Posts Tagged ‘Lottie’

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We’re joined by our friend Lottie to break down the Australian federal election, going from major parties to minors to micro-parties to Independents. More specifically, we discuss Labor failing to challenge the Liberal party’s trickle-down economics, positive changes from the Greens regarding an increased focus on addressing cost of living issues and Indigenous representation, how the Teal Independents stack up on climate change and other issues, differences between the socialist parties, the Animal Justice Party and human social justice issues, plus compulsory voting and spanking.

*Since we recorded this episode Nick has done a Facebook post regarding how he’ll be voting.

Lottie has looked into some of the minor and micro-parties and will be voting as follows:

Lower House

Lottie is still working out her top 4 but it will be between: Leah Horsfall – Animal Justice Party, Emma Black – Vic Socialists, Sue Bolton – Socialist Alliance and Sarah Jefford – Greens.

5. Peter Khalil (Labor) 6. Tom Wright (Liberals) 7. Sam Sergi (Australian Federation) 8. Irene Zivkovic (United Australia) 9. Jill Tindal (One Nation).

(Vic Socialists, Socialist Alliance and Greens all agree with numbering 5-9).

Senate

Lottie is still working out her top 4 but it will be between: Animal Justice Party, Victorian Socialists, Socialist Alliance and Greens.

5. Reason 6. Australian Progressives 7. Fusion: Science, Pirate, Secualr, Climate Emergency (?) 8. Australian Democrats (?) 9. Labor 10. Sustainable Australia (?) 11. Legalise Cannabis Australia 12. LNP.

How to votes from Lottie’s top 4 parties:

AJP how to vote: Reason, Greens, Socialist Alliance, Legalise cannabis.

Victorian Socialists how to vote: Socialist Alliance, Greens, Aus Progressives, AJP, Labor.

Socialist Alliance how to vote: Victorian Socialists, Greens, Reason, Animal Justice, Labor.

Greens how to vote: Vic Socialists, AJP, Legalise Cannabis, Reason, Labor.

Websites comparing parties and candidates on climate change and other issues:

  • Vote Climate One. Vote Climate One how to vote: AJP, Australian Democrats, Australian Greens, Australian Progressives, Fusion: Science, Pirate, Secular, Climate Emergency, Reason, Socialist Alliance, Sustainable Australia, Victorian Socialists.
  • Vote Earth Now.
  • They Vote For You.

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Clips:

Johnson Over For Dinner from Peep Show; McConnell by Proper; The Apocalypse from That Mitchell and Webb Look – Season 2 Episode 5; Credit Card Roulette sketch from I Think You Should Leave (season 2) – Netflix; Blackadder season 4; Ludapalooza – Senator Scott Ludlam DJs at Capitol; Aran Mylvaganam on Radical Australia podcast; Power Down Sound effect; Danger, Danger from My Little Pony.

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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’.

We saw this on a back of a car near our place recently.

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Nick is joined by Lottie to discuss Melbourne’s lockdown – what it was like, implications for work and life generally going forward, and our evaluation of how the Andrews government has handled the pandemic.

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Clips:

The Lonely IslandYOLO’, LowkeyGhosts of Grenfell 2’.

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Nick is joined by Lottie who gives some feedback on our last episode, critiquing Noam Chomsky’s take on the US election, as well as accusations of privilege in discussions on voting. We also discuss voter suppression and healthcare.

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Clips:

AkalaMr Fire in the Booth’, That Mitchell and Webb Sound – Series 1Labour vs Conservative’, Frank Turner1933’ – analysis of the song from theedgesusu.co.uk.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’!