Chat 10 Looks 3

Chat 10 Looks 3 Podcast

A peripatetic podcast in which Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb discuss what they're reading, watching, cooking, listening to or irrationally exhilarated by.

EP 148 - What Not To Get Sales For Christmas
Warning: This episode contains confronting material for anyone who's ever given Leigh Sales a scented candle as a gift. While Crabb frantically scrolls through past gifts, the pair review the Cathy Freeman doco, and consider the return of live theatre and music to Sydney. Crabb's watched a terrifying doco about how boys are politicised in Texas, and Sales has interviewed Donald Trump's former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Both are $&%@!!?ing excited about Nat's What I Reckon putting a book out. (...

EP 147 - A True Crime Spree
Sales is finding Dirty John 2 riveting, even though Connie Britton and her perfect hair aren't in it. The conversation then goes very dark, as Crabb has been on a crime (reading) spree, covering serial killers, rapists, drug dealing, drive-by shootings and domestic violence. Happily, we end with Schitt's Creek - and a final rake over Annabel's red shoes shame. *Listeners are advised that this conversation has lengthy discussion of serious crime including murder, rape and domestic violence. (0.20) Dirty Joh...

EP 146 - The Ladies' Toilets At The UN Security Council
Crabb's been enjoying Julia Gillard's new book on women and leadership, while Sales has fawningly returned to the Chatter adulation-well for an interview with Yotam Ottolenghi. Once again, some of his suggestions (including, bafflingly, putting a vegetable on a char grill) prove "too hard" for Princess Leigh. Crabb pulls out her trump card: She's in touch with Marina Hyde. But then throws away whatever ground she's gained with possibly the most embarrassing celebrity contact story ever. (1.30) Yotam Ottole...


EP 145 - The Details
Crabb is still obsessed with Curtis Sittenfeld while Sales wants to throttle a friend who got her hooked on the equivalent of a Spanish soap opera. Both find a rare moment of agreement to recognise a couple of podcasts about grace and redemption. Crabb's been at the cooking sherry again, probably. (1.20) Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld (3.20) The Details by Tegan Bennett Daylight  (6.20) Indian Matchmaking | Netflix | Trailer  (10.00) Bachelorette contestant Jarrod Woodgate Instagram (10.30) Unreal | Stan ...

EP 144 - Attack of the Carpet Shark
The conversation is on serious intellectual territory when it suddenly takes an unexpected handbrake turn into shark pickling. (2.00) Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (4.00) A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu (5.00) Cover art by Akiko Chan (8.00) Monkey Grip by Helen Garner (8.10) Head On Film based on the book Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas (8.50) The Trout, Music Film of 1969 with Du Pré, Perlman, Barenboim, Mehta & Zukerman on YouTube (9.10) An Equal Music by Vikram Seth (13.00) The Unexplainable D...

Ep 143 - Hamilton Noooooon STOP
Crabb and Sales talk exclusively in this episode about watching Hamilton on Disney+. If you are not interested in Hamilton, you are safe to skip this episode without missing anything else. (3.15) Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales (5.15) Hamilton Movie on Disney Plus (22.00) James Colley's 10 Funniest Things on the Internet | The Guardian (23.40) Non-Stop lipsync by Studio C (24.00) The Wedding Video aka To Life: Vanessa's Wedding Surprise Produced by Diamantina Media...


EP 142 - She Had Style, She Had Flair
Sales gets on an unstoppable run of singing theme tunes from TV sitcoms but Crabb gets her own back by getting on an unstoppable run about Christopher Pyne. (0.15) The Great | Trailer | Stan (0.50) The Bureau | Trailer | SBS On Demand (6.10) Dexter Opening Credits (6.25) Mad Men Opening Credits (8.25) Succession Opening Credit (8.40) Gilligan's Island Opening Credits (9.10) I Dream of Jeannie Opening Credits (9.30) Get Smart Opening Credits (10.10) The Safe Place by Anna Downes (13.50) Ghost Speci...

EP 141 - The Lunatic Dilemma
Sales has interviewed John Bolton about his remininscently-of-something-named memoir, The Room Where It Happened. This kicks off a discussion Crabb has been mulling over for a while: If you work with an out of control megalomaniac, what is your obligation to society? The space-adorability continuum develops a serious pleat when Sales listens to a podcast involving Yotam AND Lin-Manuel. And Crabb's new favourite podcast involves gal pals Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell, sparking fears she will defect to a ne...

EP 140 - Not So Normal People
Sales is cross at one of the characters in the wildly-popular Normal People while Crabb has been deep inside an alternate reality where Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton. (1.30) Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld (6.40) The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West (6.50) Lindy West is Preaching to the Choir Interview by Sara Fredman | Longreads.com (11.30) Anatomy of a Fake News Scandal by Amanda Robb | Rolling Stone (12.40) Mrs America TV Series | Trailer. Stream on YouTube | Google Play | Foxtel (14.10) The Las...


EP 139 - Random Smug Testing
Sales is insufferable after netting two of the biggest fish on her interview wishlist but Annabel brings her down a peg or two by crabbsplaining the correct way to prepare a bundt tin. (1.20) Lin Manuel Miranda Interview with Leigh Sales (4.00) Rent at the 1996 Tony Awards | Playlist (5.40) Hamilton Movie on Disney Plus July 3 (11.00) Ricky Gervais Interview with Leigh Sales (16.30) After Life Season 2 on Netflix | Trailer (26.30) Rabbit Hole Podcast by Kevin Roose - New York Times...

EP 138 - The Girl Was Less Beautiful In The Book
Interspersed with prudent blasts of a popular brand of aerosol disinfectant, Crabb and Sales tackle the runaway hit TV version of Sally Rooney's Normal People. It has an "intimacy consultant"! And you'll need one when you read the sex scenes between George W and Laura Bush in The American Wife, which Crabb's only just heard about (typically) even though it was famous years ago. And Sales finally reads the book that Crabb consumed while driving through walnut groves in California, an incident about which she...

EP 137 - Call The Police Leigh Sales Cares About Basketball
Leigh perplexed (and not-quite-convinced) us all a while back when she suddenly professed a knowledge of cricket. Now she's got all Salesplainy about basketball via the new TV doco The Last Dance. Plus: what happened to Val Kilmer? (4.10) 'It can happen to anybody'. How Glen-Marie Frost went from society doyenne to public housing tenant by Jane Cadzow - Good Weekend (9.20) National Debt Hotline - https://ndh.org.au/ (10.40) My Restaurant Was My Life for 20 Years. Does the World Need It Anymore? By Gabriell...


EP 136 - Facebook Live #3 (Audio Version)
Once again Sales and Crabb jumped on a facebook live last Saturday evening. This is the audio version. The video version is available on Chat10Looks3 Facebook Page. (9.30) Chat 10 Looks 3 - Chatters' Kindness Cards (13.20) Ronni Kahn AO - Oz Harvest (21:30) A Bigger Picture by Malcolm Turnbull (46.30) Anne Leobovich Is Never Leaving New York by Michael Schulman - The New Yorker (48.20) Acapella phone app...

EP 135 - Facebook Live #2 (Audio Version)
Sales and Crabb jumped on a facebook live last Saturday evening. This is the audio version. The video version is available on the Chat10Looks3 Facebook Page. *audio quality is still a work in progress. We will continue to work to improve this. Thank you. (14.10) Yoga With Adrienne - Website - Youtube Channel (16.40) Leigh Sales Twitter Summary of ScoMo Press Conference 7 April 2020 (25.30) Adversary by Ronnie Scott (27.10) Phosphorescence by Julia Baird (30.20) My Booky Wook by Russell Brand (31.30) The to...

Ep 134: A Postcard From A Happier Time (part 2)
Crabb and Sales recorded a couple of podcasts before coronavirus brought Australia to a near-standstill. This is the second instalment. This episode is presented by SANE Australia (1.20) Strong Songs Podcast - Satisfied Episode (2.20) To Life: Vanessa's Wedding Surprise - Lin-Manuel Miranda Performance At His Wedding (2.30) The Hamilton Mixtape - Spotify Playlist - White House Premiere Youtube Video - Amazon (8.15) Hamilton the Revolution book (10.10) Kirk Hamilton Twitter (11.30) This American Life - Th...


EP 133: A Postcard From A Happier Time (part 1)
Crabb and Sales recorded a couple of podcasts before coronavirus brought Australia to a near-standstill This episode is presented by SANE Australia (1.30) 2020 Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras - Full Parade SBS (6.30) Yellow Notebook: Diaries Vol 1, 1978-87 with Helen Garner / chaired by Annabel Crabb at the Adelaide Festival (11.10) The Children's Bach by Helen Garner (12.50) Far From The Tree by Andrew Solomon (19.30) Conversations with Richard Fidler, Sarah Kanowski - Andrew Solomon (23.20) Nothing To...

Ep 132: Facebook Live (Audio Version)
We couldn't be in Brisbane on Friday for a live show, but jumped on a facebook live instead, here is the audio version. The video version is available on Chat10Looks3 facebook. **Disclaimer this audio was recorded for facebook live video and is not the highest quality. Thank you for listening. (3.30) Corey Bernardi on Kitchen Cabinet on SBS 20.40) David Walsh Statement cancelling Dark Mofo 2020 (27.10) The Toy Maker by Liam Pieper (27.15) Sweetness and Light by Liam Pieper (30.00) Episode 158 The Case of ...

Ep: 131 Live from Newcastle
Our live show recorded at the Civic Theatre on Saturday, February 22, 2020 (0.10) Hamilton the Musical By Lin-Manuel Miranda (5.50) A Chorus Line @ Darlinghurst Theatre (11.30) Jenny's Place (18.10) Chasing Cosby Podcast Apple Spotify Google (18.20) Chasing Cosby LA Times Article (25.00) THE MOVIES that made us Netflix (25.30) Cocktail Movie - Trailer (27.40) Four Weddings and a Funeral - Trailer (29.20) Die Hard - Trailer (31.10) Nothing Lasts Forever (Basis for the film Die Hard) (36.00) You're Wrong A...


