*** NOTE: This episode was recorded in November 2017, shortly after What Happened was released. We've put out this episode to coincide with Hillary's visit to Australia in May.
In this episode, Anna and Maiy are joined by their friend, writer and commentator Simon Copland to discuss Hillary Clinton's telling of the 2016 US Presidential Election, titled 'What Happened.'
While not in its own separate segment, we do end up discussing some of the problems of centre-left politics more broadly; Anna drops the c-bomb when talking about Tony Blair, Maiy confesses to loathing Julia Gillard, and we *all* have things to say about Bernie Sanders.
Don't @ us, bro.
In our spooky horror episode, Anna and Maiy are joined by self-described 'easily startled horror fan' Ebony Bennett to discuss the movie adaptation of Stephen King's IT.
Then, in our second segment, we discuss the horror genre more generally. Maiy and Ebony try and explain to non-fan Anna what it is about horror movies they enjoy so much, while Anna describes The Blair Witch Project as 'not a scary movie' because the scares are not applicable to her everyday life.
In this episode, Anna and Maiy discuss current season of The Bachelorette with Sophie Monk, and we can all laugh together about simpler time when we all thought Jarrod the winemaker was a frontrunner after the premiere.
Then, in our second segment, we discuss being single, the pressure to pair off and for women, the pressures of being treated as a ticking clock.
In this episode, Anna and Maiy are joined by friend, feminist and freshly minted lawyer Sophie Trevitt to discuss Rebecca Solnit's seminal book Men Explain Things to Me.
And then, in the second segment, we descend into an all-out rant about feminism, identity, and mediocre men.
After a brief winter hiatus, Anna and Maiy are back! This episode we discuss the tv adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, what we thought of the show, and how it compares to the book.
And then, in the second segment, we discuss dystopian fiction more generally, ponder whether writers of dystopian fiction would be in despair or happy they 'called it', and take aim at #calledit culture.
In this episode, Anna and Maiy are joined by friend of the internet, and pop-culture expert CJ Josh to discuss the netflix series 13 Reasons Why. [Trigger warning: suicide, rape]
And then, in the second segment, we discuss our own teenage experiences, including Anna's A+ beauty advice of not microwaving your head.
In this week's episode, Anna and Maiy discuss the whirlwind 24 hours in global politics where James Comey, FBI Director until his recent firing by President Trump, gave his Senate inquiry testimony into Russian hacking, while Jeremy Corbyn took the UK election by storm becoming the biggest winner of the UK election -- without actually winning it.
Then in our second segment, reflecting on our enjoyment of Comey/Corbyn, we discuss politics as entertainment.
In this week's episode, Anna and Maiy discuss the changing fortunes of Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert's respective late-night shows. Once the new King of Late Night, since the change in US President, Stephen Colbert has taken the mantle as #1.
And then, in our second segment, we discuss what 'apolitical' even means, and how the term 'political' is often mistaken for the 'partisan'.
In this episode, Anna and Maiy discuss Snatched, a buddy comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn about a mother and daughter trying to escape their kidnappers while on holiday in Ecuador.
And then in the second segment, we talk about female-led comedy more generally, discussing our favourite movies from Bad Teacher to Bad Neighbours 2, to romantic comedy classics like When Harry Met Sally and My Best Friend's Wedding, to why we think Julia Louis-Drefyus is an absolute boss.