In this bonus episode, Dr Ritu Jain dives deeper into her work on disability awareness by discussing her concerns regarding Singapore’s legal interpretations of ‘disabled’ versus ‘abled’ people. In addition, she describes the continued stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and taboo associations that exist for marginalised health communities, including those living with HIV. If you haven’t checked… Continue reading Bonus episode: Stigma and discrimination amongst Singapore’s disabled communities
Photo by Luca Lorenzi, 2009 (see: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suedtirol_ist_nicht_Italien_-_Brennero.JPG) Every-so-often I do an episode that is very near and dear to my heart. This episode is no exception. In this month’s show for our ‘Controversies and Contraband’ series on the Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast I talk with historian and Senior Researcher, Dr Hannes Obermair about the history of South… Continue reading Episode 30: Italy’s segregated schools
When serial entrepreneur, Brady Simpson, made the decision to start up and found his own businesses (Simtek and Peanut), he took his years of experience working at Facebook and LinkedIn to discover what it really takes to succeed in the tech industry. In this one-hour interview with the Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast, he sits down… Continue reading Bonus Episode: The path to successful entrepreneurship
Many thanks to Palestinian Entrepreneur, Majd Mashharawi for her very raw and candid talk about the difficulties she and other women have faced trying to find work and start their own businesses in occupied Gaza. The statistics will shock you, but should hopefully provide a bit of insight (and hope) to an historical region that… Continue reading Bonus Episode: When the world pushes women to their knees, they pray
Our newest episode in the ‘Controversies and Contraband’ series talks about the history of British witchcraft, or more precisely British witches’ understanding of their contemporary history. While not seemingly controversial on the surface, western societal interpretations of the ‘witch’ are deeply rooted in taboo, where modern-day witches can sometimes be viewed as ‘irrational’, embarrassing, or… Continue reading Episode 29: Anthropology, and the history of British witchcraft
The Oxford Method, the world’s only online year-round Oxford and Cambridge university preparatory programme for international students wanting to attend Britain’s top universities, has kindly reached out to us and is offering our followers a 10% discount on ALL of their services!This is a once in a life-time opportunity, and a chance for you to… Continue reading 10% discount offer on The Oxford Method!
Who doesn't love to win free stuff? The short answer is: nobody. By becoming a free subscriber or a monthly C&C Patron, you automatically are added to our list to become one of our monthly C&C Merchandise winners. To see if you are this month's winner, make sure to listen in to our upcoming July… Continue reading Month of June: C&C Merch winner!
What does it mean to ‘censor’ or ‘ban’ forbidden Nazi symbols, art, and books like Mein Kampf in present-day Germany? And more to the point, is this even possible? In this first episode of our new series, ‘Controversies & Contraband’, Dr Banu Karaca explains the hidden impact of Hitler’s Nazi dictatorship on censorship laws in… Continue reading Ep. 28: Nazism, art, and questioning free speech
In this final episode of our 'Inspiring Women' series I talk with Dr Ritu Jain, President of DEBRA (Singapore) and rare disease policy advocate for the Asia Pacific. In this episode we cover the differences between 'invisible' and 'visible' disabilities, and 'orphan' diseases, and what we can do as individuals in order to promote and… Continue reading Episode 27: Inspiring Women: Dr Ritu Jain and disability awareness
https://soundcloud.com/coffeeandcocktails/episode-26-inspiring-women-with-ted-talk-speaker-majd-mashharawi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EpC-EDhcqw&t=5s I'll be honest, when a colleague reached out to me several months ago asking if I would be interested in interviewing Majd Mashharawi, TED Talk speaker and founder of GreenCake and Sunbox, I was floored. This woman's initiatives are incredible. Not only has she been able to transform the lives of thousands through… Continue reading Episode 26: Inspiring Women with TED Talk speaker, Majd Mashharawi