56 episodes

Polyester is a self published, intersectional feminist arts and culture publication aiming to bridge the gap of URL cyberfeminism with the IRL world. Tune in to hear from your favourite artists on the issues they care about.

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Editor in Chief Ione Gamble and produced by Olivia Graham. Have faith in your own bad taste!

The Polyester Podcast The Polyester Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 84 Ratings

Polyester is a self published, intersectional feminist arts and culture publication aiming to bridge the gap of URL cyberfeminism with the IRL world. Tune in to hear from your favourite artists on the issues they care about.

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Editor in Chief Ione Gamble and produced by Olivia Graham. Have faith in your own bad taste!

    The Sleepover Club: Why Being 'Too Sensitive' Is A Patriarchal Myth

    The Sleepover Club: Why Being 'Too Sensitive' Is A Patriarchal Myth

    Have you ever been called 'too sensitive'? This week, we're picking apart the idea that sensitivity is a negative trait, and why we should all embrace being our messiest, most emotional selves. Though the idea of displaying sensitivity is often used against femmes when they project any sort of outward emotion; Ione and Olivia argue that being 'too sensitive' simply means you're in touch with your own emotions, the feelings of others, and the world around you.


    This week, the amazing Lowell is on hand to provide some much-needed tips and tricks to get you through the last stretch of 2020.


    The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham. Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!


    To keep up with Polyester zine, head to: polyesterzine.com, or @polyesterzine on all socials. 
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    • 23 min
    Obsessions: Jamila Woods On How Journaling Keeps Her Grounded

    Obsessions: Jamila Woods On How Journaling Keeps Her Grounded

    Delving deep into the minds of our favourite people's deepest obsessions, this week we're joined by the amazing Jamila Woods. The singer, songwriter and poet is chatting to us about how journaling has transformed her creative process; from clearing her mind each morning, to clarifying her thoughts, and ridding her of writers block when she needs it most. Ione, Olivia, and Jamila are also chatting about the parts of ourselves we share online, how the internet has changed from an archiving perspective, how to find balance in digital spaces, and why creating real life documentation of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions is more important than ever.


    Every other week we'll be picking the brain of a different creative about something they admire that has nothing to do with how they generate their income.


    The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham (@og.irl). Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste! And follow us on Instagram!
     
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    • 29 min
    The Sleepover Club: Grab Joy Where You Can

    The Sleepover Club: Grab Joy Where You Can

    In a special edition of The Sleepover Club, Ione and Olivia are discussing the results of the U.S 2020 Presidential Election. From why a respite from misery is much needed, to how the 24 hours following the result has shown us the first example of collective joy in 2020, how to celebrate without dismissing the fair criticisms of Joe Biden and The Democrats, and what needs to be done next to build upon this victory and create the type of world we want to exist within.


    We'll also be talking about joy more generally - how it's tied to capitalism, how we subconsciously aspire to rotten power structures, how we can build our own utopias, and why community care is the way forward.
     
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    • 26 min
    Introducing Our Next Chapter: The Polyester Dollhouse!

    Introducing Our Next Chapter: The Polyester Dollhouse!

    Over lockdown, we’ve been thinking about how best to connect with our community in online spaces, the often-hostile environment that is social media, and how to make Polyester a sustainable platform for the team and contributors alike. Now, we need our communities help to continue our work providing safer spaces for creative, intersectional conversations to live.
     
    That's where the Dollhouse comes in; and why Ione is jumping on with this bonus mini-episode to chat to you today. The Dollhouse is a special members section of our site; it’ll encapsulate everything we love about running Polyester, with the same monthly content, but added community activations to create a safe space online for us all to exist; think tarot readings, tv shows, group chats, and loads more.
     
    We really hope you’ll join us in our next chapter, and can’t thank you enough for your support so far!


    If you'd like to join The Polyester Dollhouse, click here.


    See you on Monday for The Sleepover Club! x
     
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    Obsessions: Miranda July On The Importance Of Everyday Acting

    Obsessions: Miranda July On The Importance Of Everyday Acting

    Delving deep into the minds of our favourite people's deepest obsessions, this week we're joined by the ever-inspiring Miranda July. Miranda, Ione and Olivia will be discussing what everyday acting is, how we should all embody other people in our day-to-day lives, why role play infiltrates our everyday experiences, how men playing make believe is more accepted than women doing so, and much more. Also, watch Kajillionare! We love it so much and you will too.


    Every other week we'll be picking the brain of a different creative about something they admire that has nothing to do with how they generate their income.


    The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham (@og.irl). Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste! And follow us on Instagram!
     
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    • 33 min
    The Skin You're In: My Skin, My Normal With Amika George

    The Skin You're In: My Skin, My Normal With Amika George

    With period products being declared 'non-essential' by the Welsh supermarkets during their most recent lockdown, it's become clear that menstruation is still heavily stigmatised in our society.⁣ This week on The Skin You're In, we're chatting to activist Amika George about her work campaigning for free tampons across schools in the U.K, why gender inclusivity is so important when discussing menstruation, what we can all do to break down the stigma, and lots more. We'll also be discussing how to move activism from online spaces into physical ones, the barriers Amika has faced when trying to be taken seriously by politicians, and how she overcame them.

    This is the sixth and final episode of our brand new limited podcast series, The Skin You're In! Each week, for six weeks, we'll be exploring what it means to be alive today, and the biggest issues affecting our generation. From period poverty to body positivity, gender, disability, feminism and race, we want to know where the conversations are at, and what we can do to move them forward.


    The Skin You're In, a Polyester Podcast, is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham (@og.irl), in collaboration with Monki. Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste! And follow us on Instagram!⁣
     
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Saralfgla ,

Sara

What a wonderful and magical space! Informative, honest and thought provoking content delivered in a format that sets the listener at ease. Thank you thank you thank you !!

Hannnaaahhhh ,

Perfect podcast

Just discovered this podcast and I’m SO happy! Really good content, especially on intersectionality. I love the sleepover episodes as Ione and Olivia are fab! I think the Obsessions episodes are so interesting love the idea of hearing from a creative person about something they love (but isn’t their career) it’s such a good insight! Excited to listen to more 💕💕

R_Fell ,

Refreshing and empowering

Love this podcast! The conversations Ione, Olivia and their guests have are so fun and important. Dream listening ❤️

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