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Pressing Questions With Linda Marigliano

We accost Triple J royalty and rising podcast host Linda Marigliano with a medley of life’s most pressing questions.

If you haven't heard her name, you've definitely heard her voice. Linda Marigliano was a fixture of Triple J for so long her voice became synonymous with the radio station itself, but that all changed when she left the show in 2019.

Earlier this year (and a whole pandemic later), the TV and radio host gifted us with her podcast 'Tough Love' where she helpfully shares insight into life's toughest love lessons as she navigates the challenges women face together but experience alone: from long-distance relationships to freezing your eggs.

Here, Linda weighs in on MTV Australia's Pressing Questions, where we do away with robotic conversational frames and get to know our favourite people beyond the PR.

What is the meaning of life?

Inspiring art, delicious food and having my hair stroked as I fall asleep.

Something COVID taught you.

Patience and the deepest sense of self.

Last movie you watched?

Framing Britney Spears.

Best advice you've received?

Everything can wait.

Someone you admire?

My big brother Sam. He's all the things I'm not: he's calmly charismatic, an amazing dad and sensible but never boring. He's the one I call on for epic life advice when I need a straight shooter to sort me out.

How do you feel about your hair?

I always feel like my fringe is a little too short so I look like a page boy or a little too long, so it gets in my eyes. My hairdresser Dad says it could be shinier!

One person or thing you think is underrated?

Persimmons! People think they are a dull tomato-looking fruit. But you can have them fresh in savoury dishes, you can have them sweet, you can have them in desserts, or you can have them dried. They're brilliant.

Would you rather travel 100 years to the past or the future?

It would have to be to the past. I will live out my sensual bob fantasies and dance through the roaring '20s!

Nature or nurture?

Nature.

What do you doubt most?

Myself. I suck most of the time.

Daily ritual you couldn't live without?

That's easy. My non-negotiable is stretching. Flexibility is longevity. In high school, I learned that getting your joints to go through their full range of motion is the key to a long life.

How are you at 8am (are you a morning person?)

I'm not a natural morning person. At 8am, I am having a delicious coffee and FaceTiming my boyfriend who lives in the US.

Something you're passionate about?

Finding sounds that I love – for example, clinking two heavy-bottomed Japanese hi-ball glasses together. The sound of a spoon eating out of a metal bowl. The squelch of scooping ice cream from a tub.

Tell us about your music taste in a sentence.

My music of choice is an equal balance of elegant ambient, hip-hop, and the most mindless alienating techno.

Linda is currently partnering with Smirnoff Seltzer. You can catch her brand new podcast, 'Tough Love', on Spotify or Apple.

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