218 – Luke Pearson

Luke Pearson is a Gamilaroi man who in 2012 founded IndigenousX: a 100% Indigenous owned and operated, independent media, consultancy, and training organisation.

As January 26th approaches, I wanted to ask Luke about what he makes of the Australia Day culture warring, his critique of the #changethedate campaign, our national amnesia when it comes to our history and why we need to #changethenation instead. He explains the nature of the ongoing occupation of this country, what political action might bring about material change for First Nations people and why the idea of changing the national holiday is like a gym membership.

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My 2021 show is called WE ARE ALL IN THIS – it’s on sale now at the Adelaide Fringe

I’m joining the (awesome) line up for Tommy Little’s Big Comedy Show @ the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in March

@LukeLPearson

@IndigenousX

ARTICLE: Why we need to change the date of Australia Day

ARTICLE: Maybe we shouldn’t change the date of Australia Day after all 

ARTICLE: Why I no longer support #changethedate

ARTICLE: Why we need to #ChangeTheNation (by Shiralee Lawson)

ARTICLE: Why I was gutted when Australia applauded the anthem change 

ARTICLE: We are One Nation? 

ARTICLE: Remembering 1938 ‘Day of Mourning’ declaration

ARTICLE: ‘We hereby make protest’ – a history of 1938

Andrew Jakubowicz’s research on “Harmony Day”

CAUSE OF THE WEEK: indigenousx.com.au

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217 – Amy MacMahon

Oh hello. Happy New Year.

Amy MacMahon is the new Greens member for the Queensland state seat of South Brisbane after unseating Labor’s Jackie Trad at the 2020 election.

Amy tells me how her politics were informed by her experiences in Bangladesh and her mum’s stroke of a few years ago. We discuss what running on a socialist platform looks like in Australia today, that stupid “Mean Girls” tweet scandal, what the ALP has become and how the Greens can reach out to the labour movement, as well as the Greens’ priorities for Queensland in the year ahead.

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My 2021 show is called WE ARE ALL IN THIS – it’s on sale now at the Adelaide Fringe

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@amymacsouthbris

amymacmahon.com

greens.org.au/qld

ARTICLE: How a ‘Mean Girls’ Quote Became a Stupid QLD Election Scandal 

Amy’s response to the “Means Girls” quote nonsense

Young Greens’ panel: Should the Greens embrace socialism?

ARTICLE: Thousands sign petition to investigate historic Aboriginal land sale (Deebing Creek) 

Cause of the Week: Mums 4 Refugees (mums4refugees.org)

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The Little Dum Dum Club Did A Live Show And I Did It And It Was Fun

 

After the longest break from live shows in Dum Dum history we are BACK, LIVE in Melbourne to a sold-out crowd with PETER HELLIAR, TOM BALLARD and NICK CAPPER! Tommy’s got a prop to make himself feel more comfortable, Karl’s wearing all of his lockdown purchases, Pete has a new support act, Capper’s eaten a pizza and Tom gets bullied. PLUS given that it’s a live show, there’s shots being done onstage and people in the crowd yelling at us. God, it’s good to be back!

 

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216 – JR Hennessy

It’s the final ep for 2020! Thank heavens etc.

JR Hennessy is a Sydney-based writer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Monthly and The Outline. He’s the current editor for Business Insider Australia and he is smart and funny.

I wanted to take to James about his thoughts on the wonders of 2020 and what (if anything) we can take from it. We discuss it all: people who consider politicians and health experts their friends, winning fights on the computer, “experts”, OnlyFans, “dropshipping”, logging off, whether the Millennial socialism moment is over and finding some hope for the Left in a post-COVID world.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/It’s Over, everyone.

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I’m performing at the Corner Hotel tonight (Tuesday) alongside Dilruk Jayasinha and Lehmo

I’m coming to Brunswick Heads for a bunch of shows with Sam Taunton & Nikki Britton in January

@jrhennessy

JR’s substack

jrhennessy.com

businessinsider.com.au

JR’s writing at The Outline

JR’s writing at The Monthly 

ARTICLE: Who the hell cares what old people think about climate change?

ARTICLE: World will be the same but worse after banal virus says Houellebecq

Cause of the Week: Foodbank (foodbank.org.au)

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215 – Simon Copland

Simon Copland is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the Australian National University (ANU) who is currently studying the online “manosphere” on Reddit. He’s written for the BBC, The Guardian, Fairfax and News Corp. and he co-hosted the Queers podcast with Benjamin Riley.

Here Simon lays out what the “manosphere” is and why it exists. We discuss incel violence, male alienation, Jordan Peterson, the material conditions that leads to this stuff and the challenges of trying to understand it. Scrubbing the internet clean of these ideas clearly isn’t working and neither is joking about killing all men; so what’s the alternative?

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I was on the “What’s Left?” podcast with Aimee Terese & Oliver Bateman

I’m coming to Brunswick Heads for a bunch of shows with Sam Taunton & Nikki Britton in January

@SimonCopland

simoncopland.com

queerspodcast.com

ARTICLE: What are we talking about when we talk about a crisis in masculinity? by Simon Copland

Simon’s review of the politics of Joker

Cause of the Week: MensLine Australia (mensline.org.au)

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214 – Ed Miller

Ed Miller is the Economic Fairness Campaigns Director at the progressive activist group GetUp!.

I wanted to chat to Ed about where GetUp! is at these days; the attacks being made on it by the Murdoch media, its recent wins and failures and its more explicitly anti-capitalist campaigning that I’ve been noticing recently. We discuss the way GetUp! works, why conservatives hate it, the power of its members and why Australian politics’ obsession with “debt and deficits” has limited our political imagination.

We also had a (quick) crack at discussing Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and why it matters.

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I’m performing at Melbourne’s excellent Comedy Republic this Thursday and Friday

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My 100th episode with GetUp! director Paul Oosting from 2017

@EMHMiller

getup.org.au

The People’s Recovery – GetUp!’s policy vision

The Australian editorial: Every dollar you donate to GetUp! is a waste of money

ARTICLE: GetUp!’s MMT push in Australia “fraught with danger”

ARTICLE: Captain GetUp: conservative group’s satirical superhero debuts to ridicule 

A piece from MMT economists on inflation in the FT

A video explainer on the basics of MMT

Luke McGregor explains MMT

Ed’s interview with MMT economist Stephanie Kelton for GetUp!’s Future to Fight For podcast 

Cause of the Week: Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network (seedmob.org.au)

 

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Easey Comedy At Home December 3

WHAT A GIG, PLEASE BOOK HERE 

The long awaited return of Easey Comedy is here!

Streaming to you LIVE from our Collingwood theatre into living rooms across Australia and the Universe. Come get reacquainted with live comedy, catch up with your favourites and discover your new comedy crushes. It’s like a weekly comedy gala in your lounge room!

If you fancy watching in real life you can purchase tickets to be in our limited live audience.

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THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER – LINEUP

Host: Tom Ballard
+ Lano & Woodley
+ Nick Cody
+ Annie Louey
+ Michelle Brasier

Suitable for ages 16+.

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While we do our best to keep lineups as programmed once announced they may be subject to change.