Ever found yourself dregging on a bus on the way to work, fantasising about fries and pondering the metaphysics of seat allocation? Is there a word for mirroring manspreading behaviour? Is dregging even a thing? Find out the answers to these and other off-beat questions mulled over by Ali and Emma as they listen to … Read More
Finding the sublime in the suburbs, this performance piece from Papua New Guinean-Australian writer, Alana Hicks has our two hosts in awe. Ali and Emma chat about the pastiche of images Hicks writes about in ‘Movements’ and they wonder whether you think it ends on a pessimistic note or not. Join the discussion on the … Read More
What impact does a simple act of compassion have on someone suffering post-traumatic stress? In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Shady Cosgrove’s moving microfiction, ‘Aftermath’ published in the microlit anthology, Shuffle and narrated by Alex Neal. Our presenters have differing interpretations of what it is that the character Jimmy has been through and dive … Read More
If your anxiety was an animal, what would it be? Ali and Emma sit down over a coffee and ponder this after listening to Brenda Saunders’ microlit ‘Birding’ narrated by Anna Finisterer. Join the conversation over at the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. About the author BRENDA SAUNDERS is a Wiradjuri artist and writer living in … Read More
Season 1 of Coffee Pod|cast ends with Ali and Emma switching to espresso tequilas to discuss Dominique Hecq’s ‘Four Thousand Winks’ narrated by Whitney Richards. The discussion ranges from Dr Who to pregnancy sex and we ask do you remember your actual birth day? Tell us what think of our podcast, join the conversation on … Read More
In this episode, Ali and Emma chat about Pamela Seckin’s ‘Amelie’ which is performed by Eleni Schumacher. They discuss the movie which inspired this microlit and delve into the meaning of the ‘manic pixie dream girl’ trope it is based on. They reminisce about their own Paris adventures and ask their listeners if they dream … Read More
In this episode, Ali and Emma chat about Shady Cosgrove’s microlit, ‘Call An Ambulance’ which was performed by Eleni Schumacher as part of Spineless Wonders’ live show, Little Fictions at Knox Street Bar, Chippendale in Sydney. Our curious podcast hosts ask what if this was narrated by a person of a different gender, what if … Read More
In this episode, Ali and Emma present Johanna Ellersdorfer’s ‘Texting Through Time Zones’ performed by Felix Johnson. They chat about geograhically-challenged relationships and the issues we all face when mediating life in the world of social media. Have you had a long-distance relationship? Join the conversation here on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page.
In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Angie Holst’s ‘Addicted’ which is performed by Lauren Hamilton Neill. See if you can guess what the addiction is before the reveal. Join the discussion on Facebook.
In this episode, our host, Ella Watson-Russell presents two stories which take a look behind the curtain at fiction in film, on TV as well as on stage.