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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Cataclysm: Episode Sixteen

August 2, 2015

#16 DOORS

No, not the acid rock band from the 1960's. We're talking metaphoric doors: moments in life when things changed tracks, a new opportunity opened up or when you said goodbye a to a time and place forever.

Wisened hosts Brendan and Matilda do a tour of 'I'm-too-old-for-this-place' pubs for their nostalgic datenight. Hugo Hodge brings listeners the modern day sounds and stories of the once devastated Hiroshima in recent trip to Japan. Back home in Melbourne, Pavement Philosopher Jess Davis asks the public about the moment when their life changed forever.

Our favourite student hacks Harriet and Brendan give a wrap up of the Bernadi v. Wong same-sex marriage debate for Politics on the Couch.
In keeping with our existential theme resident film 
aficionado Jade brings us the classic 'Being John Malkovich' while Victoria chats radical career changes with her accountant-turned-hairdresser.

Cataclysm’s regular bookclub finishes up the episode is style. Alicia is joined by Evan Young, Lauren Muscat and Victoria Knauf  who sink their  teeth into Miranda July's new release 'The First Bad Man'.

Presented by Matilda Edwards, Brendan Wrigley, Ashleigh McMillan and Rachael Dexter. 

Music by Podington Bear, BenSound and Kevin MacLeod

Episode 16 Contributing Crew: Hugo Hodge, Lauren Muscat, Jess Davis, Harriet Conron, Brendan Wrigley, Alicia Barker, Jade Bate, Matilda Edwards, Victoria Knauf, Evan Young, 

Executive Producers: Rachael Dexter and Ashleigh McMillan

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