The Polyester Podcast
Our Fifth Birthday Zines & Camille Mariet on Building a Fantasy

Our Fifth Birthday Zines & Camille Mariet on Building a Fantasy

November 11, 2019

It's the season finale! And to wrap up season two Olivia is putting Ione in the hot seat as this weeks ask an expert to find out all about the four new Polyester zine's released to mark our fifth birthday. 

Discussing everything from five years of self publishing, to our decision to release four limited edition zines, to exploring beauty standards, masculinity, and reproductive justice, and why she's pulled back from a traditional publishing schedule. Ione will talking through each of the releases and reflecting on the last half a decade as an independent publication.

For our last obsessions section, we're talking to photographer Camille Mariet on her fascination with building other worlds and escaping into a fantasy of her own making. Chatting about how she uses the Uncanny Valley theory to represent the feminine experience, and how building our own worlds can be catharsis from our own sometimes grim realities. Camille talks us through her artistic process helps the L.A. based artist escape existential dread.

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham. Thank you to our assistant Jemima Skala. This weeks artwork has been created by episode guest Camille Mariet. Season two of The Polyester podcast is supported by Depop. If you're interested in supporting season three, drop us an email at hello@polyesterzine.com.

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Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

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The Witchcraft Episode with Anna Bogutskaya (The Final Girls) & Clio Peppiatt

The Witchcraft Episode with Anna Bogutskaya (The Final Girls) & Clio Peppiatt

October 21, 2019

Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble! Hexes at the ready because to celebrate the season of the witch we're deep diving on witchcraft's place in modern femininity. 

First up for ask an expert, we're talking to Anna Bogutskaya - one half of London based The Final Girls, a film collective exploring the intersections of horror and feminism. Anna tells us all about her enduring love for the witch as a rare figure of feminine power and why our modern obsession with witchcraft and the occult runs so deep. We'll also be chatting to Anna about the witch in pop culture; how she's progressed, how she represents female sexuality, and how the witch in film and TV has shaped girl culture.

In obsessions, we're thrilled to have one of our favourite designers, Clio Peppiatt, on this episode to talk us through the enduring influence of witchcraft on her eponymous label. Telling us how she grew up reading tarot and why the witch is such an important cultural figure to her label; we'll find out how Clio's built her own coven of creative collaborators and how she ensures she represents witchcraft respectfully in her work.

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham. Thank you to our assistant Jemima Skala. This weeks artwork has been created by episode guest Clio Peppiatt. The Polyester podcast is supported by Depop, with new episodes released every other week.

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Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

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The Sex and Self Worth Episode with Charlie Craggs and Jordyn McGeachin

The Sex and Self Worth Episode with Charlie Craggs and Jordyn McGeachin

October 7, 2019

It's the Sex and Self Worth Episode; and for this instalment of The Polyester Podcast we're taking a deep dive into the world of dating, relationships, sex, and loving yourself.

For ask an expert, we're talking to trans-activist Charlie Craggs; who will be dishing out all her best boy advice. From dating while transitioning, to how she's learnt to treat men differently after being socialised as one growing up — Charlie will tell us how to find your own self worth even when it feels impossible to like yourself. 

In this weeks obsession section, we speak to the wonderful Melbourne based artist Jordyn McGeachin.  After building a cult following on Instagram for her honest artistic interpretations of the realities of dating; we fell in love with Jordyn's work for dousing the grim reality of dating apps in a saccharine sweet aesthetic, representing non skinny women as gorgeous and their surroundings decadent and romantic.

Jordyn chats with us about the loneliness of intimacy, the lack of hyper-romance in our modern world, why our bedrooms are sacred spaces, and much more.

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham. Thank you to our assistant Jemima Skala. This weeks artwork has been created by episode guest Jordyn McGeachin. The Polyester podcast is supported by Depop, with new episodes released every other week.

Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

To keep up with Polyester zine, head to: polyesterzine.com, or @polyesterzine on all socials. 

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Natalie Wynn of ContraPoints on Aesthetics & Youtube, and Bridget Meyne on Real Life Magazines

Natalie Wynn of ContraPoints on Aesthetics & Youtube, and Bridget Meyne on Real Life Magazines

September 22, 2019

For this instalment of the podcast, we're joined by two absolute icons. First up, for ask an expert, guest host Jender Anomie is chatting to Youtuber Natalie Wynn, who's channel ContraPoints straddles philosophical and socio-political discourse with killer, high femme glamour and a sharp eye for an amazing lqqk. 

 

Natalie and Jender discuss building a platform on Youtube, trying to combat far-right thought and entice those who don't share her views to engage with ContraPoints content, the place of new-age media and memes in our political landscape, and much more. Natalie also deep dives on the aesthetic choices she makes in terms of her videos; and why being visually appealing, entertaining, informative and academic are not mutually exclusive entities.