EP 130 - Strong Songs Say So Much
Crabb pretty much doesn't get a word in edgewise as Sales bangs on about her latest obsession, a podcast dissecting what makes some famous songs work so well. (2:10) Strong Songs Podcast (4:30) Hamish and Andy Podcast (12:00) Yellow Notebook by Helen Garner (13:20) Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (17:30) Cheer docuseries on Netflix (20:00) New Yorker Article 'The Pathos Of "Cheer" And The Wild Deceptions Of Cheerleading' by Jia Tolentino (20:00) Vogue article on Cheer coach Monica Aldama 'The Best Twitter Reacti...

EP 130 - Strong Songs Say So Much
Crabb pretty much doesn't get a word in edgewise as Sales bangs on about her latest obsession, a podcast dissecting what makes some famous songs work so well.2.10 Strong Songs Podcast4.30 Hamish and Andy Podcast12.00 Yellow Notebook by Helen Garner13.20 Blink by Malcolm Gladwell16.30 Cheer docuseries on Netflix18.00 New Yorker Article ‘The Pathos Of “Cheer” And The Wild Deceptions Of Cheerleading’ by Jia Tolentino19.00 Vogue article on Cheer coach Monica Aldama ‘The Best Twitter Reactions About Coach Monica...

Ep 129: I'm putting this on my Tindr profile
Sales has finally been to see Hamilton. Annabel richly enjoys the Leighsplaining about why it's so amazing but then turns the tables with her own surprising anecdote about the recording of Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert. 2.10 Parasite movie Trailer 6.45 Bong Joo Ho's Best Moments from the Oscars 2020 7.50 Brad Pitt Bafta Win - Best Supporting Actor speech by Margot Robbie 7.50 Brad Pitt SAG Win - Best Supporting Actor speech with tinder reference 8.10 Joaquin Phoenix Oscar Win - Best Actor 10.10 Can a Burg...


Ep 129: I'm putting this on my Tindr profile
Sales has finally been to see Hamilton. Annabel richly enjoys the Leighsplaining about why it's so amazing but then turns the tables with her own surprising anecdote about the recording of Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert.2.10 Parasite movie Trailer6.45 Bong Joo Ho’s Best Moments from the Oscars 20207.50 Brad Pitt Bafta Win - Best Supporting Actor speech by Margot Robbie 7.50 Brad Pitt SAG Win - Best Supporting Actor speech with tinder reference8.10 Joaquin Phoenix Oscar Win - Best Actor10.10 Can a Burger Help ...

oscars movies podcasts

Ep 128: It's Not Bottomless
Crabb and Sales have been 'dialling up' podcasts that cover everything from the porn industry to excessive rock 'n roll debauchery. They also discuss their summer reading highlights. • The Last Days of August Podcast by Jon Ronson • The Butterfly Effect Podcast by Jon Ronson • How to Fail Podcast with Elizabeth Day [S1, Ep1 Phoebe Waller-Bridge and S5, Ep2 Fleabag is Back] • Disgraceland Podcast by Jake Brennan [Ep1 Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer and Getting Away With Murder and Ep7 The Rolling Stones:...

Ep 127: A Very Notorious Couple of Cats
Sales and Crabb watch the movie Cats and are more entertained by each other's reactions than by the film itself. The only achievement of the film was to quench Sales' desire for Idris Elba, now replaced by Adam Driver. • Cats (2019) directed by Tom Hooper, starring Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba (see official trailer) • Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot • Cats Reviewed: It's Not Quite Weird Enough by Anthony Lane (New Yorker, 19 Dec 2019) • Cats Review: a purr-fectly dreadful...


Ep 126: Live in Canberra
The traditional end-of-year live romp at the ANU's Llewellyn Hall, in which Crabb applies a pre-Christmas discount to the Twelve Days of Christmas and Sales commits an epic faux-pas of such glory that Crabb will be smiling for the rest of her days. ANU vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt demonstrates that as well as winning Nobels and making wine, he can also rip out a pretty handy bundt. • A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, for this Canberra show to Karinya House. (Click here for ...

Ep 125: The Miserable Old Bag Costume
Sales is irritable at having to attend a fancy dress party but Crabb has some inspired costume suggestions. • Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy by David Mitchell • Japan's Mundane 'Every-Day Situation' Halloween Costumes (Bored Panda, Nov 2019) • Dolly Parton's America: podcast hosted by Jad Abumrad (episodes discussed: Dollitics, Tennessee Mountain Trance) • Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin reunite at Emmys (Entertainment Weekly, September 17, 2017) • Australia Talks on iView • Julia Zemiro'...

Ep 124: Where's the Patrick Swayze anecdote?
Sales is unhappy to find that Demi Moore's autobiography isn't as juicy as she hoped, whereas Crabb seems totally fine that the primary anecdote about "Ghost" relates to learning pottery. • Living on welfare Jacqui Lambie (YouTube, Mar 22 2017) • Emerging from "the House of Gaslight" in the Age of #MeToo by Monica Lewinsky. (25 Feb 2018, Vanity Fair) • Putney by Sofka Zinovieff • Where Should We Begin Podcast with therapist Esther Perel (Season 1: Episode 1 & Episode 2) • In Treatment (2008 - 2010) st...


Ep 124: Where's the Patrick Swayze anecdote?
Sales is unhappy to find that Demi Moore's autobiography isn't as juicy as she hoped, whereas Crabb seems totally fine that the primary anecdote about "Ghost" relates to learning pottery.Living on welfare Jacqui Lambie (YouTube, Mar 22 2017)Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo by Monica Lewinsky. (25 Feb 2018, Vanity Fair)Putney by Sofka ZinovieffWhere Should We Begin Podcast with therapist Esther Perel (Season 1: Episode 1 & Episode 2)In Treatment (2008 - 2010) starring Gabriel Byrne....

Books Pop-culture Comedy

Ep 123: Live at Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Recorded Live at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Friday 1st November 2019. • A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, for this Melbourne show to the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation to support the work of Dr Sebastian King and the 'Bum Unit'. (See the full Chat 10 Looks 3 Charities listing here). • Backstage photo with the grand piano and the Vivienne Westwood dress • Nick Cave and Susie Bick leave inquest into death of son in 2015 (YouTube) • Ghosteen by Nick Cave (2019 ...

Ep 122: Live at the Gold Coast
Recorded live at Home of the Arts (HOTA) Saturday, October 26, 2019 • A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, for this Gold Coast show to MacLeod Accommodation Support Service. (See the full Chat 10 Looks 3 Charities listing here). • Free Solo (2018) documentary about climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (Official Trailer) [Note: this is no longer available through SBS On Demand] • El Capitan: Yosemite National Park • The Dawn Wall ...


Ep 122: Live at the Gold Coast
Recorded live at Home of the Arts (HOTA) Saturday, October 26, 2019A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, for this Gold Coast show to MacLeod Accommodation Support Service. (See the full Chat 10 Looks 3 Charities listing here).Free Solo (2018) documentary about climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park (Official Trailer) [Note: this is no longer available through SBS On Demand]El Capitan: Yosemite National ParkThe Dawn Wall (2018) documentar...

Live Comedy Books PopCulture

Ep 121: Let's not over compli-cart this
After mispronouncing and mocking the names of a couple of authors, Crabb and Sales agree that there never has been an easier time to stop being ignorant. • She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite A Movement by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey • I Have to Ask: The Jodi Kantor Edition (Slate Podcast, Oct 2017) • Michelle Williams acceptance speech at 2019 Emmys (via Hollywood Report on Twitter Sep 23, 2019) • Fosse/Verdon (2019) FX Mini Series starring Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell (...

Ep 121: Let's not over compli-cart this
After mispronouncing and mocking the names of a couple of authors, Crabb and Sales agree that there never has been an easier time to stop being ignorant.She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite A Movement by Jodi Kantor, Megan TwoheyI Have to Ask: The Jodi Kantor Edition (Slate Podcast, Oct 2017)Michelle Williams acceptance speech at 2019 Emmys (via Hollywood Report on Twitter Sep 23, 2019)Fosse/Verdon (2019) FX Mini Series starring Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell (see official trai...

Books Pop-culture Comedy


Ep 120: I don't like the Daff
Crabb declares that Sales is nothing but a "great big school prefect". To prove her wrong, Sales stays up well past 9pm and chats away with merry abandon for nearly an hour! • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood • Author Margaret Atwood on her long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale interviewed by Leigh Sales (7.30; 17 Sep 2019). • Margaret Atwood full author listing at Booktopia • Handmaid's Tale plot refresher (Wikipedia) • The Handmaid's Tale (2017 -2019) Adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood....

Ep 120: I don't like the Daff
Crabb declares that Sales is nothing but a “great big school prefect”. To prove her wrong, Sales stays up well past 9pm and chats away with merry abandon for nearly an hour!The Testaments by Margaret AtwoodAuthor Margaret Atwood on her long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale interviewed by Leigh Sales (7.30; 17 Sep 2019).Margaret Atwood full author listing at BooktopiaHandmaid’s Tale plot refresher (Wikipedia)The Handmaid's Tale (2017 -2019) Adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood. Starring: Elisabeth ...

Books PopCulture Comedy

Ep 119: Quarterly Essay: Men At Work
Crabb's Quarterly Essay, Men At Work, is finally out. She discusses with Sales the factors behind why more dads don't take parental leave in Australia. • Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap (Quarterly Essay; 75) by Annabel Crabb • Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap [Audio Version] read by Annabel Crabb [via Audible]...


Ep 119: Quarterly Essay: Men At Work
Crabb’s Quarterly Essay, Men At Work, is finally out. She discusses with Sales the factors behind why more dads don't take parental leave in Australia.Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap (Quarterly Essay; 75) by Annabel Crabb Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap [Audio Version] read by Annabel Crabb [via Audible]...

