Episode 4 – Tea and a Slice of Offspring

July 10, 2016


Iz has been reading Magda Szubanski’s memoir on the train to Mildura and Ez has been on school holidays, which, for any good English teacher, equals reading. The girls saw a film together a few weeks and did NOT agree on its relative merits (or lack of). In Episode 4 Iz and Ez talk about education and creativity thinker Sir Ken Robinson’s book and get rather deep into the topic of what makes a good teacher and how school should be structured. It’s not all serious though – there’s Kath and Kim, Rake, what they’re seeing at MIFF this year, plus everyone’s favourite, Offspring, and how we really just care about what Nina’s wearing. All over tea and a slice of lemon cake.


Second Half First by Drusilla Modjeska

Sustain Education Art Melanesia (SEAM) Fund founded by Drusilla Modjeska

Give Me Courage by Lenuta Hellen Nadolu

Reckoning: A Memoir by Magda Szubanski

Rake – starring Richard Roxburgh via ABC TV

Kath & Kim created by Jane Turner and Gina Riley, and starring Magda Szubanski

Fast Forward and the D-Generation starring Magda Szubanski

Offspring Season 6 – starring Asher Keddie

TED talks given by Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity? (2006), Bring on the Learning Revolution! (2010) and How to Escape Education’s Death Valley (2013)

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson with Lou Aronica

Interview with Sir Ken Robinson by Kerry O’Brien via ABC TV

Interview with John Marsden talking about the school he founded – ‘Candlebark’ – via Richard Stubbs on ABC 774

A Perfect Day – starring Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Melanie Thierry and Benicio Del Toro

Everybody Wants Some!! directed by Richard Linklater

Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater

Son of Saul directed by Lazlo Nemes

What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Certain Women directed by Kelly Reichardt and starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart – via Melbourne International Film Festival

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