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 Virginia Trioli about the complex quandaries that both hurt and heal our hearts.


1 hour

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Session Artists

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

Two-time Walkley Award-winner, Virginia Trioli is one of Australia’s best-known journalists, with a formidable reputation as a television anchor, radio presenter, writer and commentator. She is much sought-after as a speaker and MC, and combines a rigorous interviewing style with a wicked sense of humor.

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