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29 minutes | Jul 11, 2022
Is clubbing dead?
More than 100 clubs have closed down around Australia in the last couple of years. With lockdowns and lockouts, health kicks and Tinder, people have been hitting clubs way less, particularly in Sydney. So is clubbing a thing of the past? Plus, have you seen the historic photos of protesters taking over the Sri Lankan Presidential Palace? It's a massive moment for the country. We talk to former Hack host Avani Dias about what's going on, and what's led to this. And, Monekypox is not going away. The number of cases is slowly rising in Australia, and it's got some experts pretty worried. Live guest: Mick Gibb, The Night Time Industries Association Avani Dias, ABC South Asia correspondent Dr Brad McKay
30 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
The Shakeup: Wimbledon period stress, bye-bye Boris, and Euro vacay jealousy
It's the Shakeup! This week we're chatting about… Female tennis players wanting a change to Wimbledon's all-white dress code, especially when they're menstruating, Boris making a brexit from politics (soon-ish), and switching off the socials when everyone but you (and us!) are holidaying in sunny Europe. Yeah, we're so happy for them... Join Joanna Lauder with comedian Rhys Nicholson and journalist Matilda Boseley.
29 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
South Australia finally decriminalises abortion
There's been a lot of talk about abortion laws in the US recently. But we've actually had some pretty major changes here in Australia. South Australia has become the last jurisdiction to decriminalise abortion, meaning it will finally be more accessible, and people with unwanted pregnancies won't have to fit through tricky legal loopholes. Plus, just this week we've seen the impact of climate change on our country – floods taking over towns that have already been flooded two or three times. Ages ago, the Abbott Government scrapped modelling that would assess the future impact of climate change on our economy. But now, Labor's bringing it back. So how bad will the news be? And, federal politics has been behind the times when it comes to reflecting the community. But that's about to change. It's going to be more diverse than ever and includes the biggest group of First Nations MPs Canberra has ever seen. Allow us to introduce you to some of them. Live guests: Daile Kelleher, Children By Choice Polly Hemming, The Australia Institute
30 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
And you thought things were expensive before...
Thirty bucks for watermelon, $12 for lettuce, this is food insecurity at play. But your rent might be going up too. And somehow rental vacancies are going down as well. We have a big cost of living theme on the show today. We're digging into why food is getting so pricey, why it could get even worse, and where it’s particularly bad. Then we're going to look into some new rental data that shows there are almost no options for some renters. Plus, are we about to get COVID again? Because we're being warned by some experts that it's about to get bad (again). And we're really not ready, tbh. Live guests; Dr Rebecca Lindeberg, Deakin University Dr Nicola Powell, Chief of Research, Domain Fiona Vesper, Indigenous artist Dr Nick Coatsworth, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for COVID-19 response
29 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
Big changes to unemployment payments
It's big, it's dramatic and it's points-based. Major changes have been introduced to Centrelink and some people think they're too confusing. Five points for this, ten points for that, but what if you make a mistake and suddenly lose your payments? And, a program called Emma's Project empowers kids with the language to articulate sexual assault if it's something they experience. Live guests: Tony Burke, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Nunami Sculthorpe-Green, Blak Led Tours Tasmania Joe Tucci, chief executive, Australian Childhood Foundation
28 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
Would you change your diet to live an extra 20 years?
How committed would you be to living longer? Would you change your diet to get another 20 years? Some findings published in the journal Cell detail that a specific balance of whole foods, fasting, staying within a specific BMI, and limiting meat intake can combine for a much longer life. But can you really BF? And, it's NAIDOC week! We'll be profiling a whole bunch of incredible people. Today, that's artist Dylan Mooney who illustrates First Nations' identity and queer love. Plus, cultural fishing has been passed down through generations of First Nations people, yet some on the NSW south coast are being harassed by fisheries. Also, Sydney is being pounded by rain and many of the suburbs you've heard of being flooded before are under water again. Live guests: Anna Debenham, nutritionist Dylan Mooney, artist Sally Thompson, UWA
30 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
The Shakeup: forgetting names, cultural tattoo discrimination, and millennials outnumbering boomers
It's the Shakeup! This week we're talking... Justin Trudeau forgetting PM Anthony Albanese's name, cultural tattoo discrimination when it comes to nightclub dress codes, and the millennials now outnumbering boomers, so get ready for more Harry Potter references and chat about 'adulting'. Join Dave Marchese with musician Raph Dixon and journalist Isa Staskovski.
