Cataclysm: Episode Twenty-Six

September 4, 2017

#26 SUSTAINABILITY

 

This month with hosts Jas Mee Lee and Rainer Curcio talk about how the concept of sustainability affects our lives and the battle of trying to maintain a sustainable life as a student.  

They interview artist Elisa McTaggart who created cover art Catalyst Issue Four. This episode also explores what sustainability means in different fields, whether it be art, AFL or fashion.

 

Presenters: Jasmine Mee Lee & Rainer Curcio

Contributors: Laura Thiele, Frankie Reid, Tessa Randello, Campbell Mowat, Meg Sydes & Alex Linton

Executive Producer: Jasmine Mee Lee

Assistant Producer: Rainer Curcio

 

Music by Approachable Members of Your Local Community:

https://soundcloud.com/user-916591106/this-old-man

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Cataclysm: Episode Twenty-Five

May 10, 2017

#25 SUBURBAN

This month, hosts Lily Lazzarotti and Nick Carr talk hometowns, picket fences and family dynamics for our third episode of 2017: SUBURBAN.

Feel all the nostalgic hometown feels in Letters to My Suburb by Nat Pitcher, explore an often overlooked facet of family life in Georgia Imfeld's feature, Jerry: My Father's Father, and find out where HBO's adaptation of Liane Moriarty's novel, Big Little Lies ranks on the specially-devised Cataclysm Rating Scale™.  

Presenters: Lily Lazzarotti and Nick Carr

Contributors: Alisi Falevai, Ben Madden, Georgia Imfeld & Maggie Coggan-Gartlan

Executive Producer: Nat Pitcher

Theme music thanks to Poddintgon Bear: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/podington_bear/

And a big thank you to the folks at Tasty Morsels for the backing music used in Letters to My Suburb: http://tastymorsels.org/

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Cataclysm: Episode Twenty-Four

March 24, 2017

#24 AFTER 

This month hosts Julia Sansone and Laura Thiele explore the many facets of 'after'. In Patrick Hills' feature, The Grave Truth, learn about the people who care for the bodies of the homeless after they pass, and dive into the aftermath of the imagined finacial ruin of the US with Nick Carr and Lily Lazzaroti in their review of Lionel Shriver's The Mandibles for the first Book Club of 2017. Investigate the mysterious placebo effect with Hamish Vallance, and get the lowdown on the month in politics in the lastest instalment of Politics on the Couch with Claudia Long and Tash Grivas. 

Presenters: Julia Sansone & Laura Thiele

Contributors: Patrick Hills, Nick Carr, Lily Lazzaroti, Hamish Vallance, Claudia Long & Tash Grivas

Executive Producer: Nat Pitcher

Hamish Vallance also has a show with our friends over at SYN - check out The First Bite (a food show about the burgers), weekly on Sundays from 4-5pm or listen here: https://omny.fm/shows/the-first-bite 

Theme music thanks to Poddintgon Bear: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/podington_bear/ 

Book Club music with thanks to R McCarthy & Tasty Morsels: https://soundcloud.com/tasty-morsels/r-mccarthy-big-game?in=tasty-morsels/sets/r-mccarthy-dick-arkive-issue-1  

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Cataclysm: Episode Twenty-Three

February 21, 2017

#23 SURREAL

Cataclysm's new producer Nat Pitcher is joined by co-host Nick Carr to kick off the first epsiode for 2017: SURREAL. 

Hear a new perspective on the 'other side' in Claudia Long's peice, Mortuary, transcend the known-unknowns and the unknown-unknowns of the universe in Jack Connor's Searching for the Unknown, and catch up on all the happenings in Aussie politics during Politics on the Couch with Claudia Long and Tash Grivas.  

Presenters: Nick Carr & Nat Pitcher

Contributors: Claudia Long, Jack Connor & Tash Grivas

Executive Producer: Nat Pitcher

Music by Podington Bear:
 
Jack Connor SoundCloud: 
 
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Cataclysm: Episode Twenty-Two

September 6, 2016

#22 UNKNOWN

Max Stainkamph is joined by new producer Sophie Hezier, Jane McLoud and Al Najmeddine as we talk all things unknown.
 
We explore the depths of our world with Rochelle Kirkham, and the depths of space with Max. Bethan Wainman explores Fake Meat, and our reviewers look at The Martian and The Hobbit. 
 
Music, as always, is by Podington Bear:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/podington_bear/

 

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Cataclysm: Episode Twenty-One

June 21, 2016

#21: FOOD

Alana Christensen and Alice Rennison join Max Stainkamph as the Cataclysm Crew explore all things food.

Alana and Alice get the party started by jamming with some donuts, we hear about marketing of food towards genders from Alana Beitz and Michael Serpell delves into how fast food is changing.

We also send our reviewers back to look over some childhood classics, and our Pavement Philosopher Nathan Brown looks into what foods you hate.

Hugo Hodge also has a gander at the Queen Vic market.

Our music, as always, is done by Podington Bear.

 
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Cataclysm: Episode Twenty

March 15, 2016

#20 ARTIFICIAL

Cataclysm returns for 2016 with the artificial episode. We explore artificiality in all it's glory - from fake stars to fake intelligence, all in preparation for when the robots take over. 

