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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!
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The Polyester Podcast The Polyester Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 116 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!
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    The Sleepover Club: Ione's Book, Poor Little Sick Girls, is here!

    The Sleepover Club: Ione's Book, Poor Little Sick Girls, is here!

    This week Ione is in the hot seat, as she sits down for an interview with our one and only Halima to dish all the deets about her debut non-fiction book, Poor Little Sick Girls! Exploring how Wellness is oppressive, self-love is a trap, hustling is a health risk and it's all the patriarchy's fault, Halima and Ione delve into the process of writing the book that has been dubbed 'the anti girlboss bible'. The pair also discuss how we can pull feminism from the rubble of commodification, oversharing, representation of illness, and much more
    Pre-order Ione's book, Poor Little Sick Girls, here!
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    • 29 min
    The Sleepover Club: The Cult Of Confidence Feminism

    The Sleepover Club: The Cult Of Confidence Feminism

    We're told being confident is the answer to all of life's problems. That to be a good feminist, or friend, or to excel at your job and learn to love yourself, you must be confident. But when did empowerment become dependent on our ability to be believe in ourselves? And is the cult of confidence merely a distraction that keeps us from tackling real systemic oppression?
    This week Ione and Halima are discussing how the pressure to be confidence is actually holding us back, and how we can find a balance between individualism masked as self improvement and believing in ourselves for the greater good.
    Pre-order Ione's book, Poor Little Sick Girls, here!
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    • 27 min
    The Sleepover Club: Instagram Is In It's Flop Era

    The Sleepover Club: Instagram Is In It's Flop Era

    For the last five years, we've all collectively been lamenting the downfall of instagram. First, they took our chronological feed. Then, they pivoted to Reels. But as we all become increasingly exhausted with the platform, why can't we let go? And with the reaction to Elon Musk buying Twitter being so intense, do social media platforms owe anything to their users?
    This week we're discussing how Instagram has become culturally void, whether TikTok is the future, and whether insta's downfall is an inevitable part of the cycle of social media or our reluctance to let it go signals a greater shift in our culture.
    Pre-order Ione's book, Poor Little Sick Girls, here!
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    • 29 min
    The Sleepover Club: The Limits Of Lived Experiences - Should Marginalised People Be The Only Ones To Tell Their Stories?

    The Sleepover Club: The Limits Of Lived Experiences - Should Marginalised People Be The Only Ones To Tell Their Stories?

    Lived experience is a debate that comes up time and time again in our cultural landscape - should only gay people play gay roles on-screen? Should white people be able to tell people of colours stories? And should non-disabled people be allowed to portray those with disability? This week Ione and Halima are discussing this article, and all of the discourse surrounding our lived experiences.
    We're talking about whether the lived experience argument is based in fact, or is merely a myth conjured by those more privileged who feel oppressed by the limits of storytelling. And why instead of focusing on this age-old debate, we should draw our focus towards ways of actually letting our voices be heard.
    Pre-order Ione's book, Poor Little Sick Girls, here!
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    • 28 min
    The Sleepover Club: We Need To Talk About Nepotism Babies

    The Sleepover Club: We Need To Talk About Nepotism Babies

    Why does every famous person have even more famous parents? This week we're delving into why nepo babies still have such a stronghold on our culture. Is talent genetic or are we just overly obsessed with celebrity culture? And by keeping it in the family, who is excluded from doing well in these industries?
    Pre-order Ione's book, Poor Little Sick Girls, here!
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    • 31 min
    The Sleepover Club: How Social Media Aestheticised Loneliness

    The Sleepover Club: How Social Media Aestheticised Loneliness

    Independence is sold to us as a necessity, as YouTubers and TikTok stars emphasise the need for being an individualist and having your own space. But can promoting isolation ever be dangerous? Are we allowed to say we feel lonely when alone? Hosts Ione Gamble and Halima Jibril explore loneliness as a self preservation tool in order to avoid vulnerability, the online aspiration to thrive on your own and how any of us can afford being alone in the first place.
    Pre-order Ione's book, Poor Little Sick Girls, here!
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Kinkijob ,

Always a vibe

I love the polyester podcast so much! I like how they talk about very relevant topics but the length of the podcast is a nice bite size chunk so you can listen on the go. Always captivates my attention and I look forward to each episode 💕✨💜 keep up the great work gals xoxox

old_lady_36 ,

Old Lady Enjoys Podcast

At the ripe old age of 36, I thought I would be too old to enjoy this podcast, but Ione and Halima are such great hosts and I love listening to their well researched opinions on pop culture. Love how much fun this is! Pls also do an episode on why we deem over 35s to be old… I still feel (and act!) like I’m 25.

c*nterella ,

Why does this podcast not have 5 stars?!

All I could ask for from a podcast. The best mix of pop culture, politics and silliness, the topics always feel current and satisfy an itch I needed to scratch. Ione & her guest hosts ask the right questions that other journalists don’t, and the content is always clever and informative without being pretentious. Feels like you’re chatting with mates (but your really cool ones). 10/10 would recommend 👍

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