This episode features a voicemail from Luc from Team Earthling animal rights podcast, on metadata and new laws restricting privacy rights in Australia. For more on these issues, check out Scott Ludlam’s page on it, GetUp!’s petition, and listen in to our 71st episode. You can also share our #StopDataRetention memes (including the one pictured above) on Facebook and Twitter.
We also rant about the current government, drawing on a newsletter we got from Liberal MP Steve Irons. We take aim at the government’s new policies towards asylum seekers, encourage people to contact Immigration Minister Scott Morrison about them, as well as promoting the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s campaigns and information on these issues. Politician Andrew Wilkie has started a campaign of his own – he wants to take the current government to the International Criminal Court over their treatment of asylum seekers.
We close the episode with a discussion on animal rights. This includes talking about some of the problems with eggs (including “humane” eggs), replacing eggs in cooking etc, and recipes for vegan corn fritters and omelettes. There’s also discussion on The Melbourne Cup horse race, a cartoon pointing out the similarities between the horse racing industry and the dairy industry, and Nick’s article linking opposition to the Melbourne Cup to a broader philosophy of animal rights. For more on veganism, check out VeganEasy.org, our Vegan Perth website and our 20th episode.
We also encourage people to listen to Nick’s brother’s covers and let us know if he sounds like Conor Oberst from Bright Eyes or not!
This episode is brought to you by “Nathendo”. You can hear Nathan on episode 8 discussing refugees and episode 26 talking about vegan cats. Thanks a lot to Nathan for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too.
Neil Young ‘Let’s Impeach the President’, Luc from Team Earthling ‘WTF is Metadata?’, George Brandis has no clue about metadata, Mad as Hell ‘Series 4, Episode 8’, Legally Brown ‘Boat people: A message to Tony Abbott from Uncle Sam’, Peep Show ‘Series 4 Episode 1’, Peep Show ‘Series 6 Episode 3’, Colour Me Wednesday ‘(I’m Not Coming to Your) BBQ’.
You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features Luc’s voicemail on metadata, here: WTF is Metadata. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.