ALCOHOL - Culture

For cultural sensitivity, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are advised that this podcast contains conversations about people who are deceased.

Trigger warning: This episode discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts please phone Lifeline from anywhere in Australia on 13 11 14.

In today’s episode, Annie and Bianka look at Australia’s drinking culture and the way alcohol is advertised to us. They discuss the ways that alcohol seeps into our subconscious mind through marketing and pop culture. This episode also looks at the ways Aboriginals have been affected by alcohol. 

Big thanks to our first guest today, Lauren Zonfrillo, the founder of award-winning marketing and communications agency, Pulse. Lauren is also the board director of the Orana Foundation which has a mission to shine a light on Australia's Indigenous food - so please check that out!

You can also find Lauren at @laurenzonfrillo on Instagram and Twitter. 

And secondly you heard from Tarneen Onus Williams. Tarneen is a very active leader and writer in the Aboriginal community so you're almost certain to seem them again but make sure you follow them on Twitter at @Tarneen to keep up to date.

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