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75 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Mean or Green? QLD election wrap with Joanna Horton
Writer, activist and Greens campaigner Joanna Horton joins us to talk all things Queensland election. We talk ALP, Twitter, class politics, electoralism, the pandemic, fri*ndlyj*rdies, mining royalties and how the Greens pulled off their big South Brisbane win. Btw, check out some of Jo's excellent writing here: https://overland.org.au/author/joanna-horton/
37 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Specky Island: Grand Final Edition
Join Oscar and Freg as they dive into the history of Aussie rules, find opportunities for direct democracy on footy fan sites, and reveal whether your team is upper class or working class.
72 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Striking against Covid-19 with Sukanya Ananth and Angus Middleton
United Workers Union organisers Angus and Sukanya join us to talk about organising workers on the frontlines of Victoria's battle with the pandemic. We talk fighting casualisation, worker self-organisation, the labour movement's relationship with the state and possible openings for new forms of industrial action. Sukanya's Jacobin interview with striking Spotless members here: Melbourne’s Spotless Laundry Workers Went on Strike to Stop COVID-19 Ali Pennington in Jacobin on unions and Covid-19: Australian Unions Can Win the Fight Against COVID-19 — And Against Neoliberalism
66 minutes | Sep 5, 2020
Wrong advice line with Ramon Glazov
Reporting from Melbourne under dictator Dan (jks) - the team do a special lockdown advice episode addressing the quandaries, phantasies and conspiracy theories of Wrong Island listeners. With special guest Ramon Glazov.
54 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Where to for Hong Kong with Promise Li
The Wrong Island crew are joined by Promise Li, a socialist activist from Hong Kong and Los Angeles, a member of Lausan 流傘 Collective and the Democratic Socialists of America, and a former tenant organizer in Los Angeles Chinatown. We talk national security laws, union organising, ethnonationalism and racism, transnational solidarity, Black Lives Matter and tankies.
72 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Cook Shmook with Gary Foley
The wrong island team talk with legendary Aboriginal activist Professor Gary Foley about Black Lives Matter, Black Power, histories of migrant and internationalist solidarity, throwing rotten cabbages at colonial statues and more.
67 minutes | May 9, 2020
Wrongful employment with Alex North
Max, Sian and Freg talk to Alex North, the National Coordinator of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union. We chat about the woeful level of Newstart rates pre-coronavirus, the long history of unemployed workers movements in Australia and prospects for fighting back in this radically transformed situation.
76 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Class war coronanomics with Alison Pennington
Max, Sian and Freg talk with the brilliant lefty economist Alison Pennington and get her critical assessment of the Morrison government's business friendly political-economic response to the Corona crisis. We chat about the responses of the union movement and chart a tentative path forward.
46 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Against Coronanationalism with Shan Windscript
In this episode of wrong island specially recorded for our overseas listeners we look at the Covid-19 crisis from a critical anti-racist perspective. Max and Sian interview Freg and Shan Windscript for a deep dive into China's virus response, Australia's coronanationalism and the long history of capitalism, colonialism and pandemics.
53 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Recorded days ago but almost immediately outdated, we talk bushfires, covid-19, psychoanalysis and conspiracy theories.
55 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
After a long break, the team have finally uncovered the lost wrong island tapes. Although this conversation was recorded last year, pre-bushfires, it turned out to be very prescient. We do a deep dive on Scott Morrison, his Christianity and his ideology.
88 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Max and Freg talk Amazon fires, brocialist trolls and fake anti-imperialism. We hit the road and do a whole bunch of vox pops with climate strikers and interrogate the role of unions in the climate movement.
52 minutes | Oct 5, 2019
Wrong enemy with Shan Windscript
We chat with Shan Windscript about Gladys Liu, anti-Chinese racism, the Hong Kong protests and Australian nationalism.
71 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
What's the deal? With Anna Sturman and Tash Heenan
Max, Sian and Freg talk green new deal in Australia with special guests Anna Sturman and Tash Heenan. Also featuring dogs of Melbourne - Mindy and Jordan Beagleson.
54 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
Max, Sian and Freg discuss the recent Australian election - is it all dire or is there some hope to be salvaged from the wreckage?
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