A Night with the Outer Sanctum: Inside the Group Chat

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The Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group invites you to get “inside the group chat” of the award-winning podcast The Outer Sanctum and find out how they engage with the big ideas and challenging problems in sport and beyond each week.

The Outer Sanctum is best described as AFLM and AFLW chat done differently with an all-women podcast featuring ten passionate footy fans. The team discuss and unpack Aussie Rules and other sports stories from the outer with a consciously feminist and inclusive lens. The team consists of:

  • Emma Race
  • Shelley Ware
  • Rana Hussain
  • Lucy Race
  • Alicia Sometimes
  • Nicole Hayes
  • Tess Armstrong
  • Kate Seear
  • Julia Chiera
  • Felicity Race

The Outer Sanctum is a place for football stories and passionate footy voices we don’t usually get to hear, and it is this focus on inclusion and intersectionality that will frame the conversation for this live event.

The Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group – led by Dr Kasey Symons – will provide insight on how podcasts such as The Outer Sanctum are changing the way we hear about, discuss and consume sport media.

Kasey’s research has found that alternative and independent sports media platforms create custom content that reflects a diversity of voices and representation of athletes, sports and issues that are not covered in meaningful ways in traditional sports media. While these new media outlets often set out to redress the lack of diversity and intersectional approaches to traditional sports media, they are also seeking ways to drive even more change.

The Outer Sanctum podcast provides an amazing case study on how this group has worked to increase the visibility and profile of marginalized and underrepresented voices discussing football in new ways. We will follow their journey as they have taken steps to improve their own diversity, enacting their mantra “nothing about us, without us,” and proactively becoming more intersectional in their content producing journey.

Join us at this free event in person at our Hawthorn campus or stream live for those further afield or juggling the busyness of life.

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5 September 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
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Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group
03 9214 4529
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