A Night with the Outer Sanctum: Inside the Group Chat

Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group

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 […]


2MCE Radio Program: Community Value in Street Libraries


Charles Sturt University

Street Libraries offer communities an alternative and sustainable venue for finding and reusing books, supporting literacy at the ground (or street) level. In SICS Radio's 3rd broadcast celebrating Social Sciences Week, we discuss how Social Science helps us understand humanity, society and the institutions which govern our daily lives through the lens of street libraries. This year, our speakers are researchers and representatives from organisations supporting this literary phenomenon active in communities across Australia. Dr Peter John Chen is a senior lecturer in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His recent article in the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association dicusses the role of street libraries in building literacy and social capital in the community and the gift economy. Nic Lowe is the Chairman of the Board for Street Library, an initiative with citizens sharing and exchanging books in tiny libraries on the street or in their yards in an effort to build community and literacy. This program is brought to you by Charles Sturt University's School of Information and Communication Studies (SICS) on radio station 2MCE Photo by Jon Callow on Unsplash.