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  • 01:02:40

    The Genius Of Phoebe Waller-Bridge And Society's Obsession With Age

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    Izzy talks us through her attempt to relive her youth at a music festival in Spain, which resulted in her ending up in the same bedridden state as Grace, who’d just had a serious surgery (spoiler alert: her voice is the same). On the agenda this week, we talk about Irina Shayk’s iconic Breakup Day Out, the response to Madonna likening her New York Times profile to being raped, society’s obsession with ageing and the woman we seriously can’t get enough of, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

    Recommendations

    Watch: Fleabag, Killing Eve, When They See Us, Chernobyl, Dead To Me, Barrys, Documentary Now!, Big Little Lies, Girls

    Listen: How to Fail - Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Awards Chatter - Phoebe Waller-Bridge, WTF with Marc Maron - Barack Obama

  • 01:17:51

    A Very Special (And Manic) Episode

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    Hi guys! This week we are thrilled to welcome Mel and Josie from All Aussie Mystery Hour, the (second) best true crime podcast in the world. We talk to Mel and Jose about true crime and mental health – is it good or bad for us? As the hosts of one of Australia’s top true crime and mystery podcasts they’re especially well-equipped to discuss. Plus, we have a D&M about working with your bestie – the ups and the downs. Enjoy!

    Recommendations:
    The Murder Squad Podcast
    Sins of the Brother by Les Kennedy
    The Witness (2015) documentary
    The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone By Felicity McLean
    Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
    Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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  • 00:59:55

    Moby, Natalie Portman and 'Nice Guy' Misogyny

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    Izzy’s moved to London and has already figured out where David Beckham, Jude Law and Hugh Grant live and she has a bunch of great recs after a horrific 30-hour flight (which, despite two premonitions from Anton, didn't crash). This week saw another horrific death, as Melbourne woman Courtney Herron was murdered in a park - a story we've heard all too many times before. Are we right to discuss the mental health of her alleged killer? Plus, Moby, Natalie Portman and nice guy misogyny - how are 'woke guys' still getting sex and power dynamic so wrong?

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    Recommendations:

    Movie: ‘The Wife’

    Podcast: All Aussie Mystery Hour ft. US on Mystery Minutes #7
    Casefile (our fave eps: Sherri Rasmussen, Tina Watson, Silk Road, Jennifer Pan)
    Anjelica Huston on WTF with Marc Maron
    Women of the Hour with Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke

    Show: ‘Dead to Me’
    Louie - So Did the Fat Lady (season 4, episode 3)

    Read: The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
    Moby's treatment of Natalie Portman is a masterclass in nice-guy misogyny by Arwa Mahdawi for The Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/24/moby-natalie-portman-master-class-beta-male-misogyny

    Websites to find out more about contraception options:
    bedsider.org/methods
    https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/sex-sexual-health/contraception

  • 01:02:34

    Against Abortion? Have A Vasectomy

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    This week is a bumper special tackling the one issue everyone (not just women!) should be talking about this week: Abortion rights. As Alabama passes the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States as a direct attack on Roe v. Wade, we speak directly to YOU, our listeners, about how access to safe and affordable abortion has impacted your life. We also look at the surprisingly restrictive abortion laws that exist in New South Wales, and the ongoing debacle in Northern Ireland. Plus – Izzy has a major announcement, which sparks us to talk about the concept of ‘workism’ and how in 2019 our identities are so tied up with our jobs.

    Donate here to help women in the US afford abortions: https://nnaf.formstack.com/forms/donate

    Recommendations:

    Chernobyl (2019) on HBO

    Gore Vidal’s Palimpsest

    ‘Teenage Girls and Dating Violence’ in The New York Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/health/teenage-girls-dating-violence.html

    ‘What Book Would You Recommend to Anyone?’ on Primer

    Dead to Me (2019) on Netflix

    https://primer.com.au/what-book-would-you-recommend-to-anyone/

    ‘Vanity is Not A Deadly Sin. It’s One of Life’s Vital Signs’ in The New York Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/style/luxury-retirement-communities.html