 

For our obsessions section, we talk to comic artist and illustrator Bridget Meyne; who did the redesign for season two of the podcast. Bridget will be telling us all about her deep love for real life trashy magazines. Think Take a Break, Pick Me Up, etc. Speaking to Polyester editor in chief Ione Gamble about why we shouldn't belittle those that appear in these weekly titles, as well as how she finds solace in divulging in other peoples messy lives; we hope our conversation with Bridget leaves you thinking about the way in which we all consume our media. 

 

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham. Thank you to our assistant Jemima Skala. This weeks artwork has been created by episode guest Bridget Meyne. The Polyester podcast is supported by Depop, with new episodes released every other week.

Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

To keep up with Polyester zine, head to: polyesterzine.com, or @polyesterzine on all socials. 

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LIVE: How to be a Positive Force For Creative Change

LIVE: How to be a Positive Force For Creative Change

September 8, 2019

It's our live episode! For this instalment of the podcast, we're transmitting live from the Ace Hotel in London. In a special extended ask an expert section, Polyester editor in chief Ione Gamble will be picking the brains of three young femme creatives on how to be a positive force for creative change.

 

Featuring creative and model Sophia Tassew, photographer / Depop seller and general superstar Jender Anomie, and photographer / art director Alia Romagnoli. The trio tell our host about facing adversity in the creative industries, how they began in their careers, how to create meaningful work, and much more.

We'll also be discussing if the fashion industry is beyond repair, why there is no time limit on your creativity, ambition, or worth, and how to stay motivated when pursuing your dream gets too much. 

 

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham. Thank you to our assistant Jemima Skala. This weeks artwork has been created by episode guest Liv Thurley. The Polyester podcast is supported by Depop, with new episodes released every other week.

 

Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

 

To keep up with Polyester zine, head to: polyesterzine.com, or @polyesterzine on all socials. 

 

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Tavi Gevinson on the URL World, and Esme Blegvad on the Titanic

Tavi Gevinson on the URL World, and Esme Blegvad on the Titanic

August 26, 2019

This episode, we're really excited to be joined by two amazing guests who have both featured in or contributed to the zine; writer, actor and Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson, and artist Esme Blegvad.

For our ask an expert section, we're talking to previous Polyester cover girl Tavi Gevinson about all things concerning the state of the internet. After closing Rookie, the platform for teenage girls, last year — Tavi discusses how the URL world has changed; from personal brands, to finding yourself in online communities, what makes her hopeful, and much more.

In this episodes obsession section, we're joined by artist Esme Blegvad; who will be revealing her life long obsession with the film Titanic. Talking us through owning the soundtrack before seeing the film, the film itself igniting her pre-teen burgeoning love of Leonardo DiCaprio, forcing everyone she knows to watch it and knowing the script off by heart in multiple languages.

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham. Thank you to our assistant Jemima Skala. This weeks artwork has been created by episode guest Esme Blegvad. The Polyester podcast is supported by Depop, with new episodes released every other week.

Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

To keep up with Polyester zine, head to: polyesterzine.com, or @polyesterzine on all socials. 

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The (Chronic) Illness Episode With Panteha Abareshi & Sick Sad Girlz

The (Chronic) Illness Episode With Panteha Abareshi & Sick Sad Girlz

August 12, 2019

In a special themed episode of the podcast, we're discussing all things (chronic) illness related. Whether you deal with a chronic illness, disability, mental illness, or know someone who does; we'll be diving in to diagnosis, how to feel less alone, dealing with the hospital, finding a community, and much more.

Kicking off with ask an expert, we're speaking to Sick Sad Girlz, the Instagram account and online community helping those dealing with health conditions of any kind find their people and support. Asking their loyal followers to tell them where it hurts, in this chat we get to know Sick Sad Girlz founder Rosa Mercuriadis to find out why she started the account, and why building a community based on mutual understanding and shared experience is so vital for those dealing with health conditions. Rosa and Ione are joined by Sick Sad Girlz member and musician Kenzie,  and in this chat the trio tackle everything from wellness, to isolation, and what not to say to the Sick Sad Girlz in your life.

For this weeks Obsession series, Ione is talking to long-term Polyester contributor, 19 year old L.A based artist Panteha Abareshi, about their obsession with death; in particular in relation to their disability and chronic health issues. Diagnosed with Sickle Cell at a young age, Panteha creates art across a variety of mediums that tackles societies inability to talk seriously about illness, death, infertility and much more.

To accompany this episode, Panteha has donated a one-off print of her latest work, 'No Keepsakes', with all funds raised towards the sale being donated to The Disability Rights Education and Defence Fund. Click here to have a look, or search 'polyesterzine' in the Depop app and follow our shop! Every episode we'll be uploading special and exclusive items from our guests to raise money for charity. 

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham. Thank you to our assistant Jemima Skala. This weeks artwork has been created by episode guest Brie Moreno. The Polyester podcast is supported by Depop, with new episodes released every other week.

Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

To keep up with Polyester zine, head to: polyesterzine.com, or @polyesterzine on all socials. 

The Polyester Podcast is supported by Depop.

