Festival Program

Highlight Event

Dear Prudence: Live

Sun 8 Sep, 11.30am
RMIT Storey Hall

American online magazine Slate’s hugely popular podcast Dear Prudence sees host, writer Daniel Mallory Ortberg, honestly but compassionately respond to a collection of curly questions about relationships. He has given advice on everything from addiction to consent to ghosting to transitioning and more. In his Australian debut, Ortberg interviews Clementine Ford about the complex quandaries that both hurt and heal our hearts.

Update to previously advertised information: Virginia Trioli no longer appears in this event.


1 hour

Available on Pass


Session Artists

Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, feminist and author of the best-selling books Fight Like A Girl (2016) and Boys Will Be Boys (2018).

Daniel Mallory Ortberg is the co-founder of The Toast and Dear Prudence at Slate.

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