    ‘Work at identity, burnout at lifestyle’ on the Ezra Klein Show

    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-ezra-klein-show/e/60197403?autoplay=true

    ‘How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation’ by Anne Helen Peterson for Buzzfeed

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/millennials-burnout-generation-debt-work

    Roe v. Wade Parts 1 and 2 by The New York Times’ The Daily
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/podcasts/the-daily/roe-wade-abortion-norma-mccorvey.html

    The Legal Vulnerability of Roe v Wade by The New York Times’ The Daily

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/podcasts/the-daily/supreme-court-abortion.html

    Alabama’s Abortion Ban on ‘The High Low’

    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-high-low/id1211338187

  • 00:56:27

    All About Australian Fashion Week – And When Did ‘Game of Thrones’ Get So Bad?

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    We’re back, baby. Delusionally tired from a week of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, and ready to rag on the new season of 'Game of Thrones'. This week, what it feels like when street style photographers refuse to photograph you, how 'GoT' lost its way in season eight, what the third SATC movie should've covered, baby Archie's name, and a rogue conversation about Amy Schumer. Why did we start hating her all of a sudden? And why are the people we hate always women?

    Follow us on Instagram at @afterworkdrinkspodcast and join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast.'

    Recommendations:

    The Cut On Tuesdays ‘What If You Regret Becoming A Mother?’
    https://gimletmedia.com/shows/the-cut-on-tuesdays/z3hg94/what-if-you-regret-becoming-a-mom

    The Cut on Tuesdays ‘Call Your Mom’
    https://gimletmedia.com/shows/the-cut-on-tuesdays/39hr82/call-your-mom

    Saving Sex and The City 3
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/saving-sex-and-the-city-3/id1378862255

    Sinead Burke On Becoming The First Little Person To Attend The Met Gala in British Vogue
    https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/sinead-burke-gucci-met-gala

    'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Keira Knightley ('Colette')
    https://player.fm/series/awards-chatter-1401973/keira-knightley-colette

    Game of Thrones
    The O.C.
    Trainwreck (2015)

  • 01:07:18

    Our Met Gala Red Carpet Debrief And The Royal Baby

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    What a week it's been! From surprise celebrity weddings to a quick sojourn to Paris and a royal baby, we have a lot to debrief on. Oh, and there was *that* Game of Thrones episode. But we're really here for one reason and one reason only: Met Gala. Izzy and Grace take out their fashion commentator hats and do an in-depth analysis of the red carpet. Best Met Gala ever? 

    Follow us on Instagram at @afterworkdrinkspodcast and join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast.'

    Recommendations:

    Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I see Her Whenever I Want. in The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/03/style/modern-love-sister-vanished.html

    Anjelica Huston, In Conversation in Vulture
    https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/anjelica-huston-in-conversation.html

    Guantanamo's Darkest Secret by Ben Taub in The New Yorker
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/22/guantanamos-darkest-secret

  • 01:02:57

    Is It Time To Quit Drinking? Plus, Olivia Munn And Thin-Skinned Celebrities

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    It turns out Grace isn't the only one who can't play sport to save her life and thanks to a few listener's hilarious childhood stories she's feeling better about *that* basketball incident. We have a few incredible true crime documentary recommendations and Izzy's obsessed with this crazy sex cult called NXIVM, which attracted millionaires and celebrities with the founders currently going through the court system. Speaking of celebs, Olivia Munn's Twitter essay and Lizzo's smackdown of an unfavourable review has the journalism world questioning - are celebrities getting a little thin-skinned? Plus, according to recent studies, young adults are drinking less than ever before and the 'sober curious' movement shows no signs of slowing down. It's a no brainer that alcohol is bad for our psychical and mental health, so should we all just stop drinking? (Spoiler: we were drinking rosé while debating this).

    Ps! We’ll post all our recommendations and behind the scenes on Instagram: @afterworkdrinkspodcast . Plus, you can join our closed Facebook group, After Work Drinks Podcast.

