Episode 20 - Marama Whyte

"I do really believe that there are opportunities to make change through the culture that we consume." - Marama Whyte

Marama and I have been friends for a few years and I am inspired by the fact that her work is about giving a voice to people that culture has neglected or history has forgotten.

Marama Whyte is undertaking her Ph.D. in history at the University of Sydney, researching American women in the media in the 20th century. She is also Contributing Editor and Podcaster at Hypable.com, an online magazine of popular culture and entertainment news. She writes on a range of topics including feminism and diversity in pop culture, and hosts the site’s flagship entertainment podcast, Hype. Through Hypable, Marama has had the opportunity to travel to San Diego Comic-Con multiple times to interview many actors, authors, and creators of note. She also credits her work on Hypable with first generating the interest in the media which has resulted in her current research project.

We talk about finding novel ways to approach important topics, why it's ok to stay a student, the value of developing the humanities, curiosity, empathy, creating work that resonates and much more.

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