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Spring Sia, Brunswick

“I’ve been a professional Muay Thai fighter for three years now”. In this episode we meet Spring Sia from Brunswick, who migrated from Malaysia, at her business Martial Spirit, on busy Dawson Street in Brunswick. Listen to the interview. Subscribe wherever good podcasts are found. To see more of Spring in action, visit the Martial … Continue reading Spring Sia, Brunswick

Jocelyn, Brunswick

'He decided to improve his English by reading Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan.' In this episode we meet Jocelyn from Brunswick, whose father migrated with his family from The Netherlands. Listen to the interview here. Subscribe wherever good podcasts are found. A rare photograph of the family photographer, Jocelyn's father, Kees. Next episode: We meet … Continue reading Jocelyn, Brunswick

Lori Cucinotta, Preston

‘Going to Japan helped me come out of my shell’. In this episode Sharon interviews Lori Cucinotta from Preston. If you haven’t heard Sharon’s interview with Lori’s mother, Rosa Cucinotta, listen to that interview first. Listen to the interview with Lori at Podbean. Subscribe wherever good podcasts are found. Next episode: Jocelyn, Brunswick For Season … Continue reading Lori Cucinotta, Preston

Rosa Cucinotta, Preston

'From the moment I stepped foot in this country, on this land, I fell in love'. In this episode Sharon meets Rosa and Lori Cucinotta, in Rosa's kitchen in Preston. Lori interprets as Rosa tells her story. Listen to the podcast at Podbean. Subscribe wherever good podcasts are found. Rosa as a young woman Two … Continue reading Rosa Cucinotta, Preston

Nikhil Joy, Fawkner

"One of the amazing things that happen out of getting that job was my self-discovery that food and coffee ... I love that." Season 02 Episode 001 Nikhil Joy from Fawkner In this first episode of season 2, we meet Nikhil Joy in his café. Nikhil tells me that the hum in the background is … Continue reading Nikhil Joy, Fawkner

Bruce, Glenroy

“And over here everything is on a time… Everything was on a timetable and we struggled for a bit with the transportation because we were new in Australia.” An audio snippet from this interview with 'Bruce':  Today we are with Bruce from Glenroy.  Bruce, when I met you earlier today, you told me that you’d … Continue reading Bruce, Glenroy

Frank, Oak Park

“…all the sunny weather here. I know, living in Melbourne, that is a hard thing for people to understand, but if you lived in Germany or central Pennsylvania where most days it's going to be cloudy or raining or snowing, it's really very different and very positive…” An audio snippet from this interview with Frank:  … Continue reading Frank, Oak Park

Heather Anne Bloom, Brunswick

"Australia gave me a second chance at realising my potential." An audio snippet from this interview with Heather Anne:  Heather Anne, could you start by giving us a sense of a typical day for you? A typical day for me since recent illness forced me to slow down a bit would be getting up rather … Continue reading Heather Anne Bloom, Brunswick

The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part Three

“The taste was different for everything.” An audio snippet from this interview with Colombianito:  Let's tell the readers a little bit about you. How old are you? Nine years old. I've spoken to your mother and father and I know that you have a sister. How old is she? She is 2 ½. Okay. So … Continue reading The Colombians, Glen Eira, Part Three

Thomas Weston, Brunswick

“We see diversity but we don’t see the soul, the heart of people; that would be great.” An audio snippet from this interview with Thomas:  So perhaps you could start by giving me a sense of a typical day for you? A typical day for me. I wake up probably about 530 in the morning, … Continue reading Thomas Weston, Brunswick