Bring A Plate
Summary: Peter Taggart and Rebecca Shaw yell stories and opinions.
In Episode Thirty Five, Peter and Bec are joined by writer Brodie Lancaster to discuss all things reality TV. They share their earliest obsessions with reality television and their Big Brother memories, before launching into a recap of Channel 7’s Big Brother reboot. Then it’s onto three shows they’ve binged in lockdown: Real Housewives of New York, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Selling Sunset. Plus: hosting exchange students, guarding statues and a hotly-contested but poorly-planned game of Housebound Housewives.
In Episode Thirty Four, Peter and Bec watch the 2001 Farrelly Brothers comedy ‘Shallow Hal’ – the post-9/11 film which healed the world! Gorge yourself on this positively body-positive romantic romp, which proves it’s what’s on the inside that counts and women are desperate. Who hated it? Who had a cack and cried? Who is Tony Robbins and is he a genie? Plus: Bec’s special Easter gift, Martha Stewart’s drunk Instagram comments, toe and tail talk and a dazzling new impression debuts!
In Episode Thirty Three, Peter and Bec are forced to record their podcast to delight and entertain the masses through the period of global quarantine and self-isolation. How are they coping? What are they watching? Who misses the human touch and whose life has been largely unaffected by the lockdown? Grab your sack of dried pulses, your bag of plain flour and your pack of Quilton and settle in for an hour of grim anecdotes, contrarian takes and sub-par impressions. And remember: nothing matters.
In Episode Thirty Two, following the extensive letter-writing campaign, Peter and Bec finally discuss RELIGION. Who is God? Why? And How? Upsetting church-related anecdotes, sordid youth group tales and all the big questions you ponder late into the night semi-answered. Plus: Hotels vs Motels, rude interruptions, the Carlisle/Gunn theory and a lively Endgame of ‘Chris or Cross for Christ’.
In Episode Thirty One, Peter and Bec return with a review of a mid-nineties classic thriller – THE NET! Plus: CoStar, Captain GetUp, chatrooms, lesbian jawlines and a brand new game with a brand new theme song!
In Episode Thirty, a new era of Bring A Plate is born. Or is it? It is. In the first episode back, Peter and Bec plate up just one topic – the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Plus: bad ears, clear urine, broken bodies and not one but TWO Nikkis.
In Episode Twenty Nine, LIVE (actually) from the Tuggeranong Arts Centre in Canberra, Peter and Bec talk about their feud with a famous map, share their Capital memories and reach out to Olivia Newton John's 'missing' ex. Then Buzzfeed's Alice Workman hops on the mic to run through the highlights and lowlights of the same-sex marriage postal survey campaign. In BAP Book Club, it's a Queensland CLASSIC celebrating its 10th anniversary. Plus: suss survey unicorns, Serial season four, sexual awakenings and a very special live reading of Peter's new play.
In Episode Twenty Eight, live and loud from (Love You) BRISBANE, Peter and Bec discuss the first Yes and No ads of the postal survey, a big spoof and the gay couple who say they'll vote against marriage equality. Then, Peter loses his mind about Shania Twain's comeback and berates the listener. And by popular demand the movie review is back with 1998's 'Stepmom'! Plus: abandoned cats, scary clowns, not one but TWO flawless Julia Roberts impressions and details of Bring A Plate's next LIVE SHOW.
In Episode Twenty Seven, live from two unliveable cities, Peter and Bec discuss the celebs who made the 28 Club, the marriage equality postal survey, Twitter’s favourite white supremacists, the former Pussycat Doll who came out as Conservative and return with the most beloved game in BAP history. You asked for it (citation needed) and Bring A Plate is back to prove once and for all that yes, 2017 can get worse.
