104 episodes

News, pop culture and Pinot Noir in podcast form with magazine editors and best friends Isabelle Truman & Grace O’Neill.

After Work Drinks Isabelle Truman & Grace O'Neill

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 517 Ratings

News, pop culture and Pinot Noir in podcast form with magazine editors and best friends Isabelle Truman & Grace O’Neill.

    AWD With Caitlin Moran

    AWD With Caitlin Moran

    This week, we’re so excited to be speaking with British journalist and feminist author Caitlin Moran, whose 2011 book ‘How To Be A Woman’ is credited by everyone from Clementine Ford to our very own Grace O’Neill as being one of the books that originally got them embracing the feminist movement. Now, another of Caitlin's books, a true-ish story of her life as an up-and-coming music journalist in her teens, travelling the world with some of the country's biggest artists, is about to be released, starring none other than our fave girl, Beanie Feldstein, in her first-ever lead role. Ahead of the release of ‘How to Build a Girl’ We spoke to Caitlin about everything from growing up in a sexist household to how the feminist conversation has changed, to living across the road from Morrissey. 


    **We're taking a two week mid-year break now! Back on 19th August. Love you!**


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    • 28 min
    Bitches Get Stuff Done

    Bitches Get Stuff Done

    Hi! It's our final ep before our mid-year break! This week, we're fangirling over Ziwe, the comedian you need to be following, who uses comedy to discuss racism, baiting her (usually white and unsuspecting) guests in a way that’s both essential and uncomfortable to watch. Then, it's onto a brief chat about how the Melbourne woman in quarantine and the security guard, who are rumoured to be to blame for another wave of COVID, managed to coordinate their bous session, before it’s over to billionaires. Why during an economic crisis and global pandemic are the rich getting much, much richer? And why are they of all people weighing in on government subsidies for those who need it? We discuss the concept of wealth hoarding, why it’s often hard to relate to people who were born into different financial circumstances, and why society values someone’s success through the contents of their bank account instead of the good they do in the world. Plus, after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was called a ‘fucking bitch’ by a fellow congressman at her place of work, she delivered a brilliant speech, but was quickly torn down by media outlets for using the opportunity(?!) as a ‘brand building’ exercise: Why is a woman standing up for herself at work seen as shady? Why is this guy not fired already? And have we, or should we want to, reclaim the word ‘bitch’? 


    **We're taking a two week mid-year break now! Back on 19th August. Love you!**


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    • 54 min
    AWD With Brandon Kyle Goodman

    AWD With Brandon Kyle Goodman

    We’re so, so excited to bring you this week’s conversation with Brandon Kyle Goodman, an actor and producer who you probably know from the likes of ‘Modern Love’ (yes, he’s kissed Hot Priest) and ‘Feel the Beat’. But more recently, Brandon has been front and centre because of his viral videos on the topic of race, some of which have garnered millions of views. Brandon has been an incredibly instrumental person in our own anti-racism education, so we really wanted to speak to him now - 8 weeks after the murder of George Floyd and the start of the global movement that followed - about the concept of allyship fatigue, how to be an effective ally as opposed to just a ‘good’ one, what it’ll take to make real systemic change in Hollywood and beyond and how to keep this momentum going longterm. 


    You can follow Brandon on Instagram here and donate to the organisations he mentions here: The Bail Project, The Innocence Project, TransTech Social Enterprises, Black Trans Travel Fund, The Okra Project. 


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    • 58 min
    How To Be Single

    How To Be Single

    Hello and welcome to another episode of After Work Drinks. We're starting on a somber note today, as three of the biggest fashion magazines in Australia - coincidentally the magazines that brought us together all those years ago - are closed. We talk about the legacies of ELLE, InStyle and Harper’s BAZAAR and (try to) instil a little hope in all you aspiring young writers about the future of the Australian media. Plus, the only conversation we should be having about Kanye West right now, how Jacquemus’ Instagram kerfuffle showcased how complicated the ‘diversity in fashion’ conversation is and Izzy’s horny expedition with the Calm app. Then, it’s onto everyone’s favourite subject: relationships. Daniel Sloss’ Netflix stand-up ‘Jigsaw’ has broken up 20,000 couples (and counting). Why is his pro-single message so powerful? How can we start to normalise being alone? And where is the line between accepting that no relationship is perfect, and settling for the wrong relationship?


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    • 57 min
    AWD With Pandora Sykes

    AWD With Pandora Sykes

    Welcome sweet angels to another episode of After Work Drinks With. This week, we're speaking with Pandora Sykes, journalist, author and co-host of the incredibly popular British podcast, 'The High Low'. Ahead of the release of her first book, ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?’, we speak to Pandora about everything from the social identity of motherhood and what it means to be 'flattened' as a woman to the way women are presented in media and why we millennials might all be a tad too empathetic (hear her out).


    You can pre-order 'How Do We Know We're Doing It Right' here or follow Pandora on the 'gram here.


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    • 34 min
    #FreeBritney

    #FreeBritney

    Boy, do we have a lot to crack into this week. First up, how did we miss Jessica Mulroney getting cancelled? And has Michaela Coel opened the floodgates on pay transparency in the entertainment industry? Then it's onto Jada Pinkett Smith and *that* Red Table Talk interview. Smith has single-handedly taken control of the 'celebrity tell-all' by orchestrating one herself. Is she really turning the medium on its head? Or has she just beat the media machine by rebranding a carefully crafted publicity statement as a 'juicy exclusive'? Why are so few people willing to condemn her predatory behaviour? And what does this all tell us about the way Hollywood golden couples turn themselves into multi-million dollar brands? Then, it's all things #FreeBritney. We explain the 'conservatorship' that has kept 38-year-old Britney Spears legally confined in her home for 12 years. What does it actually mean and what can we do about it? And on the eve of a new HBO documentary about the phenomenon of child stars, we wonder if child stardom is, by its nature, immoral. Listen now and, as always, rate, review and subscribe. Love you.


    Recommendations:
    Michaela the Destroyer by E. Alex Jung in Vulture
    https://www.vulture.com/article/michaela-coel-i-may-destroy-you.html
    Is Britney Spears Ready To Stand on Her Own? In the New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/arts/music/is-britney-spears-ready-to-stand-on-her-own.html
    Help #FreeBritney
    https://msha.ke/freebritney/
     
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
517 Ratings

517 Ratings

RubyK13 ,

Hilarious, relatable and interesting

Love love love this podcast! Could listen to these two all day. Highly recommend!

ssassysophia ,

two of the smartest women in this industry

two of the smartest women, speaking so elegantly about divisive topics that should be discussed by everyone.

bbendle ,

Would love to have at a sleepover

Great. Intelligent, smart, funny and beautiful.

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