Ms Sundays



Three friends meet every Sunday to discuss the big (sometimes very big) and the little (sometimes very little) things of life.


  • Episode 27 - Toilet paper

    14/10/2016 Duration: 35min

    We're all in the same room again, thinking about the deep questions of life, such as what you'd do differently if you knew you were going to die in a year, and which direction the end of the toilet paper should face.

  • Episode 26 - Existential crisis

    24/08/2016 Duration: 26min

    Sonia and Annelise talk about religion and truth and existential crises (but they accidentally call it an "existentialist crisis" which is embarrassing).

  • Episode 25 - Purity Culture

    26/06/2016 Duration: 56min

    Tonight Sonia, Sarah and Annelise talk about purity culture, which encompasses a lot of ideas about sexuality and gender, but is used by us as an easy way to refer to the teaching of no sex before marriage, modesty (for women), and porn-watching (for men).

  • Episode 24 - The Ethics of Travel

    03/05/2016 Duration: 31min

    We have an introduction now, thanks to the talented Sonia! And Sarah's heading to Amsterdam, so tonight we talk about the ethics of travel: What are the impacts of travel on the environment, and the places we visit? Is is okay to travel?

  • Episode 23 - Having it all

    02/04/2016 Duration: 43min

    Tonight we talk about the phrase "having it all" - what does it mean, why does it annoy Annelise so much, what can change so that young men and women have realistic expectations about their futures, and whether any of us feel like we currently "have it all."

  • Episode 22 - Magic Erasers and iview

    20/03/2016 Duration: 38min

    Sonia and Annelise chat about cleaning products, TV and podcasts, perfectly timing their conversation to end a millisecond before the recorder's battery ran out.

  • Episode 21 - We're baaaaaaack!

    29/01/2016 Duration: 42min

    Tonight we chatted about snooping in other peoples' bathrooms, standing ovations, the latest Star Wars film, Jon Ronson's book So You've Been Publicly Shamed, and how to use social media well.

  • Addendum - Faith

    25/11/2015 Duration: 23min

    We started recording our conversation on the way to the airport. Annelise wonders if she doesn't actually have faith, an overtired Sonia keeps laughing her head off, and Sarah discovers she's made a terrible mistake...

  • Episode 20 - The Airport

    23/11/2015 Duration: 32min

    Our first podcast featuring all of us in the same room! Which in this case happens to be a quietish gate at Sydney airport. We talk about whether or not we'd go back to high school if we could, the ethics of buying a pet, whether fish are equal to or less than dogs, and the gorgeous/uncomfortable naivete of children, among (many) other things.

  • Episode 19 - Faith Part 2

    15/11/2015 Duration: 46min

    Tonight we talk about which beliefs we've let go of, and which we still hold onto.

  • Episode 18 - Faith Part 1

    01/11/2015 Duration: 42min

    We're back! This week, as promised, we start speaking about faith - what made the shifting start, and what the journey's looked like over the last 10 or so years.

  • Episode 17 - Affirmative Action

    20/08/2015 Duration: 40min

    Hello! In this week’s episode we discuss affirmative action, Australian politics, gender, race, and the fact that our views are boringly similar on these topics. We also review Trainwreck (the movie), Matilda (the musical), Amy (a documentary about Amy Winehouse), and Bikes vs Cars (a documentary about bikes and cars). Sarah realised post-podcast that Bill Hayden was actually the governor general, and Annelise also realised, upon relistening to the conversation, that she, too, had made a mistake, although she can’t for the life of her remember what it was.

  • Episode 16 - Girly Girls

    04/08/2015 Duration: 31min

    This week it's Sonia and Annelise discussing "girliness" and gender stereotypes, Barbies, The Wiggles (again), Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, and racism (and variations of on all of these themes).

  • Episode 15 - Parental Expectations

    30/07/2015 Duration: 38min

    In this week's episode we discuss parents' expectations for their kids' health and education, from the perspective of a paediatrician (Sarah), a teacher (Sonia), and a possibly-overly-chillaxed parent (Annelise). We also review Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behaviour (now that Sarah's finished it), and despite our misgivings, we agreed post-podcast that we think you should read it.

  • Episode 14 - Binging and Quietness

    07/07/2015 Duration: 34min

    This week we chat about binge-watching/listening and taking time away from noise and entertainment. We also talk about Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver (or "Kingslover," as Sonia calls her), Lexicon by Max Barry, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, This House of Grief by Helen Garner, and the Pixar film Inside Out. Oh, and also Orange is the New Black (but that goes without saying at this point).

  • Episode 13 - Hair and the Dad Bod

    25/06/2015 Duration: 36min

    This week we discuss armpit hair, the hypocrisy surrounding the "dad bod," and the ABC documentary The Killing Season.

  • Episode 12 - ABC

    08/06/2015 Duration: 34min

    This episode was (not) brought to you by the ABC. This week we mention various ABC shows, ranging from The Wiggles to Compass. We also hear Sarah's views on Orange is the New Black, and we talk about The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer.

  • Episode 10 - Cairns and Confidence

    02/06/2015 Duration: 42min

    Sarah and Annelise are on the same side of the Skype call this week, as we chat about self-doubt, and whether it's only women who struggle with the feeling that they don't know what they're talking about...

  • Episode 11 - A Conversation About Conversations

    02/06/2015 Duration: 35min

    This week's topic: conversation (and, despite having the perfect opportunity, Sonia fails to say the word 'dialogue'). We also chat about the Serial and Undisclosed podcasts.

  • Episode 9 - Sarah's Back

    10/05/2015 Duration: 41min

    HURRAH! In this episode we first find out Sarah's perspective on the topics Sonia and Annelise have covered over the last two weeks, then we discuss our feelings about ANZAC and Mothers' Days while sneakily eating sour straps.

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