In Episode Twenty Six, live from a John and Yoko-style bed-in at an over-priced hotel, Peter and Bec talk Sydney - the City of Brides and the City of Bottle Shops That Close at 10pm. They sweat-out the ‘Summer of George’ and discuss LGBT content on Netflix with Zero Chill. Post lamb ad-controversy, Peter plates up some raw, vegan memes from the dankest corners of the vegan web. Then in Movie Club, it’s an Australian classic – 1986’s Crocodile Dundee and why we’re all very proud of Bindi!!! Plus: News, Sport, Nigella’s gorgeous pillow face, Frank Walker, ‘Is It Feminist?’ and much more! Can fish be women?
In Episodé Twenty Five, live from the Cozy Corner Café in St George Queensland, Peter and Bec celebrate a HUGE second anniversary show by swapping stories of falls they’ve had, remembering Mark Latham’s Twitter account (RIP) and getting some serious fitspo from Instagram’s vaginal weight lifter. Then, a much-hyped mystery guest answers YOUR questions in an advice segment that should be called “Really, It’s Come To This?” In Movie Club it’s the 2002 Britney Spears-vehicle (in a vehicle) road trip-sisterhood-rom-com CROSSROADS. Plus: News, Sports, a boulevard of broken ribs, the return policy of jade eggs, midriffs, a Passiona vs Pasito blind taste test and a rousing game of ‘Is It Feminist?’. Thanks for sticking with us these two long years, we love you.
In Episode Twenty Four, live from the 2015 Hillsong Conference at Allphones Arena, Peter and Bec have their first truly religious experience outside a food court, argue the authenticity of Facebook’s rainbow profile overload and audition for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical ‘Fun Home’. Then it’s back-to-back ladiezzzzz with a passionate look at the rise and rise of women’s football in Australia and, in Movie Club, the rise and fall of the Rockford Peaches in 1992’s smash hit dramedy ‘A League Of Their Own’. Plus: News Minute, Sports, mistaken identity, A Place To Call Penis Home, BAP Live cherished mems, Rebecca Shaw does a celebrity impression and the bone-breaking, grave-digging resurrection of Lesbian News.
In Episode Twenty Three, live from The Wheeler Centre for Emerging Writers Festival 2015, Peter and Bec pander to the Melbourne crowd, do a few groundbreaking ‘airport’ bits and talk about the Marriage Equality Bill before Australian Parliament. Then they're joined by RETURN GUEST, writer Brodie Lancaster, as they discuss the evolution of fan culture online by reading fan fiction, scrolling through an aspiring stalker's Instagram posts and recreating a famous Larry Stylinson moment of pure sex. Peter and Bec ditch their regular film review to critique a classic piece of American literature in honour of EWF15. Plus: News, Sports, the Lady from Lush™, Ranger Stacey Massage and a live reading of Peter’s epic poem ‘My Gilmore Year’.
In Episode Twenty Two, live from the Logies red carpet, Peter and Bec take a look at television’s “interview of the year” and its aftermath, before excitedly rambling about the entries in Eurovision 2015. Then it’s all about GetUp’s campaign to highlight the “pink tax” – are you paying too much for your feminine calculator? And who will get a raise at the tampon factory – Peter or Bec? In Movie Club it’s the 1995 buddy cop action comedy ‘Bad Boys’ aka “the worst review we’ve ever done”. Plus: News Minute, Sports, Cosima’s nodes, the worst set dressing of a lesbian sitcom, Miss Dionne minds the gap and lots of humiliating begging for you to come to BRING A PLATE LIVE at The Wheeler Centre on June 1st.
In Episode Twenty One, live from an Anglican Church waiting for our Lord to die and rise again, Peter and Bec talk about preschool for adults, slide into a hot tub with Men Going Their Own Way and are compelled to burp and blink along with Robert Durst in THE JINX. Then it’s Cruz Control all the way with a look at the campaign of Republican Presidential hopeful and the other, OTHER Belushi brother, Senator Ted Cruz. In Movie Club, it’s time for Julia Stiles’ hair to make its triumphant return to Bring A Plate, this time in the 2001 teen hip hop melodrama ‘Save The Last Dance’. Plus: News Minute, Sports, a troubling flu jab story, fleshlights, acid reflux and the debut of an exciting Courtney Barnett impression.