29 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Conversion therapy is still happening
Conversion practices that try to 'pray the gay away' are still happening in some parts of Australia, and they're extremely harmful. Some states like Queensland, have banned conversion practices, but some activists think the Federal Government should step in. And, a lot of clubs have dress codes that ban face and neck tattoos, but what about when those tattoos have cultural significance and importance? One woman says she was denied entry into a Brisbane nightclub because of her face tattoos which have deep historical and cultural meaning. Plus, what do you think of the idea of alcohol-free wine? Would it make Dry July a little easier? Because South Australia – a big wine region – is pumping it out. Live guests: Victor Madrigal Borloz, United Nation Stephen Blanks, NSW Council for Civil Liberties
29 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
A win for the gig economy
They're the MVPs of our time – Uber drivers kept us fed during lockdowns and COVID outbreaks, even when we didn't know if a vaccine was possible. The job comes with huge safety risks (particularly for those on bikes) and instability. But it's looking like they're going to get a minimum wage and, oh, idk, like some basic job security. But does it mean the price of your Uber order is about to go up? And, we sometimes think volunteering is for Boomers and retirees with heaps of time on their hands, but we speak with three young people who found a way to fit it in, and say it's had a massive positive impact on them. Plus, save the bees! There's a deadly virus on the loose and they've gone into lockdown (sounds familiar) but will they be okay? Live guests: Michael Kaine, Transport Workers Union Mark Pearce, Volunteers Australia Cormac Farrell, beekeeper at Australian Parliament House
26 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
Stranded in the regions
Imagine calling a ride to get home, but it never comes, and you realise you're stranded. That's what it's like for many people living with disability in the regions – sometimes they order a lift and are left waiting for literal hours in the cold. And it doesn't just make having a social life hard, but even just maintaining a job. Plus, happy nerd christmas! The results from Australia's biggest ever quiz – sorry, survey – are in, and there are some interesting findings, (yes, we promise) including Millennials overtaking Boomers in the numbers game. But there were also some big questions that never made the survey. Live guests: Jordan Steel-John, WA Greens senator Simon Kuestenmacher, demographer
30 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
Roe v Wade falls
Many young Americans now have fewer rights than their mothers did at their age, due to the overturning of Roe v Wade. Access to abortion is no longer a guaranteed right in America, and states will be able to decide whether abortion is legal and accessible in their jurisdiction. This could dramatically shift the face of America. And, for the first time in Australia we now have data on the gender pay gap that is broken down by age - and it's pretty grim. There is no age bracket where women don't earn less than men. Live guests: Dina Zirlott, US abortion advocate Bonney Corbin, Marie Stopes Australia Karen Gately, HR expert
29 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
The Shakeup: age limits for politicians, our obsession with big things, and, who's ashamed of the Aussie flag?
It's the Shakeup! And this week we're talking… Whether there should be an age limit for politicians, our obsession with really big (and s**t) things, and this week's debate around the Australian flag following that move by Greens leader Adam Bandt to remove it from his press conference. Join Hack's Dave Marchese with journalists Elfy Scott and Perry Duffin.
29 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
How old is too old in politics?