Books Fathers

Ep 118: Put THAT one in your diary
In this short episode we see Crabb morph into Sales as she bangs on about a Philip Roth-esque novel and then also recommends a music show! Plus, discussion on a couple of must-see films and podcasts. • Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner • [Leigh was recalling: Harry Flashman - a character originating in the 1857 novel Tom Brown's School Days] • Masters of Sex (2013 - 2016) starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan • How Powerful We Are by Sally Rugg • The Australian Dream (2019) Adam Goode...

Ep 117: Live at Adelaide Town Hall
By all accounts it was an egg-cellent evening in Adelaide. Listen now to see if it was all it was cracked up to be. Recorded on Friday August 23 2019 at Adelaide Town Hall. • A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, for this Adelaide show to Muscular Dystrophy Association of South Australia. (See the full Charities listing here). • Give it a crack! Crabb shows us her egg topper • Want to know more about eggs!? Try: A Visual Guide to Eggs (via Epicurious) • Heart of the Grass Tre...


Ep 117: Live at Adelaide Town Hall
By all accounts it was an egg-cellent evening in Adelaide. Listen now to see if it was all it was cracked up to be. Recorded on Friday August 23 2019 at Adelaide Town Hall.A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, for this Adelaide show to Muscular Dystrophy Association of South Australia. (See the full Charities listing here).Give it a crack! Crabb shows us her egg topperWant to know more about eggs!? Try: A Visual Guide to Eggs (via Epicurious)Heart of the Grass Tree by Molly MurnBl...

Comedy Books Popculture

Ep 116: Monica At Last
After leaving us hanging in anticipation in Episode 115, Crabb and Sales (a.k.a. "the monsters") return to put us out of our misery. • The Price of Shame Monica Lewinsky TED2015 (March 2015) • Shame and Survival by Monica Lewinsky (Vanity Fair, June 2014) • Slate's Slow Burn Podcast (Season2: The Impeachment of Bill Clinton) • Monica Lewinsky's Twitter response to the Mike Pence comment: 'Spend more time on your knees than on the internet' • Waltzing The Dragon With Benjamin Law (ABC iView) • Dark Em...

Ep 115: Highway to the Danger Zone
In which, among other things, Crabb and Sales lay out their imagined plots for the Top Gun sequel. • ABC journalist Leigh Sales makes light of yoghurt being thrown at her during Perth event (ABC News, 29 Jul 2019) • Simple Lemon Yoghurt Cake via Kidspot. (Add some pine nuts and rose petals if you dare!!) • Here is the cake! Crabb says "Obviously would be nicer with Almonds ..." • Top Gun: Maverick (Release scheduled June 2020) summary via Wikipedia • Apollo 11 (2019) Documentary • 13 Minutes to the...


Ep 114: I'll go get the dog to chew your leg
Warning for those suffering from Misophonia, Ailurophobia or Cynophobia: this episode includes audible sounds of ginger balls being consumed, a detailed discussion of cats with breasts as well as the sound of a dog attempting to eat the recording device. (i.e. a fairly typical episode). • Cats: A Look Inside Universal Pictures, YouTube. • Cats: Official Trailer Universal Pictures, YouTube • Feline queasy: eight urgent questions about the Cats trailer by Stuart Heritage (Guardian, 19 July 2019) • Top Gu...

Ep 113: 4,3,2,1
Despite threatening in the last episode to never speak to Sales again, Crabb decides to bury the hatchet. In return Sales lets Crabb keep chatting well past the 30 minute mark. • The Yield by Tara June Winch • The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie • City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert • Author Elizabeth Gilbert on nursing a dying loved one Interviewed by Leigh Sales (7.30, 26 Jun 2019) • The Loudest Voice (2019) starring Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes • Russell Crowe talks about his latest role as Roger A...

Ep 112: Fresh Batteries Loaded
Crabb and Sales dissect lies, deceptions and plots while slurping down their late-night cups of chamomile tea. • Crabb and Sales @ the Enmore as Brian May and Freddie Mercury. (Thanks to Stephen Blake for the photo. See more photos from the show here.) • Truth 2, Lies 1: Sydney Writers Festival 2019. Annabel Crabb, Leigh Sales, Benjamin Law and Michael Williams talk about 3 books, they are lying about one. • Fake by Stephanie Wood • Internet searches reveal only so much: a memoir by Stephanie Wood (Goo...


Ep 111: Get the Lady a Saucer of Milk
Crabb and Sales discuss how they consider nicknames to be a sign of affection. To Crabb's surprise, Sales reveals that she wishes a current popular biopic wasn't made as a musical!? • Fleabag Season 1 (2016) (Currently on iView for a limited period. Ep 1 until 28 June.) • The Fourth Wall (Wikipedia) • The day I played a round of golf with Donald Trump by Phillip Coorey (AFR. 2016 Nov 17 - note: may be paywall restricted if you have reached your quota.) • Veep Season 7 (2019) starring Julia Louis-Dreyfu...

Ep 110: Fat Cats in the Spare Room
Trying to avoid any interruptions, Sales and Crabb hide away in a spare room to discuss some of life's big issues ... and Lego. • On Politics Work and Gender by Annabel Crabb. Quarterly Essay 75 (due out Sep 2019) • What 'Good' Dads Get Away With by Darcy Lockman. New York Times, 2019 4 May. • The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb • Up Series: directed by Michael Apted. 9 instalments over 55 years. (Currently available on SBS On Demand). Wikipedia have a useful summary on the history of the documentary: U...

Ep 109: My Scones Are Burning
Crabb and Sales try the patience of a very tolerant make-up artist. • Mansplainer (With thanks to Hall & Oates. via Leigh Sales on Twitter) • Facebook's role in Brexit - and the threat to democracy Carole Cadwalladr (TED Talk, April 2019) • Identity Crisis by Ben Elton • Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny • The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre (Paperback on presale, to be released early June 2019) • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) (Trailer via YouTube) • The Assassination of Gianni Versa...


Ep108: [Redacted] and Werewolves
Sales and Crabb risk losing 90% of their audience by controversially revealing they dislike the most popular TV show in the world, Game of Thrones. They do like Hugh Grant though. • Humanity (2018) stand-up comedy by Ricky Gervais (Netflix) • Dirty John (2018) starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana • Connie Britton Won't Have Plastic Surgery (Yahoo Beauty, 2017 Jun 10) • A Very English Scandal (2018) starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw • A Very English Scandal by John Preston • The bugger, bugged by H...

Ep 107: Surefire way to a nervous breakdown
Sales ambitiously tries to install a new TV system during Budget Week while Crabb develops a worrying jaw clenching problem. Various alarming self-help cures are explored, but no one considers going anywhere near Yoni Balls! • Leigh reacts to Crabb's Self Help book revelation (Crabb's photo) • Gwyneth x Oprah: Power, Perception & Soul Purpose The Goop Podcast (March 8, 2018) • How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty by Patti Breitman, Connie Hatch • Correction to article on Greens Candidate Matthew Thomps...

Ep 106: Spoiler Alert!
Crabb & Sales take their schtick on the road to Hobart for the first time where they discuss how much of a revelation is a spoiler and how much is okay. • A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, in Hobart to: Hobart Womens Shelter • Crabb looks like a cross between Grace Sullivan and Jon English, according to Sales (Instagram) • Heavyweight Ep2 Gregor: 20 years ago, Gregor lent some CDs to a musician friend. The CDs helped make his friend, Moby, a famous rockstar. Now he wants h...


Ep 105: That Really Was Pretty Obnoxious
Crabb and Sales are rattled by a disturbing Michael Jackson documentary but they soon return to form, with Sales breezily dismissing the new novel of a Booker Prize winner and Crabb banging on about the travails of having a new bookshelf installed. Please be aware that this podcast includes discussion of child sex abuse. • Crabb's 'Salon Hang' via Instagram • Quilty - Art Gallery of South Australia. 2 Mar-2 Jun 2019 • Leaving Neverland (2019) Two men, now in their thirties, recount their experiences of ...

Ep 104: A Ted Bundy Chaser
You'll never be so happy to be out of the dating scene after Crabb and Sales serve up a review of Dirty John accompanied by a Ted Bundy documentary chaser. And has the team found a spy show to rival "The Americans"? • Dirty John (2018) starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana • Dirty John LA Times podcast • Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019) Documentary based around 100 hours of interviews with Bundy by journalist Stephen G Michaud • The Stranger Beside Me: The Inside Story of Serial ...

Ep103: Where Are The Carrots?
Crabb claims to have made the best carrot cake on the internet but Sales can't taste the carrots in it. Things get more interesting after that opening, we promise. • Found! Australia's best carrot cake recipe (SMH Good Food October 25 2016) • (Angelique Lazarus submitted this Recipe to Monday Morning Cooking Club see page 170 ) • 7 Days Out (2018) documentary series looking at the seven days leading up to significant historical and cultural events: • Ep 1 Westminster Dog Show first-time competitors and...


Ep 102: Sales' Summer of Culture
After listening to Ep 99, you might be forgiven for assuming that Sales did nothing over her summer break but go and stare at Christian Marclay's The Clock. But no - the indolent wench positively marinated herself in books and films. • The Greatest Showman (2017) starring Hugh Jackman • P.T. Barnum The Dollop Episode 291 • Dead Calm (1989) starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy Zane • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine • Batman Begins (2005) Christian Bale, Mich...

Ep 101: Crabb's Summer of Culture
Crabb visited family in Singapore over summer and discovered the delights of holidays with cousins who can entertain each other round the clock ... a glorious binge of reading ensued, some of which is covered here. (Crabb is now sulkily back at work) • Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin • La Côte Basque, 1965 (Esquire, Nov 1975) the original article Truman Capote published in 1975, against his editor's advice. It destroyed many of Capote's friendships. • The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper • Heavy by...

