We Dish Out Dating Advice for Fat People and Chat to Travis Alabanza in Podcast Episode Six

For episode six of The Polyester Podcast, we welcome back photographer Chloe Sheppard to guest host with Polyester editor in chief Ione Gamble.   We’re also joined by Honey Ross and Talia Darling, who will discussing with us the unique challenges of dating as a fat person. Honey and Talia will be answering your questions on dating as a fat femme, asked by...

We Celebrate Sad Girls on Episode Five of the Podcast

It’s the sad girl episode! Guest hosted by beloved Polyester contributor and writer Lauren O’Neill. We’re super excited to be talking to Melissa Broder, the writer behind Twitter account So Sad Today, about her novel The Pisces.  Melissa and Lauren discuss how to navigate the void of our existence, the enmeshing of intimate relationships with...

What a Sugar Addiction Taught Cosmic Strip About Creative Drive

In this personal essay, Cosmic Strip frontwoman Camella Agabalyan talks us through the process of putting together an unreleased music video, and what the experience of creating the band’s song Sugar Rush taught her about addiction, mental health, and creativity. I originally wrote Sugar Rush when I was ill and had to cut out sugar from my...

In Podcast Episode Four we Deep Dive on Queerness, The Golden Era of Hollywood Actresses, Quarter Life Crisis’ and Abusive Relationships

Listen here! We’re back to our normal format, and this episode sees multi-medium artist Misha MN (@mx_misha) talk us through the intrinsic link between queer culture, the Golden Era of Hollywood, and what it’s most iconic stars can teach us today as part of our obsessions series.  Expect to learn about how Hollywood censorship laws...

The Polyester Podcast Transcripts Are Here!

Read all our podcast episodes in full, right here. As you’ve hopefully heard by now, we’ve started a podcast. With new episodes dropping every two weeks, we’re half way through the first season and have covered everything from contraception to skincare and featured some of our favourite artists such as Polly Nor and Rene Matic....

Listen to our Special Podcast Episode with Rose McGowan

We’re back, and chatting to activist, artist and actress Rose McGowan for this instalment of The Polyester Podcast. This week we’ll be interrupting our normal scheduling to bring you a one-parter with activist, actress, and artist Rose McGowan. Whether you know her from Charmed, her work across the teen genre in the ’90s, or her...

Our Third Podcast Episode Explores Skincare, Stress, and Fan Girl Culture

Episode three is here! In this instalment of The Polyester Podcast, visual artist Chloe Sheppard jumps in as guest host to talk us through everything she loves about fandom and fangirls for our ‘obsessions’ series. From following around musicians on tour to becoming a touring photographer herself, we learn how being a fan has informed...

Why has a company in Japan released a ranking of “University students with easy-access girls”?

Celebrating the centenary of when women won the right to vote, 2018 proved to be positive in many ways regarding the status of women and equal rights.  However, as you might expect, it also revealed the need to continue the campaign as well.  There is a global element to feminism today, which couldn’t have been...

Erratic and Enigmatic

Never before released official biography and intimate drawings depicting sneak peek into the life of Glasgow’s most fabulous performer  Liv Fontaine hatched from a large and ornate Faberge egg somewhere int he later part of the 21st Century. The mysterious artist (who some call an enigma) describes her unusual birth as her first memory and...

The Second Podcast Episode is Here: Featuring Polly Nor and sex expert Ruby Rare

The illustrator and issue eight cover girl talks us through her vintage matchbox collection, while Ruby dispels all the myths surrounding our contraceptive choices If you somehow missed our first episode (catch up here if so); we’ve started a podcast series! Released every two weeks on a Monday, we’ll be exploring what makes our favourite...

A tale of non-monogamous relationship’s

I was Queer in the Past, Am I Queer in the Future? At this point, most millennials know of someone or another who is in an “open” relationship. Non-monogamous compacts sound utopic but they are not without their sandstorms. These relationships consist of two or more people in agreement that their dynamic has the capacity...

Ghosting – is this just real life, or should it be fantasy?

Boo it’s a ghost, and not even a cute Casper-like cartoon ghost we know and love, I’m talking about the ghosts in your closet. And tbh, however much we wish they would stay there, this closet doesn’t have a lock, and anyway – ghosts can walk through walls remember? They can’t be trapped away by...