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Deadly Voices
from the House

A podcast that takes intimate interviews with First Nations artists and leaders to the world

Acclaimed presenter, journalist, actor, producer and arts guru Rhoda Roberts AO returns to our airwaves to present Deadly Voices from the House, recorded live from Sydney Opera House. Featuring a diverse selection of guest appearances from prominent First Nations leaders from the music, arts and culture sector. Deadly Voices from the House provides an important platform to discuss critical issues and explore the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary culture.

Deadly Voices from the House is supported by Sydney Opera House Presents, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and the National Indigenous Radio Service.

Listen to Deadly Voices from the House on iTunes and Stitcher.

Latest episodes

Dalisa Pigram | Gudirr Gudirr

28 June 2018

Fervent, fierce and profoundly personal, Gudirr Gudirr is a powerfully emotive solo work by one of Australia's most revered Indigenous dancer-choreographers, Dalisa Pigram. Rhoda Roberts sits down with Dalisa to chat about the stage show's inception and what it means today. Playing at the Sydney Opera House 27 - 30 June.

Casey Conway | Sport

15 February 2018

Casey Conway, is a former NRL player from Queensland. Not only is he an advocate for LGBTQI+ inclusion in sport and acceptance within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, but Casey's recognised around the world due to his modelling career with aussieBum.

Ben Graetz | Performing 

10 December 2017

Ben Graetz—AKA Miss Ellaneous—is an Indigenous queen who co-founded Miss First Nation 2017 which took place in September in Darwin and was a search for Australia’s best Indigenous Drag performers – it built on his work with Queens – The Ultimate Drag Crown. Ben is also a Creative Producer, director, writer & performer.

Dameyon Bonson | Support 

3 December 2017

Dameyon Bonson is the founder of the Black Rainbow Foundation – a national advocacy and touch point set up as a social enterprise to prevent intentional self-harm and social isolation among Indigenous young people who identify as LGBTQI+.

Kirstie Parker & De Greer-Yindimicarlie | Partners

15 February 2018

Partners features Kirstie Parker and De Greer-Yindimicarlie—Kirstie holds a senior position within the South Australian Public Service and is the former CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, seasoned political campaigner and representative for Indigenous voices. De is an award-winning Aboriginal artist practising across a variety of mediums and the owner/operator of Yindi Artz. She is also a graphic designer, film and music producer and entrepreneur. Kirstie and De make a formidable team.

Beau James | Transitioning

Thursday 16 November 2017

Transitioning features Beau James (who was known as Donna Carstens at the time of the recording)—from the Mununjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South-East Queensland, with links to Stradbroke Island. Beau is an accomplished physical theatre and circus performer working in the community arts, social justice and education sectors. They have worked extensively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia and is currently employed as the Manager of Indigenous Programs at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.

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