Ep 100: Our CLANGTASTIC 100th Episode!
We've hit the ton (as new cricket tragic Sales would say) and our loveable bunglers have finally mastered the audio well enough to give Chatters the greatest gift ever - a mindblowingly special guest! • The Prince Philip Movement - a cult on the island of Tanna that worships Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as a god. • Prince Philip apologises to woman injured in car crash (ABC News, 27 Jan 2019) • The Crown TV Series • PPC (Petits Propos Culinaires) journal of food studies and food history • The Girl...


Ep 99: Gonna Podcast Like It Is Episode 99
Crabb and Sales are back and refreshed from their summer break! Crabb has been indulging her love of prehistoric novelty-sized plants while Sales is now even more of a clock-watcher, after becoming obsessed with Christian Marclay's The Clock. • Crabb feels like the dog in that Larson Cartoon (via Flickr) • Instragram: • Chat 10 Looks 3: https://www.instagram.com/chat10looks3 • Annabel Crabb: https://www.instagram.com/annabelcrabb • Leigh Sales: https://www.instagram.com/leigh_sales • Crazy Rich Asian...

Ep 98: Live at Llewellyn Hall
Sales and Crabb look back on 2018. Recorded live at the ANU on Sun 9 December. • ANU turned down Ramsay Centre degree after concerns over 'academic autonomy' (Sabra Lane, ABC AM, 26 Jun 2018) • Red shoes • 12 Days of a Canberra Christmas lyrics • Jacqui Ann, the kindness of Chatters and the 23 minute cabbage. • A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, for this Canberra show to Musica Viva In Schools in memory of Richard Gill. • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee • Boy Swallows Universe ...

Ep97: Don't mention purple!
Crabb and Sales are in sync. They have both been consuming works about horror and the art of writing. • The Newsroom - HBO Drama • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King • The Stand by Stephen King • The Misery (1990) movie adapted from the Stephen King novel. • Read Giles Coren's letter to Times subs (Guardian 24 Jul 2008) • Jonathan Franzen's 10 Rules for Novelists (Lit Hub, November 15, 2018 • 'Ignore this': Jonathan Franzen's top 10 writing tips get gleefully trolled on Twitter by Ele...


Ep 96: Live in Melbourne Nov 2018
Just a few kilometres from the hallowed MCG, and in front of a live audience of 2400 people, Crabb and Sales recreate Shane Warne taking his 700th wicket. And they've seen every version of A Star Is Born. Recorded live in Melbourne. • The Brett Kenny inspired Melbourne Live Show Org Chart. Here is the original Kenny Family Christmas Day Org Chart from 2017. Here is Brett! (Thanks Elizabeth Loads for the photo). • A Star is Born (1954) starring Judy Garland, James Mason, • A Star is Born (1976) starring ...

Ep 95: Satin Slip And Silly Mid On
Bumbling Brenda stumbled across a podcast that Crabb and Sales recorded and sent to her ages ago! The Warne interview may have come and gone but it is never too late to hear Sales and Crabb discussing fielding positions, sledging tactics and soaking fruit in booze. • Special Guest (2018) - by Annabel Crabb and Wendy Sharpe (p 164 Moroccan Chocolate & Almond Surprise Biscuits) • No Spin - by Shane Warne with Mark Nicholas • Warne: the interview. Part 1 and Part 2 - interviewed by Leigh Sales (7.30. 23 & ...


Ep 94: Blowing The Bloody Doors Off
Crabb and Sales have been doing some serious reading about people on the margins. Sales still manages to drop a major clang but mercifully doesn't join the ranks of Michael Caine impersonators. • The Arsonist - by Chloe Hooper • The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island - by Chloe Hooper • Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors And The Drug Company That Addicted America - by Beth Macy • One Hundred Years of Dirt - by Rick Morton • What I Learned About Poverty by Jane Gilmore (Meanjin, Spring 2018) • Michael Ca...

Ep 93: Special Guest
Crabb revels in her opportunity to drop the phrases "pantry items" and "innovative indexes" while discussing her new cook book. You can hear Crabb's eyes rolling when Sales claims she could improve on the recipes by adding in "a few extra ingredients" and removing all the capers. • Any Ordinary Day (2018) - by Leigh Sales • Warne: the interview. Part 1 and Part 2 - interviewed by Leigh Sales (7.30. 23 & 24 Oct 2018) • Special Delivery (2015) - by Annabel Crabb and Wendy Sharpe • Special Guest (2018) - ...

Ep 92: Moral High Grounds
Both Crabb and Sales are getting all judgy from their moral high grounds. Lots of art forms are discussed as well as the new Chat 10 Looks 3 Bookshop. • As predicted, Gwen has made the Moral High Grounds Coffee Cup a reality! You can purchase here. (There are also Sydney and Melbourne pickup options https://www.chat10looks3.com/products). • Every single cup that is sold will provide a donation to OzHarvest. NOTE: Available until 20 October 2018 only. • 'Ban the single-use prime minister' meme spawns sta...


Ep 91: Live In Perth
Recorded live at the Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth on September 15th. • The Bright Outfits - Crabb and Sales (photos: Katie Pepper). • Hot Callum! • A percentage of proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, in Perth to: Shooting Stars education through netball. • Helen Garner Gingerbread, Sco-Yos, Yot-Tam - Kristy Diffey's baked goods (thanks to Kristy for the photos). • Telethon girl Savanna Addis loses fight with Alagille Syndrome (PerthNow; 16 August, 2018) Savanna's advice: face life with coura...

Ep 90: Any Ordinary Day
Sales has written a book and Crabb has read it. Discussion ensues. • Any Ordinary Day - by Leigh Sales...

Ep 89: The Poetry Appreciation Society
Crabb is stunned to discover that Sales is reading and enjoying a book of poetry. Could capers and tuna be on the menu next? • 30 Rock - TV Show featuring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin • Taste of River Water - Poetry by Cate Kennedy (Note: this book of poetry was featured on the RN radio show Poetica 24 May 2014.) • The Staircase - Documentary series focusing on a murder case in North Carolina. • Wild Wild Country - (Documentary) A guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert • The Split - (Miniseries)...


Ep 88: A Square Inch Of Unkissed Arse
Since Sales and Crabb last met the country has a new Prime Minister. Politics these days seems like a workplace with the conflict buttons dialed up to eleven. • With Malcolm Turnbull's demise, the Liberal Party's true fear is coming to pass - Annabel Crabb (ABC News, 24 Aug 2018) • Julie Bishop loves to speak in code and she saved her best one-liner for last - Annabel Crabb (ABC News, 28 Aug 2018) • Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull - by Annabel Crabb • Liberal MP Julia Banks...

Ep 87: The Cold Opening
Sales notes that Crabb seems to know an awful lot about Cocktail, a film she claims to hate so much. Crabb admits that she retains reprehensible details of worthless projects. [Cue: Kokomo sing along] Tom Cruise, Steve Jobs and Brian Mannix all get mentions, which leads to the question: Why do we accept that geniuses and celebrities should be able to act like monsters!? • Crabb's 'busy' outfit - Selfie • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup - by John Carreyrou • Mission Impossible: Fa...

Ep 86: Orange You Glad To Finally See Me?
This somewhat 'vintage' episode from earlier this year is like a perfectly cellared bottle of wine that is now at its prime, ready to be consumed before it starts to turn rancid. Enjoy the fully matured flavours that contain a hint of citrus. (Recorded live at Orange Civic Theatre on 26 May 2018.) • A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, in Orange to: Western NSW Barnardos Australia • Royal Wedding - ABC Coverage • Royal wedding: Meghan Markle's induction into the Royal family ...


Ep 85: Donkey In The Living Room
[This episode was recorded just before the sudden death of Dale Sales, legendary Dad and human. He is much mourned.] Crabb feels a bit off kilter when Sales is nice to her for the second episode in a row, but everything returns to normal when she is subjected to some Salesplaining. Crabb and Sales reflect on some recent True Crime Podcasts and whether this format is a beacon of hope for investigative journalism. • Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen - by Hetty McKinnon • Neighbourhood: Sa...

Ep 84: The Americans
SPOILER ALERT. This entire episode is about the final season and the finale of The Americans. Normal chatting will resume next episode. • The Americans - Series details via Rotten Tomatoes...

Ep 83: The Entire Wind Section Of The Orchestra
There is only one channel working on the Medieval Contraceptive Recording Device, but this does not stop the monsters. They huddle together to chat on one microphone. Crabb makes a delicious Cauliflower Soup for Sales which initiates a discussion on the Jerusalem Artichoke scale of flatulence. They both ponder writing fiction versus non-fiction and various writing processes. Despite forgetting to record half the discussion, there is almost a full episode! • Crabb's Cauliflower Soup - transcript • Tent Da...


Ep 82: Tivoli Show Pt 2
They were late, highly stressed and exhausted, yet Crabb and Sales still managed to rabbit on enough to generate a second episode of guff. Unstoppable monsters! (Brisbane, Tivoli Theatre, 12 May 2018) • Clare Green's Mosiac Art for Kate Slap - before and after images. (Thanks to Kate Slap for the images). • Leigh Sales interviews Hillary Clinton - ABC 7.30 (14 May 2018) • Donald Trump Taunts NBC News' Katy Tur at Miami Rally - Bloomberg on YouTube • Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat To The Craziest Campa...

Ep 81: Love You Brisbane
Edited highlights of the Chat 10 Looks 3 Live show at the Tivoli in Brisbane on 12 May 2018. (Part 1) • A percentage of the proceeds from all our shows goes to charity, in Brisbane to: • (1) Care2Achieve Scholarship for Young Women Leaving Care • (2) Second Chance • Gerald Murnane: the Australian writer who could be the next Nobel Prize winner - produced by Callum Denness (ABC 7.30, 2018 May 8) • Collected Short Fiction - by Gerald Murnane • Something for the Pain: A Memoir of the Turf - by Gera...

