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Ah, fiction. Just when you think you’ve had enough of the real world, here comes our refuge. Our imagination and joy. Our space to play and safely try on bold ideas, delve into our pain, recover our humanity; laugh, cry and walk in each other’s shoes.
Recently inspired by some great guest interviews, Millie and Lily are back to talk about the arts, the stories that have shaped them, and whether art and government/power should mix at all, or keep firmly to their separate corners.
Millie tells us all about the “Practical Utopias” fellowship she’s doing with Margaret Atwood at the moment, while Lily admits to some embarrassing film and tv loves. (Post-script: she can’t believe she forgot to mention The West Wing!)
It’s a chat about reMAKING, for storytellers and lovers of story everywhere.
What are the stories that have shaped you, and what are the stories you think humanity needs to be telling next? Why do stories about how the world can be better often read like government reports (‘boring and bossy’), or are we getting better? Leave your comments on social media or get in touch via email/voicemail — details below.
Things we mention
Cargo ships of the future, powered by wind turbines
Nashulai: The First Maasai Conservancy
Taboo — the company on a mission to end period poverty
The Australian government’s creation of SBS, the most diverse broadcaster in the world
The founder of the public relations (incorrectly referred as Freud’s cousin — it was his nephew, Edward Bernays)
Dr Wes Watkins, creator of the Jazz and Democracy project (coming up on our next episode, stay tuned)
Dateline (SBS on Demand): The World’s Happiest Country
Things you can do
Enjoy some art.
Make some art.
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