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The Rereaders on The Descent of Man, Growing Up Gracefully and Dream Daddy

August 2, 2017

In this week’s podcast we read artist Grayson Perry’s new book The Descent of Man, which critiques the awfulness of masculinity. Then it’s femininity’s turn under the microscope as we watch the ABC TV series Growing Up Gracefully. And finally, from gender studies to gendered studs, we play the dating simulation game Dream Daddy.

The Rereaders on The Hate U Give, Melodrama and GLOW

July 18, 2017

In this week’s podcast we read Angie Thomas’s politically powerful young adult novel, The Hate U Give. Then we listen to Lorde’s second album Melodrama. And finally, we hit the mat with GLOW, Netflix’s drama exploring the spandex-clad world of 1980s women’s wrestling.

The Rereaders on Ronny Chieng: International Student, Adult Fantasy and The Seasons

July 4, 2017

In this week’s podcast we watch the ABC TV comedy series Ronny Chieng: International Student. Then we do some serious adulting with Briohny Doyle’s book Adult Fantasy. And, as the NGV’s winter blockbuster Van Gogh and the Seasons draws to an end, we muse on what seasons really mean in Australian art and culture.