative Conversations series by Colour Box Studio. Maria and Samira talk all about creative process, making your own spaces as a biracial woman and run through some of the guests appearing at the FREE Creative Conversations events! Daizy Maan, Co-Founder and director/producer of Brown Women Comedy brings in her friend and fellow comedian, Shyaire Ganglani, to talk about their show at MICF 2024. The multi-performer show is on until April 21 - go because it’s hilarious and you might end up in comedy! PLUS, the National Inaugural West Papua Mini Film Festival is running across nine Australian cities from April 9, 2024. Organiser, Ronny Kareni, and organiser and film-maker, Charlie Hill-Smith, speak to Samira about the lack of representation of West Papuan stories in western media and why it can be really difficult to put on events like this. The festival comes to Melbourne on April 19.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Prof Sunil Bhar on the high level of depression in aged care homes and the lack of mental health care older Australians receive

    Prof Sunil Bhar on the high level of depression in aged care homes and the lack of mental health care older Australians receive

    Samira speaks with Professor Sunil Bhar on how half of all Australians in aged care live with depression; the challenges older Australians face in receiving mental health care; and his new research on how psychological therapies may help, following his recent co-authored article for The Conversation.

    • 23 min
    House of Gods, the Indonesian election and Families for Palestine

    House of Gods, the Indonesian election and Families for Palestine

    This week, Samira is joined by actor and screenwriter Osamah Sami on his new ABC TV series, ‘House of Gods’. Having grown up with a father who was the head cleric, Osamah took stories and experiences from his own life to co-create this series with Shahim Shafaei. They have dubbed the show as ’Succession in a mosque’ and 'House of Gods' is screening now. Tito Ambyo, host of ‘Talking Indonesia’ podcast and Journalism lecturer at RMIT, gives us an Indonesian election explainer. Tito answers questions like: who is Soeharto? What does this election mean for democracy in Indonesia? And what influenced voters decisions? Plus, Sara from Families for Palestine speaks on the indefinite picket and vigil out the front of Anthony Albanese’s electorate office in Grayndler. They are demanding for the Australian government to support a ceasefire and denounce Israel’s actions in Gaza. Follow @familiesforpalestine to stay up to date.

    • 58 min
    Gela Pour, Microplastics and The Halo Vocal Ensemble

    Gela Pour, Microplastics and The Halo Vocal Ensemble

    Samira Farah speaks to Iranian-Australian singer/instrumentalist and one half of band ZÖJ, Gela Pour who will be composing a special live performace set to the screening of the 1925 silent documentary film GRASS for the Castlemaine Documentary Festival. She also speaks to Griffith University advance research fellow Shima Ziajahromi, about thier new reseach into how microplastics leave our clothes washers & washing machines and reach agricultural soil and farms across the country. Plus DJ, Broadcaster and event organiser MzRizk & Liona Tatafu with fellow members of the Halo Vocal Ensemble hop into the studio and serenade The Score ahead of their show at Fairfield Ampitheatre on Feb 25.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Whisper, the ICJ ruling and MUDRAT

    The Whisper, the ICJ ruling and MUDRAT

    This week, Samira is joined in the studio by Brodie Murray, Wamba Wamba and Ngarrindjeri storyteller, playwright and performing artist. Brodie talks through his debut production ‘The Whisper’, which is playing at Fortyfivedownstairs from 15-25 February. Samira also speaks to Rawan Arraf, the Principal Lawyer & Executive Director at the Australian Centre for International Justice discusses the ICJ ruling regarding South Africa Vs Israel. PLUS Naarm-based musical artist, MUDRAT, talks through genre bending, finding your sound and changing your alias.

    • 58 min

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