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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Benjamin Law. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Benjamin Law, often where they are interviewed.

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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Benjamin Law. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Benjamin Law, often where they are interviewed.

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Benjamin Law’s shame stories

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Writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law experiences failure every day. Ben joins comedian Greta Lee Jackson to talk about how he felt being published for the first time, copping abuse for his Quarterly Essay and meeting an ABC journalist at the Nude Olympics…while in the nude himself.

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Jul 21 2020 · 28mins
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Episode 9. Perineal with Benjamin Law and Que Minh Luu

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Ben Law and Que Minh Luu are John's guests this week. 
Even though she claims it's not her area of expertise, Que nails the sports questions. As well as the linguistic based ones which are more her speed.
And Ben has the literature and Geography topics covered pretty nicely.
It's only when we come to the science questions that they fall down a little.
Have you ever had a periorbital hematoma?
Do you know what to do with taleggio, asiago or comté?
And if you were at karaoke and these words flashed up on the screen: “It’s a little bit funny, this feelin’ inside” would you know what song you were singing?
Apr 24 2020 · 34mins

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MMeets—Asia TOPA Takeover: Benjamin Law on 'Torch the Place'

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Revisit Michelle Lim Davidson and Diana Lin in conversation with Benjamin Law exploring his new work Torch the Place, focusing on the representation of Asian-Australian characters on stage.

In partnership with Melbourne Theatre Company.

The Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts—or Asia TOPA—settles into MPavilion for an action-packed month-long residency from Thursday 20 February to Sunday 15 March. Each day of the residency, talented and multidisciplinary guests from Asia TOPA’s international roster of artists will give a lunchtime performance at MPavilion, from 12.30–1.30pm.

Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne with support from the Australian and Victorian governments. With major seed funding from the Sidney Myer Fund, Arts Centre Melbourne has initiated a landmark collaboration with Melbourne’s community of culture makers and national arts leaders to introduce powerful new voices from Asia to our stages. Asia TOPA takes place from January to March 2020.
Mar 09 2020 · 58mins
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Benjamin Law on time optimism and managing post-project blues

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My guest today is writer Benjamin Law, who has contributed to over 50 publications and has authored, co-authored and edited more than a handful of books, including the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101

His memoir, The Family Law, was adapted into three seasons of an award-winning SBS TV series, which Benjamin created and co-wrote.

He is also a columnist, playwright, radio host, and regular guest on TV shows like Q&A, The Drum, and The Project.

Which is all to say, Benjamin is an expert in shifting gears. While he credits his colour-coded iCal for his time-management prowess, after our conversation, I’m convinced his curiosity and energy plays an important role in making Ben one of Australia’s most prolific and beloved writers. 

Join me in listening to Benjamin Law as he takes us through a typical day, how he manages several projects on the stovetop at any given period, and advice for moving through post-goal blues. 

Extraordinary Findings:
You've accomplished something great, now what? NY Times
It's time to become a time realist NY Times
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Special thanks to: Nelson Dore for the theme music, Scott Stronach for editing, Ellen Porteus for the cover art.

Jan 05 2020 · 51mins

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EP 91: Benjamin Law

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Recorded live in the Baxter Booth
Dec 12 2019 · 36mins
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Benjamin Law

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Benjamin Law talks to Cheryl Akle about everything from his big, loud migrant family, his childhood, and his family to popular culture and structural racism. 

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Sep 02 2019 · 40mins
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Episode 29: Waltzing the Dragon (with Benjamin Law)

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Darren Lesaguis talks to author and broadcaster Benjamin Law about 'Waltzing the Dragon', his two-part doco exploring the long and oft-surprising history between Australia and China. They also chat negotiating identity across generations, and 'Growing Up Queer in Australia' – the recent, vital anthology Law has edited.

Watch 'Waltzing the Dragon' on ABC iView, and find 'Growing Up Queer in Australia' in any good bookstore.

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Aug 19 2019 · 25mins
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19 Years Ago, Everything Changed For Benjamin Law

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When Pauline Hanson was elected into politics in the mid-90s, author Benjamin Law was in high school on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

He’d grown up in a very white area. But up until that point, he hadn’t really considered his race.

Sure, he was Asian Australian, but that had never really been a problem.

And then, Pauline Hanson made her maiden speech in Parliament and all of a sudden, Ben’s ethnicity was associated with something negative.

His family was seen as different....He was Asian Australian, his parents were divorced and he was gay.

Ben Law has gone on to become one of Australia’s most respected journalists. He’s also the creator of the hit SBS show The Family Law, which is now in its third season. And he’s been in a relationship with his partner Scott for more than half his life.

He’s a really interesting guy, a great ally to women, and this interview with Mia will make you laugh...

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Host: Mia Freedman 

With thanks to special guest Benjamin Law

Producer: Elissa Ratliff


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Jun 16 2019 · 51mins
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Dream Dinner Party: Benjamin Law

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Columnist, writer, and renowned raconteur Benjamin Law has assembled a conversational menu for his dream dinner party, with guests writer and activist Nayuka Gorrie, novelist Melissa Lucashenko, journalist David Marr and writer Nevo Zisin. Listen to them feast upon the topic ‘queers across generations’. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018, supported by the Star Observer.

Mar 13 2019 · 1hr 1min
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TER #126 - LGBTI youth in schools with Benjamin Law - 20 Jan 2019

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Main Feature: Benjamin Law shares his experience of being a gay teenager in an Australian school.

Regular Features: Marco Cimino discusses his podcast Oh the Humanities! (and Social Sciences), Cameron discusses a UK study on managerialism and teacher professional identity and well-being. 

Timecodes (links at terpodcast.com):

00:00 Opening Credits

01:31 Intro

02:19 Marco Cimino - Interview

10:17 Managerialism and teacher well-being

26:00 Feature Introduction

28:01 - Benjamin Law - Interview

50:41 Sign off & Credits
Jan 20 2019 · 51mins