Eli Erez, my high school drama teacher & the director of countless productions i was in, gave me the chutzpah necessary to pursue my artistic passion. A big through line of this podcast has been "that teacher that put an arm around my shoulder, and made it safe for me to follow my creative impulses". So today, 15 years since I last stepped into a drama class room, I go to the source - as Eli steps into the chat cave, and I find out what it's like to inspire young minds.
From Sideliners to Who's Line is it Anyway, Whovians, Bounce, and the controversy around the Liverpool vs Sydney FC match, Tegan Higginbotham returns to the chat cave to catch up on the last 3 years. Naturally, it gets silly.
The life of a model isn't just about looking good on camera. They train their bodies like elite athelets, and make big sacrficies to keep their careers in flow. But the mental anxiety and strain placed on these young women is too often overlooked. Grace Quealy got close to the pinnacle in NYC - Victoria's Secret - before coming back to Australia to make a shift in her career. In this very honest appraisal, she reflects on her years in the modelling industry, and the road to becoming an actor slash model.
Supergirly created a storm in the United Kingdom for Lulu McClatchey, going from a small venue performer, to Madonna & Elton Johns' parties, seemingly overnight. Her story takes us from Ringwood to London, and back again, as she jumps in the chat cave for the first new ramble of 2018.
Recovery. Just what everyone needs on New Years Day. Following on from my replay of episode 2 with Michala Banas from last week, I've decided to dedicate this week to 5 episodes from the first 18 months of Coming Up Next, starting with the former host of ABC's Recovery, Dylan Lewis.