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After Work Drinks is a weekly pop culture, news and entertainment podcast brought to you by journalists Isabelle Truman and Grace O’Neill. 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.'
Music by Cory Champion
Image by Ella Jane

After Work Drinks Isabelle Truman & Grace O'Neill

    • Society & Culture

After Work Drinks is a weekly pop culture, news and entertainment podcast brought to you by journalists Isabelle Truman and Grace O’Neill. 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.'
Music by Cory Champion
Image by Ella Jane

    A Grown Up’s Guide To Heartbreak

    A Grown Up’s Guide To Heartbreak

    It’s been a whirlwind of a week, featuring a trip to Switzerland, a 12-hour stint in the emergency room and – of course – the (sort of) reunion of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the SAG Awards. But what we’re really talking about this week is heartbreaks - heartbreaks of the big, earth-shattering, how-the-hell-do-I-get-over-this variety. How do you navigate a break-up in your late 20s, when it feels like everyone else is getting engaged and having babies? Are women conditioned to fear being alone? Why is it that single men are seen to be ‘choosing’ to be single, while single women are still seen as ‘unable’ to find a partner? And why do we continue to feel as if break-ups are personal failures? 


    You can follow us on Instagram: @afterworkdrinkspodcast, @grceoneill, @isabelletruman, or join our closed Facebook group, After Work Drinks Podcast. Please rate, review, subscribe and tell your mom about us.


    Recommendations:
    Podcast: Today in Focus - where did it all go wrong for Harry and Meghan?
    Show: Morning Wars/The Morning Show, Line of Duty For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 48 min
    Unpacking Megxit

    Unpacking Megxit

    There was plenty to dissect in Hollywood this week, with the Oscar's releasing their embarrassingly middle-aged-white-dude nomination lineup and Harvey Weinstein's trial beginning in New York. Why can't the entertainment industry get a handle on their diversity problem? And why - after more than 80 women levelled accusations at Weinstein - is his trial hinging on the testimony of only two women? Plus, the topic we were desperate to sink our teeth into: Meghan and Harry's shock decision to step away from their 'senior royal' title. We unpack the serious aspects involved - the sexist treatment of MM in the media, for one - but also the most bizarre stories to emerge from 'Megxit', including surprise appearances from Oprah, Jessica Mulroney and Madame Tussauds (?).
    And you asked, we answered: This week Grace shares another embarrassing childhood incident involving physical activity.


    Recommendations: 


    A crash course in climate change 
    https://grazia.com.au/articles/bushfires-climate-change-government-action/


    Netflix: Before the Flood 


    Elizabeth Wurtzel:
    'Prozac Nation'
    'On Her One Night Stand Of A Life' in New York Magazine
    https://www.thecut.com/2013/01/elizabeth-wurtzel-on-self-help.html
    'When Beauty Fades' in ELLE
    https://www.elle.com/life-love/sex-relationships/advice/a10010/failure-to-launch-when-beauty-fades-323090/


    Podcast: Fresh Air - Boys & Sex
    https://choice.npr.org/index.html?origin=https://www.npr.org/2020/01/07/794265007/boys-sex


    Podcast: The Daily - The Case Against Harvey Weinstein Part 1 & 2 
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/09/podcasts/the-daily/harvey-weinstein-trial.html


    Podcast: The Witch Hunt by The Guardian Australia
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/series/witch-hunt


    Book: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo


    Movie: Parasite (2019) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 49 min
    Our House Is On Fire

    Our House Is On Fire

    Climate change is directly responsible for the severity of the Australian bushfire crisis and if change isn’t made now, the devastation we’re seeing - lives lost, homes destroyed, a billion animals dead - is just a taste of what’s to come. To explain exactly what’s happening to the world, why the Earth’s temperature is rising, how this is going to cause irreversible damage and Australia’s huge part in the climate emergency, we did a crash course in climate change with a scientist and expert. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 49 min
    New Year, Same You

    New Year, Same You

    As we crack open this bottle of cab sav - simultaneously breaking our ‘dry January’ resolution, we discuss whether our never-ending quest towards self-improvement, something which is never more prevalent than at the beginning of a new year, is actually just making us hate ourselves. Should we throw out our self help books in favour of giving less of a s**t? Plus, if our recent digital detoxes are anything to go by, 2020 looks to be the year of being ‘medium online’ - where we’re not completely offline but not living on there, either. And why all men should follow Obama's suit and watch 'Little Women.'


