Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirus’

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This show features speeches from the Melbourne Blak Lives Matter rally – the recording is thanks to 3CR Community Radio. We also discuss how significantly the Black Lives Matter movement has changed public opinion in the US and beyond, drawing on The New York Times article ‘How Public Opinion Has Moved on Black Lives Matter’ by Nate Cohn and Kevin Quealy.

Another topic covered is Australia’s racist history, which included slavery.

Other podcasts covering this movement:

Clips:

Sesame Street explain Black Lives Matter – we got the audio from Late Night with Seth Meyers, ‘Cornel West Explains the Protests’ – from the Bernie Sanders YT Channel, Speeches from the Melbourne Blak Lives Matter rally – recording from 3CR Community Radio, Jimblah and Ellie May ‘Black Life Matters’.

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Katie is joined by Sarah McGrath from Women for Women France and they discuss increased rates of family violence during the coronavirus lockdown and the different responses to the issue in France compared to Australia.

Other topics covered in the discussion are: the many different forms that family violence takes and the importance of cultural change, as well as services and education focusing on perpetrators.

Katie also briefly mentions the Australian Unions campaign for rebuilding the economy and restoring secure jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, Maisie PetersSmile’.

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With coronavirus restrictions easing across Australia, we argue that the aim should not be to return to normal, but rather to create a different society that addresses the inequalities and hardships that existed well before the pandemic.

We also discuss US politics and make a similar case against going back to normal post-Trump, highlighting the need to tackle ongoing problems with health care, the environment and class inequality.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, Briggs & Tim Minchin ‘HouseFyre (Lockdown Video) #StayHome’, NowThis News ‘Trump Caught On Hot Mic Before Coronavirus Address’.

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Check out this comedy album at blondemedicine.com/aka

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We are joined by one of our favourite comedians Myq Kaplan, who discusses comedy in quarantine, yelling jokes out of the window to strangers, time travel, the politics of comedy and his new album A.K.A.

Also check out Myq’s podcast Broccoli and Ice Cream, watch his special ‘Small, Dork, and Handsome’ on Amazon Prime and check out all of his other stuff on his site myqkaplan.com! You can also hear Myq on our podcast again back on episode 90, plus you can time travel back to episode 165 when we actually remembered what the time travelling inconsistencies were in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’!

Book Recommendation:

Robin Ince ‘I’m a Joke and So Are You’.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, Baba BrinkmanStay Home’.

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