Ep 80: The Frump Nightie
Crabb gives Sales a nightie offering neck to ankle coverage, seemingly some sort of plot to consign Sales to a lifetime of celibacy. In response, Sales serves Crabb the arse of a bunny rabbit. The conversation takes a serious turn into what it means to have a good death. • Back in Time for Dinner (2018) with Annabel Crabb - to be aired on ABC. • Karate Kid (1984) - starring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita • Sydney Writers Festival - website • My Absolute Darling - by Gabriel Tallent • Pachinko...


Ep 79: Get Out Of The Way, You Nobody
Sales has been staying up half the night devising her own script for the final season of The Americans. Crabb declares Sales is never to read bedtime stories to her children after she discovers the full darkness of Sales' imagination. With the Sydney Writers' Festival coming up, the cult leaders have plenty of reading suggestions. • The Americans (Season 6) - The Final Season (See also: official promo) • The Book of Mormon - Australian Cast • Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin: Kyle MacLachlan - on 28 Y...

Ep 78: Boiled Eggs And Seamonsters
Sales can't stop thinking about sea-monster egg farts. Meanwhile Crabb is excited by shooting stars and symmetry. Is Eddie Redmayne on track to be the next Chat 10 Looks 3 boyfriend? • The Shape of Water (2017) - directed By Guillermo del Toro (See official trailer here) • The Perfect Symmetry of Wes Anderson's Movies - via Open Culture • Isle of Dogs (2018) - Wes Anderson Trailer • Peter Rabbit (2018) - Rose Byrne and James Corden (See official trailer here) • The Theory of Everything (2014) - the st...

Ep 77: Put A Frangipani On The Plate
The wretches have a go at each other: Crabb disrespects Sales' Buns, so Sales retaliates by offering her opinion on Crabb's Finnish book. Is this the end of Chat 10 Looks 3 as we know it? A sudden ending to the event leads to some innovative audio experimentation! • The Coles Magazine - (No, not an endorsement!) • - Sweet and spicy chicken with Asian Slaw • - Easy hot cross bun ice-cream • They Know Not What They Do - by Jussi Valtonen • White Noise - by Don DeLillo • 12 Rules for Life: an anti...


Ep 76: Duelling Banquos
Crabb is angry about her pen situation and Sales describes her fury when a pedestrian spat at her car. Garner interrupts the chat by sending through a text message, CLANG! Lots of new reading recommendations plus the annual AFL name roundup. • Duelling Banquos - via @annabelcrabb on Twitter • Manhattan Beach - by Jennifer Egan • They Know Not What They Do - by Jussi Valtonen • The Churchills: A Family at the Heart of History: from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill - by Mary S. Lovell • The ...

Ep 75: Live At Her Majesty's Theatre
Live event - recorded at Her Majesty's Theatre in Adelaide, Friday 9 February. • Hans! Introduction and song - via Facebook (Her Majesty's Theatre, 2018 Feb 09) Hans official website. • Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present - documentary (See on iView until 3 March 2018) • Marina Abramović meets Ulay - via YouTube • The Museum of Modern Love - by Heather Rose • I, Tonya - starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney • Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now - by Taffy Brodesser-Aker (...

Ep 74: I Leave My Hazelnuts Hairy
Sales finally gives the verdict on her visit to Blue Hill Farm restaurant in New York or as it's known among chatters The Carrot Restaurant. Also discussed: Martin Amis' essays and Rachel Cusk's earlier book Aftermath. • Blue Hill Farm - New York City • Dan Barber (Blue Hill Farm) - Chef's Table: Netflix Season 1, Ep 2 (See also: Netflix promo) • The Romanesco Dish - Blue Hill Farm • Outside and Dessert - Blue Hill Farm • Chef's Table - Netflix: inside the kitchens and minds of the international culin...


Ep 73: There Is So Much Padding
Crabb and Sales compare impressive bruises and then ponder if you should immediately ice a badly bumped bum. Thankfully the chat moves on to discussion about The Crown and some recent Churchill films. Sales also reveals her somewhat controversial opinion on Meryl Streep! • Leigh Sales has a mighty shiner -photo • The Crown (Season 2) - starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith (see also: Official Trailer) • Churchill (2017 film) - starring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson • Darkest Hour (2017 film) - starring Ga...

Ep 72: End Of Another Year
Sales and Crabb look back at the best of 2017. Recorded live at Llewellyn Hall, ANU on Sat 9 December. • The matching outfits - Sales and Crabb didn't cross check their wardrobes. • 12 days of Christmas - as performed by Crabb and Sales • Paul McCartney on six decades of making music - interviewed by Leigh Sales (via ABC 7.30, 2017 Dec 04) • Interviewing your heroes can have its pitfalls, but Paul McCartney avoids them all - by Leigh Sales (via ABC 7.30, 2017 Dec 05) • Armando Iannucci in Conversation...

Ep 71: Bone Curdling Tragedies
Much to their excitement both Crabb and Sales successfully Google "literary page turner" (or LPT for short). The Drover's Wife is deconstructed and there are plenty of puns about Murder on the Orient Express. • Dior and I - documentary by Frédéric Tcheng (See Trailer) • CBS suspends Charlie Rose after sexual harassment and groping allegations - Edward Helmore (via Guardian, 2017 Nov 21) • Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct by five women - (via ABC News, 2017 Nov 10) • Why 'asking first' doesn't excu...


Ep 70: Cloudy With A Chance Of [redacted]
Plenty of banter on what to do with pulp from intractable and flinty Queensland pumpkins. Plus young Robert Redford, the ubiquitous Babs, Elton John (Clang!) and GOMA. • Nigella Lawson Sticky Gingerbread - via MyDish • Massimo Bottura crunchy lasagne - NYTimes video (New York Times, 2016 Oct 17) • Massimo Bottura - Chef's Table: Netflix Season 1, Ep 1 (See also: Netflix promo) • Blue Hill Farm - New York City • Dan Barber (Blue Hill Farm) - Chef's Table: Netflix Season 1, Ep 2 (See also: Netflix promo...

Ep 69: Don't Wrap It In Plastic Ivy
Crabb will consider reading a promotional book if it includes a blurb from Howard Hughes, Sales will consider reading it if it comes with a Ferrari. In this episode we learn about Barbara Steisand's sister, get some tips on how to deal with the "international marzipan scandal" and find out that Sales thinks Crabb has the sense of humour of a 14 year old boy. • Lincoln in the Bardo - by George Saunders • Hoax - by Clifford Irving • Conversations with Richard Fidler: George Saunders (ABC; 2017 Oct 19; ori...

Ep 68: The Granny Pants Problem
There are men you think you can trust (but really shouldn't!) Sales' has a giant granny pants problem and Crabb reckons her hair merkin is really workin'. • The Smoking Groom - Julie's tea towel gift to Crabb • The Bachelorette - Channel 10 • The Bachelorette Pride and Prejudice mashup - Huw Parkinson • Sophie's slim pickings are the realest thing about The Bachelorette - by Kerri Sackville (SMH, 2017 Oct 26) • Dirty John - Podcast from Wondery and the L.A. Times by Christopher Goffard • Perfect Stra...


Ep 67: Live At The Comedy Theatre, Part Deux
Recorded live at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, Saturday 16 September, 8pm session. (Note: recording ends suddenly.) • Melbourne Cliches - Late Show parody of the Things of Stone and Wood song "Happy Birthday Helen" (via YouTube) • Deadly Kerfuffle - Tony Martin • Childproof podcast - Tony Martin • Making Oprah - Podcast hosted by Jenn White • Armando Iannucci in Conversation with Annabel Crabb - Wheeler Centre • Revisionist History Season 2 - Podcast with Malcolm Gladwell • O.J. Made in America -...

Ep 66: Live At The Comedy Theatre, Part Un
Recorded live at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, Saturday 16 September, 5pm session. • Lyrics to Leigh Sales' song - performed by Breakthru • The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) - Dr Sebastian King • Dior exhibition - National Gallery of Victoria (27 Aug - 7 Nov 2017) • Dior and I - 2015 Documentary • The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture - by Kate Somerville • Johanna Hicks dressed for the white tie event - (with thanks to Augusta Zeeng for the dress!) • Truth - by Peter Temple • The ...

Ep 65: The Killer Punch
How is it that some actors can remove themselves from their iconic roles? And why do some commit to the impossible task of playing real life personalities? Crabb is feeling emotionally vulnerable, and keeps revealing things she will regret, including the fact that she will never listen to Chat 10 Looks 3. Sales discusses how she decides to deliver the initial Killer Punch in an interview. • The King of Comedy - Directed by Martin Scorsese. Featuring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard • The ...


Ep 64: Let's Go Back To My Room
Crabb and Sales are having a meal together when Crabb has a sudden desire to podcast and suggests they head up to her hotel room. Sales is reluctant because they are without their medieval contraceptive device (aka the zoom recorder) but in the moment they throw caution to the wind. A gentleman known as Mr Tuba features. • Women in Mining - Website • Master of None - Season 2 • Chat 10 Looks 3 Live - Comedy Theatre, Melbourne (2017 Sep 16) • Joe Cinque's Consolation - Movie • Joe Cinque's Consolation ...

Ep 63: It's A [Redacted]!
Crabb's faulty oven catches fire at an inconvenient time and such is her incandescent rage that she goes on a social media rant at the manufacturer. Sales, seeing an opportunity to soothe her friend, turns to the piano and writes a new and more appropriate jingle for the oven company. We have chosen to bleep out the name of company involved to protect the not-so-innocent. Oh and Crabb has finally gotten around to watching a few episodes of The Handmaid's Tale. Under His Eye. • Handmaid's Tale - 10 part TV...

Ep 62: No Nutritional Value
This podcast is a bit like a Burger Ring, there is no nutritional value and it is best you don't know what is in it. Crabb is in a movie watching slump and Sales is in a reading slump, but there is still plenty to chat about: bad movie and TV dialogue, sex scenes written by colleagues as well as fantastic food documentaries. • T2 TraInspotting - 2017 • Designated Survivor - starring Kiefer Sutherland • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women - by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cav...