    Recommendations:

    Billie Eilish (lol)

    To watch: The Case Against Adnan Syed, The Jinx, The Bold Type

    To read: Celebrities couldn't take criticism this week
    https://www.vogue.com/article/olivia-munn-fug-girls-ariana-grande-justin-bieber-lizzo
    The Instagram aesthetic is over
    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/04/influencers-are-abandoning-instagram-look/587803/

    Listen to: Escaping NXIVM (season one of Uncover: The Village podcast)

  • 00:53:46

    Life Without Instagram Likes And Redefining 'Having It All'

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    Kanye suggested it months ago in a ye olde Twitter rant and now Instagram is considering removing how many likes you get on images, which could result in the influencer apocalypse and free the rest of us from the dopamine like cycle for good. Plus, is asking for help the real secret to success? And in recent years, the term ‘having it all’ has been redefined, broken down and dismissed, so why are we all still subconsciously trying to get there? And where even is ‘there’? And then we kinda lose it and talk shit about being useless at sport and being bullied in primary school. Enjoy <3

    Ps! We’ll post all our recommendations and behind the scenes on Instagram: @afterworkdrinkspodcast . Plus, you can join our closed Facebook group, After Work Drinks Podcast.

    Recommendations:
    Vanity Fair's 'Still Watching' podcast
    'How being diagnosed with ADHD aged 42 transformed my life' by Robyn Wilder in The Times
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-being-diagnosed-with-adhd-at-42-transformed-my-life-p67t0fbdh
    'Beto O'Rourke: I'm Just Born To Be In It' by Joe Hagan in Vanity Fair
    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/03/beto-orourke-cover-story?verso=true
    Lines in the Sand by A. A Gill
    Pour Me by A. A Gill
    Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee
    Brene Brown 'The Call to Courage' on Netflix
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81010166
    Brene Brown on 'The power of vulnerability' at TedX
    https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en
    'The underrated link between success and humility' on Man Repeller
    https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/04/asking-for-help-success-and-humility.html
    Instagram is about to hide your likes and this could totally change how we use the app' at ELLE.com.au
    https://www.elle.com.au/culture/instagram-hiding-likes-testing-20315
    Tristan Harris on 'How better tech could protect us from distraction' at TedX
    https://www.ted.com/talks/tristan_harris_how_better_tech_could_protect_us_from_distraction/discussion?curator=MediaREDEF
    Tristan Harris on the 'Making Sense' podcast: What is Technology Doing To Us?
    https://samharris.org/podcasts/what-is-technology-doing-to-us/
    'Have we finally reached the end of 'Having it all'? at Manrepeller.com
    https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/04/man-repellers-editors-debate-having-it-all.html
    The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb
    'Why Women Still Can't Have it All' by Anne-Marie Slaughter in The Atlantic
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/why-women-still-cant-have-it-all/309020/
    Isabelle's online portfolio: Jokes.

  • 01:03:59

    Is ‘Wellness’ Just Another Word For Diet? And Coachella Madness

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    ‘Intuitive eating’ is the new buzzphrase taking over the wellness industry, but unlike other fad diets, this philosophy is something we can actually get behind. Off the back of our new attempt at body neutrality, we talk about our relationships with food, dieting and body image growing up, plus the effect Instagram has and the world’s ridiculous notion that overweight automatically equals unhealthy. Plus, it’s Coachella mania, complete with a Jordyn Woods/Kardashian run in and The Daily Mail’s gross reporting on Tammy Hembrow. And finally, Grace is upset that an AWD Book Club movement started without her.

    To stay up to date and for all our recommendations, follow @afterworkdrinkspodcast on Instagram. To have your say on our topics, join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast'.

