Heart Of The Nation



Modern dating: Its a minefield out there!Were Molly and Violet, two single working professionals, attempting to navigate dating from the heart of the nation.Were bringing you the best and worst of dating (mostly the worst) from the Australian bush capital, Canberra.From setting yourself up online, to the inevitable and awkward run-ins with people that youve dated before, to other IRL (in real life) but stranger-than-fiction stories that youll think we made up but we didnt.Join us and occasional guest podcasters as we share our dating (mis)adventures and also discuss some more serious topics, like consent, ethical disclosure requirements, rejecting someone, and being rejected.


  • Let's Talk About Sex... Education

    02/05/2019 Duración: 29min

    No, it's not a typo. In this episode, Molly and Violet take a break from talking about their ex(es) to talk about sex with special friend of the Pod and sexual expert of all things good sex and bad sex, Katrina Marson (and with help from Salt-N-Pepa and great appreciation for the fair use provisions of the Copyright Act 1968). Kat's an ANU graduate, ACT criminal lawyer, Churchill Fellow and she's homegrown right here in the Heart of the Nation. Kat's passion is the reduction and prevention of sexual violence and the increase of positive sexual experiences. Since sexual pleasure is her favourite thing to talk about, and Molly and Violet's favourite thing to do, they sit down over tea to talk about tea (sex). Get ready to ready to clutch your pearls, Prudes and Trudes. This chat does not constitute legal advice. But it's good chat. For assistance in Australia: National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line 1800 737 732 Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 02 6247 2525 Lifeline 13 11 14

  • First Dates: No One Falls in Love Over Brunch

    25/04/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    Having realised that they feel a bit anaemic from spending half a season with their hearts bleeding all over this podcast, Molly and Violet infuse this episode full of everything sunshine, hopes, dreams and first dates. Molly and Violet revisit the old adage 'no one falls in love over brunch', Molly gets super awkward about getting 'fiscal', and Violet casually establishes her preference for casually keeping things casual by dressing casually at casual establishments. In a first for this podcast, Molly let Violet loose on sound production and you'll find yourself in a jazzy gameshow theme-park. Nonsensical primal instincts indicate dates should be 6 foot and up to get on this ride - away we go! With love and hugs to the winner of their 'best first date mood song review', Confidence by Ocean Alley.

  • BrEXit Perspectives: The Musical

    20/04/2019 Duración: 58min

    In this episode, to the tune of some best ever musical numbers, and with great appreciation for the fair use for parody provisions of the Copyright Act 1968, Molly and Violet don't interview Molly's Ex, because just like Britain decided the EU is "not right for them at the moment", Molly's Ex retracted his completely voluntary, entirely unsolicited participation. But the Pod show must go on. So instead they visit some local Yarralumla embassies to ask special guest relationship ambassadors George and Cassie what they thought of Prince Not So Charming and chat about what it's like to sign up with enthusiasm, then leave others to sort out the mess. George's cat Theresa May makes pained noises in the background occasionally. Welcome to a very BrEXit interview.With love and hugs to musicals: Catch Me If You Can, Jersey Boys, Into The Woods, Frozen.

  • An EXit Interview with The Teacher

    11/04/2019 Duración: 01h00s

    In this special investigative episode, Molly potters around the Pod Studio and the awkwardness while asking Violet and The Teacher (aka LKC, aka man who erroneously doesn't like sound effects, aka member of the Spongebob Beige Pants Party who likes to party) the Forbes "essential exit interview questions" about their breakup. Because 'there is so much a man can tell you, so much he can say' - Seal. Also, Violet recommends the book "Attached" by Rachel Heller and Amir Levine - if you've finished reading Game of Thrones.

  • Ghosts of Lovers Past

    20/03/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    Here's hoping you aren't scared of ghosts or zombies. Or clowns. Because in this episode, to the soundtrack of frantic, creepy circus music, Molly and Violet share the times clowns have ghosted them and later come back from the dead. Featuring seven stories, parodic use of copyright material, plus the model texts you could send instead of disappearing - this is an episode not to be missed.

  • The Art of the Dealbreaker

    13/03/2019 Duración: 47min

    In this episode, to the soundtrack of misadventure music, Molly and Violet welcome back special guest Classy Kathleen to talk about the dealbreakers that ended their last relationships, and how long you should keep dating someone once you become aware of red flags.

  • A Tale of Two Breakups

    06/03/2019 Duración: 35min

    In this episode, Molly and Violet compare notes on their two recent breakups. Cue the violins. Figuratively. And literally, in sound production. They also discuss the 'good guy' phenomenon and a subtle modern dating disclaimer that you might find in the fine print of his brochure, if you look carefully.

  • Ethical Disclosure Requirements for Dating

    27/02/2019 Duración: 42min

    In this episode, through the medium of more charming anecdotes about Prince Charmings they’ve dated, Molly and Violet talk about the things that you definitely should tell someone you might date before you meet. Like if you are actually a frog. In sound production, Molly experiments with country music. And both Molly and Violet really struggle to pronounce the word ‘jujitsu’.

  • Fake Names on Tinder: It's Not Us, It's You

    21/02/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    In this episode, Molly and Violet welcome a special guest, their Sister Wife and friend Classy Kathleen, to discuss an epic tale of Fake Names on Tinder. Violet makes three jokes. In sound production (it's crap, sorry), having received feedback from an ex that the sound effects were "too much", Molly and Violet quadrupled them (not sorry).

  • The Modern Dating Dicktionary

    13/02/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    In this niche dicktionary episode, Molly and Violet launch The Pod with the help of special guest, their friend Married Marika. Marika's married. So she doesn't know things about modern dating, like what it means to swipe right or swipe left, or the meaning of terms such as orbiting, zombie-ing, cat-fishing and hat-fishing. Molly and Violet talk her through it and engage in some live-swiping.

  • Trailer

    10/02/2019 Duración: 01min

    Molly and Violet attempt to engage potential listeners with a podcast trailer.