What a HELLUVA year it has been.

Enduring a serious flare up with my Crohn’s Disease that literally forced me to leave my home for the past 10 years, New York City, and head back to Sydney, I’ve experienced a rollercoaster of emotions these past 365 days (and will hopefully be able to get into more details at a later date).

Now I’ve settled back into a slower-paced lifestyle in Australia and it was time for me to leap back into doing what I love most: hosting. I’ve just started my first podcast with my longtime friend Nate Wade called “The Bridge” and we couldn’t be more excited.

The Bridge is aimed at being a much-needed BRIDGE between cultures, a BRIDGE between knowing and experiencing Hip-Hop in America then translating it to Australia, and an exploration of international news, views — and some ratchetry, of course.

We rushed this episode out to time it with Harmony Day in Australia yesterday on Tuesday, March 21, a holiday that celebrates cultural diversity. Harmony Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Our special guest is The Honourable Linda Burney MP, the first Aboriginal woman elected to the Australian House Of Representatives. In celebration of The Bridge being recorded in the historic area of Redfern and kicking off during Women’s History Month, Linda talks about the scary rise of Pauline Hanson’s popularity in Australia, her experiences as an Indigenous woman, why young people need to understand the importance of the political process and much more.

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