    You can email us on afterworkdrinkspodcast@gmail.com

    Recommendations

    To read: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The State of Affairs By Esther Perel

    Everything you know about obesity is wrong
    https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/everything-you-know-about-obesity-is-wrong/?fbclid=IwAR0fD36Ugo8QPKMfzCLDVEVb9gEZBXYpd9hiGZGFkcvtuOiAE3xgDp9izTI

    The key to glorifying a questionable diet? Be a tech bro and call it ‘biohacking.’
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-key-to-glorifying-a-questionable-diet-be-a-tech-bro-and-call-it-biohacking/2019/04/11/12368e2c-5ba2-11e9-842d-7d3ed7eb3957_story.html?fbclid=IwAR38LSZ9Hg-pWbe1p-m7jMknLE-COdQbW5a3VChcTybjZ03INFZ5ViAMCtE&noredirect=on&utm_term=.36178dd2c008

    Podcast: Don’t Salt my Game by Laura Thomas

    TV show: Game of Thrones (then put your theories in our FB group!)

  • 00:42:45

    Is Marriage Irrelevant? And Meeting Kendall Jenner

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    We're in an era where women value their independence even more than ever - but we're still collectively as obsessed with marriage as we ever have been. Why? Izzy and Grace discuss the role of marriage in 2019 - is it even relevant anymore? What's the point? Are we just doing it for Instagram? Plus, a full debrief on meeting Kendall Jenner - and why there's still no mania like Kardashian mania.

    To stay up to date and for all our recommendations, follow @afterworkdrinkspodcast on Instagram. To have your say on our topics, join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast'.

    Recommendations:
    A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
    Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
    Nick Cave's The Red Hand Files
    American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
    'How To Fail' podcast with Dolly Alderton
    The State of Affairs by Esther Perel
    Marriage: An Investigation on 'The Cut'
    https://www.thecut.com/2019/03/marriage-an-investigation.html

    You can email us on afterworkdrinkspodcast@gmail.com

  • 01:03:12

    Why Are We All So Damn Impatient?

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    With the rise of the 'attention economy' and food, shopping, men and, well, literally everything a mere button away - we've all become impatient psychopaths. Or at least that's how Isabelle and Grace feel anyway. How much of patience has to do with being in control? And how is our lack of it affecting everything from our relationships to our mental health? Plus, Jacinda Ardern's response to the Christchurch terror attack proves that when women stop trying to lead like men, we excel. And let's talk 'The Ick' - fundamental part of dating? Or another sign that we're the generation who simply can't stick things out?

    Recommendations:

    Movies: Colette, Us

    Podcasts: The Daily - One Family's Story of Survival and Loss in NZ

    Lupita Nyong'o on Goop
    Here’s the thing with Alec Baldwin Jeffrey Toobin and Susan Orlean

    The Cut on Tuesdays - How Rukmini Callimachi Gets It Done

    Books:
    A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

    The People Vs OJ Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin


    Articles:
    bell hooks interviews Lil Kim for Paper
    http://www.papermag.com/lil-kim-bell-hooks1-1427357106.html?rebelltitem=62#rebelltitem62

    ‘What Happens When Women Stop Leading Like Men’ by Tina Brown for the New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/opinion/women-leadership-jacinda-ardern.html?fbclid=IwAR0WA4kruhqkPRIE15V03VEYgcXNDQUt3U-RcoKORcJ3lY_ZZ_7FxvvdDk0


    'The Ick” Is Bullshit & We’ve Gotta Stop Using It As A Reason To Break Up' by Melissa Mason for Pedestrian TV
    https://www.pedestrian.tv/dating/the-ick-dating-reason-break-up/

    'Can a Control Freak Self-Teach Patience? I’m Trying' by Leandra Medine for Man Repeller
    https://www.manrepeller.com/2017/04/developing-patience-when-youre-impatient.html

  • 01:05:43

    Is Ambition Overrated?

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    Isabelle is back from Africa where she had an obnoxiously luxe few weeks (and met a racist named Lindy). We talk Elizabeth Holmes - the scandal everyone can't seem to get enough of. And in the wake of another ambition-gone-wrong tale, we question: Is ambition overrated? And are we working ourselves to death out of fear not doing so is going to let the feminist side down? Plus, a deep-dive on the Madeline McCann documentary.