    If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, please rate, review, subscribe and tell you mom about us. You can follow us on Instagram: @afterworkdrinkspodcast, @grceoneill, @isabelletruman, or join our closed Facebook group, After Work Drinks Podcast. 


    Recommendations: 


    Podcast: How to Fail with Andrew Scott


    Show: Morning Wars - Apple TV


    Movie: Long Shot - Netflix


    Book: Malcom Gladwell - Talking to Strangers 


    'Being offline is a massive luxury': The case for a half-hearted digital detox - Sydney Morning Herald 
    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/being-offline-is-a-massive-luxury-the-case-for-a-half-hearted-digital-detox-20191219-p53lla.html


    Improving ourselves to death - the New Yorker
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/15/improving-ourselves-to-death


    I can’t even trust myself anymore - New York Times 
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/27/opinion/sunday/internet-trust-2010s.html


    How to be medium online - Man Repeller 
    https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/12/medium-online.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Christmas Special - After Work Drunk

    The Christmas Special - After Work Drunk

    This week, we’re bringing you a festive special, recorded in true AWD fashion - with champagne in hand - on Christmas Eve. Featuring a lot of recommendations for holiday consumption, some gossip from the set of Little Women, a love letter to Charlize Theron and our worst moments of the decade to round out 2019. 


    Merry Christmas to you, our AWD fam. Sending love to all of you, especially those who find this time of year hard or who were away from friends and family 3 


    You can follow us on Instagram: @afterworkdrinkspodcast, @grceoneill, @isabelletruman, or join our closed Facebook group, After Work Drinks Podcast. 


    If you’d like to show your support, please rate, review and subscribe and share AWD. 


    Happy New Year. Stay safe. 


    Recommendations: 


    Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach Open Up on Their Personal and Professional Partnership
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/greta-gerwig-noah-baumbach-are-making-history-oscars-season-1261857?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social


    A Chaotic Afternoon in Little Women Land
    https://www.vulture.com/2019/12/a-chaotic-afternoon-in-little-women-land.html


    Robert Pattinson: ‘I don’t really know how to act’
    https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/dec/22/robert-pattinson-i-dont-really-know-how-to-act-batman-the-lighthouse


    Charlize Theron on Fresh Air (podcast)


    Morning Wars/The Morning Show (TV show on Apple TV)


    Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde (book)


    Just Kids by Patti Smith (book)


    Dear Joan and Jericha (podcast) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Have You Guys Heard Of Harry Styles?

    Have You Guys Heard Of Harry Styles?

    We’re going to play the ‘better late than never’ card today regarding one Harry Styles - the man who needs no introduction (apart from to Izzy) and has finally stolen our hearts. Aside from the obvious (his face), we're discussing how men like Harry are setting a new precedent when it comes to style and sexuality and how he and men of his ilk (here's looking at you Timothee Chalamet and Donald Glover) are offering a much-needed update on what modern masculinity can look like. Plus, Jia Tolentino's internet-breaking essay on 'Instagram Face' has us investigating the many troubling side-effects of a culture obsessed with self-betterment. If you read only one thing this week, make it this.


    Recommendations:
    Adam Driver, The Original Man in The New Yorker
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/10/28/adam-driver-the-original-man?verso=true
    The Age of Instagram Face in The New Yorker
    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/decade-in-review/the-age-of-instagram-face


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    • 52 min

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