A podcast with Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales
A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they're reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.
One of them likes show tunes and is a monster who chucks books once she's read them. The other one wrote this.
Sales notes that Crabb seems to know an awful lot about Cocktail, a film she claims to hate so much. Crabb admits that she retains reprehensible details of worthless projects. [Cue: Kokomo sing along] Tom Cruise, Steve Jobs and Brian Mannix all get mentions, which leads to the question: Why do we accept that geniuses and celebrities should be able to act like monsters!?
This somewhat 'vintage' episode from earlier this year is like a perfectly cellared bottle of wine that is now at its prime, ready to be consumed before it starts to turn rancid. Enjoy the fully matured flavours that contain a hint of citrus. (Recorded live at Orange Civic Theatre on 26 May 2018.)
[This episode was recorded just before the sudden death of Dale Sales, legendary Dad and human. He is much mourned.] Crabb feels a bit off kilter when Sales is nice to her for the second episode in a row, but everything returns to normal when she is subjected to some Salesplaining. Crabb and Sales reflect on some recent True Crime Podcasts and whether this format is a beacon of hope for investigative journalism.
SPOILER ALERT. This entire episode is about the final season and the finale of The Americans. Normal chatting will resume next episode.
There is only one channel working on the Medieval Contraceptive Recording Device, but this does not stop the monsters. They huddle together to chat on one microphone. Crabb makes a delicious Cauliflower Soup for Sales which initiates a discussion on the Jerusalem Artichoke scale of flatulence. They both ponder writing fiction versus non-fiction and various writing processes. Despite forgetting to record half the discussion, there is almost a full episode!