Ep 61: The Cult
Chat 10 Looks 3 is officially a cult. Leaders Sales and Crabb predict the future and look at our current dystopian obsessions, including Margaret Atwood and George Orwell. (This episode brought to you by Gumption and Salada Chocolate Caramel Crack) • Chat 10 Looks 3 Group - Facebook Group • Salada Crack: Chocolate Caramel Cracker Recipe via Smitten Kitten (Thanks to Claire for initially making these and sharing the recipe) • Chatter Cult Compound Locations - Zee Maps (Thanks to • The Handmaid's Tale - ...

Ep 60: Medieval Contraception Device
Sales sets a new benchmark in creative swearing as she wrestles with new audio equipment. Yes! We have proper microphones at last! Crabb thinks the recording device looks like a medieval contraceptive crossed with a bomb and advises that they never attempt to fly anywhere with it. Brenda breaks out a creme de menthe to celebrate receipt of an audible podcast. • You've Gotta Start Somewhere (Ep 15 Leigh Sales) - Podcast by Rachel Corbett • When I Get a Minute (Ep 7 Election Fever) - see from about 12 minu...

Ep 59: Our Reading Year - SWF May 2017
Crabb and Sales look back on a year in reading. Recorded as part of the Sydney Writers Festival at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, 27 May 2017. (Thanks to SWF for providing the audio.) Warning: includes S-Town spoiler! The Sydney Writers Festival podcast channel is: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/sydney-writers-festival/id985898011 • Our Souls at Night - by Kent Haruf • The Healing Party - by Micheline Lee • The Green Road - by Anne Enright • Nutshell - by Ian McEwan • The Girls - by Emma Cline • Com...


Ep 58: Fortissimo
Sales insists on showing Crabb visual jokes about music notes while cry-laughing. Yes, it's one of those episodes. Crabb gets her own back by eating a box of delicious treats dropped off by a listener - and we have the recipe! There's a row over who's hogging the chat but there's only one loser - tuba players. Again. • Chocolate Caramel Cracker Recipe via Smitten Kitten (Thanks to Claire for making these and then providing a link to the recipe) • Ben Mendelsohn on success, Star Wars and what he misses ab...

Ep 57: Love A Spoiler
Spoiler alert! Crabb and Sales watch the first episode of the new season of The Americans and tell you all about it. The conclusion: "it has to end in catastrophic doom!!" The chat then turns into a Richard-Fidler-love-fest. Sales reveals that a few years ago she was lucky enough to conduct a rare interview with him about his life. (Brenda has proof on a USB stick). • Cauliflower, Pear and Blue Cheese Soup - Coles magazine (via Taste.com.au) • A Picture of Aunty Jack - in case you can't remember! - (via ...

Ep 56: Nose Snorting With The Thespians
Recorded backstage at the Sydney Writers Festival. Sales and Crabb dissect the history of Donald Trump's hair and how it feels to 'witter' away at one of your favourite authors. There is a sweet anecdote about Roger Moore, plus discussion about John McCain and how nostalgia has become a refuge. • The 100 greatest descriptions of Donald Trump's hair ever written - by Monica Hesse (Washington Post; 2016 Jun 2) • My writing day - by Anne Enright (The Guardian; 2016 Apr 23) • Sydney Writers Festival 2017 Op...


Ep 55: Who Is Aussie Mandy?
Beginning with a touching discussion on early motherhood, holocaust survivors and scholarship recipients, Sales and Crabb then have a stab at poetry appreciation. "Look on this podcast, ye mighty, and despair". Thankfully the chat moves on to some new TV and podcast recommendations! • Man's Search for Meaning - by Viktor E. Frankl • Proudly Public Awards 2017 - Public Education Foundation • The Rise of Kinship Carers - (ABC 7.30; Reporter: Josie Taylor 2017 May 16) • 'I'm Probably the Happiest Man you ...

Ep 54: Are You My Driver?
It is Sales' birthday! Plenty of cry laughing and clanging with mentions to scoffing pizza on live TV, having a late dinner with Armando Iannucci plus Brad Pitt channelling Zoolander. (Dedicated to Mark Colvin who passed away 11 May 2017) • Moss in a Jar - from Koi Dessert Bar • Gary Cole - plays Kent Davison in Veep • Armando Iannucci in Conversation with Annabel Crabb - Wheeler Centre • Brad Pitt Talks Divorce, Quitting Drinking, and Becoming a Better Man - by Michael Paterniti (GQ, 2017 May 03) • W...

Ep 53: Fat Tuba Players
Crabb and Sales chat about S-Town, Oprah, exploding whales and tuba players with bum acne. There is the inevitable mention of Garner. Apparently Sales indulges in some dance moves inspired by "Every Musical Ever". Both reveal a backlog in their "must-read-and-watch" lists. Frustratingly we do not get the details about Sales' early night after the Logies!? • S-Town - podcast from the makers of Serial and This American Life • A Reading List for Fans of S-Town - Readings Bookshop • Making Oprah - WBEZ podc...


Ep 52: Expected To Be The World's Biggest Rabbit
From the Nobel Prize Ceremony and the Logies to giant rabbits and chickens, Sales and Crabb have it all covered. Mia Freedman, Patti Smith get a mention and of course the new season of Veep! • Special Delivery - by Annabel Crabb. Asian Sweet Potato soup: p46 • United Airlines 'saddened' by death of giant rabbit after transatlantic flight - by J Grierson and PJ Walker (The Guardian, 2017 Apr 27) • Giant chicken (via YouTube) • Veep : Season 6 (2017) • Crass Roots: "Veep" grows up - by Emily Nussbaum (N...

Ep 51: Bon Anniversaire: Part Deux
Deux, derr, DUH! (Crabb and Sales go all out with their French pronunciation skills). A diverse range of topics are whized through: the Dixie Chicks concert, John Howard as Mark Colvin, books on political intrigue, the S-Town podcast from Alabama plus the art of writing a weekly column. There are plenty of distractions, including rose gold laptops and whether Crabb has left it too late to pick up the kids on time. • Spaghetti Tree (again!?) No, Sales was taken to Fancy Hank's instead! • The Dixie Chick...

Ep 50: Bon Anniversaire: Part Un
The 50th episode! Surely not? There is plenty of clanging, including some competitive clanging over Armando Iannucci. Sales has been getting chummy with Iannucci and Bill Nighy, while Crabb has been hanging out with the world's 50 best chefs. There is an hysterical meltdown over a list of the 2017 AFL players' names. • British actor Bill Nighy talks about his latest work - Leigh Sales (7.30 Interview, April 3 2017) • Armando Iannucci labels Donald Trump a 'walking satire balloon' - Leigh Sales (7.30 In...


Ep 49: She's A Squirter
So soon, but here they are again! Crabb and Sales discuss hospital visits, the Missing Richard Simmons podcast plus new books and TV. Inadvertently Crabb's mum, Christobel, becomes the first ever Chat 10 Looks 3 phone interview. Who is the mysterious Tony Jones look-a-like who is hanging around? • Sydney Children's Hospital - website • - see also the Starlight Room Broadcast - things to do in Hospital. • Missing Richard Simmons - Podcast • 'Missing Richard Simmons,' the Morally Suspect Podcast - by A...

Ep 48: You And Me (But Mostly Me)
Sales finds a room with a piano and invites Crabb for a sing-a-long inspired by the Book of Mormon. Crabb discusses some terrific events she saw at the 2017 Adelaide Festival. To top it off there is the important discovery that Crabb and Sales have a mutual love of the number 12. • Book of Mormons (currently in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre) • The Force Awakens - Star Wars Ep 7 • Adelaide Festival 2017; Crabb's highlights: • - Saul - Barrie Kosky (George Frideric Handel's Saul) • - Betroffenheit...

Ep 47: Jazzturbation
Summer viewing and reading has thrown up all sorts of questions for Crabb and Sales: Why are they more attached to Prince Phillip than they ever thought they would be? How can you turn shitty audio quality into a useful art form? Will they ever be able to go for a whole episode without mentioning Helen Garner? Plus should they write their own theme tune? • The Crown - starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow • Homecoming - Gimlet Media podcast • Cbeebies Bedtime Story - Tom Hardy • The Encounter -...


Ep 46: Can I Interest You In A Glass Of Champagne?
It is one week until Christmas and the year is nearly over. Grab a glass of champagne and some snacks and join Crabb and Sales a they discuss the best of 2016. (Hang on! How long is this episode!?) • When I Get a Minute - ABC iView • The Book of Mormon - the Musical • Hamilton - the Musical • Weiner - the Documentary • Spotlight - Featuring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams • Revenant - Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio • The Force Awakens - Star Wars: Episode VII • Veep - 2016 Season 4 • The...

Ep 45: Miso Horny
Sincerely apologetic about the audio quality from the last episode, Crabb and Sales lock themselves away in a silent office to talk of recent adventures at Parliament House and how great it was to see Helen Garner featured in the New Yorker. Although it is nice and quiet, there is plenty of clanging going on. JD Vance's book is discussed, plus what politicians say they will be reading over summer. • Inside the Commons - BBC • James McGrath Al desko with Annabel Crabb Series 1 Ep 2 • Royal Menus - Jake...

Ep 44: Something for Whatshername
(Warning: bad audio quality!) Sales takes Crabb to a new café but tells her the incorrect name of the place - mistaking the band 'Something for Kate' for the café 'Something for Jess'. The bad news is Crabb will never be able to find it again. The good news is there's something for everyone in this episode, from American politics to raspberry mousse. (*with apologies from the bumbling Sales to the lovely people at 'Something for Jess') • Something for Jess - Café in Chippendale • Faith, Certainty a...


