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 is the cofounder of The Toast, served as Slate's Dear Prudence from 2016–2021, and the author of Something That May Shock and Discredit You.

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 an award-winning TV series for SBS that Benjamin created and co-wrote over three seasons. He co-host’s ABC Radio's Stop Everything! with Beverley Wang, and is a weekly columnist for Good Weekend magazine.

Beverley Wang (Australian)

Beverley Wang

Beverley is a Taiwanese-Canadian-Australian journalist, audio producer and broadcaster. On Radio National, she co-hosts Stop Everything! focusing on pop culture, and also presents Life Matters on Fridays, focusing on relationships, money and social dilemmas. She’s also the creator of the podcast It’s Not a Race and a former executive producer of RN Drive.