Essential Awesomeness


I’m writing for the new(ish) Melbourne E-Zine and amazing pod casting outfit The Essential as of today, when my inaugural post, a review of Naomi Punk’s Television Man went up.

The Essential is:

Presenting an Australian perspective on contemporary and classic cinema and music from Australia and around the world, The Essentialis a collective of writers who see cinema and music not as mere entertainment, but as important reflections of global culture and society.

We believe analysis and discussion of pop culture is an art form itself, and we eschew strict editorial guidelines which would result in a bland, homogeneous voice from our writers. The Essential‘s contributors are encouraged to cultivate their own style of creative expression and build a body of work which stands on its own.

The Essential was founded by Ash Beks, Simon Di Berardino and Bradley J. Dixon, who previously hosted the film and music podcastThe Last Podcast Show. This podcast continues its unbroken run of over 150 episodes as part of The Essential.


Go and check out their take on all things film and music and have a listen to the podcasts and check out the features. There is plenty to love and its a great way to get in touch with some interesting new Australian voices doing essential things.