Episode One Hundred and Ninety Two – On Art, Vaccinations, Comedy and Cancer
Welcome to episode #192! Just in time for the long weekend here in Australia.
The first interview is with Alexia Sinclair, about her work and that of a range of other artists, writers and more world-wide, who have all contributed to the Gates Foundation’s The Art Of Saving A Life.
Alexia Sinclair’s contribution is a photograph; an artistic interpretation of Dr Edward Jenner in 1796. The Gates Foundation, headed by Melinda and Bill Gates, commissioned over three dozen works of art from artists, writers and film-makers from around the globe. The hope is that the works will inspire people to think – and act – on how important vaccines are to modern health systems.
Luke Ryan, whose book A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Chemo was released last year, is bringing his live show is coming to the Fringe World festival in Perth.
A year-long regimen of chemotherapy and radiotherapy wasn’t quite what comedian and freelance writer Luke Ryan had in mind when he turned twenty-two. Especially since he already went through the same experience when he was eleven.
There was one way to deal with it – comedy. His book, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Chemo is a warm-hearted and hilarious memoir on being marked by cancer – but not being defined by it.
Both of these interviews aired on RTRFM – many thanks to the station for helping make these happen.
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