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Episode 14 – Journal

Mar 12, 2022 | Season 1

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The Cat grapples with life’s big questions in a super extended go-go mix episode with special guest the sensational Sean Williams, bestselling author of many books and stories, composer and musician (as theadelaidean), all-round Renaissance man, and entertaining meal companion. While Aaron thwacks mandarines at passing trains, Kaaron takes a trip back to the Bishop’s widow’s snowglobe, and Joseph spies on his neighbours to see what they covet. Sean stresses (a bit too earnestly) that he is not a peeping Tom. Divers issues of character are discussed, as is empathy, hoarding, and ‘outside thinking’. Also synchronicity; writing to understand yourself and the world; the hope of life and the acceptance of death. Sean proposes dioramas and a one-second theatre troupe, and gives Joseph a reason not to burn his journals. Aaron puts the theme song to The Neverending Story in everyone’s heads – and now it’s in yours too!

Some of the so-called ‘random shit’ from this week’s episode includes:

  • Sean’s story Among The Beautiful Living Dead, available in his collection Magic Dirt
  • Sean’s story Team Sharon, available in the same collection.
  • David Cronenberg’s The Brood.
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s poem ‘People’.