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May 13, 2017 05:37 PM PDT

In this episode, Anna and Maiy discuss the Royal Announcement That Wasn't: how Buckingham Palace calling a staff meeting lead to rampant speculation of royal deaths and the rather anticlimactic announcement that Prince Philip was retiring from public duty.

And then in the second segment, we talk about the British Royal Family more generally. Anna discusses her hopes for Prince Harry to be the one who is 'winning at Prince-ing', and they both discuss why neither want Prince Charles to abdicate to let Prince William be King.

May 06, 2017 01:42 AM PDT

In this episode, Anna and Maiy are joined by Eleri Harris to discuss the latest podcast from the folks who made This American Life and Serial: S-Town. (Be warned though: if you haven't listened to S-Town yet, give this episode a miss as we discuss the podcast in its entirety and spoil everything.)

Then, in our second segment, we're supposedly talking about ethics in journalism. Instead, Anna rips in to the Missing Richard Simmons podcast, while Maiy and Eleri rescue the segment and actually discuss ethics in journalism.

Disclosure statement: The Missing Richard Simmons podcast was part-financed by First Look Media. First Look Media also own The Nib, Eleri Harris' employer. The Nib and Eleri Harris had no involvement in the production of the Missing Richard Simmons podcast.

April 28, 2017 06:41 PM PDT

In this episode, Anna and Maiy discuss the 20th anniversary of the best year of 90s music: 1997. From terrible/excellent 90s pop, to Britpop, the rise of Radiohead and the fall of Oasis, join us for a trip down memory lane.

And then in our second segment, we discuss nostalgia more generally, reminisce about some of our favourite 90s pop culture moments and make some predictions.

BONUS: check out our respective 1997 spotify playlists -
The Year was 1997 (Anna) - https://open.spotify.com/user/anaphase27/playlist/4aWPXLKnsuVbJ9vYIhTfs8
The Secret Life of a 1997 tween (Maiy) - https://open.spotify.com/user/maiy-au/playlist/4ms6o9Zf80eBhZhG7P6WLa

April 20, 2017 09:20 PM PDT

In this episode, Anna and Maiy are joined by Ebony Bennett to talk about the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, the Fate of the Furious. We do spoil the movie, but if you're spoiler sensitive about the Fast and the Furious then maybe painfully obvious storylines aren’t your thing.

And then in our second segment, Maiy and Ebony discuss the halcyon days of 80s and 90s action movies while Anna goes and makes a cup of tea.

For all you Die Hard fans, check out the Die Hard song on YouTube (Ebony promises it will be life changing) > https://youtu.be/OTyw6cq86kY

April 13, 2017 09:01 PM PDT

In this episode, Anna and Maiy talk about Riverdale, the CW show loosely based on the Archie and Jughead comic book characters, what we liked and disliked, and why is Luke Perry playing the father of teenage children?

And then in our second segment, inspired by the very different financial circumstances each of the Riverdale gang find themselves in, we reflect on times in our lives where we've been in different income brackets to our own friendship groups.

April 06, 2017 09:10 PM PDT

In this week's episode, Anna and Maiy talk about House of Cards only four years late (and yes, we do spoil seasons 1-4), and generally refresh everyone's memories of the show in the lead up to the release of season five on May 31.

And then in our second segment, we consider the assertion that 'class is a material condition not an identity', and ponder whether Harry Potter was written by a working class single mother or a billionaire.

March 30, 2017 06:01 PM PDT

In this episode, Maiy and Anna are joined by Louise Crossman to talk about the 1992 baseball movie A League of Their Own, what it meant to us as kids, how we look at the classic film today, and how women in sport are portrayed in pop culture.

And then, inspired by the AFLW grand final, in our second segment we talk about women in sport, discussing Australia's premier women's sports leagues. pay and endorsements, and ask why there aren't time-sheets in tennis.

March 23, 2017 05:27 PM PDT

In this episode, Maiy and Anna talk about singer and record-breaking kickstarter fundraiser Amanda Palmer’s 2013 book The Art of Asking — a book that Anna says changed her life, and that Maiy also really enjoyed despite initially having some conflicting feelings about Amanda Palmer.

And then in the second segment, we talk about our own experiences with crowd-funders and asking for help, and discuss having a network or community of friends in which you feel like you *can* ask for help.

March 15, 2017 10:07 PM PDT

In the first episode of this podcast, Maiy and Anna chat about Hidden Figures. Released in Australia earlier this year, it follows three African-American female mathematicians and programmers who worked at NASA during the space race.

And then in our second segment, we conside racism in pop culture and the impact it has.

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