Episodes

Summer Series: Benjamin Law

In our second episode of our Summer Series, we revisit Katherine's conversation with Benjamin Law. Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law, Gaysia, the Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101 and editor of Growing up Queer in Australia. He created and co-wrote three seasons of the award winning SBS TV series The Family Law and wrote the … Continue reading Summer Series: Benjamin Law

Summer Series: A Beginning & Claire G Coleman

Before we kick off our summer series: Newsletters! We've each started one. Katherine's is Highbrow, Lowbrow, Mediumbrow (sign up here) and Kate's is The Bowerbird (sign up here). Welcome to our Summer Series! First off we take you back to our very first ever episode in 2018 where we discuss just what The First Time Podcast is … Continue reading Summer Series: A Beginning & Claire G Coleman

Masters Series: Behrouz Boochani with translators Omid Tofighian & Moones Mansoubi

We are thrilled to bring you this special episode with Kurdish-Iranian journalist, writer, filmmaker and refugee advocate Behrouz Boochani. The episode includes conversations Kate had with Behrouz in Aotearoa at Verb Wellington and in Naarm, Melbourne ahead of his sold out event at The Wheeler Centre. At Behrouz's request, Kate also spoke to his translators … Continue reading Masters Series: Behrouz Boochani with translators Omid Tofighian & Moones Mansoubi

Season 5 Finale!

It's the last episode of a pretty epic season! Kate and Katherine talk the year that was for both of them, plus what they've been reading, watching and listening to. It's not a 'best of' list but it's a great list. https://audioboom.com/posts/8211806-season-5-finale Things that get mentioned include: The First Time interview with Kim Scott The … Continue reading Season 5 Finale!

Masters Series: George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of eleven books, including Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for best work of fiction in English, and was a finalist for the Golden Man Booker. His stories have appeared regularly in The New Yorker since 1992. The short story collection Tenth of December was … Continue reading Masters Series: George Saunders

Masters Series: Allen C. Jones

Allen C. Jones is an award-winning writer from California. He has lived and taught in Spain, Mexico, Korea, China, and presently serves as associate professor of literature in Norway. He earned an MFA in poetry from the University of New Mexico and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. His work appears … Continue reading Masters Series: Allen C. Jones

Masters Series: Inga Simpson LIVE at Readings

Inga Simpson is an Australian novelist and nature writer. Her latest book is Willowman (Hachette Australia). The Last Woman in the World (Hachette 2021), was shortlisted for the Margaret and Colin Roderick literary Award and the Fiction Indie Book Award. Her first novel, Mr Wigg (Hachette 2013), was shortlisted for the Debut Fiction Indie Award. Nest (Hachette 2014) was longlisted for the Miles Franklin, the Stella … Continue reading Masters Series: Inga Simpson LIVE at Readings

Kate and Katherine Catch Up Plus Featured Book Out of Breath by Anna Snoekstra

Today our featured book is Out of Breath by Anna Snoekstra brought to you by Harlequin Fiction. Anna Snoekstra is an award-winning author and screenwriter who lives in Naarm/Melbourne. She is the author of Only Daughter, Little Secrets and The Spite Game. Her novels have been published in over twenty countries and sixteen languages. She … Continue reading Kate and Katherine Catch Up Plus Featured Book Out of Breath by Anna Snoekstra

Featured book NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS HERE by Heather Rose

This episode our featured book segment is brought to you by Allen and Unwin and we are delighted to be talking to Heather Rose about her memoir of loss and discovery, NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS HERE. Heather Rose is the Australian author of eight novels, writing for both adults and children. Her books have been … Continue reading Featured book NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS HERE by Heather Rose

Kate and Katherine Catch up + Featured Book GEMINI FALLS by Sean Wilson

Today our featured book segment is brought to you by Affirm Press and we are delighted to be talking to Sean Wilson about his debut novel GEMINI FALLS (2022). Sean Wilson is a writer, playwright and communications professional from Perth, Western Australia. His short stories have been published in Australian and international journals, anthologies and … Continue reading Kate and Katherine Catch up + Featured Book GEMINI FALLS by Sean Wilson