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Interview with Diana Plater on her first novel, Whale Rock

Interview with Diana Plater on her first novel, Whale Rock

October 16, 2019

Diana Plater, professional travel writer, journalist, and now novelist, discusses her first novel, Whale Rock, a sensuous exploration of mothering and loss and what it means to be a middle-aged woman in multi-cultural Sydney.

 

Credit for the pic of Diana: Sylvia Karschies.

Whale Rock by Diana Plater is available at:

https://themoshshop.com.au/collections/new-releases/products/whale-rock-by-diana-plater

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/924932

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07NYHWNTR

https://books.apple.com/us/book/whale-rock/id1454032970

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, aka The Gothic Charms of a Sassy Witch

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, aka The Gothic Charms of a Sassy Witch

October 2, 2019

It's time to get spoooooky. This month, Stephanie and Kirstin discuss the Gothic charms, sassy witches and excellent cats of the Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Titus Andronicus: A Bloody Mess or a Subversive Mess?

Titus Andronicus: A Bloody Mess or a Subversive Mess?

September 18, 2019

Join Jimmy Van and Michelle Hamadache as they discuss all things Titus Andronicus. Listen in to hear what they thought of the Bell Theatre Company's Sydney production of the play (not much!), and you'll also get to hear some insights into Shakespeare's original vision for what is a very bloody play. Warning: Both original play and the Bell production are rife with graphic scenes of sexual violence and mutilation. These topics are discussed during the podcast, so please be aware and listen accordingly.

Brilliant, smart, surprising, dirty … but enough about me, let’s talk about Fleabag

Brilliant, smart, surprising, dirty … but enough about me, let’s talk about Fleabag

September 4, 2019

We love Fleabag. No, we really love Fleabag. This week, Stephanie and Jimmy discuss their love of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's brilliant, smart, surprising, dirty comedy. 

#crusoeat300 and the Strange Life and Works of Daniel Defoe

#crusoeat300 and the Strange Life and Works of Daniel Defoe

August 21, 2019

2019 marks 300 years since the publication of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. This week, Stephanie is joined by Geoff to discuss the strange life, and perhaps even stranger works, of Daniel Defoe.

Might as well face it, we’re still addicted to true crime

Might as well face it, we’re still addicted to true crime

July 31, 2019

Stephanie and Jimmy meet up yet again to discuss all their various true crime obsessions. They can't stop watching, reading, and listening to true crime! It's a bit worrisome.

Sara-Mae Tuson and Heyer Today

Sara-Mae Tuson and Heyer Today

July 17, 2019

This week, Stephanie talks to Sara-Mae Tuson about her upcoming podcast series, Heyer Today, which will begin airing in December. They talk about the ongoing appeal of Heyer, the delights of rereading, and what happens when Stephen Fry accidentally sends you an email meant for his assistant.

Crowdfunding site: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fable-gazers-podcast-company-season-2-fundraiser#/updates/all

 

1819: An Extraordinarily Prolific Year for Keats

1819: An Extraordinarily Prolific Year for Keats

July 3, 2019

The romantic poet John Keats wrote most of his most famous poetry in the year 1819: 200 years ago this year. This week, Stephanie is joined by Dr Geoffrey Payne for an expansive discussion about Keats's life, death, poetry, and why 1819 was such an extraordinarily prolific year for him.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: A Reference to Bundy or the Netflix Film?

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: A Reference to Bundy or the Netflix Film?

June 19, 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is the extremely long title of a recent Netflix movie about Ted Bundy, starring Zac Efron as one of America's most notorious serial killers. This week, Jimmy and Stephanie chat about whether the film lives up to its promise. Spoiler: it doesn't. 

Game of Thrones Finale: The Rant is Long and Full of Terrors

Game of Thrones Finale: The Rant is Long and Full of Terrors

June 5, 2019

Everybody is talking about the Game of Thrones finale. So, we decided to as well. Jimmy and Louise join Stephanie to discuss the final series of the worldwide phenomenon but fair warning: ranting awaits.