A homemade podcast
about reading, writing
and friendship.

With Johannes Jakob
and Madeleine Crofts.

JOMAD 13: Literary Broth

April 22nd, 2012

With Liticism’s Bethanie Blanchard! We copy Ira Glass and apologise for some stuff, talk about Bret Easton Ellis from a distance, novelty license plates, optical illusion dogs, our bullying legacy, the Miles Franklin longlist, feverish Will Smith raps, Charlotte Wood’s Animal People, Karin Altenberg, historical research, Etgar Keret, Romy Ash, accidental documentation, Game of Thrones, Chris Ware, Nicki Greenberg, not reading for a job, male senior critics and how huggable Stephen Fry is.

JOMAD 12: Buff Point, Weep Hard

March 11th, 2012

We’re joined by Voiceworks poetry editor, Daniel Hogan. We get really, really specific about the sexually aggressive geography of the Central Coast. We also talk about watermelon fights, Terry Pratchett, Agatha Christie’s degenerating vocabulary, Chris Flynn’s Tiger in Eden, Google ebook privacy, the serial pest, guarding against demons, China Mieville’s The City & The City, mean neighbours, kind neighbours, and neighbours that steal lemons and underwear.

JOMAD 11: Internet Porthole

February 19th, 2012

We chat with Zoe/Zora Sanders, deputy editor of Meanjin. We discuss becoming one with Kanye West, zooming in on horses, Meanjin history, Tom Cho, Whitney’s spirit animal was a huntsman spider, Aaron Ramsey the celebrity killer, ranked Valentine’s cards, Skyrim widows, sandwich recipes, landing a plane on the Autobahn, Triple Town, Steph Bowe, Cath Crowley, fantasy baseball, Barry Hannah, David Grann, bizzaro Indiana Jones, Cake Off hype, Tim Schafer and let’s make out!

JOMAD 10: Classic Paradise Toughness

February 7th, 2012

Omar comin’ y’all! We kick it with the director of the Wheeler Centre, Michael Williams. We discuss adding a second room to the podcast house, intimidating footwear, ebook schemes, an overdue library books amnesty, lame namedrops, Chad Harbach, Friday Night Lights, netball pathos, laminated house rules, the Wheeler Centre ball pit, riding the power trip, a streak of not vomiting, Elizabeth Jolley, Marjane Satrapi, how we don’t know anything about My Drunk Kitchen and what have you heard about Costco?

JOMAD 9: Doing Australian Women

January 29th, 2012

Starring the totally excellent Lefa Singleton Norton! We chat about the 99% at Express Media, rhyming comedy reviews, chicken periods, celebrity baby names, boarding schools, Ghost Girl, Star Girl, Girl Girl, loving JGL, voice in creative nonfiction and radio documentaries, Ira Glass talking out of his face, I gooded your post on Goodreads, Fune Home, medals for librarians, sock puppet anarchists, a rainbow-themed birthday party and old school basketball.

JOMAD 8: Show Don’t Estelle

November 28th, 2011

We talk to Estelle Tang about high school magazines, Cake Off, severely embellished luxury cruise nonfiction, angry aardvarks alliterating, Jeffrey Eugenides’ face next to a ruler, fat on books, melancholy Mel and Kochie, pantening, Jennifer Egan, everything is related to David Foster Wallace, detailed discussion of Balthazar Getty’s accent, compufuckers, fantasy writers: don’t die, Lenny Kravitz dressed as a cow, a cease and desist from NPR, The Moat, Alan Davies and is everyone hanging out without us?

JOMAD 7: French for Synchrotron

November 18th, 2011

JOMAD I heard you like science textbooks? We talk with Perth’s Phill English about fertility twitter bots, Jad Abumrad’s debt to us, Cosmos magazine, breaking physics, Thai cocktail science, Phill getting poisoned by his chemistry PhD, Albury-Wodongan funding grifters, bleeding nipples, William Gibson: three and a half stars, Zadie Smith’s autograph-based drama, a literary ending for flying wombats, ‘I like a good photo’, Train’s hit single ‘Storm Clouds on Jupiter’ and Apple’s hot new product, the iHYLB.

JOMAD 6: The History Girls

October 25th, 2011

Number one Bhakthi Puvanenthiran fancast! We talk about a stranger telling us our podcast is funny, Jojo definitely not getting the Adbusters job, Turkish food eating skills, The Underage catering, JODAD, generalising about young people, the healing powers of a Mexicana burger, not knowing everything about your parents’ lives, lost phones, what’s making us happy and how an emotionless literature robot has no non-gross outcomes.

JOMAD 5: Professional Audience Member

October 20th, 2011

Live and local from the National Young Writers Festival in Newcastle, with Alexandra Neill. Topics! The verisimilitude of getting interrupted by Ben Jenkins, writing for comedy shows, P McD ruining jokes, Maddie’s long awaited Tyra Banks verdict, relating to Tina Fey, book inscriptions, Jojo wishes he liked ebooks more, the glory of being right and how everyone loves sexy people.

JOMAD 4: Comics are from Mars, Women are from Comics

September 18th, 2011

Joining us this episode is Ronnie Scott, editor of The Lifted Brow. We talk about how he’s going to be a doctor of comics, sex amnesia, accidentally hacking our own websites, the Brow’s change of format, jumping through an apple, radical writing, behavioural influences,­ and teaching creative writing by capping your enemies in the street.