Episode 11: Ritual

Get your FREE Pillow Talking zine from Sticky Institute, or send away for one from anywhere in the world at Small Zine Volcano. References Esther Perel is an author, therapist, and speaker, and probably has the highest-regarded podcast about couples: Where should we begin? It’s also totally addicting. The Making of Love by Steve and …

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Episode 6: Red

References and resources There’s a lot of information out there on how colours enter the world’s languages, but I really ejoyed this vid: Why The Ancient Greeks Couldn’t See Blue. Offred is the protagonist in The Handmaid’s Tale. “Betty and Veronica” refers to Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, the two girls that have kept Archie …

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Episode 4: Reading in bed

References and resources Dylan Thomas at Poetry Foundation Recent paper on romance fiction from The Journal of Popular Culture – Genre Worlds and Popular Fiction: The Case of Twenty‐First‐Century Australian Romance The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer How to Be Good by Nick Hornby This episode’s stories I Really Was a Wanker by Thylan Domas …

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Episode 3: Kissy boys

References I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real “Those aren’t pillows!” from Trains, Planes, and Automobiles This episode’s stories Comfortably Numb by Anonymous A Little Vulnerability and Looking Into Each Other’s Souls by Sam Those Aren’t Pillows by Matty He Saved My Life by Peter …

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Episode 2: That’s not what I was expecting

References and resources Looking for the unexpected by Erik Pevernagie If you have experienced early pregnancy loss: SANDS (Australia) The Pink Elephants Support Network (Australia) The Miscarriage Association (UK) Tommy’s (US) If you are experiencing intimate partner violence: White Ribbon Australia (Australia) National Domestic Abuse Helpline (UK) National Domestic Violence Hotline (US) This episode’s stories …

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