Nanette: Comedy to Make You Weep

On Saturday night I went to see my favourite comedian, Hannah Gadsby, at the Sydney Opera House. I was lucky enough to get a ticket to her last performance of ‘Nanette’; a show which coincided with her announcement of impending retirement from comedy. I have been to many of Hannah’s live shows, but I have to…

Documentary: How To Stay Young

Many of my friends will remember when last year I made everyone sit cross-legged on the ground, and then try to get up without using their hands. One’s ability to perform this task, and to balance while doing so, is a surprisingly accurate indication of longevity. I heard about this experiment while watching a BBC…

Documentary: The Men Who Made Us Fat/Thin

Three years ago I watched a documentary on the ABC called The Men Who Made Us Fat. This three part documentary series, and its cousin, The Men Who Made Us Thin, which played a few weeks later, completely changed how I view my health and body. The series highlighted the ways in which key individuals from within the food sector had shaped consumption habits over…