Ep 43: Bury A Liver Under The Roots
Defiantly avoiding the Melbourne Cup, Crabb and Sales hide themselves away to discuss recent developments in the US Election. Sales is proud to announce that she has had great success growing sweetpeas. New podcasts plus a couple of recent books written by colleagues are discussed. Crabb is horrified to learn Sales' theory that contacts who stick around for many years may well be undercover operatives. • Leigh Sales interviews Michelle and Stevie Payne on 7.30 - via ABC • Leigh Sales interviews Richie Mc...

EP 42: The Glancing Torchlight Across The Arse Of The Tuna
Even though it has not rained for days, Crabb still manages to get drenched by passing traffic - very 'sitcom' don't you think? Detailed discussion ensues on a range of topics: new TV shows, perfect roast potatoes, glorious salads, women in law, 'The Boss' and whether you can ever look at too many piles of rice and fish without getting to eat them. Does Crabb stop this recording just as Sales is launching into a song!? • Divorce - starring Sarah Jessica Parker • Sex and the City • Kitchen Cabinet - S1 E...

Ep 41: Pussy Riot
Crabb and Sales analyse the 2nd US presidential debate, then briefly ponder why there is a Pokemon on Sales' desk. Discussion switches to unsympathetic main characters, Ben Mendelsohn's chin, a couple of new podcasts and the value of political satire. • The Second 2016 US Presidential Debate - via PBS • Pokemon - via Pokemon.com • Leigh Sales with Pokemon head zubat - via Twitter • Pokemon Go has let me enter my son's world - by Julia Baird (via SMH) • The Girl on the Train - by Paula Hawkins • Lolit...


Ep 40: It's Debatable
Crabb and Sales watch the first Clinton and Trump presidential debate in a secret tropical location. 48 hours later, while drinking cocktails, they assess the debate. Discussion then switches to holiday reading. • The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - via PBS • The Tropical Holiday Selfie - via Twitter • Anna Karenina - by Leo Tolstoy • Middlemarch - by George Eliot • Vanity Fair - by William Makepeace Thackeray • The Beautiful Lie - DVD • Where the Suckers Moon: t...

Ep 39: Home Dental Extraction
Canberra Writers' Festival. Recorded in a bathroom. Without microphones. Enjoy. • The Americans • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell • Revisionist History a podcast by Malcolm Gladwell • Rube podcast by Dollop • Fed Ex podcast by Dollop • My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast • Drunk History • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett • The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett • Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty • Catastrophe via iView • The Night Manager starring Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston • Black...

Ep 38: Carlos Danger
This week Crabb and Sales discuss coincidences, John Grisham novels, mountain climbing, Mormons and what it's like to get an early, sneak peek at a feature-length Weiner (the documentary on former New York senator and Mayoral candidate: Anthony Weiner). Ask yourself this: in order to keep your place in a borrowed book, do you: a) insert a bookmark; or b) dog-ear the page Crabb and Sales reveal all on this episode. • Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of Coincidence & the Mystery and Mathematics Behind Th...


Ep 37: Medium White T-shirts
The election is over. We may even have a Prime Minister (at least for the next few months or so). Crabb and Sales reflect on what it's like being chained to a desk for nearly seven hours with Scott Morrison and Penny Wong. Crabb gets her hands on Antony Green's (software) package and Sales has been spending a lot of time at home curled up with a variety of good books. Plus: What does Obama do after dark? Let's find out. • Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh • The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington • ...

Ep 36: Fifty Shades Of Coughing
The election campaign is taking its toll. Crabb and Sales are both sick, but the upside of spending so much time on flights with politicians is that you get a chance to read books, watch movies and binge-watch television. Grab the Vicks Vaporub and a box of tissues and enjoy this episode. • Chat 10 Looks 3: Fifty Shades of Giggling starring Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales • Two Grumpy Hacks podcast by Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr • The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis • Sisters starring ...

Ep 35: Backstage At The Sydney Writers Festival
Recorded merely moments before they appeared on-stage before an audience of 2000 punters, Crabb and Sales recall some of their investigations into political drama which is based largely on real-life events. Plus, who was Australia's weirdest Prime Minister? You might be surprised who they come up with. • Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner • Bowraville Podcast by Dan Box • The Marmalade Files by Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann • The Mandarin Code by Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann • Stop at Nothing: The Lif...


Ep 34: Isabella Blow
Join Crabb and Sales at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum where they visit the Isabella Blow exhibition, plus a whole list of new podcasts to listen to. • Isabella Blow Exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences • Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins: The Autobiography by Rupert Everett • Vanished Years by Rupert Everett • Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen photos via Vanity Fair • The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote • Comedy Showdown via ABC iView • ...

Ep 33: The Silence Of The Fritters
It's budget time! Crabb and Sales are sequestered within locked rooms in Canberra to analyse the Australian national budget, and yet they find time to eat a terrible breakfast and have a terrific conversation. • The Hunter by Julia Leigh • The Avalanche: A Love Story by Julia Lee • Farewell to the Father by Timothy Elliott • Gotham: Wisdom Tree by Nick Earls • When I Get a Minute via iView...

Ep 32: Live From The Wheeler Centre
This week sees Crabb and Sales broadcasting live from the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne and although they are very tempted to turn their show into a contemporary performance art piece, they resist and instead talk about bundts and books and bears. Oh my!...


Ep 31: When I Get A Minute
Crabb and Sales launch their latest project: When I Get A Minute. It's the TV show about culture for the chronically time-poor. Exclusive to ABC iView. Watch it now. • The Cook and the Baker by Tass Tauroa and Cherie Bevan • Special Delivery by Annabel Crabb • Helen Garner wins the Windham Campbell prize • Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse • I was Russell Crowe's Stooge by Jack Marx...

Ep 30: Strobe Cream Part Deux
It's time to put on makeup. It's time to dress up right. It's time to get things started in Canberra tonight. Join the bunglers in front of the mirror as they get ready for the ABC Showcase. Plus prepare yourself for the next instalment of Flora's Fancies where the story really gets meta. • Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover • The Family Law by Benjamin Law • The Family Law via SBS TV • Making of a Murderer via Netflix • The Making of Making of a Murderer via Here's The Thing by Alec Baldwin • What Errol...

Ep 29: When The Strudel Hits The Floor
The bunglers are back for 2016 and Crabb is clanging like a bell after an encounter with celebrity cook Nigella Lawson. Sales finally gives Crabb her Christmas present and makes her eat cherry strudel that's been dropped on the floor. Warning: possibly the worst audio and level of interruptions ever and that's saying something. • Nigella Lawson and Annabel Crabb in conversation • An Evening with Annabel Crabb at the Adelaide Fringe Festival • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara • The Stand by Stephen K...


Ep 28: Christmas 2015
Christmas is here, so it's time for Crabb and Sales to tell us what they thought of the year. Find out their picks for best movies, television, recipes, books and articles. Plus Crabb may have just found the ultimate way to prevent Sales from throwing out her Christmas gift. • Crabb and Sales predict the future on Episode 25 of Chat 10 Looks 3 • Dior and I documentary • Prêt-à-Porter (also released as Ready to Wear) • The September Issue starring Anna Wintour • Iris documentary • Birdman directed by ...

Ep 27: Flora's Fancy
Secret diaries are revealed in this episode. What happens when the things you wrote thirty years ago see the light of day. Would anyone want to read it? Would anyone want to publish it? Plus Crabb and Sales tell us about their favourite horror films and books. • Second Half First by Drusilla Modjeska • Richard III found in a car park via ABC News • Reality TV series based on the fabulous adventures of Richard III's bones by Annabel Crabb via The Sydney Morning Herald • Born to Rule: The unauthorised ...

Ep 26: The Ingredient Of Shame
Julie Andrews. Stephen Fry. Harrison Ford. It's episode where Crabb and Sales shamelessly drop names until the clanging is literally audible. They discuss notable first lines from books. Sales invites Crabb into her bedroom and closes the door. Plus you can play our Chat 10 Looks 3 bingo, where points are scored for: Sales eating on mic, an interruption, a name drop "clang", a book being thrown in the bin (before reading) and lots of schoolgirl giggling. • Mark Colvin's kidney transplant story by Leigh ...


Ep 25: Happy Birthday To Us
Crabb and Sales celebrate the one year anniversary of the Chat 10 Looks 3 podcast with booze, reviews and Julie Andrews. Brendan is replaced by a three year old. And finally, they take the time to thank their terrific and long-suffering fans and supporters. You guys are all crazy. We love you all. • The Great British Class Calculator via BBC News Magazine • Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox • Who are your real friends? by Monique Schafter via ABC 7.30 • Spool of ...

Ep 24: Pat It Into A Log: Redux
Starting on a sombre note, Crabb and Sales talk about death and dying, before switching to their regular high-spirited routine of discussing what they are literately and literally consuming. We learn Sales is not a complete monster, Crabb is still trying to pat it into a log, and Brendan can't find the setting for "remove mouth sounds caused by a walnut and blue cheese salad". • My Baby in Bed the final column of Sam de Brito • Life is Paler Without Sam de Brito's Spark by Luke McIlveen • The Year of Ma...

Ep 23: Death And Ashes Inside
In which Crabb and Sales eat baked goods cooked in a chemically-cleaned oven and discover the joys of long biographies where not much actually happens. Plus the joys returning to the wrong theatre after interval. • Lemon butter slice from the Women's Weekly Best-Ever cookbook • Dick Adams on Kitchen Cabinet with Annabel Crabb • Calendar of Cakes by the Country Women's Association of South Australia • Special Delivery by Annabel Crabb • Detainee 002: The Case of David Hicks by Leigh Sales • The Sense ...


Ep 22: The Poison Seeps Down
Do you walk out on plays? Movies? Crabb and Sales talk about the shows they couldn't sit through. Sales admits she doesn't like all musicals and Crabb admits that she likes at least one. Plus Crabb has all her suspicions confirmed that Sales is indeed a monster and won't participate in a standing ovation. • The Present by Chekhov performed by the Sydney Theatre Company • Hugo Weaving on 7.30 interviewed by Leigh Sales • Art of the Steal • The Maids by Jean Genet • Chicago the movie • Crash (1996) mov...

