Episode 5 – A Seriously Long Time Between Drinks

June 20, 2017

Hello! Iz and Ez apologise for their prolonged absence – a year between podcasts is a LONG time to wait. But the good news is that they’re BACK and keen to discuss all the books, TV shows, podcasts and films they’ve been enjoying. This episode is chock-a-block full of all the good things: Ez’s lack of internet at home, why the forbidden is fascinating, bad modern versions of Jane Austen classics, Stan Grant’s Talking to My Country and racism in Australia, and getting old and forgetting people’s names (did Sarah Harper write The Dry? Or was it Jane? And what is that Tasmanian author’s name again, who won that prize thingamy? Someone Flanagan?). Iz has been zoning in on quirky British comedies about metal detectorists and car sharing, much to Ez’s disgust, who prefers her TV shows political but not too dark (ie Veep over House of Cards). But they both loved S-Town and ABC’s War on Waste, so that’s something. Melbourne pals Iz and Ez thank you for forgiving them and tuning in after all this time!


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Dry by Jane (Sarah?) Harper

The Narrow Road to the Deep North (South?) by Richard (John?) Flanagan

Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Talking To My Country by Stan Grant

Stan Grant’s speech on Racism and the Australian Dream via The Ethics Centre

PS I’m Addicted to Online Advice Columns and BTW “We’re All Great!” by Pip Lincolne via Meet Me at Mikes

Ask Polly column by Heather Havrilesky via New York Magazine (try I’m Broke and I Hate My Job for starters…)

This is Us via Channel 10

Offspring Season 6 via Channel 10

Detectorists written and directed by Mackenzie Crook via BBC Four

Veep starring Julia Louis Dreyfus via HBO

House of Cards Season 5 via Netflix

Breaking Bad created by Vince Gilligan starring Bryan Cranston

War on Waste presented by Craig Reucassel via ABC iView

War on Waste podcast presented by Wendy Harmer and Craig Reucassel

Peter Kay’s Car Share via BBC One

S-Town podcast via Serial and This American Life

Brian Reed talk at The Wheeler Centre (SOLD OUT!)

S-Town podcast: Brian Reed’s captivating biography of life in the American south via The Age

Under the Skin podcast with Russell Brand

StartUp podcast via Gimlet Media

Convicted podcast

Dear Sugar podcast with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond (The Infidelity Episodes here)

The Alt Write at The Wheeler Centre with Roxane Gay, John Safran, George Saunders and Brit Bennett

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

20th Century Women starring Annette Bening

Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams

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