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June 30, 2017

#85 National Fish ‘n’ Chip Day (Batter Up)

Sometimes your episode content is waylaid, but you notice that it's National Fish 'n' Chip Day. Izzy gets enthusiastic, Daria gets cravings, Corey looks for an escape hatch, and Jodie simply judges silently.

Are they potato scallops or cakes? We're tackling the big issues tonight.


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First broadcast: 2 June 2017

May 28, 2017

#82 Veganism (Plant Matters)

Tonight, we're getting green for our lovely vegetarian, vegan and veg-curious listeners. Join Gem, Nida and special guest Laniyuk. What are the ups or downs of veganism? Oh, don't worry, we'll tell you.

A cat observing some vegetables.

Trimmed version of Taki and Greenleaf by Cara Feely Choate. Used under CC by 2.0.


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First broadcast: 26 May 2017

May 28, 2016

#54 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS I Say So)

You'll want to get your cow's-head diagram for this one.


Izzy and Nida are talking all things to do with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Body positive insulin resistance and the war on carbohydrates. Reproduction insurance and hirsutism. The hormone binary and second-year chats.
All this, and a chance to win free tickets to local BDSM party Fire & Ice!
Episode links:

PCOS 101 at GBHealthwatch:  https://www.gbhealthwatch.com/science-portal-PCOS-101.php

Fire & Ice at Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fireandicecanberra/

Spirolactone at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spironolactone

Is PCOS an Intersex Condition? at JustAnswer:  http://www.justanswer.com/ob-gyn/5xkgz-pcos-hirsutism-intersex-condition.html

Did Obesity Exist in Prehistoric Times? at Slate:  http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/05/old_and_fat.html

PCOS and food by Dr Tori Hudson:  http://drtorihudson.com/general/endocrine-health/pcos/polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-pcos/
Androgen Generation in Adipose Tissue in Women with Simple Obesity by Quinkler, Sinha, Tomlinson, Bujalska, Stewart and Arlt:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15531721

First broadcast: 20 May 2016

January 18, 2016

#40 Please Like Me, Season Three (A Dectet of Edible Titles)

Neither you nor your mother(s) should turn a blind eye nor a deaf ear to this episode. Tune in for our discussion of the wonderfully queer show Please Like Me. Izzy, Nicky, Nida and Joel are talking mental illness, queer representation, food choices and the recent third season of the show.

As ever, to discuss something properly, we go FULL SPOILER.
Warning: This episode features discussion of matters such as mental illness and suicide. If you are feeling depression or distress, visit Beyond Blue or phone Lifeline on 131 114.
Notice: All of the clips featured are for review and commentary purposes, and remain the property of the ABC. Why not hear all of them as they were meant to be heard, in order and with pictures by buying the DVDs below?

Third thing: This episode was originally broadcast before #38, A Very Nicky Christmas, hence the slightly anachronistic last couple of minutes.

Episode links:
Please Like Me's official page at the ABC:  http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/please-like-me/
Josh Thomas' official page:  http://www.joshthomas.com.au
Caitlin Stasey's Herself.:  http://herself.com
Hannah Gadsby's The Gadsby:  https://www.instagram.com/thegadsby/
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope at TVTropes:  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManicPixieDreamGirl
Please Like Me on:
  DVD:  Season 1Season 2Season 3
  iTunes: Season 1Season 2Season 3
Pocket Fox's The Brightest Light at Bandcamp:  http://pocketfox.bandcamp.com/album/the-brightest-light 
The Brightest Light launch event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1041245852614132/
First broadcast: 18 December 2015
July 26, 2015

Lip Service Classics: Vagitarianism (Friday Night Lunch Service)

We talked about it on the Ecofeminism episode last week, and now you can hear it for yourself whether on again or for the first time.

Annie, Daria, Jess, Lydia and Nida are faced with a stereotype that lesbians are vegetarians. Is it true that Women Who Love Women are more inclined to consume plant matter? Should we be? And will Nida really make the jump way up the opposite end of the spectrum?
Episode links:
Percy Bysshe Shelley at History of Vegetarianism:  http://www.ivu.org/history/shelley/
Why can Catholics eat meat but not fish on Good Friday? at Catholic Answers:  http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=82017
How to Be An Ethical Egg Eater at Care2:  http://www.care2.com/causes/how-to-be-an-ethical-egg-eater.html
Facts About Cannibalism at the National Geographic Channel:  http://natgeotv.com/se/search-for-the-cannibals-of-the-south-pacific/facts-about-cannibalism
First broadcast: 5 September 2014
May 22, 2015

#15 Food, Eating and Ethics (Oliver and Oliver)

On tonight's show, we're eating each other out...of house and home, that is!

Why is there so much fuss about food? What is the line between looking queer and looking vegan? Why do lesbians have such a thing for vegetables?


Episode Links:

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution rap video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=15&v=yLLwjQYdUVI

Food Revolution: http://www.foodrevolutionday.com

Vegan Sidekick: http://www.vegansidekick.com

The Banana Girl: http://thebananagirl.com

Is It Vegan: http://www.isitvegan.com

Freeganism: http://freegan.info

Oliver! on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/oliver!-2009-london-cast-recording/id317801663


First broadcast: 15 May 2015

February 21, 2015

#8 Periods Revisited (Red Vag of Courage)

About 28 days ago, Jess and Nida brought you their perspective on menstruation. Since then, some of the rest of the team have been lining up our own thoughts on the subject. Tonight a different take on The Curse as your visitors come on to pad your evening.

So pour some blue liquid, don your tight white jeans and get out your cow's-head diagram. It's that time of next month as Daria, Lucy and new guest Amy get bloody irregular with topics, moon over the positives, rag on the negatives, and present their own period piece.
Episode links:
All about menstrual cups:  http://menstrualcup.co
'Period Piece' by Lena D, the song the crew reviewed:  http://itsmyperiod.ca
The beginnings of GST on tampons, via the ABC:  http://www.abc.net.au/am/stories/s95145.htm
Some GST-free dental dams at Family Planning Victoria:  http://www.fpv.org.au/resource-centre/bookshop/women-s-and-men-s-health/
First broadcast: 20 February 2015