at The Wheeler Centre

Take it From Me

Take it From Me returns in 2019, and is it any wonder? We have a 100% success rate of reversing dating disasters, uncrossing star-crossed lovers, rescuing hopeless cases and making everybody's wildest romantic dreams come true.

How does it work? Well, it works by a subtle and mysterious alchemy. First, you submit your anonymous romantic conundrum with our online form. Then, you turn up at the Wheeler Centre on Thursday 11 April and await the advice of our well-meaning but unqualified and sometimes deranged panellists, as they puzzle over your problem before a live audience. What could go wrong?


Portrait of Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Breakfasters show.

Portrait of Nina Oyama

Nina Oyama

Nina Oyama is a 25-year-old stand-up comedian and writer. She is the co-creator and star of ABC's The Angus Project. Based on the life of her friend Angus Thompson who has cerebral palsy, The Angus Project aims to subvert perceptions of what it means to a have a disability.

Nina’s comedy has been seen at various festivals across Australia, as well as televised appearances on SBS2's Stand Up @ Bella Union, Channel IV's About Tonight and In The Zone. As a writer, Nina has worked on Tonightly with Tom Ballard, You're Skitting Me season two (ABC3) and The Chaser's Election Desk.

Her debut play The Glass System won the Blair Milan Scholarship and toured Australia in 2017.

Portrait of Vanessa Muradian

Vanessa Muradian

Vanessa Muradian is a sexologist, yoga facilitator and the founder of the women-centric sex and wellness business Mia Muse. She works with women to cultivate healthier relationships with themselves and their pleasure – and has done so for over ten years now.

In this time Vanessa has spoken to thousands of women, inspiring them to embrace sensuality and vitality in their everyday lives – and empowering them to see how this expression can help enrich their sex lives. Vanessa loves supporting people to connect to their bodies and reclaim the pleasure that is rightfully theirs. You can find Vanessa facilitating pleasure workshops, sensual yoga or in sex-coaching sessions for individuals and couples.

Mia Muse started as an online sex-toy shop in 2008, and evolved from there. Vanessa first realised she was a sexual being while watching The Blue Lagoon in the early 80s.

Portrait of Ben Birchall

Ben Birchall

Ben Birchall is a writer, broadcaster and creative director who has worked in radio, advertising and digital publishing. He hosted 3RRR FM’s Breakfasters from 2009-2012 and is currently the host of Ingredipedia – a factual food fight podcast that consistently tops the iTunes Australia food charts. His writing has appeared in the Age, Smith Journal and Frankie and his advertising work for clients like NAB, Mars, CUB and the Wheeler Centre has won awards internationally.


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