    Read:
    On Michael Jackson by Margo Jefferson
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/on-michael-jackson-margo-jefferson/prod9781783784202.html

    Adele by Leila Slimani
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/adele-leila-slimani/prod9780571331956.html

    Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
    https://www.penguin.com.au/books/everything-i-know-about-love-9780241982105

    The Argument podcast
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-new-york-times/the-argument

    To Live and Die In LA podcast (2019)
    https://www.radio.com/media/podcast/live-and-die-la

    Us (2019) by Jordan Peele
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6857112/

    'The Ending of 'Us' Explained' by Grace O'Neill for ELLE.com.au
    https://www.elle.com.au/culture/us-movie-ending-explained-20150

    New York Times' The Daily Podcast: 'How New Zealand Banned Assault Rifles in 7 Days'
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/podcasts/the-daily/new-zealand-gun-ban.html

    Pandora Sykes' for The Times: 'Is an Obsession With Achievement Holding You Back?'
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fomog-fear-missing-out-goals-is-obsession-achievement-holding-you-back-x3l06dmnp

    The Ambition Collision by Lisa Miller for The Cut

    https://www.thecut.com/2017/09/what-happens-to-ambition-in-your-30s.html

    The Dropout podcast (2019)
    http://abcradio.com/podcasts/the-dropout/

    The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) by Alex Gibney and HBO
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8488126/

    'The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann' (2019) on Netflix
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80194956

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  • 01:06:43

    How Do We Deal With ‘Leaving Neverland’?

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    Surprise! It’s an early edition of After Work Drinks this week because let’s be honest, there’s nothing we’re going to want to talk about more than the Michael Jackson documentary (and shocking allegations of abuse in Leaving Neverland). Unlike R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition’, it feels futile and impossible to try and ban or remove Michael Jackson’s music so, if we believe Wade and James, how do we move forward? And why, after all we’ve learned from #MeToo, are we still seeing the credibility of victims be viciously undermined? Plus, on a lighter note, we have a few good watches, reads and listens to ingest and Zadie Smith’s tip for productivity.

    This episode deals with heavy issues including childhood sexual abuse. While we made the conscious decision not to discuss the allegations in any graphic detail, the topic may be distressing for some listeners. If you feel you need help, the below resources are helpful:
    Lifeline: 13 11 14
    1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    ChildWise: 1300 244 539


    Recommendations:

    Calypso by David Sedaris
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/calypso-david-sedaris/prod9781408707821.html

    The White Album by Joan Didion
    https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-white-album-joan-didion/prod9780374532079.html

    Russian Doll on Netflix
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80211627

    Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane on ABC
    https://iview.abc.net.au/show/exposed-the-case-of-keli-lane

    Esther Perel in the New Yorker
    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/love-is-not-a-permanent-state-of-enthusiasm-an-interview-with-esther-perel

    ‘Where Should We Begin?’ by Esther Perel season three on Audible
    https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Esther-Perels-Where-Should-We-Begin-The-Arc-of-Love-Audiobook/B07H7P2DPR

    Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay
    https://www.hachette.com.au/roxane-gay/difficult-women

    The Cut on Tuesdays
    https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-cut-on-tuesdays

    The OA - Netflix
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80044950

    Zadie Smith on The Toure Show
    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cadence13/toure-show/e/53184632

    Leaving Neverland by Dan Reed and HBO
    https://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/leaving-neverland/2019/3/leaving-neverland--part-2

    'Reckoning with the Real Michael Jackson' The New York Times' The Daily
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/podcasts/the-daily/michael-jackson-abuse-leaving-neverland.html

    The Michael Jackson accusers: ‘The abuse didn’t feel strange, because he was like a god’ by Hadley Freeman in The Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/mar/04/the-michael-jackson-accusers-the-abuse-didnt-feel-strange-because-he-was-like-a-god

    ‘Why Oprah’s ‘Neverland’ special was so important’ by Taylor Weatherby for Billboard
    https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8501577/why-oprahs-leaving-neverland-special-was-so-important

  • 00:50:33

    On *That* Jordyn Woods Interview – And Why Do People Hate Amber Heard?

