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.
Crabb is stunned to discover that Sales is reading and enjoying a book of poetry. Could capers and tuna be on the menu next?
Since Sales and Crabb last met the country has a new Prime Minister. Politics these days seems like a workplace with the conflict buttons dialed up to eleven.
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.