Listen to the Season Two Premiere of our Podcast Here

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...

Spike Fuck on the Absurdness of Self Obsession and the Importance of Radical Empathy

Premiering her new video for ‘Junkie Logic’, Melbourne based musician Spike Fuck talks us through the story behind the track; from heroin addiction, to calling us all out on our own self obsession, and transforming her bleak surroundings into a naively romanticised dramatisation of her own life. Read the personal essay and check out the...

The Queen Herself

Hungarian photographer Hanna Rédling enters the world of an unknown queen of kitsch… I’ve been saving hotels from the internet for years now, this is how I discovered ‘Koningin van Pieterburen’, during the time I was living in Amsterdam. Pieterburen is a tiny village with around 400 inhabitants, located up towards the North of the...

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...

Images That Urge You to Embrace Your Inner Child

Celebrating the joy of creating without purpose. “I guess the point of the garments was collaboration for collaborations sake, and pulling worlds together from long distances, and about plunging into action and not being fussed about ‘where are you going?’.” — Jender Anomie Rachel Hodgson, who created these images, is also on episode five of...

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....

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...

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...

Listen to the first episode of our podcast!

We’re taking our first steps into the world of audio communication with our very own podcast series – hear the first offering right here. Bridging the gap between our online platform and the biannual print zine, we’re super excited to be exploring the world of podcasts with an eight part series getting under the skin...