Posts Tagged ‘quiz/panel shows’

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We discuss the phenomenon of people re-evaluating their work, where they live and their lives generally during the pandemic. We also cover the way that class and gender has impacted people’s experiences of the pandemic and lockdowns. The episode finishes with some recommendations for books, movies and podcasts.


Book recommendation: Thirsty: Confessions of a Fame Whore by comedian Joel Creasey, available as an audio book as well.

Movie recommendations: The Prom (Netflix) and Promising Young Woman.

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Dollar SignsTears/Beers/Fears’, Bo BurnhamIntro’ from What?, Stella Donnelly ‘Beware of the Dogs‘.

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You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on (36mins, 32MB).

We give a behind-the-scenes look at the media, discussing our experiences of being in the audience for the taping of two Shaun Micallef shows.

We also cover: why we hate quiz/panel shows, commercial constraints in the media, different forms of media and their impact, emotional labour, animal rights and not just welfare, Stic Man of Dead Prez on Which Side podcast, Pauline Hanson’s motion that “it’s okay to be white”, and Aotearoa (New Zealand) Prime Minister Jacinda Arden speaking at the UN and on Stephen Colbert.

Just in case anyone is interested, the Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation episode we were in the audience for was episode 1 of the 2018 series. But do yourself a favour and check out Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell instead!


Dead PrezPropaganda’, Spice Girls ‘Move Over (Generation Next)’ – I’m not linking to the film clip for this song coz it’s a fucking Pepsi commercial!

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