The Plug - January

The Plug - January // January 2024 The Plug - January
We’ve pulled together some of our top recommendations of what to read, listen, watch, and see around Melbourne this January.


Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life

Why the Plug?

In this genre-bending biography of sorts, author Anna Funder follows the invisible life of George Orwell’s wife, Eileen O’Shaughnessy. Her story, brought to life by Orwell’s essays, is revealed to be one of a woman who has been all but erased from Orwell’s success regardless of her vital presence and contribution to his life and career.

Find out more here.



Why the Plug?

Learn the playbooks that built the world’s greatest companies and how you can apply them as a founder, operator or investor. Hosted by tech investors Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal, listeners are taken behind the scenes of some of the world’s most famous companies like Porsche, Costco and Nike.

The episodes are all extensively researched and often run several hours long but provide great insight on how to build enduring businesses. The best episodes to listen to include Uber, Spotify, Nintendo, the NFL, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway.

Listen to Acquired here.


Collingwood Yards

Why the Plug?

What used to be the Collingwood Technical School’s campus has transformed into a thriving hub of artists, arts organisations, retail and hospitality operators.

Collingwood Yards is now the place to be with many of their hospitality tenants featuring in Broadsheet articles and getting coverage in The Age. Indulge in iconic porchetta sandwiches from Stefanino Panino while delving into the record collection at Licorice Pie or find your next summer read at Bookshop by Uro. Follow that up with a drink at Runner Up Rooftop Bar and head back down to Melbourne icon Hope St Radio for dinner.

Find out what's on offer here.


Tour de France: Unchained

Why the Plug?

If you’re a fan of F1 docuseries Drive to Survive, Golf’s Full Swing or the tennis equivalent Break Point, this plug is for you.

Netflix’s Tour de France: Unchained follows the fortunes of teams as they endure the extreme journey that is the Tour de France. With behind-the-scenes peeks into life on the team bus, on the hotel massage table, and thrilling in-race footage from the heart of the peloton, even those who typically don’t enjoy cycling will find this series will have them on the edge of their seat.

Watch Tour de France: Unchained on Netflix.

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