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    This episode our long awaited debrief of ~the~ celebrity interview of 2019 is here (It's irony people! That was obviously the Biebers). Grace is still espousing Konspiracy theories – but overall we’re just kind of bored of all this Kardashian business. Is 2019 the year we official stop karing about them altogether? Plus, Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for $70 million and it has, strangely, ignited some more girl-on-girl hatred toward Amber Heard. Why does she still inspire so much fury? And what does it say about feminism that we still can't make sense of the Depp/Heard allegations in 2019?
    Younger (watch at your own risk)
    https://www.stan.com.au/watch/younger

    Happy Face podcast
    https://www.thehappyfacepodcast.com/

    Who the Hell is Hamish? podcast
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/podcasts/podcast-who-the-hell-is-hamish/news-story/c95b519a9ececa6076df80bd130ba158

    Madeleine McCann docoseries coming to Netflix, here's the Nine podcast (disclaimer: I haven't listened to more than 20 mins):
    https://www.9news.com.au/2019/03/04/10/43/maddie-podcast-episodes-what-happened-madeleine-mccann

    Drown by Junot Diaz
    Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
    Pamela Adlon on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ podcast
    Louis CK on Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ podcast

    You can email us on afterworkdrinkspodcast@gmail.com, follow us on Instagram at @afterworkdrinkspodcast or join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast.'

  • 00:46:59

    An Oscars Red Carpet Debrief And Why Everyone’s So Mad About ‘Greenbook’

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    We’re reuninted and boy does it feel good! Grace tells an unnecessarily long anecdote about her flight back to Australia and Isabelle brags about her upcoming trip to Botswanna – we break down Meghan Markle’s strangely #sponcon New York baby shower, and catch up on the latest Jordyn Woods drama, including her highly anticipated tell all interview. But most importantly, we’re talking OSCARS – dresses we loved, dresses we hated, that Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga performance and Rami and Lucy’s adorable PDA. On a more serious note, we deep dive on the Green Book controversy – warranted criticism or much ado about nothing?

    References:
    Beautiful Boy (2018) directed by Felix Van Groeningen

    If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) directed by Barry Jenkins

    NPR’s Fresh Air podcast with dream hampton
    https://www.npr.org/2019/02/20/695083431/surviving-r-kelly-producer-dream-hampton-takes-on-ecosystem-that-s-supported-him

    Vanity Fair’s In The Limelight podcast ‘Up Up Away’
    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/02/meghan-markle-baby-shower

    Vanity Fair’s ‘The Truth About Green Book’
    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/12/truth-about-green-book-viggo-mortensen-mahershala-ali

    The New York Times’ The Daily podcast: “What Hollywood Keeps Getting Wrong About Race”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/podcasts/the-daily/oscars-green-book-interracial-friendship.html

  • 00:40:41

    Dissecting The Kardashian Konspiracy Theories And BTS At London Fashion Week

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    In our first international episode, Grace gives us all the London Fashion Week goss, while Izzy fills her in on everything that’s been happening in the real world, AKA with the Kardashians, since she’s been gone. From reports that Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloe Kardashian with Kylie Jenner's best friend, Jordyn Woods, to rumours Kim Kardashian is secretly helping brands rip off her designer clothing, it’s all go in Calabasas RN. Plus, our fave book of the year is being turned into a movie (love you, Reese Witherspoon) and our first (very brief) podcast guest.

    You can email us on afterworkdrinkspodcast@gmail.com, follow us on Instagram at @AfterWorkDrinksPodcast, or join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast.'

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    Links/recommendations:

    Younger on Netflix


    ‘Khloé Kardashian 'Furious' After Tristan Thompson Allegedly Cheated with Jordyn Woods’by Melody Chiu for People
    https://people.com/tv/khloe-kardashian-furious-tristan-thompson-cheated-jordyn-woods/

    ‘Is Kim Kardashian Secretly Working With Fashion Nova? Here's What She Said’ by Channing Hargrove for Refinery 29
    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/02/224802/kim-kardashian-fashion-nova-mugler-dress

    ‘‘They can sell anything’: how the Kardashians changed fashion’ by Sirin Kale for The Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/jan/28/they-can-sell-anything-how-the-kardashians-changed-fashion

