Podcast Episode

Urban Legendary Eight

The Eighth Urban Legendary Show!

Remember, if you’d like to support the show (and get behind-the-scenes content and rewards – check out the Patreon site at patreon.com/kyliesturgess

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What follows is a series of interviews, conducted by Kylie Sturgess, which all aired on RTRM.

The GST was introduced by the Howard government in 2000 and applies to almost everything we buy. Sanitary products have never been on that list, but that could be about to change.

University student Subeta Vimalarajah started an online petition that has gained more than 90,000 signatures to ask the government to stop taxing a “bodily function”.

Last Monday night, you would have seen Subeta confront Joe Hockey on the ABC’s Q&A about the effort to change the . I spoke to her about the petition and the Treasurer’s commitment to make changes.

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This weekend is the  Margaret River Readers and Writer festival, and it’s now seven years old. The event hosts poets, journalists and academics doing talks and workshops – and an author whose work I’ve been following since her first book, authored at the age of 14.

Isobelle Carmody is an Australian writer of science fiction, fantasy, children’s literature, and young adult literature; while I wasn’t allowed to talk about her new book out this year (!) – we did have an interesting chat about the journey that’s taken her to this point.

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Ireland has become the first country to legalise same sex marriage through referendum, with 62% of votes in favour and 32% against.

The decision has seen widespread celebrations across Ireland.

Irish journalist,  Colm Coyne, joined The Mag to discuss the impact of Ireland’s win for marriage equality.

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This episode is brought to you with thanks to Patreon supporters – they include: Steven, Stephen, Josh, Linley, Gold, Brian, Iggy, Lukas and Andrew. Thanks to everyone who contributes and please consider joining to help continue these shows at patreon.com/kyliesturgess.

Thanks to the radio stations RTRFM who have supplied these recordings, especially Peter Barr. Hear more great audio at  www.rtrfm.com.au.

Check out the Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess to find out more. Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kyliesturgess and check out previous shows at www.tokenskeptic.org.

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Music “Pushed Away” by Mitchell Gannon: https://soundcloud.com/mitchell-gannon

Ice Core Scientist: http://www.youtube.com/user/icecorescientist

Additional Voiceover by Pamela Quevillon: http://speakeasynarration.com

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