Ep 21: Time For A New Safe Word
There's been a leadership coup in Australia, meaning Crabb and Sales need a new safe word. Crabb has been papped with an Abbott staffer and unpacks an urban myth involving Malcolm Turnbull and a cat. Sales is mortified that the Prime Minister's Office already knows about her book recycling habits. • Battlelines by Tony Abbott • Annabel Crabb papped with Andrew Hirst via Crikey • Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull by Annabel Crabb • The night of the leadership spill on 7.30 • ...

Ep 20: Another Thing To Feel Guilty About
Crabb and Sales are very apologetic for taking so long to come up with a new episode and are delighted that in addition to fretting over the idea that maybe they're terrible mothers, colleagues, partners and friends, they can now feel guilty about disappointing listeners of the podcast. Speaking of guilt: Are you a chucker or a hoarder? Do you throw out books? Signed books? Books signed with a personal note by someone who would someday become Prime Minister? Oh dear. We have so much to talk about. • Miett...


Ep 19: The Odd Couple
In this episode, Crabb and Sales visit the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. In keeping with tradition they are interrupted not once, but twice during the course of the episode. Despite every setback, they manage to talk about sex, death, art and books. Plus it suddenly dawns on our own odd couple that they are not as alike as they seem. In fact, they're almost polar opposites. • Archibald Prize 2015 • Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) • A Bone of Fact by David Walsh • Grace and Frankie via Net...

Ep 18: Pat It Into A Log
This week, Crabb and Sales are going by nom de plumes - but who is Earl J McNabb and who is Tabitha Whispersword? Whispersword is refusing to read the new Harper Lee novel while McNabb reveals she may well have spent time behind bars if not for a noted barrister turned author. And what recipe ideas are dividing our loveable bunglers? • Priest hole • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee • Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing by Margaret Atwood • Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart • 100 Notable Book...

Ep 17: Sexy's Not My Natural Look
The women discuss fashion, with Crabb describing her look as "50s frocks" while Sales' self-confessed style is "I Can't be Arsed". They review the new Pixar film "Inside Out", admitting it didn't make them cry as much as "Bambi" or "The Littlest Hobo". And Crabb is stunned - not in a good way either - by Sales' misogynistic taste in music, revealed in a guest host stint on Double J. • Mandarin and choc-chip cornflake biscuits. Just use this recipe but beat in the zest of two mandarins when you're creaming...


Ep 16: Strobe Cream
Crabb and Sales are in Canberra getting their glam on for the Mid-Winter Ball. Even in a hotel bathroom, these bunglers still manage to crack each other (and us) up. Stay tuned for television and book recommendations. Plus: What does it take to get Crabb's hair straightened? And what does Salesy's husband Phil (aka "Brendan") think of the podcast so far? • Leigh Sales on Home Delivery with Julia Zemiro • Mad Men final series • The Americans starring Keri Russell • Keri Russell's short hair scandall • ...

Ep 15: Join In Or Bugger Off
Crabb hates showtunes and Sales hates birds, so why not spend the episode talking about both? Join them in the piano room (aka the yoga room) while they talk about the difference between popular and literary writing. Plus, Crabb and Sales read their favourite mean-spirited iTunes reviews. • Caroline O'Connor interview by Leigh Sales via 7.30 • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty • The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion • I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes • Peas and Queues: The Minefield of Modern Manners by Sand...

Ep 14: Our Reading Lives
In this live recording from the Sydney Writers' Festival, Crabb and Sales take a wander through their reading lives in sixty minutes, somehow managing to squeeze in mention of 42 books, four interviews, two television clips and two magazine articles. • Clade by James Bradley • Lucky Us by Amy Bloom • The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy • Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth by Andrew Smith • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande • Buzz Aldrin interview with Leigh Sales on 7.30 • The Goldfinch...


Ep 13: Why We Can No Longer Be Friends
Crabb and Sales record this limited-edition podcast live from the Sydney Writers' Festival. Our loveable bunglers write letters to each other, explaining why their friendship is over. Featuring passive-aggressive baking, fairy wrens and show tunes (of course). • Women of Letters founded by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire • Pulp Fiction watch scene featuring Christopher Walken • Weapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim featuring Christopher Walken • The Shawshank Redemption (spoilers) scene...

Ep 12: The Ascendancy Of The Nice People
It's budget week and everyone is under (and broadcasting in) the weather. But federal politics is quickly pushed aside once Sales announces that this week: nice guys do NOT finish last. Plus, who would you rather fly with: Tom Cruise or Val Kilmer? • Carrie Bickmore's Gold Logie Speech dedicated to her late husband Greg • Hilary Clinton interview with Hamish and Andy • Buzz Aldrin interview on 7.30 • The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe • Top Gun starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer • Spandau Ballet, but you m...

Ep 11: Why Don't We Do It In The Electrical Cupboard
Crabb and Sales desperately hunt for a quiet room to record this week's podcast and end up in a breast-feeding room. They talk about what makes a great true-crime book and the challenges of writing someone's real-life story. • Chef directed by Jon Favreau • The Trip starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon • Fame Opening Titles via YouTube • Women Having a Terrible Time at Parties in Western Art History via The Toast • Five Drops of Blood - Murder in the Cat Protection Society by Paul Wilson and Dianne Mc...


Ep 10: Shagpile
Crabb and Sales review the first episode of the final season of Mad Men and discover that Don Draper has a unique solution for removing red wine stains from carpet. • The Children Act by Ian McEwan • Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi • Mix and Bake by Belinda Jeffrey • Mr Sheen ad via YouTube...

Ep 9: Immoderate Envy
Crabb reveals her top "why didn't I think of that?" moments, and Sales tells us what she really thinks of Jeremy Clarkson. Plus things take a turn for the creepy with Richard III, Clive James, Roman Polanski and Dominic West. It's Chat 10 Looks 3, but now with added microphones! • Jean-Claude Van Damme does the splits • So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson • Airmail: Women of Letters featuring Tim Minchin, edited by Marieke Hardy • Inside the Commons a BBC documentary by Michael Cockerell • Ho...

Ep 8: Peony Fluffer
Crabb is writing a cookbook and Sales is more than happy to drop by and ruin the food styling. Have a listen. It's better than eating a raw onion. • Solar by Ian McEwan • Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan • Tony Abbott eats a second onion via ABC Online • Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi • Derek Zoolander and Anna Wintour via Rolling Stone • Thanks to Olivia King for designing our new logo • Stephen Colbert at senate committee hearing on immigrant labour • Party Tricks via TenPlay • Q and A hosted by Annabel...


Ep 7: Close Kimono
Sales has locked Crabb in a room with a piano, which can only mean one thing: show tunes! The pair celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of The Sound of Music and detour their way through rotten reviews, ironic illnesses, faux feminists and dudes in drag. Think of it as a few of their favourite things. • Lady Gaga at the 2015 Oscars • Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin • Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer from Vanity Fair • Original review of The Sound of Music from The New York Times • Everyone Hate...

Ep 6: Fifty Shades Of Giggling
Crabb and Sales don their finest trench coats and head off to see 50 Shades of Grey. Afterwards they delve into the topic of reading books you ordinarily wouldn't. It's all about man caves, aliens, vampires, Hitler and so much more. • Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer • Ascendance: Dave vs the Monsters by John Birmingham • The Young Lion by Blanche d'Alpuget • The Lion Rampant by Blanche d'Alpuget • New Yorker review of Fifty Shades of Grey by Anthony Lane • A Fraction ...

Ep 5: A Unicorn In Your Backyard
Sales and Crabb make up for missing a couple of weeks by delivering a bumper Christmas episode. They talk about everything from baking, to books to bird watching. Find out what's on their summer reading list and what DVDs not to bring home to a mother of a new baby. • The Cook's Companion by Stephanie Alexander • Rachel Allen Cookbooks • The Ketchup Conundrum by Malcolm Gladwell • Mad as Hell with Shaun Micaleff • The superb fairy-wren - which is our best guess of the visitor in the backyard • Master...


Ep 4: The Sting Enclosure On Planet Rockstar
Crabb and Sales start where they left off last week: Portuguese Tarts, but from there things take a turn to the dark side. How can one random, tragic event completely ruin your life? But it's not all bleak. Sales brings us home with Sting and show tunes. • The Art of the Tart via The Age • How to make the perfect hollandaise sauce via The Guardian • The Cook's Companion by Stephanie Alexander • L'Ami Louis review by AA Gill • The Blight of the Bumble Bee • Knife Fight with Lee-Lin Chin • The Year of...

Ep 3: Eighty-eight Point Turn
Crabb and Sales take to the road in search of Portuguese tarts and along the way talk about the best books, documentaries and TV shows based around "insider" accounts. • Top of the Morning by Brian Stelter • Brekky Central by Adam Boland • The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco by Julie Salamon • The Staircase • Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss • The Selling of the President by Joe McGinniss • The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm • What it Takes: The Way to the White House by...

Ep 2: Imagine The Bananas
In this episode, Crabb and Sales talk about Broadway disasters, wicked wordplay and kitchen fires. They put the smackdown on their internet trolls, Sales talks with a mouthful of cake and Crabb refuses to relinquish the microphone. And how exactly does one jelly one's own breast milk? • Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi • Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James • The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller • Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens • Clive: The Story of Clive Palmer by...


Ep 1: Nobody Mentions Nabokov
In this episode, Crabb and Sales talk about their idols and what it's like to make a fool of yourself when you meet them. Plus, they reveal their secret shameful foods. Tinned smoked oysters, ambrosia salad or perhaps just a bucket of deep-fried chicken? • A Chorus Line • Lyrics to Chat 10 Looks 3 by Crabb and Sales • Mary Jo Fisher • Yotam Ottolenghi • Helen Garner • The House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial by Helen Garner • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov • The Child in Time by Ian McEwan • Th...