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Nick is joined by Lottie to discuss political and social issues around lockdowns, as well as some media recommendations. We have some political discussions around vaccinations, civil liberties, health and business. We also touch on some social aspects of the lockdowns including single bubbles, intimate partners and dating.

Lottie’s recommendations:

TV shows: Miracle Workers (Stan), Lupin (Netflix).

Books: The Broken Earth Trilogy by NK Jemison, A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.

Nick’s recommendations:

Movie: They Came Together (Google Play/Apple TV).

TV shows: Upstart Crow (Stan) and particularly the Upstart Crow Christmas Special 2020 (Prime Video), I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix) – series 2 now out! You can join our Twitter thread discussing our favourite I Think You Should Leave sketches 🙂

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Clips:

Songbird movie; Bo Burnham ‘Looks Who’s Inside Again’ – from ‘Inside’ (Netflix); Songbird movie; Ghost Tour sketch from ‘I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson’ (Netflix) – Season 2, Episode 1; Weezer ‘Aloo Gobi’; The Office US – Season 4 Episode 18; The Lonely Island (feat. Adam Levine) ‘I’m So Humble’; Babysitter sketch from I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix) – Season 1 Episode 5.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.

Tharunicaa and Kopika Murugappan, from “the Biloela family”. Photo from change.org

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We discuss the Biloela family, including Tharunicaa and Kopika picture above, who came to Australia from Sri Lanka due to the persecution of the Tamil people. We also discuss refugee law, as well as the state of the refugee issue and refugee rights activism in Australia.

We finish the episode by promoting the upcoming Rally for Refugee Rights: Permanent Visas not Discrimination. This rally is on the 25th of July around Australia. Here is the Facebook page for the Melbourne event – for those outside of Melbourne, look online to find a rally near you!

Poster for the rally mentioned above.

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Clips:

Blue King Brown and DiafrixStreets are Getting Hot’ – from the Key of Sea project, The Feed SBSAre we the opposition’, Combat WombatAsylum’.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.

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We look into state overreach in the arrest of the producer for Youtuber Friendlyjordies by the police’s fixated persons unit.

We also discuss language that we associate with the Right of politics, like cuck and simp, being used by some on the Left (or at least not on the Right), drawing on the example of former Labor leader Bill Shorten calling Prime Minister Scott Morrison a simp.

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Clips:

Idles ‘I’m Scum’, Bo BurnhamAll Eyes on Me’.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.

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Nick is joined by Nic from Pynk Spots for a DEEP dive into Bo Burnham’s musical comedy and what “content creators” (which is just about everyone in the age of social media!) can learn from his work. We mainly discuss his latest Netflix special ‘Inside’ but also touch on his previous specials ‘Make Happy’ and ‘What?’ – both of these are also available on Netflix.

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Clips:

The music is all from Bo Burnham! It includes: Content from ‘Inside’, Can’t Handle This (Kanye Rant) from ‘Make Happy’, Comedy from ‘Inside’, Don’t Wanna Know from ‘Inside’ and Art is Dead from ‘What?’.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.