Final Episodes

Across the Aisle was a podcast for people who love the performing arts but don’t get along as much as they would like to. If you’re looking to be inspired to see more shows, to have the theatre going experience demystified or would like to live vicariously through our show going hosts, please subscribe to our back catalogue on your favourite podcasting app or listen here.

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Hello and welcome BACK to Across the Aisle. It is episode 49! And as with all things everything has changed, and we are no longer performing arts monogamous. We are arts with a capital A polyamorous. So, please watch Handa Opera’s 2012 production of La Traviata on the Opera Australia website and The Power of the Dog on Netflix (or in the cinema if at all possible). Read more…
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! Read more…
The gang saw Aspergers musical cabaret The Aspie Hour and Michelle Law’s debut play Single Asian Female at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 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. Read more…

About Us

Across the Aisle was an award winning performing arts criticism podcast based in Melbourne that ran from 2015-2019. Monthly, hosts Carla and Philip each chose a performance to attend and discuss in depth. During the episodes “intermission” Carla and Phil talked their favourite pop culture moments of the previous month and in “coming soon” they highlighted upcoming shows, exhibitions, films, anything culture related for their audience.

Across the Aisle was created specifically to provide long form criticism and promotion of live performance pieces that do
not usually get covered, in depth, in traditional arts media. Our mission statement was to champion work starring, and
made, by women, LGBTIQA+ people, disabled people, Indigenous artists, older people and people of colour.

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Meet Team Aisle

We live, love, record and make on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri  and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. Land that was never ceded. Land that was and always will be Aboriginal.