For our last Episode for 2018 (!), Steph Van Schilt and Ronnie Sullivan are tackling the weirdness of this holiday season, and a big point of stress for many – are New Year’s resolutions bullshit? Is setting goals to better ourselves in the new year worth it in the end, or are they doomed to fail?
In this Mini Episode we address the giant elephant in the room: the silly season. Hosts Steph Van Schilt and Veronica Sullivan talk saving vs. spending, negotiating holiday cheer, and the art of re-gifting.
December 19, 2018
Haters gonna hate but musician Mojo Juju isn’t afraid. She joins us to discuss the influence of her family history on her latest album Native Tongue, butch femininity, and being a vocal part of the conversation around representation.
December 16, 2018
This Mini Episode takes on one of our biggest questions yet: are memes a vehicle for creativity, or just garbage? Leah Jing joins the team to find the answer.
December 13, 2018
Shining bright or burning out? Writer and photographer Leah Jing joins us to discuss the challenges of being a young creative, authenticity in photography, and the burden of ‘rep sweats’.
December 9, 2018
In this Mini Episode Laura Du Vé joins the Sisteria team to tackle an Arrogant Aunt question on how to get through the hairiest parts of the holidays, including surviving difficult family dynamics, engaging in problematic conversations, and how to secure that second serving of pavlova.
December 5, 2018
Photographer, plus size model and body positivity activist Laura Du Vé joins us to chat about the Australian fashion industry, makeup as a means of self-expression, and finding your people online.
December 2, 2018
In this Mini Episode Jess Knight joins us to tackle an Arrogant Aunt question on the perils of public speaking, and why picturing the audience in their underwear definitely isn’t the answer.
November 28, 2018
Writer, zine-maker and comedian Jess Knight joins us to discuss her autobiographical one-woman show Mormon Girl, how chronic illness has impacted and influenced her creativity, and losing her virginity.
November 25, 2018
In our first Mini Episode we take a peek behind the scenes of the podcast and introduce the newest member of the Sisteria team, producer Jessica Lukjanow. Jess joins us to tackle an Arrogant Aunt question, and offers some sage advice for anyone who’s ever felt nervous about starting a new job.
November 20, 2018
And we’re back! For our season two premiere, playwright, actor and screenwriter Michelle Law joins us to chat about her recent trip to Hollywood, her earliest forays into writing, and the joys and challenges of creating the award-winning web series Homecoming Queens.
November 18, 2018
In our season one finale, satirist Julie Koh joins us to discuss switching careers, experimental short fiction, and whether satire can change the world when it feels like the world is satirising itself. Plus, a bonus for our listeners – the audio of Julie’s reading at the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2017 Program Launch.
May 15, 2017
In this episode, writer, theatre maker and hip hop artist Candy Bowers joins us to discuss losing love for The Cosby Show, representation in Australian comedy and TV, and how to call people out (even when they cry).
April 27, 2017
In this episode, writer, poet and Program Manager of the Melbourne Writers Festival Jessica Alice joins us to discuss poetry as a truthful political medium, pathways to a career in arts programming, and the intricacies of modern dating etiquette.
March 23, 2017
In our special International Women’s Day episode, poet and broadcaster Alicia Sometimes joins us to talk about championing other women’s successes, the humour and poetry of science, and feminism and footy in the context of the new AFLW league.
March 8, 2017
In our latest episode, writer and feminist Amy Gray joins us to chat about motherhood, RuPaul, naked selfies, the politicisation of women’s bodies, and how we can maintain the rage and take positive political action in the post-Trump world.
February 15, 2017
In our debut episode, best-selling novelist Hannah Kent joins us to discuss her new novel The Good People, the importance of literary journals as training grounds for emerging writers and editors, and battling self-doubt, creative anxiety and the desire to do too much.