Births, Deaths and Marriages: Marriages
‘Reader, I married him’ is among the world’s most famous literary quotes. Why? Marriage is one of the most life-changing of events, rivalled only by births and deaths – our entry and exit from this world.
Comedian George McEncroe gets serious about marriages – and how they can transform us – with the help of guests Monica Dux, Fabian Dattner, Jane Fisher, Kaz Cooke and Molly Carlile.
Molly Carlile AM has worked in the palliative care sector as a specialist clinician, leader and senior manager for over thirty years. She has received multiple national and international awards, is a published author, international speaker and advocate for improving community death literacy in order to build compassionate and supportive communities for people living with a terminal illness or grieving the loss of someone they love. Her latest book The Death Talker has been used widely as a source of information and inspiration. Molly is Chief Executive Officer of Palliative Care South East Ltd. and sits on a number of DHHS advisory and policy committees.
Fabian comes from a well known Australian family, and is the founding partner of Dattner Grant, one of Australia’s best known specialist leadership consultancies.
Kaz Cooke is a former reporter and cartoonist turned history detective. She is also the author of the bestselling books Up The Duff, Kidwrangling, Girl Stuff, Girl Stuff 8–12, Women’s Stuff, and the children's picture books Wanda Linda Goes Berserk and The Terrible Underpants.
Her new novel, Ada, grew out of her research and exhibition during a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria, 2013–2015.
George McEncroe is the CEO and founder of Shebah, Australia's ridesharing service for women. While trying to safely get her four kids where they needed to go and support her family as a single mum, she came up with an idea for a business: ridesharing that allowed an all-women fleet of drivers to earn income whenever suited them, and that provided worry-free transport for women and children. Now that she's turned her idea into a reality, she's added CEO to the list of roles on her resumé, which include stand-up comedian, breakfast radio host, ABC producer and more.
Monica Dux is a columnist with the Age, and the author of Things I Didn’t Expect (when I was expecting) (2013), co-author of The Great Feminist Denial (2008), and editor of the forthcoming anthology Mothermorphosis (April 2015). She can be heard regularly on ABC radio and 3RRR, and has published widely, especially on women’s issues. Monica is a founding board member of the Stella Prize.
Jane Fisher is Professor of Women’s Health and the Director of the Jean Hailes Research Unit in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.