    
‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney

  • 00:54:58

    Meet Mr. And Mrs. Bieber - Plus, Making Sense Of Liam Neeson's Insane Race Comments

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    Grace is back from Tasmania and wasn't - as far as we know - possessed by a ghost and/or demon. Isabelle gives a thorough debrief of 'Abducted in Plain Sight' - the most batshit insane true documentary in the history of true crime documentaries; we talk about *that* Hailey Bieber/Justin Bieber profile and have a moment of silence for poor, poor Meghan Markle in the wake of Thomas' latest exploit. Plus, a deep-dive on Liam Neeson - does his insane admission about wanting to commit a racist attack 40 years ago (probably should have kept that one to yourself) fundamentally make him 'racist'? Or is sparking uncomfortable conversations about internalised racism and bias?

    You can email us on afterworkdrinkspodcast@gmail.com, follow us on Instagram at @afterworkdrinkspodcast or join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast.'

    Reading list:

    Thing of Beauty, The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia by Stephen Fried

    The New York Times' The Daily - 'Democrats Wanted Zero Tolerance for Misconduct. Then Came Virginia' 

    Sex Education (2019) on Netflix

    Abducted in Plain Sight (2019) on Netflix

    'Becoming' by Michelle Obama

    'Who The Hell is Hamish?' podcast by The Australian

    'Justin and Hailey Bieber Open Up About Their Passionate, Not-Always-Easy but Absolutely All-In Romance' by Rob Haskell for Vogue 

    Meghan Markle's Best Friends Break Their Silence: "We Want to Speak the Truth' by People

    'Revealed: The handwritten letter showing true tragedy of Meghan's rift with father she says has 'broken her heart into a million pieces' - and why he feels forced to make the 'devastating' missive public' by The Daily Mail

    'Liam Neeson interview: Rape, race and how I learnt revenge doesn't work' by Clemence Michallon for The Independent

  • 00:45:57

    Leave Influencers Alone! Plus, Let's Stop Shipping Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper

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    In less than 5 days we broke our true crime ban for an incredibly binge-able, but harrowing new podcast series. Izzy has fallen in love with her first book of 2019 - plus, we break down the internet's intense Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga shipping. Yes, it's fun to indulge in tabloid fodder - but is all this obsessing over two (married) people's faux relationship kinda... wrong? Plus, why we need to stop dissing influencers (because according to data we all secretly want to be one). And, speaking of influencers, introducing two new ones: we’ve started an Instagram! Follow us please, @afterworkdrinkspodcast

    You can email us on afterworkdrinkspodcast@gmail.com, follow us on Instagram at @afterworkdrinkspodcast or join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast.'

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    Recommendations/reading material:


    How to Fail with Elizabeth Day and Raven Smith

    https://howtofail.podbean.com/


    ‘Broken Harts’ podcast

    https://www.glamour.com/brokenharts


    ‘The Trial of Henry Kissinger’ by Christopher Hitchens

    https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/history/The-Trial-of-Henry-Kissinger-Christopher-Hitchens-9781743311912


    ‘Fear in the Trump White House’ by Bob Woodward

    https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/Fear/Bob-Woodward/9781471181290


    Normal People by Sally Rooney

    https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/fiction/Normal-People-Sally-Rooney-9780571347292


    ‘Why It’s Incredibly Important We Acknowledge Ted Bundy Was A Babe’ by Melissa Mason for Pedestrian.TV

    https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/ted-bundy-babe-zac-efron-serial-killer-film/


    Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga on stage in Las Vegas

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfeHACNRs20


    ‘What is the Future of the Fashion Editor as a Career?’ by Jessica Schiffer for Fashionista

    https://fashionista.com/2019/01/fashion-editor-career-industry-future


    ‘How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation’ by Anne Helen Petersen for BuzzFeed News

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/millennials-burnout-generation-debt-work


    ‘Rising Instagram Stars Are Posting Fake Sponsored Content’ by Taylor Lorenz for The Atlantic

    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/12/influencers-are-faking-brand-deals/578401/

  • 00:58:23

    Have We Finally Reached Peak True Crime? And Are Selfies Turning Us All Into Vain Narcissists?

