Chat 10 Looks 3

In which Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales talk about books, television, radio, movies, food, politics and whatever else they feel like. Even show tunes.

EP 46: Can I interest you in a glass of champagne?

It is one week until Christmas and the year is nearly over. Grab a glass of champagne and some snacks and join Crabb and Sales a they discuss the best of 2016. (Hang on! How long is this episode!?)



Sincerely apologetic about the audio quality from the last episode, Crabb and Sales lock themselves away in a silent office to talk of recent adventures at Parliament House and how great it was to see Helen Garner featured in the New Yorker.  Although it is nice and quiet, there is plenty of clanging going on. JD Vance’s book is discussed, plus what politicians say they will be reading over summer.



(Warning: bad audio quality!) Sales takes Crabb to a new café but tells her the incorrect name of the place – mistaking the band 'Something for Kate' for the café 'Something for Jess'. The bad news is Crabb will never be able to find it again. The good news is there’s something for everyone in this episode, from American politics to raspberry mousse. (*with apologies from the bumbling Sales to the lovely people at 'Something for Jess')

Ep 43: Bury a liver under the roots

Defiantly avoiding the Melbourne Cup, Crabb and Sales hide themselves away to discuss recent developments in the US Election. Sales is proud to announce that she has had great success growing sweetpeas. New podcasts plus a couple of recent books written by colleagues are discussed. Crabb is horrified to learn Sales' theory that contacts who stick around for many years may well be undercover operatives.


EP 42: The Glancing Torchlight Across the Arse of the Tuna

Even though it has not rained for days, Crabb still manages to get drenched by passing traffic – very ‘sitcom’ don’t you think? Detailed discussion ensues on a range of topics: new TV shows, perfect roast potatoes, glorious salads, women in law, ‘The Boss’ and whether you can ever look at too many piles of rice and fish without getting to eat them.  Does Crabb stop this recording just as Sales is launching into a song!?


EP 41: Pussy Riot

Crabb and Sales analyse the 2nd US presidential debate, then briefly ponder why there is a Pokemon on Sales' desk. Discussion switches to unsympathetic main characters, Ben Mendelsohn's chin, a couple of new podcasts and the value of political satire.


Ep 40: It's debatable

Crabb and Sales watch the first Clinton and Trump presidential debate in a secret tropical location. 48 hours later, while drinking cocktails, they assess the debate. Discussion then switches to holiday reading. 


Ep 39: Home dental extraction

Canberra Writers' Festival. Recorded in a bathroom. Without microphones.




Ep 38: Carlos Danger

This week Crabb and Sales discuss coincidences, John Grisham novels, mountain climbing, Mormons and what it's like to get an early, sneak peek at a feature-length Weiner (the documentary on former New York senator and Mayoral candidate: Anthony Weiner).

Ask yourself this: in order to keep your place in a borrowed book, do you:
a) insert a bookmark; or
b) dog-ear the page

Crabb and Sales reveal all on this episode.


Ep 37: Medium white t-shirts

The election is over. We may even have a Prime Minister (at least for the next few months or so). Crabb and Sales reflect on what it's like being chained to a desk for nearly seven hours with Scott Morrison and Penny Wong. Crabb gets her hands on Antony Green's (software) package and Sales has been spending a lot of time at home curled up with a variety of good books. Plus: What does Obama do after dark? Let's find out.