Ep 48 – Finale – Daddy, Blood Quantum

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Welcome to the LAST EPISODE of Across the Aisle. That’s right, after 4 years and 48 episodes we are ending. This episode is our Yirramboi special, covering Joel Bray’s Daddy and Ngioka Bunda-Heath and Tracey Bunda’s Blood Quantum. Join us for a greatest hits look at our back catalogue during intermission – where we both award our top 3 of the past 4 years and a wooden spoon!

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Ep 47 – The Aspie Hour, Single Asian Female

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Welcome to our still relevant AWARD WINNING PODCAST. That’s right, Across the Aisle has won “Best Audiogram” at the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards.

This episode was recorded before the ceremony, so please enjoy our trip down Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The gang saw Aspergers musical cabaret The Aspie Hour and Michelle Law’s debut play Single Asian Female.

During “Intermission” we talked the rest of the fest, primarily Maria Bamford, DeAnne Smith and Sweaty Pitts Pity Party. And in “Coming Soon” we chat our attendance at the Green Room Awards and the upcoming Australian Podcast Awards.

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Ep 46 – Mr. Burns – A post-electric play, Biladurang

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Hello! It’s been too long since our last chat. In this episode the gang envision story telling beyond the apocalypse with Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Lightning Jar Theatre; and we return to the lofty heights of the Sofitel to experience Joel Bray’s immersive and intimate dance piece, Biladurang. During intermission we discuss radical television and colonially problematic, but beautiful nonetheless, gardens.

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Ep 45 – Become The One, Barbara and the Camp Dogs

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In this episode the gang discuss two vital, new Australian, works – Become the One by Lab Kelpie about the statistical anomaly of zero homosexual Australian Rules Football players and Barbara and the Camp Dogs – an incredible rock opera about family, PTSD, and the therapy of singing at Malthouse Theatre. During Intermission things get heated when Carla and Philip discuss whether non-queer people should play queer roles and Coming Soon features all the women at Melbourne International Comedy Festival we would like to see. Thanks for listening and please financially subscribe. We only have 3 episodes left of this season before are forced to close due to lack of funds.

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Ep 44 – The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II, The Maids

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Before we begin – if you enjoy and value our show please financially subscribe for as little as $2 per month.

This month Team Aisle go gayer and queerer than usual with our annual Midsumma show. We cover Sara Ward’s incredible space rock opera The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II; during intermission Carla and Phil discuss their summer of art (including Patricia Piccinini, Polly Borland, Mirka Mora, MONAFOMA and Sydney Festival) and we talk the consent issues of AUDIENCE INTERACTION. Our second show is Adam Ibrahim and Samuel Russo’s queering of Jean Genet’s The Maids.

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Ep 43 – Infirmary

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Join us for a special episode covering The Infirmary – a Triage Live Art Collective immersive experience. This episode is told in the first person of our experience in surrendering to the process of death and care. We hope you enjoy it.

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Ep 42 – Tash York – Bad Ass, Suddenly Last Summer

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It’s summer! The gang bring you all summer related goods including how to be a Badass by Tash York at The Butterfly Club and Suddenly Last Summer by Little Ones Theatre at Red Stitch. During intermission we discuss the mini-series Waco and King Lear via National Theatre Live. Coming soon heralds Midsumma – top picks include Merciless Gods, The Legend of Queen Kong Ep II + The Homosapiens. Also there is Christian Marclay’s 24 hour video piece The Clock at ACMI and MON FOMA, Sydney Festival. We are currently raising funds to transcribe our show for the deaf and hard of hearing community, it costs $5 to sponsor an episode please donate (link below). 

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Ep 41 – Song For A Weary Throat, Re-Member Me

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Melbourne International Arts Festival episode! The gang talk all things festival – featuring Song For a Weary Throat by Rawcus Ensemble (and featuring the Invenio Singers) and Re-Member Me by Dickie Beau. Intermission chats include the Elysian Ensemble and Hubei Symphony Orchestra. Coming soon June Thomas at The Wheeler Centre, The Breeders and Phils choral group Gloriana Chamber Choir (its Messiah time!). We are working on transcribing the history of our episodes – please donate or subscribe today, we need 6 full paid subscribers to reach our target. Thanks for listening and share with your friends.

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Ep 40 – Do You Know Me?, Spartacus

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In this episode the gang have two very disparate experiences – Do You Know Me? a site specific work on homelessness for Melbourne Fringe Festival and Spartacus, the brand new production of a very old tale by the Australian Ballet. During intermission Carla and Phil give the latest blockbuster exhibition MOMA at NGV a D- and discuss their favourite works from the recent Fringe Festival (Sweaty Pits Pity Party and Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)). In coming soon the Elyssian Ensemble and MONA FOMA are recommended as is the visual arts exhibitions Polly Borland at Ian Potter Centre and From Will to Form – the Tarrawarra Biennial. As always if you like our work please give us money! You can donate, subscribe or buy us coffee over at our website.

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Ep 39 – Dybbuks, Blackie Blackie Brown

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In this months episode the gang are joined by a very special guest Richard Watts, Australia’s pre-eminent arts journalist, arts advocate and homosexualist; together they cover Samarah Hersch’s Dybbuks at Theatreworks and Nakkiah Lui’s Blackie Blackie Brown at the Malthouse Theatre. During intermission Bendo Mendo’s (Ben Mendelson) theory on what makes Australian actors so compelling is discussed with great interest. Richard has Carla and Philip maniacally scribbling during Coming Soon with his hot tips for shows in October. Listen and share! If you like our work please support us by subscribing, donating or buying us a coffee.

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