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    Something's in the water because we've both developed a love for the great outdoors: Grace went rock climbing (and then Angelina Jolie copied her) and Isabelle literally went CAMPING. In other news, Prince George has gone missing and been replaced by a boy named Archie. Why the concept of 'pet faves' will help remedy a bad day and we discuss vanity in the Instagram era - are selfies making us (even more) self-obsessed? Plus, off the back of this newfound Ted Bundy mania (he’s actually not that hot, okay?), we deep dive on true crime - has our obsession officially gone too far?

    You can email us on afterworkdrinkspodcast@gmail.com, follow us on Instagram at @isabelletruman and @grceoneill or join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast.'

    Links/recommendations:

    Love Stories with Dolly Alderton and Stanley Tucci
    https://soundcloud.com/user-892136004/love-stories-with-stanley-tucci

    Homecoming
    https://www.gimletmedia.com/homecoming

    ‘Lullaby’ by Leila Slimani
    https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/fiction/Lullaby-Leila-Slimani-9780571337545

    ‘Ordinary Things That Bring Me Extraordinary Joy’ by T.Wise for Man Repeller
    https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/01/pet-faves-are-better-than-pet-peeves.html

    ‘What is Prince George Hiding?’ by Kelly Conaboy for The Cut
    https://www.thecut.com/2019/01/prince-george-cambridge-name-archie-report.html

    ‘The State of “Vanity” in the Selfie Era’ by Emma Bracy for Man Repeller
    https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/01/what-is-vanity-in-the-era-of-selfies.html

    ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80226612

    ‘How a True-Crime Podcast Became a Mental-Health Support Group’ by Andrea Marks for The Atlantic
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/02/the-true-crime-podcast-turned-mental-health-support-group/517200/

  • 00:50:40

    Why 'Fuck All Men' Will Never Work And The Millennial Motherhood Question

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    Your long weekend is SORTED courtesy of our copious amount of reading/podcast/TV show recommendations. Grace makes a surprise cameo in the Fyre festival and Isabelle finds a podcast that has actually turned her $$ situation around.
    Another shocking murder has women in Australia angry - but the 'fuck all men' rhetoric isn't going to get us anywhere. Plus, we do a deep dive on the perennial millennial motherhood question: With 2 in 3 millennial women having fertility fears, how do we negotiate motherhood in an era where our biology hasn't caught up with society?

    Links/recommendations:

    Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel

    https://www.estherperel.com/podcast


    Anthony Bourdain WTF with Marc Maron

    http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/repost-anthony-bourdain-from-2011


    The Clinton Affair

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8972296/


    Interiors accounts (surely someone cares?) RUDE

    @decorehardcore
    @studioashby
    @amyastley
    @matildagoad

    The Favourite

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5083738/?ref_=nv_sr_1


    Green Book

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6966692/?ref_=nv_sr_1


    The Pineapple Project

    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/the-pineapple-project/


    ‘Fyre’ (Netflix’s documentary on the Fyre Festival)

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9412098/?ref_=nv_sr_1


    ‘Dirty John’

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7945720/?ref_=nv_sr_1


    ‘Men of Australia, it's time to pick your side’ by Clementine Ford for Sydney Morning Herald

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/men-of-australia-it-s-time-to-pick-your-side

    ‘#MeToo movement: what so many men are missing’ by David Roberts for Vox

    https://www.vox.com/2018/9/10/17826168/me-too-louis-ck-men-comeback


    ‘The #MeToo Moment: I’m a Straight Man. Now What?’ by Daniel Victor for the New York Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/us/the-metoo-moment-im-a-straight-man-now-what.html


    The millennial motherhood trap by Stephanie Boland for Prospect Magazine

    https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/the-motherhood-trap


    You can email us on afterworkdrinkspodcast@gmail.com, follow us on Instagram at @isabelletruman and @grceoneill or join our private Facebook group, 'After Work Drinks Podcast.'


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