Ep 87: The Cold Opening

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!?

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Ep 86: Orange You Glad to Finally See Me?

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.)

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Ep 85: Donkey in the Living Room

[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. 

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Ep 83: The Entire Wind Section of the Orchestra

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! 

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Ep 82: Tivoli Show Pt 2

They were late, highly stressed and exhausted, yet Crabb and Sales still managed to rabbit on enough to generate a second episode of guff. Unstoppable monsters! (Brisbane, Tivoli Theatre, 12 May 2018)

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Ep 80: The Frump Nightie

Crabb gives Sales a nightie offering neck to ankle coverage, seemingly some sort of plot to consign Sales to a lifetime of celibacy. In response, Sales serves Crabb the arse of a bunny rabbit. The conversation takes a serious turn into what it means to have a good death.

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Ep 79: Get out of the way, you nobody

Sales has been staying up half the night devising her own script for the final season of The Americans. Crabb declares Sales is never to read bedtime stories to her children after she discovers the full darkness of Sales’ imagination. With the Sydney Writers’ Festival coming up, the cult leaders have plenty of reading suggestions.

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Ep 77: Put a Frangipani on the Plate

The wretches have a go at each other: Crabb disrespects Sales’ Buns, so Sales retaliates by offering her opinion on Crabb’s Finnish book. Is this the end of Chat 10 Looks 3 as we know it? A sudden ending to the event leads to some innovative audio experimentation!

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Ep 76: Duelling Banquos

Crabb is angry about her pen situation and Sales describes her fury when a pedestrian spat at her car. Garner interrupts the chat by sending through a text message, CLANG! Lots of new reading recommendations plus the annual AFL name roundup.

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