Regulars / Homebodies
Homebodies -
Staying In with Chelsea Sienna
Words by James Lynch
Thursday 10th September, 2020
While our days in lockdown keep ticking by, we’ve been taking a moment to check in on some favourite locals to find out what they’re doing with their time in isolation.

In a simpler time, you’d be able to spot Chelsea Sienna at any number of gigs a week, snapping photos of some of Melbourne and beyond’s best acts, whether that be at a sweaty show upstairs at the Tote or on a huge festival stage. While her photography skills have largely been limited to Instagram for the moment (and maybe TikTok, I don’t really know how that one works), she’s been keeping just as busy as the presenter of The Dark Room, her own late-night slot on Triple R.
Between her 2am - 4am slogs on the airwaves, here’s how Chelsea has been keeping herself occupied in lockdown.

What are you reading?
Currently reading Midnight Sun which is the new Twilight book written from Edward’s perspective. It’s truly terrible but I can’t stop.

What are you watching?
I recently signed up for Disney+ so I could watch Hamilton and now I’m in a massive Simpsons hole and I can’t get out.
What are you listening to?
I’ve been listening to a podcast called ‘No Strong Feelings About Harry Potter’ where my fave silly comedians Tom Walker and Demi Lardner are watching the HP films and providing commentary. They’re going scene by scene and it’s been a wonderful way to revisit the franchise in-depth without having to reread the books. It’s also made me realise just how stupid and flawed the series is.

Anything you’re doing differently?
Presenting/producing radio from home! Recording in my bedroom doesn’t feel like I’m making a real radio show it just feels like I’m making another Spotify playlist and talking to myself. Which is fine but I miss the studio a lot.

What’s something keeping you inspired?
Honestly TikTok has been giving me so many ideas! I’ve been discovering new music, finding new recipes, learning how to propagate my plants and photoshoot ideas. It’s also the best place for memes sorry Twitter.

Best ways to support the community at the moment?
I think everyone should always go out of the way to let people know you appreciate what they’re doing. Message that person and let them know you love that song, podcast, video etc.
Check out Chelsea's photography work over at and tune into The Dark Room at 2am every Thursday night/Friday morning on Triple R (or listen back via the link below).