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 59: Our Reading Year - SWF May 2017

Crabb and Sales look back on a year in reading. Recorded as part of the Sydney Writers Festival at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, 27 May 2017. (Thanks to SWF for providing the audio.) Warning: inlcudes S-Town spoiler! The Sydney Writers Festival podcast channel is: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-writers-festival/id985898011

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Ep 58: Fortissimo

Sales insists on showing Crabb visual jokes about music notes while cry-laughing. Yes, it's one of those episodes. Crabb gets her own back by eating a box of delicious treats dropped off by a listener - and we have the recipe! There's a row over who's hogging the chat but there's only one loser - tuba players. Again.

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Ep 57: Love a Spoiler

Spoiler alert! Crabb and Sales watch the first episode of the new season of The Americans and tell you all about it. The conclusion: "it has to end in catastrophic doom!!" The chat then turns into a Richard-Fidler-love-fest. Sales reveals that a few years ago she was lucky enough to conduct a rare interview with him about his life. (Brenda has proof on a USB stick).

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Ep 56: Nose snorting with the Thespians

Recorded backstage at the Sydney Writers Festival. Sales and Crabb dissect the history of Donald Trump's hair and how it feels to 'witter' away at one of your favourite authors. There is a sweet anecdote about Roger Moore, plus discussion about John McCain and how nostalgia has become a refuge. 

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Ep 55: Who is Aussie Mandy?

Beginning with a touching discussion on early motherhood, holocaust survivors and scholarship recipients, Sales and Crabb then have a stab at poetry appreciation. "Look on this podcast, ye mighty, and despair". Thankfully the chat moves on to some new TV and podcast recommendations!

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Ep 54: Are you my driver?

It is Sales' birthday! Plenty of cry laughing and clanging with mentions to scoffing pizza on live TV, having a late dinner with Armando Iannucci plus Brad Pitt channelling Zoolander. (Dedicated to Mark Colvin who passed away 11 May 2017)

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Ep 53: Fat Tuba Players

Crabb and Sales chat about S-Town, Oprah, exploding whales and tuba players with bum acne. There is the inevitable mention of Garner. Apparently Sales indulges in some dance moves inspired by “Every Musical Ever”. Both reveal a backlog in their "must-read-and-watch" lists. Frustratingly we do not get the details about Sales’ early night after the Logies!?

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Ep 52: Expected To Be The World's Biggest Rabbit

From the Nobel Prize Ceremony and the Logies to giant rabbits and chickens, Sales and Crabb have it all covered. Mia Freedman, Patti Smith get a mention and of course the new season of Veep! 

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EP 51: Bon anniversaire: Part Deux

Deux, derr, DUH! (Crabb and Sales go all out with their French pronunciation skills). A diverse range of topics are whized through: the Dixie Chicks concert, John Howard as Mark Colvin, books on political intrigue, the S-Town podcast from Alabama plus the art of writing a weekly column. There are plenty of distractions, including rose gold laptops and whether Crabb has left it too late to pick up the kids on time.

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EP 50: Bon anniversaire: Part Un

The 50th episode! Surely not? There is plenty of clanging, including some competitive clanging over Armando Iannucci. Sales has been getting chummy with Iannucci and Bill Nighy, while Crabb has been hanging out with the world’s 50 best chefs. There is an hysterical meltdown over a list of the 2017 AFL players’ names.

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