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 Harriet McInerney’s ‘Average Morning’ read by Joel Horwood.

‘Average Morning’ was first performed at ‘Humans of Parramatta Road’, Little Fictions, Knox Street Bar, Chippendale.

About the Author

Harriet McInerney is a Sydney-based writer. She is the author of the chapbook Houseplant (SOd), and recently completed a residency in text-based practice at Arteles Creative Centre (Finland). Her microlit, ‘The City Was Growing Inside Her’ is published in Landmarks (Spineless Wonders, 2017).She is commissioning editor and publicist at New South Books.

About the Actor

Joel Horwood is an actor, known for Secret City (2016), The Greenhouse and Infidels (2017). Joel is a graduate of the acting course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. While still training, Joel was cast as soldier Len Barwick in the Logie nominated ABC docudrama, The War That Changed Us (dir. James Bogle). He performed the lead role of Ort Flack in the stage adaptation of Tim Winton’s novel, That Eye, The Sky.


Presenters: Ali Morris and Emma Walsh
Producer: Bronwyn Mehan
Theme music: James Seymour
Production Assistant: Hannah Oakshott

Coffee Pod|cast has been produced with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and we wish to also acknowledge the support of Little Fictions by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney Matching Grants program.

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