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Having A Moment

Having A Moment

By Shawty and Tals
A podcast by two brown babes from Melbourne, Australia, in which we discuss literature, life, love and anything and everything in between!
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Having A Moment S2 E5: Disney? Dis you!
In which we discuss far off places, daring sword fights, a prince in disguise! Listen as Tals and Shawty complete a 30 day Disney challenge in the span of a single hour, discussing their favourite things, along with some of their least favourite Disney moments!
June 21, 2020
Having A Moment S2 E4: Fanfare for Fanfic!
In which we swoon over the Dramione pairing from Harry Potter Fanfics! We want to expand our understanding of reading, and what better way to do so than with some good ol' pulp fiction? Fanfics mentioned: Amateur Cartography: Dépaysement: Apple Pie and Other Amends: Other things mentioned: They Both Die In The End: Beastars: available on Netflix
May 31, 2020
Having A Moment S2 E3: Mischief Managed!
In which we complete a 30 day Harry Potter challenge in less than an hour. Our beautiful collaborators:  Tynisha at Luna Supplies: @luna_supplies GÜJA: @oneguja Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Wizarding World: Daniel Radcliffe reading Chapter 1: Noma Dumezweni reading Chapter 2: 
May 17, 2020
Having A Moment S2 E2: Conversations with Friends
In which we discuss Sally Rooney's debut novel "Conversations with Friends." Listen along as Tals and Shawty discuss their wildly different opinions of the novel and what they took away from it! We also reveal next month's read, which takes an unusual twist. Link:
May 3, 2020
Having A Moment S2 E1: Reading
In which we discuss what "reading" means to each of us, and unpack the kinds of readers we are. We also try to deal with a massive lag in Tals' audio - but it's iso-life folks! We work with what we have! Takeaway Message: Everyone can read, and your opinion is valid. Just As Long As Your Eyes Are Blue - Banjo Patterson: Sing To It - Amy Hempel:
April 26, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E12: "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous"
In which we discuss our book club choice for this month; Ocean Vuong's "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous." Book Depository Link: 
April 5, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E11: The Games Show
In which Shawty and Tals let their hair down and play Song Association and Would You Rather? Follow on instagram @havingamomentpodcast
March 28, 2020
Having A Moment S1: Cooking with Tals (Cute Bonus!)
In which Tals takes us on a wholesome little journey as she cooks a Dahl inspired by the incomparable Tan France. In amongst the spices and scents she talks books, tv shows and puppies as she potters around the kitchen hoping to bring a little peace to people. 
March 24, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E10: Lateral Violence
In which we dive into how truly terrifying society is. Links mentioned:  The Take: Emilija's Instagram: la_petite_costumiere
March 22, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E9: Burnout
In which we discuss the prevalence of burnout and why fixing it should be one of our priorities.  Articles referenced in this episode: Lifeline: 13 11 14
March 7, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E8: Stardust in our eyes!
In which Alice joins us for our first ever book club episode! Novel: "Stardust" by Neil Gaiman
February 29, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E7: Shaw(ty) and tell!
In which Tals asks some empowering questions that force Shawty to be vulnerable in a (semi-)public sphere. Tals' link to Thought Provoking Questions:
February 22, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E6: Show and Tals!
In which we get to know our resident Aquarius mermaid goddess Tals! Reflex The Game: Instagram: @flex.mami The School of Life - 100 Questions (Original Edition/Conversations Starters):
February 15, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E5: Toxic Positivity
In which we discuss our first weeks back at school and how positivity has a dark side that can keep us silenced and in shame. Whitney Hawkins Goodman: @sitwithit Links to articles referenced on Toxic Positivity:
February 9, 2020
Having a Moment S1 E4: No problems? No, problems!
In which Shawty discusses her "No Buy Year" as a shopaholic and Tals treats us to some tips and tricks about how to maintain one's wellbeing in the office! Link to website for Tals' PD here: 
February 2, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E3: Big Ideas and Bad Decisions
In which we talk about some of our big ideas that we have been developing over the last year and want to take with us into 2020. Join us for a fun twist on an old classic at the end.
January 25, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E2: 2019 Favourites
In which we look back on our favourite (and not so favourite) things of 2019, including books, bars and bangers! Show notes: Tals: Books I Loved: The 'Winternight Trilogy' - Katherine Arden 'Homegoing' - Yaa Gyasi 'East of Croydon' -  Sue Perkins A Book I Hated: 'The Secret River' - Kate Grenville What I'm Currently Reading: 'Girl, Woman, Other' - Bernadine Evaristo Songs: 'God Help the Outcasts' - Heidi Mollenhauer 'Water Me' - Lizzo 'All the Pretty Girls' - Kaleo Album: 'Tell Me Why' - Archie Roach Podcast: All Aussie Mystery Hour – Melissa Mason & Josie Rozenberg-Clarke - Pedestrian TV Restaurant: Gemma’s – Elgin Street, Carlton Bar: Carlton Yacht Club - Lygon Street, Carlton Meal to cook for myself:   Pappa al Pomodoro Someone I'm Stanning: Elliana Allon – Birth Photographer - @elliana_allon Ericka Hart – Sex educator, writer, model, all round awesome human being - @ihartericka Shawty: Books I Loved: Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi Old Boy (Manga Series - 19 books) Mouthful of Birds - Samanta Schweblin A Book I Hated: The People in the Trees - Hanya Yanagihara What I'm Currently Reading: Damascus - Christos Tsiolkas Songs: Fancy -Twice Motivation - Normani A Whole New World - Lea Salonga & Brad Kane Album: Feel Special - Twice ('Rainbow' is my favourite song on the album!) Podcast: Philosophize This - Stephen West Restaurant: Hankki - Kooyong Road, Carnegie Bar: Cafe Carpenter - Waverley Road, Chadstone Meal to cook for myself: Short grain rice, kimchi and seaweed Someone I'm Stanning: Lizzo - Singer, Dancer, Outstanding Performer, All round Goddess @lizzobeeating
January 12, 2020
Having A Moment S1 E1: A new decade!
In which we introduce ourselves,  discuss self-growth, dating and small talk, and the dynamic duo of Parris Goebel and Rihanna! Welcome to Having A Moment with Shawty and Tals!
January 6, 2020