Join us for a recording of Stop Everything! from ABC Radio National. Hosts Beverley Wang and Benjamin Law ask international Festival stars about their ‘problematic faves’ – the pop culture icons, books and films they can’t help but love, against their better judgement.

Supported by the University of Sydney.

Daniel Lavery (International)

Daniel Lavery

Daniel Lavery (formerly Daniel Mallory Ortberg) is the 'Dear Prudence' advice columnist at Slate, the Co-Founder of The Toast, and the New York Times bestselling author of Texts From Jane Eyre and The Merry Spinster. Something That May Shock and Discredit You is his latest collection of essays about religion, pop culture and transition.

Benjamin Law (Australian)

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author of The Family Law, Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East and Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101. The Family Law is also an award-winning TV series for SBS which Benjamin created and co-wrote over three seasons. His debut stageplay Torch the Place premiered at Melbourne Theatre Company earlier this year.

Beverley Wang (Australian)

Beverley Wang

Beverley Wang is a journalist, speaker and co-host of ABC RN’s pop culture show, Stop Everything! Beverley’s journalism experience ranges from print and wire service reporting to radio producing, presenting and podcasting. She is a former Executive Producer of RN Drive, and the creator and host of the It’s Not A Race, a popular ABC podcast about race, racism and identity. Originally from Canada, she’s been based in Melbourne since 2009.