In this week’s podcast we read the Griffith Review issue 56, which is themed “Millennials Strike Back”. Then we deconstruct the trope of the gothic femme fatale in Roger Michell’s film My Cousin Rachel. And finally we watch Australia’s favourite radio lads re-enact ordinary people’s yarns in the TV series True Story with Hamish & Andy.
In this week’s podcast we investigate rumours of the death of the personal essay. Then we watch Hounds of Love, Ben Young’s cinematic portrait of a serial-killer marriage. And finally we explore the consolations and cultural complexities of identifying with a spirit animal.
In this week’s podcast we talk to our own Mel Campbell about her debut novel The Hot Guy, with her co-author Anthony Morris. Then we watch Jordan Peele’s debut film, the horror satire Get Out, chatting about the film with our producer Areej Nur. And finally, we watch Eurovision 2017 with a particular eye on Australian entrant Isaiah Firebrace.
In this week’s podcast we watch the documentary Whiteley, focused on the life of infamous Australian artist Brett Whitely. Then we head to the NGV to check out their exhibition Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 . And finally, we read Frank Moorhouse on the writing life in Meanjin.