#1429 Underground

In this episode, we’re going underground, with secrets, subcultures and subversive publishing. We meet River, one of the elusive Shoplifters of Tumblr, and hear stories of Oz Magazine from Jim Anderson.

The Shoplifters of Tumblr

The internet has meant that even the most underground of movements, most clandestine of activities, are now made to be shared and viewed and even favorited by strangers. This story is about a community enabled by the internet – The Shoplifters of Tumblr.

Produced by Avani Dias

Oz Magazine

In the late 1960s Jim Anderson was one of the editors of Oz Magazine – a title which he jokes has been the ‘hook that hanged me all these years’. The magazine is looked at as a sort of golden age for underground media, and counterculture in Australia and England. He sits down with producer Caitlin Gibson to talk us through some of the more

Produced by Caitlin Gibson

Presenters: Michaela Morgan and Michael Brydon

Community Coordinator: Pip Rasmussen

Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo

Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan

Image Credit: Romain Toornier 

# 1339 Claiming Body


The female form is a glorious thing.  This episode we want to share stories about the female form as art, canvas, biology and sex.


Claiming Body

Megan Oliver is a tattoo artist at one of the leading tattoo studio’s in the country.  She has over 20 years of experience in Australia and overseas.  Megan shares her story of how she got started in the industry, what she loves about tattooing and where the industry is going.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  Obat Batuk- Defence Mechanism by Paperbag Muzic, God Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols



How we see ourselves is not necessarily how others see us.  Merran Winchester decided to confront some of the beliefs she held about her body by getting naked.  Through life drawing she discovered a new way to see and be seen.

Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits: Les Sons et Les Parfums Tournet Dans L’Air du Soir by Debussy


Vagina Soit

Vagina’s are still a bit taboo.  But that didn’t stop Sydney University student newspaper Honi Soit, challenging public perception by photographing vagina’s and putting them on the front cover.  This sparked debate about censorship, the diversity of women’s bodies and the possibility of a  non-sexualised body.

Producer:  Avani Dias

Music Credits: The days have turned by Jonti feat. The Stepkids & Illa J, Come Save Me (Andrew Weatherall Remix) by Jagwar Ma’Void’ by Seekae


Celebration by Edwina Blush

Edwina Blush is a poet, singer, lyricist and performer that confronts big issues with a light, artistic touch.

* This version of Celebration was recorded at the Wordy Bordello in the Rocks in Sydney as part of the Word Travels Festival 2013.

Other links:  www.edwinablush.com


Picture Credit: Tattooed Women Wallpaper

Music Credits:  Bachelorlette by Tori Amos


Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester