Private Parts: How to Teach and Learn Consent
Please note that this video includes discussion of sensitive topics around consent. If you require support (and are in Australia), you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre on 1800 015 188. Further resources are available here.
There was 'no means no'. Then 'yes means yes'. Now, we have notions of 'enthusiastic consent' and…
Andrew Sean Greer: The Less We Know
When his novel Less won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Andrew Sean Greer tweeted, he ‘had just persuaded a dog to let me put her into polka dot pajamas (not my dog)’. He literally didn’t believe the news.
Readers clearly feel otherwise. Less tells the story of Arthur Less – a writer fearing his own mediocrity and middle age…
Take It From Me: July 2019
Note: this recording contains explicit language and adult themes.
It's freezing outside, your love life's D.O.A., and nothing – nothing – can thaw the frosty chambers of your dark, arctic heart. Right? Wrong.
Jess McGuire is joined by Vanessa Muradian, Aram Hosie and Davey Thompson to dive into romantic conundrums submitted by audience members.
National Agitators: Confronting Australian Theatre
Warning: This recording contains some repeated coarse language.
Patricia Cornelius, Susie Dee and Nicci Wilks have been making radical and confronting theatre together for decades. ‘I’ve never believed the bullshit about how audiences don’t like risk,' Cornelius has said. 'They actually really do. I’ve seen it.'
Long-term collaborators, their work has more often found a home in innovative independent companies…
Sisonke Msimang: The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela
The death of Winnie Mandela in April 2018 shocked many South Africans. It wasn’t sudden or especially untimely – she was 81 years old – but ‘Ma Winnie’ was an icon of the anti-apartheid movement and a controversial, seemingly indestructible, figure.
The second wife of Nelson Mandela was a radical, eloquent and courageous anti-apartheid activist in her own right. In…
Private Parts: Polyamory and Non-monogamy
Stories of polyamory and non-monogamy consistently appear among the most-read content on Archer’s website. Is this a sign of a growing community? Or are people just curious?
To be polyamorous is to have multiple intimate relationships – with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. This discussion explores the nuances involved in shunning the assumed path of monogamy, and…
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