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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!

The Polyester Podcast The Polyester Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 23 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!

    Confessions: Should I Cut Off My Toxic Friends?

    Confessions: Should I Cut Off My Toxic Friends?

    If internet discourse is to be believed, any difficult friendship should be cut off swiftly and efficiently. But in our conflict averse world, is this harsh method of ending our relationships really the best way forward? This week on Confessions, Ione and Gina are offering help to one listener who doesn't know how to deal with a hurtful friendship without straying into the world of dodgy Instagram pop-psychology. We're also spilling another dirty little secret, this time from a member of our community who spoilt their best mate's beer with a liquid far less tasty.


    How do you deal with toxic friends? We want to hear from YOU! Confessions is all about our community and we couldn't do it without your input. Send us your secrets, or thoughts on previous episodes, to ione@polyesterzine.com, leave a review with your gossip, or drop us a DM on Instagram. No scandal is too big or small, we'll dissect it all!


    xoxo your gossip gremlins


    The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), co-hosted by Gina Tonic 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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    • 10 min
    The Sleepover Club: Finding True Work-Love Balance with Jessamyn Stanley and Ashe Phoenix

    The Sleepover Club: Finding True Work-Love Balance with Jessamyn Stanley and Ashe Phoenix

    For this episode, we're joined by the wonderful Jessamyn Stanley and Ashe Phoenix. Partners in both work and love, Jessamyn is an author and yoga instructor; with Ashe producing their joint podcast Dear Jessamyn and the pair working together on We Go High North Carolina. But working together and loving each other isn't always easy, and the couple are talking us through how they navigate their relationship as it shifts from the personal to the professional multiple times a day.


    With the entire world obsessed with finding balance, we discuss if the term has become a millennial replacement for 'having it all', and what true balance really means. We're also chatting about the performance of love, the flaws in striving for perfection, and how all good relationships take work. The couple will also be discussing polyamory; and how the most important relationship should always be the one you have with yourself.


    Have an opinion and want to be featured on an upcoming episode? We want to hear from YOU! Send us your thoughts on this episode, to ione@polyesterzine.com, leave a reviep, or drop us a DM on Instagram.


    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. 
    #ThePolyesterPodcast
     
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    • 36 min
    Confessions: What's The Pettiest Thing You've Ever Done To A Housemate?

    Confessions: What's The Pettiest Thing You've Ever Done To A Housemate?

    This week on Confessions, we discuss a scandalous secret from one of our listeners who every day has been running their housemates toothbrush round the toilet bowl. But which type of revenge is most effective? Ione and Gina discuss how vindicating revenge can feel if it's enacted in secret, and whether getting your own back is ever really as sweet as we're told it should be. Speaking of nightmare housemates; we're also offering one community member advice on how to move forward when the person you live with causes you delay paranoia surrounding safety and the pandemic.


    We want to hear from YOU! Confessions is all about our community and we couldn't do it without your input. Send us your secrets, or thoughts on previous episodes, to ione@polyesterzine.com, leave a review with your gossip, or drop us a DM on Instagram. No scandal is too big or small, we'll dissect it all!


    xoxo your gossip gremlins


    The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), co-hosted by Gina Tonic 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. 
    #ThePolyesterPodcast
     
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    • 11 min
    Obsessions: Val Garland On The Thrill Of A Car Boot Sale

    Obsessions: Val Garland On The Thrill Of A Car Boot Sale

    This week we're joined by the absolutely ICONIC Val Garland. The legendary makeup artist and judge of Glow Up is chatting to us about her many obsessions and what they mean to her. From vintage dolls, to car boot sales, Royal Worcester china and her penchant for a good jug. We discuss how to avoid cursed dolls and their negative energy when antique shopping, Val's brief stint as a car boot vendor, her top tips for the car boot, and why she keeps her work space and her home completely separate. Val also tells us how her love of collecting informs her makeup artistry, why the way we seek inspiration is changing, and whether the internet is homogenising our creative references.


    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), co-hosted by Gina Tonic, 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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    • 28 min
    Confessions: How Do I Deal With Fear Of Being Cancelled?

    Confessions: How Do I Deal With Fear Of Being Cancelled?

    Do you live in feat of being cancelled? Filter your every online interaction worried it'll be the thing that ruins your reputation? This week on Confessions, Polyester Deputy Editor Gina Tonic joins Ione to offer advice to one community member who's debilitating anxiety around being cancelled is holding them back. We're also dissecting our first piece of GOSSIP - about a fashion brand who's been spending the past twelve months avoiding invoices, racking up debt, and pretending like nothing is wrong whilst their contributors struggle to pay their bills through the pandemic.


    We want to hear from YOU! Confessions is all about our community and we couldn't do it without your input. Send us your secrets, or thoughts on previous episodes, to ione@polyesterzine.com, leave a review with your gossip, or drop us a DM on Instagram. No scandal is too big or small, we'll dissect it all!


    xoxo your gossip gremlins


    The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), co-hosted by Gina Tonic 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. 
    #ThePolyesterPodcast
     
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    • 13 min
    The Sleepover Club: The Depths Of Cynicism

    The Sleepover Club: The Depths Of Cynicism

    What does it really mean to be cynical? This week on The Sleepover Club we're dissecting the different types of cynicism and what they really mean; from Instagram judgement, to brand mistrust, and what a lack of cynicism on a societal level does for the world we live in. We want to pull apart our true intentions when criticising something; and discuss whether being cynical is just a mask for an underlying bitchiness towards others, or if casting a sceptical eye towards the actions of your peers is the only way to progress forward.


    Additionally, we'll be chatting about who we allow and encourage cynicism from; considering how class, gender identity, and sexuality alter how your opinions are perceived.


    Have an opinion and want to be featured on an upcoming episode? We want to hear from YOU! Send us your thoughts on this episode, to ione@polyesterzine.com, leave a reviep, or drop us a DM on Instagram.


    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. 
    #ThePolyesterPodcast
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 24 min

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