EP Max Stainkamph and mag editor Claudia Long kick date night off by listening to the soothing tones of Geoffrey Rush as he tells us how we'll be sucked into a black hole. Luke Michael also joins us for some quality banter.

Tristan Danino hits the streets and asks if we can ever truly create artificial intelligence as the Pavement Philosopher.

Evan Young and Alana Beitz find virtual art at the National Gallery of Victoria, and take us on a tour, while Dev Nicholl looks at how we can adopt artificial versions of ourselves while discussing 'synthetic to self'. 

Lauren Muscat reviews - or previews - a scary insight into our future in Ex Machina, while Sammi Taylor takes us down worn paths to review To Kill A Mockingbird in honour master storyteller Harper Lee. 

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As always, our intro, and the intro to book club, is done by Podington Bear - http://podingtonbear.com/
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Cataclysm: Episode Nineteen

October 11, 2015

#19 VICTORIA


For the last episode of 2015, we return to our roots, spending some time thinking about our home state of Victoria. With enviable beaches, wild bush terrain and the so called sport/culture capital of Australia at our doorstep, is Victoria truly 'The Place to Be'?

After being battered down by Melbourne's weather, EP's Rachael and Ashleigh take their Date Night to new heights and cool off at a roof top bar. Pavement Philosopher Katie Coulthard hits the streets of Melbourne to ask exactly what Victorians love about their vibrant surrounds. 

Evan Young talks to us about the effects the Black Saturday Bushfires are still having upon the CFA volunteers who risked their lives.

Harriet Conron and Brendan Wrigley take Politics on the Couch to the people by roping in some hapless EP's for a quiz, Jade Bate thrills with a wrap of best films made in Victoria and Alexander Darling takes us on a journey through Melbourne's Indie Record Scene. 

And to round out the year, Alicia Barker takes us on a mysterious journey up the river for this episode's Bookclub, with Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'. 

Presented by Finbar O'Mallon, Ashleigh McMillan and Rachael Dexter. 

Episode 18 Contributing Crew: Alicia Barker, Evan Young, Jade Bate, Katie Coulthard, Alexander Darling, Brendan Wrigley and Harriet Conron.

Music: Kevin MacLoud, Bensound and Poddington Bear. Music also used with permission from Hope Street Recordings, Spooky Records and Milk! Records. 

Executive Producers: Rachael Dexter and Ashleigh McMillan

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Cataclysm: Episode Eighteen

September 12, 2015

#18 ANIMALS

'Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened'- Anatole France.
Many of us have our first encounters with life and death with animals and it’s pretty obvious we can learn a lot from our pets and animals in the wild. This very cuddly episode we are paying homage to our feathered, furry and four legged friends.

Hosts Jade and Nathan bond over allergies on their datenight at Melbourne’s Cat Café, while the Pavement philosopher asks the public about their most significant encounters with animals. Jess Davis takes us inside the touching relationship between assistance animals and their humans.

It’s magpie season -cough- student election time at RMIT; listen to Harriet and Brendan’s wrap up of the week that was for Politics on the Couch. Film extraordinaire Ash is back bringing us a haunting review of ‘The Visit’.

The tenuous animal link continues with Bookclub as Alicia is joined by Harriet, Jen and Max to discuss Sue Saliba’s new book ‘For the Forest of a Bird’.

Presented by Nathan Brown, Jade Bate, Ashleigh McMillan and Rachael Dexter. 

Episode 18 Contributing Crew: Jess Davis, Harriet Conron, Brendan Wrigley, Alicia Barker, Nathan Brown, Jennifer Zhao, Max Stainkamph,

Music: Bensound, Poddington Bear

Executive Producers: Rachael Dexter and Ashleigh McMillan

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Cataclysm: Episode Seventeen

August 23, 2015

#17 THE BODY

This episode we are stripping off and laying bare the weird and wonderful things our bodies are capable of. From cyborgs to sex toys to mortuaries, this episode we’re appreciating our bod in all it’s different stages.

Serial pests Alicia, Rachael and Harriet debut the podcast’s first ever naked date night at a Japanese Onsen. Matilda asks some complete strangers to examine their bodies for pavement philosopher. Evan Young speaks to microchipped humans about our possible cyborg future.

Mark Latham went troppo this week; listen to Harriet and Brendan give a wrap-up for Politics on the Couch. Pod newbie Alana hangs out with RMIT students designing their own innovative sex toys (yep, it’s a thing!).

The body fixation continues as Claudia takes us inside the Mortuary at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine to meet the people who care for us after we shuffle of the mortal coil. 

In an unexpected twist, Alex gives a lesson in body appreciation- guitar bodies that is. He brings us sweet sounds from the Melbourne Guitar Show.

And bookclub does Albert Camus’ existential classic ‘The Stranger’; Alicia is joined by Nathan, Brendan and Finbar.  

Presented by Jennifer Zhao, Alicia Barker,  Ashleigh McMillan and Rachael Dexter. 

Episode 17 Contributing Crew: Harriet Conron, Brendan Wrigley, Alicia Barker, Matilda Edwards, Victoria Knauf, Evan Young, Nathan Brown, Finbar O’Mallon, Alex Darling, Alana Beitz, Claudia Long, Jennifer Zhao.

Music: Bensound, Poddington Bear

Executive Producers: Rachael Dexter and Ashleigh McMillan

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