The Ritual of Podcasts: An Asian-Australian Conversation


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Rituals have many functions—to maintain connection, honour history, and build the future by observing the important present. The rise of Asian-Australian podcasting did exactly this in the wake of increasing hostility towards Asians as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Through podcasts, Asian-Australians embraced their identities, celebrated their unique brands of pop culture, and shared their life experiences.

So take your shoes off, take a seat, and join us in celebrating the Asian-Australian community through this inspirational conversation. Open to all ages and cultural backgrounds!

After the conversation, there will be a short activity allowing participants to have their own conversation. Participants will separate into smaller groups and have their own discussions inspired by conversation prompts created in conjunction with the event, which they can take home and share with family and friends. You can read our conversation starters here.

As part of this event, you can hear this mini-episode where we meet the voices behind the podcast Unapologetically Asian.

This event has been developed as part of the M_Curators, an MPavilion program engaging young makers, doers and programmers. This initiative is made possible by our presenting partner Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.