Image from the Juice Media’s Australia Day (Piracy parody) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UytdM-x3cv4

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This episode features journalist, trade unionist and Indigenous rights activist Celeste Liddle discussing Invasion Day. This talk was recorded at the 2017 Invasion Day protest in Melbourne. You can listen to audio of this entire event here. We encourage everyone in Australia to go along to an Invasion Day/Survival Day event in your city this year (details below) – you can find more details about the Melbourne event here.

In our discussion on Invasion Day, we also discuss the radio station Triple J changing the date of their hottest 100. If you’d like to hear more about Invasion Day, you can listen to our 22nd episode.

This episode also features our first vodcast where we promote our new Crowd Funding campaign. Those supporting this campaign can choose the topics we cover on the show in 2018! Please support our campaign here.

We also play the final part of our discussion with designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre, who is a part of the design initiative How Might We Do Good. This section of the discussion covers science, social media, the limitations of “green” capitalism, and individual versus structural solutions to inequality. This discussion is elaborating on points from Mike’s talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’ which we played on episode 196 and also discussed further on episode 197.

Clips:

Local Resident FailureWhere the Bloody Hell Are Ya?’, Aamer RahmanAustralia Day’, Chants from the rally and speech by Celeste Liddle from the Invasion Day 2017 protest in Melbourne, Video for our Crowd Funding campaign: ‘Support our Podcast and choose the topics we cover in 2018!’, Bomb the Music IndustryStand There Until You’re Sober’, Kev CarmodyThou Shalt Not Steal’.

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A slide from Mike’s talk which is discussed on this episode, with the caption explaining the audience’s reaction.

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This episode features designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre who elaborates on some of the themes touched on in his talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’. This talk was played on our last episode, #196.

More specifically, the discussion covers: the reaction to the talk, especially because it featured “the c word”; questioning whether economic growth really make our lives better; slavery and capitalism; the books Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There; Star Wars and the military industrial complex; mental health and capitalism; and Cracked on apocalyptic movies, zombies and vampires.

The final part of our discussion with Mike is played on episode 198.

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Clips:

Local Resident FailureThe Opener’, Bill Hicks ‘Vs the Audience 2’ from the album ‘Flying Saucer Tour Vol 1’, Does economic growth really make our lives better? Anthropologist Jason Hickel says it’s killing us, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality in The Sims 3: Chapter 18.

*Title inspired by a quote from the movie Dodgeball, coz we’re that highbrow!

Michael Palmyre giving his talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’, which is featured on this episode.

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This episode features a talk by designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre: ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’. You can watch this talk here and it is also embedded below.

We’re also joined by Mike for an additional discussion on some background for the talk, the importance of challenging dominant narratives and ideologies, and the all-important Sydney versus Melbourne debate.

This discussion continues on episodes 197 and 198, focusing on reactions to the talk and elaborating on some of the themes covered.

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Clips:

MarthaPrecarious (The Supermarket Song)’, Michael PalmyreAre We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’, Gil-Scot Heron ‘New York is Killing Me’.

Our two new rescued dogs Sophie and Penny, saved from death row – they were going to be killed at the pound in the next day or two.

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On this episode we discuss how people can make a difference and save lives around Christmas time and beyond. Some great organisations to donate to are:

To hear more about the themes discussed on this episode, check out our Buy Nothing Christmas episode (#43), our episode on homelessness featuring the Homeless Persons Union (#160), and our episodes on effective altruism and charity versus change (#142 and #143). Also check out Adam Ruins Giving!

Please support our show by giving us nice reviews on iTunesStitcher and Facebook – thanks 🙂

Clips:

KeshaWoman’, The TutsChristmas is in the Air’.

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As with last episode #193, Nick is joined by author, poet and sexual health nurse Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru” to discuss consensual non-monogamy and the campaign for marriage equality. More specifically, we cover jealousy in non-monogamous and monogamous relationships, how polyamory works, demisexuality, polygamy and queer critiques of the campaign for marriage equality.

For more on polyamory, Kyna recommends:

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Clips:

NOFXI’m a Transvest-lite’, Georgia MaqWhat do you mean?’.

Image from wildgender.com

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On this episode Nick is joined by Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru” to discuss same-sex marriage becoming legal in Australia and the marriage equality campaign. We also cover different forms of consensual non-monogamy, including polyamory and relationship anarchy. This discussion continues on our next episode #194.

Other topics discussed on this episode include: critiques of marriage, alternative commitment ceremonies and pansexuality.

Check out our 190th episode for more on same-sex marriage and the marriage equality campaign.

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Clips:

Petrol GirlsPhallocentric’, Miranda LambertGuilty In Here’, Alex the AstronautNot Worth Hiding’.

Patty Mark with James Aspey and other animal activists.

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This episode features Patty Mark from Animal Liberation Victoria on the 5 Day Fast and Justice Camp happening outside Diamond Valley Pork in Melbourne right now.

There’s also a talk from veterinarian Dr Sy Woon from Sentient on ‘Speciesism – and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy – in the Veterinary Industry’. This talk is from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference. See the notes from episode 152 for links to all of the talks from this conference, you can also see episode 179 for the same for the 2017 conference.

Sy Woon.

Also mentioned throughout the episode is: the importance of activist media (check out the radio show Indymedia – whole episodes, individual interviews – for another example of this kind of media), anarchism and animal liberation (for more on this, you can listen to the panel discussion on this topic featuring Nick and others here or on episodes 152 and 153), and the Animal Activists Forum (which we discussed on episodes 187 and 188).

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Clips:

Local Resident FailureThe Funeral’, Patty Mark on the 5 Day Fast and Justice Camp, Dr Sy WoonSpeciesism – and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy – in the Veterinary Industry’, AbolicionSave Me’.