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Fighting Imposter Syndrome With Celia Edell & Brie Moreno Teaches us to Thrift

Fighting Imposter Syndrome With Celia Edell & Brie Moreno Teaches us to Thrift

July 28, 2019

WE'RE BACK! And thrilled to be launching season two of The Polyester Podcast with our new producer and co-host Olivia Graham. We're sticking to the same format as season one, and are super excited to welcome two long term Polyester contributors on as our guests this week.

Kicking off with ask an expert, we speak to philosophy PhD candidate and self proclaimed 'lazy feminist vlogger' Celia Edell on how to combat imposter syndrome. From the constant dread that you aren't good enough, to dealing with entering a male-dominated environment such as academia, and dispelling the genius myth; Celia will disclose all she has learned in her years of experience in fighting off the dreaded feeling that you don't belong.

For the first of this seasons obsessions series, we're talking to illustrator and multi-disciplinary artist Brie Moreno — who will be telling us all about her long love affair with thrifting. We chat with Brie about using proxies to bypass location barriers and shop the best pre-loved designer items that Japanese auction sites have to offer, using her second hand finds as mood boards for her artistic practice and finding love in shopping sustainably. 

As well as illustration, Brie has recently cultivated a love of jewellery making. And in partnership with Depop, we've created our very own Polyester Depop shop to offer our listeners the chance to own one of Brie's hand cast, resin rings. One of a kind, all proceeds from the sale being donated to RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), the charity of Brie's choice.

Click here to have a look, or search 'polyesterzine' in the Depop app and follow our shop! Every episode we'll be uploading special and exclusive items from our guests to raise money for charity. 

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-hosted and produced by Olivia Graham. Thank you to our assistant Jemima Skala. This weeks artwork has been created by episode guest Brie Moreno. The Polyester podcast is supported by Depop, with new episodes released every other week.

Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

To keep up with Polyester zine, head to: polyesterzine.com, or @polyesterzine on all socials. 

 #ThePolyesterPodcast

Joey Yu on Love & How to Start a Fashion Brand with Hanger

Joey Yu on Love & How to Start a Fashion Brand with Hanger

May 20, 2019

For the season one finale, we're thrilled to be joined by guest host Jender Anomie to see out our final episode. In this instalment, we'll be chatting to illustrative artist Joey Yu about her obsession with love and other peoples relationships. For our ask an expert section, journalist Charlotte Gush chats to HANGER founder Claire Yurika Davis about the ins and outs of starting your own fashion label.

 

From initial funding, to entering talent competitions, and sourcing factories or putting together a fashion presentation, Claire fills us in on everything you need to know when entering the world of fashion design. With her latex and woven label, HANGER, being a brand that prides itself on being as sustainable as possible; Claire will also be telling us how to overcome the pitfalls of the industry and create a business that is as eco-friendly as possible for a young designer. 

 

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-produced by Alice Go (@alice.go) and George Townsend Teague  @georgettte_. Our episode artwork this week is by Joey Yu, who you can follow here.

 

The Polyester podcast season one is supported by Melissa Shoes. We're now searching for a season two partnership to be able to continue our independent, femme lead podcasting. If you're interested please get in touch at hello@polyesterzine.com.

 

Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

 

To keep up with Polyester zine, head to: polyesterzine.com, or @polyesterzine on all socials.

 

#ThePolyesterPodcast

 

We would love to hear your feedback, please do leave a review, subscribe, or let us know what you think at podcast@polyesterzine.com

 

You can catch up with Melissa, our series partner, at @melissaofficial; and tag your looks #MELISSASQUAD so we can see!

How to Write Your First Book, and Outsider Syndrome With Parker Day

How to Write Your First Book, and Outsider Syndrome With Parker Day

May 13, 2019

It's the penultimate episode of the season! for our seventh instalment we're thrilled to be joined by writers Hannah Ewens and Zing Tsjeng to unpick the world of publishing and tell us how to write your first book.

 

Both having recently published their first books; Hannah and Zing cover how to get a literary agent, juggling workloads alongside a full time job, sexism in the publishing industry, how to stay focused, and everything you need to know before putting pen to paper.

 

We're also catching up with photographer and Polyester contributor Parker Day to talk all things outsider syndrome for our obsessions series. Building a career based on championing societies outsiders; Parker will be telling us where her obsession with weirdos first began, and how her portraits of these characters have fed into fostering a sense of community and empathy in an increasingly hostile world.

 

You can follow Zing here, and Hannah here. You can also order Zing's Forgotten Women book series here, and pre-order Hannah's first book here.

 

The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), and co-produced by Alice Go (@alice.go) and George Townsend Teague  @georgettte_. Our episode artwork this week is by Parker Day, who you can follow here.

 

The Polyester podcast is supported by Melissa Shoes, with new episodes released every other week.

 

Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste!

 

To keep up with Polyester zine, head to: polyesterzine.com, or @polyesterzine on all socials.

 

#ThePolyesterPodcast

 

We would love to hear your feedback, please do leave a review, subscribe, or let us know what you think at podcast@polyesterzine.com

 

You can catch up with Melissa, our series partner, at @melissaofficial; and tag your looks #MELISSASQUAD so we can see!