Episodes

Our Writing Year in review & Karen Wyld on the long road, diverse publishing & revenge

Look, it's hard to keep up with #lockdown changes and while we send out our love to SA at the beginning of this ep they are ACTUALLY already emerging from their lockdown. Hurrah for them! Kate's been visiting bookshops as part of #VicBookshopBingo, an initiative of Imbi Neeme and Melbourne City of Literature. You can … Continue reading Our Writing Year in review & Karen Wyld on the long road, diverse publishing & revenge

Darebin FUSE festival #5: McKinley Valentine

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin’s FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year’s spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is writer McKinley Valentine. https://audioboom.com/posts/7727054-darebin-fuse-festival-5-mckinley-valentine McKinley Valentine is newsletter-maker and newsletter-evangelist. She makes The Whippet, a collection of interesting bits of history and science, personal … Continue reading Darebin FUSE festival #5: McKinley Valentine

Post-Lockdown, AA on Envy & Nardi Simpson on Storytelling & Unknowing

We are now POST LOCKDOWN in Melbourne and we discuss the first things we did with our new found freedom. Katherine is on the home stretch of editing Book 2 and Kate is recovering from her Instagram takeover. (Also reminding you about our little GIVEAWAY over on our Instagram this week) Our Agony Aunt Charlotte … Continue reading Post-Lockdown, AA on Envy & Nardi Simpson on Storytelling & Unknowing

Darebin FUSE #4: Leanne Hall

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin’s FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year’s spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is Leanne Hall.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7716001-darebin-fuse-festival-4-leanne-hall Leanne Hall is an author of novels for young adults including the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness and its sequel Queen of the Night. Iris … Continue reading Darebin FUSE #4: Leanne Hall

A deep dive: Kate Mildenhall’s The Mother Fault:

It seems fitting that in this our 100th (!!) episode, we do a deep dive into author and co-host Kate Mildenhall’s second novel #theMotherFault.  A warning: This one's riddles with spoilers so if you haven’t read the book yet, then a) what is wrong with you and b) I hope you don’t mind knowing Nick … Continue reading A deep dive: Kate Mildenhall’s The Mother Fault:

Darebin FUSE Festival #3: Clementine Ford

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin’s FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year’s spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is Clementine Ford.  https://audioboom.com/posts/7703999-darebin-fuse-festival-3-clem-ford Clementine Ford is a writer, broadcaster, feminist commentator and public speaker based in Melbourne.  She has published two best-selling non-fiction works, Fight … Continue reading Darebin FUSE Festival #3: Clementine Ford

Housekeeping, headshots &Trent Dalton on second books & golden hearts

We catch up on what's getting us through this last little bit of lockdown. Katherine is laughing with JT Firstman on Instagram and watching The Real Housewives of Potomac. Kate is finally watching (& loving) Schitt's Creek and sobbing over My Octopus Teacher & the new David Attenborough. She's listening to a new and fabulous … Continue reading Housekeeping, headshots &Trent Dalton on second books & golden hearts

Darebin FUSE Festival #2: Yves Rees

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin's FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year's spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is award-winning writer, historian and podcaster Dr Yves Rees. https://audioboom.com/posts/7694195-darebin-fuse-festival-2-yves-rees At present, Yves is a Lecturer in History at La Trobe University in Melbourne, … Continue reading Darebin FUSE Festival #2: Yves Rees

The rollercoaster & Sam Coley on perfectionism, road trips & the Richell Prize

It's three weeks since The Mother Fault came out and Kate is living the rollercoaster - the highs of reprint, the lows of Good Reads. Also lockdown. Still. Katherine wants to exchange interesting things, they discuss: David Mitchell's chapter in Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process edited by Joe FasslerJack … Continue reading The rollercoaster & Sam Coley on perfectionism, road trips & the Richell Prize

Darebin FUSE Festival#1: Kate McLennan

This episode is a collaboration with Darebin's FUSE festival. Due to COVID, this year's spring festival is being conducted online, which means everyone can get in on the action! Our guest is award-winning writer, stand-up comedian and actress, Kate McLennan. https://audioboom.com/posts/7683418-darebin-fuse-festival-1-kate-mclennan-the-katering-show-get-krack-n Kate McLennan is the co-writer of The Katering Show, where she plays an intolerable foodie … Continue reading Darebin FUSE Festival#1: Kate McLennan