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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
    • 4.9 • 60 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: How The Media Have Spun The Cost Of Living Crisis Into Poverty Porn

    The Sleepover Club: How The Media Have Spun The Cost Of Living Crisis Into Poverty Porn

    why are rich people so obsessed with using working class people as entertainment? How does social media fuel our voyeuristic gaze on those experiencing poverty? And why are the upper classes still fetishising the poor?
    From competition prizes that pay off your energy bills to influencers that build their entire brands on 'thrifty' tips to survive the cost of living crisis; we're living in a dystopian nightmare. Instead of real, tangible advice that would ease the increase of price in essentially everything needed to survive, the media has decided to turn our current crisis into poverty porn. This week on the podcast, we're discussing why and how the medias attempts to 'help' or 'spotlight' working class people so often fall short.
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    • 33 min
    The Sleepover Club: Why Is Everyone Obsessed With Representation Politics Again?

    The Sleepover Club: Why Is Everyone Obsessed With Representation Politics Again?

    Representation discourse is back baby! From Ariel and Lizzo's Emmy win, to the queen being a woman, and our third evil prime minister; we're all obsessed with diversity yet again!
    For a brief moment in time, it felt like we'd left representation politics in the past. They'd we'd all come to a consensus that diversity discourse was pointless, serving as a shiny veneer to allow un-inclusive institutions to cover their backs and seem as though they were pushing for societal change. Now they're back, and Halima, Ione and Eden are asking why we're so content on accepting the bare minimum.
    Order Ione's book, Poor Little Sick Girls, here!
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    • 30 min
    The Sleepover Club: What The Don't Worry Darling Drama Says About Our Current Cultural Climate

    The Sleepover Club: What The Don't Worry Darling Drama Says About Our Current Cultural Climate

    If you're anything like us, the drama surrounding Don't Worry Darling has been consuming your every waking thought. Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine! Olivia Wilde lied! Florence Pugh turned up and drank aperol spritz defiantly! But with two weeks until any of us see the actual film, we're breaking down what the drama means for the larger cultural moment we're living in. From post me-too sentiment and the rehabilitation of rotten men, to two women semi-fighting publicly and the cast hooking up on set; we're discussing both the drama itself and how the internet has interpreted, meme'd, and dissected the story — making it impossible to separate reality from fiction.
    Order Ione's book, Poor Little Sick Girls, here!
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    • 32 min
    The Sleepover Club: The Toxic Masculinity Deep Dive Part 2 - From Incels to Alpha Males, is Masculinity More Dangerous Than Ever?

    The Sleepover Club: The Toxic Masculinity Deep Dive Part 2 - From Incels to Alpha Males, is Masculinity More Dangerous Than Ever?

    Toxic masculinity is running rife on the internet, with both incels and alpha males dominating online culture. But how did we get here? Following on from part one, this week we're concluding our deep dive into masculinity. Interrogating how the internet birthed a new masculinity, one that breeds hatred and division, Ione and Eden are discussing how unregulated media platforms allowed toxic masculinity to thrive.
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    • 33 min
    The Sleepover Club: The Toxic Masculinity Deep Dive Part 1 - The Lasting Legacy Of 00's Bro Culture

    The Sleepover Club: The Toxic Masculinity Deep Dive Part 1 - The Lasting Legacy Of 00's Bro Culture

    Picture a bro in your head, what does he look like? This week, while Halima has two weeks off, Ione is Joined by Polyester social editor Eden Young to kick off our toxic masculinity deep dive. After watching Woodstock 99, we decided to put bro culture under a critical lens; from nu-metal bands to films like American pie and how bros changed the landscape of masculinity forever.
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    • 25 min
    The Sleepover Club: Is BeReal ushering in a new era of authentic social media, or is it just as shallow as everything else?

    The Sleepover Club: Is BeReal ushering in a new era of authentic social media, or is it just as shallow as everything else?

    It's time to BeReal! As the social media app grows bigger and bigger, Ione and Halima have downloaded BeReal to try it out for themselves. The platform promises us the opportunity to see our friends as they really are - but do we really want to? How many selfies of ourselves sitting on the sofa can we really take? As we all strive for a more authentic online experience, the pair are discussing if posting genuinely is all it's cracked up to be; or if we all deserve to live in our inauthentic fantasies in the URL world.
    Order Ione's book, Poor Little Sick Girls, here!
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Kwnii ,

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HALIMAA NAAWRRR!! Not playing favorites, obsessed w Ione and Eden’s perspectives ofc, but u will be missed! imqfho this show is absolutely IT—it’s litrly the only show for which I’ve notifications turned ON BABYYY. Love seeing what insidious patriarchal toxicity you tackle next, spoiler: it’s always impeccably timed and always takes my hot takes to an even hotter place. Thanks for all ur thorough work, pithy deliveries, and gorgeous socials.

(insert whtvr Polyester stans call ourselves)(Pollys?)(GirlieWhirlies?) Xx Kev @knemelka

P.s. finished Poor Little Sick Girls, easily my fav book of 2022!!

ihavebangs ,

Makes my Gen Y heart skip a beat

This reminds me of the zines in the early 90s and I am absolutely in love with the discourse!

Susannah92 ,

Just throwing an extra 5 star review here

Thanks for talking about THAT case with the nuance and compassion it deserves. I’m so tired of seeing « seemingly reasonable » people bombard me with misogynist victim blaming and Qanon-level delusion about the evidence presented, and any voice recontextualizing it is a breath of fresh air.

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