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Hiveminded Episode 003

Hiveminded Episode 003

It’s episode 3—in which we learn that Guan seems to be reading the “best book ever” every week, Bec seems to be only consuming things that are about historical events, and although Karen is a wordsmith, she’s not really a lyrics person.


1:23: Tam Lin by Pamela Dean.

Retrospective on Tam Lin on Tor (some spoilers).

3:43: Class (Doctor Who spinoff).

10:12: Fairy Tale series edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow.

10:40: The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess.


13:43: The Crown.

I’m enjoying the Fug Girls’ recaps: it’s kind of the commentary I imagine I would have if I was watching the show with a friend.

15:25: Victoria: The woman who made the modern world by Julia Baird.

15:33: Queen Elizabeth: A Portrait of the Queen Mother by Penelope Mortimer.

16:06: The Young Victoria.

16:33: The Queen.

17:06: The King’s Speech.

17:21: A Royal Night Out.

17:29: I’m Not There

18:39: I didn’t really “just remember”, I looked it up 😛 (see link above).


19:13: Sia’s website.

21:15: “Breathe Me”, which was used for the finale of Six Feet Under.

24:24: Pitch Perfect 2.

Jessie J: “Flashlight” (3:52 min).

25:28: Music video to “Chandelier” with Maddie Ziegler (3:51 min).

26:14: Sia performs “Chandelier” on The Ellen Show with Maddie Ziegler dancing (4:35 min).

Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and Sia (10:58 min).

27:56: Spotify playlist of Karen’s favourite Sia songs (err… there are 38 and they’re in rough chronological order).

What we’re working on

28:55: Story Genius by Lisa Cron.

29:27: Gathered podcast, companion to

32:05: The Everyday Gratitude Diary.

34:51: Comic Street: Saturday 3 December, 12-6pm, Queen Street Mall stage, Brisbane CBD.

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Hiveminded Episode 002

Apologies for the weird sound issues—occasional echoes, Bec sounding like she’s speaking through a pillow, and other things. We’ll get it right one day!

In this episode, Guan talks about Lillian Beckwith’s Hebridean Tales, Bec gushes about Hamilton, and Karen reflects on the many things she saw at the GRAPHIC festival in Sydney. In the mix, we also chat about the value of art, what constitutes an interesting story and what we’re working on at the moment.

Here are links to things we mentioned:


1:27: The Hills is Lonely—Lillian Beckwith’s Hebridean Tales.

4:49: John OliverLast Week Tonight: Some videos may or may not play depending on where in the world you are (grrr), but you can often find unofficial YouTube clips that others have uploaded.

5:40: A Prairie Home CompanionGarrison Keillor.

7:17: Rosehaven.


11:05: NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month.

11:44: Hamilton on Broadway.

13:13: Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter.

13:20: Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.

13:38: Lin-Manuel Miranda at the White House Poetry Jam.

15:31: Hamilton: The Revolution, aka the Hamiltome.

15:58: Hamilton’s America—stream at PBS until November 18 2016.

16:27: Hamilton soundtrack and mixtape details.

17:28: Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins.

18:28: Pop Culture Happy Hour Hamilton episode.

19:13: One of Guan’s fave podcasts, The Memory Palace.


20:15: GRAPHIC Festival homepage.

20:50: Neil Gaiman.

The Truth is in a Cave in the Black Mountains (illustrated by Eddie Campbell).

21:25: Matt Groening’s Wikipedia page.

21:39: Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories TV series.

Most of the short films in Likely Stories were adapted from his short story collection Smoke and Mirrors.

(KB: Forgot to mention this: Neil Gaiman appeared in an episode of The Simpsons in season 23: “The Book Job”.)

21:43: Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously.

21:58: KB: I was wrong: Neil Gaiman’s newest book (due out in February) is called Norse Mythology.

22:50: Bill Plympton’s website. (KB: I forgot to mention that he did a couch gag for The Simpsons, which you can view here [1:26 min].)

23:10: Brandon Graham’s website.

23:34: The Wicked and the Divine comic series by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. (#17 was done by Brandon Graham, who blogged about the experience and put up some behind-the-scenes process stuff on his blog. Warning: adult content and language.)

Australian comic creators:

24:47: THX 1138.

25:56: Book Create Australia: A site that raises awareness of the government’s plans to introduce parallel importation. (While we’re on the subject, please consider signing the petition against this move.)

26:05: Break down of the current round of Australia Council funding.

26:15: A Sydney Morning Herald article about the proposed changes the government wants to make to degrees in creative fields.

28:28: The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World (Lewis Hyde).

What we’re working on

31:22: Guan’s working on another podcast as part of Gathered, about compassion and creativity!

33:13: Everyday Gratitude: website and Facebook page.

33:41: Kathleen Jennings’s blog.

35:07: Anthony Calvert: “The Light”: Pat Herbert, founder of the Hurdy Gurdy Museum, recalls the first time he heard radio (5:21 min).

35:43: Creators for Creators grant.

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Hiveminded Episode 001

It’s our very first episode—recorded in the Inner West of Sydney, a closet in the Inner West of Sydney, and in the outer northwest of Launceston. Yep, we are separated by geography, but technology is a wonderful thing. Apologies for any audio oddities; this was our first run at recording in different locations and splicing it all together. We shall improve!

In case it’s not immediately apparent, the structure of the podcast is for each of us to introduce one topic and then we all chat about it for around 10 minutes, making the podcast roughly half an hour. We’re aiming to post a new episode every second Wednesday.

We hope you enjoy it!

So here are the show notes:

1:03: Guan talks about microcommunities and social networks.

1:52: Uncommon: The internet’s front porch. Gathered: A digital co-working space for compassionate creatives.

9:35: “What Will Break People’s Addictions to Their Phones?”: an article about social media and the processes driving monetization (and the person trying to stand in the way of it).

10:20: Bec talks about revisiting beloved shows, books and films to see whether they stand the test of time. She has recently been rewatching the ABC TV series Seachange.

Seachange official site: good for nostalgia’s sake, or for those too young to remember what websites looked like in the late 90s.

And because who doesn’t love a good ‘where are they now’: “The stars of Seachange—where are they now?”

15:37: A Little Princess (the movie).

17:15: Fritz Leiber’s Lankhmar books.

19:40: Karen has been reading Brené Brown’s books. The ones she has been reading are: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and she’s currently in the middle of I Thought it Was Just Me (But it Isn’t).

20:20: Brené Brown’s TEDxHouston talk on “The power of vulnerability” (20:19 min).

21:15: Related to the depression and worthiness stuff, Brown talks about worthiness and feeling “enough” in more detail in this podcast interview with Koren Motekaitis (58:30 min).

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