Influencers & Online Radicalization, "Cold enough for snow" wins 2023 Prime Minister’s Literary award, AI's impact on the workforce, International community radio

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Cam and Andy from Yeah Nah Pasaran show speak to Dr Eviane Leidig, the author of Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers & Online Radicalization. On mainstream social media platforms, far-right women share Instagram stories about organic foods that help pregnant women propagate the pure white race and post behind-the-scenes selfies at anti-vaccination rallies. These social media personalities model a feminist lifestyle, at once promoting their brands and radicalizing their followers. In discussions of issues like dating, marriage and family life they call on women to become housewives to counteract the corrosive effects of feminism.

Eviane Leidig in her book offers an in-depth look into the world of far-right women influencers, exploring the digital lives they cultivate as they seek new recruits for white nationalism. Going beyond stereotypes of the typical male white supremacist, she uncovers how young attractive women are playing roles as organisers, fundraisers and entrepreneurs. 
You can listen to Yeah Nah Pasaran every Thursday 4:30 to 5:00 pm.




We hear from Victorian author Jessica Au, winner of the 2023 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction for her novel Cold Enough for Snow. The win comes nine months after Au took out the fiction and overall prizes at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. 




Sunehra speaks to Niusha Shafiabady, Associate Professor in Computational Intelligence at Charles Darwin University about how Artificial intelligence will impact the workforce around the world. Niusha says that people living Niusha says that people living in developing countries will be the most affected by this change. You can read her article here




This week Australia’s radio sector celebrates 100 years on the airwaves. The first licensed station to broadcast over the airwaves was Sydney radio station 2SB, now ABC Radio Sydney. Community broadcasting in Australia emerged in the 1960s. Today, there are more than 450 community-owned radio stations – making community broadcasting Australia’s largest independent media sector. But the sector is not so healthy everywhere.

Malaysia had to wait until the early 2000s for its first community radio station. Radiq Radio brought the voices of refugees, squatters, factory workers and other marginalised groups to listeners in Malaysia, via a shortwave transmitter located in Indonesia. Journalist and broadcaster Sonia Randhawa was the founder of RadiqRadio. They join us to share more about this grassroots project and the international community radio landscape.

Interested in hearing more about 100 years of radio in Australia?

Tuning in or Fading Out: Radio’s Past, Present and Future

Panel discussion hosted by Jonathon Green from ABC and featuring Pilar Aguerra, Chairperson at 3CR

Thursday November 23, 2023

6.15pm - 7.45pm

Eureka Centre Auditorium, Ballarat

Free event but you need to register.