The Full Catastrophe

The Full Catastrophe


In a live therapy session, guests tell stories about when life got so bad it got funny. Hosted at Giant Dwarf by Rebecca Huntley and Sarah Macdonald.


#12 Kirstie Clements  

Kirstie Clements has a Prada bag full of stories about the mad and bad people she encountered as the long-time editor of Australian Vogue.

#11 Dee Madigan  

Dee Madigan lifts the veil on the shadowy world of election campaign advertising. Language warning (of course).

#10 Rebecca Huntly  

Social researcher Rebecca Huntley recounts some family dinner horror stories enough to put you off your lasagne for life. Language warning.

#9 Kate McClymont  

Journalist Kate McClymont is smelly according to some of the nation’s top criminals.

#8 Sarah McDonald  

Journalist Sarah Macdonald brings a tin of Taliban money to her daughter’s school. Then gets sent to the principal’s office.

#7 John Faulkner  

Former senator John Faulkner (the Clark Kent of Australian politics) recalls stories from 1981 State election. Hilariousness on the hustings.

#6. Jessica Rowe: Does Elmo Have A Penis?  

One day, Jessica Rowe's mum went missing. 

#5. Larissa Behrendt: A Semiconscious Bride  

The story of how Larissa Behrendt survived her honeymoon. 

#4. Sarah Macdonald: Burpin' Your Bad Voodoo  

It never rains but it pours for Sarah Macdonald.

#3. Richard Glover: Who Would Live Alone?  

When his partner Deborah leaves town, a house and a child are left at the mercy of Richard Glover.

#2. Rebecca Huntley: Leave the Body, Take the Cannoli  

How Rebecca Huntley ruined her beloved grandmother's funeral. 

#1. Annabel Crabb: You Shall Have All The Towels You Require  

Annabel Crabb recounts the disorderly arrival of her first child.

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