Should there be an age limit in politics? An American wannabe pollie reckons people should get kicked out at 72. It's a pretty controversial idea, so naturally, we sent reporter Claudia Long out to pound the hallways of Parliament House and asked political journos what they think the expiry date should be. Plus, have you been having super intense dreams or insomnia since the pandemic? It's not in your imagination. There's research to back it up. And, we mostly hear about mums getting postnatal depression, but dads can get it too. It's just not discussed as much, but some people are trying to change that. Live guests Max Chandler-Mather, Greens MP Dr Melinda Jackson, Monash University Mitch McPherson, Speak Up Stay Chatty
29 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Shedding the glam for a glow down
Gabrielle from Perth was so sick of people on TikTok setting unrealistic beauty standards in their "glow up" videos that she decided to set a new challenge: the glow down. And people really got into it in a big way. Is this a new way to have healthy body image on social media? Or are glam, buff, botoxed bods taking up too much space already. Also, we'll find out why a Logies speech has resulted in a high rape profile trial being delayed and discuss whether new offence laws in Victoria are just enough or go too far. Guests: Claudia Long, Hack's political reporter Stephen Blanks, NSW Council of Civil Liberties Lauren French, sexologist
30 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
This town's rich in mining but kids are still dying
There are only six mental health beds in the Goldfields for a population of 60,000 — and none of them are for minors. The community is begging for a youth mental health ward ASAP to prevent any further loss. Plus, our native ingredients industry is thriving, but without proper regulation, a lot of Indigenous Australians are worried it's woven with cultural insensitivity and exploitation. And, a government report card for the environment does not read well, and we've got work to do. Or, the new government has work to do. Live guests: Dr Skye Kinder Pat Torres, Mayi Harvests Native Foods Kelly O'Shanassy, Australian Conservation Foundation
30 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Why are you calling me?
Picture this: you're minding your own business when your phone starts ringing. Why is someone calling, and why don't they just text? How dare they. In the olden days people would wait by the phone for a call. Now, we shudder at the thought of having to answer a stranger at the end of the line. And it's causing tension in the workplace. So what are we afraid of? And, the spicy cough is striking again, with some people on their second, third, even fourth round of COVID in a couple of months since their last infection. Some experts thought immunity would last longer, but then Omicron happened. Plus, a big call was made about trans athletes who compete in swimming, and activists say it's transphobic. Live guests Dr Kirsty Short, University of Queensland Karen Gately, HR expert Sally Goldner, trans activist
29 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
The Shakeup: emotional AI, chill uniforms and Lizzo's new lyrics
It's the shakeup! We're talking... Lizzo rapidly updating her lyrics after coming under fire, artificial intelligence catching the feels, and a new Australian airline doesn't care about its staff showing tatts, wearing sneakers and not following gendered uniforms. Join Dave Marchese with Joy Ride and Eliza Barr.
29 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Fertility freak out
Egg freezing has mostly been associated with women in their 30s and 40s, but a bunch of Hack listeners told us they're keen to get it done in their 20s. Celebrity mum Kris Jenner suggested to Kendall recently that she should freeze her eggs – she's 26 – and Mary from Selling Sunset is telling women to do it while they're young to avoid future fertility issues. The fertility freak out is real. Plus, we're being told to limit our power use, or risk accidentally sending the whole east coast into a blackout. So wtf is going on? Live guests: Johanna Bowyer, Lead Research Analyst, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Dr Michelle Peate, Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne Dr Molly Johnston, Monash Bioethics Centre
29 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
More money for low-paid workers
Minimum wage got a small bump today and will make life a little more affordable for people on the lowest salaries. But there are some Ts&Cs which mean it won't exactly break even for everyone when it comes to inflation and cost of living. Plus, drink driving can lead to some pretty intense trauma, not only for the victim and their family, but also the perpetrators. Experts say we need to seriously consider why it’s men who take these massive risks on the road (and off), especially when the risks are an expression of masculinity. And, smile, you're on camera! Facial recognition is being used in shops and supermarkets more frequently, and it's dictating the types of ads you're seeing. Live guests: Tony Burke, Minister for Workplace Relations Dr Michael Flood, Associate Professor in Sociology Amy Pereira, CHOICE
30 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
The Shakeup: Editing texts, controlled cursing, and do you really need to pull on that puffer jacket?
It's the Shakeup and we're talking… Un-sending and editing texts, the benefits of moderate swearing, and our desperation to bust out the puffer jacket, even though internationals think we're taking the piss with these temps. Join Hack's Dave Marchese with Mamamia's Em Gillespie and model Christian Wilkins.
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