The Social Work Stories Podcast
Learning about dying: The Invisible String and other important stories.

Learning about dying: The Invisible String and other important stories.

November 26, 2019

This episode features the story of an anonymous social worker who has to navigate how best to help a family tell their child that their sibling is soon to die.

Join Lis and Mim as they listen to this heartbreaking, yet heartwarming story of learning about dying.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

Your liberation is tied up with mine: Social Work Stories from ANZSWWER 2019

Your liberation is tied up with mine: Social Work Stories from ANZSWWER 2019

November 12, 2019

In October of 2019 the Social Work Stories Podcast travelled to Perth for the Australia and New Zealand Social Work, Welfare, Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Symposium to hear some amazing social work stories around the topic of 'Social Work & Activism'.

Join Mim and Lis as they listen back to the first of our ANZSWWER stories and unpack some themes relevant to all of our social work practices around the world. We hope you enjoy the first in this mini series, with more episodes coming soon.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

The worst scenario possible - What does the social worker do?

The worst scenario possible - What does the social worker do?

October 29, 2019

A heart-wrenching story shared by your anonymous social worker. A four year old girl dies in the Emergency Department and you are the social worker supporting the family. What do you say? What do you do?

Listen along with Mim & Lis as we bear witness and honour the life lost, the family's grief, and the support of this social worker in the worst of scenarios.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

The “S-Word” in Social Work- When Eros Enters the Therapeutic Space

The “S-Word” in Social Work- When Eros Enters the Therapeutic Space

October 15, 2019

In this episode, we sit down with a social worker who shares his story of being attracted to his client- what does this look like, how does it feel, and how do you keep yourself and your client safe. We discuss what happens when Eros enters the therapeutic space, the importance of being honest in supervision, and what role personal counselling holds for practitioners. 

Mim and Lis share from their own experiences of education, supervision and the workplace, and break down that often avoided subject of sex in social work. 

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

The Social Work Stories Podcast: Our First Year

The Social Work Stories Podcast: Our First Year

September 17, 2019

It's been one year, twelve months, fifty-two weeks, three hundred and sixty-five days, five hundred and twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes since we released episode one of the social work stories podcast.

To help us celebrate we've invited your third and fourth favourite podcast hosts to reminisce on the year that's been. We hope you enjoy!

With love from the Social Work Stories Team.

Music by Ben Grace (2018) 

Social Work in a Royal Commission

Social Work in a Royal Commission

September 3, 2019

Our first live podcast recording of the Social Work Stories Podcast, with your hosts Mim & Lis and guest social worker Gary Hampton. On this episode you get to meet Gary, a social worker positioned within the Australian Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.

EPISODE WARNING: The content of this episode may trigger some adverse or challenging responses for some listeners. Please take care of yourselves.

This episode was also filmed. You can find it on our website - socialworkstories.com

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

Bringing the A-Game: A social work advocacy story.

Bringing the A-Game: A social work advocacy story.

August 20, 2019

This episode comes with a social justice warning - If you aren't exasperated, flabbergasted, frustrated, or outraged by this story from today's anonymous social worker and the treatment of the patient involved, then some quiet reflection may be required... Consider that your warning!

Join your hosts Mim & Lis as they listen to the committed social justice advocacy of your anonymous social worker and the ongoing story of oppression for her patient.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

Abortion Care, Self-Reflection, Trauma, and Social Work

Abortion Care, Self-Reflection, Trauma, and Social Work

August 6, 2019

On this episode you'll get to hear the story of two anonymous social workers and their client in an abortion care service. There is a lot to unpack and bear witness to in this story, and so we ask that you take care of yourselves as you listen. Then join Mim, Lis and special guest Denika, as they sit with this story in all its complexity, compassion, and learning.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Special Guest - Denika Thomas.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

Leaving Violence: Finding the power of choice.

Leaving Violence: Finding the power of choice.

July 23, 2019

Episode 18 highlights the story of an amazing woman, her children, your anonymous social worker, and the incredible rediscovery of self, choice, freedom and joy.

Join Mim & Lis as they investigate this experience of a woman leaving violence and the mountains climbed to safely continue life, and the story of one social worker's attempt to walk alongside.

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

Aged Care: Getting beyond the four walls.

Aged Care: Getting beyond the four walls.

July 5, 2019

It's 2019 and there's a Royal Commission into Aged Care in Australia. We are well overdue for looking into what is happening in this marginalised and isolated sector of our community! And more importantly, we're overdue in asking ourselves - Where are the social workers?

This episode, you'll hear from a passionate aged care advocate and social worker who sheds a light on the creative dance that can be played between aged care residents and their social workers. Listen with Lis and Mim as they explore this real-life and heartwarming social work story told by your anonymous social worker.

BONUS: Keep listening right to the end of this episode for a Social Work Stories 'Special Announcement'.

Credits:

Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.

Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.

Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.