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The Rereaders on the Death of the Personal Essay, Hounds of Love and Spirit Animals

June 6, 2017

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.

The Rereaders on The Hot Guy, Get Out and Eurovision!

May 23, 2017

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.

The Rereaders on Whiteley, Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 and Frank Moorhouse on the writing life

May 9, 2017

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.